My friend, we are not only travellers. We are also shopaholics and a hungry bunch, too. In Singapore, we can also have our food and shopping adventure without damaging our pockets. Here are my experiences on my recent Singapore getaway.
Singapore is also a place to fulfill your gastronomical adventures and hawker centers offer the best and cheapest option to taste the different flavors the country has to offer. Depending on the food you will eat, you will spend around SGD 3 to 10 a meal per person. For drinks, it ranges from SGD 0.90 to 3. That is cheaper compared to eating at fast food joints or restaurants which may cost SGD 20 or more.
As for desserts, walk on any street and look for any cart that sells ice cream sandwiched in wafer for only SGD 1.20.
To know more about the location of different hawker centers in SG, go to this website.
SHOPPING: go to street markets or grocery stores
Singapore is a mall rats wonderland! There so many malls in this country full of shops catering to your different liking but may cost you an arm and a leg, or even your kidney or liver. But if you want to save money, go to street markets instead. I highly recommend that you go to Chinatown with 3 streets full of sellers of knick knacks of everything.
For SGD 10, you can buy either of the following:
- 3 to 4 pieces of souvenir t-shirts
- 4 to 6 pieces of ref magnets (depending on its size and material)
- 6 pieces of key chains
- 3 pieces of accordion fan
- 3 to 6 pieces of wallets for ladies (depending on its size and material)
- 3 to 4 pieces of table display (depending on its size and material, again)
- 3 to 4 pieces of paper weights
- 3 to 6 pieces of lucky charms (depending on its size)
But if you want to bring along some flavors of Singapore with you, go to any grocery stores for a more budget-friendly option. A bottle of their popular Kaya spread costs SGD 2 to 5 dollars depending on its size and brand. Buy chocolates, cup noodles or chips that are not available in the Philippines for SGD 0.50 – 8 depending on its brand and size.
Hope I help you save on your upcoming Singapore adventure. So my friend, enjoy your vacation and don’t forget to buy me a pack of flavored Yakult (priced at SGD 3.10). Hihihi!