53 Free & Interesting Places you can go In Singapore

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Limited Budget?  No problem. It’s FREE ! Before even reaching for your wallet, see what are interesting places you can go for free! And have tonnes of Fun !!!

1.  Free Bird Calling @ Swiftlet Garden Museum (Dkranji Farm Resort)

Swiftlet Garden Museum showcases the swiftlet ecology and how famous Asian delicacy Bird Nest is produced, harvested and processed (Swiftlet Saliva!).  Free to browse the exhibits and watch a brief film.

Swiftlet Garden Museum

Swiftlet Garden Museum

And the Best Fun comes from a switch located outside of its building. Press it a couple of times and Wa la!!! Some birds-calling sounds will be broadcasted through speakers.  Within seconds, you will see swiftlets circling in groups.  There will be so many swiftlets that you will lose count very soon!!!

Swiftlets

Swiftlets

Swiftlet Garden Museum @ Dkranji Farm Resort

Address: 10 Neo Tiew Lane 2, Singapore 718813

Website: http://dkranji.com.sg/attractions/swiftlet-garden-museum/

Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm daily.

Admission: Free, Open to Public

 

2.  Get Lucky @ Sembawang God of Fortune Temple

Sembawang God of Wealth Temple claimed that it has the World’s Largest God Of Wealth!!!

It’s God of Wealth statue stands at 9.44 metres and weighs 8.290 tonnes. It is so big and it stands on the roof top of the temple ! Sembawang God of Wealth was invited all the way from China in 1998 and the temple started its construction in 2004.  Well, (if it is for you) go and get some FREE Luck blessings!!!

Sembawang God Of Wealth

Sembawang God Of Wealth

There is only ONE day in a year where the public can get real close to the gigantic golden statue of the God of Wealth on the 4th storey roof top. That is on the birthday of God of Wealth (based on lunar calendar). It was last held on 23rd February 2015 where devotees may walk 3 times around the huge God of Wealth Statue on the rooftop for an endless wealth blessing and good luck for the entire year !

Otherwise, the temple is open 24 hours daily for devotees and public to pray on its ground floor to get blessings for wealth and good luck.

Sembawang God of Wealth Temple

Website: http://sembawanggodofwealth.sg

Address: No. 28 Admiralty Street, Singapore 757611 (Next to North Link Building)

Opening Hours: 24 hours daily.

Admission: Free, Open to Public.

  

3.  Free Yoga, Zumba, Pilates @ Singapore Sports Hub

The Singapore Sports Hub is a state-of-the-art, fully integrated sports, entertainment and lifestyle hub with the world’s largest free spanning dome structure.

Singapore Sports Hub Darren_Soh_710

Singapore Sports Hub, image by Darren_Soh

Singapore Sports Hub Dome

Singapore Sports Hub Dome

 Hop in to its daily FITness sessions (Zumba, Yoga, Pilates and even Kick-boxing etc). Available free for anyone! Just be in your sports attire, and bring your own Yoga mat (for yoga and pilates). And don’t forget your towel and water bottle too.  Do check out the venues and time schedule here.

Besides these fitness sessions, there are plenty of facilities that are available to work your sweat out for Free:  The Sports Hub Skate Park which features a park course and a variety of ramps and obstacles for skaters, roller-bladers and bikers, Exercise & Fitness Station (9-station outdoor gym), Kids’ Playground above the Sports Hub Library, Sports Hub Giant Chess above Sport Museum.

Singapore Sports Hub

Website: http://www.sportshub.com.sg/

Location: 1 Stadium Drive Singapore 397629

Opening Hours: 7am – 10pm daily

 

4.  Breathe “Fire” @ Dragon’s Kilns

In the 1990s, Singapore had more than 20 Dragon Kilns (For Pottery Production). Today there are only 2 remaining brick-built kilns each measuring at least 20 metres.

Thow Kwang – the oldest (since 1940s) and  Guan Huat – longest (43metres long x 2.2metres high and 2.5metres wide)

Thow Kwang Kiln

Thow Kwang Kiln

Thow Kwang has Dragon Kiln Firing at least 3-4 times a year. It is open to public, Free admission, so make sure to be there to Breathe “Fire” !

However, if you want to try your hands in making a pot from a lump of clay, the cost is between $28 – $50. Check here for their Pottery workshop schedules (Hand Building / Potter Wheel. Materials & Firing included)

Thow Kwang Industry Pte Ltd

Website: http://thowkwang.com.sg

Address: 85 Lorong Tawas (off Jalan Bahar), Singapore 639823

Opening Hours: 9am–5pm daily

Admission: Free, DIY tour.

 

5.  Free Guided Tour @ Sister Islands

Sisters’ Islands, the First Marine Park in Singapore, was set up in 2014 and managed by the National Parks Board (NParks).

Sisters Islands, Singapore

Sisters Islands, Singapore

Sisters’ Islands are two of the Southern Islands in Singapore which consist of 6 other major islands of Sentosa, Kusu, Lazarus, Pulau Seringat, Pulau Tekukor and Saint John’s.

