Seriously speaking , Singapore is one of the most expensive city in South East Asia that most Filipino budget travelers will not put this country on their list. The reason for this is that, unlike the others, you need a plane to get there that may cost you P7000.00 – 11000.00 for normal fare.
 

Don’t let this put you off. Once you arrive in Singapore, you’ll discover one of the premier travel destinations in the entire world and safe for solo female travelers like me with a small budget.

 

HOW TO DO IT ON A TIGHT BUDGET: PLANNING IS THE NAME OF THE GAME.

 
Singapore airport or the Changi Airport is one of the biggest and finest airport in the world. They have 3 huge Terminal Airports that you need to ride a sky train when crossing to one terminal to another.
 

You can pre-booked a plane ticket going there that may cost you P2000+ depends on airline promos. Cebu Pacific and Tiger Air has a direct flight from Cebu to Singapore and time to time they will have a promo for international destinations.

I booked my plane ticket 2 months ahead of my departure time which it cost me P4000.00 + round trip airfare from Cebu Pacific Air

When it comes to accommodation Singapore has many hostels and expensive hotels since everyday Singapore always received thousands of tourist from all over the world.

I booked my hostel online through Airbnb wherein you can get cheap and unique places. I booked in the middle of Singapore in Jalan Besar which is near the airport and shopping centers.

The hostel only cost me P1500.00+ for 2 nights, it is called The Blue Penguin. It’s a newly opened hostel in Hamilton Rd wherein you will get to stay in a capsule bed.

 

Got this pic on their website

Get a travel credit from me when you book it on Airbnb

HOW TO MANAGE YOUR BUDGET IN THE MOST EXPENSIVE COUNTRY IN ASIA.

 

I only spent 2 days in Singapore wherein my budget for 2 days is P5000.00 which is equivalent to S$146.29.
 
The foods in Singapore is very cheap as long as you don’t convert it to your own money or peso. You can eat at a hawkers or Singapore food center.
 
I ate at La Pa Sat on my first day in Singapore wherein I took the famous Chicken Rice which it cost me S$4.00.
 
 

CHICKEN RICE IN LA PAU SAT
 
When roaming around Singapore you can either walk, ride an MRT, bus or taxi. Since I arrived in Singapore at 3 in the morning all the public transportation was already close so I took a taxi cab going to Little India that cost me around S$25.
 
 
There is a 10% additional fare for taxi cab during night time so if you can walk during night time, take a lot of water with you and walk to nice places in Singapore.
 
 
 
I bought an EZLink card for S$30.00 so that I could take the MRT and Bus which is easy and convenient than riding a taxi cab.
 
 
 
If you are really on a tight budget and want to see Singapore there are some free museums and nice places that you can see in Singapore.
 
 
 
You can get a free map of Singapore in the airport and free MRT map in any stations.
 
Just a quick tip in traveling solo: Don’t be scared and take all the courage with you, always smile and don’t be scared of asking someone to take a picture of you.
 
HAPPY WANDERING WANDERERS!

Published by Mari Car