How to Explore Singapore on a Budget

Singapore is known for being an expensive city that offers luxury and fine dining to tourists. This means that many backpackers avoid the city when they travel to Southeast Asia. Fortunately, there are actually plenty of ways you can explore the city without breaking the bank. Here’s a guide to Singapore on a budget.

Take a Free Walking Tour

There are plenty of walking tours to choose from in Singapore. We recommend taking a tour of Singapore’s Chinatown to learn more about the city’s Chinese history.

Visit Gardens by the Bay at Night

At night, you can watch the floral trees of Gardens by the Bay light up with colored lights. On certain nights, the lights flash to music, making it look like they are dancing.

Eat in Little India

Little India is a colorful part of the city with fabulous buildings and vibrant street art. It’s also a great place to eat out for just a couple of dollars.

Stay in a Hostel

In addition to luxury hotels, Singapore offers plenty of choices if you are willing to stay in a hostel. If you need your privacy, you can stay in an innovative pod hostel.

Explore the Botanic Gardens

The Botanic Gardens in Singapore are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. They are some of the most beautiful gardens on the planet and exploring them does not cost a thing.