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Singapore Free Attractions
Singapore is known as one of the most expensive cities to live in the world. Because of this reputation, a lot of people think a visit to the city state will also cost a lot. Fret not, cause contrary to popular belief, Singapore is one of the cheapest city in Asia to visit – if you know the places to go. From government-protected reservoirs and parks to outdoor entertainment, you are sure to find an activity that suits your fancy – and all for free.
Here are some free attractions in Singapore:
Singapore Botanic Gardens. Considered a UNESCO Heritage Site, the Singapore Botanic Garden is a 158-year old tropical garden that is home to more than 10,000 species of flora. The huge garden is divided into mini garden that showcases different species of plants, from orchids to ginger to the rain forest that houses wildlife. The Botanic Garden also doubles as a running trail to some locals.
Sentosa beaches. Inside Sentosa is not only the world-famous attractions such as Universal Studios. It also houses the best beaches in Singapore: Tanjong, Palawan and Siloso. For family fun, Palawan beach is the one for you. For those who prefer solitude and tranquility, Tanjong Beach offers both plus great view of nature. For those who prefer eating and partying amidst the beach backdrop, the long stretch of various bars, beach clubs and restaurant by the Siloso beach will leave you in awe.
Light show at Marina Bay. Showcased every night amidst the breath-taking beauty of the Singapore skyline, the Wonder Full Show at Marina Bay plays with lights, sounds and water as it shows tourist the life and soul of Singapore.
Free shows and performances at Esplanade. Perfect for the art and show lover, Esplanade Theaters offers various free performances every night proving that art and drama is inexpensive.
The Esplanade Roof Terrace. Whether you need to relax or have a need to take the perfect selfie with the city skyline as the background, the Esplanade Roof Terrace is perfect and best of all, free.
Gardens by the Bay outdoor areas. On the other side of Marina Bay is the equally popular Gardens by the Bay. Admission to the area is free and offers a lot of tranquil places to just be, restaurants for the foodie and mesmerizing walkways for a romantic stroll.
Supertrees, music and light show. The Supertrees at the Gardens by the Bay also offers a spectacular music and light show similar, and equally breath-taking as that in Marina Bay.
Peranakan History at Baba House. A treat for the culture lovers, most museums in Singapore are free of charge or at a minimum entry fee. Stop by the NUS Baba House to get a glimpse of Singapore Peranakan History. The house dates back to the 20th century and is restored magnificently so the architecture, antiques and ornaments are still intact.
Public Art @ Gillman Barracks. Singapore is also known for promoting and supporting local artist with public art displays and showcases as well as trainings and other functions. One of the most popular public art displays is the one at Gillman Barracks. Artist from all over the city gather together to showcase their talents, and some art installation are from neighboring countries such as Vietnam, Indonesia, Australia and more.