Still deciding on whether or not you should make your way to Singapore in about 10 days for Future Music Festival Asia (FMFA) 2015? Are Darude, Example, and Ferry Corsten simply ain’t enough to entice you to go because the thought of having to spend a lot more moolah this time around kinda freaks you out?

Fret not! With this handy “jimatkan wang” guide, you will be able to afford partying it up in Singapore even if you’re on a shoestring budget.

1. Travel

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For this year’s festival, official transport partners will provide free bus trips to and fro Singapore if you’ve purchased the FMFA 2015 tickets with them. However, this offer is only reliable for partygoers that are planning to go for both days (2-Day Weekend Pass) of FMFA 2015 and the date of departure has been set by the organiser.

You want, you like? Buy the FMFA 2015 tickets and claim your FREE transportation via this website.

On the other hand, there are other options for partygoers that want a little privacy for their trip and we understand that not a lot of people can take long bus rides with strangers. Especially if you’re not traveling with a big group of friends, which would make it more awkward.

Getting To FMFA 2015

So, below are other options for getting to Singapore:

Bus

  1. Bus from KUL (TBS), RM50 – 60
  2. Bus From SGP (Little India), RM66 – 79 (SGD25 – 30)

*Bus tickets purchased from Singapore must be paid in SGD

Flight

(Depart 13th March , Return 15th March)

  1. AirAsia RM174++
  2. Singapore Airline RM603++
  3. Tiger Air RM172++
  4. Fire Fly RM336++

2. Internet access

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It’s important that no matter where we go, we always keep in touch with our families, friends, and loved ones – what more in Singapore? Plus, living a day without internet access can be suffocating and you need to stay connected to keep tabs on where your friends are during the party.

Besides, wouldn’t you also want to Instagram as many party/festival shots as possible while you’re there? Exactly!

So here are a few options that offer the best deal for mobile data at the lowest price:

M1 Sim Card – $5 (RM13.20)

Source: http://vinduino.blogspot.com/
Source: http://vinduino.blogspot.com/

What You Get:

  • SGD6 Value
  • Free 10MB Local Data upon activation
  • You can purchase another 1GB at the price of $5 (3 days)

Where To Buy:

  1. 7-Eleven stores
  2. 7-Eleven Shell Store
  3. M1 Shops
  4. M1 Exclusive Distributors
  5. Appointed Authorised Money Changers

M1 Prepaid Travel Sim – $30 (RM78.90)

Source: m1.com.sg
Source: m1.com.sg

What You Get:

  • 1GB Local Data
  • FREE Incoming Calls
  • SGD15 IDD Calls / Global SMS
  • SGD15 Local Calls / Local SMS
  • Valid for 7 days

Where To Buy:

  1. 7-Eleven Stores
  2. 7-Eleven Shell Stores
  3. M1 Shops
  4. M1 Exclusive Distributors
  5. Appointed Authorised Money Changers

3. Accommodation

Village Hotel Changi by Far East Hospitality
Village Hotel Changi by Far East Hospitality

We truly understand that choosing the right place to stay will help a lot in saving energy as the partygoers will need all the energy they can have for party. And really, nobody wants to have to put up with the hassle of traveling more than 10km from the venue to the hotel after a long and hard night of partying – especially if you’re planning to go for both days of FMFA 2015.

Here, let us help you the nearest possible hotels to Changi Airport (below 5km) with the lowest prices:

  • Changi Cove (4 Star) – RM 392 / night (2.6km from Changi Airport)
  • Village Hotel Changi (4 Star) – RM 502 / night (2.66km from Changi Airport)
  • Hotel 81 Kovan (3.5 Star) – RM 290 / night (3.6km from Changi Airport)
  • Raintr33 Hotel (4 Star) – RM 529 / night (2.5km from Changi Airport)
  • Hotel 81 Classic (3 Star) – RM 222 / night (4.9km from Changi Airport)
  • Champion Hotel – RM 260 / night (5km from Changi Airport)

If you’re willing to travel a bit further so that you can save your money for something else, sure! Here. we’ll provide you the list of hotels with really affordable price. We need to warn you though that they’re not the most luxurious hotels. But hey, if all you need is warm water, clean sheets, and air-conditioning, then you’ve just hit jackpot 😉

Don’t worry, even these are still less than 10km away from the Changi Exhibition Centre.

