Clarke Quay, Singapore
A first glimpse at Singapore sparks many to assume you need to spend $300 a night at one of Singapore’s spectacular hotels to enjoy the city. With a bit of additional research, I found some great budget hotel options around Clarke Quay that are literally a five minute walk from the Merlion and the waterfront area. More research revealed that there are hawker stalls serving up excellent and affordable traditional dishes behind Boat Quay. The point I am trying to make here is that Singapore can indeed be explored on a budget in a comfortable manner, but it takes some research. Throw in Singapore’s seamless, affordable and efficient MRT network into the mix and you start to get the idea.
Sentosa Island, China Town, Little India, the Singapore Zoo (and the Night Safari) are just a few of the places to check out while in the city. Depending on your budget you may prefer to focus on Little India and China Town to soak up the culture of the city without emptying your wallet. Believe it or not, my most memorable experience of Singapore didn’t cost a penny.