The easiest method to explore Singapore would be to do exactly what the locals do. You heard right, do things that are 'non-touristy'. I've compiled a list of places and things you can do in Singapore that are mostly free, other than a bottle of drink and transport fares. We do hope you will find them useful enjoy yourself!
1. Grab your 20 megapixel camera and head right down to Chinatown .... ok, ok, Two million pixel is equally as good. Take some pictures from the old shops as well as their almost 90 degrees staircases. If you like taking photos of seniors, there are lots of sitting around the wet market doing nothing.
2. Go to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve for biking or walk around and smell saving money. Bring a bottle of water and shades.
3. Take a ferry (cost only $2) to Pulau Ubin and explore the island. You may also rent a bicycle or worn out motocycle. Try going for a taxi if you can locate one, they are able to climb rough terrains better than jeeps. Explore a few of the Malay kampungs and prawn farms.
4. Visit the Changi Prison. It's free entrance for tourist and inmates. Visit the museum and chapel for many WW2 background and photos.
5. Visit the Siang Lim Si temple at Toa Payoh. Watch people get blessed. For that non-believers, you are able to count the number of deities inside ... it should occupy you for one hour.
6. Visit the New england Park for any swim and then satay-bee hoon in the hawker centre.
7. Have a train to Changi Airport. Buy two cups of coffee, look for a comfortable pillar in the departure hall viewing gallery, watch planes remove and ask yourself your reason for this is not on the plane heading for a vacation.
8. Have a map and walk through MacRitchie Reservoir.
9. Go Sim Lim Square and look for the latest laptops and hardware.
10. Go jogging from Kallang River to Benjamin Sheares Bridge.
11. Take a train in the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station. You are able to review to Malaysia and back in a day.
12. Try water skiing at Pungol.
13. Help make your own kite and fly them at the Marine South open field. Next, you'll have a delicious steamboat dinner in the many steamboat restaurant nearby.
14. Go to the Flea Market at Sungei Road. Some people called it the Thieves Market since most of the things sold there are not bought by the merchants.
15. Go cycling at the Sembawang Park. Quiet and nice even for fun on saturday. Cycle to the end and you can see some of the big ships refuelling.
16. Bring your own pit and barbeque along the Upper Pierce Reservoir. But if you feel oily, don't jump into the reservoir, you might find themselves in Point no. 4.
17. Go to the Tekka Market at Serangoon Road for any variety of fruits and vegetables. There's a stall selling among the best Bryani Chicken Rice I've ever tasted.
18. Go fishing at Pasir Ris Park.
19. Go to the Kinokuniya Bookstore.If your are dizzy after browing the library size bookstore, take a seat for a cup of tea in the cafe within the bookstore. If you feel like a bookworm on that day, then go to the Borders bookstore for a second helping.
20. Go to the Sungei Buloh Nature Park. Bring binoculars and do watching birds. After that, you can purchase some hydroponic vegetables home at the nearby farms.