When we say the word SINGAPORE we often think of the word EXPENSIVE as its synonym. Most of the people who live there often complain that their cost of living is too high. That is why many budget-tourists get discouraged to try and explore Singapore. What most of you don’t know is that there are a lot of places you can visit and enjoy without spending much. I’ve been in Singapore twice. I first went there in 2010 and the second time was just a few days ago. The first time I went there, I spent less than 10,000 pesos (with airfare). See? If you are a traveller, you would only want to savor the environment and take pictures of the wonderful things that you see. You don’t need to shop for clothes, gadgets, accessories, etc coz’ you can buy them in your very own City. 😉
Here’s my list of the places you can go and enjoy without spending much:
1. Changi Airport
Singapore has the best airport in the world. Their airport alone is already a tourist attraction. You don’t need to go far to enjoy some photoshooting.
2. Singapore National Museum
The museum is located at 93 Stamford Road. There is actually a fee when you want to enter the museum but it is only for six Singapore dollars. However, if you don’t want to spend that amount you can just have photos taken outside the museum. The building itself is already a good background for a photo shoot. 😉
3. Orchard Road
Orchard Road is a 2.2 kilometre-long boulevard that is the retail and entertainment hub of Singapore. It is a huge tourist attraction, in addition to being the most popular shopping enclave in the city-state. You should try visiting this place during Christmas Season. The place is full of beautiful lights.
4. Haw Par Villa
Haw Par Villa is located at Pasir panjang Road. It contains more than a thousand statues and 150 dioramas depicting scenes from Chinese mythology, folklore, legends, history, and illustrations of various aspects of Confucianism. If you like to know more about Chinese traditional values then this is a perfect place for you.
5. Fountain of Wealth
The fountain of Wealth is considered by the Guiness Book of Records as the largest fountain in the world since 1998. This is located in one of Singapore’s largest shopping malls, Suntec City. It is a symbol of wealth and life. It is designed based on the Hindu mandala, meaning universe and is a symbolic representation of the oneness in spirit, unity and harmony among the four races in Singapore.
You don’t have to book a room to enjoy Marina Bay Sands. You can just go there and enjoy the mall inside the building. There are lots of things you can do here but you have to spend some money. However, picture taking is free. 😀
Gardens by the Bay is a park spanning 101 hectares (1,010,000 m2) of reclaimed land in centralSingapore, adjacent to the Marina Reservoir. The park consists of three waterfront gardens: Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden.The largest of the three gardens is Bay South Garden, standing at 54 hectares. To enjoy more of this wonderful garden you have to purchase tickets, but the view outside those paid areas is already enough to enjoy Singapore. 😀
8. Chinese Garden
Chinese Garden also commonly known as Jurong Gardens, is a park in Jurong East, Singapore. Built in 1975 and designed by Prof. Yuen-chen Yu, an architect from Taiwan, the Chinese Garden’s concept is based on Chinese gardening art. The main characteristic is the integration of splendid architectural features with the natural environment. The Chinese Garden is modeled along the northern Chinese imperial style of architecture and landscaping. It is located next to Chinese Garden MRT Station and connected to the adjacent Japanese Garden by a bridge. This is actually located at the farthest part of Singapore. The pictures above were taken in 2010 when I first went there. There is no entrance fees, so you have the entire area for picture taking.
9. Streets of Singapore especially at night
Walking around Singapore is very safe that’s why I highly suggest that you go out and explore the streets of Singapore. There are so many things that you can try especially food.
10. The Merlion
When you visit Singapore never miss the chance to have a photo taken with the MERLION! Don’t ever go home without coming here.
That’s it guys… I hope you’d enjoy your future visit in Singapore. 😀