Singapore: The Basics


Gardens. Clean streets. Organization. Wide roads. Sedans.

This was as different from Indonesia as could possibly be.

My budget for my entire for days in Singapore was $100.00 USD including accommodations.

Naturally, I booked an uber. My hostel was $12 USD a night, leaving me with $64 USD for the rest of the week.


In Singapore, they use Singaporean Dollars. Ten Singaporean dollars is about $7.30 USD. This meant that after the Uber, I had about 80 Singaporean dollars to spend.


After the initial Uber, I either walked or took public transit. It was efficient and effective. Additionally, I was able to see a lot of Singapore. My hostel also arranged free airport transfers.


Singapore, compared to both Bali and Seoul, felt very western. It was clean, well-lit, and organized. The place I stayed was the cheapest place I could find. I would recommend splurging for a nicer place.


In Singapore, everyone spoke enough English to communicate effectively.


I ate in every night. Coincidentally, another American offered me 5 Singaporean dollars to cook for him, and for the rest of the time, I was able to cook for people in the hostel, which covered my groceries for the duration of my stay.




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