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  1. ivy kriste
    March 24, 2015

    This information was definitely helps me. Iam planning a trip to Singapore in July. Also please share top sightseeing places in Singapore.

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    • Talon Windwalker
      March 28, 2015

      Glad it was helpful! I would suggest visiting her site for more tips on Singapore. We haven’t been there yet.

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  2. Jack Maggard
    October 16, 2014

    Your post is really a great guide to visit Singapore. Nice to hear that lot of their foods are cheap. I want to visit their and try all their foods that looks good to taste. Thanks a lot for sharing!

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    • Talon Windwalker
      October 16, 2014

      I’m definitely looking forward to going there and eating a well.

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  3. Ani
    August 25, 2014

    Great post by Agness and Cez – love how they show you how to survive for less than $25 a day in different parts of the world. It’s very difficult in Singapore 🙂

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    • Talon Windwalker
      August 26, 2014

      Very much so! I was quite keen to host their post for that reason.

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  4. Deia @ Nomad Wallet
    March 24, 2014

    I lived in Singapore for 4-5 years. I never realized that people think it’s an expensive destination! It’s actually really doable on a backpacker’s budget. Food is cheap and the public transport network is awesome. It’s only expensive if you compare it to other Southeast Asian countries, really.

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    • Paulo Tan-Travel Bugs
      April 4, 2014

      Agree :-)!

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  5. Sheryl
    March 17, 2014

    Singaporean here and glad to see you enjoyed yourself! Visitors – please dont worry. Accommodation will be your greatest expense & maybe attractions if you plan to go to any paid ones (the zoo is well worth the price though). Other than that, food and transport are cheap or comparable to your home countries.

    It is very expensive for the locals. Public housing costs in the high 6 digits, cars costs in the high 5 digits at minimum. Private housing is well in the millions. Soon, it might become unaffordable for most Singaporeans. But not to worry, visitors will still enjoy themselves at a budget rate if you know how to go about doing that. (:

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  6. ben
    March 16, 2014

    That’s indeed a cheap stay at Singapore. I would love to visit Sentosa soon if I have time! 🙂

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  7. Toni
    March 15, 2014

    I have to agree with the couchsurfing comment. Whilst I did actually stay in a hostel, I met up with a girl who found my blog and she became my tour guide throughout the weekend and we had a total blast for much cheaper than I had thought; speaking to locals or people that have found ways of cutting costs themselves REALLY helps in this place 🙂

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  8. Harvey (H-Bomb’s Worldwide Karaoke)
    March 15, 2014

    I’ll be visiting Singapore in December. (What can I say? I plan ahead). 🙂 Although I’m not a budget traveler by any means, I gleaned several useful ideas from this article about things to do when I’m there. (For example, I enjoy long-exposure night photography, and Marina Bay sounds like a great place for that!) And if I end up with more money left over for my next destination, so much the better!

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    • Agness
      March 15, 2014

      Great news! I hope you will have a lot of fun. Marina Bay looks spectacular at night, walk across the bridge and take some awesome night photos!

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  9. Jonny Blair
    March 14, 2014

    Good post here and like Agness and Cez, I’ve also found it an easy enough place to do on the cheap. There seems to be this myth that it’s an expensive place but it depends what you factor in to this argument. I like to “even things up” and work things out overall when I travel to a country and because Singapore has no visa fee for me, (and an easy train in and out from Malaysia) overall it actually works out cheaper than Cambodia (who charged $25 US last time for a visa). Plus the internal transport in Singapore is a lot cheaper than Cambodia as Singapore’s MRT makes everywhere seem close. There aren’t many long distance bus journeys. Safe travels. Jonny

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    • Talon Windwalker
      March 14, 2014

      One definitely has to look at all the different angles.

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    • Agness
      March 15, 2014

      Thanks Jonny. So true! We were in Cambodia as well and I can totally relate to what you are saying here. In terms of transport, Singapore is by far cheaper than Cambodia, Thailand or even Vietnam.

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  10. David @ That Gay Backpacker
    March 14, 2014

    I was worried about visiting Singapore but actually it’s very doable on a backpacker’s budget (as you have shown). Unfortunately, I do like my booze and I ended up paying way too much for a few nights on the tiles. Ooops :/

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    • Talon Windwalker
      March 14, 2014

      Yeah a friend of mine told me how much a beer cost, and my jaw almost hit the floor. Looks like maybe duty free is your friend when going there.

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    • Agness
      March 15, 2014

      Yes, the most money you spend is unfortunately accommodation…

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  11. Dyanne@TravelnLass
    March 14, 2014

    Good stuff. And if you want to save even more (as in 12 SGN/day) eliminate the hostel by couchsurfing. The bonus is you’ll get a locals view of Singapore and often they know the best deals in town.

    That said, for those with little travel time – the Changi Int’l airport is among THE best in the world. Plan a goodly layover there as there’s TONS of free stuff to do, including – a FREE 2 hr. bus tour (with time for pics) of downtown Singapore – both a night and a day tour, and they handle the passport details allowing you to leave the airport while in transit.

    There’s also a geocache hidden in the Changi Butterfly Garden that you could go after, but uh, that’s a whole nuther story! 😉

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    • Talon Windwalker
      March 14, 2014

      I think it is rated as the #1 airport in the world actually. Sounds like an absolutely incredible airport experience. I didn’t know about the bus tour. That’s pretty awesome!

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      • Paulo Tan-Travel Bugs
        April 4, 2014

        This I will not deny. We have great airports :-)!

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      • Talon Windwalker
        April 4, 2014

        #1 in the world I believe

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    • Agness
      March 15, 2014

      Yes, I agree! Couchsurfing is a great way to explore the city like a local without spending much. I would search for a host like 2 weeks in advance though.

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  12. Shereen
    March 14, 2014

    This guide was definitely helpful. I’m planning a trip to Singapore in August. I can’t stop hearing how expensive it can be. Any other Singapore tips would be amazing.

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    • Talon Windwalker
      March 14, 2014

      It definitely won’t win any prizes for budget travel destinations.

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    • Agness
      March 15, 2014

      Thank you Shereen! I’m glad you found it helpful. Yes, Singapore is expensive, but you can still make it a lot cheaper than you think. If you have more questions, just ask me!

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    • Paulo Tan-Travel Bugs
      April 4, 2014

      Do not be fooled by “Singapore being the most expensive city” tag. It can still being visited on a budget. I am a local. Trust me 😉

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