The Finest Free Things to do in Singapore

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.

1

Gardens by the Bay

How to get thereVia 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  
Websitehttps://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/
  • 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.
2

Visiting Religious Ladmark

Chinese TemplesWei 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 SIngaporeSultan 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

Masjid Al-Ansar
155 Bedok North Avenue 1, Singapore 469751

Hajjah Fatimah Mosque
4001 Beach Road, Singapore 199584

Masjid Maarof
20 Jurong West Street 26, Singapore 648125

 Jamae Mosque (Masjid Chulia)
 218, South Bridge Road, Singapore 058767

Al-Abrar Mosque
192 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068635

Al-Istighfar Mosque
No. 2 Pasir Ris Walk, Singapore 518239

Assyafaah Mosque
1 Admiralty Lane, Singapore 757620

An-Nahdhah Mosque
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

3

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.

4

Catch Free Live Performances

How to get thereCity Hall MRT
North-South line (Red) 
East-West line (Green)
From City Hall MRT: Above ground/Outdoor
Websitehttps://www.esplanade.com/

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.

5

Visit Sentosa

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
6

Little Guilin

How to get thereBukit Batok Town Park, along Bukit Batok East Avenue 5
WebsiteLittle Guilin

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.

https://www.nparks.gov.sg
7

Fort Cunning Park

How to get therebounded 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

https://www.nparks.gov.sg
8

Jurong Lake Gardens

How to get there3 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.
Websitehttps://www.nparks.gov.sg/juronglakegardens

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.

https://www.nparks.gov.sg
9

Mount Faber hike

How to get thereJunction 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.

https://www.nparks.gov.sg/
10

Changi East Boardwalk

How to get thereAlong Changi Village Road near Civil Service Club
WebsiteBoardwalk

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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Changi_Boardwalk
11

Singapore Botanic Gardens

How to get there1 Cluny Rd,Singapore 259569
Websitehttps://www.nparks.gov.sg/sbg

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.

https://www.nparks.gov.sg/
12

Visit Joo Chiat Road

How to get thereJoo 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!

13

Visit Senkang

How to get thereNearest 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.

14

Visit Chinatown

How to get thereChinatown 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.

Singapore – December 4, 2016 : Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, located in China Town. The temple is build with Tang Dynasty style.
15

TreeTop Walk

How to get thereThe 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.

16

Singapore Really Really Free Market (SRRFM)

WebsiteFacebook Page

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.

Singapore Really Really Free Market (SRRFM)

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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