Singapore Travel Guides for Backpackers

What to Cover on a 5-Day Trip to Singapore

One of the world’s most prosperous economies, a melting pot of myriad cultures, an unparalleled urban feat, the country that is popular for its food. Whatever you choose to call it, you must agree on one thing: that Singapore is a country that you visit at least once in your lifetime. The small island fits all of the previously given descriptions- but they don’t even begin to capture all that it encompasses. In this article, I will try my best to give an aerial view of the city while zooming in on some spectacular specifics, all based on my deeply […]
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Places not to be missed in Singapore

We know that Singapore is one of the largest tourism countries, not to mention that it is also the 5th most visited city in the world. Honestly, it will take more than a couple of weeks if you wanted to explore the whole city’s tourist spots. Yes. I’m just talking about tourist spots. What we also are aware of is the expense. Even a week of vacation there is a thing to consider. So most people prefer shorter visits to Singapore. Let’s say one stays for 3-4 days. Now in such a short span, it’s obvious that many places are […]
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The Best of Singapore- for One Day or One Month

A city/country island in South East Asia, Singapore is one of the most popular tourist destinations these days. Some people like to visit this place for a week; some like the idea of settling here. So what makes this country irresistible? Singapore was one of the first international destinations that I flew to, as an operating crew. Based out of Bangalore, we used to fly one sector to Singapore, stay there for 48 hours, get paid by the company to explore the city, and fly back one sector. It was a vacation flight. I must have done around 5-6 such layovers […]
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Singapore on A Budget: What To Do and Where To Go

A few months back, I took a trip to what was considered one of the most expensive cities in Asia. I have read a lot of stories about Singapore it has the cleanest streets, efficient modes of transportation, the tasty foods, and that going there would surely put a dent on my savings. As a student and a budget traveler, it does sound scary but with a well-researched itinerary and travel plan, I was able to survive 4 days in Singapore with just 150SGD pocket money. It sounds too good to be true and I couldn’t believe it either but […]
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Singapore on a budget: food, things to do, and nightlife

I ended up in Singapore more out of convenience than any particular longing to travel there. Coming from New Zealand, but now living in England, when visiting home I face the joy of at least 24 hours of quality plane time. It struck me as silly to put myself through that, when there was a whole world waiting to be discovered in Asia, halfway through my journey back to the UK. I was all for a slightly longer interlude than my usual eternity trapped in airport transit. So I ignored my sassy 93 year old Granny (who assured me all […]
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Exploring the Food, Culture & Art of Singapore

This young country was born from a fishing village, and having embraced the world market has sprouted skyscrapers and become a fast-paced, multicultural city with lots to offer prospective visitors. I spent a total of 10 days there in 2017 exploring food, culture and art, and the following are some of my favourite destinations in Singapore plus some tips. Chinatown My first visit to Singapore fell right over Chinese New Year, and Chinatown was, without a doubt, the best place to celebrate it. On a normal day, there is a great variety of stalls including clothing, art, Singaporean knick-knacks, tasty […]
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Spending A Day at Singapore Zoo and Singapore Night Safari

  Welcome to bustling dynamic Singapore. Glittering skylines, some fantastic cityscapes, and stunning waterfronts. It’s like you have landed on the sets of some futuristic movie. Clearly, Singapore has proven to the image that the big things come in small packages. The Place To Visit #1. The Singapore Flyer I was at the Singapore Flyer where giant observation wheel tires at 165 meters above the city. Let’s enjoy an uninterrupted view of Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia. The worlds largest giant observation wheel, the Singapore Flyer is Asia’s answer to the London Eye. Come for the giant observation of view giving you […]
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Explore a Different Singapore: Haw Par Villa and Chinese Gardens

Many would think of Singapore as an orderly, modern, concrete jungle decked with towering skyscrapers. However, there are destinations for travellers who wish to immerse themselves in a world beyond the realm of the Singapore everyday life. Perfect for a day’s itinerary on the sunny island, Haw Par Villa and the Chinese Garden present an opportunity for travellers to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Haw Par Villa I first stepped into Haw Par Villa for a module on the history of Singaporean Chinese in undergraduate study and have gone back many times ever since. Mysterious and eccentric, […]
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Things to do in Singapore – An Expat Weekend Guide