Four Chain Hotel Singapore
Four Chain Hotel Singapore

As follows:

  • Four Chain Hotel (3 Star) – RM 150 / night (5.3km from Changi Airport)
  • Home Suite Hotel (2.5 Star) – RM140 / night (6.9km from Changi Airport)
  • ABC Hostel (3 Star) – RM 110 / night (8.3km from Changi Airport)
  • Lodges @ Siglap (1 Star) – RM 74 / night (9.07km from Changi Airport)

*All prices are subject to change due to hotel rooms availability

Apart from that, FMFA and Agoda have teamed up for special rates in Singapore during the festival weekend! To book, all you have to do is hit up Agoda. A handy guide for traveling in/around Singapore is available here.

4. Food

Malaysians are very sensitive and passionate when it comes to food. Thanks to the multicultural diversity in Malaysia, we’ve carefully picked out delicious eatables which would more or less cater to everyone’s taste buds. Below, we’ve listed all restaurants that provide good om noms for Malays, Chinese, and Indians.

Best of all, they’re located near Changi Airport so you save on traveling aimlessly in search of food!

Halal Restaurants

PappaMia, Changi Airport

Pappamia Changi Airport (Source: Pappamia Singapore)
Pappamia Changi Airport (Source: Pappamia Singapore)
  • Malay and Chinese cuisines such as prawn mee, seafood fried rice, nasi lemak, dumplings, etc.
  • Main course dish starting from the price SGD9.50 (RM24.70)
  • Operating hours : 7am – 10pm

Olivye Café. Gelato, Changi Village Road

(Source: hungrygowhere.com)
Olivye Café. Gelato (Source: hungrygowhere.com)
  • Serves Western cuisine such as a variety of pastas and bread of all sorts. 
  • Operating hours : 11:30am – 10pm
  • Prices not available

Wang Café

(Source: www.i-design.com.sg)
(Source: www.i-design.com.sg)
  • Local Singapore coffee shop-style eatery
  • Serves toast breads, coffee, laksa, nasi lemak, etc.
  • Prices not available

Central Thai, Changi Airport Terminal 2

Central Thai Changi Airport T2 (Source: www.centralthai.com.sg)
Central Thai Changi Airport T2 (Source: www.centralthai.com.sg)
  • Thai cuisine such as fried glass noodles, tom yam seafood soup, Thai sambal seafood fried rice, pad thai etc.
  • Operation hours: 7am – 11pm
  • Prices from as low as SGD6.50 per dish
  • View the menu here!

Vegetarian Restaurants

Ananda Bhavan, Terminal 2 Changi Airport

Ananda Bhavan (Source: www.hungrygowhere.com)
Ananda Bhavan (Source: www.hungrygowhere.com)
  • Serves North Indian, South Indian, Indian Chinese, and vegetarian foods such as paratha, apam, thosai, etc.
  • Operating hours:  7am – 10pm
  • Prices not available
  • More info on their website here

Ci Xin Healthy Vegetarian Food, Terminal 2 Changi Airport

  • Serves Chinese-style cooking food
  • Operating hours not stated
  • Prices not available

Kaveri Vegetarian Cuisine

Kaveri Vegetarian Restaurant (Source: http://eatfirstthinklater.blogspot.com/)
Kaveri Vegetarian Restaurant (Source: http://eatfirstthinklater.blogspot.com/)
  • Serves a yummylicious selection of North Indian and South Indian food
  • A must-try is the thosai served with curry vegetables, potatoes or onion, and chana masala which are chick peas cooked in exotic spices.
  • Operating hours: 7am – 10pm
  • Prices not available

More Changi Airport dining options here. Lastly, not to forget, at FMFA, you will also have an amazing choice of food and drinks available at the Food Village!

5. Packages

Festicket.com (FMFA 2015’s official partner) is a nifty website that offers a great packages for partygoers that prefer hassle-free planning. They basically get everything done for you with just a click or two of your mouse 😉

From the range of €96 (RM 391) – €252 (RM 1,024.97) you can select:

  • FMFA 2015 tickets – 1-day pass / 2-day pass
  • Accommodation – Big Hotel Singapore / Orchard Grant Court / Plot Hostel
  • Breakfast

More details are available from their website here.

Once you’re all set, come party with us in Singapore on 13th and 14th March 2015. The full FMFA 2015 lineup can be found here. See all y’all at the festival 😉

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