Singapore Trip 2023 is Affordable in low budget
It’s definitely possible to save money on your Singapore trip. With a notorious reputation of being one of the most expensive cities in Asia, a lot of budget travelers and backpackers tend to avoid the country. By Southeast Asian standards, Singapore is a bit pricier. Yet, this exciting, multinational country has a lot to offer and is just too compelling to be ignored.
The good news is that there are ways on how someone can save money on a Singapore trip and here are some tips to get you started.
Use an EZ-Link Card for the MRT
If you’re traveling to Singapore on a budget, the first thing that you need to do is to get an EZ-Link Card to save on transportation costs. This is especially a good idea for those who plan on staying in the country for several days. This card costs S$12 and this already includes S$7 worth of credit for MRT. When you use the card, the fares are often cheaper as compared to buying MRT tickets at the station. For those who plan on staying for a few days, there’s a Singapore Tourist Pass that comes with unlimited travel to a designated time period.
Eat at Food Halls
There’s nothing wrong with eating at some of the fancy restaurants in Singapore, but if your Singapore trip is on a budget, skip these fancy restaurants and cafes, and instead, head to the hawker street stalls that you can find all over the city. These stalls sell some of the most delectable local food and a delicious meal should only cost you around $4 to $6. The quality of the foods here is even better than those street foods typically found in the streets of Malaysia or Thailand.
Stay at Capsule Hotels
for accommodation, the best option would be to stay at a backpacker’s hotel with dorm style rooms. Unfortunately, not a lot of these hotels have good standards. A much better option is to say at capsule hotels that have been popping up all over the country in the last few years.
Aside from being cheap, these capsule hotels are clean, comfortable and stylish. Also considering a cheap elegant hotel is a fine option too, check our 10 Best Cheap hotels List for 2019
Take Advantage of the Free Attractions
Although most attractions in Singapore come with a price, there are also others that you can visit for free. All over the city, there will be street performances, art displays, and other entertainment that will not cost any money. There are also gardens and parks all over the city that you can explore for free. If you want to visit museums in Singapore, try to schedule your visit during those times where there are special exhibitions happening. Entrances to these museums are expensive, but if there are special exhibitions and performances, the fees are often waived.
Shop at the Right Places
Singapore is blessed with a wide variety of shopping malls and designer shops can be found along Orchard Road. But before you get tempted to shop at these places, consider other options, such as Chinatown and Little India. In fact, these places are also among the most popular sites in Singapore that should be explored. Beautiful temples line the streets of Chinatown and there are also several restaurants, cafes, and shops selling the cheapest merchandise and souvenirs. The best thing about shopping at these places is that you can always bargain the price.
If you really want to shop for designer items in Singapore, schedule your visit during the Great Shopping Sale. At this time, mid-year sales can be found all over the city, selling products as low as 70% off! Also, look for shops offering tax-free shopping. This allows you to get a tax reimbursement of up to 3% if you will spend at least $300.
As you can see, there are so many ways on how you can save money on your Singapore trip. With these tips, you should be able to enjoy the country even with a limited budget!