5 Free Things to Do this SG50

Ryan Ong

Ryan Ong

Last updated 04 August, 2015
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With SG50 comes a weekend that spans over 4 days! If you haven't planned what you're going to do, here are 5 things you can do--for S$0.

SG50 and those little red dots are everywhere, and this weekend we finally get to experience what all the hype is about.

The four-day weekend is almost upon us. For those who decided to stay in town and save money instead, here are some ideas on how to while the weekend for free:

1. Watch the Massive Fireworks Display at Marina Bay Area

With the SG50 National Day Parade fireworks being bigger and better with a whole lot more pyrotechnics (and lots of money up in the sky), you and your family are bound to be mesmerised by this display.

Of course it wouldn’t be the same watching it on television, so go on down to the Marina Bay area to find a good spot to camp at. Bring along a little picnic so you have something to nibble on while you wait.

2. Visit the Public Museums in Singapore

All thanks to SG50, the museums owned by the government in Singapore are open to the public for free from 7th to 10th August 2015. And if you can’t find a spot in the Marina Bay area, you can catch the National Day Parade and fireworks at the Asian Civilisations Museum.

Museums offering free admission over the weekend are:

    • Asian Civilisations Museum
    • National Museum of Singapore
    • Peranakan Museum
    • Singapore Philatelic Museum
    • Malay Heritage Centre
    • Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
    • Indian Heritage Centre
    • Reflections at Bukit Chandu
    • Play at TJ - Our Memories of Recreational Sites in Taman Jurong

3. Go on a Cable Car Ride

The Singapore cable Car Sky Network is free for all on 10th August, starting 8.45am to the last boarding at 9.30pm. It’s pretty safe to say that there would be snaking queues, but it’ll save you S$29 (or S$19 if you’re local) for a single ride. This, however, is only valid for rides from HarbourFront and Sentosa stations, including Merlion, Siloso Point and Imbiah Lookout.

To save even more, you can pack a picnic, stop off at Siloso Point and have lunch by the beach. Or check out the Sands of Time exhibit or Fort Siloso, since both attractions offer free admissions.

4. Try Out a New Sport

Ever tried stand-up paddling or hot hula? (Don’t worry, we’ve only learnt of these sports as well.) This Jubilee, you can. And at no costs, too.

ActiveSG is offering tryouts for 50 different sports from 7th to 10th August. Try your hand at water sports, core sports and fitness exercises. We dare you to take part in all 50 activities!

5. Learn Something Science-y at the Science Centre

Are you a Singapore citizen? You get free general admission to the Science Centre from 7th to 10th August 2015. On top of this, you can visit other attractions such as the “Human Body Experience” exhibition and “Interplay: Where Science Meets Art” exhibition too

This offer is on a first-come-first-serve basis. Go on down early, and remember to bring along an identification card to prove your nationality.


Ryan has been writing about finance for the last 10 years. He also has his fingers in a lot of other pies, having written for publications such as Men’s Health, Her World, Esquire, and Yahoo! Finance.


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