Touring Singapore On a Budget
Singapore is a travel destination like no other; the experiences of this vibrant city-state are unique in every way. However, this one-of-a-kind experience doesn’t come cheap. Some of the attractions that might have lured you to the marvelous city often end up costing a lot. Luckily, there’s a solution to this. With some insider tips, you’re more than likely able to have a great time in Singapore without running the risk of insolvency. All you have to do is plan beforehand on a couple of key aspects of your visit. This will help you allocate enough funds to each area of your trip and help you save big bucks.
Once you have a laid-out plan on what you’re looking to do, all that’s left is making the most out of them in order to save as much as possible. There are some key aspects that can be optimized in order to make your stay in Singapore a lot more pocket-friendly. Here are some of the ways you can do this.
When you ask any avid traveler what the most expensive part of their trip usually is, the answer is most likely going to be accommodation. Finding a home away from home is usually a tedious task when approached the wrong way. You can leverage the power of the internet and gather as much information as you can on affordable places to stay in the city. However, this may pose other problems such as information overload and end up making the experience a lot worse. Alternatively, you can try a more 21st Century approach such as arranging for an Airbnb which might be cheaper. Another option is using third party booking sites but that won’t give you as much control over your trip.
A great option is to stay in the emerging capsule hotels that are becoming ever so popular in Singapore. Little India is known for its numerous affordable accommodation options by locals throughout Singapore; be sure to check it out and compare the prices.
Another aspect of traveling that eats into anyone’s pockets is transportation. How you commute between the hotel you’re staying at and the sites you’re looking to visit can be quite a costly affair. Fortunately, Singapore has already solved this problem for all its tourists. In comes the EZ-card; Singapore’s solution to tourist transportation within the city. With this miraculous card, tourists get unlimited passes on all public transports for a select period of time. You can choose either to go for the Singapore Tourist Pass, the SG Tourist Pass, or the Singapore Tourist Pass Plus. These are a great substitute for cash since they only require a onetime fee which is in some cases even refundable.
There are is a plethora of things to do in Singapore, some of which are quite cost-efficient and exciting.
You obviously didn’t travel all the way to Singapore just to sit in a hotel and watch television, you can do that back home. Singapore is meant to be explored and uncovered like a puzzle. However, some of these attraction sites you might have gone to see may be quite expensive. Still, there is a myriad of other attractions in Singapore that will cost you little to no money. Most of these attractions are in the form of temples such as the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, and gardens like the Botanic Garden.
There’s no doubt that Singapore has a vibrant nightlife, you can tell by how the city lights up as soon as the sun disappears. If you’re the nocturnal type, you might want to check out the free concerts that are offered in public parks and gardens during the weekends. Also, be sure to take a look at the many bars offering amazing happy hour deals if you fancy a drink.
Within Singapore, there are countless ways to get a good meal at an affordable price. Perhaps the most popular way is at one of the innumerable hawker stalls in any local food center. This is also a great way for you to get a taste of the local cuisines and engage with the locals. Some of the most popular food centers are Chomp Chomp food center, Chinatown Complex, and Maxwell Food Center. The only downside is that you might have to wait in long queues as these hawker stalls are quite popular.
Exploring the amazing world of Singapore doesn’t have to be for the ultra-rich; following these simple guidelines will ensure that you can have just as much fun even though you’re on a budget.