3 Days Singapore Itinerary: Things To Do in Singapore on a Budget

If you’re looking for a travel destination where you don’t have to worry about your safety, Singapore is a perfect tourist spot whether you’re alone, with friends or with the family. Since it is a safe place for tourists, you can travel alone to any parts of the city at any time of the year. The small yet extremely prosperous island nation features a clean and exciting city with lots of stunning places to visit, even with your 3 days Singapore itinerary. Although the city may look like a travel destination for the rich, travelers on a budget can create fun memories from their quick vacation in the city. So if you have your ticket and have packed up everything you need for the trip, here are some of the cool things to do while in the beautiful island-city-nation called Singapore.


Traveling in Singapore on a Budget

The first thing you need to understand when visiting in Singapore is that living in the country is expensive. In fact, it is dubbed as the most expensive city in the world according to travel experts. Now don’t let this fact scare you from visiting the gorgeous city in Southeast Asia. Tourists on a 3 days Singapore itinerary can enjoy their stay because there are many things to do in the city even when you’re on a budget.


Day 1

Singapore’s Iconic Districts

Visiting stunning places on your first day is not a bad idea if you have the money to spend. Since they are expensive, you need to spend a lot of cash for transportation, entrance fee, and other charges for these gorgeous tourist spots. Unfortunately, you don’t have enough money to visit every beautiful destination in the country since you are traveling on a budget. You need to be wise in how you spend your money when you’re in Singapore on a budget. There are many cool places to visit where you don’t have to pay a lot of money for you to enjoy and make memories. Singapore’s iconic districts in Marina Bay, Fort Canning Park, Singapore Chinatown, and Downtown Core.


Marina Bay District

Marina Bay offers a stunning example of the epic development of the city with lots of gorgeous and luxurious travel destinations for the local people and foreign tourists. The iconic Merlion statue and Marina Bay Sands of Singapore sits at the waterfront Merlion Park in the Marina Bay district. Backpackers can enjoy the magnificent view of the bay while appreciating twhe impressive architecture of the beautiful structures surrounding the place. You can also visit the man-made marvel Super Grove of Gardens (Gardens by the Bay) where tree-like structures between 25 and 50 meters tower the beautiful blue sky of the city. These alien-looking landscapes are best to look at during the evening. If you’re traveling with your kids, the Singapore Flyer is an exciting ride for the family.

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Fort Canning Park

If you’re into history, you’ll love your visit to one of the most important hills in Singapore. 14th-century kings and queens lived in the small hill of Fort Canning Park. In the 19th-century, it was home to the British Army Barracks. Fort Canning Park was also the place where the Japanese army surrendered in Singapore during World War II. The historic tourist destination offers a lot of historical information, Instagram-worthy spots, and living proofs of the past. Don’t forget to visit the famous Fort Canning Lighthouse, the Battlebox, and the Gothic Gate while you’re in Fort Canning Park.


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Singapore Chinatown

The Chinese people were among the first inhabitants of the city of Singapore. Singapore Chinatown is an iconic Chinese district where you can wisely spend your first day without missing out on the fun and excitement of the city. It is an inexpensive place to visit, learn about the early inhabitants of Singapore, and take beautiful photographs. You can spend your breakfast or lunch in Singapore Chinatown since the food there is worth trying out!

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Downtown Core

The financial center of Singapore features some of the iconic structures and monuments of the past. Downtown Core offers inexpensive sightseeing and tour of the beautiful district of the city. Visit monuments, museums, and mementos to know more about the colorful history of Singapore while at Downtown Core.


Day 2

Sentosa’s Beaches

The second day is the best time for you to relax and enjoy the pristine waters and the stunning view of Mother Nature. The gorgeous beaches of Sentosa are cost-saving without sacrificing fun and the opportunity to create long-lasting memories of your time in Singapore. If you’re looking for a picturesque place, bring your swimsuit, a beach mat, sunblock, some food, and a towel and head down to one of Sentosa’s beaches.


MacRitchie Treetop Walk

Are you brave enough to walk the free-standing suspension bridge at MacRitchie Reservoir? If you’re looking for adventure, the 250 meters TreeTop Walk is worth checking out while in Singapore.

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Haw Par Villa

Learn about Chinese mythology and marvel at the depiction of the “Ten Courts of Hell.” The park offers more than just the moral values of Chinese mythology. You’ll enjoy and marvel at the beauty of the old park that has been established in the 1930s.

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Changi Beach Park

Changi Beach Park offers a 28-hectare beach park located at the northern tip of Changi in the eastern region of Singapore. It is considered as one of the oldest coastal parks in Singapore. Changi Beach Park is the perfect place for bbq, swimming, and even just relaxing with friends and family.


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There are many things to do while in the waterfront district including an exciting experience at Adventure Cove Waterpark, an amazing view of aquatic creatures at S.E.A. Aquarium, a ride at the Royal Albatross, and an amusing experience of watching the crane dance at Resort World Sentosa.

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Day 3

Little India

Visit one of the most colorful districts in Singapore when you travel to Little India. First developed in the 1840s, Little India is home to temples, spice shops, and other Indian shops in the lively district.


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The Southern Ridges

Enjoy the view of the city from the Southern Ridges. The 10km trail from Mount Faber allows you to experience the warmth of the sun while you appreciate the beauty of the prosperous city of Singapore.


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Singapore Botanic Gardens

Founded more than 150 years ago, the 82-hectare Singapore Botanic Gardens is home to more than 10,000 different species of flora. It is a perfect destination if you are traveling with your family since it offers an affordable adventure for kids and adults alike.


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Singapore Zoo

Experience being up close with nature when you watch the different species of animals at Singapore Zoo. There are lots of activities for kids and adults that will surely keep you entertained.


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Orchard Road

Before you go home, don’t forget to get something for your friends or family as a souvenir from your 3 days Singapore vacation on a budget. Get your souvenir from Singapore’s most famous shopping street. You can find luxurious brands and premium items for your family and friends at Orchard Road.


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