Plan Your Trip Early and Get There Cheap!
Everyone knows this first tip. The trick in getting the best deal for your airfare is to book early. Be a camper and keep scrolling through the various airlines offering piso fares or promo deals. People usually go with Cebu Pacific or Jetstar, we went with Jetstar and the service was good and we had no complications the entire way. Remember to book early, finish your online check-ins, and consider if you would want to apply for extra baggage weight allocation for all your shopping and pasalubong.
Make Time for a Food Trip!
One thing you should remember is to try the food in Singapore! It’s tempting to go into the well-known restaurants or establishments and dine there, but I recommend the ‘hawker’ food centers and the food courts. Here you can find the most famous food choices that is frequented by locals. Ya Kun Kaya Toast is the one-stop breakfast shop with coffee, eggs, and toast. It is a classic Singaporean breakfast meal. Of course there’s the spicy Laksa noodles for your spicier choice and make sure you get at least one meal in of chicken rice. Be it roasted or steamed, it’s the best. Yes. The best.
Make Sure to See the ‘Touristy’ Sights First
The Marina Bay Sands area is home to the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, the famous Merlion statue, and the Gardens by the Bay. The two domes of the Gardens house thousands of plants and flowers and other types of fauna that make for some excellent nature photography. These are all very posh and very modern tourist sights that you just have to see. The skyline of the city is especially beautiful at night.
No visit to Singapore is complete without a tour of Universal Studios in Sentosa. Take a well-timed photo by the globe to get that picture-perfect shot and make sure to ride the Transformers 4D attraction. The long line is definitely worth it.
For a more street level tourist experience, visit Haji Lane. This street is full of artistic designs, boutiques, shops, and select hobby finds. Bring your most comfortable walking shoes and get ready to walk your way around Singapore…it will all be worth it, I promise.