singapore free events activities next week 14nov 20nov 2022

Free Stuff To Do In Singapore Next Week – 14 NOV – 20 NOV

Here is a list of free stuff to do in Singapore next week. Explore and experience events and activities that are budget-friendly. I will focus on physical activities as there are already many things to do online.

Please check the respective websites to check for the latest details and availability.

I am looking for sources of free events and activities, including volunteering, in Singapore. Do drop me an email at consumelesslife@gmail.com if you know of any of these free events and activities. Thanks!

For free stuff to do this week, check out last week’s post here.

Here is a list of free stuff to do in Singapore next week from 14 November 2022 to 20 November 2022.

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Monday – 14 November 2022

BEYOND BOLLYWOOD

Description: Put together by keyboardist and pianist David Raja, this live band comprises a group of friends who have had extensive experience performing in outdoor shows, recordings, and other events. On vocals, Hindustani music-trained Ria Dev and Anupama Murali take the stage, accompanied by Jatinder Singh on tabla.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1915 – 1945 | 2015 – 2045

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Tuesday – 15 November 2022

BEYOND BOLLYWOOD

Description: Put together by keyboardist and pianist David Raja, this live band comprises a group of friends who have had extensive experience performing in outdoor shows, recordings, and other events. On vocals, Hindustani music-trained Ria Dev and Anupama Murali take the stage, accompanied by Jatinder Singh on tabla.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1915 – 1945 | 2015 – 2045

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Wednesday – 16 November 2022

Aromatique Kampong Gelam

Description: Friends of the Museums together with the Malay Heritage Foundation walking tour of Kampong Gelam historic precinct.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Malay Heritage Centre

Time: 1030 – 1200

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Thursday – 17 November 2022

Concert Series: Divertimenti

Description: Directed by Lim Yau, Artistic Director of the NAFA School of Music, the NAFA Orchestra presents three contrasting divertimenti by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Stravinsky.

Category: Music

Location: Lee Foundation Theatre

Time: 1930 – 2045

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Friday – 18 November 2022

Roots & Reflections: Voices from the Margin

Description: Inspired by a conversation between two strangers, Roots & Reflections: Voices from the Margin explores vignettes of one’s identity through memories and encounters shared. Blending poetry, prose, music, visual arts and theatrical elements, this spoken word performance invites you on a journey of self-discovery and finding one’s voice.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1915 – 1945 | 2015 – 2045

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Festival Opening

Description: Watch Yaar Panj-aab Phangra kick off Kalaa Utsavam – Indian Festival of Arts 2022 with a lively Bhangra performance! Originating from the Punjab region in India, Bhangra originated as a folk dance that marked the arrival of the harvest season and has since evolved into a global phenomenon. This performance will be accompanied by exciting music created by dhol drums as well as short sets of lyrics known as boliyan, which have references to themes of love, devotion, strength and celebration.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1845 – 1900

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Chinatown Heritage Walks – Kreta Ayer Heritage Trail

Description: Experience Kreta Ayer, a predominantly Cantonese area in the 19th century, known for round-the-clock entertainment with a concentration of teahouses, opera theatres and brothels.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: The URA Centre Atrium

Time: 0930 – 1130

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Go Cashless with DBS PayLah

Description: In this session, learn how to make your everyday easier with the DBS PayLah! app. Whether you are paying your friends, buying groceries or paying for your bills and more, enjoy convenience and seamless every day services with PayLah!  This programme is suitable for those aged 50 and above.

Category: Workshop

Location: Jurong Regional Library

Time: 1400 – 1530

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Saturday – 19 November 2022

Celebrating Arts: an All-in-One Performance

Description: Arts have always been an integral part of life. In this presentation, AK Theatre will demonstrate how traditional folk arts are intertwined with everyday life, performed at important milestones and commemorative events in a person’s life. The performance features awe-inspiring traditional Marabhu arts forms that show the richness and aesthetic world of Tamil culture and tradition.

