Despite of being one of the most expensive countries in south-east Asia when compared to its neighbors, Singapore has a lot you can do even if you are on a budgeted holiday. Believe it or not- some of the best things that one experiences on this island nation are actually free.
Free things to do in Singapore are:
1.A walk along the Southern Ridges
The Southern Ridge Trail-a 9km spanning stretch, is one of the best walking trails in Singapore. A gateway to the Sentosa Island, the walk begins from the Mt.Faber Park, stretching across Telok Banglah, Hill Park and Kent Ridge. This walk through the middle of the lush green forest gives a panoramic view of the skyline of Singapore. The spiral architecture-Henderson Waves-despite being a pedestrian bridge is a must visit.
2.Get soaked in the live music and arts at the Esplanade
The durian-shaped Esplanade-the icon of Singapore is a splendor to be gawked at. The famous piece of architecture also offers theatrical performances, live concerts and art exhibitions. The enjoyment one experiences by spending a night here under the twinkling stars along with live music is sure to leave one spell bound.
Visiting an island-country and not enjoying the beaches would be criminal! Pristine clear water of the Sentosa and white stretched beaches are inviting. Get some tan, work your fan, simply take a nap under shade, relish the beauty of Sentosa beaches and grasp the natural surrounded beauty. Enjoy the open-air amphitheatre shows or take a family picnic on the grainy coasts.
4.Singapore botanic gardens
A discovery of the Britishers, the Botanic gardens at the edge of the orchid road is a quiet green space where people go for a cool respite and enjoy a pleasant walk.
5.Exploring China Town
Chinatown or Bullock Cart Water as this place is generally referred to as, is the ethic enclave of the Chinese migrants who settled in this area. Cheap buys and cheap eats is what people hunt here for while strolling along the cafes and boutique stores here.
6.Devote time at Sri Mariamman Temple
When visiting Chinatown, do not forget to stopover to look at this Dravidian marvel. Colorful and cheerful, the Hindu temple is beautifully built in traditional style, inspired by Singaporean cultural architecture. The gateway or the gopuram of this shrine is marvelously fabricated with elaborate designing, a must click for your vacation memory album.
7.Listen to some Classical Singaporean Melody
Get a chance to listen to Classics from Singapore Symphony Orchestra for free! The SSO often conducts concerts at various institutes the Botanic Gardens and Racecourse of Singapore for free as a part of their ‘community outreach’ program. Enjoy the euphonious atmospheric beats and set the mood.
8.Have a gala time at East Coast Park
The beach park at south eastern cost of the island country is extended over a 15 km stretch. The largest park in Singapore, when not playing host to sporting events, buzzes with activities from locals and tourists. Go splash and swim on this breezy coast park, unwind and rejuvenate or work your tan, the park also allows free camping!
9.Avail freebies at Airport
The Changi Airport is the international landing strip of Singapore, which connects the island nation to over 200 destinations worldwide. If you have some time in hand before your flight takes off, there’s plenty to do at the airport free of cost! Walk through the butterfly garden, settle into a massage chair or surf the net, relax at the TV lounge or book a city tour – All for free.
10.Pose with the Merlion
Your trip to Singapore is incomplete unless you have enough many snaps with the Singapore’s famous water-spouting sculpture. Aim your camera lenses to capture the iconic Merlion and don't forget to include yourself in the clicks too! From there head towards taking a stroll down for more free sights at the Marina Bay.