Singapore might be small but there's no way you can run out of things to do in Singapore. From trekking Macritchie and Bukit Timah to chilling in a cafe at Kampong Glam, there's plenty of weekend activities for you to choose from. And this is especially so with Sentosa being so accessible and filled with fun, free things to do! Take a walk on the beach or explore Fort Siloso - here are 6 things you can do for free in Sentosa.
Free Things To Do In Sentosa
1. Fort Siloso
Sentosa isn't just about Universal Studios Singapore and Resorts World Sentosa! For something free and meaningful, trudge up Fort Siloso to learn more about Singapore's history! Any heritage buff is going to love what this hidden gem in Sentosa has to offer.
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Fort Siloso is the only preserved coastal fort remaining on Singapore, and houses Singapore's largest collection of WWII-era artifacts. Even if you're not a history buff, you'll definitely have fun exploring and climbing up on the different military structures and learning more about Singapore's past.
2. Fort Siloso Sky Walk
After that informational time at Fort Siloso, why not take a scenic walk at the Fort Siloso Skywalk? Test your acrophobia with this 11-storey high and 181-metres long bridge. Giving you a scenic view of Sentosa as you walk towards the fort, it's a great place to take beautiful pictures for your Instagram and enjoy the cooling winds that Sentosa has to offer. It's also a great place to spend the outdoors with your kids or your significant other ?
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3. Sentosa Nature Discovery
Located near Imbiah Station, the Sentosa Nature Discovery brings you through more than 30 of Sentosa's heritage trees and flowers. Nature lovers are sure to love this 1.8-kilometer trek through a rainforest. Be wowed by the birds, plants and insects of Sentosa, and learn along the way with interactive exhibits and sculptures! There's even a lookout point here for you to rest and take in scenic views.
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If you’re really observant, you may just spot the over 20 different species of birds and even other animals like geckos and squirrels. Bring your camera along to capture pictures of interesting plants, unique birds and gorgeous butterflies!
4. Hidden Beach @ Tanjung Rimau
East Coast Park can't beat this: an untouched beach with Singapore's nature landscapes, beautiful marine animals and amazing views, Tanjung Rimau is a hidden gem you're not going to want to miss out on. Just make sure not to touch the marine life if you're there! They like to be left alone ?
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Do note however, that visiting Tanjong Rimau requires quite a bit of planning. Not only do you have too make sure that you're wearing covered shoes that will protect your feet, you have to make sure that the tide is low and you're ready to trudge through water and mud!
If you're interested in exploring the area, sign up for Sentosa's free tour called theSiloso Headland Intertidal Programme!
5. Fort Serapung
Dating back to the year 1885, this fort stands quietly on Sentosa, a piece of history almost untouched. Short for the occasional explorer, of course.
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To get there might be a little bit of a walk, but it's definitely worth it. Once you reach Beach Station, pass Eton House and then see the Radar Dishes, you're then going to have to walk a good 10 minutes to visit the fort!
Check out Sentosa's website for updates for tours of Fort Serapung ?
6. Have A Picnic At The Beach
Last but not least, what's a visit to Sentosa without heading to its awesome beaches? Sentosa's famous beaches - Siloso, Palawan and Tanjong Beach - are Singaporeans' favourites for sun-tanning, having picnics, and overall just having a good time!
So if you're looking for something free and fun to do this weekend, Sentosa should definitely be in your list of options! Share this with your friends to have the time of your life exploring Sentosa ?