Singapore is one of the most expensive cities in the world; however there are many different interesting things you can do here without burning holes in your pocket. We have made a list of some of these things, and hope to help you in enjoying a budget vacation to Singapore.
Though Singapore is home to some of the most luxurious and expensive restaurants in the world, they also have number of cost effective choices when it comes to food. Especially because people celebrate food here rather than just eat. You can try the best of the local delicacies as well as food from various parts of the world without having to spend a fortune for it.
There are several local dishes such as chilli crabs, Laska, Barbequed Stingray fish, Choy Sum, chicken rice, Kaya Toast, all sort of dimsums, fried rice, fried fish or prawns on skewers and so on. There is a lot of Indian food available here as well, so if you’re craving for tandoori chicken or chicken tikka, you can find them easily in Singapore!
Unbelievable Street shopping
Shopping in Singapore can be a very costly affair if you don’t know where to go looking. On the other hand, you can get some bargain deals on clothes, shoes, accessories, bags, watches and so on, if you know where to go thrift-shopping. There are unbelievable street markets where you can go looking for things you need.
There are brands retailing in Singapore from across the globe, but you have to find the ones that suit your budget. Mustafa Centre, Bugis Street, Far East Plaza, Lucky Plaza etc are some of the places where you can find the best deals and bargains in the city.
Museum hopping is something you should do if you are looking to do some sightseeing in Singapore without having to spend too much. There are so many stunning museums you can visit such as the National Museum of Singapore, Singapore Art Museum, Changi Museum, Art Science Museum and so on. You can make a day trip out of it and learn about the history and the culture of the country. There are plenty of amazing beaches in Singapore such as Changi Beach Park, East Coast Park and Palawan Beach where you can go and relax, take a dip in the ocean, sip on some cocktails and enjoy quick massages. Nothing is going to cost you too much.
There are a number of gardens in Singapore where you have to pay either nothing or a nominal entrance fee. Gardens of the Bay, Singapore Botanic Gardens, the parks and natural reserves by the Southern ridges, Chinese and Japanese Gardens and Bukit Tima Nature Reserve are some such places where you can head to.