Travel Singapore on Budget Guide


Overview of Travel Singapore on budget

Try the following ways to travel Singapore on Budget. Singapore has both modern and traditional places for you to explore. It can be quite expensive if you don't know where to find the bargain.

Cheap Singapore Air Ticket

Look for a budget airline that offers the best deal. Compare the prices before making a decision and remember your objective is to travel Singapore on budget. Be flexible on the departure dates. Usually it is cheaper to fly mid-week. If possible book a one way trip back from Singapore to your country, it may be cheaper this way. The few famous budget airlines that are popular with the locals are Tiger airway, AirAsia and Jetstar Asia.

Another way is to use a online air flight search engine to help you to source flights for you. Below is one of the search engines that I use when I am looking for a flight. You may read my review on some of the popular air flights search engines.


Singapore Budget Accommodation

Stay at YMCA. Located only a short distance from Orchard Road and Scotts Road, within the heart of Singapore's bustling business, shopping and entertainment district of Shenton Way, Marina Square and Chinatown. You can choose either from the The Metropolitan Y or the Metro-Y Dorm, specially cater for backpackers. Book your reservation online.

The Metropolitan Y

Checkers Inn Singapore

Rucksack Inn

You may also go to my other article where I had recommended some budget hotels for you to choose from. Remember your objective is to travel Singapore on budget, so compare the hotel prices and location before making a decision.

Getting Around

Take the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) to travel Singapore on budget. Singapore's MRT network is quite good. It can reach almost any corners of Singapore. The train system are air-condition and convenient. You can take the MRT from Singapore's Changi Airport to Orchard Road or Raffles Place.

Singapore Eating Place 

Eat where usually a Singaporean does. Go to the hawker centres or food court. These places are much cheaper compared to fast food or restaurant. The famous hawker centres are Newton, Maxwell, Hong Lim and Chomp Chomp. Find out what are the local delicates you can find. What a great way to enjoy good food while travel Singapore on budget!




Singapore Sightseeing

There are many Singapore free attractions. Go to these places for your sightseeing. The following are some to consider :

  • Go to top of Mount Faber. It offers a breathtaking view of the southern coastline and northern cityscape. It is one of the best place in Singapore to see sunset
  • Go to Singapore heartland town for a walk. Toa Payoh and Tampines are a few that I would recommend.
  • Visit Singapore NEWater Visitor Centre. It will be a great learning experience to see how NEWater is produce.
  • Go to Singapore largest Shopping Mall, Vivo City to do people watching. Take a slow walk outside Vivo City and looking across Sentosa.
  • Take a double-decker bus to enjoy Singapore scenery. Try taking bus 143, it starts from Toa Payoh Bus Interchange and passes Orchard Road, Chinatown. Enjoy Singapore's scenery in a air-conditioned bus. Why not?
  • Visit our Singapore Botanic Garden. A 52 hectares Botanic wonder with Rubbers trees, National Orchid Garden and Jungle walk. It is free except admission to Orchid Garden is inexpensive.
  • Take a look at Marina Barrage, Singapore latest icon. Situated at the heart of the up and coming Marina South district, this colossal architectural masterpiece is a must-visit. Something you must do - stand atop the green roof to take in the sweeping Singapore city skyline
  • Head to the neighboring island hopping. Go to Pulau Ubin to have a look at what does Singapore look like back in the past.
  • Visit Sri Mariamman Temple, Singapore's oldest Hindu temple located in Chinatown. Look at the beautiful decorated interiors, brightly painted Hindu deities and admired the architecture.
  • Head down to Singapore's Southern Ridges for a 9 kilometre walk through hills of Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park and Kent Ridge Park before ending at West Coast Park.

If the above free attractions do not match your travel Singapore on budget style, below are some other tours you can consider to join. They are not free but some of the passes are offered at almost 40% discounts from the original prices.

Tours Description
See Singapore Attractions Pass Free Entry or special deals at 15 or more top Singapore attractions
Singapore City Pass > 45 per cent savings on what you would spend if you booked individual tours and activities
Traditions of Chinatown Tour Understand the continuation of Chinese tradition in Singapore
Footsteps of Raffles Tour Trace the history of Sir Stamford Raffles – the man who shaped Singapore
The Peranakan Trail Tour Gain an insight into Singaporean traditions as you visit the spice garden and the Asian Civilizations Museum
Singapore Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour Discover all Singapore has to offer with 33 great stops close to places of interest
Singapore Island Tour Visit a range of temples and museums which bring to life the heritage of Singapore
Sentosa Play Pass Enjoy up to 16 of Sentosa Islands top attractions for one low price

Singapore Nightlife

Wander around from Clarke Quay to Boat Quay for nightlife. Buy a few cans of beer from 7-eleven or any convenient stores and go to Raffles Landing Site to consume the drinks.

Singapore Souvenirs

Go to Chinatown or Little India for cheap and good souvenirs. Prices maybe negotiable and be ready to bargain to get a good offer. Another good souvenir is to take more photos. Pictures are cheap and can be kept for a long time. Now I had shown you the different ways to travel Singapore on budget. Hope that this is useful for your planning.


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