Traveling on a budget in Singapore is possible, although Singapore is generally considered an expensive destination. However, with careful planning and smart choices, you can enjoy this vibrant city without breaking the bank. Here are some tips for budget travel in Singapore:
Visit the Gardens by the Bay, an outstanding attraction in Singapore, and take a break from the bustling life of the city. Discover Bay South, Bay East, and Bay Central Gardens and surround yourself in a world of tranquility. Explore the winter gardens in all their glory. See the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest.
Stroll to the newly-opened Sun Pavilion and marvel at the flora and fauna from all over the world that are housed in the gardens. On the way, discover the largest indoor waterfall and hike in the middle of Supertree Grove.
Head up to the 57th floor and enjoy the unhindered panoramic view of Singapore’s skyline. Marvel at vistas over the metropolis while standing high up in the clouds, taking photos and collecting unforgettable memories. See why the Sands SkyPark Observation Deck is a highlight not to be missed in Singapore.
Consider staying in budget hostels, guesthouses, or budget hotels in areas like Little India or Chinatown. Look for deals on hotel booking websites or consider using platforms like Airbnb.
One Farrer Hotel
Encompassing three distinct hotels under one hospitality umbrella, One Farrer Hotel has 249 chic contemporary rooms, studios, apartments, suites and villas. The hotel’s ‘hotels-within-a-hotel’ concept allows us to craft our accommodation and amenities to meet and exceed the expectations of our residents. Thoughtful consideration has been given to creating a ‘total lifestyle environment’ in all our rooms, from the comfort of our beds to generous-sized rain showers, 55-inchsmart televisions and in-room mood lighting.
Use the efficient public transportation system, including buses and the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit), to get around the city. Purchase an EZ-Link card for unlimited rides on public transport during your stay. Walking is a great way to explore the city, as many attractions are close to each other.
Eat at hawker centers and local food stalls, which offer delicious and affordable Singaporean dishes. Try popular dishes like Hainanese chicken rice, char kway teow, and laksa. Avoid dining in upscale restaurants, as they can be expensive.
Singapore: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals
Get a taste of Singapore and enjoy 10 of the best tastings the city offers. This tour will cover all grounds with a combination of savory, sweet, and drinks plus city highlights in between food stops.
Enjoy free attractions like Gardens by the Bay, Merlion Park, Sentosa’s free beaches, and the Southern Ridges walking trail. Explore the vibrant neighborhoods of Chinatown, Little India, and Kampong Glam.
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Consider purchasing a Singapore Tourist Pass for unlimited public transport and discounted admission to some attractions. Check for discounts and combo tickets to popular attractions, such as the Singapore Flyer or the Universal Studios Singapore.
Klook Pass Singapore
This Singapore tourist pass includes general entry to your favourite Singapore’s attractions, including Universal Studios Singapore (available as premium add-on), Gardens by the Bay Singapore, Singapore Cable Car, Skyhelix Sentosa Singapore, Singapore Flyer ticket, Singapore Zoo, Singapore River Cruise, Big Bus Singapore tour, and many more!
Shop at budget-friendly street markets like Bugis Street and Chinatown for souvenirs and affordable clothes. Electronics and gadgets are often cheaper in Singapore, so consider shopping for these items if you need them.
Singapore Cable Car Sky Pass
Celebrate Singapore Cable Car’s 50th Anniversary with Pokémon
From 1 May 2023, visitors to Mount Faber Peak, Harbourfront and Sentosa will catch a glimpse of a rare sight – an eye-catching line of 67 Poké Ball cabins soaring 100 metres above sea level. The exteriors of cable car cabins on the Mount Faber Line will be wrapped in the recognisable red and white colours of Poké Balls. Featuring five different Pokémon designs, each cabin is uniquely decorated to transport you into the world of Pokémon. Perfect for families and Pokémon fans of all ages, this unique and immersive experience is not to be missed!
Take advantage of free or low-cost activities such as hiking in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, visiting local temples, or enjoying a picnic in one of the many parks. Check for free or low-cost cultural performances and events at community centers.
By following these tips and being mindful of your spending, you can enjoy your trip to Singapore without overspending. Keep in mind that while it is possible to visit Singapore on a budget, it’s important to plan and make choices that suit your financial constraints and preferences.
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