Gardens by the Bay
It’s beautiful, it’s huge, and best of all, it’s free! $5 per entry on the OCBC skywalk, the view up there is amazing!
Located in MacRitchie Reservoir, the trail to get to the treetops walk is approximately 10km long while the bridge itself it 250m long. Tip: bring your own snacks and lots of water! There are plenty of resting areas around the reservoir and if you’re lucky, you may even meet a few monkeys!
Another free attraction in Singapore but lesser known among tourists, the Southern Ridges covers 10 km of green, open spaces that connect Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, HortPark, Kent Ridge Park and Labrador Nature Reserve. Bring your own food and set up a little picnic on the Henderson Waves!
Newly opened to the public in 2015, the Coney Island is an untouched piece of land just off Punggol waterway. There is a small beach (not suitable for sun-tanning though) and a lonely cow living on the island; if you get bored staring at the beautiful trees, maybe you and your lover can play a game of “Spot the brown cow”. If you’re lazy to walk the whole 4km of the island, you may rent a bicycle along the punggol waterway before heading in to Coney Island.
Yet another free attraction in Singapore, Botanic Gardens is more than 150 years old and spans 183 acres. A favourite haunt for expats living in the area, the park is also a great spot for jogging enthusiasts. Or you may lay on the grass under the shade of the trees while reading a book or enjoy listening to the sounds of nature. Bring your insect repellant if you want it to be more romantic!
Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
Another prime viewing spot for Singapore’s famous skyline, the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre holds free performances every weekend night. Pop over for an impromptu concert or just enjoy the night lights along the Singapore River. You can even ask your date for a dance if the music prompts you to! Hellooooo love birds.
Newly opened in November 2015, the National Gallery is a work of art through the ages. What was once Singapore’s old Supreme Court is now a beautifully preserved building with multiple galleries showing Southeast Asian art pieces! Free entry for all Singaporeans and PR, pay a visit with your other half and don’t forget to enjoy the view of the padang from the roof garden.
Cycle from East Coast Park to Marina Bay Sands
Did you know that you could cycle from ECP to Marina Bay Sands? Well of course, Singapore’s so small it’s no surprise that it’s easy to travel from one coast to the other by bicycle! It’s also a scenic route so you can stop for as many Instagram worthy pictures as you like!
Marina Bay Sands water and light show
If you’ve never been to the water and light show at Marina Bay Sands before, then it’s worth going there at least once. Open to the public, the water and light show happens twice every weekday night and three times every weekend night. It’s pretty cool to watch a short film being projected onto the water fountain and makes for a romantic atmosphere as well!
Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve
How many Singaporeans can say they’ve actually been here? Even Sir David Attenborough has done a wildlife documentary here! It’s time to appreciate the little bits of Singapore, which are still untouched by the concrete jungle. Free guided tours are held every weekend and are available in English and Mandarin, all you need to do is register on the nParks website!
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