20 Fun Outing Ideas in Singapore Under SGD 20

20 Fun Outing Ideas in Singapore Under SGD 20

Running out of outing ideas when meeting up with your friends? Try these suggestions, each under SGD 20!

Stuck on the island this holiday because you’re (almost) broke? Don’t think that you can’t have a fun time just because you have no money. Here are 20 super fun things to in Singapore with your friends that will not break that piggy bank!

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1. Whizz around and explore Singapore on a Segway Minipro

There’s never been an easier way to get around hot and humid Singapore than on a Segway! It’s the perfect way to hang out with your friends anywhere you want, or zoom to multiple places around the city. Say goodbye to squeezing with the crowds on buses and trains, or splurging on a taxi. The Gogreen E-Mobility Lifestyle Hub, located right below Starbucks at The Fullerton Waterboat House, offers a plethora of options from bicycles to e-scooters and Segway Minipros.

Just take your pick and you can start exploring attractions nearby like The Esplanade, Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore Flyer, Helix Bridge and more! It’s incredibly fuss-free and easy to learn, all you need is 5 minutes. Awesome or what? You’ll have so much fun zooming past people with looks of envy on their faces, as you embrace the cool city breeze along the Marina Bay waterfront. Don’t forget to snap tons of videos and photos too! If you want a more detailed itinerary for the day, head over HERE to find out more~

2. Enjoy a panoramic view of Singapore from the Tiger Sky Tower

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Tired of looking at the same panoramic photos from ION and Marina Bay Sand’s observation deck? The Tiger Sky Tower, Asia’s tallest observatory tower, will give you a unique view across Singapore and Sentosa from 131 metres above sea level.

Cost: $18/adult; $10/child

3. Watch the Wonderful Light & Water show along Marina Bay Sands

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Take a walk along Marina Bay Sands and enjoy Southeast Asia’s largest light and water show! This spectacle comes to life as light, water and laser effects converge while a striking orchestral soundtrack plays. Also, be a true blue kiasu Singaporean and go there early for the best spot! (Also, did we mention that the show is free?!)

Cost: Free!


4. Listen to amazing performances at the Esplanade Bay

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On the Waterfront showcases performances of local artists throughout the year (and yes, these performances are free!). So all you music-lovers, be sure to come down to unwind and relax after a busy day at work.

Cost: Free!

5. Swim at a neighbourhood swimming complex

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With showy tourist attractions like Adventure Cove, the good old neighbourhood swimming complex is slowly being forgotten. But if you asked me to choose, I’d pick neighbourhood swimming complex over those famous attractions without hesitation.

Why? It is less crowded and I will have more time on the slides instead of wasting time queuing to get on the slide. On top of that, the entrance fee is way cheaper! Some of the best swimming complexes in Singapore include the Jurong & Sengkang Swimming Complex.

Cost: $1.50/adult; $0.80/child or senior citizen (Weekdays)
$2.00/adult; $1/child or senior citizen (Weekends)

6. Play board games at Mind Café

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Step down iPads, it’s time for some good ol’ board games fun! Mind Café is the perfect place to have a family night with friends and family over food and games. Select from classic games like Pictionary and Jenga to unique board games you haven’t even heard before! And at $2 per hour, the price cannot be beaten!

Cost: From $2/hour

7. Feel on top of the world at the Macritchie TreeTop walk

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The Macritchie Tree Top Walk has been very popular on my Instagram feed lately. To get there, you need to get through the Macritchie Tree Top trail, which can be a challenge (for the unfit at least!) but the view is worth it.

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For those who are not up for the challenge, you can enjoy a stroll along the park’s scenic reservoir instead!

Cost: Free!

8. Visit Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

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If you prefer staying on the ground instead of being in the treetops, visit the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve instead. Here, you will discover a plethora of flora and fauna that has made their home among the mangrove swamps.

Cost: Free!

9. Brave the Southern Ridges Walk

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This activity is only for those who love walking! The Southern Ridges Walk connects Mount Faber Park, Labrador Nature Reserve, Telok Blangah Hill Park, HortPark, and Kent Ridge Park into a 10 kilometres stretch of greenery! The Southern Ridges walk also provide the best spots to get a bird’s-eye view of Singapore’s city lights (though I recommend walking the whole stretch when there’s daylight).

