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Singapore on budget: 150 USD for 4 days

Singapore on budget: 150 USD for 4 days

1. Where We’ve Been

Day 1 - Changi Singapore International Airport, Beary Best! Hostel, Chinatown Street Market, Maxwell food center, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, Merlion Park, Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, Singapore Flyer, The Helix Bridge, Marina Bay Sands Skypark, Marina Bay Sands Light and Water show.

Singapore on budget: 150 USD for 4 daysPhoto by Tristan Schmurr

Day 2 - Beary Best! Hostel ,Little India , Asian Civilisations Museum, Vivo City, Sentosa island , Catch the Crane Dance at RWS Waterfront.

Singapore on budget: 150 USD for 4 daysPhoto by Sarah_Ackerman

Day 3 - Beary Best! Hostel, National Museum of Singapore, Bugis Street, Raffle Singapore, Orchard Road, Clarke Quay, Ah Loy Thai.

Singapore on budget: 150 USD for 4 daysPhoto by Erwin Soo

Day 4 - Beary Best! Hostel, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Outram Park Fried KwayTeowMee, Changi Singapore International Airport.

Singapore on budget: 150 USD for 4 daysPhoto by Jnzl's Public Domain

2.Top Favorite Places and Activities

These are the highlight of our trip that we would recommend to you. If you travel to Singapore, don’t miss it. We can’t wait to come back.

Chinatown Street Market

Maxwell food center

Merlion Park

Marina Bay Sands Light and Water show.

Sentosaisland

National Museum of Singapore

Ah Loy Thai.

Singapore Botanic Gardens

3.Transport in Singapore- Cost of Transports

MRT (Mass Rapid Transit)

Singapore on budget: 150 USD for 4 daysPhoto by Cmglee

  • Getting around Singapore is very easy: the public transportation system is extremely easy to use, especially MRT system. We find MRT the fastest and the most punctual and comfortable mean of transport. MRT in Singapore is new, modern and fully equipped with air-conditioners.
  • For the first time in Singapore, if you try to learn how MRT works by looking at its map and sign, you can easily travel to everywhere yourselves. If you pay attention to the frequent announcement on trains, it’s hard to get lost.
  • It’s necessary to buy an EZ-link so that you can access to public transports in Singapore, some certain restaurants and café shops also accept it too. We bought them at Changi Singapore airport and at MRT office.
  • Keep in mind that drinking, eating and smoking in public transports in Singapore is not allowed.
  • They operate from 6 am to midnight at a frequency of 3 to 8 minutes.At peak time, you should expect to get a little busier and uncomfortable.

Bus

  • Apart from MRT, bus is our second choice. Singapore also has an extremely extensive and effective bus network. Maps at every bus stop are very clear and easy to understand.
  • EZ-link is also applied for buses, if not you can pay in cash.
  • Drinking, eating and smoking in public transports in Singapore are not allowed on buses

Taxi

Singapore on budget: 150 USD for 4 daysPhoto by SmrtBusesLuver

  • If you are tired of public transports, taxi service in Singapore is always available. Taxi stands are well-marked and placed outside most major shopping centers and hotels. Or you can call to their office.
  • You should expect extra charges during peak hours and for advanced booking.
  • Almost our taxi drivers were very friendly, polite and helpful. They welcomed us to their country and we had interesting conversations on the way.
  • Taxis use meters and are reasonably priced and honest, however, a shortage of taxis in Singapore means that they are often unavailable for hours at a time.
  • During rush hour in the city centre, or late at night on the weekends, it's wise to call for a taxi from the unified booking system at ☎ +65 6342 5222 (6-DIAL-CAB). Some taxi companies offer booking via SMS, online and mobile app.
  • We hardly saw motorbike and bike on the street so that we would not recommend it to you because it’s not popular in Singapore.

4. Where To Next

West Coast Park

W Coast Park Singapore
Opening time: 00:00 AM - 23:50 PM

West Coast Park is a large and attractive spot for all age groups with great ambiance and a play area offering lots of different activities.


East Coast Park

East Coast Park East Coast Park Service Rd Singapore 449876
Opening time: 00:00 AM - 23:55 PM

East Coast Park is a great spot for everyone offering sports and dining to entertainment. With the theme “Recreation for All”, the park has an activity for everyone.


Jurong Bird Park

2 Jurong Hill, Jurong 628925, Singapore
Opening time: 08:30 AM - 18:00 PM

Jurong Bird Park is the largest bird zoo in the Asia Pacific and the best in the world. Its collection of more than 9,000 birds from 600 species. The Park specialises in birds from South Asia.


