Singapore has topped the chart as the most expensive city to live in for nearly half of the last decade. This prosperous island-state is situated at the southern tip of the Malaysian peninsula in Southeast Asia. But that doesn’t mean that there are no things you can do here for free. In the following list, you will discover many great activities you can do in Singapore without opening your wallet.
Watch Wild Dolphins
At the Marine Park on the Sisters Island, you will find blue warm water. The clear water here makes it a great place for snorkeling and viewing the amazing biodiversity below the water surface. You can also find Singapore’s best coral reefs here. Apart from swimming and snorkeling in clean water, you may enjoy a nice picnic beneath the palm trees. Best of all, you can have a free guided tour during summer and see lots of playful dolphins.
See the Tooth Relic Buddha Temple
This majestic temple attracts Buddhist devotees from around the world because it is home to one of the teeth of Buddhism’s founder, Siddharta Gautama. The tooth is supposed to be on the topmost floor of the temple. As you approach the temple, you will see worshipers chanting at the ground floor. It could be a unique cultural experience for you as you will not be disturbed by the monks who lead the worship. You can also partake of the vegetarian dishes served here for free, although voluntary donations are always accepted.
Hike to the Top of Mount Faber
Mount Faber offers one of the most breathtaking views of the city of Singapore. But before you arrive at the second highest peak in the city, reward yourself with the scenic views of flora, fauna and city landscape as you walk up from the foot of the mountain. You will see different aspects of the rich history of the island as you trudge along and then the final bird’s eye view of the skyline will be yours at the peak of Mount Faber. If you are coming to this amazing place by car, you should stop at the Mount Faber Loop and walk up from there.
Enjoy the Hot Spring at Sembawang
In the northern part of Singapore, you will find the Sembawang Air Base. That’s the place where you can enjoy the soothing effect of a natural hot spring for free. The water from the hot spring is supposed to have medicinal properties so it is not uncommon to see people scooping up pails of hot spring water. The hot spring water can help to improve the condition of the skin and it may be a nice to visit before going for liposuction in Singapore. This may not be like the luxurious hot springs that most travelers are used to but it’s a great experience to have for free. If you want to enjoy a special feeling, you can lie down on the ground patiently and wait for the hot natural water to shoot unto your back.
Walk Along the Changi Coastline
Walk on the coastline of the Changi beach and enjoy the picturesque sunset as you take out your digital camera and take a few shots of the moment. You will also have a chance to bask in the view of the huge open sea and the ancient tall trees. The 2.2km boardwalk gives you the unique opportunity to see planes flying over your head as they prepare to land in the airport.
Those are some of the best things you can do in Singapore for free. Before you include these activities on your itinerary, take some time to read a few reviews from those who have visited recently.