32 Things to do in Singapore for Free
Get ready to tick your travel checklist. You find out all the coolest things to do in Singapore for FREE. By the time you reach our last destination, you will be done seeing Singapore in all its glory without spending a cent.
1. Take a walk at Jewel Changi
Changi Airport won the World’s Best Airport Award for the 10th time this year and one of its crowned gems is Jewel. Start your journey by taking a walk-through Jewel's 128-meter walkway and enjoy its futuristic Changi experience studio. Get a dose of adrenaline in a canopy park or just relax while shopping and dining at 300 available outlets. It is also home to the largest indoor waterfall on earth called the Rain Vortex
2. Listen to Musical Rhapsody – Evening Show at Gardens by the Bay
The 15-minute light and sound performance at Gardens by the Bay should be on the top of your list of things to do in Singapore for Free. Take pictures and enjoy the majestic tall Supertrees and the rhapsody of music and light form a mesmerizing synergy 50 meters above you.
3. Watch Spectra Laser Show at Marina Bay Waterfront
Enjoy the most technically advanced laser show at Marina Bay Waterfront as the shimmering cloud lights up the Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Art Science Museum in the backdrop. The light paints the canvas of the sky and the water tells immersive stories of the spirit of Singapore on the water fountain. Take Instagram-perfect photos and experience the most sensational thing to do in Singapore for free.
4. Fly Kites & Take pictures on top of Marina Barrage
Marina barrage continues the list of both historical and recreational landmarks in your list of things to do in Singapore. The Barrage rooftop is covered with grass and is perfect for flying kites and enjoying leisurely strolls or outdoor picnics. You can also take amazing photos on top of the Barrage capturing the view of Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay Sands and the Bay with its enigmatic skyscrapers in the central business district.
5. Tour Sustainable Singapore Gallery at Marina Barrage
There are plenty of things to do for free at the Sustainable Singapore Gallery. It branches out to 6 smaller galleries to tell the story of Singapore’s water needs, how they reserve it and its future plans for the nation. You can also enjoy their hourly guided tours up till 5 pm in the evening.
6. Get Free Scooter Ride from Joyscoot
Joyscoot offers 1 free hour ride on their electric scooters if you purchase 3 tickets to attractions in Singapore. With comfortable scooters rented here, you can visit plenty of sights along Marina Bay and Singapore River, stopping at your convenience to take the best shots for your Instagram account. Find Joyscoot Kiosk at Singapore Flyer adjacent to Marina Bay for more details.
7. Enjoy Free Tours at The Walking Singapore
The Walking Singapore Tours located in Singapore Visitor Centre on Esplanade Waterfront offers 2 magnificent things to do in Singapore for free. The Secrets of the Bay Tour is a 3-hour walking tour revealing the secrets of Singapore's modern developments whereas Cityscapes Tour transports you back to Sir Stamford Raffles's time to learn about Singapore’s rich history.
8. Have Fun at Esplanade Theatre on the Bay
Esplanade, the durian shaped theatre is home to world-class performances by both local and international artists. Catch the free shows on Fridays and Saturdays in the outdoor theatre. Free daily evening performances by local artists are open at the indoor theatre at 7.15 pm.
9. Take Pictures at Merlion Park at One Fullerton
Merlion, the half-lion half-fish creature is Singapore’s beloved mythical beast. It is the main attraction in the city which reminds its visitors of the humble story of Singapore’s origin from the fishing village. Take mind-blowing pictures with the Merlion and a fantastic view of the Marina Bay Sands across the water.
10. Pay Tribute to Sir Raffles Statue on Singapore River
The prime thing to do in the Singapore River is watching the statue of Sir Raffles guarding the city. To celebrate the leading pioneers of Singapore, 4 more statues have recently joined Sir Raffles: Sang Nila Utama, Tan Tock Seng, Munshi Abdullah, and Naraina Pillai. This is a fantastic spot to take pictures with the Singaporean heroes for free.
11. Visit Old Parliament
The Old Parliament chaired Singapore’s first Prime Minister, Lee Kwan Yew and witnessed the country’s revolutionary development over the years. The visual and cultural art performance here is some of the most exquisite things to do in Singapore for free. There is also a small gallery that retells the 200-year old story of the building.
12. Interact at Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Gallery
Among things to do in Singapore, witness its dramatic transformation over the past 50 years in 40 diverse interactive exhibits for free. Take 1-hour community tours at 11 am and 12.30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays and alternate Saturdays to see the visionary tale of how Singapore has been planned, shaped and mapped.
13. Take a Walk at Fort Canning Park Trail
Fort Canning Park is what nature-buffs dream when they list the top things to do in Singapore. It houses 9 historical gardens accompanied by exotic gardens and sprawling lawns. What truly sets it apart though, is its Augmented Reality Trail, BALIKSG which offers an interactive journey of the Park, illustrating its historical look and connecting back to present.
14. Hustle in The Colorful Arab Street
Add a fantastic evening to your day-long things to do in Singapore by tasting Middle Eastern cuisines, kebab, and walking along the Kampong Glam heritage trail. Explore the street arts and colorful indie boutiques of Arab Street and shop for handmade Persian rugs.
15. Party at Clarke Quay
If you want to spend a relaxing evening without spending then Clarke Quay is one of the sought-after things to do in Singapore for free. Hit the waterside cafes and restaurants and spend the night dancing and partying.
