Despite the common belief that Singapore is an extremely expensive city, it is a paradise for budget travellers. Here is a list of things every budget traveller must do in Singapore.
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Visit Botanic gardens
Singapore botanic gardens are perfect place to cope with jet lag and enjoy unbelievable beauty of tropical nature. Don’t miss orchid gardens – they are the most beautiful in the world.
Location: nearby Botanic Gardens MRT Station
Eat in Chinatown
Chinatown is an extremely cheap place. We enjoyed Chinese lychee ice-cream and, of course, sweet fried pork there. Some food might seem weird, but it’s all about experiences, right?
Cost: 3-4 SGD
Location: just in front of Pagoda St. exit of Chinatown MRT station
Make pictures of Haji Lane street art
Haji Lane is a hipster neighbourhood in the downtown of Singapore. All walls are covered with colourful witty graffiti.
One cannot help but take pictures of every single building. We especially enjoyed vintage clothes shops, it’s truly the best place for budget shopping!
Location: take MRT to Bugis station. Then exit towards Raffles Hospital. It’s less than 10 minutes by foot.
Watch a dancing fountain
The dancing fountain at Marina Bay is one of the most beautiful water-and-light installations in Asia. It is not only technologically advanced but also can satisfy the most sophisticated aesthetic tastes. The air around the fountain is hot and humid, so take a lot of cold water with you!
Location: 15-minute walk from City Hall MRT Station
Sunbathe at Sentosa beach
Beaches on Sentosa Island are the cleanest in the whole city, so if you feel exhausted with constant heat it is the best place for you. There are free showers and toilets along the beach, so your Sentosa beach experience will be as comfortable as possible.
Cost: 1 SGD to enter Sentosa Island
Location: walk for 30 minutes from Harbourfront MRT station to the island (the view is great!) or take the Singapore Express monorail.
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Illia and Nastia are passionate about each other, travelling around the world and sharing their experiences at crazzzytravel.com, a blog where you can find plenty of budget travel tips as well as practical information about numerous destinations. They have already been to 33 countries on 4 continents and ain’t no stopping. Visit their website to learn more about Singapore or check their latest story about how they saw Asia on 2 EUR / day.
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