Nature guides will be available to bring you on a Free tour to experience the Marine Park’s amazing biodiversity. Each guided walk session is open to a maximum of 45 people.   As this Marine Park tour is very popular, do register early at Nparks at the following link: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/sistersislandsmarinepark

 

6.  Cook An Egg @ Sembawang Hot Spring 

Sembawang Hot Spring is the only natural hot spring on the main island of Singapore!

Hot Springs are formed when underground water (possibly from Bukit Timah, although exact source remains unknown) comes into contact with hot rock masses, resulting in high pressure, forcing the water out of the ground. Spring water is traditionally believed by locals to have healing powers and to bring good luck!

Sembawang Hot Spring WIKI

Sembawang Hot Spring, images by WIKI

The temperature of the water from the spring is hot enough to cook eggs!  Remember to bring your own eggs and container! Don’t forget the pepper and soy sauce too! You can also have a “DIY foot reflexology” session with the hot spring water collected with your own pail. If you want to bathe in it, well… Bring your portable bathtub along!!!

Interesting historical facts: In 1909, Sembawang Hot Spring was discovered by Seah Eng Keong in his pineapple plantations. ( Mr Seah is the son of Seah Liang Seah, a Chinese Pioneer who has a road in Singapore named after him – Liang Seah Street ! )  The fame of the hot spring resulted in the neighbourhood village acquiring the name of Village of Hot Water (Kampong Ayer Panas).

In 1992, Fraser & Neave (F&N) once bottled the mineral water from the hot spring with the label Seletaris.

Sembawang Hot Spring

Address: along Gambas Avenue, near cross junction between Sembawang Road & Gambas Avenue. (Nearest carpark at Blk 114 Yishun Ring Road, walk by foot ).

Directions:  Click Here (marked as Seletar Hot Springs on the map, along the fence of Chong Pang Miltary Camp)

Opening Hours: 7am–7pm daily.

Admission: Free, Open to Public.

 

7.  Watch FREE Outdoor Movie by MovieMob

MovieMob is a Free Outdoor Movie Screening concept that takes place in all locations all around Singapore. Expect about 600-800 pax per MovieMob event (and about 200 pax for Car Drive-In event).

Movie Mob , Turf-City

Movie Mob , Turf-City

Bring your own barang barang to make yourself more comfortable!   Don’t forget the tidbits too!  Popcorns not provided!   What’s more? You can enjoy the stars in the sky too. Check their website for the dates and location of movie screening.

MovieMob

Website: http://moviemob.sg

Screening Hours:  Check website for date and location.

Admission: Free, Open to Public

 

8.  Free Winter Experience @ Fassler Gourmet

Experience “Winter” in Singapore with temperature as low as minus -15 degrees !  Get FROZEN !

Fassler Gourmet

Fassler Gourmet

Fassler Gourmet is a wholesale seafood product supplier to hotels and restaurants in Singapore with more than 200 products. Visit their factory outlet in Woodlands. Be sure to put on the winter clothings before you enter their “Cold Room”. These winter clothings are available (rent-free) just outside its entrance. Wear them!! Or you will dash out of the Cold Room in a matter of seconds!!

Fassler Gourmet (Factory Outlet)

Address: 46 Woodlands Terrace, Singapore 738459

Website: http://www.fasslergourmet.com

Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 8am – 5pm, Sat: 8am – 1pm.

Admission: Free, Open to Public

 

9.  Snap a Beautiful Sunrise @ Punggol WaterWay

The picture says it all! A post-card like photo was taken with a handphone (No editing done) at Sunrise Bridge of Punggol Waterway at 6:52am. A nice way to greet the start of your day!

Punggol Water Way

Punggol Water Way

If you are lucky, you may get to see otters swimming in its water too!  Sometimes, in groups of 4 – 5.

Punggol Waterways Otters

Punggol Waterways Otters

Punggol WaterWay

Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/punggol-waterway-park

Address: Sentul Crescent Road, 822313. (Nearest LRT Riviera (Punggol). Nearest carpark at Tebing Lane near Punggol NPC, walk by foot ).

Directions: Click here (marked as Sunrise Getway on the map, travel along Riverside Walk)

Opening Hours: 24 Hours daily.

Admission: Free, Open to Public.

 

10.  Free Yoga Basic & Intermediate Course @ 18 Locations

A group of volunteers inspired by Hathayogi Nikam Guruji who propagated Yoga selflessly throughout his life, provide free Hathayoga sessions to the masses in Mumbai, India.

In Singapore, the first such Yoga course was conducted at Ramakrishan Mission at Bartley Road in 1997. To date, more than 32,000 people have participated in Singapore.

Yoga Nikam, Global Indian Foundation

Yoga Nikam, Global Indian Foundation

There are Free Basic (and Intermediate) Yoga Lessons conducted by well-trained instructors at 18 Locations in various parts of Singapore for you to choose from. First come first served. Free of charge!!! Just bring your own Yoga mat. Check here for more information and schedule for their free yoga courses.

YogaNikam  

Website: http://www.yoganikam.org/basic-course.php

Location: various locations.