16. Spend a Quiet Evening at Boat Quay
After Clarke Quay, Boat Quay is the next hitting spot-on things to do in Singapore for free. Enjoy the picturesque view of the Marina Bay Sands, Merlion, and Esplanade as you dine at one of the many cafes and restaurants at the riverside.
17. Enjoy Treetop Walk at MacRitchie Reservoir
Among the things to do in Singapore for free, Treetop Walk is an excellent way to get far from the city hustle. McRitchie has a suspended bridge 50 meters above the jungle level to let you have a bird's view of the city. The birds and animals at the dense forest surrounding bring you closer to Mother Nature and the opportunity for clicking some truly amazing pictures.
18. Relax at Sentosa Beaches
Sentosa Beaches lined with swanky beach bars and Ibiza lounge music should definitely make your list of things to do in Singapore for free. There are 3 beaches in Singapore: Tanjong, Palawan, and Siloso. You can swim and play volleyball on the beach or take a free walk across the Sentosa Bridge on weekends.
19. Explore the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
Rumors have it that the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple holds a tooth of Siddharta Gautam, the founder of Buddhism. The temple is inspired by the majestic designs of the Tang Dynasty and houses a 2-meter tall Solid Gold Stupa at the Sacred Light Hall at the highest level, which you can see from the viewing gallery.
20. Hike at Mount Faber
In close vicinity of Sentosa, Mount Faber is a hot spot for trek lovers in their list of things to do in Singapore. It is the oldest park in Singapore with a mural wall depicting local historical scenes and marking the point where the first Tree Planting Day started.
21. Watch Movies Under the Stars at Movie Mob
Old-school drive-in movies are something you find to do in Singapore for free. Enjoy fortnight movie dates under the starry sky in landmarks like Marina Bay, Botanic Garden or Singapore Art Museum to add to your travel experience.
22. Sprint Across Timah Mountain Bike Trail
Looking for things to do in Singapore that sets you on an adrenaline rush? The trail lies deep in a nature reserve, the natural habitat of wildlife such as macaques and Malayan pangolins. The 6.5-km trail with sharp decent, rough terrain and rock garden is a lung-busting experience.
23. Witness Toa Payoh – First HDB Town
Toa Payoh is the first satellite town built by House and Development Board (HDB), where the 1973 Southeast Asian Peninsular Games were hosted. Among all the things to do in Singapore, it reflects the simpler times of the 90s. The Town has a stone arch bridge, dragon playground, and rustic gazebos to reminisce older days.
24. Take Pictures at Pulau Ubin’s Instawalk
Photos are a personal pleasure as you explore the different things to do in Singapore. MND’s Pulau Ubin’s Instawalk initiative aims to create magnificent Insta-worthy pictures in this quaint rustic village with humble restaurants. Take pictures in old fashioned bump boats and the granite hills of Pekan Quarry.
25. Savour the Nature at Chek Jawa Wetlands
The biodiversity of nature and the water body detoxifies your hunt of things to do in Singapore for free. The place provides a home for 6 wild habitats with the boardwalk at Mangrove and Coastal loops. Mingle with the marine and wildlife and take lots of pictures with them.
26. Shop at Zero Cent in Singapore Really Really Free Market (SRRFM)
Witness a culture of learning and sharing in your things to do in Singapore for free. SRRFM is a temporary market organized in different parts of the city where everything is up for grabs from personal belongings to offering special skills like tarot card readings. Follow their Facebook Page for upcoming events.
27. Get Illuminated at Haw Par Villa
The 10 Courts of Hell of Haw Par Villa has more than 1000 statues depicting the gruesome punishments one will get depending on the severity of their crimes. Inspired by Chinese mythologies and Confucianism, it is a thought-provoking addition to your things to do in Singapore for free.
28. Spend the Day at Little India Heritage Trail
This is where history, art, culture, and spirituality combine with savory flavors of food like authentic thosai, uppama, and Teh-Tarik. The trail offers plenty of things to do in Singapore for free. The intoxicating aroma of jasmine flowers, spices, and herbs with quaint shops selling flowers, prayers items, jewelry, and sweets are absolute treats.
29. Visit Katong Antique House
Curious about the Peranakan heritage? Visit the 2-story Katong Antique House to see their cultural artifacts and learn their colorful stories. Among the things to do in Singapore, this is where you can find intricate ornaments, costumes, crockery, furniture, and Baba Nyonya style artifacts to stock your souvenir list.
30. Paint The Walls at Somerset Skate Park
Want to paint the town crazy with paint and graffiti? Visit the Somerset Skate Park with your choice of paint and draw graffiti arts, doodle or random drawings on the walls and the ramps. If you are a skater, then this will be the most entertaining thing to do in Singapore for you.
31. Explore the Tombs at Bukit Brown Cemetery
There are some bizarre things to do in Singapore for free. One of them is visiting Bukit Brown Cemetery to pay tribute to Singapore’s Pioneer Leaders, Gan Eng Seng, and Chew Joo Chiat. This is the largest Chinese cemetery outside of China, which houses more than 100,000 graves since the 20th century.
32. BONUS! - Visit Sentosa Sandsation
Be a part of an epic Sandsation with over 20 massive STAR WARS characters and other magnificent sculptures. You can enjoy the spectacle, competitions, and workshops for absolutely free all day long. Spam your Instagram with numerous pictures by the spectacular sand sculptures.
Wait no more! Book your tickets now to experience wonders in Singapore. Arrange your travel based on this list to save as much as you can, as the saying goes, ‘a penny saved is a penny earned’.