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14 Singapore Attractions to Visit—for Free!

Watching Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour in Singapore this March? Lucky you! Aside from being the Grammy winner’s only Southeast Asian stop, the Lion City is also one of the best destinations for fun seekers, thanks to its ultra-bustling and vibrant metropolis. From world-class outdoor theaters to quirky theme parks, there are loads of epic Singapore attractions waiting to be discovered. The best part? Many of them are free! So, if you think you’ve already spent too much on your concert tickets, flights, and accommodations, don’t fret. Here are 14 worthy spots guaranteed to help you make the most out of your time in SG without hurting your wallet. Get ready to create core memories—at zero to low cost.

Singapore Attractions You can Visit for Free

Photo of the Chinese Pagoda and Pavilion by the Lake at Haw Par Villa Theme Park.

Explore Haw Par Villa, Singapore’s unique park full of folklore and history.

Not your average theme park, this eclectic attraction is famous for its artistic depictions of Asian culture and mythology—think big, colorful sculptures and quirky dioramas. You’ll feel like you’re transported to another world with lots of IG-worthy spots for your content. Park entrance is free, though you need to purchase a separate ticket to access their most popular exhibit: Hell’s Museum, a.k.a. the world’s first and only museum about death and the afterlife.

The view tower at the Upper Seletar Reservoir Park, Singapore.

The reservoir and rocket tower are perfect for nature lovers and photographers.

Make your way up to the rocket-shaped tower at the Upper Seletar Reservoir Park and climb up their 18-meter-tall tower, which is shaped like a rocket ship. From here, you get an awesome view of the surrounding greenery and the reservoir waters. There are also jogging and cycling paths as well as fishing grounds. An underrated destination, the park offers a great spot to slow down and unwind—away from the crowds.

3. Haji Lane in Kampong Gelam

Young female traveler in a white dress and hat walking in Haji Lane.

A colorful escape in Singapore: Stroll down Haji Lane for vibrant murals, indie shops, and cafes.

Creative types will get a rush exploring Haji Lane, a quirky alleyway showcasing Singapore's energetic street art scene. Lined with indie cafés, hip boutiques, and colorful murals, it offers the perfect backdrop for your OOTDs. Make sure to explore the rest of Kampong Gelam and immerse yourself in the rich Malay culture, too. If you get hungry, sample budget-friendly eats from the street vendors—a must-try is the nasi lemak (rice dish) and teh tarik (Malaysian tea).

4. Design Orchard on Orchard Road

Photo of racks of clothing in Design Orchard.

Design Orchard is a hub for fashion, art, and more!

Image Credit: Design Orchard

Fashion lovers, don’t leave SG without making a pit stop at Design Orchard, an integrated hub showcasing the best of local design talent. Housing both emerging and established Singapore designers, it’s where any trendsetter can spend hours browsing through an impressive selection of fashion, beauty, and lifestyle brands. Fair warning: You can window-shop, but it’ll be pretty hard to leave the place empty-handed once you see all the goods!

The fiction collection at Studio Level 3 in library@orchard.

A haven for bibliophiles: visit library@orchard for a unique reading experience.

Image Credit: National Libraries Singapore.

Did you know that SG has a lot of amazing public libraries? One you can’t miss is this design-focused book nook. library@orchard is renowned for its curved bookshelves and cool collection of titles on design, lifestyle, and applied arts. Find a cocoon (or pod-inspired seat) for quiet reading and check out the “book trees” for curated reads.

6. Palawan Beach in Sentosa

Scenic view of Palawan Beach in Sentosa.

Save space on your phone for wow-worthy views like this!

A quick train ride from the city center is all it takes to get to Palawan Beach for a worthy nature escape. No need to book a resort to gain access; you can enter and enjoy the scenic beach area at zero charge. Take a dip, have a picnic, and cross the iconic suspension bridge that connects to a small islet known as the southernmost point of continental Asia.

