Singapore is one expensive place to travel. Food is like SG$3-10 a pop and there are only a few choices for backpacking accommodations here and it’s not actually cheap. But I do love the ease of their transportation system here that it’s easy to find your way around the small country island by Bus or Train. And for such a small place there’s a hodgepodge of things to do and places to visit, even if they may be artificially constructed or whatever earthly natural attraction is left of the country.
Route: If there is one good reason why I would want to live in Singapore, it’s their transport system. It’s so convenient I’m sure an obsessive-compulsive would feel at home. Plotting a route on a small country like this isn’t really that necessary. My home base is from Geylang and from there I can go to different points around Singapore via their public transportation.
I really have no fixed itinerary during my stay in Singapore but I found that there are several things that I was able to visit places I wasn’t able to write about but I think these ones are the main highlights during my 11 day stay in Singapore (October 15-25, 2009)
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- Great Food Needs no Signboard
- Remembering Sichuan and more in Singapore Food Street
- Singapore’s World of Flavor (1 of 2)
Travel Budget: Like I said, Singapore is an expensive city to stay for a long time unlike other South East Asian Countries. But I was able to trim down my cost and only spend SG$ 336.85 (P10,964.07) for 11 days. Well there are several factors why I only spent so little
- My airfare was courtesy of Nuffnang for the Asia Pacific Blog Awards which I just asked the flight dates to be extended
- I was staying at a friend’s place there so I didn’t have to spend on accommodations
So majority of my spending is on food and transportation averaging SG$ 20-30 per day
Ferdz Decena is an award-winning travel photographer, writer and blogger. His works has found print in publications such as Singapore Airlines’s Silver Kris, Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay, Cebu Pacific’s Smile and Seair InFlight. He has also lent his expertise to various organizations like the Oceana Philippines, Lopez Group Foundation, Save the Children and World Vision, contributing quality images for their marketing materials.