5 days in Singapore next May .. HELP !!!

Travel Forums Asia 5 days in Singapore next May .. HELP !!!

1. Posted by lee.255 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I and my friend plan to go to Singapore next May in backpacking type for 4 to 5 days, but actually we don't know much about this country. Can anybody share some experiences of places to go, food, and where to go shopping (as I know that Singapore is a very good country for go shopping)

Moreover, I refer to some websites about renting hostels in Singapore, but actually I don't know which one is better. Can you share some information about good hostels for us? Is there any hostels with cheap prices but the quality is ok ??

Thank you very much !!!!

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3. Posted by Suzi_00 (Budding Member 43 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Singapore is amazing!! I loved it and I think about it sooo much!!! Don't worry too much. I didn't plan, it's so easy to find your way around there, you'll probably fall on your feet. It's such a cool city and everything is in english!
If you get a train to orchard road stop (think it's a red line but it will be so easy to work out I promise) and get off there is loads of shops. There are so many shopping centres I found every time I tried to go under the underpass to cross the road I ended up in one!!
Hostel world is good, or look on the accommodation on this website. Hostels are cheap and good value in Singapore. I stayed in 98SG and found comfy beds, air con, free breakfast and use of computer unlimited. All for £6 a night :) Showers and toilets weren't great so maybe check out something similar if that's a turn off.
If you are using a train there are cards which you can get a bit like oyster cards (if you've ever been to london) trains and buses are really cheap! Food if you find the right places is very cheap too. The city is so clean and trains and buses is all air conned which is needed out there! :)
Hope this is helpful?
I went to the zoo and night safari which is amazing! Check out Sentosa beach and the Chinese and Japanese gardens if you want to chill and sunbathe :) The city is beautiful at night, esp down by the river near the Milan!
When I went travelling last year Singapore was a place I could move to tomorrow so I hope you like it as much as I do.


4. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 5355 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I stayed at The Inn Crowd which was a great hostel.

Further to Suzi_00's suggestions, I'd recommend the botanic gardens as a nice tranquil escape from the city, Little India, Arab Street, the Raffles hotel, and the waterfront area - Clarke Quay and Boat Quay.

Have a drink in the bar at the top of the Swisshotel for great views of the city.

5. Posted by OffGrid (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Singapore cool country (City) for Shoppers, Night life lovers and for everyone.
I don't know about hostel but i can suggest places to visit. Sgp is shoppers city, you will find malls at all the places. Go to Suntech City or orchard road for apparels. Sim Lim or Funnan mall for electronic goods you will find some good deals there.
As bex76 has suggested go to Botanic garden, there Orchid park as well and it amazing. hundreds of orchid variety.

if you want to do some cycling you can go Pulau Ubin, it's small island nearby abd you fet ferry from changi village. its small hilly area cover with tropical rain forest and there are some very good sites.

Have fun in singapore, let me kknow if you need help i stay in singapore. :)

6. Posted by sez127 (Budding Member 48 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!


I'm off to Singapore for 5 days on my own in September so this is great advice, thanks everyone :)

I've booked in with River City Inn hostel which is near Clarke Quay I think. I couldnt find one bad review and peeps said how clean and friendly it was with brekkie and internet included!

Can't wait to explore Singapore

Sarah x

7. Posted by crackajack (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

On Friday or Saturday head down to the Fullerton hotel where they have a Chocolate buffet!! its AMAZING!! all the chocolate treats you can manage, the hotel is beautiful this is where i stayed with a balcony overlooking the harbour!!

8. Posted by RogerLong (Budding Member 21 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Singapore is pretty good attraction in Asia where unique culture outstanding beauty with plenty of popular destinations are located which attract tourist and visitors comes from all over the world especially for Sentosa, Singapore Zoo, Universal Studios, Chinatown and Boat Quay are the main tourist’s attraction.