Free Things to Do in Singapore

Free Things to Do in Singapore

Even though there are tons of free things to do in Thailand and it has the reputation as being the ‘free country’, there are some great free things to do in Singapore as well. Singapore is known for being expensive but if you know where to go, you can do some fun things for free.

Singapore is known for its high-rises and bustling metropolises, but going to the Singapore Botanical Gardens will show you a different side. The main attraction of this free site is the National Orchid Garden that is filled with many different kinds of beautiful orchids. You can also see rubber, teak, and palm trees, and other beautiful kinds of flowers.

The National Library of Singapore is a large, newly-constructed building that holds over 500,000 print and non-print works. The library is 7 stories tall and can make for an interesting afternoon, strolling through its many floors.

Make a trip to the two most historical hotels in Singapore, the Raffles Hotel and the Fullerton Hotel. The Raffles Hotel has a museum that is free to see, showcasing all the literary people who wrote about the hotel, celebrities who visited, and antiques. The Fullerton Hotel is beautiful and free to walk through.

Be sure to check out the various sides of the city. Little India, Little Arabia, and Chinatown, all offer their own historical and cultural sites. Little India will transport you to India, with all the little shops and the smell of Indian cooking filling the air as the streets are filled with Singapore’s Indian population. Little Arabia features the Sultan Mosque which has free admission. There are also neat little shops and unique restaurants to see. Chinatown is the oldest section of Singapore and is full of history. Walking through its streets is definitely a worth-while trip.

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