Prices in Singapore
Prices in Singapore are quite high: the State is one of the most expensive in the world.
Shopping and souvenirs
Local shopping centers arefixed prices and bargaining is not appropriate, but the markets can ask the seller to make you a discount of 15-20%. Best bargain you can make during the "Great Singapore Sale" (May-June), when the prices of goods can reach 70%.
From Singapore should bring:
- Chinese silk, painted with watercolorpaints, "singing" vase, decorated with Buddhist ornaments (they sing from contact special pestle), fan, made from both the textile and sandalwood, pictures of stones, machinery and electronics;
- spices and spices, sweets, smoked pork with coffee flavor.
In Singapore, you can buy a figurine of Merlion(Lion-fish) - from $ 8, silk umbrella $ 16, silk fan - from $ 8, gold orchids - from $ 50, a set of spices - from $ 8, pictures of stone - from $ 800, batik handmade - from $ 10 Chinese vase - from $ 16.
Excursions and Entertainment
At the Review on Singapore tour you will learn abouthistory of the city, against the backdrop of sfotografiruetes Merlion statues and admire the skyscrapers, built in the City business district, walk through Chinatown (China Town), visit the Hindu temple Sri Mariamman Temple. In addition, as part of this tour you will visit the factory, which was treated with semi-precious stones (Singapore factory has an art gallery of stone). The cost of this trip is about $ 70.
On the tour "Ethnic Quarters + trishaw" youvisit the ethnic quarters of Singapore to learn there about religion, culture and traditions of different communities. You will be able to walk down the street Bussora, admire the city's main mosque and the former palace of the Sultan. And from the Bugis area you can ride on a trishaw to the Indian quarter, where you can not only walk, but also to buy in one of the shops fruit, souvenirs and flowers. This tour costs about $ 40.
you can go to the zoo "Night Safari" if you wish. This game will cost you $ 49 per adult and $ 33 - per child (cost includes entrance ticket + tram to move around the zoo).
No less interesting can spend time at the Singapore Zoo "Zoo Free & Easy". The cost of admission and the tram to move around the zoo - $ 41 (adult) / $ 27 (children).
The cable car, subway, trolley, bus,monorails, high-speed trams - the perfect vehicles for movement on the Singapore city. Buy tickets for all modes of transport can be in offices or machines: it can be as individual tickets, and universal - Singapore Tourist Pass (it costs $ 8) or EZ-Link (its cost - $ 9). How to get to the subway will cost you $ 0.8-2.2, high-speed tram - $ 0.8-1.6, monorail - from $ 2.4, the cable car - about $ 0.8, and a city bus - 0 , 4-1,6 $.
If you are - economical tourists, on holiday in theSingapore, you will be able to keep within the $ 30-35 per day for 1 person (accommodation in a cheap hotel and cheap food in the cafe). But if you decide to stay in the hotel of the middle class and eat in good restaurants, your minimum daily expenditure will amount to $ 80 for 1 person.