In 2017, visitors to Singapore totaled 16.4 million, representing a significant growth from the previous year.
The fact is, when it comes to “bucket list” vacations, many people are putting Singapore travel at the top of their list. While this is an exciting and interesting place to visit, many also find the cost prohibitive.
The good news is, by being frugal and using the tips here, you can travel to Singapore, have a great time and avoid going broke!
Ready to plan your budget-friendly excursion to Singapore? Keep reading!
Utilize Hawker Centers
Rather than making a beeline for the most popular, and subsequently most expensive, restaurants in Singapore, opt for a hawker center, instead.
If you aren’t familiar with a hawker center, they are pretty interesting! Here you will find a food center (think U.S. food court) with multiple stalls selling foods from all different cuisines. The best part is, the prices are much more affordable than local restaurants.
While the appearance of the food centers may be simple, you will find some yummy options if you look hard enough. Also, eating here is much easier on your wallet.
Avoid the Big Shopping Malls
This doesn’t mean you can’t shop at all, just avoid the larger malls. There are several other places you can go to purchase the same items, for much less.
Consider visiting *SCAPE Underground for apparel or JCube mall for unique gifts. Also, make sure to pay with a credit card, so you don’t have to carry too much cash around.
If you are trying to find the right credit card to take along on your Singapore travel adventure, let EnjoyCompare help.
Think low-budget Air BNB. Basically, locals offer to put you up for free. You will have to join a couchsurfing organization and do some research, but this can help you save quite a bit of money.
In addition to having someplace to stay (for free), you will also have a local who can make helpful suggestions regarding where you should go.
Take Advantage of Singapore’s Free Attractions
Believe it or not, there are plenty of free attractions in Singapore, beyond the national parks (which you can enjoy at no cost, too).
Some options include amazing views at ION Sky, beach exploration at Sentosa or stroll through native flora and fauna at the Gardens by the Bay.
Singapore is relatively small, which means walking is much easier. While you can opt for a bus or taxi, if you are really trying to save money, then walking is the best option.
Also, by traveling by foot, you will get an up-close-and-personal look at Singapore culture, life and even get a great workout.
Planning Your Singapore Travel on a Budget
As you can see, you can travel to Singapore without spending too much money. Use the tips here, and other travel tips on our website to see other ways to save on all your travels.
You can also check out our blog to find more interesting places to visit.