Free Things to Do in Singapore

June 7, 2012 by

Free Things To Do, Sightseeing, Things To Do, Travel Tips

Singapore Botanical Gardens

Singapore Botanical Gardens. Photo courtesy of petersbar via Flickr.

As a major shopping hub of Asia, Singapore certainly has its fair share of expensive activities; but did you know that it is also rich in cultural activities that do not cost a single Singaporean dollar?

Kick off your free affair in this modern city with a Singapore Botanical Gardens tour. Spanning more than 74 hectares (182 acres), this lovely attraction bares one of the finest orchard collections in the world with more than 2,000 hybrids and 1,000 species. After a visit to the orchardarium, make sure to visit the Tan Hoon Siang Misthouse, also with a wonderful collection of hybrid flora.

Another great free expedition in Singapore includes its National Library Board where there are a number of various talks that are free to the public. On top of scanning its most impressive collections, you can also check out exhibitions including its ongoing “Stories Behind Singapore Streets” exhibit, which highlights the meaning of the street names of Singapore. This exhibit is open until the end of June.

The City Gallery, located in Singapore’s Chinatown, provides a fascinating look into the local urban planning process as well as lays-outs of the entire city for you to get familiar with. Enjoy full-on, 3-D scaled models of the town highlighting some of its most well-known structures. The gallery is easily accessible via bus, MRT or car.

Finally, a tour of Merlion Park is the perfect way to cap off your expense-free day. Overlooking the Singapore River, soak in the marina view during the sunset and enjoy easy access to One Fullerton and the Esplanade theatres just steps away.

- John Reality

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