Taman KLCC (Kuala Lumpur City Centre Park)

Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur 50450, Malaysia
Opening time: 08:00 AM - 17:00 PM

KLCC Park is a public park located in the vicinity of Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur.The park has been designed to provide greenery to Petronas Twin Towers and the areas surrounding


Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower

Jalan Punchak, Kuala Lumpur 50250, Malaysia
Opening time: 09:00 AM - 22:00 PM

Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower is one of the world's tallest telecommunications towers, the dome topped, needle-like Menara Kuala Lumpur offers fantastic 360° panoramic views over the city.


Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC)

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening time: 00:00 AM - 23:55 PM

Kuala Lumpur City Centre is a multipurpose development area in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It's a must visit of all tourist comming to Kuala Lumpur

Recommended plans

https://www.justgola.com/plan/a-trip-to-kl-in-24-hours-15034

https://www.justgola.com/plan/3-days-in-kuala-lumpur-14732

5.Tips on Travel In Singapore

1. General tips

  • You can visit Singapore anytime - It's hot and humid all year-round. The climate here remains fairly steady with the temperature ranging between 20°C to 30°C. Rains visit frequently.

Singapore on budget: 150 USD for 4 daysPhoto by Jorge Cancela

  • If you manage to be in Singapore during April, you sure have good timing! This is a month full of feasting with the Singapore Food Festival. From May to July, it’s ideal time for shopaholics as this is the biggest discount time.
  • Rules in Singapore are very strict. Litter and get embarrassed. You may be fined up to $1000 and even more.
  • Smoking is not allowed in public service vehicles, museums, libraries, lifts, theaters, cinemas, air-conditioned restaurants, hair salons, supermarkets, department stores and government offices. If you break the rule, pay S$1000 in fines.
  • You have to remove your shoes when invited to a Singaporean home.If you visit a temple or a mosque, take your shoes off before entering too.
  • It's one of the cleanest cities in the world and it's perfectly safe to drink water straight from the tap.

Singapore on budget: 150 USD for 4 daysPhoto by William Cho

  • Tipping is not required in Singapore. It's actually prohibited at the airport and discouraged at hotels and restaurants where a 10% service charge is included in the bill. Only hand one out if the bill does not include a service charge.
  • Singapore has earned the distinction of being one of the most crime-free countries in the world. The streets are usually quite safe at all times, even at nights. However, it is better to avoid dark and secluded streets, especially if you are alone.

2. Where to exchange money in Singapore

Singapore on budget: 150 USD for 4 daysPhoto by Hoianfoodtour

  • Currency exchange booths can be found in every shopping mall and usually offer better rates, better opening hours and much faster service than banks.
  • The huge 24 hour operation at Mustafa in Little India accepts almost any currency at very good rates, as do the fiercely competitive small shops at the aptly named Change Alley next to Raffles Place MRT. For large amounts, ask for a quote, as it will often get you a better rate than displayed on the board.
  • Rates at the airport are not as good as in the city, and while many department stores accept major foreign currencies, their rates are often terrible.

3. ATM in Singapore

  • ATMs are ubiquitous in Singapore and credit cards are widely accepted (although some shops may levy a 3% surcharge, and taxis a whopping 15%).
  • Traveller’scheques are generally not accepted by retailers, but can be cashed at most exchange booths. eZ-Link and Nets Flash Pay cards are accepted in some convenience stores and fast food chains.

ATMs in Singapore

Dbs

  • ATM • City Square Mall
  • 180 Kitchener Rd

Standard Chartered Bank

  • ATM • VivoCity
  • 1 HarbourFront Walk, #B2-01 Vivocity
  • +65 1800 747 7000

4. Emergency number

You should take note these information in case some unexpected things happen.
Hospital:

  • Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Mount Elizabeth (off Orchard Rd), ☎ +65 67372666
  • Singapore General Hospital, College Road, 1st-3rd Hospital Avenue (Right next to MRT Outram Park)
  • Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng (MRT Novena), ☎ +65 62566011

Post Office:

  • SingPost has offices throughout the island, generally open 08:30-17:00 weekdays, 08:30-13:00 Saturdays, closed on Sundays.
  • You can find a post through this link: https://www.singpost.com/our-network/list-of-post-office-locations.html

Telephone

Singapore on budget: 150 USD for 4 daysPhoto by kahhzx

  • The international telephone country code for Singapore is 65. There are three main telecommunication providers in Singapore: SingTel, StarHub and MobileOne (M1).
  • Public phones are an increasingly endangered species, but you can find them in most MRT stations. They are either coin-operated pay phones (10 cents for a three-minute local call), card phones operated by phone cards in denominations of $3, $5, $10, $20 and $50, or credit card phones.

