Singapore is probably the cleanest city I’ve ever been. They have a metro system called the MRT, and it’s so easy to get around the city that it doesn’t really matter where you are staying. There are super nice restaurants but I would probably say don’t drink here if you’re trying not to spend a lot of money. An average cocktail will cost you around $20.
The Marina Bay Sands hotel is the nicest hotel you can stay at there. The views from the top are incredible. You can only go in the pool if you are a guest but you can go to the bar, Ku De Ta, right next to it for some amazing pictures. Probably the one place that’s worth it to buy a beer just to see the view. There is a viewing point down below that cost you $15 just get up there so you might as well pay the same price at the bar for a beer and get an even better view with the pool.
I’ve never seen so many huge shopping malls in my life. Go down Orchard street if you want to go shopping.
Sentosa Island is a fun place to go for a day trip. It’s really easy to get to on the MRT and it doesn’t cost anything to get on the island. You can walk or take the Sentosa express to get there from the MRT. There’s a Universal Studios on the island and a lot of other theme parks. If you’re just looking to relax you can go the beach, sit by the pool and order lunch, or go to the wave house.
If you’re staying with a family, the Grand Hyatt is a really nice hotel with amazing service. They have a really nice pool and the best buffet breakfast in the morning. Even if you’re not staying there I would go lay by the pool.
Either go to the zoo or the night safari to see all the different Asian animals. The night safari was really cool. You can walk through parts of it or hop on a tram with a tour guide that tells you all about the nocturnal animals.
Walk through Chinatown or one of the hawker stalls to pick up a cheap local meal.
Walk around the Marina and go to the gardens by the bay.
If you’re in the Marina later at night check out the free water show.
You have to go to Little India especially if you like Indian food. There are so many good cafeterias, little restaurants, and food courts that have really affordable authentic food. Check out the cool little temples all over the area. You will also find good hostels here that are the cheapest in the city. I stayed at one here called The Mitraa.