Traveling is indeed an investment. It’s time to see the wonder of the world for less. I’ll show you the most efficient ways to let you experience new adventures in life without breaking the bank.
The key is conquering the space — we immerse ourselves to the culture, live like locals, we haggle prices a lot all the time Lol! And it works! Timing is very important we do it during the off-peak season, why get stressed with the crowded season if you can own it likewise. Experience the same destination with fewer people, the cheapest way possible.
However, if Y’all love to hustle during the bustling season you may simply go TRI-CITY voyage like we deed just last week 🙂 It is the cheapest and easiest way to travel to three countries in one on a budget cost. How? We chose Singapore, Johor Malaysia, and Batam Indonesia for our first tri-city experience. Booked our hostel for three nights and round-trip airfare from Manila to Singapore is the main country where we will stay for our hotel for the next three nights and depart.
On our arrival, we started to explore this irresistible charm with beauty, class, unique architectural designs, world cuisines, festivities, nature, and shopping are bursting with intrigues that you cannot escape to discover yourself.
Here’s a list of where you could eat out, stay and tour on a budget in the Lion City. I kept these lists even before we arrived and it helps a lot! It is really darn expensive here in Singapore so you better have a look at these to save those $$$ for what matters most! The best cheap eats in Singapore $10 or less and Your 24-hour Singapore food tour chow-list.
Our accommodation via Airbnb condotel from $23 SGD per night, which you may share for up to 2-3 people. It’s a cozy studio near the main road of Singapore so you could save heaps on transportation via the city buses just steps away.
For the cheapest sightseeing city tour, you can always hop in and out of over 33 tourist attractions around so you won’t miss out a thing. Transportation tip we preferred using Grab it’s cheaper than their taxi’s or via the City buses which are available everywhere. If you are staying in a hotel, we suggest you guys buy your tickets for tourist attractions like Skypark, Sentosa, Universal Studio etc. directly from your hotel reception area as they offer almost 30% cheaper than the actual prices.
On our second-day was city tour in Johor Malaysia linked to Singapore by causeways, we booked a tour guide who picked us up from our hostel it’s about an hour drive to this place known for shopping, First international Legoland in Asia and Sanrio theme parks, beaches, and rainforest. Desaru Beach has a strip of resorts, while Endau Rompin National Park’s mountainous jungle shelters waterfalls and wildlife like elephants.
Highest recommendation to go shopping here in Johor, they’ve got the cheapest outlet stores on sale all year round that will bring out your shopaholic madness all premium brands, latest designs marked you’ll never go wrong, you couldn’t see these items on sale anywhere in Asia — yes, we thought when we where there to just leave some shopping in Singapore but we were wronged, we couldn’t see the same designs plus the prize was tripled!!!
For souvenir items, we suggest you buy it from The Causeway, all gift items where sold half the price compared to the shopping malls. You don’t need to convert your SGD $ to Ringgit Malaysian dollar since they accept it in all shopping centers, restaurants, and gift shops as in everywhere! Otherwise, once you exchange it back to SGD it’ll worthless.
The Island is a small island in Indonesia’s Riau Archipelago in the South China Sea, it’s a free trade zone with multiple ports. It’s also known for its pristine beaches, seafood waterfront restaurants, nightlife, and shopping malls offering duty-free shopping. Nagoya is Batam’s main city.
Going to Batam is just 45 minutes or less fast craft ferry ride from the Harbour Front Centre Regional Ferry Singapore to Sekupang Ferry Terminal Indonesia. It is the most relaxing, calm and neat ferry boat ride I’d ever experience.
Coffee Lover? Here’s where they produce the most expensive coffee bean in the world, Kopi Luwak [ˈkopi ˈlu.a] either you add some coconut sugar paired with the layered cake a popular delicacy in Indonesia you shouldn’t miss out. It’s only available in Indonesia as they do not export this coffee elsewhere – the aroma of a fresh roast, taste like divine even w/o sugar, and health benefits are priceless.
These sums up our Tri-City adventure you may consider going either for a short 4 days or a week-long travel itinerary. Remember to choose strategic countries that will let you go hopping to one country to another easily accessible either via train, bus or a short fast craft ferry boat.
I hope you find this article helpful for your future travel plans. Say yes to new adventures! Feel free to Share, Like and Comment your thoughts and experiences we’d love to hear them.