As one of the busiest hubs in Asia, Singapore has a reputation for being very expensive, but even travelers with a stricter budget can enjoy the many facilities that this busy and vibrant metropolis has to offer. Here are some tips to help you have a great time in this city-state.
Try the street “gastronomic scene”
In Singapore, everyone eats street food, and the best and most delicious meals can be found at hawker malls available throughout the city. Meal prices usually start at 5 Singapore dollars, and you can try Malay, Chinese, Indonesian, Korean, Indian, Thai, Japanese, and Vietnamese specialties. Be sure to visit Lau Pa Sat Center and Makansutra Gluttons Bay, where you can enjoy a phenomenal view of the city while eating satay, chili crab, or laksa.
Have a massage
Wandering through Singapore can be a strenuous expedition, so it is crucial to relax and rejuvenate your mind and body. What better way to relax than to visit some of the best massage parlors in Singapore. What fascinatingly presents salon massage parlors in Singapore is the great variety of styles they offer. Much of it is inspired by the regional environment, with different treatment regimens that help you relax and regain energy – removing restlessness and fatigue that you never even knew you had. Give yourself a relaxing day off, and visit Face Holistic for the best facial massage in Singapore and we guarantee you won’t forget it!
Try the cheapest meal with a Michelin star
The fact that a street meal here can get a Michelin star also speaks of how good the food in Singapore is. All around the city, there are small restaurants that got the Michelin star for its famous dishes. To try this gastronomic masterpiece, you will have to set aside around 3.8 Singapore dollars.
Indulge in shopping
If you want to indulge in the charms of shopping without spending fabulous sums of money, head to the SCAPE Marketplace, near Orchard Road. It is open on Fridays and weekends from 12:00 to 22:00, and here you will find many famous brands of clothing, footwear, and accessories. You will find fashion novelties in Bugis Street, and a large number of smaller shops and cafes are located on Haji Lane.
Explore India, China, Indonesia, and Malaysia – in Singapore
Singapore is one of the most ethnically diverse countries in Asia. Little India is a perfect miniature replica of a large country with a billion inhabitants, 2,000 miles away, with colorful buildings, exotic sounds, and intriguing scents of spices, spreading all around you. In Kampong Glam, you will feel like you are in Malaysia, and in Chinatown, the influences of Chinese, Indonesian and Malay culture intertwine.
Explore the city from a bumboat
Bumboats is a type of water taxi and are a great way to see the city and its monumental architecture. This way you can enjoy a light performance at Marina Bay, but you can also explore other famous attractions such as the Singa-Laut statue (a mythical creature with a lion’s head and a fish’s body), a unique lotus and statue building of the Museum of Science and Art Sir Stamford Raffles, founder of modern Singapore. A 40-minute river ride will cost you $25.
Treat yourself to a traditional breakfast with coffee
Traditional Singapore breakfast – kaya toast is very tasty. The toast sandwich is coated with a delicious spread called kaya, and it is a sweet jam with coconut milk, eggs, and sometimes pandan leaves. It goes well with coffee and tea, and since each stand has its own recipe for making kaya toast, be sure to try them in several places.