Archive for the tag 'budget'

Oct 18 2012

Eating in Singapore on S$10 a day

Published by under Food

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Singapore is an expensive city to spend time in as a tourist, but you can trim some fat from your budget when it comes to meal time. Thanks to the city’s abundant hawker centres, you can get three square meals for around S$10 without sacrificing taste or variety. They say breakfast is the most important … read the full post

Jan 26 2012

The best hostels in Singapore’s Chinatown

Published by under Accommodation

When backpackers come to Singapore they typically make their home at one of the hostels in Bugis or Little India. While it’s true that these neighbourhoods have a lot to offer budget travellers, don’t forget about Chinatown. Singapore’s Chinatown offers a central location,  amazing food, tons of culture, vibrant street markets, and top-notch hostels. Comfortable, … read the full post

Dec 14 2011

Guide to Singapore museum discounts

Published by under Museums

There’s no denying that Singapore is an expensive city, which is why I try to regularly write posts with the potential to save Travelfishers some money. I’ve recently covered budget places to stay like Singapore’s cheapest hostels and family rooms under S$120, and now I turn my focus to the city’s diverse and world-class museums. … read the full post

Nov 07 2011

Family rooms under S$120 in Singapore

Published by under Accommodation

It’s hard to find a budget hotel room in Singapore, and nearly impossible when you’re travelling with kids. A budget of around S$120 per night for two adults and two children limits you to hostels and guesthouses, but not all of them accept young guests. To take some of the guesswork out of finding a … read the full post

Sep 15 2011

Favourite Singapore freebies

Published by under Money & costs

It’s no secret that it can be expensive to be a tourist in Singapore.  I recently did a run-down of the city’s cheapest accommodation, but even if you’re on a shoestring budget there’s no need to stay in your hostel killing time on the guest computers and sipping the complimentary coffee. Beyond the price of … read the full post

Aug 25 2011

Singapore’s cheapest hostels

Published by under Accommodation

How do you choose a hostel in Singapore? Do you research which one has the friendliest atmosphere or is closest to the MRT, or do you just book the best deal you can find? As a budget traveller myself, I can empathise that sometimes it all comes down to the numbers, especially in Singapore where … read the full post

May 20 2011

Is Singapore expensive?

Published by under Money & costs

Is Singapore expensive? I’m just back from a short “hang out with the grandparents” three-day trip to Singapore with my daughter and would answer with a firm “yes”. I can’t remember ever burning though so much cash (well plastic) in such a short time. That said, while Singapore can be expensive, it need not be. … read the full post

Jan 19 2011

Singapore Vegetarian Eats: Komala’s Restaurant

Published by under Food

There’s lots of competition for tasty food and good value in Little India, so the fact that Komala’s has been open more than 50 years and is always busy speaks for itself. This South Indian restaurant has implemented a fast food-style ordering system to deal with the steady stream of customers, but the food remains … read the full post

Jan 09 2011

Singapore’s best happy hours

Published by under Bars & nightlife

Drinking in Singapore is infamously expensive, but you can get most booze for your buck during happy hour. Most bars and lounges offer drink discounts from 17:00 to 19:00 or later to attract the after-work crowd, and this is a great opportunity to try the trendy bars at half the price. These are my favourite … read the full post

Jan 07 2011

How to avoid taxi surcharges in Singapore

Published by under Transport (local)

Singapore has a fleet of 25,000 taxis and they always use the meter. Taking a taxi is an affordable luxury with base fares of S$3 and S$0.60 per kilometre, but surcharges complicate things and can add up quickly. Follow these tips to keep your taxi fares as low as possible. – Hail a cab on … read the full post

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