Often said to be one of the most expensive countries to visit in South East Asia, Singapore needn’t cost the earth if you plan well and take into account some useful money saving tips. There are several ways that you can save money in Singapore, leaving you free to do and see more of the things that you love! A modern country, there are also plenty of historical and cultural gems to pique your interest. Clean and efficient, a visit to Singapore can feel like a welcome break if you have spent a long time already in the hustle and bustle of other nearby nations.
Some top tips to help you save money in Singapore include:
Eat Like the Locals
Whilst there are plenty of fancy restaurants to tempt you, there really is no need to blow all your cash on fine dining in Singapore. There are numerous food centres within the different glitzy shopping centres … not only are they really reasonably priced but they also have a tasty selection of local dishes. Street food is big business in Singapore and the numerous hawker stalls will ensure that you never go hungry! For a taste of yesteryear, head to the Singapore Food Trail. There are many kiosks as well as hawker stalls, and it’s a great place to eat in a group – everyone can get just what they want and sit and eat together in e central seating area. Why not order a few different dishes and try a bit of everything for all the delicious flavours of Singapore?
Be Accommodation Smart
You will probably find the best bargains for accommodation in Singapore when you plan ahead and book online in advance. There are several ways that you can secure your bed for the night, but BorntoBunk is a particularly good option – as well as having a terrific range of budget accommodation in a variety of different places you can also book several places all in the same go – giving you more free time without worrying about where you will be sleeping the next night! A perfect choice for travellers, you can arrange your accommodation all across Asia with a few easy clicks.
Be Transport Wise
Although, like many places, there are many taxis to take you out and about around the sights, there really is need to pay top dollar to get around. Fast and efficient public transport runs almost all the way around the main island – the MRT train is a particularly good option. There are also lots of public buses.
Visit Free Attractions
There are lots of free things to do in Singapore as well as the pricier popular options, such as Sentosa Island, a cocktail in Raffles Hotel and a ride on the Singapore Flyer. Some great free things include a stroll around Merlion Park, where you will also see the iconic Singaporean symbol on the waterfront, a wander around the diverse areas of Chinatown, Kampong Glam, and Little India, the supertrees in the Outer Gardens at Bay South, the colourful Hindu Temple, revered main mosque, beautiful St Andrew’s Cathedral, and the serene Buddha Tooth Relic temple. There are also several nice beaches where you can relax and swim without spending a cent.
Save money in Singapore and have a ball!