Singapore is one of the greatest cities on earth, with hundreds, if not thousands of exciting things to do. However, most of the time those activities burn a huge hole in our pocket. Consequently, we’ve listed 23 of the best free things to do in Singapore. So, you can still have fun without breaking the bank.
Meet larger-than-life dinosaurs at this new outdoor display at Changi Airport. Discover more than 20 different creatures, from gigantic T-Rex’s to huge dinosaur eggs, there’s plenty to see for free on the 1km path. And, hey if you’re into dinosaurs like Ross from Friends, then who needs to take children. Absolutely, one of the best free things to do in Singapore.
📍Airport Blvd, Singapore
2. Catch free concerts
Music lovers can catch a range of free performances every night at the Esplanade. Head down to the DBS Foundation Outdoor Theatre to enjoy music shows, dance numbers, comedian stints, and more exciting performances. See the list of upcoming programmes.
📍1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore, Singapore
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Every weekend, Siloso Beach brings the shores alive with a magical light and sound show from 7.30pm to 10pm. The multi-sensory experience is truly breathtaking and all for free. Just walk in and enjoy the show! (temporarily closed)
📍Siloso Beach, Sentosa
4. Watch a free movie screening
Why not head to Terminal 3 at Changi Airport to watch all your favourite movies at ST3Ps? and the best part is that it’s free-of-charge. Perch yourself on the steps and get excited by epic movies being screened on a huge screen, just like the cinema. Find out what’s on this month via the Changi Airport website.
📍 T3, Changi Airport
5. Enjoy a beautiful light and sound show
One of the best things to do at night in Singapore is the Marina Bay Sands Light Show. Named Spectra, it features an exotic 15-minute fountain of lights, lasers, and light projections, against the backdrop of the city skyline. Wonderfully, it’s free to see if you’re walking down along the bay.
6. Have a picnic
Another one of the best free things to do in Singapore is to have a picnic at a scenic destination in Singapore. From East Coast Park, to Marina Barrage and Fort Canning…you can enjoy wonderful views and a perfect sunset or sunrise.
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7. Wander Gardens By The Bay
If you’re strapped for cash, one of the best free things to do in Singapore is stroll through these magical gardens. Night or day, perch yourself under the Supertrees, pose under a majestic skyline, admire wildlife, and plenty more activities. Usually, there’s free pop-up experiences to also take advantage. Additionally, you can attend the free Light and Sound Show, Garden Rhapsody.
📍 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
As Singapore’s largest outdoor art gallery, the quirky and colourful park is enriched in Asian culture, history and religion. With over 1,000 different sculptures…you won’t be bored. Excitingly, this park is free to enter.
📍 262 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore 118628
This day-to-night entertainment destination is the perfect place to explore for free. Although if you spend a minimum of $5 at International Food Street stalls, you’ll get to go on Sentosa Jet for free as well as enjoy the Sentosa Musical Fountain. Read all about Central Beach Bazaar.
10am-10pm, Central Beach Bazaar, 60 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 098997
10. Discover Little India
Little India is one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world for 2022. So why not use our Little India guide and find out about the best things to do in the area.
11. Relax on Sentosa’s beaches
Spend the day out in Sentosa at golden beaches like Silosa Beach or Tanjong Beach. This idyllic spot is a great place to hang out in the sunshine, unwind with a book, have a picnic, or even explore the Southernmost Point Of Continental Asia on the small islet connected to Sentosa via a suspension bridge.
📍 Sentosa, Singapore
12. Wander around the best parks
Why not explore one of Singapore’s best gardens or parks? This free activity is the perfect way to get off the screen and out into fresh air. Both children and adults will be entertained by a variety of wildlife and bird spotting, colourful flowers, and secret havens in these green sanctuaries. From Jurong Lake Gardens to Bishan Park, and more…pick a park to explore here.
13. Go stargazing
Woodlands Galaxy Community Club reopened last year and is offering the ultimate stargazing experience for enthusiasts. Situated near Admiralty MRT, the observatory allows visitors to view galaxies and stars with equipment costing just $1. So, it’s almost free! Learn more on their Facebook. Definitely, one of the best free things to do in Singapore.
📍31 Woodlands Ave 6, Singapore 738991
14. Stroll around the airport
Jewel Changi Airport is like a city in itself. The nature-themed complex boasts an array of activities for both children and adults, alongside indoor forests and gardens, the world’s largest waterfall and plenty of food establishments. It’s the perfect place to spend a few hours when you’re broke.
📍78 Airport Blvd, Singapore 819666
15. Hangout at a library
Why not have a chilled day alone and be transported to a world of literary geniuses? Dig into wonderful books at one of the best libraries around Singapore. For example, Library @ Orchard boasts pretty shelves with hundreds of books while Bedok Library offers more than 200,000 titles. Read about the best libraries to visit here.
16. Be inspired in Kampong Glam
Anyone with an appreciation for art and culture will love Singapore’s Muslim Quarter filled with beautiful street art, quirky colourful 19th century shophouses and trendy murals. Additionally, it’s one of the most instagrammable places to see in Singapore.
📍 Kampong Glam, Singapore
17. Window shop along Orchard Road
Pass a few hours by heading to Singapore’s most beloved shopping district along Orchard Road. You don’t need to money to browse through a few shops and pick what you’ll get on your next payday. From luxurious brands to high street fashion, and entertainment…you’ll be spoilt. Plus, the bright lights at night make the street a lovely place to get in your steps.
📍 Orchard Road, Singapore
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18. See the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
Situated in Chinatown, this Buddhist compound is one of the most famous temples in Singapore. Built in 2007, it’s made from 320 kilograms of gold, boasting iconic designs, and it even has a rooftop garden. At night, it lights up the sky, creating a stunning view, and it’s totally one of the best free things to see in Singapore.
📍 288 South Bridge Rd, Singapore 058840
19. Relax atop a rooftop garden
As one of the greatest green cities on earth, we’ve got some of the best green sanctuaries in the sky that offer the perfect escape. From CapitaSpring to Esplanade Roof Terrace, and Funan Urban Farm, there’s plenty of place to reduce your stress amongst nature. Learn about the best rooftop gardens in Singapore. Wonderfully, most of them are free entry.
📍 8 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039802
Pack your lunch and head to the southeast coast of Singapore for a wander around this lovely new park on the Round Island Route which connects Changi Beach Park to East Coast Park. Certainly, you won’t need to spend a penny on your day out if you have your own bike. Otherwise, rent one for less than $8.
📍 Changi Bay Park, Singapore
21. Take a hike
On a good day, why not take on one of Singapore’s best hikes? Lucky for you, we’ve already listed the best hiking trails in Singapore here.
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22. Tick off ig-worthy places
Another guide we’ve already listed. Why not visit the most instagrammable places in Singapore? For example, the Peranakan Shophouses, Fort Canning Staircase and the Potato Head Building. Wonderfully, most of them are free to see. Naturally, a great activity to pass the time.
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23. Hit the museums
Many museums and galleries are free to enter for citizens and permanent residents. While fees are generally low for travellers. Get educated on art at National Gallery Singapore, play with toys at MINT, see historical artefacts at National Museum Of Singapore, and plenty more. Discover the best museums and galleries.
📍 Various Locations