I quit my job in the Philippines on June 10, 2014. After two weeks of being jobless, I decided to go to Singapore to find a job. I flew to Singapore on the night of July 03, 2014. I was supposed to arrive SG around 12 midnight but my flight from the Philippines was delayed due to thunder storms. I arrived in SG on July 04, 2014 around 2AM. I stayed in Singapore Changi Airport until 6AM then I took the first shuttle to town which cost S$9.00.
I planned to just stay in hostel since it is the cheapest way to stay in the most expensive city. I didn’t book in advance because I was afraid to get stuck at one place. I visited 98SG, WOW hostel and Urban hostel which are all located in Geylang. They all looked horrible. My last option was the Empire Hostel in Moonstone lane. I had to take taxi from Lavender Street because I was already too tired. Luckily, the taxi driver knew where I was going. It cost me about S$6.00.
I arrived in Empire Hostel around 9AM. I immediately liked the surrounding and the hostel. The host did not welcome me in a nice way though but I was just thankful that she let me checked in at 9AM even though the check in time is 2PM. Also, I read some reviews that she just let them wait or was asked to come back at check in time.
After a week that I didn’t get any feedback on my job hunting, I decided to fly to Cambodia. I will write a separate blog about my experience in Singapore and my review on Empire Hostel.