Sentosa island is one of the most interesting places in Singapore, but it is also one of the most pricey places. If you want stretch your budget before your pockets are “burnt”, you may want to find out what are the FREE and interesting things and places in Sentosa. Yes, FREE.
If you bring your pinic basket along, you can enjoy an interesting day on Sentosa absolutely FREE ! if you want to travel light, there are foodcourts in Sentosa that offers budget-friendly food and beverages.
Free Sentosa Admission
From now till 31 December 2015, you can stroll into Sentosa for FREE via the Sentosa Boardwalk near Vivo City (Usual admission fee $1). Sentosa Boardwalk is the only garden-themed boardwalk in South-East Asia. Thus, not only you can save a dollar, you can also enjoy 5 featured tropical landscapes that are indigenous to Singapore in your short walk to Sentosa.
As for those who drive or take a taxi, you will enjoy FREE entry only after 5pm on weekdays excluding Public Holidays (Usual admission fees from $2 – $7).
Free Transportation Islandwide
Once in Sentosa, you can travel for FREE. So, don’t drive and you do not have to worry about car park charges ! (Usual public carpark charges at Beach Station from $3 – $5 for first 4 hours and $1-$2 per hour thereafter, $1- $2 per entry after 5pm and Resort World Sentosa Carpark charges at $7-$8 for first hour, $2-$4 per hour thereafter, $6-$8 per entry after 7pm, Max $28 per 24hours)
Board on Sentosa Express (Monorail), Beach Tram, Buses. They are all Free of charge.
Southernmost Tip of Asia @ Palawan Beach
The small islet, described as the Southernmost Point of Continental Asia, is connected to Asia via one-lane suspension bridge to Sentosa which is linked to mainland Singapore, and further linked to Peninsular Malaysia and Asia.
Explore the islet and climb to the top of 4-storey timber viewing towers to get 360 degrees pananormic scenery at the southernmost tip of Asia.
Animal & Birds Encounters @ Palawan Amphitheatre
Nimble monkeys, amazing reptiles and colourful parrots all get in on the act!
For latest showtime schedule, click here. http://www.sentosa.com.sg/en/attractions/beaches/animal-bird-encounters/
Meet the Biggest Merlion in the World @ Merlion Plaza
There are seven Official Merlion statues in Singapore. The Biggest of all and possibly the Biggest Merlion in the whole world is at the heart centre of Sentosa, standing at a towering 37 metres. You can pose with it and snap a postcard picture for FREE.
Catch the World Largest Pair of Animatronic Cranes @ Water Front
Crane Dance is a MUST-WATCH 15-minutes musical performance using the world largest pair of animatronic cranes. A love story of two mechanical cranes beginning from courtship to final transformation into real birds. Be awed by the multimedia spectacle of lights, sounds and water effects. For all Fireworks lovers, your jaws will drop at the end of the grand finale ! Daily 9pm at WaterFront, Resort World Sentosa. Free Admission. Open-Air First-Come-First-Serve Free Seating.
“Swim” in Lake of Dreams @ Festive Walk
Lake of Dreams is another 15min musical extravaganza displaying a breathtaking choreography of fire, water and light by designed by four-time Emmy award-winner Jeremy Railton. Daily 9.30pm
Play @ Siloso Beach, Palawan Beach & Tanjong Beach
You can go beach-hopping from the hippest Siloso Beach to family-friendly Palawan Beach to tranquil Tanjong Beach. You can jog along the 3.2 km paved connector or take the free beach tram to travel from one beach to another.
Find out all about the day and night activities at http://www.sentosa.com.sg/en/beaches/
Enjoy Cold Water Oasis @near Wings of Time
With tropical weather and hot sun, the water in your bottle and body will “evaporate” faster than you think. A cool oasis ( cool water fountain machine ) can be found near Wings of Time. One of the best place to hydrate yourself and topup your empty water bottle. FREE
Tuck in @ Cheapest Food Courts
If you bring along your pinic basket, sandwich box or food takeaways, you can enjoy Sentosa absolutely FREE. However, chances are that you may run out of body fuel and need FOOD recharge. The Next Best Thing to Free is Low Cost. Here you go…..
Other than McDonalds, there are two food courts in Sentosa that offers budget-friendly foodfare. Although the prices in these foodcourts are higher than those in foodcourts on mainland Singapore, they are relatively cheaper compared to other food places in Sentosa. At these two foodcourts, you can still find food within the range of $5+ to $6+ whereas most other food places will set you back by a double digit figure per order.