Singapore has been rated one of the most expensive cities in the world. Nonetheless, if you're planning a trip to Singapore and want pocket-friendly things to do on your getaway while you're there, then you've come to the correct place.

Here's a list of budget-friendly activities to include in your itinerary. Check out!

1. Watch Spectra - A Light & Water Show, Marina Bay:

The Spectra, a light & water show staged at Event Plaza at Marina Bay's promenade, is the highlight of Singapore tourism. The story of Singapore's short but impressive growth to become a global metropolis is portrayed using fountain jets that shower rainbow colours in combination with stunning symphonies. Visits of all ages will appreciate this 13-minute visual effects presentation, which has drawn over 4 million visitors worldwide.

Entrance Fee: Free

2. Day Excursion to Singapore Botanic Gardens:

The Singapore Botanic Gardens, established in 1859, shows the most magnificent tropical flora in a lush green setting. Since 1875, it has been a major centre for science, research and plant conservation in Southeast Asia, particularly concerning the cultivation of rubber plantations. In 2015, the Singapore Botanic Gardens was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Entrance Fee: Free

3. Explore the National Museum of Singapore:

The National Museum of Singapore, another highlight of Singapore tourism, is one of the iconic architectural landmarks in the city, dating back to 1887. It is constructed in Neo-Palladian and Renaissance style. In addition to housing historically and culturally significant collections of artefacts, the National Museum of Singapore conducts a diverse range of activities throughout the year, ranging from art installations and festivals to performances and cinema screenings.

Entrance Fee: S$15

4. Visit Sentosa Island:

Sentosa Island, which is sprawled across 500 hectares of blooming rainforests and golden beaches, is a traveller's paradise with a plethora of fantastic things to do. While admission to the world-famous Universal Studios Singapore may be out of reach for the budget traveller, the island itself is free. Sentosa Island, home to some of Singapore's most unique beaches, is one of the best places to spend a day swimming and to unwind into a retreat.

Entrance Fee: Free

5. Indulge in MacRitchie Treetop Walk:

The MacRitchie Treetop Walk is a 250-meter-long suspension bridge that connects Macritchie's two highest points. Enjoy a bird's eye perspective of the surrounding woodland as you stroll along the bridge. Aside from being a fun place to walk, the walkway is also helpful for forest canopy research, facilitating surveys and plant identification.

Entrance Fee: Free

6. Music and Theatre Performances at The Esplanade

The Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay is a performing arts centre in Singapore's Downtown Core. It has a concert hall with seating for about 1,600 people and a performing arts theatre with seating for about 1,000+ people. Free programmes, ranging from music and dance to the theatre, are held regularly at various spots along the Esplanade, with the beautiful Singapore skyline in the backdrop.

Entrance Fee: Free

7. Visit Little India:

Little India is a bustling historic district in Singapore that showcases the best of the Indian community, from colourful culture to fantastic shopping. Prepare to see a mix of Hindu and Chinese temples, mosques and churches as you travel through the streets. Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, Mustafa Centre and Leong San See Temple are some of the top recommended places in this area.

Entrance Fee: Free

8. Visit Singapore Butterfly and the Insect Kingdom:

Singapore Butterfly and the Insect Kingdom is located against a backdrop of rich vegetation, flowers and stunning cascading waterfalls and is home to over 3000 uncommon insect species. Visiting this place is one of the unique things to do in Singapore. There's a butterfly conservatory and a Pupa House, which depicts the evolution of a caterpillar. Here, beetles, scorpions, millipedes and fireflies are among the must-see insects.

Entrance Fee: S$16.00

9. Singapore Zoo:

The Singapore Zoo, located on the island's northwestern coast, is a haven for notable species and a must-see for animal enthusiasts. As you walk around the 11 zones of the Singapore Zoo, you'll come across numerous opportunities for interactions with the animals. The incredible creatures you'll see here live in open enclosures that are designed to seem like their natural environments. In addition, at the Singapore Zoo, numerous spectacular exhibitions will both enchant and educate visitors. One of them is the Splash Safari, where Californian sea lions demonstrate their skills.

Entrance Fee:

Adult Ticket: S$37

Child Ticket (3-12 Years): S$25

Senior Citizen Ticket: S$17

10. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple:

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum, opened in 2007, includes extensive exhibitions on Buddhist art and history that recount stories of thousands of years of civilization. Its architecture has been inspired by the Buddhist Mandala, a symbol of Buddhist culture that portrays the universe. On the third storey, the Buddhist Culture Museum houses a collection of Buddha relics such as bone and tongue relics, while the Sacred Light Hall on the fourth floor houses the temple's main attraction.

Entrance Fee: Free

Even though Singapore has a reputation for being one of the world's most expensive locations to visit, there are many free activities to do in the city, making it an ideal destination for budget travellers.

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