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5 things you can experience for free in Singapore

Free Experiences in Singapore

Singapore has a reputation, perpetuated by news media outlets, for being one of the most expensive cities in the world to live in. But what if we told you it’s still possible to get a free lunch in this country? All you need to do is know where to look. Lucky for you, we’ve done the heavy lifting, and sussed out the best places for freebies galore. Here are five things you can do in Singapore for free, curated by PARKROYAL Picks, your personal travel insider.

1. Visit the Singapore Art Museum

Address: 71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555
Phone number: +65 65899580
Opening Hours: 10am to 7pm (Saturday to Thursday), 10am to 9pm (Friday)

Usually, a ticket to the Singapore Art Museum costs S$10 per person. But on Friday nights, from 6pm to 9pm, everyone (both residents and travellers) gets to enjoy free admission! Round your friends up for some culture-infused TGIF fun, and perhaps learn a thing or two about art appreciation at Singapore’s first art museum.

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2. Catch free movies at MovieMob

Address: Anywhere all over the country
Phone number: +65 62256536

There’s nothing like watching a beautifully crafted film on a massive screen that allows you to admire every detail of the picture. Rejoice, all you cinephiles! MovieMob, a Singapore-based outdoor cinema company, hosts free film screenings under the stars every fortnight. Every so often, they would organise old-school drive-in events as well. And unlike a traditional movie theatre, there’s no box office, and you don’t have to pay a single cent.

3. Volunteer at Willing Hearts

Address: 11 Jalan Ubi Block 6, #01-51 Chai Chee Community Hub, Singapore 409074
Phone number: +65 64765822 
Opening hours: 6am to 4pm (Daily)

You don’t need to part with your wallet to get involved with a bit of philanthropy. Willing Hearts is a great place to start. A soup kitchen run almost entirely by volunteers, it feeds more than 5,000 hungry mouths every day. Once you’ve experienced what it’s like to dedicate your day to brighten someone else’s without expecting anything in return, you’ll walk away knowing what it truly means to say, “the best things in life are free”.

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4. Explore a Fire Station

Address: 91 Ubi Avenue 4, Singapore 408827
Phone number: 1800 286 5555 
Opening hours: 9am to 11am (Saturday)

While you’re wrestling with a tight budget, these uniformed folks are wrestling with flames. If you’ve never seen the inside of a functioning fire station, here’s something new to try. Embark on a family outing unlike any other to a local fire station for a free hour-long tour of the site. Available at 14 branches around the island, the open house tour takes place every Saturday from 9am to 11am.

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5. Singapore Really Really Free Market

Address: Various locations in Singapore

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Here’s something a lot of people – even the local citizens – don’t know about. There’s a flea market in Singapore, where no money is exchanged. Visitors simply see what they like, grab them and go. Held once every two months, you’ll find anything and everything there – books, clothes, toys, appliances, compost, even a roadside spa service. If you feel too guilty to take anything for free, you can drop off a few things of your own at the market too.

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