And you must remember to visit the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple – a unique architecture located in the Chinatown area. If only looking at the external structure, it is hard to believe that this temple was built in 2007, extremely new and very very trendy. Come here in the evening, you will have to shoot non-stop.
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How to get there: You can walk from Clark Quay or take the subway to the MRT station located on the Downtown line and the North East line. Be careful because there are many exits from Chinatown station that lead you to other roads.
Singapore Riverfront – Clarke Quay, is a gathering place for many shopping centers, games, and restaurants from luxurious to popular. Come here in the evening, you can enjoy the bustling atmosphere with street music, nightlife, or simply enjoy the wonderful view of the Singapore River when the street lights up.
As expected as the major shopping center in the region, the river flowing around Singapore with skyscrapers and hundreds of small and large shops creates a very “artistic” scene. Clark Quay is packed with outdoor hotels, creating an ideal nightlife space for anyone looking to snap a few shots with the sparkling, water-reflecting lights.
You can walk from Clark Quay down to the familiar Merlion monument, from where you can have a panoramic view of Marina Bay Sands. It will take you about 20 minutes to walk along the river, however, if you have time, you can spend 2 hours walking and taking pictures without getting bored.
How to get there: You can walk from anywhere in Downtown Core, however, if traveling from further afield, take the subway to Clark Quay station on the North East line. A popular way to get here is by boating on the Singapore River.
MovieMob (#places to travel in singapore for free)
MovieMob organizes outdoor movie screenings, taking place every 2 weeks. This is a non-profit organization, so the movie screening is completely free! Bring some food for the picnic, watch an outdoor movie and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere with a good movie. Many MovieMob events include free popcorn!
Follow MovieMob’s Facebook to know the time and location of the event!
The Substation Contemporary Arts Center is where you can enjoy experimental art and contemporary art such as visual arts, literature, music, theater, and contemporary dance. Founded in 1990, it is a gathering place for young artists to unleash their creativity, with galleries, stages and public areas for experimentation. There are also regular free music and theatrical performances here, check out the schedule here!
The center is free to open, but visitors are encouraged to contribute a little cash to support the artists HERE!
Open: Wednesday – Sunday: 12:00PM – 8:00PM
Tiong Bahru – the heritage neighborhood in the heart of Singapore will be a suitable choice for those who want to experience Singapore in a different way, a traditional and peaceful Singapore, as opposed to the existing modern and bustling features.
Coming here, you will feel like you are stepping back in time by the combination of an ancient and modern Singapore. It is not difficult for you to see the image of people and tourists enjoying delicious coffee in old cafes, but when you step inside, you will be overwhelmed by their trendy.
Tiong Bahru is a famous tourist place in Singapore because of its beautiful frescoes that recreate history. They are painted directly on the walls and fronts of buildings. The paintings tell the story of the past with description lines along each figure. An impressive picture is “The Bird Singing Corner”, where bird lovers bring them here to enjoy concerts from their pets.
Do not forget to visit Tiong Bahru market – the “shopping center” of this area. This is a fresh market and a popular food court with hundreds of local specialties such as chwee kueh (steamed rice cakes with preserved turnip) or lor mee (stewed noodles).
How to get there: Take the MRT to Tiong Bahru station, located on the East West line, or take the bus to get off at Tiong Bahru market.
In Singapore, if it comes to colorful gala, surely Little India will be the first name mentioned. Coming here, you will feel extremely loving life, extremely excited by the vivid scene from the houses with brightly painted colors, the colorful wreaths hanging in front of the shops, the sari shops without any shortage of colors. All blend together, creating an extremely eye-catching space.
Especially, if you come to this Singapore tourist place in November, you will have the opportunity to participate in Deepavali – Colorful Light Festival with many beautiful scenes and experiences.
Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is also a prominent destination here. You can live virtual with a photo taken along the Sarangoon road to the ornate Hindu temple.
How to get there: Little India has its own metro station on the Downtown line and the North East line. Your task is just to wander the streets with the camera and catch the right angles.
Next on this list of best places to visit in Singapore for free is a place that is no stranger to Instagrammers and street photography lovers. Haji Lane is a narrow street with numerous mural paintings featuring street art. The best time for you is to come here when all shops are open and the atmosphere is lively.
This is truly an art neighborhood with exquisitely decorated cafes and fashion stores, a paradise for those of you who are fashion followers or simply take pictures and post them on Instagram.
