My first trip to Sydney in less than SGD1,000 for 4D3N solo trip.
What can I say? I am so proud of myself! Below is the breakdown. I did not track on how much I spend on food & shopping though.
The great savings was the return air ticket that I got through one of Scoot’s promotions. I subscribed for Scoot’s promotion newsletter. I will get promotion updates via emails. I was just randomly check prices at night and found a great bargain. 30th April – 2nd May (1st May was a public holiday), so I took only a day off.
For accommodation, I preferred hotel. I love Vulcan Hotel’s building structure and it is located around Chinatown. This means I can snack at night. It is near to Sydney Fish Market too. I booked Vulcan Hotel for SGD600 earlier at Expedia.com, with free cancellation policy. Later, I found Agoda.com with only SGD 400 for 3 nights.
Again, I subscribed to Agoda.com and just thought of checking the price. Found and made the reservation, and cancelled the previous booking.
Sydney 4 Attraction Passes, I saw it on Scoot magazine when I was taking Scoot to Taiwan. I noted the website and booked later when I finalized my Sydney itinerary. I visited Sydney wildlife Zoo, Madame Tussauds, Sydney Eye Tower & Sydney Aquarium.
I will share my itinerary below. I did a lot of walking because I wanted to sight see. It was easy with Google Map.
I did a short video of my day 1. I wasted time waiting at the airport for the transport because I missed the ride. I was waiting to get SIM card… Afterwards, I realized I could get it anywhere… Just take note if you are taking a private transport, be on time…
I just meet a friend for dinner and had a walk around Darling Harbor.
This is my virgin edited video, uploaded to YouTube. I will get better at it…
I like Sydney. People were nice. Some of my friends had bad experiences though. Racist experiences but I guess it happens everywhere.
I want to go back to Sydney. Hopefully, to visit wine and cheese tours. Below is my itinerary and yes, I followed it strictly. I did a lot of walking on Day 2. I took longer than I expected for the attractions.
Day 0: Singapore (29th April, Wednesday)
22 00 Leave Home, MRT to Changi Airport Terminal 2
22 30 Arrive at Changi Airport Terminal 2
23 45 Check-in
Day 1: Singapore/Sydney (30th April, Thursday)
01 45 Flight take off
11 35 Arrive at Sydney International Airport- get Optus prepaid SIM Card + OPAL card from WHSmith
12 30 Go to International Terminal 1, between EXIT A+B & C+D Meeting Point
14 00 Arrive at Vulcan Hotel- 500 Wattle Street, Ultimo, Darling Harbor, Sydney, Australia (Central Station)
14 10 Freshen up14 30Walk to Fish Market
17 45 Meet friend @ Market City
Day 2: Sydney, Darling Harbor (1st May, Friday)
05 30 Rise & Shine
06 00 Walk to Sydney Fish Market (via Wattle St)- Head northwest on Wattle St toward Kelly St- Turn right onto Pyrmont Bridge Rd
06 30 Sydney Fish Market @ Doyle’s Café- Bank Street & Pyrmont Bridge Road, Sydney NSW 2009, Australia
06 40 Behind the Scenes at the Market Tour
08 45 End of Tour09 00The Rocks- George Street, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia (Circular Quay Station)
11 30 Leave for Wild Life Sydney Zoo
12 00 Wild Life Sydney Zoo (Opening 9:30am – 5pm (last entry STRICTLY 4pm))- 1-5 Wheat Road, Darling Harbour NSW 2000, Australia (Town Hall station)
14 00 SEA Life Aquarium (Opening 9:30am – 7pm)- 1-5 Wheat Road, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
15 30 Madame Tussauds (Opening
9:30am – 8pm (last entry STRICTLY 7pm))- Aquarium
Wharf,Darling Harbour, Wheat Road, Sydney NSW 2000,
16 30 Sydney Eye Tower (Opening 9:30am – 9.30pm (last entry
STRICTLY 8.30pm))- 100 Market Street, Sydney NSW 2000,
Australia (Town Hall and St James stations)
Day 3: Sydney (2nd May, Saturday)07 00Rise & Shine
07 00 Rise & Shine
08 00 Direct Factory Outlet @ Homebush
18 45 Meet friend @ Surry Hills
Day 4: Sydney/Singapore (3rd May, Sunday)
07 00 Rise & Shine
07 15 Breakfast
08 15 Check-out
08 40 Board bus for airport by Vulcan Hotel
09 40 Check-in
12 40 Departure for Singapore
19 05 Reach Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 2