The Singapore Zoo is the only place in the world where you can have breakfast with orangutans! Ride a tram through the zoo on a morning tour with an expert guide who points out some of the 3,600 animals that inhabit the wildlife park. If you choose the optional jungle breakfast, enjoy a delicious international buffet in the company of a charismatic family of orangutans. Don’t miss the opportunity to photograph and interact with the apes as they swing and climb in their adjacent habitat.
Free things to do in Singapore
Singapore is a magnificent city, but it can get pricey at times… Plus it has plenty of shopping centers to wander around and spend time – and money – shopping! So if you’re traveling on a budget, just ignore the shopping, there’s plenty of great free things to do in Singapore! Here’s our recommendations for fun places to visit where money is not involved.
Top Free things to do in Singapore
Climb the MacRitchie Tree view: Singapore is all about the buildings, but not if you head to this place – it’s all about green! You can climb up the bridge and see butterflies, birds and bugs buzzing and flying among the green tree tops. It’s a suspension-style bridge so walking over it is an experience of its own. And of course, it’s always free of charge!
Watch dolphins play! Head out towards Sisters Islands Marine Park to catch a sight of wild dolphins. The water itself is already a beautiful sight to see – crystal clear water with shades of turquoise. The Marine Park is a great place to snorkel into the depth of an amazing coral reef. If you are not into snorkeling, you can enjoy a free tour in the area, hosted by the city or just relax under a palm tree. If you are coming from far away, you can even spend a night camping on-site!
A walk on Changi boardwalk! Whether you arrive at sunrise or sunset or just to enjoy a sunny day; this place is a relaxing, romantic spot with plenty of photo opportunities. The entry is free and you can bring a bottle or grab a picnic to enjoy a moment of peace in this ever-moving city. Changi boardwalk is a place that will make you appreciate nature’s beauty in this industrial city.
Want to know more about free activites to do in the city, budget-friendly activities, or how to see the more expensive attractions in town and still save some money while doing it? Check our Singapore sightseeing videos, learn more about traveling with kids in the city, and have a look at our offers such as the Singapore attraction passes.
Grab the chance to take the family on a Singapore Zoo Night Safari tour through the jungle. From the safety of your visitors' tram you'll spot nocturnal animals in their natural habitat, from fierce predators to timid forest dwellers. Then follow your guide on a night safari walking trail to see the animals at closer quarters. At the Singapore Zoo there's also the option to enjoy dinner at the Ulu Ulu Safari Restaurant.
Get to know Singapore on a morning or afternoon half-day tour. You'll see all the city's highlights in one short tour perfect if your time is limited. Highlights include Singapore's vibrant Chinatown, colonial landmarks, Little India and the iconic, Merlion. You also have the option of combining your city tour with a 30-minute flight aboard the Singapore Flyer.
Explore Singapore’s Chinatown district from every perspective on this enjoyable 4-hour evening trishaw, riverboat and walking tour. Witness the nighttime street theater of this captivating district, learn about its history, and shop for bargains in the exuberant Night Market. Enjoy a delicious Chinese dinner and then take an unforgettable trishaw ride, trundling along the stall-packed lanes as your cyclist driver pushes the pedals! Lastly, board a ‘bumboat’ (riverboat) and soak up wonderful nighttime views of the Singapore's illuminated skyline as you cruise along the Singapore River.
Dive into fun-filled Sentosa Island on this afternoon trip from Singapore! Led by a guide, ride a scenic cable car to the island and visit three of its family-friendly attractions. Ogle sharks, rays, turtles and other exotic sea life at Underwater World; watch the dolphins at Dolphin Lagoon, and discover Singapore’s history as told through the immersive Images of Singapore LIVE. Finish with the Wings of Time show, a spectacular fountains and fireworks musical extravaganza. Upgrade for the Extreme Log Ride and ride a virtual log through 4D ravines and rapids!