There are plenty of things to do for free that will leave you with dollars in your pocket money for chilli crab and lychee martinis.
What can you do in Singapore for free?
1. Watch a concert at the botanical gardens
The Singapore Botanical Gardens is a stunning place to visit for free at any time. With its ginger gardens and palatial lake - it's a great spot for a picnic and some sunbathing.
The impressive floating theatre there also hosts free classical concerts. Take some cold beers and enjoy.
2. Pretend to be a Formula 1 driver
In September, Singapore gets taken over by the Formula 1 race that weaves its way through the city streets. But for the rest of the year, parts of the track remain for you to just wander around.
Borrow some bikes to exploring and cycle over the starting line down by the Singapore flyer pretending you are Vettel.
3. Go out drinking
Drinking in Singapore (other than cold beers in Hawker centres) is an expensive past time.
However, if it's a Wednesday and you have a uterus you can drink for free, as it is ladies night across the city. Different bars run varying promotions from free martinis all night at The Exchange, to free flow vodka at The Vault night club. A spot of sexist drinking never looked so good.
4. People watch in Tiong Bahru
Tiong Bahru is hipster central in Singapore, but the area has not done out with the old to make way for the new. See cool kids, old men in vests (or uncles as they're known), and families all go about their business.
Explore traditional shops alongside modern boutiques, such as Books Actually to browse their array of local literature and Nana & Bird for great fashion finds.
Splash out a couple of dollars on breakfast at the road side eating houses or at Tiong Bahru market for kopi (strong coffee with condensed milk), kaya toast (a Malay coconut jam on white bread) and soft boiled eggs (just remember to add soy sauce). The breakfast of champions.
5. Go for a hike
The centre of Singapore might be a buzzing metropolis, but it was once a jungle island. Head north to do the tree top walk and embrace what remains of the wilderness.
Take a hike through the trees, meet the nonchalant grey monkeys and enjoy the views from the sky high suspension bridge.
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