Opening Hours:  Usually 9.30am-11.30am(Weekends) or 7pm-9pm (Weekdays night) depending on location.

Course: Free, Open to Public

 

11.  Free Nature Walk / Free Concerts @ Gardens By The Bay

The Gardens By The Bay is one of the mega attractions in Singapore, well known for its hi-tech SuperTreeswhich are vertical gardens with height as high as 16 storeys (50 metres) providing shade in the day and coming alive in the night with an amazing display of light and music.

Gardens By The Bay, Singapore

Gardens By The Bay, Singapore

Do you know that these SuperTrees also collect rainwater, generate solar power and act as venting ducts for the park’s conservatories?

Boasting accolades such as the Largest Glass Greenhouse (Flower Dome) in the Guinness World Records 2015, this garden is located within close proximity to Singapore’s Central Business District.

Free admission to most portions of the park , except for the Conservatories (Home to over a quarter of a million Rare plants).   Free Public Concerts (e.g Xin Yao 新谣,SS0) and other events are also held occasionally in the evenings.

Gardens By the Bay

Address: http://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/

Directions: Click Here

Opening Hours: 5am – 2am daily.

Admission: Free (Outdoor gardens), Open to Public

 

12. Free Arts Performances or Movie @ The Esplanade

The Esplanade is one of Singapore most iconic landmark with its “Spiky Durian” architecture. As one of the world’s busiest performing arts centre, Esplanade offers a wide range of performance programmes.

The Esplanade

The Esplanade, Image by William Cho

Make a trip there to see its unique building architecture. And on weekends, you are likely to catch some perfomances or art events for Free (Check out “Esplanade Presents” programme and locations at Outdoor Threate and Concourse. Occasionally, they screen Free Short Films and Movies too! 

The Esplanade

Address: http://www.esplanade.com/

Opening Hours: 5am – 2am daily.

Admission: Free, Open to Public

 

13. Steal a Bargain @ Thieves Market (Sungei Road)

Visit the “Thieves Market” before it closes in 2017 to make way for the upcoming Sungei Road MRT station.

 “Thieves Market” is Singapore oldest and largest (rent-free) Flea Market zone, which is known for getting second-hand and vintage goods at bargain price. Many stall-owners are Karung Guni men (Rags & Bone men) who would offer their “rare finds” or “resaleable” items on makeshift tables.

Thieves Market, Sungei Road

Thieves Market, Singapore

Sungei Road Thieves Market

Address: Sungei Road, between Jalan Besar and Rochor Canal Road

DirectionsClick here

Opening Hours: Afternoon, around 1pm to 7pm daily.

Admission: Free, Open to Public.

 

14.  Trek the Henderson Waves and the Southern Ridges

Southern Ridges is a 10km walking trail that connects Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, HortPark, Kent Ridge Park and Labrador Nature Reserve. Key highlights of the Southern Ridges includes Henderson Waves, Forest Walk and Canopy Walk. Get connect with nature and expect to see some of Singapore most exciting flora and fauna.

Henderson Waves

Henderson Waves

Henderson Waves, which connects Mount Faber to Telok Blangah Hill Park, is the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore which stands 36 metres above Henderson Road. It is also well known for its artistic curvy wave-like structures.

You can go for a free 2-hours guided tour or DIY (Do-It-Yourself). For guided tour, do check the website for schedule of tour and registration is required one week before the event.

Henderson Waves, Southern Ridges

Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/walks-and-tours

Opening Hours: 24hours daily.

Admission: Free, Open to Public

 

15.  Walk on Water & TreeTop @ MacRitchie Reservoir Park.

MacRitchie Reservoir Park is Singapore’s first reservoir and the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. You can take a hike over one of the park’s attraction, TreeTop Walk, which features a 250m-high suspension bridge. Or you can go to Submerged Boardwalk, where you can literally “walk” on water !

MacRitchie Tree Top Walk

MacRitchie Tree Top Walk

MacRitchie Reservoir Park

Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/central-catchment-nature-reserve/tree-top-walk

Directions: Click here

Opening Hours: 24hours daily.

Admission: Free, Open to Public

 

16.  Explore Haw Par Villa

 Haw Par Villa (虎豹別墅) Villa is a theme park depicting Chinese mythology, folklore and illustrations of various aspects of Confucianism. It contains more than 1000 statues.

Haw Par Villa

Haw Par Villa

Constructed in 1937, Haw Par was also known as Tiger Balm Gardens. Tiger Balm? It does ring a bell, doesn’t it? Yes, Haw Par Villas was built by legendary Burmese brothers, Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par, as a venue to teach traditional Chinese values. The two brothers owned the ancient recipe for the famous golden ointment Tiger Balm.

Haw Par Villa

Address: 262 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118628

Opening Hours: 9am – 6pm (Mon-Fri).

Admission: Free, Open to Public

 

17.  Summit the highest natural point Bukit Timah Hill

Bukit Timah Hill renowned for being the highest hill in Singapore and stands at an altitude of about 163 metres, the highest natural point in our city state.

