Backpacking Tourism Boom In Singapore

Singapore is one of the must-visit tourist destinations in the world. It was located nearer to the equator geographically, thus country enjoys tropical climate. Planning your holiday in prior helps you to visit some of the significant places present in the city.

Visit Singapore Smith FreehillsBackpacking is an approach to traveling or camping while carrying all your needed things in a backpack which is more popular in Singapore. Backpackers often travel without packaged tours and often depends on travel information from guidebooks and websites. Most of the people prefer backpacking style of travel especially to Singapore which most of other tourists unfamiliar about it.

Backpackers are distinguished with the following traits:

  • A preference for budget accommodation
  • A social emphasis on meeting locals and other travelers
  • An independently organized and flexible travel schedule
  • Longer rather than brief holidays

The popularity of backpacking increased in recent years which is evident in Singapore with increased backpacker’s hostels in the city. Most of them are located in various ethnic compounds such as Chinatown, Kampong Glam and Little India.

According to record, more than 17 million international visitors arrived in Singapore in the year 2017 either as a stopover enroute to another country or a destination itself. Because of this record, budget accommodation and backpacker’s hostels have become popular with tourists.

There are many indicators to the rising popularity of backpacker’s hotels in Singapore and one such reason can be affordability. Singapore is one of the most expensive Asian countries in case of hotel rooms and accommodation charges. But quite contrast to this, backpacker’s hostel cost is less between $60 to $100.

Amongst all, Footprints Hostel in Little India is most popular backpacker’s hostels by keeping prices affordable which results in heavy competition with other hostels. Most of the backpacker’s hostels are located close to the city center or close to MRT or LRT stations. This is in turn brings convenience through affordability and ease of travel to the various tourist spots within the city. All other facilities available in backpacker’s hostel where you can even play baccarat online games for entertainment. You can play such games when you stay in hostel after finishing your day with roaming the different spots.

Backpacker’s Hostel located in the various ethnic compounds allows backpackers to experience the local cultures and traditions of Chinese, Malays and Indians. For instance, in Little India one can experience a strong Indian cultures and traditions and this place has got highest concentration of backpacker’s hostels and the reason is unknown why backpackers are attracted towards Little India. Thus, backpackers are increased in Singapore in addition to normal tourists.

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