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Monday, July 22, 2013

SINGAPORE TRAVEL TIPS

Singapore - one of the most expensive city in the WORLD. And now, how can you make it cheap? Well, if you really want to enjoy Singapore but your in a tight budget (then don't go) just kidding.  Let me give you some tips on how to spend those Sing Dollars wisely :)



1. Get a MAP - once you arrived Changi Airport, grab a map, they have different maps (for free) just get one of each.  Then read it !!!

2. EZ Link Card - your tour will be a lot easier if you have this card. Pay MRT, bus, Entrance Fees and Food using this card. I think I bought it for about 5 or 7 SGD on my first visit way back 2009. 

3. PLAN your itinerary - you can save not only money but time if you planned your itinerary well according to locations.  

4. NO ENTRANCE FEEs -  If you like shopping or window shopping then I think you will feel the SHOPPING MALL OVERLOAD here but if you would want something like historical, nature or just to chill check out this places here.

5. ACCOMMODATION - hotels in Singapore are quite expensive, check backpackers inns, transient houses or better yet ask your friends if they can accommodate you for maybe a day or two heehhee.. that would be a lot of savings :)

6. HAWKER - if Philippines got "karinderya" this is the Singapore version of it.  And you can get for as low as 2 SGD for a complete set of meal.

7. USD - whenever travelling outside the country, always carry USD notes.  Most of the time the rates tends to increase, and that's good. You'll have a couple more of dollar to spend.

8.  ATTRACTIONS - Entrance Fees for Singapore's popular attractions was quiet expensive, let me break it down to you guys:

MBS (Marina Bay Sands) - 20SGD for the Sands SkyPark Observation Deck but you are not allowed to swim not unless you're a hotel guests.

USS (Universal Studios Singapore) - 74SGD for one day pass 

Marine Life Park -  the World's Largest Aquarium for 33SGD entrance fee

Adventure Cove - 33SGD and please spend your entire day here to enjoy it

Singapore Flyer - 33SGD. If London got LONDON EYE and Manila Got MOA EYE then this is what they have in Singapore. 

9. ANCHORPOINT in Alexandra Rd. - if you love Cotton On, Giordano, Billabong, Fox, G2000, and Charles and Keith, then this OUTLET shopping place is for you.  Get the best deals on this branded items up to 70% off.

10. TOURIST TAX REFUND - if you spend more than 100SGD you can refund the tax at the airport. 

11. Phone with GPS - this is my savior. Especially when I need to walk from one place to another or find a specific place. Thanks to Motorola RAZR that perfectly works even without the internet. 

12. KNOW YOUR BUS STOP - it is eminent that you know your bus stop since the buses here has a designated stops, once you missed it, you just need to walk as in WALK to go to your destination. Take this advise, take a photo of the bus stops then count :) or research before leaving your house, check maps.google or gothere.sg.



Please take note the Singapore was very easy to navigate and to go around the tourist spots, but if you want to hire a
tourist guide or join a group tour" it's really up to you since it will really cost you couple of dollars more.


If you party like there's no tomorrow while drinking a beer that cost about 12SGD per bottle, smoking that cigarette for 12SGD per pack and your food for about 10SGD. Well, I think in Singapore you'll lessen all of these. That's a very expensive night life, don't you think?

Hope I was able to give you an idea on how much you would be needing when travelling to Singapore.  Just set the budget and work on that, not the other way around. 


HAPPY TRAVEL!!!

26 comments:

  1. Hi Marie girl! I missed you! This is a very helpful post. I plan to go there next year, kita tayo and tour mo ako =)

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    1. Hi lovelee gurl,

      aymishu more, im back in pinas gurl.. hope to see u and travel with u again sooonn... thanks for dropping by .. muwah

      Happy Travel!!!

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  2. Will definitely use this for my forthcoming trip this Sept. :) I read your post about going to places with NO entrance fees and find it amusing. :) Salamat. :)

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    1. Hi Olan,

      awwwww... hearing that from someone na binabasa ko rin ang post, nakakataba ng heart hehehehe... wish u all the best on your up coming trip.. thank you for visiting my humble site :)

      Happy travel!!!

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    1. Hi jack,
      Thanks for dropping by... Hope u can use the information above

      Happy travel!!!
      Marie

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  4. These tips while travelling to Singapore are simply finest and engaging one. Now my trip to Singapore is going to be more admirable and exciting.

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    1. Thanks for visiting my site.. I'm sure your trip in Singapore will be awesome ;)

      Happy travels!!!

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  6. A good read on travel tips to Singapore.Apart from the above mentioned travel prerequisites ,there is one important entity which the travellers need to take care of : availability of foreign currency.I recently traveled to the Singapore from India. I wanted to convert INR to Sing Dollar. I used Travelex India for the currency conversion .I have used many online portals for forex, but was really impressed by the service provided by Travelex India.It is the best online currency converter. I have used so far.Hope this information was useful to the ones reading this blog

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    1. Thank you Tanya for the information.

      Happy travels!!!

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  7. Valuable information and excellent design you got here! I would like to thank you for sharing your thoughts into the stuff you post!!

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  8. Cool, I was looking for some information like this, great piece of information. Not a regualar visitor but will visit for checking some updates

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  9. Good article. Just a question, do you know a website to find the Cheapest Hotels in Singapore? I find it peculiar to search the web without asking other people’s opinion.

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    1. Hi Peter,
      http://www.hostelworld.com/findabed.php/ChosenCity.Singapore/ChosenCountry.Singapore

      Or
      Hotels.com
      Or
      Expedia.com....
      Thanks for dropping by.

      Happy travel!!!

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  10. Really your blog is very effective by having the posts regarding the travel places around the world. This seems to be good and great. Thanks for sharing with us.
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  11. Hey, Marie! Your readers might find this article helpful, too. It's got updated costs and everything :)

    http://leadershipnetwork.com.ph/inspirephils/great-singapore-experience-comprehensive-pinoy-travel-guide/

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