Bukit Timah Summit

Bukit Timah Summit

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, which holds 40% of Singapore’s flora and fauna, was officially declared an ASEAN Heritage Park since 2011. It is a popular place for nature lovers.

Bukit Timah Hill

Address: along Hindhede Drive. Click here for directions

Opening Hours: 6am – 7pm daily.

Admission: Free, Open to Public

 

18.  Outdoor Natural Rock Climbing at Dairy Farm

This place is Not for everyone. It is for those who are more adventurous and climbing enthusiast !   Do check out with more experienced climbers on tips and safety advice before climbing.

Dairy Farm Rock Climbing

Dairy Farm Rock Climbing , by Tinglestan

Natural Rock Climbing @ Diary Farm

Location: refer to http://dairyfarmsingapore.com/beta.html

Opening Hours: from sunrise to sunset

Admission: Free

 

19.  Fly a Kite @ Marina Barrage

Marina Barrage is a dam built across the Marina Chanel to keep out seawater to create Singapore 15thReservoir. The Marina catchment is largest water catchment reservoir in Singapore and also the first one in the heart of the city.

Marina Barrage

Marina Barrage, by Chowch

The open area at the green rooftop of Marina Barrage has become one of the favourite kite flying spots in Singapore. It is also a good place for picnic for couples as well as families with kids.

So, bring your kite and fly it high up , up and up  into the Sky!

Marina Barrage

Address: 8 Marina Gardens Drive Singapore 018951

Website: http://www.pub.gov.sg/Marina/Pages/default.aspx

Opening Hours: 24 Hours daily

Admission: Free, Open to Public

 

20.  Watch Birds @ Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is Singapore’s first ASEAN Heritage Park since 2003 where it was recognized as a site of international importance for migratory birds. During migatory seasons, September to March, you may catch sight of rare shorebirds or waders including plovers and sandpipers.

Sungei Buloh Nparks

Sungei Buloh, Nparks

Resident birds like heron, kingfisher and sunbirds can be seen throughout the year. Besides bird-watching, you may be able to spot mudskippers, crabs, shellfish, water-snake, spiders, monitor lizards and otters.

Free Guided Tours are available at this webpage. Advance registration required.

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserves

Address: 60 Kranji Way, #01-00 Singapore 739453 (Visitor Centre )

301 Neo Tiew Crescent Singapore 718925 (Wetland Centre )

Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/sbwr

Opening Hours: 7am – 7pm daily.

Admission: Free, Open to Public

 

21.  Play @ Woodlands Waterfront Park

Woodlands Waterfront Park has a 1.5-kilometre-long waterfront promenade and a large playground with a wide range of equipments.  Visitors can enjoy scenic views of the Straits of Johor or take a stroll to the jetty watching avid anglers wielding their fishing rods.

Woodlands Water Front

Woodlands Water Front

Woodlands Waterfront Park

Address: off Admiralty Road West. Click here for directions

Opening Hours: 24 hours daily.

Admission: Free, Open to Public

 

22.  Watch Fire Walking @ Sri Mariamman Temple

Sri Mariamman Temple is Singapore’s oldest Hindu temple (since 1827) and also the only temple in Singapore which carry out Theemithi or Firewalking ceremony where devotees walk on fire in exchange for a wish or blessing granted.

Sri Mariamman Temple

Sri Mariamman Temple, by Richard Cawood

The annual Fire Walking Festival at the Sri Mariamman Temple is usually held around October/ November, about a week before Deepavali, the Festival of Lights. 

Sri Mariamman Temple

Location: 244 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058793

Opening Hours: 7am – 12pm, and 6pm – 9pm daily

Admission: Free

 

23.  Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

This Temple is one of the most popular temple in Singapore located in the the heart of Chinatown. It was built to house the Sacred Buddha Tooth Relic.

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple , by WilliamCho

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

Location: 288, South Bridge Road. Singapore 058840

Website: http://www.btrts.org.sg/english-home

Opening Hours: 7am – 7pm daily

Admission: Free

 

24.  Watch Anglers Fishing @ Bedok Jetty

Bedok Jetty is the longest fishing jetty (250 m) in Singapore and it is one of the most popular jetty for fishing. You can stroll along the jetty to look at the prized Catch of the Day as you hop from angler to angler. Fishes like Tamban, Grouper, Snapper, Sea Bass and Sting Ray are popular catch.

Bedok Jetty

Bedok Jetty , by fusionstream

Bedok Jetty

Address: East Coast Park, near carpark F1 or ECP exit 7A.  Click here for directions

Opening Hours: 24 hours daily.

Admission: Free, Open to Public

 

25.  Enjoy @ Xtreme Skate Park

Xtreme SkatePark @ the East Coast is Singapore’s first skate park built according to international competition standards. It is a popular venue for both beginners and professionals to enjoy the thrills of extreme skating and biking.  It is just a stone throw away from Bedok Jetty,

Extreme Skate Park , ECP Skate Park

Extreme Skate Park , ECP Skate Park

It’s Streetcourse section consists of street obstacles such as stairs, handrails, ledges and ramps. Suitable for all levels of skaters and riders. And its Combo Bowl and Vertical Bowl sections are for intermediate to advanced bikers and skaters and for competition purposes.

