According to the 2014 Worldwide Cost of Living Survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Singapore is currently the world’s most expensive city to live in, beating Paris, Oslo, Zurich, Sydney, Caracas, Geneva, Melbourne, Tokyo and Copenhagen.
Yet, Euromonitor International recently released data on the most-visited cities in 2013, and Singapore came in second out of 100 cities, in terms of international tourist arrivals.
Singapore, now marketed as the “Little Red Dot”, received 22.4 million visitors compared to the top most-visited city, Hong Kong, at 25.5 million.
Lonely Planet has named Singapore as the No. 1 country for travel in 2015, in its guidebook “Best in Travel 2015”. Singapore celebrated her 50th anniversary (Golden Jubilee) in 2015, and so, there were more activities lined up throughout the year.
My first vacation for 2015 saw me spending 6D/5N in Singapore. Coming from Malaysia, where the Ringgit is so much weaker than the Singapore Dollar (SGD1 = MYR2.70), I could certainly feel the pinch on my purse.
However, anyone who visits Singapore can do so on a shoe-string budget as there are many things to do and see in this city-state for free.
Obviously, one would still have to pay for transportation but getting around Singapore is easy as it is conveniently linked via MRT and LRT which run efficiently and affordably.
If you are visiting Singapore for longer than a day, may I suggest that you get yourself a Singapore Tourist Pass (pic above) that offers tourists unlimited travel on Singapore’s basic bus services, MRT and LRT trains for the duration that it is valid. The pass cards come in 1, 2 or 3-Day validity.
In this post, let me present to you my Top 10 Things To Do In Singapore For Free. They are listed in random order.
TURN TO PAGE 2 for No. 1…