Pharmacy in Singapore
Medic Drugstore

  • 1 TanjongPagar Plaza Singapore 082001
  • Phone number 6224 4842

Watsons

  • 391 Orchard Road, Singapore 238872
  • Phone number 6735 4936

Watsons

  • 9Bishan Place #02-45/46, Singapore 579837

6. Accommodation

Singapore on budget: 150 USD for 4 daysPhoto by Beary Best by a beary good hostel

We stayed at Beary Best! Hostel.Singapore is expensive and for budget travelers. Choosing the good place to stay at reasonable price was our big concern. And thanks God, we found Beary Best! Hostel. It delighted our trip!

The location couldn't be better. It’s closed to MRT stations, walking distance from many of the things to see in Singapore, supermarket, food centres and fruit markets just across the street, etc.

Staff is always very helpful and friendly and the facilities are really comfortable (and cool!). Everything is in great conditions

Chinatown MRT makes it possible to reach any tourist point including Sentosaisland within 20 minutes!

7. FoodIn Singapore

Your trip to Singapore will not finish without trying these specialties. There are many food places in Singapore. And these are some we found out on the way. Of course we’ve heard about them as they are famous place in Singapore. Particularly, Maxwell food center, Ah Loy Thai, Park Fried KwayTeowMee, Chinatown Street Market. All were great!

If you have more time, experience more the interesting food part in Singapore. The following is list of must try foods in Singapore that should not be missed.

1. Chili Crab

Despite its name, chili crab is not a very spicy dish. The crabs are cooked with thick tomato and chilli based gravy and usually eaten with fried ‘man-tou” (fried buns).

Singapore on budget: 150 USD for 4 daysPhoto by May Wong

Roland Restaurant:

Roland Restaurant Proprietary Limited 89 Marine Parade Central # 06 - 750 Singapore 440089
Opening time: 11:30 AM - 22:30 PM

Roland Restaurant, claiming to be the founder and inventor of Singapore’s Chilli Crab. It's a must try for those love this famous national dish.

2. Frog porridge

The porridge is cooked from the soft, aromatic rice in the bone broths, so it tastes sweet and flavorful naturally. Among the white of the porridge are the green of the chopped spring onions as well as the fragrance of the pepper.

Singapore on budget: 150 USD for 4 daysPhoto by Randy Lim

Shi Sheng Claypot Frog Porridge

235 Geylang Road Lorong 9 Singapore 389294
Opening time: 12:00 PM - 23:54 PM

Geylang Lor 9 Fresh Frog Porridge is the stall that got the most media attention. It is known for 2 things. Frog Leg Porridge and Fried Beef Kway Teow.

3. Chicken rice

Steamed chicken accompanied by fragrant rice cooked in chicken stock. Served with cucumber slices, minced ginger, chilli sauce with dark soy sauce

Singapore on budget: 150 USD for 4 days

Photo by Mechie Choa Yu


Boon Tong Kee

425 River Valley Rd Singapore 248324
Opening time: 11:30 AM - 23:53 PM

Boon Tong Kee is a famous spot for the must-eat Singapore food - Chicken Rice, due to the friendly service, the quality of food and comfortable atmosphere.

4. BakKut The

There are two main styles of the pork ribs soup. One is serves with peppery and clear soup and the other consists of a darker soya-sauce coloured soup. It usually served with rice,youtiao (fired dough) and red chilli with soy sauce.

Singapore on budget: 150 USD for 4 days

Photo by jiaksimi


Song Fa Bak Kut Teh

11 New Bridge Road #01-01 Singapore 059383
Opening time: 09:00 AM - 21:30 PM

Song Fa Bak Kut Tehis widely recognized by not only locals but also international tourists. This restaurant has been in the business of more than 30 years

5. Char kwayteow

In this dish, a mixture of flat rice noodles and egg noodles will be commonly stir-fried with eggs, cockles, lap cheong (Chinese sausages), bean sprouts, and Chinese chives.