Xtreme SkatePark @ East Coast

Address: East Coast Park, near carpark F1 or ECP exit 7A. Click here for direction

Opening Hours: 24 hours daily.

Admission: Free, Open to Public

 

26.  Explore Pulau Ubin

Pulau Ubin literally means “Granite Island“, it is the place to see the “1960s” version of Singapore that existed before modern urbanisation. Admission is Free, but the only way to get to Pulau Ubin is by 10-minute bum boat ride from Changi Jetty, which will cost you $2.50.

Pulau Ubin Chek Jawa

Pulau Ubin Chek Jawa , by WilliamCho

One of the island’s most popular site is Chek Jawa, a huge inter-tidal area with various ecosystems unveiled at low tides of below 0.5 metres. If you are adventurous enough to sink your foot in water, do check the tides table for low tide timings. Otherwise, take a stroll along its 1 kilometer boardwalk.

Pulau Ubin

Website:  https://www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/pulau-ubin-and-chek-jawa/what-to-see/about-chek-jawa

Opening Hours: 8.30am – 6pm daily

Admission: Free, Open to Public

 

27.  Get A-maze @ Bugis Street

Bugis Street is not a street name. It is the name of the largest Street Shopping location in Singapore with its main entrance along Victoria Street, opposite Bugis Junction.

Bugis Street

Bugis Street, by ChooYutShing

You will be thrilled by the maze of the countless bazaar stalls peddling clothings, accessories, and other pasar malam goods. Venture into the Bugis Street shopping labyrinth and don’t lose your way out. Free if you don’t buy anything!

Bugis Street

Address: 3 New Bugis St, Singapore 188867

Opening Hours: around 12pm – 10pm daily

Admission: Free, Open to Public

 

28.  Read All You can @ National Library of Singapore

The National Library building consists of two 16-storey block and 3 basements.  Built in 2005 to replace the old National Library building at Stamford Road, it houses the Central Public Library (Basement 1), Drama Centre (Level 2 to 5) and the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library (Level 7 to 13).

National Library Of Singapore Ellen-Forsyth

National Library Of Singapore, by Ellen-Forsyth

Central Public Library has the largest collection of fiction books (100,000 titles) in Singapore. Total collection of more than 200,000 books. It has also the largest collection of magazines and foreign newspapers. Audiobooks and CDs are available too.

There you go, Read all you can. It’s Free.

There are 2 outdoor gardens in the building, which are accessible by public, that have nice view of the city. They are on Level 5 (Courtyard) and Level 10 (Retreat). Enjoy !

National Library of Singapore

Address: 100 Victoria St, Singapore 188064

Website: http://www.nlb.gov.sg/

Opening Hours: 10am – 9pm daily except Public Holiday

Admission: Free, Open to Public

 

29.  Free Vegetarian Food @ The Buddhist Lodge

Free vegetarian lunch and dinner are provided daily for the consumption of all visitors, regardless of race, religion and nationality.

Singapore Buddhist Lodge

Singapore Buddhist Lodge, by Guwentravel

Thousands have their meals at the Buddhist Lodge everyday. ( Free vegetarian meals are also available at other buddhist temples such as Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery http://www.kmspks.org ) Free Admission & Free Meals (however, do donate a voluntary token if you can).

The Singapore Buddhist Lodge

Address: 17-19 Kim Yam Rd, Singapore 239329

Website: http://www.sbl.org.sg/en/

Opening Hours:  9am – 5pm daily.

Admission: Free, Open to Public

 

30.  Asian Civilization Museum

Empress Place Building was constructed way back in 1860s as a city courthouse and subsequently used as government offices till 1980s. It is a prime reference of architectural designs used for civic and cultural buildings during Singapore’s Colonial Period.

Currently, the Asian Civilisation Museum is housed at the Empress Place Building since 2003.

Asian Civilisation Museum acm

Asian Civilisation Museum acm

Asian Civilizations Museum

Address: 1 Empress Place, Singapore 178897 (5mins walk from Raffles Places MRT

Website: https://www.acm.org.sg/

Opening Hours:  10am – 7pm daily. (Fri: till 9pm)

Admission: Free

 

31.  Peranakan Museum

Talk about Peranakan, Little Nonya Lady 小娘惹(Jeanette Aw), Ayam Buah Keluak, Kam Cheng may “pop” up in your mind. A chance to delve into the unique culture of Peranakan communities in Southeast Asia. Freeadmission if you are Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents (Need IDs for verification).

Peranakan Museum, tpm

Peranakan Museum, tpm

Peranakan Museum

Address: 39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941

Website: http://www.peranakanmuseum.org.sg/

Opening Hours:  10am – 7pm daily. (Fri: till 9pm)

Admission: Free (Singaporean & PRs), Open to Public

 

32.  Free Plane spotting @ Changi Airport

Have you ever dreamt of being a Pilot?   Relive your dreams again.

