Singapore might be expensive, but it is also loaded with free activities you can attend. You could meet the locals, learn something new, explore an old town, or sample a local specialty. If you are an adventure seeker, there are also free activities all over the country. Here is a list of free things to do in Singapore that can help you get your money’s worth by enjoying the city that won’t cost you a cent.
Gardens by the Bay
|How to get there||Via The Circle Line Or Downtown Line|
Alight at Bayfront MRT Station (CE1/DT16)
Take Exit B and follow the underground linkway
Exit and cross the Dragonfly Bridge or Meadow Bridge into Gardens by the Bay.
Via The East-West Line
Alight at Tanjong Pagar MRT Station (EW15)
Take Exit C and head towards bus stop no. 03223 located at International Plaza, Anson Road
Hop onto bus 400 and alight at bus stop no. 03371 along Marina Gardens Drive
- Bay East Garden – ideal location for a peaceful stroll, reading your favorite book, a picnic, or honing your photography skills.
- Dragonfly & Kingfisher Lakes – Find dragonflies flitting around the lake and look for unique QR codes and scan them to discover fascinating information about the extraordinary lake system.
- Far East Organization Children’s Garden – This outdoor playground is a haven for children to play with wet play areas and dry forest adventure areas. For the kids to enjoy themselves at the Water Play area, where the water jets are timed to music, make sure to pack swimsuits for them.
- Heritage Gardens – Divided into three gardens, Indian Garden, Chinese Garden and Malay Garden. Walked around and discover how the three ethnic group linked together to the culture of Singapore.
- Serene Garden – Japanese lovers will enjoy walking around this minimalist zen garden dotted with bamboo, Podocarpus, Bonsai Tress and a mini waterfall
- Sun Pavillion – A desert plant them garden that will expose you to desert plants in countries like Africa, Mexico and South America
- Supertree Grove – 12 Supertrees can be found here. Perfect for picture-taking.
Visiting Religious Ladmark
|Chinese Temples||Wei Tuo Fa Gong Temple|
224J Jalan Endut Senin, Singapore 508346
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
288 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058840
Pu Ji Si Buddhist Research Centre
39 Lorong 12 Geylang, Singapore 399012
Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple
178 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187964
Foo Hai Ch’an Monastery
87 Geylang East Avenue 2, Singapore 389753
Qi Tian Gong Temple
44 Eng Hoon Street, Singapore 169786
Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple
366 Race Course Road, Singapore 218636
Hai Inn Temple
33 Bricksland Road, Singapore 688254
Poh Tiong Beo Temple
201 Toa Payoh Lorong 6, Singapore 319385
Thian Hock Keng Temple
158 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068613
Singapore Chee Tong Temple
62 Hougang Avenue 3, Singapore 538844
Ang Chee Sia Ong Temple
131 West Coast Drive, Singapore 128014
Yueh Hai Ching Temple
30B Phillip Street, Singapore 048696
|Mosques in SIngapore||Sultan Mosque|
3 Muscat Street, Singapore 198833
Masjid Darul Ghufran
503 Tampines Avenue 5, Singapore 529651
Masjid Omar Kampong Melaka
10 Keng Cheow Street, Singapore 059607
155 Bedok North Avenue 1, Singapore 469751
Hajjah Fatimah Mosque
4001 Beach Road, Singapore 199584
20 Jurong West Street 26, Singapore 648125
Jamae Mosque (Masjid Chulia)
218, South Bridge Road, Singapore 058767
192 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068635
No. 2 Pasir Ris Walk, Singapore 518239
1 Admiralty Lane, Singapore 757620
9A Bishan Street 14, Singapore 579786
|Church of Saint Alphonsus|
300 Thomson Road, Singapore 307653
Cathedral of the Good Shepherd
A Queen Street, Singapore 188533
Armenian Church Singapore
60 Hill Street, Singapore 179366
Blessed Sacrament Church
1 Commonwealth Drive, Singapore 149603
St. George’s Church
44 Minden Road, Singapore 248816
Church of St. Bernadette
12 Zion Road, Singapore 247731
Church of the Holy Trinity
20 Tampines Street 11, Singapore 529455
Church of St. Teresa
510 Kampong Bahru Road, Singapore 099446
St. Andrew’s Cathedral
11 St. Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178959
St. Joseph’s Church
143 Victoria Street, Singapore 188020
Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church
77 Prinsep Street, Singapore 188649
Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour
31 Siglap Hill, Singapore 456085
Wesley Methodist Church
5 Fort Canning Road, Singapore 179493
Whether you’re a Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Catholic, or other religious belief, Singapore is filled with different temples, Mosques and churches you can visit
Official Website & Facebook Page
Photos With Merlion Statues
Did you know that there are 7 Merlions across the whole city? Explore the city and hunt these down and take Instagram-worthy shots.
Catch Free Live Performances
|How to get there||City Hall MRT|
North-South line (Red)
East-West line (Green)
From City Hall MRT: Above ground/Outdoor
Experience a cultural evening at the Esplanade in Singapore by watching performances by a variety of local bands, traditional dance styles, recitals, vocal concerts, theater, and performances by foreign artists.
There are three free performance spaces at The Esplanade: a theater, a concert hall, and an outdoor area, and they can be accessed for free.
Sentosa is a field with so many activities that one day is not enough to explore the whole island. Most known activities are expensive, but there are also free things to get the best out of the city.
