Some say Japan could be the most expensive travel destination in Asia – I’d say not! (at least based on my brief experience) Singapore for me is way more pricey than Japan! I have to be fair though, pricey in terms of accommodation, casual dining and shopping. So here I am – bringing you my findings on what is cheap or what are the steals in this posh, adorable, clean city and country. Singapore, Singapore! Please note that $$ are in SGD
If Seoul is the home for make-up making an average blush on around Php100, Singapore for me is the home of our all time favorite chocolates. Indulge yourself with imported chocolates from Orchard Road to Bugis Area. I got 10 medium size Toblerones for just $10 that makes 1 boxed Toblerone $1=Php35/36!
Photo not mine (c) Favim.com
Tip: Head to Lucky Plaza in Orchard Road for 10pcs for $10 or 3 huge packs of assorted Kit Kat, Cadbury and more for $10. Feel free to also taste their famous Singapore Chocolates which comes in different flavors and are packaged nicely you can take it home as a souvenir.
- Drugstore Goods
We already have Watsons in the Philippines but Watsons in Singapore are more on Beauty, Skin Care and Hair Care. 3 boxes of luxurious masks will cost you just $15 and watch out for Buy 2 take 1 promos on most items as well!
Photo not mine (c) Watsons
- Trendy Bags
Go crazy on cute backpacks in Bugis Street, Anello and Herschel inspired backpacks are pegged at $10 each. Can you believe that?
Photo not mine (c) ByGoods.com
- Cotton On
Sale in Cotton On Singapore are the best! I was able to buy 1 pair of ballet-inspired doll shoes, leather watch, Disney Bag & Disney Toiletry Organizer Bag for Php1,000! Most clothing are on sale too ranging from just $5-10 each!
Photo not mine (c) Disney | Cotton On
Tip: This is a good spot for a shopping date as Cotton On offers both Women & Men’s apparel. We went to Cotton On Suntec City which is a great place to shop!
- Nissin Noodles
Make sure to grab the iconic Chili Crab flavor! The large cup costs around $1.50
Photo not mine (c) Nissin
- Bonus: Irvin’s Salted Egg Chips
Please don’t leave Singapore without trying this! It is sooooo good and addicting! These are chips flavored with Salted Egg. Crunchy, comforting absolutely worth every penny and calorie, lol!
Photos are not mine (c) Irvin’s
Tip: The hype is real. Reserve at least a week ahead via their FB Page. When we went there around 3pm it was already sold out! Good thing I placed a reservation. They reply fast and is kind enough to give discounts on reasonable lots! (I bought 7 bags and was surprised when they gave me a discount!)
Have an amazing day lah!
Disclaimer: Information are subject to change without prior notice. This post is not sponsored and is based on a hundred percent “heyjaey” hands on / tasting experience and personal views. We may or may not be always on the same page but hey thanks for dropping by anyway! Feel free to drop in some comments/suggestions.