The best place to go Plane spotting is at Viewing Gallery at Terminal 1 (T1), the Grand Dame of Singapore Changi Airport.  Watch planes taking off, landing, taxiing and parking in close proximity. Catch all these actions in air conditioned comfort !

ChangiAirport, CAG

Changi Airport, CAG

Also, do take a peek at World’s Largest Kinectic Art Sculpture (known as Kinetic Rain) at T1’s Departure Check-In Hall. Marvel at its 1216 Bronze Rain Droplets dancing and transforming into various shapes.

Changi Airport Kinetic Rain

Changi Airport Kinetic Rain, by Begg

Changi Airport Terminal 1

Address: 80 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819642

Website: http://www.changiairport.com

Opening Hours:  24 Hours.

Admission: Free, Open to Public

 

33.  Stroll on the Helix Bridge

The Helix Bridge is the World’s First Curved ‘Double Helix’ Pedestrian Bridge and Singapore’s longest pedestrian bridge at 280 metres, It’s unique spiraling architecture was modelled after the structure of DNA (Basic building block of Life).

Helix Bridge

Helix Bridge, by Jeffery Goh

With its entrance near Marina Bay Floating Platform area, Helix Bridge provides quick access to Marina Bay Sands (Integrated Resort) from Esplande area or Promenade MRT station.

Stroll on the Helix Bridge in the night and be entertained by the various colour of lights, programmed to set different moods at different times!

Helix Bridge, Singapore

Location: near Marina Bay Floating Platform.

Direction: http://www.streetdirectory.com/sg/the-helix-bridge/36044_1.html

Opening Hours:  24 Hours.

Admission: Free, Open to Public

 

34.  Free Interior Design Ideas @ Showflats

Showflat viewing (or hopping) is one of Singaporean’s favourite pastimes on weekends. Property developers usually engages good interior designer firms to dress up the showflats.

Show Flats

Show Flats

So, flip the newspapers or log on to the internet, and start from the one that is nearest to you. Free! Sometimes, you even get refreshments, buffets and even free Beer at specific launch date !  Opening hours usually from 10am to 6pm.

 

35.  Free Concerts & Nature Walk @ Botanic Gardens

Singapore Botanic Gardens has been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July 2015.  It is Singapore’s first World Heritage site and the third Botanic Gardens in the world to be listed as a World Heritage Site, after Padua Garden in Italy and Kew Gardens in England.

With more than 150 years of history, the 74-hectare Gardens is well-loved by Singaporeans from all walks of life.

Singapore Botanic Garden alantankenghoe

Singapore Botanic Garden, by alantankenghoe

You can usually find free walking tours conducted by volunteers on Saturdays, except on the 5th Saturday of the month. Click here for more information.

Don’t miss attractions like Jacobs Balla Children’s Garden and Healing Garden. Free Admission to most portion of Botanic except for its National Orchid Garden. And on some weekends, there are outdoor Concerts in the garden.

Botanic Gardens, Singapore

Location: 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569

Website: http://www.sbg.org.sg/

Opening Hours:  5am – 12am daily.

Admission: Free, Open to Public

 

36.  Travel back in time @ National Museum of Singapore

The National Museum of Singapore is the oldest museum in Singapore, with its history dating back to 1870s. Free Admission to all visitors for most sections except for some charges at selected exhibitions and programmes. However if you are Singapore or Permanent Residents, Exhibitions and Stamford galleries are Free !

National Museum Of Singapore Michael-Coghlan

National Museum Of Singapore, by Michael-Coghlan

Free 1-Hour Guided Tours by volunteers are available too.

National Museum Singapore

Location: 93 Stamford Road S(178897)

Website: http://www.nationalmuseum.sg/

Opening Hours:  10am – 6m daily (Last admission 5.30pm).

Admission: Free, Open to Public

 

37.  FREE Fire Fighting lessons @ Fire Stations

Walk into any Fire Station in Singapore (except Jurong Island Fire Station) on Saturdays 9am to 11am. They have this Open House time slot to educate visitors on basic fire-fighting and role of Singapore Civil Defence Force. (No pre-registration is required for 1-9pax, just Walk in)

Do visit The Central Fire Station, which is the oldest (built in 1908) existing fire station in Singapore.

Central Fire Station ErwinSoo

Central Fire Station, by ErwinSoo

Central Fire Station, Singapore

Location: 62 Hill Street, Singapore 179367

Website: http://www.scdf.gov.sg/content/scdf_internet/en/scdf_247/others/visit_our_fire_stations.html

Open House Hours:  9am – 11am Saturday

Admission: Free, Open to Public

  

38.  Have a Good Animal Time @ The Animal Resort

Watch “Live” the majestic Cassowary (a species of huge bird that is only smaller than Ostrich and Emu).  Cassowary has “dinosaur-like” feet with claws 5 inches long, and can run up to 50km/h.

