One of the spots you must visit while in Singapore is Bugis Street. Bugis street is the most famous area in Singapore for shopping, especially since it is strategically located in the city center. For this reason, it is not surprising that you find many hotels in Bugis with different prices.
Bugis Street has always been the target of tourists who vacation in Singapore. Apart from the wide variety of choices, the price is also very affordable compared to other places in Singapore.
Interesting Things to Do on Bugis Street
It feels incomplete if you don’t go to Bugis Street when traveling in Singapore. There are many shopping centers, night markets, hotels, and exciting tourist attractions that you can find in the Bugis Street area. Here are the 5 most interesting things according to Traveloka!
Hunting for Cheap Souvenirs
The main thing tourists are looking for when going to Bugis Street is shopping for souvenirs at low prices. You can find a variety of typical Singaporean souvenir sellers at this location, such as key chains, fridge magnets, displays, bags, etc.
“But I only have around SGD10 or around 100 thousand Rupiah, can I shop there?” Of course! First, you can get 3 t-shirts with a picture of Singapore. Very cheap, right?
If you want to get a better shirt, you can buy one that costs SGD10 per piece. Second, you can get 5-6 refrigerator patches. Third, about 23-25 key chains.
To stay safe, don’t bring valuables, because Bugis Street is always busy, especially on weekends. You also don’t need to be afraid to bid because the average seller on Bugis Street can speak Indonesian.
Besides shopping, you can also go on a culinary tour at Bugis Street. The food starts from snacks to heavy ones. You can try various interesting foods or restaurants in this area.
You don’t have to worry for those of you who are Muslims because there are many sellers of Halal food ranging from Indian dishes, noodles, salads, Arabic dishes, to Indonesian dishes. The average price of the food ranges from SGD3 to SGD7 only.
This is a list of halal places to eat in the Bugis area: Tuk Tuk Cha, Boat Noodle SG, Big Fish Small Fish, Jinjja Chicken, Kaw Kaw SG, Wing Zone X Foodpanda, and Singapore Zam-Zam Restaurant.
Staying at a Bugis Regional Hotel
If you want to be really satisfied with shopping and culinary tours in the Bugis Street area, you can choose a comfortable hotel in the Bugis area. There are several hotel recommendations in Bugis that you can choose according to your budget and facilities. One of them is Hotel 81, located at 31 Middle Road, Bugis, Singapore, 188995.
The location of these hotels is very close to Bugis Street, only about 300 to 500 meters from Bugis Street. Going to Bugis Street is only within walking distance. Very strategic, right?
Choose a hotel that fits your budget and needs. Rows of hotels in Bugis have different rates and facilities per room. However, choose the one closest to the shopping/culinary center.
Worship at the Sultan Mosque
Don’t be confused when you want to worship while on Bugis Street. There is a large mosque that you can visit to worship in the Bugis Street area, namely the Sultan Mosque. Only about 500-meters from Bugis Street’s shopping and culinary district, the Sultan Mosque is becoming quite popular with tourists.
The Sultan Mosque was built in 1824, making it the oldest mosque in Singapore, and is now an iconic mosque in Singapore. During the month of Ramadan, there is usually a Ramadan Market around the mosque.
The location of the Sultan Mosque is close to Haji Lane and Arab Street, famous Instagrammable spots in Singapore that you must visit. Get your best camera and OOTD ready!
So, how about you, are you interested in visiting Bugis Street as a new destination while on vacation in Singapore? Don’t forget to book a hotel on Traveloka Lifestyle SuperApp before leaving, OK