Established design and development firms in Singapore charges too much, up to $5000 for a simple website. However, freelancers usually lack the experience and knowledge to offer you the best service. They may offer great prices but usually offers bad service and quality, sometimes even scamming you!
“Free” web design websites
There are many “free” web design websites out there such as Wix. Those websites are free, but if you require better themes, customisations and features, they usually charge exorbidant prices for that, and they are paid in recurring payments, meaning that for just a simple website, you may be paying upwards of $40 per month. Support and customisation are usually non existent.