What to Do Around Marina Bay Singapore

MARINA BAY SINGAPORE

What to Do Around Marina Bay Singapore

Marina Bay, Singapore is a top luxurious destination in the world even though the city is small. It is located in the Central part of Singapore. Standing at this place will give you the main highlights of Singapore. You can actually walk or bike around the Marina Bay. 

Traveling to Singapore for the first time? This detailed and curated travel guide will make it easy for you to navigate your way inside, save money, and maximize your time.

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How to get to Singapore —
Touchdown at Singapore Changi Airport, which serves flights from Cebu (4 hours), Hongkong, Taipei, Seoul, Tokyo, New York, London & more. From the Philippines, you can also fly direct from Manila, Clark, & Iloilo. Flights are operated by Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, AirAsia,
Scoot, Jetstar and Singapore Airlines. Click below to see online prices on airport and city transfers.

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Always book your hotel early — Avail low rates and avoid fully-booked rooms by booking online as soon 2-3 months before your travel departure. Click below to compare discounts and read reviews by other travelers.

Check discounts and prices online  — Save money by checking discounts on tours & airport/hotel transfers. Booking before you leave also saves you time & avoids the hassles of bringing large amounts of cash during your actual trip.

Visa-free travel for Philippine citizens — 75% of all nationalities, including Filipino tourists, do not need to apply for a visa before arriving in Singapore for short period of visits. Scroll down to the extra tips for the list of things you might need to prepare.

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Pre- Travel Tips

How to get to Singapore
How to get around Singapore?
What to prepare for a trip to Singapore?
Where to best exchange currency (SGD DOLLARS) ?
How to find cheap flights to Singapore?
When is the best time to visit Marina Bay?
Travel Must Haves
Money-saving tips
Where to book tours & attraction tickets?

How to get to Singapore

From the Philippines, you can also fly direct from Manila, Clark, & Iloilo. Flights are operated by Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, AirAsia, Scoot, Jetstar and Singapore Airlines.
From Malaysia, you can also fly direct from Kuala Lumpur or ride by bus. I have tried the bus and the experience is so overwhelming. I am a border crosser.

How to get around Singapore

Buy an EZ-Link Card sold at Changi Airport station & many ticket offices around Singapore. This prepaid card can be used to pay for MRT, LRT and bus rides. Enjoy discount fares if you use this card. The cost is SGD 12 per card. Includes SGD 7 stored value and SGD 5 non-refundable card cost. You can top-up at any 7-Eleven store. Only 1 person is allowed per card.
Buy a NETS FLASHPAY. (same as ez-link)

What to prepare for a trip to Singapore?

Singapore Tourist Visa — Go to the Singapore Immigration website to check if you need to apply for a visa before going on your trip. Foreign visitors from countries not listed in the “Assesment Level Countries” can visit Singapore visa-free.

Visa for Filipino citizens — Philippines nationals can enjoy visa-free travel in Singapore, for up to 30 days.

Also, be sure that you are able to provide the following:

-Have confirmed flight tickets back to your home country or an onward destination that you are allowed to enter.
-Company ID or School ID.
-Passport not expiring within 6 months.
-Evidence that you are visiting for travel or holiday purposes only.
-Evidence that you are able to fund your stay for the entire duration of your visit.

Always Remember!
Always remember that all countries have the right to refuse entry to any person. Even if you are eligible for the free tourist visa or already have one in hand at the border.

Where to best exchange currency (SGD DOLLARS) ?

It is best to exchange currency in your country’s local bank way before your trip. Try to plan this too when booking plane tickets. Currency rates are so unpredictable.

If you’re from CEBU, exchange here:

✓ ALCO CREDIT AND MONEY EXCHANGE at Raintree Mall

✓ Drop-By Foreign Exchange at Rustan’s Dept. Store or Fuente Osmeña circle

If you have not think this over and have read this now and your flight is in a week, try this.

✓ Bring Philippine Peso for your trip since Singapore Exchange Currency Stores accept it. Exchange a small amount at the airport and then the rest at the city center for better rates.

How to find cheap flights to Singapore?

Start your search on Wego, Momondo, and Skyscanner.

Also, check Singapore promo alerts several weeks or months ahead of your trip if you are planning your trip early. The cheapest promos are sold up to a year in advance of the travel/flight departure date & are often only available if you book directly with the airline.

When is the Best Time to Visit Marina Bay?

The best time to visit the cable car is on any day.

Travel Must-Haves

✓ Google Map App – A life-saver for me because without it, I might get lost.

✓ Google Translate – Super powerful app. Translate anything.

Gps-Guided App

✓ Grab app – Hassle-free ride and it takes you to your destination fast.

✓ Sunscreen – Protect yourself from sunburn or much worse – Cancer.

✓ Pocket Wifi or Sim Card – The convenient of searching anything is a go-to. Please don’t forget this baby. It is a life-saver for me though.

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Money Saving Tips

Get a good map and explore the city on your own tour — You can tour the city at your own pace plus you can choose from a variety of options. There are a lot of awesome things to do in Singapore that doesn’t cost a dime.

Eat at hawker centers & taste Singapore’s multi-cultural food — Meals are cheap and the food is prepared in relatively high quality and sanitation. A long line of people queuing at a stall is usually a sign that it serves good food that is safe to eat.

Visit Chinatown — Food and things that will be bought here are cheap.

Ride MRTs and buses — This is the cheapest way to get around.

Stay at hostels or airbnb — If you are travelling alone or by group of 3, hostels are best for you. But, if you are travelling in group of 4 or more, then airbnb is best for you. I have calculated the difference and airbnb ones are best for group of travellers.

Wanderlust at Marina Bay Singapore

Marina Bay, Singapore is a top luxurious destination in the world even though the city is small. It is located in the Central part of Singapore. Standing at this place will give you the main highlights of Singapore. You can actually walk or bike around the Marina Bay. 

Top hotels, restaurants, designer clothes and bags, malls, and tourist attractions encircles Marina Bay. The Helix Bridge, Merlion, Art Sciene Museum, Esplanade, Gardens by the Bay are some of the destinations encircling Marina Bay.

During the day, many people visits the bay. This is the best time of the day to snap pictures.

During night time, the light shows are totally magnificent. Many foreigners are present in the crowd The shows are incredible and has so many colors. It will definitely satisfy your day and will help you forget any negativity for the night.  It totally blew my wits away,actually!

I must say that I am at awe when I saw the place. Different people and diverse cultures are present in Singapore. I really can not tell if the person is a citizen or just a tourist. People are very friendly. Young and old has a place to stay in Singapore. A totally busy place.

Their sunrise starts at 9:00 am and ends at 7:00 pm.

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What to do in Marina Bay

Shop. Malls are easily accessible. After experiencing the sun let the air in the mall cool you down.

Shoppes at Marina Bay, Singapore
Shoppes at Marina Bay, Singapore

Bike. Bike in squad or simply bike solo. Biking is a great exercise. Have fun!

Walk. Get lost and find yourself in the process. Inhale the fresh air.

Snap. Snap some awesome pictures.

Marina Bay
Marina Bay
Marina Bay near Fullertown Hotel
Marina Bay near Fullertown Hotel
Marina Bay , Singapore
Marina Bay , Singapore
Marina Bay , Singapore
Marina Bay , Singapore

Map to help you locate Marina Bay

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Planning a trip to Singapore? This place should be in your list!

Always remember to “Develop your One Days to Day Ones!

XOXO,

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