We are in Singapore again – Yay!!! And the biggest challenge in Singapore is to find affordable accommodation close to Gardens by the Bay.

Last time when we were in Singapore we stayed in Chinatown. It was a great location with lots of options to eat but by the end of the day, girls were so tired that we never manage to see Gardens by the bay at night. we were just collapsing in bed

Singapore Bay

Everything nearby was quite expensive. Yes, we could have afforded but if you multiplied it by five nights then it comes to too big a sum. So for few days I was searching internet checking a ratio of price, locations and other peoples reviews. And I found it. The cost for five days was as much as one night in Marina Bay Sands so it was a steal.

I don’t have written budget for our travel but I have some rules. I always aim to book accommodation for less than $70, which what pay for rent at home in Muscat. Then I withdraw $250 – 300 which should last for a week for food, transport and cheaper activities. For more expensive activities use a card.


So our new accommodation in Singapore cost $80 and this is what we got for it:


room size of bed plus 50cm extra around it
Zoe walking on the walls

Hmmmmm. A bedroom about the size of a massage cubicle, but with a double bed and just enough space for the masseur to get around and then add to it toilet cubicle which has a shower which you can take while sitting on the toilet. Yup that would be a description of our room.

It’s very clean and it has fast internet. So fast that I uploaded more than 5,000 pictures from my phone to dropbox in two nights. I hadn’t done that since we were in Thailand for want of fast internet.

Gardens by the Bay at night

And we spent yesterday evening in the Garden by the Bay. The light show was awesome – and we walked back home. I think today we will do it again