Singapore on budget: 150 USD for 4 days

Photo by avlxyz


Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee

Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee 531A Upper Cross St Singapore 051531
Opening time: 06:00 AM - 16:30 PM

Outram Park Char Kway Teow ranks up there amongst the top five Char Kway Teows in Singapore in most people’s books.

http://justgola.com/blog/top-5-food-in-singapore-22

8. Shopping in Singapore

Singapore is shopping paradise. Because we did not have much time, we only add these places to our list Orchard Road , Bugis StreetChinatown Street Market and Vivo City. Orchard Road was really a shopping center with lots of stores and malls along the streets. Bugis and China Town were best places for us to buy some gifts while Vivo City was a fashionheaven with many famous brands. We loved all the places.

Singapore on budget: 150 USD for 4 daysPhoto Rosy

Tips

  • Watch out for the annual Great Singapore Sale between June and July. It's a legendary event for both locals and visitors alike. Almost everything including designer products are discounted.
  • Shops are open daily between 10 AM to 9 PM. However, some shops close by 10 PM.
  • A 3% Goods and Services Tax (GST) is levied on most goods and services. If you spend more than S$300, apply for a refund of the GST paid.
  • Most large shops or department stores exchange goods or even refund the price of goods, if returned undamaged within a specified number of days from the purchase date with the receipt or cash slips. Some small shops can be accommodating too.

Singapore on budget: 150 USD for 4 daysPhoto by Khalzuri Yazid

  • You will probably be bringing back a lot of things. That’s where the empty suitcase comes in.
  • We found interesting souvenirs from Singapore include medicated heat rub Tiger Balm, coconut jam kaya and kitschy keychains and T-shirts.

9. Free Things to do in Singapore

Singapore is one of the most expensive countries to visit in Southeast Asia, but there are plenty of free things to see and do to ease the pressure on your wallet. We are travelers on budget so these places must be in our list and nicely, they are all Singapore’s highlights.

Singapore on budget: 150 USD for 4 daysPhoto by William Cho

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum.

Merlion Park

Marina Bay Sands Light and Water show.

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay

The Helix Bridge .

10. Itinerary

DAY 1 - ITINERARY11 places

Day 1 - Changi Singapore International Airport, Beary Best! Hostel, Chinatown Street Market, Maxwell food center, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, Merlion Park, Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, Singapore Flyer, The Helix Bridge, Marina Bay Sands Skypark, Marina Bay Sands Light and Water show.

06:00 Changi Singapore International Airport

Singapore on budget: 150 USD for 4 daysPhoto by lhongchou

Airport Blvd, Singapore

Singapore Changi International Airport, or the more popular by first calling is simply Changi Airport as a hub of international air transport are large and very important gateway to Asia in general and Southeast Asia say own.

  • There are a host of low-cost carrier options in order to travel to Singapore. These include AirAsia, Lion Air, Tiger Airways and Indigo fly.
  • Golden rule: Instead using cabs, traveling by MRT or bus can save a lot of money.
  • To save money, don't buy the tourist pass as you can discover Singapore by yourself.
  • You also can drink tap water. Buy a small bottle of water then refill it for free.
  • TRAVEL TIP: There are laws relating to jaywalking, littering, chewing gum, smoking in illegal areas or dropping cigarette butts that are all strictly enforced.
  • No poking adverse comments at religion
  • You need to queue when going to the market or waiting for sale,... Follow other people and the rule.
  • Connecting on unsecured Wi-Fi hotspots means hacking

Take a bus/train to Beary Best! Hostel 20 mins 21.12 km

08:00 Beary Best! Hostel 20.0 United States Dollar (USD)

Beary Best! by a beary good hostel 16 Upper Cross St Singapore 058331

Beary best! Hostel is definitely a good choice for those who are on budget and looking for a comfortable and cozy place in Singapore.

  • How to get there: From Changi Airport PTB2, take train NE (Green line), then stop at bugis station and take train DT (Line blue) to Chinatown station.
  • You can use Exit A when you are from/to airport because it's has the escalator and no any steps and also walk only few minutes.
  • This hostel is well worth money. I had made friends with many people from other countries.
  • Your belongings are well-kept too.
  • Breakfast is served everyday. Therre is a kitchen to make your coffee or tea.
  • The bathroom is quite clean and you can always choose the female & male bathroom or just the female one.
  • The 3-bed private dorm is at the 4th floor and you have to take the stairs to go to the room.
  • Free local phone calls are offered.
  • If the Beary Best! Hostel is fully booked, another option is Blissful loft. You can check it out at: http://blissfulloft.com/
  • Walk to Chinatown Street Market 5 mins0.4 km

10:00 Chinatown Street Market

Chinatown, Pagoda Street, Trengganu Street, Sago Street, Smith Street, Singapore 050005, Singapore

Chinatown Street Market is an interesting spot to shop, interact with locals and get a glimpse of culture of Chinese in Singapore.

