15 Secret Free things to do in Singapore
They say Singapore is one of the most expensive countries to travel. As a matter-of-fact, I spent lesser in this City of Lion than in Malaysia or South Korea. The secret? Probably because the city is small and most touristic spots are gathered in one area. And the best thing about it is that most of them are free. Here are the free fun things I did in Singapore:
This is the oldest fires station in Singapore located at hill Street beside Fort Canning Park. It currently houses the Civil Defense Heritage gallery, the official museum of the Singapore Civil Defense Force.
Visitors can learn about Singapore’s Civil defense, be amazed at the customized stations where one can get a close-up experience on how fire fighters rescue and the antique fire equipment on display.
The National Museum of Singapore is the nation’s oldest museum that keeps evolving. There are sections of the museum that are entrance- free such as the Singapore History Gallery, Art of the Rehearsal, among others where you could glimpse of the long history of Singapore from being a sleeping fishing village to becoming Asia’s tiger,o be marveled at the technology-advanced , creative presentations of sounds, nature and color, among many other displays.
Singapore is not all modern architectures and shopping malls mecca as within its Central area lies a green space perched on a small hill, The Fort Canning Park. You can spend entire morning or afternoon here with its wide park filled with fauna and flora exhibits, as well as some long staircases wherein you can walk or jog along until you get tired.
Located within Orchard Road, the main shopping destination in Singapore where both high-end malls and budget bazaars are clustered around. This area reminds me of the Central station in Hong Kong where you can find fellow Filipinos malling,having picnic together, eating while at the same time, sky ping their loved ones in the Philippines on a Sunday afternoon.
Nearby along Emerald Hill Road, you can stumble on Peranakan houses made from wooden doors, ceramic tiles that were converted into shop houses and stores.
A walking tour around the central district which is also a good place to appreciate both modern and old architectures in Singapore. Just get off at the City Hall MRT.
If you’re interested in religious architectural design or simply wants to have peace of mind and meditate inside the cathedral.
This state of fun is Singapore’s popular island resort visited by around 20 million people a year. But let me tell you a secret. You can actually spend whole day exploring the island for FREE ( except if you will enter the Universal Studios or Trick Eye Museum and eat at a restaurant for instance). Free in a sense that you can stroll around the island, wandering around some of its tourist attractions and entertainment without shelling out any cent such as the Sentosa Merlion,Nature Discovery, among others.
If you want to experience its several attractions and rides, check it here:
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You can get a free photo memorabilia of this famous theme park by posing at the Universal Studios Globe without necessary entering the said park. Just, a I -went-here -sort -of photo souvenir. That is if you think it won’t entice you that much. But if you decide that it’s worth it getting inside and trying its various parks and rides, then you need to pay the entrance fee, of course which you can do here:
This gaudy Singapore’s national monument in Dravidian style. is a major tourist attraction. It’s quite a fuss that Singapore’s oldest Hindu temple is located in the downtown Chinatown district. It’s worth a look somehow.
This former colonial army base turned into Singapore’s greatest contemporary arts center hosts free music events and films. So better check out their schedules. Or simply marvel at its quirky, durian-shaped architecture.
It is imperative to strike to every iconic symbol of a country like the Taj mahal in India or the Great Wall of China. In Singapore, it ‘s the half-lion, half-fish creature Merlion. And the best thing about is it is just free to visit.
Have still 3 hours to kill time at the airport? Worry not. Changi Airport has lots of facilities that will keep you busy while waiting for your boarding time.Why not create your own drawing with the various pastels in one section of the airport? Or get a free massage? or just connect online with the free WiFi available? I told you it’s no problem getting stuck at this airport.
I guess everything in Singapore is artificial and man-made. Even their trees? Gigantic, out of this world super-trees? Whatever you call it, this is artificial trees which lights up past 7 pm onward with its 15 minutes light show is one of the best free things to look at. You’ll surely be amazed at its erratic 3 55-floor hotel towers with a big man-made indoor pool atop. And more so if you wait until 8 pm to watch its Light and water show for free. Do you have other free things to do in Singapore to add in the list? Please feel free to share or comment. If you like this post, don’t forget to share it on or connect with me via the following social media accounts: Instagram – anna_laviajera Twitter – @Anneposequit
I guess everything in Singapore is artificial and man-made. Even their trees? Gigantic, out of this world super-trees? Whatever you call it, this is artificial trees which lights up past 7 pm onward with its 15 minutes light show is one of the best free things to look at.
You’ll surely be amazed at its erratic 3 55-floor hotel towers with a big man-made indoor pool atop. And more so if you wait until 8 pm to watch its Light and water show for free.
Do you have other free things to do in Singapore to add in the list? Please feel free to share or comment.
If you like this post, don’t forget to share it on or connect with me via the following social media accounts:
Instagram – anna_laviajera
Twitter – @Anneposequit