Can you believe that you can enjoy getting around in Singapore just by spending around IDR 1 million? It might sounds impossible, especially with the fact that Singapore is famous as an expensive country to live.
Well, believe it or not, right now Passpod will prove you that you can enjoy Singapore just by having IDR 1 million in hand, WHOLE DAY LONG. Pay attention from the beginning til the end, okay? We guarantee you will believe it and you’ll eager to have a holiday in Singapore!
1. Use Mass Transportation
This is the most essential, most important thing when going to Singapore! Thanks to the advanced transportation infrastructure in Singapore, now you can go everywhere conveniently with mass transportation modes.
With S$ 12 (± IDR 125k), you can get an EZ Link card or Singapore Tourist Pass to get unlimited ride of MRT, LRT and city buses all day. There is also a Singapore Tourist Pass package for S$ 16 which can be used for 2 days and S$ 20 for 3 days without limits. This card is being sold at MRT stops, Changi Airport, or at a convenient store like 7Eleven.
Wanna make it muuuuch cheaper? Then, you can borrow a friend’s or family’s EZ Link card that has already been to Singapore. After that, you can refill the balance, the amount can be estimated according to your travel needs. If you buy EZ Link / Singapore Tourist Pass cards online, they also provide EZ Link combos with various attraction tickets. Like this one, Gardens by the Bay with Singapore Tourist Pass bundle at Passpod. Guaranteed BEST DEALS!
2. Go to Free Tourist Spot
There are a lot of landmark in Singapore that are free to enjoy! Every corner of the city in Singapore continues to be decorated and become a tourist attraction. For the sake of pimping your Instagram gallery while in Singapore, you don’t need to spend a lot of money, even it can free!
Yep, once again there are a lot of free tourist spots in Singapore. From the most basic “starter pack” such as the Merlion statue, to the most trending spot such as Supertree Grove of Gardens by the Bay area or the Haji Lane. In fact, Changi airport is such a grand airport! It can also be a place for you to have fun.
Also, there are some spots that are actually not intended as a tourist attraction, but they are now is trending among millennials. For example, the colorful office headquarter MCI Building or Esplanade Bridge.
3. Look for Cheap Street Food Hawker
One more important thing that is crucial at every traveling time. Normally, you can spend S$ 5 (± IDR 50k) for a meal, but there are many street food hawker restaurants or street food place in SG that offers cheaper prices.
How cheap? You can get foods like nasi lemak, chicken rice, or noodles for S$ 2 (± IDR 20k). Where can you get it? Foods like this are mostly sold at the street food district, such as China Town Complex Food Center, Tekka Center Little India, and others.
Want to make it cheaper than that? Look for hostels that also provide breakfast. If necessary, bring your own drink water bottle so you don’t have to buy drinks outside.
4. Stay at Hostel
If you stay at a hotel in SG, you need to spend more than IDR 1 million on average . Even though you can split bills with your friends, affording hotel in Singapore will cost a lot on your traveling budget. If you think about it, this accommodation cost can be spend at something else right?
Agree, right? Well, it’s better if you stay at a hostel that costs around IDR 200k. Besides being cheaper, you can get new acquaintance as your roommate. If you are afraid to stay in one room with strangers, you may invite your friends to stay in the same hostel room.
In addition, it is better if you choose accommodation that is close to the station or bus stop. It’s for your convenience during the trip!
5. Rent WIFI Modem
Well, your plan to boast yourself during your time in Singapore will be destroyed if you don’t have an internet connection. Not only to “flex” in social media, you also need an internet connection to find transportation routes, places to eat, tourist attractions, and so on. It’s not a “need” anymore, it’s a “MUST NEED” to you.
Instead of being troubled for changing local SIM cards or finding a public WiFi service in Singapore, you just need to rent a WiFi modem. Besides your internet needs are met, the price is cheaper and you can carry it everywhere!
For example, you can get the cheapest modem rental on Passpod, you can surf the internet freely in Singapore with IDR 45k a day. And again, a Passpod modem can be connected to 5 devices at the same time. You can count it yourself, if you got 5 person to split bills to have Passpod modem while in SG. It makes everyone Rp 9,000 / day! Crazy!
After doing the tips above, let’s calculate the total expense for traveling to Singapore!
|Expense Type||Amount (IDR)|
|Two-Way Ticket of Jakarta – Singapore||1,200,000|
|Hostel (2 days 1 night)||200,000|
|Transportation Fee (2 days)||170,000|
|Eat 3x a day (2 days)||120,000|
|Rent Passpod (2 days)||90,000|
Well, that is the cost for 2 days! If we breakdown once more, it means that one day in Singapore only costs around IDR 1 million. Now you guys can believe it right? Prepare your itinerary! To make it even easier, you can make your own itinerary or in collaborative way with your friends at Passpod. Then it’s time time to apply for day-off so you can travel to Singapore!
Have a nice holiday! Don’t forget, besides carrying your passport, take your Passpod too!