  • Don't forget to try ice kacang in the chinatown, it costs about 4 usd.
  • There are many things to do and see in the chinatown
  • It's hard to bargain in the Chinatown compared with Bugis street
  • There are many souvenirs sold around chinatown market at different prices.
  • Walk to Maxwell food center 5 mins0.58 km

Singapore on budget: 150 USD for 4 daysPhoto by Khalzuri Yazid

12:15 Maxwell food center 3.0 United States Dollar (USD)

1 Kadayanallur St Singapore 069184

The Maxwell Road Hawker Food Centre is well known for its affordable, tasty and huge variety of local hawker food.

  • Not all of the stalls open all day, many close after the lunch rush, or when they sell out.
  • This food center is opposite the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and museu
  • The longest lines are usually at Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice (Stall 10 and 11), but before 11:30 there is no or only a short line.
  • I had chicken and rice dish which cost around 4.5 sgd while my friend had Chinese noodle soup at 4 sgd.
  • There are always tables available
  • Walk to Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum 5 mins 0.28 km

13:00 Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

288, South Bridge Road. Singapore 058840

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum is a four-storey Buddhist temple and museum complex that rises up at the heart of the Chinatown district in Singapore.

  • The large main hall has many displays with well written explanations in English.
  • The toilet is really clean
  • On the upper floors there's a museum with the history of Buddha with a big collection of pieces of arts. At the very top there is also a garden.
  • Make sure you have knees and shoulders covered before you go but they do have scarves etc to borrow if you want to
  • The downstairs section is a working temple and you can see local people singing and worshipping.
  • Air conditioner is available
  • There is also a vegetarian restaurant near this temple
  • Walk to Merlion Park 20 mins1.68 km

15:15 Merlion Park

One Fullerton | Fullerton Road, Singapore 049213, Singapore

Standing at 8.6 metres high and weighing 70 tonnes, the Merlion statue has a lions head and a fishs body, and is housed here in this 2,500 square metre park.

  • Merlionpark is not far from Buddha tooth relics temple so you can walk.
  • It can be crowded so not easy for you to take pictures. When I came at that time, not many tourists here.
  • There was a man selling ice crea, about 1 sgd for an ice cream. A good choice for a hot day.
  • Walk to Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay 5 mins 0.38 km

Singapore on budget: 150 USD for 4 daysPhoto by Shyam Mani

16:15 Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay

1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981, Singapore

Esplanade Theatres on the Bay offers a complete lifestyle experience in dining, shopping and the performing arts. It is a must visit place for visitors.

  • The roof terrace should not be missed for a great view to both sides of Marina Bay as well as the colonial district.
  • There is free concerts here on weekends but I didn't have time to view all of them
  • There's a small mall that provide foods and drinks if you're hungry but it is costly offcourse.
  • Also the various exhibitions and performances at the centre are often worth visiting - most are free.
  • Walk to Singapore Flyer 15 mins1.16 km

17:45 Singapore Flyer 26.0 United States Dollar (USD)

30 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039803, Singapore

Singapore Flyer, the world's largest giant observation wheel, gives a 360 panoramic view of Singapore, from the fast-changing Marina Bay to the islands of Malaysia and Indonesia.

  • It's free if you don't want to hop on the flyer and take photos with it like I did.
  • Walk to The Helix Bridge 10 mins 0.74 km

18:30 The Helix Bridge

Linking between Marina Bay and Marina Centre, Singapore 038981, Singapore

The Helix Bridge features unique architecture and is set to become Singapore’s next landmark.It was officially opened on 24 April 2010 and is the world’s first curved bridge.

Singapore on budget: 150 USD for 4 daysPhoto by Darran Low

19:00 Marina Bay Sands Skypark 16.2 United States Dollar (USD)

10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956, Singapore

Marina Bay Sands Skypark is a must-visit place for all tourists as it offers a spectacular view over Singapore at reasonable price.

  • Tickets for the Sky park are available just next to the hotel entrance.
  • The view is stunning. It's like you can see the whole world.
  • There is a wooden walk way with a glass screen all round. The views are spectacular.
  • Don't forget to bring a hat if you go at lunch time. It's really hot.
  • The drink at the bar was sooooo expensive, so we decided not to get to the bar.
  • After fully with Sand sky park atmosphere, you can go down to MBS foodcourt.
  • Walk to Marina Bay Sands Light and Water show 0.05 km

20:00 Marina Bay Sands Light and Water show

Event Plaza at the Promenade, singapore

As a free gorgeous performance in Singapore, Water show in Marina Bay leads you from this surprise to another excitement.