Animal Resort Cassowary Jean

Animal Resort Cassowary, by Jean

There are other birds like Crown Crane and the Marabou Stork (which is a massive bird with a huge bill with a pink sac at its throat).  Animal lovers will love this small resort for other animals like guinea pigs, horses, rabbits, parrots, dogs, peacocks, fishes etc.

Animal Resort, Singapore

Location: 81 Seletar West Farmway 5

Website: http://theanimalresort.com/home/

Open House Hours:  10am – 6pm daily.

Admission: Free, Open to Public

 

39.  Free Stargazing Session @ The Observatory, Science Centre

The Sun is the only star in our Solar System? The moon is reason why we have high tides and low tides? How many stars in the galaxy? Ask the experts as many “Starry” questions as you may have at the Freesession.

Singapore Science Centre Observatory Loveatsg

Singapore Science Centre Observatory, by Loveatsg

Excellent opportunity to get to closer look at the Moon, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Saturn as well as other stars ( depending visibility and time of the year) through the giant lens of the Telescope in the Observatory.

Science Center Observatory, Omni-Threatre @ Science Centre

Location: 21 Jurong Town Hall Road Singapore 609433

Website: http://scobbers.blogspot.com/

Session Hours:  7.50am – 10pm on Fridays (except Public Holidays)

Admission: Free, Open to Public at the session

 

40.  Reuse & Recycle @ NEWater Visitor Centre

Free one-hour guided tour to learn about Singapore’s 3rd National Tap and the science of turning treated used water into drinking water.

NEWater Visitor Centre

NEWater Visitor Centre

Discover the advanced membrane and ultraviolet technologies that make our recycled water so clean.

NEWater

NEWater

Very fun and enriching! And at the end of the session, a bottle of NEWater will be given free.

NEWater Visitor Centre 

Location: Koh Sek Lim Road (Near Tanah Merah MRT Station, Exit A)

Website: http://www.pub.gov.sg/water/newater/visitors/Pages/default.aspx

Opening Hours:  9am – 5.30pm (Tues – Sun)

(Closed for Upgrading. Re-Open 1st July 2015)

Admission: Free, Open to Public

 

41.  Visit the Istana

The Instana grounds is open to the public in celebration of Chinese New Year, Deepavali, Hari Raya Puasa, Labour Day and National Day.  The date of the open house are usually scheduled near the above public holidays, just check the website for the actual dates.

Istana Singapore Icemoon

Istana Singapore, by Icemoon

Admission to Istana Grounds is Free for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents. (Charges for other visitors is $2). Main Entrance to istana ground is along Orchard Road (Near Dhoby Ghaut MRT). Do check thislink for date of Open House and importation notes for All Visitors. (Need to go through security screening before entering).

The Istana Open House 

Location: The Istana, Orchard Road, Singapore 238823

Website: http://www.istana.gov.sg/

Open House Hours:  Usually 8.30am – 6pm (designated days only)

Admission: Free (Singaporean & PRs), Open to Public

 

42.  Meet the Merlions in Singapore

The Merlion, which is one of Singapore most well-known icon, is a mythical creature with the head of a Lion and the body of a fish.  The most popular Merlions are located at Merlion Park (Near 1 Fullerton Road, Singapore 049213).  Click here for directions.

Merlion Park kewl

Merlion Park, by kewl

Go Pose a Photo with the Merlions in Singapore. There are seven official Merlion statues in Singapore. Their locations and sizes are as follow;

Merlion Park (8.6m & 2m) , Sentosa (37m), Singapore Tourism Board (3m), Mount Faber (3m) and Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 Carpark Entrance to Blk 216-222 (2 x 2.5m).

Admission: Free (Outdoor area)

 

43.  Enjoy Arts @ Singapore Art Museum

Hop into the world of arts with a Free 45-minutes guided tour.

Singapore Art Museum SAM

Singapore Art Museum, by SAM

Singapore Art Museum 

Location: 71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555.

Website: http://www.singaporeartmuseum.sg

Opening Hours:  10am – 7pm (Mon – Sun) , 10am – 9pm (Fri)

(Last admission is 6.15pm)

Admission: Free (for Singaporean and PRs). Foreign visitors enjoy free entry every Friday from 6pm – 9pm, and on Open House days.

 

44.  Singapore Maritime gallery

Learn how Singapore transformed into one of the world’s leading International Maritime Centres. See the world’s busiest port in action.

Singapore Maritime Centre

Singapore Maritime Centre

Singapore Maritime Gallery

Website: http://maritimegallery.sg

Location: 31 Marina Coastal Drive, Marina South Pier, Singapore 018988

Opening Hours:  9.30am-5.30pm(Tue – Sun, & Public Holidays)

 

45.  Window shop at IKEA, Giant & Courts @ Tampines 

With 3 Mega Stores side by side, from furniture (IKEA) to electronics (Courts) to your groceries (Giant), you can window-shop till you drop. What’s more, you don’t have to worry about parking charges as carparks are absolutely free !  Plenty of carpark lots too!   It is also nice way to get out of the afternoon’s heat.