How to get there: Haji Lane is located in the Kampong Glam area, between North Bridge and Beach Road. It’s very small, so don’t be surprised if you’re already out the door.
As a bridge between the Singapore Flyer and Marina Bay Sands, the Helix Bridge is the world’s first pedestrian bridge – a spiral structure based on DNA imaging. In the evening, the bridge becomes impressive with its bright purple light that contrasts perfectly with the hours of ambient light.
Walking along the bridge you will also find yourself some private corners to enjoy the scenery without affecting others. The distinctive oval balconies are sure to take up the bulk of your camera’s memory.
How to get there: It will be very convenient if you go from Supertree Grove and Cloud Forest across the Helix Bridge to reach the Singapore Flyer.
Art Science Museum
Address: 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday (including public holidays): 10AM – 7:00PM
Ticket price: Foreign tourists: S$17
Another unique art project of Singapore is the Art Science Museum located at Marine Bay Sands with 21 galleries. Here gathers many of the latest collections in the world from science, art to architecture, media, especially the largest dinosaur exhibition space in Southeast Asia.
Although the entrance fee to the museum is a bit “expensive”, rest assured that just standing outside you will have a picture of a lifetime with this “giant lotus”.
But the sincere advice is that if you have been here, you must definitely go to the museum because of its uniqueness nowhere else. Surely you will have a set of photos that you can use all year round.
How to get there: Take the metro to City Hall station, take the East North line and walk towards Raffles Hotel or Bras Basah Complex. The museum is located right next to the Raffles Hotel and across from the Bras B. Complex.
National Gallery Singapore
Address: 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
Opening hours: Friday, Saturday, public holidays: 10:00AM – 10:00PM (last entry at 21:30PM). Remaining days: 10:00AM – 7:00PM (last entry at 6:30PM)
Ticket price: For foreign visitors is $20.
The final destination in the top free Singapore tourist attractions is the National Gallery of Singapore. This is the oldest museum and the largest museum in Singapore, up to the present time. However, this museum is a standard model for the architecture that combines tradition and modernity, possessing ancient and dignified features but hiding youthfulness and dynamism.
The National Gallery of Singapore has pioneered a new concept of a museum that is accessible and accessible to everyone, breaking away from the traditional way of thinking of a boring, exhibition-only museum. Artifacts and descriptions are not very interesting.
Feel free to pose freely outside the museum, and you will have a collection in a mysterious style, a bit deep with cool tones.
However, once inside, you will be surprised by the indescribable youthfulness and dynamism. An unlimited creativity that seems to have never existed in the definition of museums.
A small note is that you are free to take pictures outside the museum grounds and it will cost about S$20 to enter the interior area. But thinking about it, investing a little money for such a unique set of photos is worth it, right?
You will have to “wow” constantly when you get lost in this paradise.
How to get there: It’s a 7-minute walk from City Hall MRT station (Exit B), a 10-minute walk from Clark Quay (Exit E) and a 10-minute walk from Raffles Place Station (Exit B).
In addition to the beautiful FREE virtual living places shared in the previous post, I hope the destinations this time in the “secrets of self-sufficient Singapore travel experience” I have compiled after a few trips will help you more or less when planning a trip to the Lion Island. Wish you have a happy trip and discover many interesting places in Singapore, especially go to all these FREE places, cheap but good!
Some best day tours, trips, activities and transfer services, tickets in, from and to Singapore you can refer to
- Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) Private Transfer
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- Singapore Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour (Open-Top)
- Sentosa FUN Pass
- Singapore City Pass (2/3 Days)
- [Klook Exclusive] Universal Studios Singapore™ 1 Day Ticket
- Gardens by the Bay Ticket Singapore
- S.E.A. Aquarium™ One-Day Ticket
- ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands Ticket
- Singapore Cable Car Sky Pass
- Jewel Changi Airport Attraction Tickets in Singapore
- Singapore Flyer Tickets
- Singapore Sunset Boat Tour
- Skyline Luge Singapore: Skyline Luge & Skyride
- Marina Bay Sands Skypark Observation Deck or Sampan Ride
- Adventure Cove Waterpark™ One-Day Ticket
- Science Centre Singapore, Butterflies Up-Close, Omni Theatre
- Singapore River Cruise
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- Singapore Travel Card (NETS FlashPay)
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