A melting pot of culture and architecture jam-packed into Asia’s modern capital and smallest country.
Best time to visit
Best time to visit Singapore is from May to September. It’s hot and humid year-round, but the wet season is between November to January.
Money saving tips
The city is very pedestrian friendly, so choose to walk instead of taxis, sleep in a capsule hotel and bring your own water bottle for free water refills.
The daily suggested budget for Singapore is $70-150 USD, assuming you’re staying in a mid-range hotel, eat at hawker stalls and use public transportation.
Favourite thing to do
Nothing in Singapore beats the Garden Rhapsody, but what I liked the most is how much you manage to see in just 2 days.
Singapore, a small yet beautiful island country and sovereign city-state, is located in Southeast Asia and is one of the most popular city destinations in the world. In Singapore, you can enjoy world-class shopping, casinos with robot servants, magical futuristic light-shows and clean and functional public transport. Singapore is a global transport, commerce, and finance hub, which attracts people from all over the world to live and work in. Singapore definitely lives up to its reputation of being very expensive, but the city is filled with free sights (Garden Rhapsody is a MUST!) and you won’t have to spend a week to see the main tourist places, as it’s totally doable in just 3 days. This is the Singapore travel guide and here I will tell you everything from how to travel Singapore on a budget, top places to visit and everything there is to know about accommodation, food and transport.
Accomodation - Hotels in Singapore are not cheap. It is worth exploring options a little outside of the box and go stay in a box. Capsule hotels cost us around $60 USD per night. A bed in a dorm room will cost you around $15 USD and a mid-range hotel about $100 USD a night. Singapore is known for its luxury as well though, so if you want to splurge you will definitely find incredible options for $500 USD a night.
Food - Singapore is known for its great food, but the prices here are also expensive. A meal in a standard restaurant will cost you around $20 USD and a meal in Chinatown or Little India will be about $8 USD. If you want to save, hawkers are your place to be.
Transportation - We found transportation well worth the price in Singapore. Because of its convenience and price we mostly took the MRT and bought a 3-day tourist pass for $15 USD. We first planned to just take Grab (taxi) everywhere, but it was so expensive, slow and stuck in city traffic that it was far more worth taking the MRT.