Whether you are taking a trip to Asia for business or are on a sightseeing tour with Singapore as one of your stops, it’s interesting to know that there is much to see and do for free. Few cities the size of Singapore have as many interesting things to do at no cost. This fact alone makes it is worth the price of airfare just to visit this amazing city-state with a population of over 5.6 million people.
Of important mention when visiting Singapore is the fact that this is truly a diverse and multicultural city. You will be able to see how different ethnic groups have built up around the city with their own little havens. From Hindu temples to Arabic mosques with a few Christian churches and Buddhist temples thrown in, you can find something of interest, no matter what your personal background.
When Traveling to Asia on Business
With the extent of global commerce in recent times, many business professionals are literally becoming globetrotters. The only problem is, they are typically on a limited timescale and budget when hopping from one city to the next, or even one country to the next. When you are traveling on the company’s expense account, you can’t very well do all the things you’d like to do simply because the boss usually won’t pay for it!
For example, you have a branch office in Mumbai which is the economic center of India and while you’re in South Asia, you’d like to visit Singapore for a few days. Actually, you can book Mumbai to Singapore flights at low cost and then visit a number of really impressive places for free. Isn’t that worth a small price to pay? Imagine a few days’ vacation at so much less than the cost of traveling from the States to Singapore!
Free Places You Really Must Visit
So then, onto some of the amazing things you can see and do in Singapore for free. While there are so many places to visit, this is a sampling of what you can do.
- Free festivals almost every month of the year.
- Visit elaborately decorated Hindu temples, of which Thian Hock Keng is the most elaborate.
- Walk the Southern Ridges Trail and cross the tallest pedestrian bridge in Singapore.
- Delight the senses at Singapore’s Botanic Gardens.
- Stroll the 250-meter Treetop Walk at MacRitchie Reservoir Park.
- Take photos alongside a water-spouting half-fish, half-lion statue then walk Marina Bay.
- Visit Haji Lane to explore Singapore’s Arabic culture and visit the city’s largest mosque.
- Visit the butterfly garden for free at Singapore’s airport while waiting for your flight home.
There are so many amazing sights to see and things to do that you will not really need to pay for entertainment when spending time in Singapore. Save your money for the many markets and shopping venues where you can find inexpensive ‘treasures’ to bring home as a reminder of a glorious stay in this multicultural island city-state just off the coast of Malaysia.