Before traveling you must plan your trip to suit your budget by looking for an affordable accommodation in Singapore. If you are traveling to Singapore and you don’t have any friends or relatives there, these are the two hotels that are best for you in terms of budget.
- Hotel 81 – Hotel 81 is very famous and yet affordable hotel, everywhere you go in Singapore just tell the taxi driver which hotel 81 you want to stay and the driver will bring you there. Price per night is about SGD 70 to SGD 100.
- Lai Ming Hotel – Lai Ming Hotel is one of the cheapest hotels to stay in Singapore, the rate is about SGD 50 to SGD 80 per day. This is one of the cheapest but the only thing is; there are only a few branches of this hotel in Singapore as compared to hotel 81. This hotel is located near the Aljunied MRT station. You can take a taxi directly from the Airport or you can take the MRT from Aljunied MRT Station.
It is good for you if you have a friend or relative in Singapore because you don't have to worry or think where to stay in Singapore. But before doing that you must ask your friends or relatives where they are staying. Let's say in a HDB flat, in Singapore they have a regulation on how many persons only can occupy. For example a 4 room flat consist of 3 bedrooms. In master bedroom the allowed persons to stay is 3 while the common rooms are 2 persons only.
How to travel to one place to another
Once you arrived in Singapore from the airport take a piece of Singapore Map for tourists attractions guide or if you cannot find one you may approach the information counter to give you one. The map is your guide about Singapore attractions and how to travel in Singapore without any tourist guide. The map is very informative and it will guide you for all the MRT stations from one end to one end.
MRT is the best public transport to take while you are in Singapore unless you are travelling to one place without the reach of MRT then you need to ride either a bus or a taxi. In taking a MRT you can choose to buy a standard ticket per trip or buy an EZ link card which will cost you about SGD 15 with SGD 5 dollars deposit inside. My suggestion is; if you are planning to stay longer in Singapore let say in a week with a lot of travel from one place to another, it’s better to buy an EZ link card which you can top up anytime in any MRT station. The standard ticket is only for a one way ticket per trip and the disadvantage is, you must have a lot of coins every time. You can purchase it in all MRT station at Ticket Vending Machine.
Travelling by bus is the second famous way of commuting in Singapore and you can use your EZ link card or you can pay your fare using coins.