Singapore Solo Travel: Tips For Traveling Alone

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Singapore is famous for being a dynamic country with a modern and vibrant lifestyle. If you are planning to visit Singapore on your own, here is my detailed Singapore solo travel guide!

 

Is it safe to travel to Singapore alone?

Yes. As a solo female traveler, I felt completely safe while traveling in Singapore. 

 

Where are the best places to stay in Singapore for solo travelers?

When traveling alone, I always prefer staying at hostels as it’s affordable and easy to meet new people.

In an expensive country like Singapore, staying at a hostel is an extremely suitable choice.

Thanks to the growing tourism industry here, relatively affordable hostels have sprung up like “mushrooms after the rain.” These hostels often offer activities for solo travelers through events held at the residence or cafes and bars.

So, if you are a solo traveler in Singapore, it’s best to stay in hostels.

Singapore is quite small and easy to get around, so it doesn’t matter much where you stay. There are several hostels in areas such as Chinatown, Clarke Quay, or Little India. 

Singapore Garden by the bay

 

What to do in Singapore if you are alone?

There are several things to do in Singapore if you are alone such as joining tours, pub crawl, or couch surfing events.

1. Participate in various tours

Participating in one of the tours in Singapore will bring you memorable experiences. For example, you can sign up for a Singabities tour – a trip to discover all the typical street food in this country, offering a rich culinary experience.

For exploring, you can join Biking Singapore – a tour where you can sightseeing on bikes.

Another option is the Best of Singapore tour to visit Pulau Ubin – the last traditional village remaining in Singapore and participate in exciting picnic activities there.

Singapore solo travel guide

2. Join Singapore Pub Crawl

The Singapore Pub Crawl organizes regular events every weekend, and participants meet at Fat Pigeon, Boat Quay, near Raffles subway station.

Singapore Pub crawl is an ideal option for you to interact and make friends with local people or tourists.

A ticket to join the Pub Crawl is about $ 45, including free tickets to all venues,  free photos, and offers on the happy hour.

 

3. Join CouchSurfing event

Singapore has an active community group, CouchSurfing, which organizes regular events every week.

I also joined a Couchsurfing event when I visited Singapore and had a pleasant night chatting with locals and travelers.

Couchsurfing event is an excellent option to meet and make friends if joining pub crawl is not your cup of tea.

You can refer to the website of CouchSurfing to find events related to yoga, volleyball every weekend. Also, you can find a travel companion to explore the whole of Singapore and nearby destinations.

 

4. Visit the museum

Visiting the museum is great if you’d like to have your own space with a comfortable schedule. 

If you visit the museum alone, you can see everything more closely and be able to admire the exhibition. Ideal for a solo travel day in Singapore, right?

 

5. Discover wild and interesting nature

Singapore offers many options for visitors to explore nature.

You can visit beautiful gardens at Botanical Gardens or Gardens by the Bay. Also, you can go for a walk at suburban parks such as MacRitchie Reservoir or Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.

Singapore Garden by the bay

 

Places to visit in Singapore for solo travelers

Each of the following sites carries the unique colors of different cultures and experiences

Chinatown in Singapore

Traveling to Singapore without visiting Chinatown is a huge miss!

Chinatown is known as the most friendly neighborhood with tourists in Singapore. The area has many eateries hawkers, and you can buy gifts for your loved ones here as well. 

Singapore Chinatown

Little India

If you’d like to enjoy typical Indian food and want to buy spices, Little India is the ideal destination.

There is a large variety of Indian food and seasoning shops here. Also, don’t forget to try the Indian dishes cooked by Indian chefs.

Singapore Little India

Famous temples and pagodas in Singapore

Singapore Island is a melting pot with different cultures. Therefore, one can easily spend a day exploring a large number of temples and pagodas with different architectural styles here.

St. Andrew’s Church and the Good Shepherd Catholic Church – the oldest Roman architecture church in Singapore are great places to see the majestic architecture.

Also, don’t miss your visit to the oldest Chinese temple on this island that is used to worship Thien Hau Thanh Mau (Mother Goddess).

Sentosa Island

If you’re traveling alone to Singapore, Sentosa Island is an exciting place to visit.

This nature park is the largest entertainment center in Singapore built on the southern island of Singapore and linked by road.

Interesting experiences include watching parrot shows, walking, and relaxing at the artificial beach. 

Gardens of Singapore

Singapore has not only impressive skyscrapers but also colorful gardens. You can visit the Park at Mac Ritchie Reservoir area – where there is a suspension bridge across the treetops and explore the nature trails.

Also, Singapore Botanic Gardens is the perfect choice to explore beautiful flowers. This is the first tropical garden recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site with an area of ​​up to 80ha.

 

Tips to know when traveling alone in Singapore

Singapore has strict rules and regulations, so it’s important to remember things that you should not do in Singapore. 

  • If you visit a religious place, remember to dress per customs, culture, and rules.
  • The crime rate here is extremely low, so don’t worry about being robbed. However, a credit card will be more convenient for you.
  • Using public transport is cheaper and safer. With travel cards, you can use the subway or bus system. 
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