Singapore is known to be one of the most expensive places to visit in Southeast Asia, but let’s take a break from the wallet and do some things for free! The country offers many activities to view their incredible city for free, it is just a matter of seeking them out! These are our favourite free things to do in Singapore!
- Check out the Gardens by the Bay
Not just your average botanical gardens, this one has got some super high-tech Supertrees that provide shade during the day and put on a fantastic light show when nighttime arrives. Prepare to feel wowed wandering the grounds. And it won’t cost you a single penny unless you want to walk the OCBC Skyway walk or enter one of the conservatories in the gardens.
- Get those walking shoes on and visit The Southern Ridges
A 10km walk that allows you to wander through nature and also take some snaps of the picturesque city, harbour and southern islands. You will be in awe of such a nature based trek so close to the city centre of Singapore. Although a longer walk, the track is suitable for most people and is a great way to get away from the bustling city life.
- Pose with the Merlion
The Merlion, a fish and lion hybrid, is known as the famous icon of Singapore. The sculpture incorporates two of Singapore’s previous names – Temasek meaning “sea town” and Singapura meaning “lion city”. While you are visiting the statue, you can also take the time to view Marina Bay and the waterfront. It is a must see for any Singapore travellers and it won’t cost you a thing!
- Go window shopping down Orchard Road
Almost 2.2km of retail shops and malls? How can you resist?! Not all of it is affordable to us everyday folk, but that doesn’t stop us from window shopping up a storm. Orchard Road is known as shopping central for locals and travellers to the country and it is extremely easy to see why! It can get overwhelming so if you get sucked into spending moolah, don’t blame us!
- Explore the temples of Singapore
Singapore has a number of historic religious temples including the Sri Mariammam Temple (the country’s oldest Hindu temple) and the Thian Hock Keng (the country’s oldest Chinese temple) which can be explored for free. Explore the amazing architecture and view the elaborate carvings that adorn the structures.
These are just a few of the free things Singapore has to offer, with the community organising other free activities like outdoor movies and art exhibitions which you can easily find more details on through a little online investigation.
What are you favourite budget-friendly activities to do in Singapore?