  • You have to be at the Marina Bay Sands side to watch the Water Show, and you have to be across the bay to watch the Light Show. You can catch one at 8pm and then stroll over to the other side to catch the other one at 9.30pm.
  • The show is short, it's about 15 mins each but they are really well worth a try.
  • SHOWTIMES: Sunday - Thursday: 8:00pm, 9:30pm. Friday & Saturday: 8:00pm, 9:30pm, 11:00pm
  • After the show, you can go around as there are many things to see in this area.

DAY 2 - ITINERARY6 places

Day 2 - Beary Best! Hostel ,Little India , Asian Civilisations Museum, Vivo City, Sentosa island , Catch the Crane Dance at RWS Waterfront.

08:00 Beary Best! Hostel 20.0 United States Dollar (USD)

Beary Best! by a beary good hostel 16 Upper Cross St Singapore 058331Beary best! Hostel is definitely a good choice for those who are on budget and looking for a comfortable and cozy place in Singapore.

Take a bus/train to Little India 10 mins4.53 km

09:30 Little India

Singapore

Little India is one of the most vibrant and culturally authentic districts of Singapore. Take in the sights, sounds and smell as you immerse yourself in an authentic Indian experience in Singapore.

  • When we walked to Little India, it seemed we were in true India. It's not the same as Singapore.
  • Mustafa shopping centre is the biggest attraction here
  • There are 2 Sri Mamma temples in Singapore, one is located near Chinatown and the other is near Little India so you can check it out.
  • Tekka Mall and the Mustafa Centre are 2 shopping places offer cheap stuff but they are not as pretty as they are in Chinatown.
  • How to get there from Beary best! Hostel: Take the purple line, NE train from Chinatown
  • The Mustafa Center at Little India has one of the best rates I have seen around Singapore. You might want to change money here. But if your budget isn’t that big (say USD 500).
  • Take a bus/train to Asian Civilisations Museum 10 mins3.36 km

10:00 Asian Civilisations Museum

1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555, Singapore

The Asian Civilisations Museum is an institution which forms a part of the four museums in Singapore. It's one of the highlights in Singapore.There are many exhibitions presented in the museum. All of them are fully informative

  • There is an amazing collection of jewelry especially the gold and silver
  • They also had very well maintained artifacts and relics.
  • How to get there from little india: Take the NE train (purple line) to Clark Quat, then walk about 5 mins to Asian Civilisations museums.
  • Take a bus/train to Vivo City15 mins 6.72 km

11:00 Vivo City

1 Harbour Front Walk, Singapore 098585, Singapore

Singapore on budget: 150 USD for 4 daysPhoto by Jinson

Vivo City is known as one of the largest malls in Singapore. With Vivo, you have a lot of choices for shopping, dining and entertaining.

  • VivoMart beneath VivoCity -- the largest mall in Singapore -- regularly has food and drink specials.
  • We had lunch at Vivo (the 3rd floor). Some food has a large portion so you can share with your friends.
  • It's so huge and crowded on weekends. There are any activities and events here.
  • The suggested timing depends on whether you want to shop or not. For shopping lovers, you can spend 4 hours and above here as I did. But if you are not interested in shopping 1.5 hour is a good duration for window shopping and lunch.
  • How to get there from Asian civilisations museums: Walk to OppS'pore Cricket Club, then take bus 131 to Vivo city.
  • Take a bus/train to Sentosa island 35 mins 3.2 km

14:15 Sentosa island 3.0 United States Dollar (USD)

Sentosa, Singapore

Sentosa Island is Singapore’s favourite leisure destination with exciting attractions, golden beaches, luxe retreats and the country’s first integrated resort.

