Singapore is fascinating. Singapore is charming. But you can’t refute the fact that a trip to Singapore will drain all your money. We can’t agree more.
This tiny Asian island country is ludicrously expensive as compared to its neighbours. A global financial centre, people visiting this island city-state off southern Malaysia often choose the beaten path; hence, ending up with the same overpriced attractions.
You still wish to head to this beautiful, yet an affluent place? Can you afford it because you are not wealthy? Actually, yes! You can surely make a budget trip to Singapore with a little insider’s advice. It wouldn’t chew through your budget to experience the country’s real charm. We have unravelled the secrets and come up with some amazing ways to explore Singapore on a small budget even though you are not super-rich.
Our 9 best things to do in Singapore on a budget will help you get around the travel destination and indulge in many free and cheap activities.
Described as a playground for the well-off, the little island state does offer a plethora of things more than just fine dining, high-end shopping and expensive hotels. Let’s sneak peek into the top cheap things to do in Singapore that won’t break your bank.
From visiting the second-largest aquarium in the world to indulging in bungee jumping and roller coaster rides, Sentosa boasts an exhaustive list of amazing things to do. However, these attractions and activities can be pricey. Since you are a budget, we would recommend you skip the queue at VivoCity for the famous Sentosa Express tram and immerse yourself in a picturesque stroll to save some bucks.
Encompassing Tampines, Bedok and Marine Parade, East Coast Park is a beach lover’s paradise. The Park is ideal for both kids and adults. Not just do local flock in large numbers, but visitors can also be seen scattered everywhere splurging on water sports, lazing around under the tropical sun and renting out cheap bikes to explore the coast.
No skyscraper in the sight as you are surrounded by nature at MacRitchie Reservoir. You will long for the Treetop Walk that would give you the feeling of a quiet and serene world, a hundred miles away from the city.
Your budget trip to Singapore is not complete without catching free programmes at the Esplanade. It is a performing arts centre situated in Downtown Core and takes pride in a concert hall with 1,600 seats. It has been named after Esplanade Park, adjacent to the Theatre, the Esplanade offer intrigues visitors with trendy shops and restaurants.
This ain’t our earth, is it? Giving an impression of an alien planet, Gardens by the Bay is a must-visit place in Singapore on a low budget.
Just the thought of Marina Bay Sands will run a shiver through the body we bet. Doing anything here will shake your budget. The rooms are overpriced, a beer would possibly cost around $25 and the entrance would not settle down below $30. Well, where there is a will there is a way! They have got an incredible light show that can be watched from a distance.
The Merlion is the star attraction, an iconic landmark in the city. One of the most photographed sites in Singapore, this half-mermaid half-lion is a free place to visit bequeathing some majestic views across the bay.
The elevated park of Marina Barrage is the windiest place on the island, hence a perfect kite flying destination. Not just that you would savour the spectacular panoramic views. Come at dusk to marvel at the awe-striking city lights that adorn the skyline gorgeously.
“Botanical Gardens? That would cost a lot for sure?” – No, it wouldn’t. Admission to the Botanical Gardens is free. Perched at the fringe of Orchard Road shopping district, the 160-year-old tropical garden – Singapore Botanical Gardens – is home to more than 10,000 species of flora. In 2015, it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today, the Gardens flaunts numerous magnificent exhibits and offers a popular hike into the Rain Forest that would unravel a complex ecosystem where over 313 species of plants co-exist.
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