Sunday, 25 February 2018

Traveling on a budget to Singapore.

My sister and I love to travel and see the world, I have not been a ton of places but we are getting there:)
My sister chose our destination for our 2017 travel abroad adventure, and indeed a adventure it was!
We started off with air tickets via Singapore air directly to Singapore Changi Airport. The duration of this flight was 10hours and 25 minutes. We started off with a bumpy take off but all was absolutely spectacular from there, the service, the people and of course the food. The ticket cost R6900 around $587 p/p.from Johannesburg to Singapore with was not bad at all for us. We normally take a stop over because it's always cheaper, but not in this case. Happy to take a direct flight.

We arrived in Singapore in the early morning and the airport was breathtaking! We quickly exchanged money and headed out to get an uber. On our way to the hostel, we could see how clean and neat everything was, such a beautiful city. The uber cost us from the airport to the hostel $15 sharing, $7.5 p/p.
The hostel we stayed in was Cube hostel. Loved it! We only spent 3.5 days in Singapore, but we saw a lot of great things! The price for 3 days in Cube was $125 sharing, $62.5 p/p.
The city itself is as picturesque as you can get.

Things we did in Singapore in just 3 days!
  • China Town Tour, which is for free at any hostel. You can take a ticket from the front desk and just show it at the start of the tour. Meet and greet at same point which will be given to you from your hostel receptionist. There are two different tours you can do for free. Ensure that you ask for both tickets.
  • Make sure you try the Chinese Steamed buns with filled meat.  For me that was one of the highlights of Singapore!
  • Gardens by the bay, we went late afternoon and left around midnight. SPECTACULAR!!! Ticket Pricing $28 p/p.
  • Cloud Forest and Flower Dome which is inside a dome. I have never seen anything like this. Truly a wonder to the human eye. Such talent and awe inspiring commitment these people have to nature. Ticket Pricing $28 p/p. and the Flower Dome also $28 p/p.
  • From there we went to Sentosa Island, we took the train EVERYWHERE! So cheap! We bought a standard ticket which you can use 6 times which we paid $5 p/p. for. We traveled to Harbor Front and from there we took the cable car to Sentosa Island, $20 p/p. And the day pass for Sentosa Island was $40 p/p. We only wanted to see the statue of Merlion and visit the Aquarium which was an additional $35 p/p. From there we too the tram back to the Train Station.
  • The last thing we did was go to on a Night Safari. You take tram and pass all the animal enclosures which was so striking! The vibe and music Ade it feel as if we where in the middle of Africa going on a safari!Ticket Price $35 p/p.

Gardens by the Bay at night! Felt like something out if Avatar!

Chinatown Tour. Love the food!!

Cloud Forest. The first thing you see upon entering. Awe-inspiring!

Flower Dome. Inside it's like a Winter Wonderland. Loved every minute of it.

Cable car views to Sentosa Island.

Cable car views to Sentosa Island.

Merlion Statue on Sentosa Island.

Dinner, before we set out on our Night Safari.
We are not allowed to take any pictures with a flash. The tour is at night as you can imagine was extremely difficult. Unfortunately we weren't able to get any.

Until our next adventure!

Take Care!

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