Singapore is known as the Garden city and is a beautiful stopover to spend your vacations. It is known as one of the world’s most prosperous countries with good shopping places, tasty food and a lively night-life. There are many places worth watching in Singapore that force you to celebrate in the country. Singapore is an expensive country but it also provides you many opportunities to enjoy without spending a penny. The following list gives you guidance to visit the top 10 fun and free things to do in Singapore.
Merlion Park is one of Singapore’s most iconic sculptures. It is 8.6 meters high and represents a fish body with a lion face. The literal meaning of Merlion is a half-lion and half-fish creature. This most attractive tourist spot for hanging out is free to visit. The iconic statue stands spitting water from the mouth. It is known as a landmark of Singapore as it is located at One Fullerton, close to the Central Business District.
Garden by the Bay
The Garden by the Bay is one of the main attractions in Singapore and is the best vantage spot for the area. It is located over an area of 101 hectares and the entrance to the biggest portion of the Gardens in Bay South is totally free. The main attraction of this garden are the stunning Super trees which shimmer and dazzle with the musical sound and light shows every evening. The Garden by the Bay was made by the government to raise the quality of life by introducing more greenery in the city.
Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands is an integrated resort that has Singapore’s biggest shopping mall. It is famous for its highly entertaining and electrifying water and light show every night. The entrance to this amusing show is free and it continues for some minutes that completes with various lively colors and live music. It also has a beautiful boat which is designed differently with three huge curved skyscrapers which have the highest rooftop pool of the world.
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Singapore’s Botanic Gardens are an oasis of peace and helps you to escape from the city. These gardens are sprawled over 74 hectares. The newly opened quiet green space is gigantic in size and allows you to wander for free. National Orchid Garden is the central attraction in the garden as it contains a rainforest, a beautiful lake and many different species of plants form around the world.
There are many places to visit in Singapore for free so that you never have to wonder much about what to do in Singapore. One of the distinct places in Singapore is Arab Quarter where most people come to enjoy shopping of designer dresses, eat tasty platters and smoke shisha pipes in Haji Lane. It’s free to enter the charming Arabian mosque also known as Sultan Mosque. Try to go early in the morning and enjoy listening to the stories of Muslim heritage from volunteers.
East Coast Park
East Coast Park is the most popular park in Singapore, as it offers beautiful views of the 15km seaside and loads of sporting activities ranging from cycling to surfing to camping. The park gets crowded on weekends as it gets filled with locals to get an outdoor Singaporean experience. You will see many people walking and sunbathing, as it has a free entrance. The BBQ spots are complimentary and you can even camp for free by just taking permission from the authorities.
Haw Par Villa
Haw Par Villa is a peculiar theme park. It is based on some scenes from Chinese mythology. There are over 1,000 statues and 150 dioramas representing Chinese legends and revealing their folktale. It has been a long time since the park was made as the statues have start decaying. Some of the statues give disturbing experience and the most famous is Ten Courts of Hell that shows consequences of sins. Walking through this free park gives an amazing feeling just like reading a tale.
Singapore City Gallery
All the people interested in architecture should go to visit the Singapore City Gallery. It has become famous for its one of the largest architectural models in the world, which makes a good reason to visit the free gallery. It was established in 1999 and the aim of the gallery is to showcase their urban planning throughout the years and the strategies made for conservation efforts to make Singapore distinctive.
Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is a perfectly preserved forest that makes you remember that Singapore was once home of the tropical rainforests. It has become an ASEAN heritage site that is free to enter. The nature reserve is located at the highest point in Singapore that allows you to go hiking and watch animals and to discover different species of rare plants in the forest. You can enjoy looking at the hoards of monkeys and the local wildlife and can also observe nature in the forest.
Raffles established Chinatown for the Chinese settlement and now this Chinese cultured area is popular with tourists. Sri Mariamman Temple is the oldest Hindu temple, and Thian Hock Keng is the oldest Chinese temple in Singapore. The Hindu temple is very colorful but retains a certain look of frugality while the Chinese temple is built impressively with bells, statues and various halls. It is known as the traditional place of shopping and eating delicious food. 8 treasure and Chinatown Seafood Restaurant are best known and popular food places for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians respectively. The tea of Chinatown’s Yue Hwa is peerless for both its price and variety of tastes. As far as shopping is concerned, the shops on South Bridge Rd in Chinatown sell best antiques while cheap and reasonable fabric can also be bought from Chinatown. If you have an interest in designing then the red dot design museum near Chinatown is a great place to buy contemporary products.