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Adventure In Singapore

Updated on March 8, 2013

Exploring Singapore

Are you thinking of seeking out adventure in Singapore but not sure if it is an affordable trip for you to make ?

We were told by quite a few that Singapore is an expensive place to visit and I was concerned as I had already booked our tickets for a 10 day stay in Singapore so decided we would just make the most of it .

However there was no need for concern as much to our surprise we found that Singapore was affordable for our budget as well as being a lot cheaper than expected .

We have found dining out especially cheap yet still very tasty from the Garlic Naan right through to the main courses of Roast Duck - curries etc in Little India as well as in Chinatown and there was plenty of choice for everyone .

There was adventure in Singapore to be found on Santosa Island with the Lube ride as well as in Universal Studios .Water Slides and much more .

We found Little India to be a hive of activity from the moment we arrived late at night . It didn't take us long after putting our bags in the room to get back downstairs and start exploring !

Chinatown

Enjoy the shopping
Enjoy the shopping
The colour
The colour
of Singapore
of Singapore

Transport From Singapore Airport

There are a few ways to get from Singapore Airport to your accommodation such as Buses- The Train- Taxi .

However we found the Airport Shuttle at $9 a person a great bargain. It is easy to find as you walk through the gate after collecting your luggage .

We also booked the shuttle for the return trip & they turned up a few minutes early so be ready to leave !

We priced the taxi from Little India & was quoted about $35 if the traffic was running smoothly .

Cheap Accomodation in Singapore

An economical place to stay apart from hostels is Arianna Hotel on Syed Alwi Road In Little India . There are many benefits to staying at this hotel.

Many restaurants and food courts very close by at low prices for meals.

24 Hour shopping across the road.

Hop on /Off Bus + other buses a few minutes walk.

Train Station close by .

A walk away from Arab Road and other interesting sites nearby.

Lower cost with friendly staff.

Fridge + Jug

Tea /Coffee provided .

Air Conditioning

En suite

The rooms are small however we spend most of the time out sightseeing anyway !

Boat Cruise Singapore

Take a boat cruise out to the Islands
Take a boat cruise out to the Islands
See the local animals
See the local animals
Enjoy a swim on a humid day
Enjoy a swim on a humid day

Visiting the Islands

Singapore is a hive of activity so it is really pleasant to head over to Marina Sands Bay and take a boat ride out to St Johns Island previously known as Pulau Sakijang Bendera,located approximately 6.5 km to the south of the main island of Singapore. We were met there by a cat + chickens on our 1/2 hour visit .

You can enjoy a stay on this Island as there are several bungalow chalets and also bunks that can accommodate up to 60 people available .

It used to be a quarantine station for cholera cases in the late 19th century.

The other Island where we enjoyed a swim was Kusu Island . There is a popular chinese temple on the Island .

To get to the Marina you take the train to Marina Bay Station then catch the 401 0r 402 bus to the pier.

While waiting for the ferry be sure to take a look at the Museum upstairs .


Marine Bay Sands Singapore

See the view from the Lounge for free ! You can pay $20 each to go to level 56 and walk to the ends of this or just go to level 57 and see the view from the middle .
See the view from the Lounge for free ! You can pay $20 each to go to level 56 and walk to the ends of this or just go to level 57 and see the view from the middle .
Infinity Pool at Marina Bay Sands for guests only
Infinity Pool at Marina Bay Sands for guests only
A
Syed Alwi Road Singapore:
Syed Alwi Road, Singapore

get directions

Singapore Flyer

We loved the view  from the Singapore Flyer
We loved the view from the Singapore Flyer
Take a stroll through the Botanical Gardens - Free Entry
Take a stroll through the Botanical Gardens - Free Entry

Food in Little India

Garlic Naam $1.50 and delicious ! Fresdhly made on the spot .
Garlic Naam $1.50 and delicious ! Fresdhly made on the spot .

Go Singapore Pass

We chose the Go Singapore Pass for our trip to save money and used it on

Singapore Flyer

Singapore Zoo

Night Safari

Lube Ride

Tower

Underwater World

We were going to use it at Universal Studios but had so much hassle with it trying to get in it wasn't funny .

However we had a great time exploring & having fun in Singapore . The card also is used for travel on the buses and trains to save money.


Sentosa Island

Ride the lube downhill
Ride the lube downhill
And travel back on here !
And travel back on here !

Underwater World Singapore

Make sure you see the Dolphin show at Underwaterworld
Make sure you see the Dolphin show at Underwaterworld
As well as the seals !
As well as the seals !
Underwater world is well worth a visit on Sentosa Island
Underwater world is well worth a visit on Sentosa Island

Visit Singapore Zoo - Night Safari.

Take some time out whatever your age - with or without children to visit the Singapore Zoo with over 3000 animals . as well as the Night Safari with over 1000 nocturnal animals . .

It is always an enjoyable experience watching animals at play whatever the weather . There are trams running so you are able to see the zoo without getting exhausted .

We took the train and then the bus to the zoo.

When you are ready to return to the city there are buses provided at intervals for $5 a person which was very much appreciated late at night !

Singapore Zoo

Make sure you visit the Singapore Zoo and enjoy seeing the animals from small
Make sure you visit the Singapore Zoo and enjoy seeing the animals from small
to large !
to large !

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    • freecampingaussie profile imageAUTHOR

      freecampingaussie 

      4 years ago from Southern Spain

      Thanks for the visit sunilkunnoth2012 and IslandBites . We loved our visit to Singapore even tho it seems so long ago now !

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      IslandBites 

      4 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Great hub! Very useful information.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 

      5 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Thank you for sharing some wonderful information. Singapore is a destination attracting millions of international tourists. You have provided a good knowledge on this Asian city.

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      Susan 

      5 years ago from India

      Great hub with amazing pics. I enjoyed reading your hub. Thank you for sharing.

    • freecampingaussie profile imageAUTHOR

      freecampingaussie 

      5 years ago from Southern Spain

      Hi Grand Old Lady, Thank you for the visit ! We loved our stay in Singapore especially the nice meals cheap ! We are loving Europe as well . Sitting by the Rhine right now !

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 

      5 years ago from Philippines

      Hello freedcampingaussie,

      looks like you really made the most of your stay in Singapore. We went there for a 3-day vacation, but we only covered (understandably) 1/3 of what you did. I guess we have to go back again and will follow your advice. I loved Singapore:)

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      Michelle Liew 

      5 years ago from Singapore

      Hi Freecampingaussie! I'm from Singapore and I'm glad you've showcased less expensive ways of travelling here. Thanks for sharing...will be glad to play host when you come round next!

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