Singapore is a very expensive country to visit unless you’re crazy rich (get it) but extremely clean and beautiful.
On average a meal is going to cost you $50 a person
Grab/ Taxis can range anywhere from $11-$20
Singapore also has a few crazy rules which can wind you up in jail so be sure to not litter, or spit on the ground!
Here are my suggestions on How to hit some hot spots in Singapore and how to save a bit of money while doing so!
1. Some local coffee shops have a great breakfast deal for a breakfast sandwich and coffee, this will only cost you around $8 snd a pretty good steal. Grab one of these and head over to The Gardens at Marina Bay Sands. The Gardens outside are actually free to walk around and roam in but I do recommend getting tickets to the Flower Dome and Cloud Forrest. The Flower Dome has new installations frequently which are pretty cool and instagtam worthy. You can practically spend an entire day wandering around here so fuel up and get to exploring. While you’re over at the Marina Bay Sands take s trip up to the rooftop bar and grab a cocktail with a view! There’s a cool club at night but just like Vegas, it’s going to cost you a cover to get in. From the Sands, take a walk around the bay, wander, get lost, explore.
2. During the evening I suggest catching a ride to Newton Food Centre where you’ll find amazing outdoor food market vendors with food stalls ranging from Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Singaporean, Malaysian, Seafood and even Vegan. We walked around and ordered from a few of the stalls so that we could share and taste test different cuisines. Once you order from a food stall, they’ll ask you where you are sitting and you won’t end up paying until they bring you your food. Grab a beer and a seat while you wait for tastebuds to take a ride.
3. Taxi, Grab app, or take local transit and head to Little India. There are some amazing graffiti streets that you can get lost in with shopping and restaurants. With an abundance of food options, we ended up stopping upon Gurkha Palace due to the air conditioning and also because the menu looked amazing. I absolutely loved our meal here and it was probably the best Indian food I’ve ever had. From Little India pop over to China Town and explore the streets and the Buddah Tooth Relic Temple. You’ll find a bunch of markets where you can pick up some souvenirs and loacal goodies.
4. If you want to save money, you can take public transportation to Sentosa Island early in the morning. Sentosa Island is a resort island right off the coast where you can relax on the beach, or hit their amusement park! I recommend going early before the crowds wake up and checking out the Insta famous floating bridge (Palawin Beach). DO NOT MISS the coconut ice cream at Co+Nut+ink on Sentosa, it is to die for.
There are plenty of things to do in Singapore but with only a few days these were definitely my highlights. Let me know what your favorite things to do in Singapore are!