The best things in life are free
You don’t have to resort to burn a hole in your pocket to impress. Here are some things you can do without forking out anything.
Relax and unwind with free performances at Esplanade’s waterfront performance venue with the Merlion and financial district in the background. Check out some unique art installations at the concourse and Jendela (visual art space) for free at the while you’re at it. Visit this link for the full list of free events at the Esplanade.
NEXT: Attend Parliament at the Parliament House →
Visit the Parliament’s website to find out when the next sitting will be. Proceedings are open to the public (admissions are on a first-come-first serve basis), and sittings start at 1.30pm.
Before heading over, check the Order Paper for an idea of the issues that will be brought up on that day.
There’s also a gift shop at the Parliament House selling parliamentary souvenirs and publications!
NEXT: Be amongst nature at Gardens by the Bay →
Be captivated by these majestic vertical gardens without paying a cent and in the evenings, you can expect a wonderful display of light and sound.
Other areas of the Outdoor Gardens which are free to the public which include Bay East Garden, Sun Pavillion, Heritage Gardens, World of Plants and Dragonfly and Kingfisher Lakes.
NEXT: Walk among nature →
With so many green spaces in Singapore, a leisurely stroll makes a great date idea. Take your pick from these do-it-yourself walking guides from NParks.
We recommend Fort Canning Park, Southern Ridges, Keppel Island, Chinese Garden, as well as some lesser-known but equally beautiful nature trails.
NEXT: Pack a picnic →
Consider these picnic spots; or, head to the Singapore Botanic Gardens and enjoy an enchanting performance by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. The Marina Barrage is another popular option for an incredible view of the city skyline.
NEXT: Watch a movie under the stars →
MovieMob offers free movie screenings at various public places around the island – from rooftops to parks to Marina Barrage, with the glimmering Marina Bay as your backdrop.
If you’re interested in discovering upcoming film directors in Singapore First Take at the Substation presents short films by new filmmakers.
The National Museum of Singapore also holds free outdoor movie screenings. Get updates on the Under the Banyan Tree Outdoor Screenings here.
NEXT: Discover the side of Singapore you never knew about →
Put on your walking shoes and discover Singapore for yourself. These trails range from nature walks to significant heritage landmarks.
Download these comprehensive guides and walking maps from the Urban Redevelopment Authority for free and you’re good to go!
NEXT: Visit animal shelters →
If both of you love animals, bond over some furry friends at various animal shelters at Pasir Ris Farmway, such as Animal Lovers League, Oasis Second Chance Animal Shelter, and Mdm Wong’s Shelter and Friends.
You will have to let them know in advance about your visit as unexpected visitors can affect the animals there.
NEXT: Marvel at the Wonder Full show at Marina Bay Sands →
Southeast Asia’s largest light and water show happens every night at the event plaza for about 15 minutes with water, fire, light, lasers and other impressive elements that will leave you in awe.
After that, take a romantic stroll along the Marina Bay Boardwalk to soak in the city lights.
NEXT: Go glow-in-the-dark bowling →
Bust your moves – bowling moves – at some late night cosmic bowling at Orchid Bowl, complete with dazzling disco lights until as late as 3am.
Or if your “moves” involve some dance floor action, there’s dance party music to get you grooving too.
NEXT: Watch FREE performances at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre →
By Muneerah Bee, last updated August 2017
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