Travel Guide: Singapore
Singapore is a mixed pot of cultures and experiences. As we like to introduce you to it: it’s Asia but not really…You can enjoy hawker food or sit at a top notch restaurant just by walking a few minutes. Relax by the beach or get an adrenaline rush at Universal Studios. A great place to travel for business or just for fun. The Lion City will definitely impress.
When to Travel
Singapore enjoys warm weather all year-round. Temperatures stay around 30°C but from late October to the end of December rains are more frequent. Nothing too severe though
Accommodation is probably one of the most expensive things in Singapore. Ranging from AU$17 to AU$30 for a room in a hostel (for 2). If you want to stay in a more comfortable accommodation, Airbnb offers whole apartments from around AU$160 and over.
It’s Asia, food is plenty and cheap! If you want to experience the local, find a hawker (street food stalls) and dig in. You can find cheap meals for as little as AU$3. Don’t be scared to eat at cheap places. Food here is really delicious and worth trying.
Being a very busy and well-developed city, the public transport here relies heavily on driver-less trains and a broad option of lines. We didn’t use anything other than to travel around. The city offers a great public transport system and you can travel quickly to anywhere. There’s buses for where trains are not around. Trains run in time and are only 3 to 7 minutes apart. Tickets are also very cheap, costing a maximum of AU$2.5 per ride. They also run from around 5:35am till late midnight.
Things to Do
Singapore is not particularly full of attractions but you can have a good taste of what it can offer in about 3-4 days. Check out our itinerary for 3 days in Singapore:
- Singapore is a multicultural city, so if you are visiting Buddhist or Hindu temples, be respectful and cover up. Most sacred sites offer skirts and scarfs to tourists.
- The food scene is very strong in Singapore and it would a waste not to try local food areas and dishes. Look up for hawkers and try something different.
- Like most of Asia, don’t wear shoes inside. It’s considered impolite.
*Cost breakdown shown below refers to expenses per day for 2 people for Australian & Brazilian passport holders (visa).
- Accomodation: N/A (we had free accomodation at a friend’s place)
- Food: AU$30.22
- Entertainment: AU$39.89
- Visa: NIL
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