10 Free Things You Can Do in Singapore
All you need is a trusty pair of shoes and a sense of adventure!
by Kyzia Maramara | November 16, 2019
Singapore’s man-made Sentosa Island has three beaches to choose from: Siloso Beach for fun activities, Tanjong Beach for chilling, and Palawan Beach which is mostly popular for kids. Sentosa is lined with restaurants that can get a bit expensive but you can work around relaxing on the beach if you bring your own food and drinks.
Get a photo with all the Merlions
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You can’t visit Singapore without taking a photo with their mythical Merlion. The most famous and most photographed one is the original Merlion statue opposite Marina Bay Sands but did you know there are more than 5 Merlion statues you can strike a pose with? Try finding them all!
Explore and eat at Little India
Enjoy a day at Little India’s colorful and lively shops and streets, all you need is a water bottle and a camera and you’re good to go. It’s packed with shophouses where some even date back to the 1920s. With the scrumptious food being sold and all the goods, you might find yourself shelling out some cash to grab souvenirs. There are also a number of temples and shrines you can visit in the area.
Marvel at the beautiful heavens above Singapore at the free stargazing sessions Science Center Singapore offers every Friday. The stars over Singapore are a sight to behold and you might find yourself learning more about the heavens too. In order to make sure you have a slot, come to the Center early before 7:30 PM when the number of tickets will be handed out.
Wander Gardens by the Bay
Singapore has always prided itself on having amazing public gardens that are truly relaxing to explore. Gardens by the Bay that’s close to the Central Business District alone will be enough for a half-day in your itinerary. You can explore the multi-themed gardens, wander along the Supertree Grove (gigantic man-made sky trees connected by an aerial walkway), or visit the high-tech greenhouses.
Go for a photo walk at the Singapore Botanic Gardens
The Singapore Botanic Gardens is also a must-visit. Hailed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a first for Singapore, it’s home to Singapore’s National Orchid Garden and has over 1,000 orchid species and 2,000 hybrids on display. Apart from all the greens, there’s also a relaxing swan lake. To maximize your visit to the garden, sign up for the free guided tours.
Catch a free concert at the Esplanade Outdoor Theater
A great place to catch Singaporean music and culture for free is attending a concert at the Esplanade Theater. A myriad of performances ranging from dance, theater, and music are showcased on Fridays to Sundays. The shows typically start around 7:30 PM and last for about 40 minutes. Seats are always on a first-come, first-served basis.
Wait for the light show at Marina Bay Sands
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You can catch a view of Singapore from the top of Marina Bay Sands but it will cost you a fortune! You can do the next best thing instead: watch Marina Bay Sands glow from afar. The hotel is one of the most pictured structures in Singapore and at night, it does a spectacular light show. Spectra – A Light and Water Show is a colorful 15-minute outdoor show involving dancing fountain jets, visual projection, mist effects, and an orchestral soundtrack. Bring out your cameras for this one.
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