  • How to get there: Hope on the 4th floor of Vivo city, then take the train to Sentosa island.
  • There are many things to see and do in Sentosa as: The port of wonder, Universal studio, Imbah Lookout, Siloso beach,... You can get information from these activities at Justgola.com
  • If you are on budget, don't spend too much on costly activities. You can walk around, take a picture with the front side and wait for the free dance at 9 p.m
  • During the waiting time, try to get on the Merlion (located at Sentosa). When I visited, there is a small musical event of locals, they sang and taught other how to use ukulele (a small version of guitar). It was quite interesting.
  • Don't forget to bring water and buy some snack at Vivo Mart as you may need to walk a lot and can be quickly hungry.
  • If you go on weekends, you may need to wait for a long queue to hop on the train to Sentosa from vivo city.
  • Walk to Catch the Catch the Crane Dance at RWS Waterfront 30 mins2.19 km

21:00 Catch the Crane Dance at RWS Waterfront

8 Sentosa Gateway Singapore 098269

The fountain dances to a love story between a pair of mechanical cranes and how their love for each other transforms them into real birds.

  • Get early to have a good seat.
  • There is a firework during the show. It's so wonderful.
  • To me, this is the best part in my Singapore trip. The story is so touching.

DAY 3 - ITINERARY 7 places

Day 3 - Beary Best! Hostel, National Museum of Singapore, Bugis Street, Raffle Singapore, Orchard Road, Clarke Quay, Ah Loy Thai.

08:00 Beary Best! Hostel 20.0 United States Dollar (USD)

Beary Best! by a beary good hostel 16 Upper Cross St Singapore 058331Beary best! Hostel is definitely a good choice for those who are on budget and looking for a comfortable and cozy place in Singapore.

10:00 National Museum of Singapore

Singapore on budget: 150 USD for 4 daysPhoto by Edwin Lee

93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897, Singapore

National museum of Singapore is well worth to be named as one of the most beautiful museums in the world.

  • How to get there from Beary Best! Hostel: Walk to People's PkCtr, then take bus 190 to National museum of Singapore.
  • This is worth a visit especially if there is night festival on during the weekends.
  • No entrance fee to enter building to view but special exhibitions will have an entry fee.
  • Last admission at 5.30pm
  • The gift shop is well worth a check too. There are many things you couldn't find at another place.
  • The museum opens it up with a bunch of nice exhibits for free
  • Walk to Bugis Street 15 mins1.22 km

12:15 Bugis Street

3 New Bugis Street 188867

Bugis Street is the LARGEST street shopping experience in Singapore with some of the most competitive prices you can find!

  • It's located opposite Bugis junction so if you are a shopping lover, you can give both of them a check.
  • There are many stuffs here at many different places.
  • We had lunch in this market. There are many food carts around so no need to worry about what you should have for lunch.
  • There are many items sold at 3 for 10$. Try to get a bargain galon! It was such a nice experience.
  • I bought some souvenirs here but I think the souvenir in Chinatown is much better.
  • Walk to Raffle Singapore 15 mins 1.15 km

15:30 Raffle Singapore

1 Beach Rd Singapore 189673

Raffles Singapore is Singapore's most graceful landmark, whose charms include a shopping arcade, romantic courtyards and a Victorian-style theatre, Jubilee Hall, a popular venue for film screenings and performances.

  • It's a hotel bu there is a long history behind it. You can give it a quick look and take picture as I did.
  • If you want to go inside to have a coffee, you need to pay a lot
  • Walk to Orchard Road 10 mins0.93 km

16:15 Orchard Road

Singapore on budget: 150 USD for 4 daysPhoto by SpirosK photography

Orchard Rd Singapore

Orchard Road is a shopper's haven and cosmopolitan playground set among a lush, tropical landscape that is ubiquitous in this Garden City. It is truly A Great Street!

  • All the staff selling along Orchard road is so expensive. It's on another level compared with other shopping streets.
  • It's still well worth checking.
  • Lucky plaza is a reasonable shopping place for backpackers.
  • How to get there: From Opp Mandarin Orchard, take bus 190 to High StrCtr, then walk to clark quay.
  • Take a bus/train to Clarke Quay 5 mins2.14 km

17:15 Clarke Quay

3 River Valley Road, Singapore, Singapore

Clarke Quay is a delightful mix of modern and traditional structure. A reminder of its rich heritage is reflected in the vibrantly orchestrated concept.

  • How to get there: From Clarke Quay Stn, take bus to Opp Shaw Twrs, then walk to Clark Quay.
  • There are many restaurants and bars around. For those who are on budget, you needn't to spend money on these pricey restaurants, there are some food courts around to have a quick bite.
  • It's close enough to the MRT and you can walk towards the marina fairly easily.
  • There is also the opportunity for a boat ride - we didn't take that opportunity as there were lineups and we just wanted to have a meal.
  • Great atmosphere with awesome lighting from the building and the boats in the river with many top restaurants in the area.
  • Take a bus/train to Ah Loy Thai 5 mins1.96 km

18:30 Ah Loy Thai 6.0 United States Dollar (USD)

100 Beach Road #01-39/40 Shaw Tower, Singapore, Singapore

  • A great place if you are bored of Chinese food.
  • I had Tom yum seafood. It was soooo good.
  • The service was quite slow as it was really crowded at that time

DAY 4 - ITINERARY4 places

Day 4 - Beary Best! Hostel, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Outram Park Fried KwayTeowMee, Changi Singapore International Airport.

