Even with a small population of 5.66 million as of 2018, Singapore has been gaining quite a bit of attention lately.
✓ Host country of the Trump – Kim Summit ✓ Featured in the Crazy Rich Asians film ✓ Changi Airport named the “World’s Best Airport” for 7th consecutive year ✓ Opening of Jewel: nature-themed attractions and retail centre
Some fun facts of this Little Red Dot:
5th most visited country in Asia
ranks 28th in the list of countries where tourists outnumber locals
The locals often quote the food, cleanliness and safety (i.e. no natural disasters) as some of the best parts of residing here.
Planning a trip to Singapore?
This guide brings you a detailed budget itinerary for 3 days and 2 nights in Singapore, and suggestions of other attractions you may visit if you have extra cash to spare.
Stay tuned to the end for quality budget hotels and money saving tips to help you meet your desired budget!
You can take a stroll down popular beaches such as Tanjong, Palawan and Siloso Beach.
If you’re an adrenaline junkie, the iFly Singapore and Mega Adventure Park would be ideal for your trip! Otherwise, a relaxing option of exploring the island would be to go on a Gogreen Segway® Eco Adventure.
With the endless attractions and dining options at Sentosa, you’re sure to have a lot of fun with your travel buddies!
Chinatown is one of Singapore’s heritage areas that highlights Chinese cultural elements.
With a historically Chinese-concentrated population in this district, you’ll be able to indulge in the festive mood of their small streets, while exploring old complexes and enjoying authentic Chinese cuisine.
Popular sites include Chinatown Point and People’s Park Complex.
Go to the top level of People’s Park Complex to get instagrammable shots. It’s located at the top level of the carpark.
Bugis is known to be a shopping hub, with malls such as Bugis Junction and Bugis+ located conveniently near the MRT.
These malls provide you with up to 7 levels of stores from food and beverages to electronics and technology. There’s also a dog café at the top level of Bugis+ and dog lovers can make a reservation on the We are The Furballs’s Facebook page.
If you have spare time, walk towards National Library Board to visit Bras Basah Complex for a hint of Singapore’s nostalgic old school shops. This is the perfect place to buy second-hand books and appreciate art.
Opening hours: Daily 11.00am – 10.00pm (opening hours of certain shops may vary)
How to get there:
Alight at Bugis MRT station via the East-West Line (EW12) or Downtown Line (DT14) and take Exit C. Follow the crowd across the traffic junction on the right.
What to do there:
Bugis Street is the largest shopping street in Singapore – it’s a 3 level marketplace where you can haggle for cheaper prices.
As you go up the levels, the clothes get more expensive, but the quality and designs get better as well.
There’s also a souvenir shop (Singapore Souvenir Centre) at level 1 that will give all tourists a free welcome gift if you flash your passport. Other than clothes, you’ll find drinks and street food stalls as well.
As for the standard ticket, it can be purchased at any upgraded General Ticketing Machine at MRT or Light Rail Transit (LRT) stations.
Price: fare for traveling to your destination + 10 cents deposit (dependent on the distance traveled) i.e. the further your destination is from the point where you are taking the MRT, the higher the fare will be.
The deposit of 10 cents will be waived when the passenger takes a 3rd trip using the same card.
This card is valid for up to 6 rides within 30 days from the day of purchase and your 6th ride will entitle you to a 10 cents discount.