Singapore is known as one of the most expensive cities in the world, and due to this many budget travelers on the Southeast Asia loop try to avoid it.
Do you know you can do so many amazing things in Singapore for free? You do not have to cut down this city from your bucket list.
Here are the top 6 free activities in Singapore that you can enjoy:
1. Spend time at one of Sentosa’s beaches
Instead of waiting in long queues at VivoCity for the Sentosa Express tram better to walk across the Sentosa Boardwalk. It’s recently renovated and this 10-minute stroll along the water is amazing and picturesque, viewing the sights of the cranes of the port in the distance. Bring a beach mat and relax on one of Sentosa’s three beaches.
2. Stroll around Singapore Botanic Gardens
Spread across the 82-hectare, Singapore Botanic Gardens is over 150 years old. It can easily be accessed through one of its entrances, the Tanglin Gate, which is located near the Orchard Road shopping belt, and it’s also served by the Circle and Downtown MRT lines. With over 10,000 species of flora, you can spend time here as it has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015.
3. Get closer to Chinese mythology at Haw Par Villa
Built by the Haw Par brothers of Tiger Balm fame in the 1930s, this is a way to teach people about the moral values of Chinese mythology. This park is free to access with full of life-sized statues and dioramas depicting various stories from Chinese lore. You should visit the depiction of the “Ten Courts of Hell” in this place.
4. Trek the Changi Point Coastal Walk
It’s a bit long trek to get to this out-of-the-way location, but the Changi Point Coastal Walk is quite and will help you spend some cool and soothing time without spending a penny. It is just a few kilometers along the water. After crossing the small footbridge over to Changi Park, you can enjoy planes flying very low overhead as the airport is nearby.
5. Brave the MacRitchie Treetop Walk
You can enjoy the TreeTop Walk at MacRitchie Reservoir which is a free-standing hanging bridge of 250 meters from Bukit Peirce to Bukit Kalan – the two highest points in MacRitchie Park. If you are fond of adventure and not afraid of heights, you can enjoy these bridge towers walk, which is 25 meters above the forest floor.
5. Explore East Coast Park
East Coast Park takes pride in being Singapore’s largest park, spreading over two square kilometers of reclaimed waterfront land. You can take cycling and skating lane to explore the 15-kilometer coastline perimeter of East Coast Park. You can also see bicycle rental shops along the park, located near car parks or eateries. East Coast Park offers barbecue pit rentals, which you can book beforehand through the National Parks website.
These are some of the most entertaining and without spending a single penny attraction in Singapore for budget travelers.