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Having put in a great deal of effort in planning a budget trip to Singapore, it was finally time for me to bring on the vacation mode and kickstart a memorable trip with my family. After landing at Changi Airport, we headed straight to our hotel after breakfast. We reached the hotel before the check-in time, and despite it being a budget hotel, the staff was courteous enough to make us comfortable and arrange for an early check-in. We were also fortunate to find an Indian eatery– ABC Nasi Kandar – right around the corner from our hotel. The staff at the restaurant was of Malaysian descent but they spoke Tamil. My mom managed to build a good rapport with them since she knows Tamil. We frequented this place for breakfast on all five days of our stay in Singapore. The nearest metro station was the Kallang MRT station, a…

A Singapore trip with family is surely on everyone’s travel wish list and it was no different in my case. Pulling off a foreign trip on a budget is never a mean feat. Here is how I planned and pulled off a budget trip to Singapore by investing some time and effort in laying the right groundwork for it. Plan Your Own Trip I began with a visit to the nearest travel operator which happened to be Thomas Cook to know the best deals for our upcoming budget trip to Singapore. They offered a package deal of Rs 68,586 per person plus taxes for a 4N/5D trip, which included a stay in a 4-star hotel, airport and hotel transfers plus sightseeing to top tourist destinations, which are always time bound in any package tour. Now that I had some information on how to get started, the next task was to…