SINGAPORE | 7 free things to do

SINGAPORE | 7 free things to do

Singapore is definitely not the cheapest place in Southeast Asia, but luckily there are a lot of fun things to do that are free! Singapore is one of my favorite cities I’ve ever visited and these were some of the things that made it so amazing.

1. Garden Rhapsody at the Gardens by the Bay
This is my absolute favorite thing in Singpore. At the gardens by the bay they have build some giant trees, which light up at night. It’s called the Supertree grove and each night at 19.45 and 20.45 there is an amazing light show. Everybody sit or lies on the street to enjoy the music and lights for about 15 minutes. I loved it so much that I actually went to see in 4 days in a row.

2. Picnic at Gardens by the Bay
The gardens by the bay is not only a great place at night, it’s also a lovely place to take a little break during the day. The gardens are pretty big, so walk around for a bit and then find a nice place for a little picnic. Check their website before you go to see if there are any festivals on while you’re there. We enjoyed the view of a recreated floating village during our picnic.

3. Spectra water & light show

Besides the Garden Rhapsody there is another great free show in Singapore. This is a water and light show, where they project images on sprayed water. This show takes place every night at 20.00 and 21.00 and on Friday and Saturday also at 22.00. The best place to watch the show is on the platform (Event Plaza) in front of the Marina Bay Sands.

4. Walk around Marina Bay

If you like to people watch, like me, this is a must do. It might sound really boring, but just walk around or sit down somewhere around the Marina Bay (near the Promontory). When you go around 18.00 most Singaporeans will be on their way back home from work or they are getting in a little exercise before dinner. I really enjoyed just watching the locals go about their day and it was fun to see all the workout groups. There was even a massive fitness class going on.

5. Orchard Road

Orchard road is the big shopping street in Singapore. It might take a little bit of self restraining for this activity to stay free, but even if you don’t want to spent money it’s a nice area to walk around. Go into some of the massive malls and window shop or get a relatively cheap meal at one of the food courts. Worth a mention is the Kinokuniya bookstore (in the Ngee Ann City building), this bookstore is absolutely massive, so a must visit for anyone who loves books (or bookstores).

6. Little India

Little India is really a different world within the city. Walk around Campbell Lane or visit the Tekka Centre. All the colourful houses, little shops and flowers honestly make you feel like you’re somewhere else. There are also a lot of great places to get some (relatively) cheap food!

7. Clarke Quay

Clarke Quay is a great area to just walk around, get some food or do some window shopping. It feels a little bit European. The location next to the water makes it even more wonderful. There are a lot of river side restaurants, if you are willing to spend some money. Otherwise just chilling on a bench to enjoy the view is a great idea too. You can also walk over one of the bridges to Clarke Quay central, to enjoy the view of all the colorful river side buildings.

With all these free things to do you can definitely explore Singapore on a budget. What are your favorite to dos in Singapore? Let me know in the comments!

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