Unlike other places in SouthEast Asia, Singapore stands out as being spotlessly clean, beautifully organized and highly developed. Since it is a very expensive place, most budget travelers will be hesitant to make a visit. However, even on a frugal budget, it is possible to savor the beauty of Singapore and have a great time. Here are a few places to visit in Singapore:
Since it is a very expensive place, most budget travelers will be hesitant to make a visit. However, even on a frugal budget, it is possible to savor the beauty of Singapore and have a great time. Here are a few places to visit in Singapore:
Little India and China Town
With plenty of British colonial architecture, numerous mosques, Hindu temples, and other places of worship, Little India and China Town still maintains its traditional charm.
Both places are adjacent to each other and you can use the MRT metro to get there and simply explore the area by foot.
When it comes to food, Singapore serves pretty much everything. Whether you love Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Malay, Thai or even multi-ethnic fusions you can get it here.
If you want to have a taste of the most authentic flavors at very affordable prices, visit the Hawker Centers that are institutionalized versions of the street food markets.
These centers maintain high hygiene standards, so need to be worried about digestive issues.
Singapore Zoo and Night Safari
The Singapore zoo is one of the best in Asia, and is a must-go to place while you are visiting Singapore. You can visit the night safari as well, by buying a combination ticket. A ticket to the zoo costs $35 Singapore Dollars (about $22 USD).
Singapore Cloud Forest
Located in Gardens by the bay, The Cloud Forest is a huge bio-dome that simulates the climate and surroundings of a mountaintop forest at sea level. While you can visit the outdoor Gardens by the Bay free of cost, you will have to pay about $14 USD to enter the Cloud Forest.
The other exciting activities in Singapore include golfing, indoor skiing, gambling, shopping. But these tend to be on the high end, not very compelling for visitors on a budget. Transportation charges in Singapore are very manageable as long as you use the MRT metro, which connects all the major places in the city state.
The biggest expense that you are likely to incur while in Singapore is the accommodation charges. If you are on a tight budget, staying in a hostel would be your best bet. These practical ideas will help you restrict your expenses in a better way so that you can enjoy a great trip.