325. Mile Zero, Singapore
I’ve been to Singapore many times, but had never realized that the Fullerton Hotel Singapore is known as Mile Zero which is where Singapore starts. Meaning its the point where all distances are measured. This is a typical British thing.
There’s a fascinating gallery inside telling you all about it and its a must see. The building itself used to be the General Post Office and if you look closely some of the staff in the building has “GPO” on the sleeve of their shirts.
When you search Google Maps for Mile Zero, Singapore, of course it pinpoints The Fullerton Singapore. It’s located on Marina Bay on the southern part of the island in the business district.
How To Get Here
The best way is to take the SMRT which is their subway system to the Raffles Station and head towards the Singapore River and locate the The Fullerton Hotel. Once inside, turn left and walk through the restaurant to the Gallery. You can also ask at the Concierge for directions.
The closest commercial airport is the Singapore Changi Airport (SIN), the home of Singapore Airlines, Scoot and SilkAir.
The following airlines has service to Singapore Changi International Airport (SIN):
All Nippon Airlines (NH), Air France (AF), Air Niugini (PX), Air Mauritius (MK), Air India (AI), Air India Express (IX), Air Asia Zest (Z2), Air China (CA), Air New Zealand (NZ), British Airways (BA), Batik Air (ID), Bangkok Airways (PG), Biman Bangladesh Airlines (BS), Cebu Pacific Air (5J), China Eastern Airlines (MU), China Southern Airlines (CZ), Cathay Pacific Airways (CX), Emirates (EK), EVA Airways (BR), Etihad Airways (EY), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Fiji Airways (FJ), Firefly (FY), Finnair (AY), Garuda Indonesia (GA), Indonesia Air Asia (QZ), IndiGo Airlines (6E), Jetstar Asia (3K), Japan Airlines (JL), Jet Airways (9W), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Myanmar Airways International (8M), Korean Airlines (KE), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Lion Air (JT), Oman Air (WY), Philippine Airlines (PR), Qantas (QF), Regent Airways (RX), Royal Brunei Airlines (BI), Scoot (TZ), Saudi Arabian Airlines (SV), Swiss Airlines (LX), Sichuan Airlines (3U), Singapore Airlines (SQ), Shenzhen Airlines (ZH), SriLankan (UL), SilkAir (MI), TOR Air (OD), Tiger Airways (TR), Turkish Airlines (TK), Thai Lion Air (SL), Thai Asia Airways (FD), United Airlines (UA), Uzbekistan Airways (HY), Vietnam Airlines (VN), Vietjet Air (VX) and Xiamen Air (MF).
You can take the following buses from say Malaysia to Singapore, then take a combination of buses or the SMRT to the Mile Zero. You can book directly with some of the bus services below or book online at an online agency called Bus Online Ticket:
If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions to Singapore.
You can take a ferry from nearby Tanjung Belungkor, Malaysia to Changi, Singapore, then take a combination of buses and trains into the city. You may book on Direct Ferries or directly with the Ferry carrier, Limbongan Maju Ferry Services.
There is also a ferry from Pengerang Johor, Malaysia to Changi Point, Singapore Ferry Terminal as well.
Where To Stay
It’s Singapore so there are many places to stay from as little as 7 SGD per night all the way up. Mile Zero is actually located in the Fullerton Singapore Hotel so you may opt to stay there or other properties within the vicinity, such as the Fullerton Bay, The Mandarin Oriental, The Pan Pacific and The Conrad, The Marina Bay Sands.
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat
There is lots to eat in this fair city. There are several restaurants in the Fullerton Hotel as well as around that area. There’s also a Mall right at Raffles City. It’s not difficult to find food in Singapore at all. Plus Boat Quay sits just outside the Fullerton Hotel and there are plenty of restaurants there.
What To Do
Explore the Fullerton and its historical place in the history of Singapore. They do have complimentary Guided Tours that lasts one hour. Just ask at the hotel Concierge for details. The Tour you need is The Fullerton Monument Tour. Of course you can visit the area by yourself, but the tour is better as you will get to learn quite a bit.
One thing you may not realize is that the Singapore waterfront was right at the Fullerton Hotel and along that area. Over the years the sea has been reclaimed for building development.
==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.
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Currency: Singapore Dollar (SGD)
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