Singapore: a very common landing spot for a layover while traveling anywhere to and from South-East Asia. While commonly known at least for Marina Bay Sands, the giant pandas, fine-dining, and its extravagant shopping opportunities, there is a lot more to the city than just the pictures you see in travel brochures. It is possible to visit in Singapore as far as your layover is longer than a few hours – and you can do it without spending much money at all!
- Residents of many European countries don’t need a visa for a short visit. 0 euros spent.
- Leave your luggage at the Changi Airport. Left Baggage counter provided by EASYBAG is cheap and safe! Storage of a bag for a day will put you down roughly 3 euros. Ouch!
- The next question is how to get to the city cheaply. Use a train! The train is easy and affordable. Return trip to city should be around 5 Singaporean Dollars (3 Euros). So far so good.
- Now you’re in the city! Walk around, look around, take photos and eat cheap ice cream. The key here is to not visit Gucci, Louis Vuitton, or Prada flagship stores. Just stick to 7-eleven, and your credit card will not get maxed out.
- Singapore is one of the cleanest and safest Asian cities, and it is a pleasure to walk around town. In case the midday heat starts getting into you, just go inside one of the many malls and cool down.