08:00 Beary Best! Hostel 20.0 United States Dollar (USD)

Beary Best! by a beary good hostel 16 Upper Cross St Singapore 058331Beary best! Hostel is definitely a good choice for those who are on budget and looking for a comfortable and cozy place in Singapore.

10:15 Singapore Botanic Gardens

1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569, Singapore

Singapore Botanic Gardens is a star visitor attraction for the sophisticated traveller and the local resident. The Gardens possess an array of botanical and horticultural attractions with a rich history and a wonderful plant collection of worldwide significance.

  • How to get there: From Opp Hong Lim Cplx, Take bus 961 to Bef Crown Ctr, then walk to Botanic Garden.
  • On the last day, it was really nice to stroll around the park and have a small picnic as you are a local.
  • Don't forget to bring snacks, drinks and hat when you get there.
  • There is a map show you how to go around so no need to worry being lost.
  • It's also a great place for photos
  • Take a bus/train to Outram Park Fried KwayTeowMee 15 mins 5.94 km

13:00 Outram Park Fried KwayTeowMee 3.0 United States Dollar (USD)

Outram Park Fried KwayTeowMee 531A Upper Cross St Singapore 051531

Outram Park Char KwayTeow ranks up there amongst the top five Char KwayTeows in Singapore in most people’s books.

  • Before going to the airport, we had lunch at Outram Park Fried KwayTeowMee.
  • There are at least 3 types of black sweet sauce Char KwayTeows: a) dark savory with Chinese sausage, b) fish sauce & cockerel delight and c) less dark sauce with more eggs.
  • The queue can be long if you go at rush hours.
  • From Opp Lutheran Twrs: Take bus 174 to Opp Hong Complex, then walk about 2 mins to Outram Park Fried KwayTeowMee.
  • Take a bus/train to Changi Singapore International Airport 20 mins 20.49 km

14:30 Changi Singapore International Airport

Airport Blvd, Singapore

Singapore Changi International Airport, or the more popular by first calling is simply Changi Airport as a hub of international air transport are large and very important gateway to Asia in general and Southeast Asia say own.

TOTAL COST (excluding airfare, travel taxes, and airport fees): USD 80: Beary Best! Hostel (For 4 days). USD 10.5: E-Z link card. USD 40: Food expenses. USD 16.2: Marina bay sand skypark. USD 3: Ticket to S entosa island.

  • How to get to Thechangiaiport: From Opp Lutheran Twrs: Take bus 174 to Opp Hong Complex, then walk about 2 mins to Outram Park Fried KwayTeowMee.From Chinatown station: Take train DT (Blue line) to OppMilleniaTwr, then take bus No. 36 to Changi airport.
  • The Entertainment Deck at the departure transit lounge at level 3 of Terminal 2 has an array of entertainment facilities such as Xbox Kinect Room, MTV booth, XBOX360 and Playstation 3 consoles, music area and the aforementioned movie theatre.
  • If you spend over 100 sgd for shopping at one place or brand on one day, you can get the tax refund at airport.
  • At Changi you can find free foot massage machines around the airport, and even some magic, full body massage chairs in T3.
  • The movie theatres can be found at Terminal 2′s departure transit lounge south on level three, and at Terminal 3′s department transit lounge north on level three.
  • TOTAL COST: USD 149.7 (excluding airfare, travel taxes, and airport fees): USD 80: Beary Best! Hostel (For 4 days)
  • USD 10.5: E-Z link card
  • USD 40: Food expenses
  • USD 16.2: Marina bay sand skypark
  • USD 3: Ticket to Sentosaisland.

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My name’s Catherine, you can call me Kate. I love animals, writing and travelling.I started my Asian journey since 2003; and I have been nearly 20 countries so far. The more I go, the more I fall in love with this incredible continent. It has a unique beauty and distinctive culture that never fully explored. This’s why there are many countries I still keep coming back over and over again. I’m here to share with you my fun, sad or even scared memory on my backpacking trails. Hope it works on you!

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