Being one of the most expensive countries , there are actually plenty of free things to do in Singapore. These things are also as fun and enjoyable as those activities that will make you to spend your hard-earned money. So if you are traveling to the country soon and you are worried about going beyond your travel budget, check out some of these fun activities that I select it for you.
1- Wander Around the Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay is one of the most popular attractions in Singapore. But you can actually stroll through this man made park for free all day and get a glimpse of the amazing Super trees. Take note however that although the entrance to the park is free, some of the attractions inside are not, such as the Cloud Forest and the Flower Dome.
2- Check out the Beautiful Orchids at the Botanic Gardens
The Singapore Botanic Garden is an 82-hectare garden home to more than 10,000 species of plants and has the world’s biggest display of orchids. Established more than 150 years ago, the garden has been declared in 2015 as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. When visiting the park, you should be sure to keep an eye on the 3-foot long monitor lizards that are roaming freely at the park.
3- Walk along the Boardwalk of Marina Bay Sands
The Marina Bay Sands is one of Singapore’s most popular structures. Walking along the boardwalk, you get to have an unobstructed view of the building as well as Singapore’s stunning skyline. Don’t miss the water and light show that takes place around 8 to 9 PM every day.
4- Hike the Hill at Fort Canning Park
One of the free things to do in Singapore is to hike the hill at the famous Fort Canning Park. The park is within easy reach from the famous shopping district of Orchard Road. Clamber up the top where you will find the Government House and the remains of the fort used during the World War II.
5- Explore the Colorful Streets of Little India
No travel to the country will be complete without a visit to the bustling neighborhood of Little India. The Little India district is home to several religious buildings with ornate designs and is definitely a sight to behold. Some of the most popular attractions to check out are the colorful House of Tan Teng Niah, Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple and Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple.
6- Relax at one of Sentosa’s Free Beaches
Although the shores of Sentosa are lined with swanky bars serving the most expensive cocktails in the Island, there are actually some beaches that you can visit for free. So if you want to skip the busy crowd at the city center, then head to Sentosa, bring your own beach mat and relax at one of the beaches.
7- Marvel at the Merlion Statue
The Merlion statue is a popular Singapore landmark that most visitors to the city would make sure to have their pictures taken with the Merlion at the background. So before leaving the country, head over to the Marina Bay and take a selfie with the country’s iconic statue.
8- Bike along the East Coast Park
Visiting the East Coast Park is one of the free things to do in Singapore. The park is a great place to walk, people watch or bike around. You can rent a bike to best explore the place or if you really want to discover the park for free, then walk along the 15-km path at the coastline.
9- View the Unique Life-sized Statues at Haw Par Villa
Established by the Haw Par brothers during the 1930s, the park was made to infuse to the public the value of morality of Chinese mythology. It’s filled with life-sized statues and several dioramas that depict different stories inspired by Chinese lore.
10- Learn About Singapore’s Culture at the Esplanade
Esplanade is Singapore’s main arts center, and from time to time, there are free events, arts exhibitions and cultural performances being held here. The building itself is a sight to behold as it resembles the durian fruit, a popular stinky fruit in Asia.
This list of free things to do in Singapore is a proof that visiting the country is not actually as expensive as what most people thought.
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