Photo of Esplanade Theatres on the bay in Singapore.

You can enjoy live performances at the Esplanade's outdoor theater.

If you plan to pay homage to the iconic Merlion statue along the Marina Bay Waterfront, make the most out of your visit with a detour at the DBS Foundation Outdoor Theatre at the Esplanade. It frequently hosts free outdoor performances by local musicians and artists. Make sure to stay until after sundown to catch the Spectra Light and Water Show (for free, too!), happening from Thursdays to Sundays.

Photo of BLK 47 of Gillman Barracks.

Tour galleries and cafes at Gillman Barracks, a hub for contemporary art.

Image Credit: Gillman Barracks

Culture vultures will love this hidden art hideout west of Singapore. This art destination is replete with galleries, delicious nosh, and cool events. If modern art is your thing, the Mucciaccia Gallery has an extensive selection of contemporary art by Italian and international artists. When you’re done, head over to Fost Gallery to immerse yourself in the local art scene.

Woman walking at Fort Canning Park.

Fort Canning Park: This historic hill with lush greenery and nature trails is a serene escape in the city.

Strap on those walking shoes and stroll down the historic Fort Canning Park. It’s perfect for history and nature enthusiasts alike with its ancient trees, historical artifacts, and monuments. Keep your eyes peeled for mischievous monkeys and jungle fowl!

Photo of water show in Sentosa.

Watch synchronized water jets dancing to different soundtracks against the backdrop of the open sea.

Image Credit: Sentosa

A water show that first became popular in the 1980s, this multi-sensory spectacle at the Central Beach Bazaar combines water, lights, and music to create a spectacular performance against the open sea. It’s an immersive experience that guests of all ages, including kids, will surely enjoy.

11. Joo Chiat

Historical buildings in Joo Chiat Road.

Check out Joo Chiat for colorful shophouses and great food.

Want more photo ops? Pose against the IG-famous colorful shophouses in Joo Chiat, found on the east coast of Singapore. Go on a self-guided tour and check out the pretty murals, explore the heritage shophouses, and discover charming eateries steeped in Peranakan culture.

A display of semi-precious stones in large and small cuts.

Learn about the journey of gems from mine to market at Singapore’s private gemology museum!

If you have a thing for precious rocks and minerals, you can dive into the dazzling world of rubies, sapphires, and diamonds at this private museum dedicated to gemology. Discover how gemstones are transformed from mine to market, and take a peek at some of the rarest gems from around the world.

Photo of a walking path in Pasir Ris Park.

You can explore the mangrove forest, kitchen garden, and maze garden for fun and relaxation at Pasir Ris Park.

Image Credit: National Parks

One of the city’s so-called secret parks, this boasts a six-hectare mangrove forest, a butterfly garden, and a kitchen garden for herb lovers! Jog, bike, hike, or skate with your squad; there are also paid water activities, like sailing, canoeing, and jet-skiing, available.

 Interior shot of the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Singapore.

Visit the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Singapore for a spiritual journey and cultural insight.

Find tranquility amidst busy Chinatown. Make a pit stop at this jaw-dropping architectural masterpiece that houses a sacred relic of the Buddha. Need some serious calm? For a small fee, you can join one of their meditation classes.

Travel, Stay Connected, and Enjoy

Young man and woman at the airport.

Pack your bags and make sure you have roaming for 24/7 connectivity.

From city sights to historic neighborhoods, there are plenty of Singapore attractions that won’t put a dent in your wallet! Check them out before or after catching the Eras concert, and be ready to see sparks fly as you fall in love with all that the Lion City has to offer.


Stay connected to your family and friends while on the go with roaming services — perfect for international travel! You can also enjoy 20 GB roaming data for 30 days with the GoRoam Singapore promo—simply register at the GlobeOne app to activate it. Check out Globe’s roaming tips and have a worry-free adventure, no matter your destination.

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