Almost-No-Cost Two-Day Exploration of Singapore

With its dynamic cuisine, beautiful trails, friendly faces and environmentally-friendly infrastructures, 2 days can give you a taste of what this concrete jungle has to offer.

Christian Andrei Laplap (Contributor) | Sept. 5, 2022 | 100 reads
Almost-No-Cost Two-Day Exploration of Singapore
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With its dynamic cuisine, beautiful trails, friendly faces and environmentally-friendly infrastructures, 2 days can give you a taste of what this concrete jungle has to offer.

Before I dive into the nitty-gritty though, first things first: my preparations!

With the current pandemic along with the monkeypox, a lot of additional requirements have been in place to ensure safety and security among its people and its borders. With that in mind, here are the necessary documents I needed when I visited Singapore:

Proof of vaccination
SG Arrival Card and e-Health Declaration to be filled-up three days before departure on their Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website
Insurance
PCR Test or Antigen Rapid Test (ART) two days before departure for those non-fully vaccinated visitors

Once I had the additional necessary requirements, I was ready to go to Singapore!

Hotel

Hotel
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There are so many hotels in Singapore to choose from. Backpackers and budget hotels range from S$20 to S$100. However, if you are after comfort, book the mid-tier hotels that may cost you around S$200 - $400 per night.

Marina Bay Sands and other similar hotels cost a whopping $700 per night.

The hotel we stayed at was near the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) which was literally just at the corner of the hotel, but it was also surrounded with stalls of a variety of food to crave for. I even had Korean, Indian and Malaysian meals on separate meals. Not only are the stalls near, but there are marts and malls just a walking distance from the hotel.

If you wish to find a cheaper hotel though, I suggest a Backpackers Hostel since they only cost around 20 SGD per night.

Transportation

You need an EZ Link card to get around Singapore. Not only is paying in cash more expensive, it will also save you the hassle of fishing for coins constantly. By the way, an EZ Link card costs around 15 SGD. You can get one at any MRT station or at 7-Eleven.

You can get around Singapore buy bus, train or taxi.

DAY 1

DAY 1
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Now that the hotel is out of the way, I can finally share with you what occurred after arriving at the hotel and it was my visit to Sentosa. More specifically, the beaches of Sentosa for you beach lovers out there.

After taking the train to Sentosa and dropping off at the Beach Station, I went to Siloso beach to enjoy the sun and the refreshing air with views of the harbor. I even took a dip just like many of the tourists there and enjoyed the cool waters. After that was settled, I went to Palawan Beach to try the difference and, boy, were they unique. The best part is that this is free. Yes, there is no charge for enjoying the beach.

But if you wish to spend money though then there is Universal Studios beside Beach Station or Luge in the Beach Station. There were even Animal Encounters, Ziplines and Bungy Jumping, Scentopia, and an open space for group activities called Sapphire Pavilion.

Afterwards, I then rode on the cable cars which cost around 38 SGD depending on the destinations you wish to ride on and drop off of. I rode the one that brought me back to Singapore City and that was the end of the day!

The best part of the Beach Station was that it was senior friendly with its carts to take you to the different areas with no charge. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the ride and drop off to the places you want to visit. (I suggest taking the carts since it is hot)

DAY 2

DAY 2
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On my second day, I toured around Marina Bay and enjoyed the scenery of the Merlion, the buildings such as Marina Bay Sands, the Singapore Flyer, among many of the views to see. Just a stroll (especially at night– since it is more lively at night) truly envelops you as to what Singapore has to offer and once again a stroll and picture with the Merlion himself (or herself– not one to judge!) is free.

If you wish to spend money though then you can take a ferry ride around Singapore or even to Indonesia!

That’s the end of my visit to Singapore. I made a nature and city visit that truly made me capture the culture of Singapore and was it worth it. What else do you recommend that is free or costs little? Share now and comment down below.

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