- Take a leisurely stroll with a view
- Hangout at Tanjong Beach
- Explore and enjoy the suspension bridge in Palawan Beach to enoy a panoramic view of South China Sea
- Enjoy beach volleyball, frisbee or football at Siloso beach
- Walk along Fort Siloso Skywalk
- Learn about WWII memorabilia by walking arounf Heritage Trail & Gun Trail
- Hiking at Sentosa Nature Discovery
- Watch the Magical Shores
- Leisure walk around Quayside Isle
|How to get there||Bukit Batok Town Park, along Bukit Batok East Avenue 5|
Walk around Little Guillin will make you feel you are in the same Chinese City. Make sure to bring your camera because there are a lot of good spot to take a picture.
Fort Cunning Park
|How to get there||bounded by Hill Street, Canning Rise, Clemenceau Avenue and River Valley Road|
Can’t go to Bali yet? This fort will give you the Bali vibe you need. It is very tranquil and would be suitable for meditation. It’s also surrounded by pretty plants and statues of frogs, fish, and ducks
Jurong Lake Gardens
|How to get there||3 minute walk from Lakeside MRT. |
Take Exit A from Lakeside MRT
Walk in the sheltered pathway towards the road’s intersection
Cross over to the other side of Yuan Ching Road
Turn Right and walk towards the North Entrance of Lakeside Gardens.
You’ll be surrounded by nature in all its verdant splendor as you stroll around the grounds of this lovely garden. The lush vegetation, diverse animal life, and numerous enduring green spaces can all be found in Jurong Lake Gardens. Discover the golden fields of The Grasslands, the ideal place for an Instagram photo, or let Alstonia Island, a flooded island with characteristics similar to a freshwater swamp forest, enchant you with its beauty.
Mount Faber hike
|How to get there||Junction of Kampong Bahru Road and Telok Blangah Rd,Singapore 099448|
A variety of activities are available to visitors at Mount Faber, a well-liked tourist site. If you’re sick of feeling caged up, strap yourself in and take a free hike up Mount Faber to take in the stunning landscape. One of Singapore’s oldest parks, it provides spectacular panoramic vistas of the city. This should be on your list of things to do if you hunger for adventure.
Changi East Boardwalk
|How to get there||Along Changi Village Road near Civil Service Club|
Would you like a clear view of the ocean? You can take a beautiful stroll along the coast at Changi Point Boardwalk, a marvel of the East. Numerous activities are free to perform along Changi Boardwalk, which is 2.2 kilometers long.
The six portions of the Boardwalk include the Creek Walk, Cliff Walk, Sunset Walk, Kelong Walk, Sailing Point Walk, and Changi Beach Walk, and each one provides visitors with a breathtaking vista.
If you want to be surrounded by nature, see a stunning sunset, go fishing, or just enjoy the beach, this is the place to be.
Singapore Botanic Gardens
|How to get there||1 Cluny Rd,Singapore 259569|
The well-known Singapore Botanic Gardens, one of the most well-liked tourist destinations in Singapore that is free to enter, is home to several botanical wonders you should check out.
The garden includes a wide variety of plant life from around the globe. Visitors can make use of engaging activities, recreational amenities, and more.
Visit Joo Chiat Road
|How to get there||Joo Chiat Road|
Looking for a picture of Singapore’s pastel-colored shophouses that would look good on a postcard?
Visit Joo Chiat to witness the well-known row of meticulously preserved Peranakan shophouses along Koon Seng Road. While there, look at the lovely murals on the self-guided Heritage and Art Trail @ Katong Joo Chiat.
More opportunities for pictures, yay!
|How to get there||Nearest Bus Stop (Bus 85), Nearest MRT station (Sengkang MRT), Nearest LRT stations (Kupang and Farmway)|
Once a fishing community, Sengkang is now one of Singapore’s most well-liked tourist spots.
This park is serene and quiet and contains three open-space land parcels and a marsh. This park has been drawing various mangrove birds and damselflies due to its numerous routes. Visitors worldwide are welcome to visit the park and see Sengkang Floating Islands, Singapore’s largest artificial wetland, and its unique flora and fauna.
|How to get there||Chinatown Station on the North-East MRT Line|
You must visit Chinatown if you’re a visitor to Singapore or are interested in learning more about one of the area’s oldest and busiest neighborhoods. Some of the busiest (and our favorite) streets can be found in this tacky, tourist-chic district, from Ann Siang Hill and Club Street to Amoy Street, Duxton Hill, and Keong Saik Road.
|How to get there||The nearest metro station to MacRitchie Reservoir is Caldecott MRT (CC17). You can take 10 minute walk from here to the reservoir or can take a bus to get down to the MacRitchie Reservoir. By Bus: The nearest bus stop to MacRitchie Reservoir is 51071.|
On the MacRitchie suspension bridge, stroll among the trees and the animals that call them home.
Pay particular attention to the dynamics in the treetops. The best part is that it is entirely free.
One of the many lengthy hiking trails in MacRitchie that takes you through the various phases of a mature secondary forest is The TreeTop Walk.
Singapore Really Really Free Market (SRRFM)
Have you heard of the free market?
Free activities in Singapore or places to visit there without paying money are still palatable.
However, the free market is on a whole other level. Grab whatever you want from the market and get it for nothing. However, show your gratitude by offering your own free goods for sale. You may safely leave your wallet at home, I assure you. You wouldn’t need it in this case.
Check their Facebook page for the next event.
This concludes our list of fun and free activities around the city. You don’t need to spend a lot to enjoy the city. With proper research and planning, a trip to Singapore can be fun and cheap.
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