So you are an expat 6 months into their new life and have started to find this tropical island somehow dry despite its high humidity. If that is the case, why not try some weekend activities of the locals? Here are some suggestions. Sing KTV in Singapore Singapore has a strong KTV culture, especially among the Chinese speakers. For a country with high alcohol price and well, just generally doesn’t drink much, KTV is an ideal alternative for friends gathering or even company events. Most of the Singaporeans are not shy to sing a bit in front of friends. KTV in Singapore […]
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Singapore: Get Closer to Nature

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city, and embrace the naturistic side of Singapore. Have you been to Singapore several times and have visited every famous tourist sightseeing places? Are you looking for a change of scenery and atmosphere? Are you looking for places to escape the hustle and bustle of this concrete jungle? Then you’re in the right article! Personally, I’m not one who loves crowds and I love being close to nature. I took a few years to properly explore parts of Singapore and found places I really enjoy going to. As these places are outdoors, here […]
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Singapore – Advice for a first time traveller

Singapore, the cleanest city in the world, boasting the worlds best airport, huge buildings and huge prices to match. There are a thousand claims and reputations surrounding this city but I’m here to officially give some advice for a first time traveller to help you along. First Impressions First impressions count for a lot, both how you project yourself but also how you perceive others. Now my first impression of Singapore starts at the airport. Since I’ve never been before I was entirely unsure as to what to expect from Singaporean security staff. I single out security staff because well, […]
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Singapore On A Budget: For Tourists and Locals Alike

Whether you’re living in Singapore or planning to visit for your next vacation, there are plenty of places to go to and things to do – for FREE or for a pretty low cost. Though Singapore is listed as THE MOST expensive city to live in (as of 2017 studies), that does not mean you have to break the bank or dig a hole in your pocket to enjoy our Garden-City. Hear me out on a few spots I personally like going to that are good for Locals and Tourists alike – On A Budget.   View from Marina Bay […]
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Singapore: one city, many cultures

A lot has been written about Singapore, but I think the reason why is definitively worth a visit is represented by its multicultural environment. In a nutshell, visiting Singapore is like taking a look on several cultures and religions, all in one! Not bad for a city-state, right? Obviously, exploring Singapore is not like visiting the “original” countries, but it gives a good idea and knowledge of their cultures, at a distance of a few stops of metro. Moreover, it is possible to explore the city in total safety, which represents one of its main advantages.   The modern soul: Raffles Place, […]
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Practical Things You Need to Know About Singapore

There have been many articles written about what to see and what to do in Singapore, but what about the nitty-gritty seemingly minute day-to-day things that actually do make up a big part of your travel experience? Culture shocks are fine, you are visiting a place to learn more about their culture anyway, but not when they lead to a quarrel between you and a local. I compiled a (non-exhaustive) list of all the little practical tips you need to know when travelling to Singapore that people do not actually tell you. Seasons Simply put, there are none. Singapore lies just 1°N […]
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Singapore: A Destination For Children Of All Ages

Generally thought of as a big business hub in South-East Asia, or as an ideal stopover between the lands ‘down under’ and Europe, Singapore actually has much to offer in terms of a proper holiday destination.  Families most would benefit from its compact size yet wealth of attractions, which suit all ages and assure that a week spent there is spent well. If you are a child, have a child or just are a child at heart, I heartily recommend seeking out the following locations and booking them on your next trip through to Singapore: Singapore Zoo Yes, there are […]
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Singapore on a budget

Singapore is one of the most modern and safest places to go in Asia. When arriving at Changi airport, you can already see it is very modern, organized and efficient. I was stunned to see that their MRT, Singapore's subway system, does not use any driver. Everything is automatic. And there are signs on the floor where people wait in line for the subway. One of the best things about Singapore is that you never wait too long in any line, not even for the Immigration and Customs line. The subway system is very efficient and the train always arrives […]
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SINGAPORE: HOLLAND VILLAGE – Why you should plan an evening there

