Singapore is a cosmopolitan city-state and is considered one of the world’s leading economic centres in finance and shipping. If you are travelling the city even if you are on a budget, here are some of the things that you can see and do:
Eat at the Boat Quay. This is a perfect place for anyone who wants to go for good dining and entertainment. After a relaxing day of sightseeing, visit the alfresco pubs and restaurants. If you want quality Japanese steak, try Wakanui.
Visit the Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay. Located along the Marina Bay, this sophisticated landscaping project is made of fake “supertrees” with the heights of 80 to 160 feet. The metal constructions mostly have 200 species of orchids, ferns, and other tropical plants and coated around the structure creating a lush, colourful skin. It is fun to walk around these Supertrees and will even be in awe of its creation.
Hang out at Sentosa. A popular island not just with locals but also with tourists. For just $18 SGD, you will be able to visit Tiger Sky Tower, which is Asia’s tallest observation tower. You can also visit Universal Studios located in Sentosa. This little island is also the home of great bars and restaurants and beaches too.
A day at Singapore Zoo. Considered one of the best in the world. The Singapore Zoo covers a land area of 70 acres and is the home of over 3,600 mammals, birds and reptiles. Entrance to the zoo cost around $70 SGD.
Before you go abroad, it is necessary to prepare and have all your things ready and packed before you go. Here are some things you need to prepare before you head to your travel destination:
Get guidebooks. Guidebooks mostly include maps, give you information regarding the sites you want to visit, and keywords or phrases that are common in the country. You can easily download such guidebooks online these days so you can carry them anywhere.
Buy tickets for places you want to visit now. Instead of buying tickets to important places you want to visit in the country you want to visit, why not by them now while you are still in your home? This way, you will avoid more lines and uncertainties if you are getting the right price when you are there or if the tickets are still available. You can even find more great deals targeted to you when you book in advance.
Don’t forget your charger adapter. Different countries have different size plugs and voltages. Make sure you know what they use and bring the necessary charger adapter in case you need one.
Check the voltage of your gadgets. There is nothing worse than bringing an adapter and still not being able to use a blow-dryer just because the voltage is not enough. Again, always check the voltage used in that country and make sure you do the proper arrangements for your own electronics. If the voltage is different, you may ask help from your hotel as they can properly assist you with this.
A lot of us want to save money for travel but they just don’t know how to start and when to start. It is like they will be motivated to save now but will spend the saving after a while. If you want to save and travel later, here are some tips you can follow:
Know what you spend. It is difficult to spend without knowing what you are spending most of your money. Aside from paying your rent and utility bills, expect some surprise expenses you might not knowingly spending. To start saving, track every cent you are spending. Yes! Every cent count. What you might be spending paying for a Starbucks coffee every morning may be one reason why you cannot travel.
Set a goal. There is no sense going on a vacation spot and not even planning ahead about how much you might spend there. Better get a sense of your location and the average spending locals and travellers do there and round up the number. But also make sure you bring some extra cash and not just the roundup number.
Set your home budget. Now that you know how much you are spending and what for, you can now create a more realistic budget and adjust your life expenses accordingly. While you may have to curb down on some unnecessary spending but you know that if you follow your budget, your dream vacation is not that far to reach. Just knowing that your next vacation is soon to happen will motivate you enough.
The tips above can help you set up your travel fund. You don’t need to be rich to love travel, but you’ll need to be creative about saving money for travel.