Let me clarify that this is not going to be an exhaustive list of all the places to eat on the cheap in Singapore. Because that would be exhausting, and impossible.
The island-country of Singapore in Southeast Asia is heaven for obsessive foodies and is known for gourmet treats available on hawker carts. The food served draws inspiration from Malay, Chinese and Indian food styles and is easily found in major parts of the city-state.
The culture of street food in Singapore started in the 1800s when people were looking for employment opportunities. By the 1970s, the number of street food peddlers had grown so much that the government introduced special markets and complexes with permanent food stalls for them. Today, it works like a food court, where you buy a dish from any stall and sit in a common area to eat it.
But if you are here with limited time, how do you pick from the 6,000 street hawker stalls in Singapore? You don't. I have done the work for you. Find below some of the best cheap eats in Singapore, each specialising in a city favourite.