We’ve already listed upcoming events to consider doing this month, but if you’re looking for activities that are more student budget-friendly, look no further. Here are 8 activities to get busy with, at (almost) no cost at all!
Explore wall art
Exhausted typical influencer hotspots for your Instagram? Then spend a day out and about, discovering new hidden wall gems to appreciate and perhaps pose as your next #OOTD background, such as Ernest Zacharevic‘s ‘Jousting Painters’ above, found in the heart of the Joo Chiat district along Everitt Road. There’s plenty more in areas such as Tiong Bahru and Buona Vista so gather your buds and start discovering them all.
Get a snack from food samples
It’s hard to say no to food, especially when it’s free. So if you’ve got an appetite for a quick bite, you could head over to the nearest supermarket and nom on the food offerings at the random sample booths. Not only will you be able to delight your tastebuds FOC, you might even find a new favourite snack!
Catch a free movie
Pack a picnic mat along with you the next time you head out just in case you’d want to catch a movie under the stars – at no cost. MovieMob extends monthly opportunities to catch up on films you might have missed in cinemas, such as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them or Ah Boys To Men 3, all while snacking on free candy floss and popcorn while sitting on lush green fields. Moviemob changes its screening venue regularly, so do check out the new locations on their Facebook page! For other movie options, visit the new Our Tampines Hub for daily screenings of family-friendly flicks or Artscience Musuem’s ‘ArtScience on Screen‘ series for hipster short films, anime and documentary fare.
Become an artist
Getting your creative juices flowing at art studios might cause a dent in your wallet, but who’s to say you can’t DIY your own art project? Grab your art supplies (and maybe an easel if you’re really feeling it) and set up your own low-cost ‘studio’ outdoors! Places like the Singapore Botanic Gardens and Gardens by the Bay will be great for a start, but feel free to head out to any place that’ll get you inspired, and start working on that masterpiece.
Peddle through Singapore
With the arrival of Ofo, Mobike and other multiple shared bike options rolling their way into Singapore, seize the opportunity their low costs (from $0.50 a trip) offer and go peddle to the metal. Once you’ve locked down a bike, zip through the streets or take your cycling to designated tracks and breeze through the sights and sounds of the city. And with so many new developed bicycle routes around Singapore, there really isn’t an excuse to not explore the great outdoors.
Watch cool stuff in Sentosa
Credit: Resorts World Sentosa
Besides scenic boardwalks and historical landmarks, Sentosa plays host to lesser-known free shows that you can enjoy once the sun has set. Akin to multimedia shows of the past like Songs of the Sea, Resorts World Sentosa has since taken over with nightly shows to overload one’s senses – the Crane Dance (8PM) and Lake of Dreams (11PM). Both water shows don’t last very long, but they will surely end off your day on a magical note.
Try on costumes
Halloween might still be four months away, but that is no excuse to start planning your show-stopping outfit early. A quick search on Google will spring up a list of different costume stores around our island – situated anywhere from Far East Plaza to Toa Payoh. Grab your friends to have a laugh while trying on outrageous ensembles and mascot getups, just to see how ridiculous you would look. And when the time comes, you’ll be totally prepared!
We tend to stuff ourselves with café grub and street food so often, that we forget the importance of feeding others – animals, that is. Make a date to visit places like The Animal Resort Singapore, a zoo-alternative home to animals ranging from peacocks to horses. While admission is free, a pack of feed goes for only $1 and three packs at $2, making it a fun and affordable activity that will warm your hearts at the same time. There’s nothing like showing adorable animals some TLC!
What affordable or free activities do you have to recommend? Let us know in the comments below!