Here is a list of free things to do, best places to go and must-see attractions to make the most of your short trip in the island country of singapore. LETS GO.
Once a vibrant trading hub during the colonial days, Singapore River was jammed with cargo-packed bumboats docked along the three quays – Robertson Quay, Boat Quay and Clarke Quay.
Today the river is flanked on both sides with iconic landmarks and preserved buildings that are instagrammable(for those who are into instagram), plenty of retail options and food choices
Asian Civilisations Museum
Asian Civilisations Museum showcases over a thousand artefacts from collections on the rich heritage of Asia.
Here you will learn about Singapore’s port history as well as the ancestral culture of Singaporeans.
Adult: S$20/ Child 6 yrs old and below: Free | Daily Opening Hours: 10am – 7pm, Friday: 10am – 9pm
This relaxing venue is famous for its thriving night scene, and
filled with a variety of dining options and watering holes along the
Stroll along the river in the evening and take lots of pictures here. The Central shopping mall is located right above Clarke Quay MRT station.
How to get to Clarke Quay
You can walk from Boat Quay to Clarke Quay or take the MRT to Clarke Quay station.
Another unique way to enjoy the sights of the city is to take a 40-min boat tour along the Singapore River.
Tickets can be purchased at the jetties at Clarke Quay, Read Bridge, Boat Quay, Fullerton, Merlion Park, Esplanade, Bay Front South and Singapore Flyer.
Note that you can alight at any of the jetties but once you get off the boat, you can’t board it again.
Adult: S$25 / Child: S$15 (3 to 12 yrs old)
Opening Hours: 9am – 10:30pm |
The world famous half-lion, half-fish statue spouting water into the Singapore River resides in this park, overlooking Marina Bay.
Tourists flock to the Merlion Park have fun taking creative pictures with the Merlion statue,
How to get to Merlion Park
The nearest MRT station to the Merlion Park is Raffles Place MRT station (exit G).
As the the park is not directly in front of the station, you need to walk towards Fullerton Road and you will see Fullerton Hotel.
Cross the road to One Fullerton building, the park with the famous Merlion statue is located next to it.
Address: 1 Fullerton Rd, Singapore 049213
Open 24 hours. Entrance is FREE.
Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
Fondly referred to as the ‘durian’, the exterior of the Esplanade resembles the thorny shell of the tropical fruit.
There are free performances that you can enjoy, besides a host of cultural events, performing arts and musical shows.
Gardens by the Bay
Aptly named, Gardens by the Bay is the horticultural oasis in the heart of the tropical city-state.
The two cooled conservatories, Flower Dome and Cloud Forest, are home to diverse plant species from all over the world.
And the eye-catching Supertrees look like something out of a sci-fi movie set.
While admission fees apply to the Flower Dome, Cloud Forest and OCBC Skyway, the Supertree Grove is FREE for all to explore.
How to Get to Gardens by the Bay
The nearest MRT station is Bayfront MRT station.
Gardens by the Bay is located just across the connecting bridge from Marina Bay Sands. The connecting bridge is open daily from 8am to 11pm.
Masjid Jamae (Chulia)
Gazetted as a national monument, Masjid Jamae aka Masjid Chulia is believed to be the oldest mosque in Singapore.
The unique architectural building includes elements of neoclassical and South India make it one of the most photographed landmarks in the district.
An attraction in its own right, the Little India never sleeps.
Bustling with life and vibrant colours, this ethnic district is filled with authentic Indian restaurants and street shops selling food stuff, textile products, jewellery and so much more.
Here you can also find a huge eclectic shopping centre, one of its kinds that opens 24-hour a day – Mustafa shopping centre.
Mustafa comprises of six storeys and sells almost everything under the roof, from groceries and apparels to electronics products, gold bars and cars!
How to Get to Little India
The nearest MRT station is Little India MRT Station.
Jewel Changi Airport
The centrepiece of Jewel is the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, surrounded by trees, palms and shrubs in the Forest Valley garden where you can sit around, take selfies and chill out.
Visit the Canopy Park at the top level for some fun-filled activities to kill time.
From strolling in the gardens to bouncing on nets, you take your pick. Admission fees apply, ranging from S$5 to S$22.