Singapore is one of the most economically advanced countries in Southeast Asia. It’s no wonder that it can be quite expensive to go on a vacation there. However, it doesn’t mean there are no ways to minimise your travel costs while still enjoying the best things this city-state has to offer. Here are some budget-saving tips to help you explore Singapore even on a shoestring budget.
Take the Buses and MRT
One of the best things about Singapore is that the public transportation lines are comprehensive and quite easy to understand. That’s why it’s best to learn how to take the buses and MRT instead of taking a cab which is quite expensive. From the airport, you can buy a Singapore Tourist Pass, which gives you unlimited access to MRT and buses for one, two or three days.
Book Your Accommodation in Advance
Accommodation in Singapore can be pretty expensive if you don’t book in advance and if you don’t know where to find budget-friendly rooms. Bugis is the most popular spot for backpackers and first-timers because it is accessible and proximate to many tourist spots. There are plenty of backpackers’ inns and hostels around the area. You just have to book your room in advance to get the best deal.
Visit Sentosa with a Pass
When in Singapore, you simply can’t miss going to Sentosa Island. This is an island resort with a lot of wonderful attractions that will make your stay more fun, enjoyable and memorable. A good tip is to get a Sentosa Pass so you can save on the entrance fees to the various attractions. You can choose from a Day Fun Pass, Premium Fun Pass, and 2-Day Fun Pass depending on how many attractions you want to visit, explains a tour specialist from Sentosa Online Store. Savings can go as high as 70%, with up to 20 attractions to visit.
Follow these tips so you can enjoy what Singapore has to offer without breaking the bank.