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Singapore on a Budget – A Hack to enjoy the Lion City on a Budget

Singapore is the perfect destination for every occasion whether its a romantic honeymoon or a fun-filled family vacation and even exciting solo trips. The country is so happening and it is home to various cultures. While Singapore is seen as a very expensive destination, with proper planning and appropriate information, you can explore the country and its heritage with a minimal budget. Here is your guide to explore the marvellous country of Singapore in Budget and enjoy it in every aspect without having to spend much.

Melion Park in Singapore

Accommodation – Cut your Budget by choosing Hostels

Booking the economic and budget hostels is the ideal way to have a budget trip to Singapore. By choosing them in place of posh resorts and hotels, you will save a lot of money in your vacation budget. If you search your way through, you can find various hostels in Singapore which offer comfortable stay and considerable amenities to make a perfect vacation. Singapore hostels mostly have all the facilities like WI-FI, free breakfast, reading room, travel assistance and foreign exchange. The popular ones to consider are the Bunc Hostel, Fisher BnB, Footprints Hostel and Spacepod. Choose the hostels based on your requirements and cost. Choosing hostels in Singapore is not so tedious and you can save on a lot of money too. Here are some of the Budget hotels and hostel that’ll ease your search.

Budget Hotels in Singapore

Hotel Yan: Hotel Yan is placed on an ideal location. It is right next to Little India.

Hotel Kai: Hotel Kai is a lovely spot. You can avail a personal Wi-Fi device which provides 24/7 connection all over Singapore.

Hotel Mono: Hotel Mono is a small boutique hotel located in the centre of the city. There are many deals running all year round. So, always have this option while you plan.

Hostels in Singapore

The Bohemian Chic: The hostel is present in the Chinatown region and offers stylish accommodations.

Dream Lodge: This Lodge is present near to 3 MRT stations making it easy for you to transport between places. It is located in the Lavender region.

The Pod: The Pod offers one of a kind experience where you will have capsules. But be noted that they just feel more like bunk beds than the capsules you might have seen on the internet.

The Quarters Hostel: This is one of the budget travellers’ favourite. The place is cheap and comfortable.

Wink Capsule: Another capsule facility where you can have a comfortable stay on a minimum budget.

Food – Eat at Halls and Stalls

Singapore is one of the amazing destinations where you can try amazing delicacies. The food in Singapore is amazingly diverse and there are many cuisines available to treat your taste buds. You don’t have to pour your money in fancy restaurants in your search for food. If you are travelling to Singapore on a budget, there are food centres and hawker stalls all over the country with various cuisines. With all the tasty appetizers, savoury dishes and luscious desserts, you can eat your hearts out in an economical way.

Chinatown street market in Singapore
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Public Transportation – EZ Link card

One of the important aspects of a vacation is local transport. It is costly in Singapore and y9ou can save yourself a lot of money by buying an EZ Link card. It is nothing but the transportation card of Singapore that you can use to travel in all public transports – LRT, MRT and Buses. The card provides you with slashed travel fares, free rides. One of the significant benefits of the card is and the best part is that you pay only for the exact distance travelled. This Link card is one of the ways by which you can cut the costs spend in Singapore and save your vacation Budget.

MRT in Singapore to travel on a budget

Water – Make use of Tap water

Being a South-eastern country, you can have your insecurity of drinking tap water in Singapore. The truth is that the tap water in the country is pure, potable and of course free. Save your money and environment by not buying bottled water. Don’t forget to have an empty bottle with you at all times and get it filled from time to time. It is one of the hacks by which you can save a lot of money while you are in Singapore. It might look like a tiny thing to do but it will save your cost and help you to explore Singapore on Budget

Drinking water at Changi Airport
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Shopping – Local Street Markets come to the rescue

Shopping in Singapore is one of the best things to do in the country. It is a dream destination for all the shopaholics. If you are one such shopaholic and at the same time have a budget trip, need not worry, you can quench your shopping appetite at the local street markets available all over Singapore. Chinatown Street Market, Bugis Market, So Galem Market and Little India are some of the best places where you can get products at cheap prices. You can get yourself stylish dresses, handbags, accessories, footwear and special souvenirs at reasonable prices.

Chinatown street market in Singapore

Free Things – Explore without spending a penny

The country is deemed to be an expensive destination but the reality is that there many free things to do in Singapore. You can experience the open-air movie gatherings, MacRitchie Treetop Walk, Trekking on Southern Ridges and the kite flying at Marina Barrage without spending any money in Singapore. A visit to the Free Market is not to be missed as you can shop without spending a penny, literally! You can take anything you want at the market at no price. Nevertheless, You can repay the goodwill with your own free commodities to trade. Don’t miss out on the iconic Gardens by the Bay where you can witness the Gardens and Supertree Grove for free.

Gardens by Bay with the lights

Singapore is a wonderful destination to travel and you can experience the essence of the country without having to spend a lot. Now that you have known on how to travel to Singapore on Budget, Start planning on your dream vacation to the Lion City. Check out the various packages to Singapore available at Pickyourtrail. You can even customise your own itinerary according to your budget and likes.

Happy Travelling!

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