One of the most sparkling parts of Asia, Singapore is all about lights, color, music, and entertainment. And amidst the chaotic celebration is a ruminant village, still meandering within its cultural roots and religious tales. One of the safest travel destinations in the world, there’s nothing that can stop you from planning your vacation to this gorgeous country next time! So, if you are a solo traveler who is looking to plan your upcoming trip here, following are some travel tips that you can consider browsing through!
Gardens by the Bay in Singapore [PC: Wikimedia]
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Choose Public Transport
Singapore is unbelievably well connected. Whether it be the bus or underground, you can roam around freely all day long! However, most public transport services are limited during late hours and you may have to rely on taxis, which may be a little on the expensive side! Planning your itinerary here plays an important role. If you plan smart, you can always save those couple of bucks. There are transport apps too, and it’s best to download them for easy transportation.
Cash and the Likes
While it isn’t necessary that you carry cash everywhere, it’s better to have some on you. Cards are accepted everywhere, and ATMs are also available all over.
Tipping is not necessary here, although it is appreciated.
Singapore is expensive when it comes to accommodation and shopping. Plan smart and book in advance to get the best deals.
Wi-Fi is literally everywhere. Parks, museums, and all other public places have Wi-Fi. it’s best to make use of this luxury, rather than buying any kind of internet for your phone.
Rules and Regulations
Singapore has strict rules and regulations regarding cleanliness and violence. It is best to read about them in detail as you want to avoid offending anyone by mistake. Also, since you are traveling alone, it’s better you are aware of all that you could go wrong!
Friendly people all over this country, from locals to tourists, this land will bring out the best in you! Opt for hostels as it is a great place to meet new people! However, don’t confine yourself to hostels, experience solitude in your hotel room, set out to different places to meet new people and don’t fear new experiences, embrace them and all their mystique.
Whether it’s food, shopping or sites, Singapore has endless possibilities for you to explore. Set out to Sentosa, spend a day at Jurong Bird Park, go for a small cruise, stroll through Chinatown and eat in Little India! With myriad cuisines, this country accommodates all, from the meat lovers to vegans and everyone in between!
Merlion Park in Singapore [PC: Wikimedia]
Also, worth noting, is that Orchard road is one of the best places for shopping!
No worries here! English is widely spoken and understood by all!
There you are… all set to make Singapore your next solo travel destination, start planning the trip soon! Pack your bags, and plan this lovely time with yourself. Pamper yourself and splurge on this festive land.
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21 thoughts on “Tips for Visiting Singapore for a Solo Traveler”
Singapore is an astonishing travel destination and it has lots to offer, Nafisa. Plus, it seems like a perfect destination for solo travel. When would it be the best time of the year to explore it?
Hi Agness! The best time to explore in between the month of Feb and April. During this time not too hot and so best to move around. To attend many festivals, not a bad idea to visit in Aug/Sep as well.
I would say these tips are spot on! We were just there a about a month ago and I loved the city so much. Three days was not enough. I hope to go back again but with more money since we’re traveling asia on a budget hahah. Despite having many free things, it was a bit expensive and people need to come prepared. Loved everything about it though!
Thanks Edith for sharing your experiences. 🙂
Being an expat in Singapore for decade now, I think Singapore is very very safe for first time solo traveller. Nothing to worry even if it’s your first time to travel abroad. A good place and perfect choice in Asia to start travelling. There’s so much to discover here while your points are quite helpful for solo travellers too.
Great to know from an expat! Thank you for sharing your thought 🙂
This blog will definitely work as tips and advice to my Singapore trip, this is indeed helpful. I am hopeful that my trip will be good. Thanks.
Good to know!
Solo traveling is really awesome experience. I read your blog you share the solo traveler info is absolutely correct. Great info about solo traveling. Very helpful blog. Thanks!
Great to know, thank you too!
Thank you for this article. I’m visiting Singapore this April. Can you suggest a low-budget restaurant for me? Thanks 🙂
Thank you too Gly and great to know you’re visiting Singapore shortly. For enjoying cheap eats, don’t miss to visit China Town Food Street and Little India. You’ll find many low-budget restaurants there to try many Asian to local cuisines. Happy Travels! 🙂
Thank you for this article. I’m visiting Singapore this June. Can you suggest a low-budget hotel for me? Thanks
Hi Milky, Good to know you’re visiting Singapore soon. If you’re looking for a low-budget hotel then best to go for hostel. There are many standard budget hostels in Singapore. Here are some selections of hostels and hotels, you may try to book. Royal Lodge on Pagoda Street, Bond Boutique Capsule Hotel, Campbell Inn, Hotel 1888 Collection, Hotel G Singapore, Orchard Grand Court, and OSS Backpackers Hostel.
Oh wow im planning to head to Singapore before the year ends and this is just extremely helpful. Thanks for this guide and detailed discussion about Singapore
Great to know, I wish you have cool time in Singapore.
Hi, can you please suggest an itinerary for 5 days in Singapore. Thanks in advance
Hello, For first two days explore Little India, Marina Bay, Orchard Road, Colonial District, and Kampong Glam. Third day you can keep for Chinatown and Sentosa Island. Thiong Bahru, Botanic Garden, and Singapore Zoo consider for last two days. Overall, it all depends on which area you select to stay. For budget accommodations best to stay nearby Little India.
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Thank for sharing your tips for solo travel in Singapore, Its really interesting to read. Thanks for dropping this post.
Singapore’s blend of modernity and tradition is simply captivating. I’m ready to be enchanted!