Singapore Travel Guide

Never thought that Singapore will be our next destination because I’m more into temples, historical and cheap places. Even my papa recommended that I should visit since he worked there before.
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Once you hear the word Singapore, the idea of a luxurious and expensive trip will cross your mind and may scare the hell out of you. Since Singapore is a wealthy city state in Southeast Asia, this is also the reason why the Philippines Immigration is a little bit strict once they know you’re going there. But worry not ’cause this Singapore travel guide might be a help (or maybe not) to save more when you visit.
 
Means of Transportation
First, you need to get an ez-link card in the airport for 12sgd where 7sgd is the stored value. The remaining 5sgd is the cost of the card and non-refundable. But if you have friends there then borrow it. You can simply reload it in the train stations or in Cheers or 7/11. Then you can use it for bus and trains that connects to most of the spots.
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I loaded mine with 20sgd with 7sgd left.
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Where to Stay?
If you have friends in Singapore, try to ask them if it’s fine to stay at their place. Offer a sort-of-rental-but-lesser-compared-to-hostels payment for your stay each night. Who knows? They might give it to you for free..
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BUT! If you don’t really know anyone or they just don’t want to help you out then there are cheap hostels around Little India or Bugis area. Simply book in Bookings.com, Agoda.com or Airnb.com if you’re a group.
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For us, we had a friend who offered her place for 15sgd/head per night where we can cook the foods we bought from the Philippines lol.
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Where to Eat?
Hawkers are the answers to cheap foods in Singapore. You can find 3-5sgd dishes here.
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What to Do?
1. USS is on top of my list.
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Didn’t expect that I’d love the place because of the rides. From family friendly boring rides to the extreme-that-almost-gives-you-a-heart-attack ones, you’ll definitely enjoy everything here.
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The usual price is 2700php but we were able to book at 2500php through klook.com website. You can also go to this link for more: http://mingjamoves.com/universal-studios-singapore-for-first-timers/
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2. Cable cars.
Who would never want to see the views of Singapore from the top while riding one of these? Well I did hate it ’cause I’m afraid of heights lol but the view is superb.
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The usual price is 29sgd or around 1000php but we were able to book at 800php through klook.com website.
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3. Visit Little India, Arab Street, Haji Lane, Chinatown and Bugis.
If you want to experience different countries on the same day then you should try it here. Expect a lot of walking and some shopping.
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If you’re staying in any of those areas then walking from one place to another shouldn’t be a problem compared to us who stayed 40-45mins away from there.
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Neil and I spent approximately 45sgd there.
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4. Shopping in Bugis City.
I’m not into shopping but once you get to this place especially the one across Albert Mall then you can never resist to the 1sgd promo.  From toblerone chocolates to Nivea lotions, I’d suggest to buy it here for pasalubong or business purposes(?) lol. You will have the Balikbayan feeling here.
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Expected to be spent here will depend on your resistance level to promo/sales.
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5. Watch the lights show in the Gardens by the Bay.
To be honest, once you get to the place, you’ll be amazed with these man-made gigantic flower domes. But for the show, naaaaah.
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If you wish to get inside the dome, the standard ticket price is 28sgd.
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6. Go to Orchard City.
This is where you can find Filipino foods and enjoy shopping in their malls.
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7. Scenic view of Merlion and Marina Bay Sands.
Who would not take a picture with the iconic Merlion? Well, it would be me lol. We went there but didn’t take a photo. Well at least, Neil had a pic with papa Merlion.
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Bonus Spot: If you’re into skateboarding, you can visit their skatepark at Sommerset.
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Just buy something to eat in 7/11 across the skate park just like this.
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Now I can hear you complaining why there’s no Science Museum or S.E.A. Aquarium and might think this blog is pathetic. Well here’s an old news folks. I don’t have to spend that lot to experience Singapore. Neil and I enjoys walking A LOT by not spending too much. But maybe, just maybe, I’ll visit those places once I get back there next year.
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Tips:
- never throw your bottled water since you can refill it in any fountains available in SG
- if you are the cowboy type and in a tight budget, bring your packed lunch in USS. Just cover it with your tshirt or something and hid it in your bag
- don’t miss the Rose Bandung drink that is very known in Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei

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- aaaannnnddddd please don’t forget to bring adapters like this. It is also used in HK.
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For the budget for each, you can check it below:

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