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Singapore on a shoe-string

Seeing as though I just got back two weeks ago from Singapore, I thought i’d share my amazing experiences of living, working and travelling around there with all of you.

Firstly, Singapore is one of the most beautiful and tropical places I’ve ever been to! HOT but beautiful. Singapore is known as a city within a garden and that saying did not disappoint. Every corner you take you’re guaranteed to be covered in sweat and see luscious green trees and Orchids. It’s definitely worth a trip for anyone looking for a tropical, beachy getaway. But bearing in mind it’s not cheap, so if you’re like me and travelling on a budget, part of the fun is bargain hunting and buying groceries with a calculator.

I am lucky enough to work and travel at the same time, and trust me, I take full advantage of this. On my days off you can always find me with a map in my hands, lost somewhere, exploring the county while my fellow models would be shopping up a storm. I would sit up late at night planning my routes for the day and searching online for the cheapest tickets. Even in the most expensive county in the world, it’s possible to live off a budget.

The best (and cheapest) sights to see in Singapore:

Gardens by the Bay

Besides your train ticket to Gardens by the Bay, it’s free and It feels like you’ve wandered into the movie Avatar.

Light and Water show at Marina Bay Sands

Just like Gardens by the Bay, there’s no charge but you best get there early for a good seat!

Beaches at Sentosa Island

You’ve never had to pay to go to the beach and this is no exception. If you’re looking for a day In the sun surrounded by white sand, tall palm trees, suntanning with a coconut in your hand… this is the place for you.

Madame Tussauds & S.E.A. Aquarium

Usually this would be expensive for anyone but luckily on the Sentosa website you can find crazy specials like I did. These two magical places had tickets for half price!

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Keeping with the theme of nature and cheap prices, the Singapore Botanic Gardens really is true to both! No cost and a day with nature is guaranteed. The National Orchid Garden is also a must see! Which is situated within the Botanic Gardens and it is their national flower.

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

This little gem is found in the heart of Chinatown. Temples usually don’t have an entrance fee although donations are encouraged. The special quality about this temple is that in the heart of the temple you can see Buddha’s tooth. Temples are my favorite places to visit as there is an energy so special you can’t describe and it’s a peaceful place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Also remember to cover your shoulders and knees out of respect.

Although I’ve been back home for only two weeks, I already can’t wait to go back! You know what they say, once the travel bugs' got you.. its got you! Singapore really is a special place for any and everyone to visit!

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I am a 19 year old, South African and my greatest passion is to travel, write and take photos. I'm currently working as a model which allows me to travel and meet new and exciting people from all over the world. I get to spend up to three months in a country which allows me to experience the place as a local. So far this year, I've been to Japan and Singapore and I am going to Paris in two months time. In between my travels, I am based at home in beautiful South Africa. I'm a lover of life and a believer in taking any opportunity that comes my way because life is too short for regrets.

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