Where else for free rooftop view in Singapore?

All that recent top of the world stunts inspired copy cats around the world. The Galleries 5What about us ‘normal’ travellers? Where can one get free access to panoramic rooftop views? In Singapore that is. For those who had read our post about ION sky, that is one way. But did you know that it is also free to access the top of the old city hall for a rooftop experience too?

Gazetted now as part of the National Gallery, access to the exhibits may not be free (for foreign visitors anyway), but anyone is free to ‘roam’ about. And that includes the rooftop garden terrace and viewing platform.

City Hall Rooftop view1On a fine day you will look over the vast expanse that is the Padang, home to the country’s national day parades for many years before it was moved to other locations.

It was originally created as a cricket playing ground and club for the colonialists. Today it hosts a variety of sports and is a great vantage to watch the speeding F1 racers circle around the city race track. Good luck to those who think they can skip buying tickets and watch the race from the terrace though…and the night race might well cease after 2018…

Yet another free experience in Singapore. Try it!

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

10 thoughts on “Where else for free rooftop view in Singapore?”

    1. Honestly our street food – commonly called hawker centers is the way to go. You see, 40+ years ago the street stalls were ‘herded’ into specific zones where they can hawk their dishes. Hence hawkers…and over time the hygiene was managed and improved. Its not the same as a food court (usually shopping mall bound) but usually in the “heartlands” of the country – ie where local folks live (not the swanky downtown). Our little red dot is small, so while it sounds off the beaten track it ain’t so. Easy to find!

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