Budget Friendly Trips to Singapore

Singapore is an exciting city with a lot going on throughout the year. It’s famous for its luxury hotels and casinos, but also provides budget hotels and activities to attract every kind of visitor. You can find cheap hotels in Singapore that will leave you enough in your travel budget to have some fun in the city.

Singapore Hotels

With a vibrant Little India and Chinatown, there is a lot to see in the city, and you can find budget hotels in both of these areas. Most small budget hotels offer modern amenities such as free Wi-Fi, refrigerators and air conditioning. There are larger hotels that have reasonable rates, modern amenities and views of the Singapore River. Some hotels in Chinatown offer clean rooms with basic amenities at very affordable prices.

Singapore was once considered the most expensive city in the world to visit with its many luxury hotels and casinos on Marina Bay and in the downtown area. At these hotels you’ll get panoramic views and personalized service as well as access to spa treatments, infinity pools, fitness centers and many first-class restaurants.

Vacation rentals are available in the city for every budget. From shared rooms in a private residence to a studio or larger apartment, you can find a clean vacation rental with a fully equipped kitchen to reduce your costs even further, TV and DVD player and free Internet access. If you’re traveling in a large group, you may prefer a large house with three private bedrooms or even a heritage mansion with a swimming pool, garden and modern amenities.

When to Visit Singapore

The weather in Singapore doesn’t change much throughout the year except that there is a little more rain from November to January. The driest month is February, but there are many things to do indoors during the rainy times. Singapore is a popular destination during holidays such as Chinese New Year, Christmas, Ramadan and National Day, plus there are special events such as the F1 race, the Sun Festival and Chingay Parade. You can check the Singapore Tourism Board Website to see the dates for these events, but you can find affordable hotel rates even during the busiest times.

What to Do in Singapore

A orangutan at the Singapore Zoo.
A orangutan at the Singapore Zoo.

Little India is a great place to spend an afternoon. There are shops with spices for sale as well as fabric shops and many inexpensive restaurants that offer delicious food.

Chinatown was established during colonial times, and today is geared towards tourists. The atmosphere is authentic and there are several museums, temples and excellent spas. During the Chinese New Year celebrations you’ll see street entertainment and beautiful decorations.

Singapore also has some natural attractions that are worth seeing. The Singapore Botanic Gardens is an area for rest and relaxation from the vibrant city and contains the largest tropical orchid display in the world. There is a playground and several restaurants. The Gardens by the Bay have giant tree-shaped vertical gardens, and The Cloud Forest has a huge indoor waterfall.

Singapore may be a small city-state, but it is not small on entertainment, good food and other attractions. There are several apps for your smartphone that will help guide you to the best food and sites. With a little advanced planning, you can enjoy it all at a price you can afford.

This article was written and provided by Fiona Moriarty of Hipmunk, the ultimate platform for all your travel needs.