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Sentosa has been branding itself as the “The State of Fun”. Without a doubt, there’s really so much fun we can have on this small island. But all locals know that due to the touristy nature of the island, almost any type of ‘fun’ in Sentosa comes with an expensive price tag. No wonder there’s an inside joke that Sentosa stands for – So Expensive Nothing To See Also.

SG50 has brought about many promotional packages and discounts in Sentosa, but now in 2016, some of us might be trying to siam (avoid) Sentosa again because it’s bo hua (not worth it).

So today, be surprised by the amount of absolutely free things you can do in Sentosa for an entire day of fun!

1. Enjoying the scenic sea view at Sentosa Boardwalk 

There are a few ways to enter Sentosa but definitely the cheapest way would be by foot via the boardwalk. This 670m long boardwalk is sheltered all the way, plus there are travelators along the way so you can just hop on and simply enjoy the amazing sea view.

The best part about the boardwalk? There are so many Instagram-worthy spots – both day and night!

Remember not to miss the sunset on the way out, because why in the world would you want to miss out on a view like this?

DiscoverSG Tip: This is one of the best place in Singapore to catch a panoramic sunset view. You can even enjoy the small firework display for the 8pm Crane Dance at the RWS WaterFront from the viewing platform!

Opening Hours:
Daily – All day
*Free entry till 31st Dec 2016

2. Soak in the buzzing atmosphere at Sentosa’s Boardwalk Bazaar

Every weekend there will be a bazaar held along the boardwalk where you can find some unique handcrafted goods or steal some great deals!

Maybe a chance for you to grab a selfie stick before heading into Sentosa!

Opening Hours:
Saturdays – 4pm to 11.30pm
Sundays – 2pm to 9.30pm

3. Take a billion photos at the Fort Siloso Skywalk

We all know the Henderson Waves and MacRitchie TreeTop Walk, but one of the super underrated, lesser known Skywalks in Singapore is the Fort Siloso Skywalk. This is the newest addition to Singapore’s skywalk block and the tallest one yet!

Standing at 11 storeys high, this elevated bridge offers amazing scenic views of the Western Sentosa as well as Mount Faber and Keppel Harbour. History lovers can also learn much about the defence by the British Army in the 19th Century Singapore at sheltered rest points. If you aren’t a fan of history, I’m sure the thrill of being this high up will satisfy your ‘wanderlusting’ spirit.

And the thing is you can post photos with an overseas geotag on Instagram. Shhhh go ahead we won’t tell! 

Opening Hours:
Daily – All day
*The Skywalk is access via lift or stairs. The lift operates from 9am – 7pm.

4. Step into your history and social studies textbooks with the Fort Siloso Tour

If enjoy learning about history, this is definitely not to be missed!

Fort Siloso is one of most historically rich places in Singapore and it has the nation’s largest display of World War II relics with coastal guns, tunnels, photographs, films, life-sized replicas and exhibits. What’s more is that there will be free Fort Siloso Guided Tours on Fridays, Weekends and Public Holidays!

Image credit: Budget Hotels
Image credit: Budget Hotels

DiscoverSG Tip: If you are not visiting on those days, you can always explore the entire place at your own pace! 🙂

Opening Hours:
Fort Siloso Free Guided Tours are available on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.
Timing for the guided tours: 12.40pm and 3.40pm

5. Stand at the Southernmost tip of Asia

Enjoy an uninterrupted view of the South China Sea by crossing the suspension bridge to the Southernmost Point of Continental Asia and climbing up one of the two viewing towers to experience the strong and cool sea breeze.

DiscoverSG Tip: Whip out those cameras because the suspension bridge seems like a potential spot to take some hipster backshot or even a #followmeto shot with your bae, no?

Opening Hours:
Daily – All day

6. Watch the fireworks for free! 

Do you know that you can watch a free fireworks display every night in Sentosa?

The Crane Show is a beautiful, magical love story with amazing lights, sounds and water effects at the Waterfront of Resorts World Sentosa. Bring along your loved ones for the best experience! Because what’s better than being able to enjoy a beautiful story with them?

And remember to stay till the end for a short yet mesmerising fireworks display!

Image credit: In Park Magazine
Image credit: In Park Magazine

DiscoverSG Tip: Do go about 15-30 mins earlier on weekends to get the best seats in the house as it can be quite crowded! The show can also be viewed from the Sentosa Boardwalk and Vivo City.

Opening Hours:
8pm on most days
Check the showtimes and schedule here

7. Start a impromptu beach volleyball showdown at Siloso Beach

Siloso beach is known for their variety of recreational activities by the beach and of course, where you can find some of the hottest hunks and bikini babes 😉

Okay that aside, one of the free yet most fun beach activity is beach volleyball.

Drag your friends down for a game or simply just join people who are already playing on these courts!

Image credit: Photojournalist
Image credit: Photojournalist

DiscoverSG Tip: The courts are on a free-come-first-serve basis so head down early to chope one. If not, join some of those friendly groups playing and you might even get to meet some new friends!

Opening Hours:
Daily – All Day

8. Discovering the abandoned pre-war remnants at the summit of Mount Imbiah

Most of us would have already know about Fort Siloso but what about Mount Imbiah? Mount Imbiah houses the British pre-war gun emplacement and you can get there from Imbiah station. And according to Sentosa’s website, they claim that this lookout point promises “some fabulous sea views of the Western Anchorage”!

Image credit: Tripadvisor
Image credit: Tripadvisor

I don’t know about you but how about holding the next Sentosa Spookcular here?

DiscoverSG Tip: If you are feeling brave as hell, why not try going for an adventure here at night? 😉

Opening Hours:
Daily – All Day

9. Dreaming about the filthy rich lifestyle at Quayside Isle

Want to get a glimpse of the rich and glamorous life?

Head down to Quayside Isle in Sentosa Cove for a walk and dream about owning one of those yachts docked at the bay. And it’s definitely somewhere to bring your date to.

Well, at least we can dream right?

Opening Hours:
Daily – All Day

10. Bring the kids to interact with animals and birds

The ‘Animals and Birds Encounter’ at Palawan is something for the kids since most of the free activities are targeted at adults.

It’s a short but entertaining education show where you can get up close with the animals and even pet them!

Also, there will be many photo-taking opportunities so you don’t need to go to the zoo to do so.

Opening Hours:
Daily – Different Showtimes from 2pm to 5.30pm
Check the Showtimes here

So, are you convinced that Sentosa can be “The State of Free Fun” now? 🙂