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Be sure to walk through Henderson Waves (connecting Mount Faber Park to Telok Blangah Hill Park), a wave-like structure 36 metres above ground, making it the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore!

Cost: Free!

10. Shop at a flea market

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Flea markets are especially popular among youths in Singapore, with the most common weekly flea market at Scape. While you will need to select the right flea for your budget from the list here – not all of them have dirt cheap sales – you might just be on your way to a flea to snag more than 5 pieces of clothing for less than $20. I know for sure because I have done that before!

Cost: Challenge yourself to grab 5 pieces for <$20 too!

Also read: How to Do A True 3D2N Singapore Staycation for SGD200

11. Savour a meal at a hawker centre

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My idea of a perfect outing is simply catching up over lunch and dinner, and then going for desserts afterwards. So head down to the nearest hawker centre for your dosage of prata and teh tarik, then splurge on desserts afterwards.

Cost: > $5 for a meal

12. Cycle at Pulau Ubin

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The simplest and quickest way to escape from the city is a $2 bum boat ride away! Take a day off and tour Pulau Ubin on rented bikes – bike rental costs as low as $3. Pack some home-cooked food, a first-aid kit and your cycling gear, and you’re all set for a day off from the bustling city without burning a hole in your pocket.

Cost: From $3

13. Connect with Nature at Chek Jawa

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While you’re in Pulau Ubin, be sure to head to the south-eastern tip of the island for this 100-hectare wetlands. Chek Jawa is so rich in ecosystems, and it will totally be a waste to skip this area if you’re in Pulau Ubin. It’s best to be there during low tide, so be sure to refer to this tide table before visiting!

Cost: Free!

14. Explore a farm in Singapore

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It might be hard to believe, because they are a rare sight, but farms still exist in this tiny island. That said, they’re quietly tucked away in the more remote areas of the country, namely Kranji & Lim Chu Kang. So do pay them a visit! You can plan and customize your own trail here, go straight to Bollywood Veggies to enjoy 10 acre of nature or to Hay Dairies for a cup of goat milk!

Cost: Free!

15. Learn more about Singapore’s heritage

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If farm and nature is not your cup of tea, explore the modern side of Singapore and learn the stories behind our iconic streets and landmarks. You might never know what you’re going to uncover! The trails are conveniently put together by National Heritage Board and you can take a look at these trails on their website as well as through these downloadable apps!

Cost: Free!

16. Make a trip to the Singapore City Gallery

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Want to learn more about Singapore? Then skip those boring museums and go straight to the Singapore City Gallery. The Singapore City Gallery is the only gallery in the country that shows Singapore’s physical planning efforts in the past 50 years and is thus worth a trip down.

Cost: Free!

17. Spend a day jumping at AMPED

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Trampoline-jumping is said to be a good cardiovascular workout. which means that it will burn calories much faster and more efficiently than other forms of exercise. AMPED is one of the few trampoline parks in Singapore that will give you a chance to kill 2 birds with one stone – catch up and have fun with friends while still burning off that sinful meal you had the night before. Score!

Cost: From $12

18. Watch a movie under the stars

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Yes, you read that right, outdoor movies in Singapore. For free. Complete with popcorns and drinks! This outdoor movie concept is held near Marina Bay Sands, so you get to enjoy a movie with Singapore’s picturesque skyscrapers in the background. Screened movies can be voted on MovieMob’s Facebook page!

Cost: Free!

19. Put on your nerd glasses in Singapore Science Centre

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I’m very sure that the majority of you have visited this place as a primary school student. If you’re among them, why not visit the Science Centre again for a whole new experience?

Cost: Free for off-peak hours, from $6 for peak hours.

Also Read: 20 Reasons Why Travelling to Singapore is a Total Waste of Time

20. Watch airplanes take off in Changi Aviation Gallery

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Located at Terminal 3, this is the place to be to get the best view of planes taking off and landing. Although it is currently under renovation, once renovation is completed visitors can expect to learn more about aviation and the kind of airplanes that have flown through Changi Airport once it opens its doors in July 2015!

Cost: Free!

For more ideas, why not compete with your friends to complete these 25 challenges that every Singaporean should conquer?

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Sabrina Muhleseddin

An aspiring photojournalist who appreciates a cup of iced chai latte on most days. Introvert but adventurous, loves photographing landscapes of the environment and nature as well as portraits of people. Perfectionist who enjoys reading and writing travel and lifestyle-related articles.


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