Are you pushing back your trip to Singapore because you think it will leave a hole in your bank account?
Singapore is one of the most expensive city in the world.
But its high prices and the ostentatious lifestyle of its inhabitants shouldn’t stop you from exploring this city.
You’d be surprised to know that there are plenty of cheap and free activities that you can do in the city. Free? Yes! So don’t get intimidated by the city’s high-end attraction points and explore the city confidently even when you’re on a budget. In this article, we have prepared a list of cheap and free things to do in Singapore. Let’s find out!
Cheap and Free Things to Do in Singapore
1. Marina Bay Sands Boardwalk
The dazzling skyline of Singapore is a sight for sore eyes. This stunningly beautiful and illuminated place is a perfect evening spot. You will not only enjoy the amazing view of the Central Business District skyline from the Marina Bay Sands Boardwalk, but you can also enjoy the breathtaking sunset view from here. From 8pm to 9:30pm every day, you can also enjoy the beautiful water and a light show. Isn’t it a fun activity?
2. MacRitchie Treetop Walk
If you want to have an unforgettable experience up close with Nature, you should go for this hike at MacRitchie Reservoir. At this park, you will find a free-standing suspension bridge that is as long as 250 meters and is suspended between Bukit Pierce and Bukit Kalan – the two highest points at the park. The activity is clearly not for people who are afraid of heights as the bridge is suspended at least 25 meters above the ground. But those who can dare to walk on it will have a lifetime experience. Don’t miss it!
3. Gelam Gallery
If you’re a fan of street art, you will have so much fun walking down on the back alleys of Muscat Street and admiring its outdoor art gallery. The Instagram-worthy spots are carefully designed by different artists from all over the world. This is a really fascinating place to explore. A similar place that you can explore for free is Haji Lane. It has great architecture and the shops lined on it have a great visual appeal – but the shopping on this street could be a tiny bit expensive.
4. Haw Par Villa
The place is set up by the Haw Par brothers – of the Tiger Balm – in the 1930s. This was set up to teach the public about Chinese mythology. The place is full of life-sized statues depicting stories from Chinese lore. It’s a lot of fun to explore this park on a sunny day and learn more about the history of the place.
5. Science Center Observatory
If you want to take a break from the extremely bright lights of the city, you can head to the Science Center Observatory and peer into the sky. The observatory is a treat for stargazers and has a mega telescope that makes the viewing magnificent. It is located close to the equator, allowing you to have views of both northern and southern hemispheres. You should totally check it out!
6. Enjoy Food at Little India
Little India is a small, bustling place in Singapore that offers the experience of India right in the heart of Singapore. From scrumptious Indian cuisines to fashionable clothing and adorable flower garlands, this place offers many eye-catching items at friendly prices. When in Singapore and when on a budget, don’t miss exploring this hidden gem.
7. The Esplanade
When you are in a foreign city, you should make sure to experience the different aspects of its culture. The Esplanade is the best place for people who want to catch a live performance of music, dance, or theatre. The free event organized at this place has many local artists that give inspiring performances.
Are you shocked to learn about all the exciting things that you can do in the city at a low cost? See, you don’t need thousands of dollars in your bank account to have a riveting Singapore experience. Now that you know that Singapore has a lot to offer to budget travelers, you should get your bags packed and start planning a vacation to this beautiful place. Don’t forget to take countless pictures near the Instagrammable spots and make your fellow travelers jealous!