Singapore is one of our all-time favourite cities on the planet. Singapore is beautiful, wonderfully multi-cultural, modern, over-the-top and operates like a well-oiled machine. Urban planning at it’s finest. The one downside is that it can be a very expensive place to visit which can make it difficult for many travelers to fully enjoy in the same way they would other parts of South East Asia.
During each of our visits, our approach to has been balancing all the amazing free attractions Singapore has to offer with some bigger ticket items. Here are our favourite free activities in Singapore.
Did somebody say Free Family Fun?
- Be amazed by the Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay. The Supertree Grove is one of the most impressive places I have ever visited. The Supertrees range in size from 25m to 50m tall and each night the are illuminated with a light and music show. Best of all, day or night, visiting the Supertree Grove is absolutely free. I dare you to not be impressed. Before the light show, take the kids to the Far East Organization Children’s Park and let them loose at the massive splash pad as you wait for the sun to set.
- Spend an afternoon exploring East Coast Park where you can spend time playing at the massive children’s playground, strolling the boardwalk while your kids try to count the tankers or grabbing a delicious bite at any one of the nearby restaurants or hawker centres. Our recommendation, end your day by making a short detour to grab a bowl of Anthony Bourdain approved Laksa at 328 Katong Laksa and explore the nearby Peranakan Houses!
- Leisurely wander through the diverse neighbourhoods Singapore has to offer. Whether its Little India, Chinatown, the Civic District, Clarke Quay or Orchard Road you are surely to find something for everyone.
- Before or after your visit to Clarke Quay, let the kids run free at Fort Canning Park which offers a playground suitable for kiddos of all ages and a ton of green space to explore.
- Head to the airport a bit early before you depart Singapore and check out the Jewel Changi Airport. Here you can kill time waiting for your flight with a visit to the massive indoor waterfall called the Rain Vortex and the lush Shiseido Forest Valley.
- Now that we have saved you all that money, you can feel free to splurge on some pretty fun activities that are sure to be enjoyed by the young and young at heart. Our favourite bigger ticket activities are the Singapore Flyer, the Night Safari, and the Cloud Dome at Garden’s By the Bay.
- Take advantage of Singapore’s affordable transportation options. Despite being an expensive city, both public transit and taxis are very affordable and can give you some respite from the heat and sun.
- Singapore is extremely stroller friendly. You may have to strategically pick which side of the road you walk on, but for the most part the sidewalks, stores and restaurants could easily accommodate us with our stroller.
What is your favourite free or budget friendly Singapore activity?