IKEA

IKEA, Tampines

IKEA Singapore, Tampines

Website: http://www.ikea.com/sg/en/store/tampines/tamp_splash

Location: 60 Tampines North Drive 2, Singapore 528764

Opening Hours: 10am – 11pm daily

Admission: Free

 

46.  SengKang Riverside Park

Explore the beautiful park and its Floating Wetlands which connects to SengKang Sports Complex.  Sengkang Floating Wetland is Singapore’s first and largest man-made floating wetland island, located in the midst of Punggol Reservoir. It is the size of half a football field. 

SengKang Floating Wetland cpgcorp

SengKang Floating Wetland, by cpgcorp

SengKang Riverside Park

Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/sengkang-riverside-park

Location: Anchorvale Street, next to SengKang Sports and Recreation Club (Singapore 544964)

Opening Hours: 24Hours daily

Admission: Free

 

47.  See Aircraft Exhibits @ RSAF Museum 

The RSAF museum is currently undergoing revamp to refresh its contents and update its galleries with our Air Force’s latest developments. The re-opening is slated for 1st August 2015.

RSAF Museum

RSAF Museum

During this period of the revamp, the indoor gallery on level 2 will be closed. Visitors can continue to visit the aircrafts exhibits on level 1.  (Don’t miss RSAF Mega Open House every year ! )

RSAF Museum, Singapore

Website: http://www.mindef.gov.sg/imindef/mindef_websites/atozlistings/air_force/about/museum.html

Location: 400 Airport Road, Singapore 534234

Opening Hours: 8.30am to 5pm (Tues – Sun) (Closed on Public Holidays)

Admission: Free

 

48.  Visit Changi Chapel and Changi Museum

The Changi Museum is dedicated to all those who lived and died in Singapore, in particular the Changi area, during the dark years of World War II.

Changi Chapel Changi Museum

Changi Chapel Changi Museum

Changi Museum

Website: http://www.changimuseum.sg

Location: 1000, Upper Changi Road North, 
Singapore 507707

Opening Hours: 9.30am to 5pm daily (Last admission 4.30pm)

Admission: Free

 

49.  Visit Chinese Garden & Japanese Garden

With a year-long redecoration and refurbishment project at Chinese and Japanese Garden, there is definitely more to see when it reopens around end of 2015…

Chinese Gardens traveloriented

Chinese Gardens , by traveloriented

Chinese and Japanese garden

Location: 1 Chinese Garden Road, Singapore 619795

Opening Hours: 9.30am to 5pm daily (Last admission 4.30pm)

Admission: Free

 

50.  Ship Watching @ East Coast Park

East Coast Park is the largest coastal park in Singapore with size 185 hectare, and is built entirely on reclaimed land in the 1970s.

East Coast Park

East Coast Park

The park is a popular hangout for locals to relax and chill out. Activities include jogging, cycling or just gather for pinics and barbeques. You can get an obstructed stunning view of the entire coastline with ships in queues passing the south-eastern coast of Singapore. And of course, enjoy the sea breeze !

East Coast Park

Address: http://www.streetdirectory.com/sg/udmc/1216-east-coast-parkway-449887/9467_67762.html

Opening Hours: 24 hours daily.

Admission: Free, Open to Public

 

51.  Free 2 Hour Walking Tour @ Chinatown

Singapore’s Chinatown is known as literally as Bull-Cart Water in Chinese ( 牛车水 ) as well as in Malay (Kreta Ayer) because of its location. In the 19th century, Chinatown’s water supply was principally transported by animal-driven carts.

Chinatown WilliamCho

Chinatown, by WilliamCho

Weekly Free 2 hours Walking Tour “Footprints of Our Forefathers” which features Chinatown through stories and experiences of our pioneers. Meeting place of the free tour is at Chinatown Visitor Centre on Saturdays, 9.30am.

A great way to start exploring Chinatown, a neighbourhood rich in Chinese cultural elements.

 

52.  Relax @ Changi Beach Park

Changi Beach Park is one of the oldest coastal parks with a “kampong” feel of the 1970s. Also commonly known as “Changi End” by the locals, it is located at the northeastern tip of Singapore.

Changi Beach Park kohseesu

Changi Beach Park, by kohseesu

It is one of the favourite place to enjoy fishing, jogging, pinics and an ideal place for sunrises and watching planes (as it is near Changi Airport). Come on here to relax…in the day or in the night…

Changi Beach Park

Location: Nicoll Dr, Singapore 498991

Opening Hours: 24 Hours daily

Admission: Free

 

53.  Picnic @ Punggol Point Park

Commonly known as “Punggol End” by the locals, the area used to be a very popular seafood haunt in the 1980s and the 1990s. The area underwent extensive redevelopment and reopened as Punggol Point Park in 2011.

Punggol Point Park

Punggol Point Park

Check out nearby attractions like Punggol Jetty, Punggol Ranch & Punggol Promenade and a little white sand Beach…

Punggol Point Park

Location: Punggol Point Road (near Punggol Jetty)

Opening Hours: 24 Hours daily

Admission: Free

 

Hope there is something for you.  if you have other interesting Free places, do let us know. 

 

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