Planning a trip to Singapore?
Look at the list of places that you can do for FREE FREE FREE … at your own time and at your own pace.
Botanical Gardens – A UNESCO World Heritage site, the internationally renowned Singapore Botanic Gardens dates back to 1859. Here you can wander through tropical botanical displays and look out for the resident white swans that grace the miniature lake.
Free guided tours are available from the two visitor centres at the Botany Centre and Nassim Gate. Choose between the Healing Garden, Rainforest and Heritage Tours, which leave at 9am on the first, second and fourth Saturdays of every month respectively.
Southern Ridges – Nature lovers can follow the linked bridges and walkways of the 10km Southern Ridges park. Start at the Marang Trail, and climb up to the peak at Mount Faber Park for panoramic views of the coast. Look out for the undulating Henderson Waves bridge, a graceful piece of modern architecture that rises above the trees, and is illuminated at night.
Esplanade Outdoor Theatre – You can catch free music and dance performances every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre. Shows start around 7.30pm and last 30–45 minutes. The last acts end by 11pm. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so arrive early if you want to snap one up.
Relax at one of Sentosa’s beaches – Skip the long queues at VivoCity for the Sentosa Express tram and save some pennies by walking across the Sentosa Boardwalk. Recently renovated, this 10-minute stroll along the water is picturesque, with the cranes of the port in the distance. If you’re not keen to strike out on foot (or it’s raining!), there are also travelators to whisk you along the boardwalk. Bring a beach mat and a picnic and relax on one of Sentosa’s three beaches. For Instagram gold, head to Palawan Beach, where a rope bridge connects to another small island designated the “Southernmost Point of Continental Asia.”
Watch sunset at Marina Bay Sands Boardwalk – Singapore is famous for its stunning skyline and you shouldn’t miss that just because you’re on a budget. The Marina Bay Sands Boardwalk gives you an unimpeded view of the Central Business District skyline. Try to visit around 6pm, so you can people watch and then see the sun go down. At 8pm and 9:30pm daily, there is an impressive water and light show that tells a story through images projected on a screen made of water.
Brave the MacRitchie Treetop Walk – The TreeTop Walk at MacRitchie Reservoir is a free-standing suspension bridge spanning the 250 meters from Bukit Peirce to Bukit Kalan, the two highest points in MacRitchie Park. Not an activity for those afraid of heights, as the bridge towers 25 meters above the forest floor.
Chill out at East Coast Park – In space-starved Singapore, the 15km stretch of beach known as East Coast Park is a breezy spot to swim, work on your tan and escape the crowds (though it does get busy here at weekends). Kids will love the Marine Cove playground, complete with rock climbing walls, slides and digital game stations.
Get freebies at Changi Airport – Got a few hours to kill at the airport? No worries, there’s plenty to do: take a walk through the butterfly garden, tap in to the free wi-fi, chill at a TV lounge, or plonk into a massage chair. If you’ve got five hours (or more) of transit time, book a free city tour.
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Happy & Clever Travelling peeps!