Singapore is probably one of the destinations on your bucket list. Its incredible food, stunning cityscapes and man-made wonders, and indisputable cleanliness and order are so much for an inspiration. The downside, however, is that Singapore is one of the most costly countries to visit.
Fortunately, there are still ways for you to get to Singapore without spending that much. You just have to plan your travel right. Budget airlines usually go on sale, wherein plane ticket prices fall down to 70% of the regular rates. You just need to spot these promotions in advance though. Make sure you follow the official pages of these airlines.
Securing your Singapore Accommodations
When you have our flight and hotels ready, draft your itinerary and identify the attractions that you would like to visit. Once done, book your attraction passes or tickets in advance. Below is a list of online merchants where you can buy discounted Singapore attraction tickets or passes in advance.
Where to Buy Discounted Singapore Tickets or Passes
Klook is a merchant that we at Freedom Wall recommend. It is an online travel concierge that offers a variety of attractions in multiple destinations throughout Asia, including virtually all the major attractions in Singapore. Klook offers Universal Studios Sentosa tickets for SGD66 per adult (originally sold at SGD74), almost as competitive with other online platforms. The real deal, however, is with the other attractions where discount ranges from 25 to 40%. For instance, you will only pay SGD24 for an adult pass of S.E.A. Aquarium which is priced at SGD38 in ticket booths.
You can also buy passes for Singapore Zoo at SGD25 (originally SGD32), Gardens by the Bay at SGD22 (originally SGD28), and a lot more discounted offers.
All of the attraction passes are provided with e-tickets. Many of them can be used as mobile vouchers, hence you don’t have to worry about printing out tickets beforehand (except for a few). Klook accepts both credit cards and PayPal payment methods. Pretty convenient, huh!
A friend purchased his Sentosa pass when he visited Singapore before so I could say that Klook is a trusted and reliable merchant.
2. Walks of Our Life
A travel company based in Singapore, Walks of Our Life offers a large selection of the major attractions within Singapore at discounted prices. Discounts are available for Sentosa Adventure Cove Waterpark at SGD30 (originally SGD36) or Gardens by the Bay at SGD25 (originally SGD28).
Their best deal is Jurong Bird Park with a tram ride. Walks of Our Life offer it at 27% discount, selling a SGD30 worth ticket to just SGD22. However, while you can reserve your tickets online, you must pay in cash upon pick up from their office. Walks of Our Life also claim to offer free hotel delivery.
Qoo10 is an e-marketplace that offers a huge variety of products, which also includes tickets to attractions in Singapore. Universal Studios Sentosa passes, for instance, sell at SGD66 from the original price of SGD74 for adults.
Qoo10 accepts all major credit cards, and also has several payment plans and schemes set up for users. One of them allows you to accumulate coupons that can be used within the website.
While the website offers discounts for a wide variety of attractions as well as other products, the transaction and add-on fees makes the experience of buying tickets rather time-consuming, as well as confusing for those who do not have much experience buying tickets online.
Citytours mainly focuses on providing tailored tours to visitors, either for the day, or even for a couple of days. However, they also have a few deals for individual attractions. For Universal Studios Sentosa, Citytours offers tickets at SGD74 for adults and SGD54 for children. While these are the original prices for the one day passes, Citytours adds a free 2-way service in this deal. However, it is quite easy to get transportation around Singapore, with the high frequency of low-cost taxis and the MRT train. Thus, this package is more suitable for those who are looking for convenience and saving time when it comes to traveling.
Citytours also offers discounts for booking online versus booking through their physical channel. For example, if you book tickets for the Singapore Night Safari Package on their website, the price is SGD51, whereas the price would be SGD53 if you book in person. Citytours accepts most major credit cards.
This article was first published on February 17, 2015 and has been updated to include new information