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Singapore- accomodation and travell help required

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1. Posted by khetmegoli (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

hello everyone......

Me and my wife are to go to singapore this mid july-2007, regarding an educational Workshop supposed to be held for 10 days at Singapore polytechinic, Since the fees of the workshop is too high for us, we are looking for some cheap and safe accomodation alternatives near the polytechnic area which is affordable to any student. Not looking for anything very lavish....but the place has to be just clean and tidy enough...no other facilities like TV, Swimming pool, etc. sought after,

We had plans of getting in to YMCA hostels but they too are expensive. Guys pls. help us, and even kindly inform us about the daily bare-minimum veg.Food expenditures.

Regards

Dhaval Shah.

2. Posted by huishan (Full Member 96 posts) 9y

Hey,

there are no hostels / apartments near the Singapore Poly to my knowledge. Most of the hostels are situated around the town area unless you want a home stay.

YMCA should be one of the cheapest around? If not, try staying in hostels, about 20++ per night.

Daily expenditure, if you are going to just eat out for all 3 meals, i would say 30 bucks for utmost comfort, 20 for really budgetted.

3. Posted by skyef (Full Member 105 posts) 9y

Hi,

Yea, it's challenging when we have to live on a tight budget due to many reasons. As far as i know of, there is no HDB (house development board) flat rooms for rent in such a short time (it'd be the cheapest). But then again, this would require a longer commitment unlike in certain countries where it's possible to just rent for a week or so. Your best choice would probably be settling for what Hui San suggested. However, i did heard of people who actually camp over in recreational areas and stay for a long time, at the East Coast Park for example. There are loos and bathrooms available plus this is not a forbidden activity. But i might not want to suggest this, since sourcing for the food and hygiene wise may not be good thing. On food, you can just grab some really budget vegetarian meals from a food court, which comprise of chinese and indian style - about Sing dollar 15 for 3 meals per day exclude drinks..

4. Posted by khetmegoli (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

Thanks a lot buddies....

still am looking for some good backpacker hostels, any where in singapore as i am told that singapore has a very good and effecient subway system, so my worry of staying close to the polytechnic is no more....but can u still suggest some cheap and good accomodations

I am trying at YMCA, but is there any other options available......what about the chaepest air-fairs.........from india,.......do you have any ideas..........

Please guys churn on your brains and help us

Regards

Dhaval

5. Posted by huishan (Full Member 96 posts) 9y

hey,

jetstar? i dont know if jetstar has started flying to india, but apparantly they have plans to.

6. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 9y

[quote=skyef]Hi,

Yea, it's challenging when we have to live on a tight budget due to many reasons. As far as i know of, there is no HDB (house development board) flat rooms for rent in such a short time (it'd be the cheapest). But then again, this would require a longer commitment unlike in certain countries where it's possible to just rent for a week or so.

Rent for a month??? are tourist allowed to do that in Singapore and is that common?

Tourist from Southeast Asian countries are only allowed to stay in Singapore for two weeks? No Visa required though.