Essential Tips for Your First Trip to Singapore

Singapore is one of the cleanest countries in the world and this is just one of the many reasons why many people love to visit this country.  Although a small country, Singapore boasts modern trappings and a wide variety of tourist spots that are worth every tourist’s precious time. So if you are traveling to this city, here are some essential tips you can use for a wonderful vacation.

1.       Use the public transportation

 Singapore has impressive transportation and if you want the fastest way to get to your destinations, you better ride the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT). This will save you a lot of cash. When you get here, make sure you get the Singapore Tourist Pass for only $7.50USD and get unlimited travel for a day.

2.       Eat like the locals

Singapore is home to Michelin-star restaurants that offer mouth-watering cuisines.  However, you don’t have to dine in costly restaurants. If you really want to get the most of Singapore, we suggest that you dine in the food centres and hawker stalls around ChinaTown, and eat like the locals. Surprisingly, they scrumptious meals like Chicken Rice, Chili Crab and Laksa ( a spicy noodle soup).

3.       Visit the Gardens by the Bay as early as possible

Although the Gardens by the Bay is awesome during night, it can be quite crowded around this time. Moreover, it closes early so if you don’t want to miss this beautiful view, it is best that you come here early. Other places like the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest open up at 9am. Going here 15 minutes early will help you avoid the long line of visiting tourists who also want to see the view.

4.       It’s okay to drink tap water

Don’t worry the water in Singapore is safe to drink. This is a great opportunity to save on buying water in a bottle. We suggest that you bring refillable water bottles so you can get free water as you tour and help save the world get rid of plastic trash.

5.       Take advantage of the Happy Hour

Alcohol can really get pricey in Singapore. A glass of cocktail can cause as much as $16.50USD and much more when you go downtown. But here’s the key. If you really want to experience an awesome nightlife in Singapore, you need to wait for the Happy Hour.  When the clock ticks at 5pm, Happy Hour in Singapore starts kicking and will stop at around 9pm. All bars across the city will normally have their prices going down too.

There are a lot of things to do in Singapore. Don’t limit your day by sightseeing just one city. Since Singapore is a small country, you can maximize your time when you visit every iconic spot when you get here.

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