4D3N Singapore Tour Backpacker Style!

by Marley

Hi etour-singapore!=)

My partner and I will be arriving in Singapore from Clark, Philippines on September 26, 2010 at 15:40 in the afternoon and leaving on the 29th at 16:25 in the afternoon. We are both in our early twenties and we are backpackers -> we're on a very tight budget!=)

I would really really appreciate it if you could help us plan out our itinerary for this trip as there are so many places to visit in Singapore, we really don't know where to start!=( It's quite overwhelming to say the least..

Here are the places we want to visit while we are on the sunny little island.=)

- Sentosa
- Underwater World
_ Skyride + Luge
- Universal Studios
- Singapore Zoological Gardens
- Night Safari
- Jurong Bird Park
- Mint Museum of Toys
- Chinatown
- Little India
- Clark Quay
- Merlion Park
- Orchard Road
- Bras Basah
- Lau Pa Sat / Newton Circle

It's kind of a lot but from my research some of the places are quite near to each other.

I really do hope you could help us plan our trip as we would like to maximize the the time we have in Singapore.=)

Hope to hear from you soon!=)

Hi Marley

First of all, welcome to Singapore! Your enthusiasm shows through even as you make your itinerary request. So here goes...


After checking into your accommodation, take the MRT to Little India. Take the exit to Tekka Centre, where there's a great food centre to have cheapt, delicious, local dinner.

Thereafter, enjoy the sights, smells and sounds of this very vibrant part of Singapore.

From Tekka Centre, you may start to explore:

a) Serangoon Road (the main road in Little India),

b) the side streets, e.g. Buffalo Road,

c) the shops, temples, mosques and churches,

and culminate at Mustafa Centre.


10am-4pm: Universal Studios Singapore

4pm-6pm: Underwater World & Dolphin Lagoon

6pm onwards: Sentosa Luge & Skyride

Affordable dinner may be had at Kou Fu Food Court on Palawan Beach, or at the food court across the waters at Vivo City Mall.

If you still have time, Clarke Quay is a short MRT ride away. (MRT: Harbourfront to Clarke Quay)


Take the MRT to Bras Basah Station. Exit and enjoy:

a) National Museum, Singapore Art Museum, Mint Museum of Toys,

b) Waterloo Street and surrounding malls.

Proceed to the Marina Bay area, take in the sights and culminate at Merlion Park for the obligatory photo against the city skyline.

Have lunch at at Lau Pa Sat or The Food Place (Level 3, Raffles City Shopping Centre).

Plan to leave no later than 2pm for the Singapore Zoo.

What does this mean? You only have time to see just one or two attractions on Day 3 morning. So select the one you most want to see.

Transport to Singapore Zoo:

1) MRT to Ang Mo Kio, then Bus 138 to the Zoo.

2) Or take a taxi to save time.

Late afternoon: Singapore Zoo

Evening: Dinner & Singapore Night Safari

Money Saving Tips:

1) Dinner at the Night Safari can be quite expensive. So you might want to pack your own - buy something from one of the food stalls during lunch.

2) If you plan to visit at least 2 of the animal parks (Zoo, Night Safari & Bird Park), buy the 2-in-1 or 3-in-1 Park Hopper ticket for some discount.


You don't have time to see everything you have put in your plan. So be selective. Choose one from:

a) Jurong Bird Park


b) Chinatown


c) Orchard Road

Based on your requests, I have tried to throw in a few tips to save you money during your Singapore tour (food places, ticketing, transport options). I hope these come in handy.

Enjoy your Singapore tour.

Gabriel Tan

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Sep 22, 2010
Thank you!!=)
by: Marley

Hi Gabriel!=)

Thank you so much for your suggested itinerary. We will be making changes in our draft itinerary to incorporate your suggestions.=) I'll try to post the itinerary we have done after our trip. I'm so excited!=)

By the way, would you suggest we use the Singapore Tourist Pass or just use the usual EZ-link card for travelling around town?

Thanks so much!

Sep 22, 2010
Pay Cash for Transport
by: Gabriel Tan

Hi Marley

Because you're going to stay a while at each place on your plan, you're unlikely get the full value out of the Tourist Pass or even the EZ Link Card.

But have a look at whether the Pass gives you good enough discounts at the places you want to go. If these discounts are substantial, it might be worth it.

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