Singapore is the most expensive city in the world, but you can still enjoy many things. Singapore is also home to eclectic budget shops, incredible street food, and dozens of free parks. These are the top suggestions from locals.
I checking out the Gardens by The Bay, but it is best to go there at sunset or night, and there is also a light show at night, at 7:45pm, 8:45pm. And a additional timing 9:45pm on weekends. It last about 15 mins.
There is also a laser and light show called ‘Wonder Full’ located at the Marina Bay Sands Promenade. It’s located beside the LV shop and it last about 15 minutes. Timings are; Sunday – Thursday 8:00 pm, 9:30 pm and Friday – Saturday 8:00 pm, 9:30 pm, and 11:00 pm.
The bar on the roof of the Marina Bay Sands actually has free entry on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. But Wednesdays are only free for the ladies. So do make use of this opportunity to go up!
Another rooftop bar which you can go up, and entirely for free (no cover charges) is Level 33 at Marina Bay Financial Center. It overlooks the Marina Bay Skyline, so do check it out if you have time. But, tripods are not allowed for cameras! So do take note! They have got pretty good beer as well. It can also be quite crowded, so it’s advised that you go early if you want some breathtaking rooftop views.
And, lastly, there is 1-altitude on One Raffles Place. The tallest rooftop bar in Singapore. There will be cover charges, but the views are just as breathtaking! So do have a look!
Speaking of bars, Wednesdays are ladies night, which means to say, ladies get to go to most clubs or bars for free, and even get a free drinks as well!
Clarke Quay is a great nightlife area to hangout, with colourful old colonial houses. Its filled with live music, and people. It lies along the Singapore River, so its a great place to walk by, even if you are not having a drink.
There is also a spot where you can view the Singapore skyline, for free! It is called Ion Sky, at the top of the shopping mall Ion Orchard. You will need to take the elevator to the 4th floor, and then proceed to another elevator to go up to the 55th floor. You’ll be able to see loads of unique buildings from up there. But, it may not always be opened, as the place can be reserved for private events. The mall is located right on Orchard Road MRT.
You can check out the Esplanade, sometimes they’ve got live music. Usually on weekends, which you can check out for free. It’s located either in the building, or outside, where there is a stage. Its pretty noticeable.
If you plan on going to Sentosa, skip eating or buying on the island, things there are bloody expensive. Instead, there is a mall just before that island, it’s cheaper to dine there. There are tons of things to see or do. If going by foot, the whole island only cost $1, but, each individual attraction will cost you extra. Besides, if you want a beach, you can head to Siloso Beach, where they have man made sand imported from Indonesia.
If you want a really remote beach, away from the hustle and bustle of people and tourists, give the Southern Islands a try. There is a ferry that goes from Sentosa to these islands, and barely anyone goes there. But, you should be alert, as there is only one ferry a day back, so make sure not to miss it!
If you plan to go to the zoo, I recommend the night safari. Its unique to Singapore, and its like an actual safari, where animals roam cageless, while you seat and view them from the comfort of a tram.
If you like nature, you could give the Botanical Gardens a shot. They have a lovely orchard garden which you can pay $5 or something to go in. And, if you have a student card (doesn’t matter if it’s expired) with you or you can prove that you are a student, it’s free for you to enter the orchard garden!
If you go around, i recommend skipping taking the bus, and take the metro instead. Reason being, its really hard to navigate with the bus, as the bus does not tell you which is the next stop, and that means you have to either physically know which stop you are alighting, or ask the driver. So, enjoy your trip in Singapore!(*)
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