Singapore was a perfect respite after nearly two months travelling through Indonesia. It offered the best of both words – the hustle and bustle of your typical South-East Asian city, with the conveniences of the western world we were used to.
With only four days in Singapore, we jam-packed as much as we could into our visit – exploring the different neighbourhoods and visiting all the top sights – and endeavouring to do so before it got too hot!
Singapore inspired us and reminded us just how much we love big cities – there is so much to see and discover on every corner. As a major transport hub in Asia, we are sure we’ll be back again soon!
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Unfortunately Singapore is not a budget destination, and over the last several years has maintained its position as the world’s most expensive city. That’s not to say that you can’t visit it on the cheap, by staying in accommodation further out from the city centre, eating in hawker markets (Singapore street food is some of the best in Asia!) and making use of the free attractions around the city.
Staying connected in Singapore, with most accommodation and restaurants and cafes offering free wi-fi. You can also pick up a SIM card from 7/11 outlets – we recommend the ‘Happy Prepaid’ sim card by StarHub, which includes 100 GB of data for 5 days for just $15 SGD – perfect for an average visit to the city. Bring your passport.
Singapore has four official languages – English, Malay, Tamil and Mandarin. You won’t find any issues communicating in English with most locals, as pretty much everyone knows basic English conversation. All signage and menus are also in English.
The best way to get around Singapore (and escape the humidity) is to make use of its extensive MRT lines. Grab yourself an EZ-Link card to tag on and off effortlessly around the city.
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It might be the world’s most expensive city, but we managed to save money on getting around, eating out, and visiting the free sights – check this article out for our tips on exploring Singapore on a budget!