A little about Singapore Singapore, the tiny island off Malaysia, known for its planning ways, cleanliness, safety, development and of course the building with the ‘ship’ on top, has been successful in creating tiny towns within the tiny island. Having lived in Singapore for over two years, my impressions of Singapore have changed so many times; don’t think I can count them. Presently, I'd term it as a 'Love Hate' Relationship. So let me begin by telling you a little about Singapore from a planning perspective. Singapore, no the modern Singapore, was founded in 1819 when Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles […]
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Singapore Zoo and River Safari in a day

Today we’ve set our mind to visit Singapore Zoo and River Safari. Singapore Zoo was our first stop then River Safari for the boat ride just within the neighboring area. Let's start with Singapore Zoo.               Singapore Zoo was previously known as Singapore Zoological Gardens and locally known today as Mandai Zoo. Both are located at Mandai Lake Road, Singapore City. River Safari on the other side is where boat rides and river cruise are located. Both open at 10:00 in the morning until 6:30 in the evening. Excited as we are, we boarded […]
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Five Sensational Experiences to do in Singapore

How people see and take life in a country amazes me. As a culture-vulture kind of girl, I immerse myself with literature, food, art, and local experiences when visiting a particular nation. The city skyline and modern pace can only strike me with amazement, but I guess I’m that girl who is much more awe with a person who beats a drum or sways a paintbrush or two. Singapore might be a small country but they have are packed with loads of adventures travelers can experience. Heck, I don’t think people can finish doing the activities in just one day! […]
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Top 5 parks to visit in Singapore

Occupying 719.1 square kilometres, Singapore is not an enormous country. (As a comparison, Australia is 7.692 million square kilometres.) However there is a lot squeezed into it: more than 5 million people, business hubs, a thriving arts scene, every imaginable type of food, a busy nightlife and continual construction. But because of this things can get a bit hectic. Residents can escape the big city through the well-connected airport, hopping on a plane and a short while later finding themselves relaxing on a beach in Bali. But how do you find the space for quiet within the city? Singapore can be an […]
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Eating My Way Through Singapore

My trip to Singapore was a welcome break from the craziness that is work. Armed with an appetite for adventure and an agenda that involves eating all the good stuff, I made my way to the city-state via a 3-hour plane ride from Manila. Hostel Check-in    First order of business: I checked in at Shophouse, an indie boutique hostel just a couple of blocks away from Arab Street. Shophouse is one of those cheap but really nice hostels that has been mushrooming around Southeast Asia since God knows when. Albeit more expensive than some of the hostels in neighboring countries like Thailand […]
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SINGAPORE: A LAYOVER CHALLENGE

The plane landed at 8 o’clock in the evening on a Tuesday. Bags in hand and 18 hours to spare, every traveler who has had a long layover will ask themselves this question: What now? CHANGI TO THE CITY From the Changi International Airport, Singapore’s central where you can see every iconic landmark this sovereign state has to offer is a mere 30-40 minutes depending on where you stop. As for me, I opted to stay at The Pod Boutique Hostel due to its geographical convenience. Considering that I don’t really have much time to go around, I thought it […]
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Traveling To Singapore For The First Time

  My 1st experience traveling to Singapore. In February 2012, me and my friends had the opportunity to visit Singapore. We visited Little India, Bugis Street, Sentosa Island and China Town. We landed on Changi International Airport. After passing through the migration and take the suitcase the first time we did was buy some kind of e-money card to be used as payment cards. E-money can be purchased at MRT stations  also in the store like 7-eleven which is located around Singapore. Price card $ 12 and $ 7 and contain money. The use of this card is quite simple, […]
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Living in Singapore for a month

Last year, I was able to go to Singapore when I was one of the loan staff for our company’s international affiliate in SG. I, together with 10 other Filipino auditors stayed there for a month. Staying in the country for work is very much different than staying there for the sole purpose of travelling. And due to our busy demanding schedule, I had a limited time visiting the country. But of course, I couldn’t resist exploring what SG has to offer especially for first timers like me! And so let’s start with… What to Visit in Singapore? There are […]
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