Singapore may have earned its reputation for being an expensive holiday destination, but that doesn’t mean you have to shell out a large sum to enjoy and experience the best that it has to offer. Keep reading to discover the 7 best budget-friendly things you can do in Singapore.
7 Budget Friendly Things to do in Singapore
Hit the Gardens by the Bay
This one’s one of the most popular tourist attractions in Singapore- not because it is free, but because of how breathtakingly beautiful it is. One look at it will make you feel you’ve been transported to an alien world. While the gardens are open all day, try to get there between 2 am to 5 am- that’s when the trees there light up beautifully.
Watch the Lights Show at Marina Bay
You may have heard a lot about Marina Bay Sands and its various attractions, and how they’re sure to put a dent in your wallet, but here’s something for you to get your hopes up. You can actually enjoy this iconic complex by watching their dazzling light show- for free! With the towers and fountains lighting up, the show lasts for 15 minutes and is Asia’s largest light and water show- don’t miss it!
Spend a Day at the Beach
The Sentosa island at Singapore may be a bit on the pricier side with its paid attractions, but the island’s beaches are free to visit and spend time at, so go ahead and take advantage of that. Palawan, Siloso and Tanjong are three beaches on Sentosa, each having a unique experience for you to enjoy.
Stroll Through the Singapore Botanic Gardens
Singapore’s Botanic Gardens, spread across 82 hectares, were founded some 150 years ago, and house more than 10,000 species of flora. Not surprisingly, that’s exactly why it also became UNESCO’s World Heritage Site in 2015.
Try the MacRitchie Treetop Walk
Located at the MacRitchie Reservoir, the Treetop Walk is another must-visit places in Singapore, regardless of whether or not you’re on a budget. The walk on the free-standing suspension bridge that extends upto 250 meters is a must for all those wanting to experience the thrill of walking 25 meters above the floor of the forest.
Indulge at Singapore’s Hawker Centers
It may sound impossible that you find something cheap to eat in Singapore, but that’s not entirely true. Hit the Hawker Centers to grab a budget friendly meal- everything from Indian and Chinese to Malay dishes can be found here, and that too for decent prices.
Discover Chinese Mythology
Singapore is the home to another unbelievable location- the Haw Par Villa set up by two brothers in the 1930s aimed at teaching the public more about Chinese mythology with its gigantic statues and dioramas that have different stories from Chinese lore.