Singapore is truly a costly city for sightseeing. The cost of travelling in this city-state is nowhere different from the US. It is even more expensive as compared to its neighbours. But it is definitely not an issue if you travel on the quick stopover trip.
If you are going for a big trip across the region, there are still different ways to enjoy Singapore city tour on a budget. Here are some of the free and cheap things to do in this small city-state –
Don’t miss the MacRitchie Treetop Walk
The MacRitchie Trails are stretched over 11km of treks across the country’s largest reservoir. In this place, you can go for a hike or jog as it is a nice place to stretch out your legs for a great escape from the hustles and bustles of the city. Part of this trail consists of 250m long aerial suspension bridge where you can have some of the serene views of the nearby area. You can also rent canoes and kayaks over there and also spot a rare flying lemur.
Chill in Underground malls
The air-conditioned underground malls are some of the best places to beat the heat of this humid city. You can move around the city and avoid the humidity of Singapore. At least, it can save you from paying extra at your hostel or hotel for AC because it gets cool overnight. You can also spend lazy afternoons walking underground Singapore without paying a dime.
Taste some cheap Street Food in Little India
You can taste some delicious food in Singapore in many of the restaurants. But Little India is one of the best places to save as you can taste some delicious Indian meals at just 5 SGD approx. Be sure to stop by a hawker centre, Tekka Center with Indian food, groceries and clothing. Taste some delicious and cheap food for an authentic feel.
Visit the Ananda Bhavan for a sit-down experience. It is the oldest vegetarian restaurant in Singapore and is truly worth a visit for some tasty South Indian food. You will still love its dishes even if you are carnivorous.
Stroll around the Gardens
The Botanic Gardens of Singapore are really a great place to stroll around, especially in the evenings and mornings when tropical weather cools down here a bit. You can see locals practising tai chi yoga in the early morning and it also hosts free concerts on weekends.
Visit both Singapore Zoo and Night Safari
Singapore Zoo is definitely a worthwhile experience. This open-air zoo is ideal as animals roam free outside. It is one of the best and animal-friendly zoos in Asia. You can also go for night safari to explore the true wilderness and nocturnal animals in their own habitat. You can combine these activities together to save up and it’s worth the price.