The first country outside of India that I visited was Singapore. And it seems like that also applies to most other India. Geographical proximity is the reason. It only takes about 2 hours to get there from Jakarta. Another factor that causes the crowds of India on holiday to Singapore is the cheap flight ticket prices. Even if we are lucky, we can get a promo flight ticket.
Before going to Singapore, prepare this first!
The first thing to prepare is a passport! Because without a passport, you cannot be free in and out of other countries. Make sure your passport validity period is not less than 6 months from the date of departure. If your passport has expired, please extend it. Well, for those of you who don’t have a passport, you can make it online.
2. Round Trip Ticket
The price of a normal flight ticket from Jakarta to Singapore is around Rp. 400,000 – Rp. 600,000 for one way. Fortunately for you who can get a promo ticket Jakarta – Singapore. Airlines such as Air Asia, Jetstar, and Tigerair often hold promos. So, if you want to go to Singapore with a minimal budget, you must follow the latest information from them.
3. Booking Lodging
Flight tickets might be available at cheap prices, but the cost of living while there is sometimes enough to make a thin bag.
You have to be smart in choosing to lodge. There are many choices of hotels and hostels in Singapore. If your budget is sufficient, the hotel is a very comfortable lodging alternative. But if your budget is minimal, try staying at a hostel. The tariff is quite affordable, around 100-300 thousand of rupiah per night. To get a cheaper price, book accommodation a month before departure. In addition to making it easier for you when in Singapore later, choose a hotel or hostel that is located close to public spaces.
The most important thing before traveling is an itinerary or itinerary. Write all your travel plans in detail, such as; how long will be there, will visit any place; what time will visit, and many more.
Singapore offers a variety of transportation options that are very clean, fast, and convenient for domestic and foreign tourists who come there. The most popular transportation is MRT (Mass Rapid Transportation). Besides that, we can also use LRT, bus, or taxi.
In order to save more money in Singapore, you should have an STP (Singapore Tourist Pass) card. STP can only be used to pay for train (MRT and LRT) fares and buses. The STP rate includes a card deposit fee of S $ 10, which you can later take back when returning the card, as long as it is still within the specified time period.
Things You Should Do and You Shouldn’t Do in Singapore
- Don’t be shy about asking food prices
- Bring a map of the Singapore MRT line
- Bring empty drinking bottles to save expenses. You can refill your empty bottles in various water tap in Singapore
- Bid when shopping
- Bring an international adapter
You may not:
- Spitting carelessly
- Throwing smoking carelessly if you don’t want to pay a fine of SGD 1,980
- Doing vandalism
- Bring too much cash