Travel Tips: Backpacking trip to Singapore

Singapore is the one of friendliest place for backpacking. Especially for the beginners. The country isn't big, good public transportation, very organized country, and lot of hostels there. Most people there can speak english....although sometimes they use their singlish and it takes a second or two to understand it.

Singapore is the best place for shoppers. From famous boutiques till independent boutique with local labels. From the most-expensive stuff to the cheapest stuff.
Orchard rd, bugis bazaar, bugis junction, mustafa, haji lane, suntec, and vivo will make you shop till you drop!!
Alternative shopping place??? What about thieves market or flea market??

Don't like shopping??? Then culinary!! Chili crab is the must-to-try food. Cheap food? Go to bugis at night...there are a lot of food stalls there. Or you can go to Arab street, Little India or Chinatown.

Going to museums or theme parks are recommended too. Spend a day at Sentosa Island or make your own museum tour. It will be fun

Need fresh air and simething natural?? Pulau ubin is the answer. It's the last kampoong in Singapore. Cycling around the island for a day...
Or...just take a walk at Chinatown or little India...and see the cultures
Seeing Singapore from Singapore Flyer or Marina Sands Park is awesome too!!!

For backpackers...there are a lot of hawker food in Singapore. At Bugis and Chinatown, you can eat under S$ 7 including drink. Or you can go to Arab street and having fried noodle or fried rice with ice tea and you have to pay not more than S$ 7.
At lavender street you can find food court that sells cheap food. Or behind Lavender MRT station, there is a small Malay cafe called TM cafe.

Newton foodcourt is one of tourist destination for culinary. But it's more expensive than other hawker food.

Singapore has a large amount of backpacker hostel. The cheapest rate is about S$23 for dorm.

Backpacking in Singapore is fun. Good public transportation, a large variety of cheap food, and a lot of backpack hostel will easier us as a backpacker. Here is some points you should know:

  •  For cheap transportation, use ez link cards or singapore tourist pass. If you interest to go to Johor you could use your ez link card.
  •  MRT is operating until 11.30-12.00 am. If you go at that time by taxi, prepare for extra charge.
  • Looking for halal food?? Go to Arab streets!  Or just try to find 'halal' sign. Or just ask the seller
  • Most of  hostel only receive cash for the payment. 
  • It will be better if you know a little about singlish.

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