8 Best Free Things To Do In Singapore

8 Best Free Things To Do In Singapore

ByKarmen on 06 Dec 2019 Digital Editor

If all that Christmas gift shopping is taking a toll on your bank account, you can still have fun every weekend without spending a dime!

Besides the well-known spots in Singapore like Gardens By The Bay, Botanic Gardens and MacRitchie Treetop Walk, we've found eight more free things to do!

Keep reading to find out more!

#1 Labrador Nature & Coastal Park

Labrador Nature & Coastal Park
Photo from National Park

Labrador Nature & Coastal Park
Photo from National Park

If you ever need a break from city life, go back to nature at the Labrador Nature & Coastal Walk!

It seamlessly connects the Southern Ridges to Labrador Nature Reserve and the Southern Waterfront. There are a wide variety of habitats to explore including mudflats, mangroves, coastal forest and rocky shores.

You can also enjoy great views of Keppel Harbour, Sentosa island and Labrador Nature Reserve.

📍Labrador Villa Rd, Singapore 119187

#2 Haw Par Villa

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If you're in for a uniquely gruesome time, check out Haw Par Villa!

Built in 1937, Haw Par Villa is a 8.5-hectare outdoor art gallery showcasing Asian culture, history, philosophy and religion.

It's quite an unusual experience walking through this eclectic park and seeing the detailed dioramas of people being punished in the most gory fashion. Visit the park at night for double the spooky factor!

📍262 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118628

⏰ 9am – 10pm (last entry 9:30pm)

#3 St Andrew's Cathedral

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Besides marvelling at the stunning architecture, you can also join a free 45-minute guided tour on a private group basis.

There are specific tour times from Monday to Friday and Saturday's tour is by appointment for group size of 10 or more only. You can book in advance.

📍11 St Andrew's Road Singapore 178959

⏰ 9am - 6pm daily (closed on Public Holidays)


#4 Movie Mob

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Fun fact: According to a report by Picodi.com, Singapore came in 10th in a list of the most expensive movie tickets in the world at an average of $10 per ticket.

If a weekend movie is your idea of fun, MovieMob lets you enjoy your favourite pastime without feeling the sting of that 10 bucks!

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MovieMob is a free drive-in movie concept around Singapore. Get a picnic mat and your favourite snacks for a relaxing time watching movies in an open air space!

Check out their Facebook page for updates on when and where's their next movie screening.

#5 Museum hopping

Asian Civilisations Museum
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What's the difference between cafe-hopping and museum-hopping you ask? Well, the latter can be free!

There are eight free museums in Singapore for Singaporeans and PRs. Take your picks from the National Museum, Asian Civilisations MuseumIndian Heritage CentreMalay Heritage Centre and Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall.

The other three are currently under renovation so look out for when they reopen: Singapore Philatelic MuseumThe Peranakan Museum and Reflections at Bukit Chandu.

#6 Bukit Brown Cemetery

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Although not everyone's cup of tea, this place is full of Singapore's history and heritage. Many famous Chinese pioneers were buried at Bukit Brown, such as Tan Lark Sye (1897-1975), co-founder of Nanyang University.

You can also go for an educational tour! The Wayfinder @ Bukit Brown is a self-guided walk organised by Singapore Heritage Society. You'll be brought to 25 tombs across Blocks 1 and 3 in Bukit Brown Cemetery and learn diverse stories of our history and heritage.

For those who scare easily, we advise visiting while the sun is still shining and bringing you significant other or bffs who can protect you.

#7 Sisters Islands Marine Park

Did you know that Singapore's waters are home to more than 100 species of reef fish and more than 250 species of hard corals?

You can explore all this marine life at Sisters' Islands Marine Park, a platform for outreach, educational, conservation and research activities related to our native marine biodiversity.

To get there, you can charter their own boat from West Coast Pier or Marina South Pier or join the free introductory guided walks organised by NParks where boats will be chartered for you. Make sure to read up on the Marine Park etiquette before you visit!

#8 Toa Payoh Heritage Trail

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For those who like a good dose of nostalgia, this heritage trail will take you back to the good ol' days while letting you learn more about our history.

It's also a good opportunity to take lots of aesthetic photos for the 'gram like at the iconic Dragon Playground built in 1979.

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Text by: GirlStyle SG

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