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Budget Singapore Best ways to save on travel costs
If you lend someone $20, and never see that person again, it was probably worth it. Seriously though, it’s no fun throwing money away. And paying over the odds for things in Singapore can get old quickly.
To cheer you up, welcome to Budget Direct Insurance’s new series to help you save your hard earned cash in and around Singapore. In the first of the series we find ways to save on travel costs, you’ll even find ways to travel for free!
Ten years ago, you couldn’t book a budget flight to Hong Kong, Thailand, or any other of the amazing countries on our doorstep, now you can get to a 3D2N return flight to Vietnam for under $200.
How to book a budget flight: Check out cheapflights.com.sg to compare deals
Thanks to the internet there are ever more ways to save on (or avoid) over- priced hotels, and have a more compelling adventure into the bargain. Now you can experience what it’s like to be a local in places as varied as Amsterdam and Bali.
How to find budget accommodation: Check out sites like Airbnb, Couchsurfing, Hospitality Club, Stay4Free or Global Freeloaders for amazing opportunities worldwide
Why go alone when you can have a guided tour for free? In Singapore, join the Singapore Footprints. Friendly volunteers offer a free walking tour tracing Singapore’s roots as a humble colonial trading port along the Singapore River. Every Saturday and Sunday.
How to find a local tour guide: Check out over 1,000 things to do and food Experiences with verified locals through withlocals.com. A mix of free and reasonably priced once-in- a-lifetime experiences. You can also get recommendations for local tours, many of them free, from tripadvisor.com
Budget Travel Wisdom
“A traveller who spends his money wisely, no matter how much he spends, is a budget traveller. It’s not about being cheap, it’s about being frugal and looking for value when you travel. I don’t think there’s a process to become a budget traveller. If you travel on the low end, you’re a budget traveller.” Matt Kepnes, How to Travel the World on $50 a Day
Wherever you go, whatever you do, remember it’s vital to have good travel cover.
Check out Budget Direct Insurance for your best deal