Category: Dance

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1200 – 1230 | 1330

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

TaalMenz

Description: Rooted in classical Carnatic and Hindustani music, the diverse repertoire of TaalMenz borrows widely from diverse influences: folk, Latin jazz, soul, the blues, Sufi qawwalis, Indian film music and devotional bhajans. The result is a contemporary fusion of soulful, captivating music. In this performance, TaalMenz presents their original arrangements of popular songs as well as brand new compositions in Tamil, Hindi, and other Indian languages.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1815 – 1845 | 1915 – 1945 | 2015 – 2045

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

FreedomFilmFest Singapore 2022

Description: FreedomFilmFest (FFF) Singapore will return in-person after two years of virtual screenings, with a two-day festival at The Projector at Golden Mile Towers on 19 and 20 November 2022.

Category: Film

Location: The Projector

Time: 1400 – 1800

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

My River Valley Heritage Tour

Description: My River Valley Heritage Tour explores the rich multicultural and multireligious landscape of the River Valley neighbourhood. This will take us through many shophouses, places of worship and other landmarks around the Singapore River. Our tour does not just focus on the great historical figures that gave rise to many of these places, but also on the everyday people and communities that breathe life into these places.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Fort Canning MRT Station

Time: 0830 – 1130

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

My Telok Blangah Heritage Tour

Description: My Telok Blangah heritage tour traces the 700-year history of Singapore as a prosperous port city at the southern tip of Peninsula Malaysia, from a trading emporium founded by the legendary Sang Nila Utama in 1299, to a pirate-infested free port established by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1819 and a modern metropolis in the 21st century.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Harbourfront MRT

Time: 0830 – 1130

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

MoneySense Annual Campaign 2022

Description: Learn how to prepare yourself for a comfortable retirement. Understand the basics of retirement planning and factors you need to consider when planning your retirement. Learn how to build your retirement fund through CPF and investing and protect you healthcare needs through insurance. Know how you can plan ahead with CPF nominations and the Lasting Power of Attorney.

Category: Talk

Location: Lifelong Learning Institute

Time: 1400 – 1730

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Becoming a Trash Hero

Description: Learn how we can care for the environment through an interactive session of storytelling, games and quizzes!

This is a parent-child programme suitable for children 5-7  years old.

Category: Games

Location:

Time: 1400 – 1500

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Bees and Butterflies Trail Tour

Description: Journey with us as we explore the relationship between these pollinators and plants in the garden and their significance. Gain a greater appreciation of Singapore’s rich diversity of bees and butterflies.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: HortPark

Time: 0900 – 1000

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Skyrise Greenery Tour

Description: Skyrise Greenery refers to rooftop and vertical greenery that are strategically used as a nature-based, sustainable solution to enhance the built environment, reduce energy use, attract biodiversity and extend greening efforts skywards.

Explore the green facades around HortPark and the revamped green roof at the HortCentre. Learn more about the social and ecological importance of skyrise greenery in our urban built environment.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: HortPark

Time: 0900 – 1000

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Tour of Gallop Extension

Description: Join us for a guided walk through the Gallop Extension of the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Visit the OCBC Arboretum and a section of the Mingxin Foundation Rambler’s Ridge.

The tour begins at the Visitor Centre at Gallop, and will take you through the OCBC Arboretum, viewing the dipterocarp collection. You will also experience the Mingxin Foundation Rambler’s Ridge, Forest Discovery Centre @ OCBC Arboretum and the Botanical Art Gallery.

Recommended for ages 6 and above. Please note that dogs are not allowed on this tour.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens

Time: 0900 – 1030

Booking Requirement: Registration is required 15 minutes prior on a first-come-first-served basis at Visitor Services @ Gallop.

Further Details: Website

Flower Talk – Phalaenopsis Orchids

Description: Join Mr Eric Seah from The Orchid Society of South East Asia as he shares the key factors when growing the Phalaenopsis orchids. He will also give tips on the ideal optimum environment for growing this orchid, which helped him produce award-winning Phalaenopsis.

Category: Talk

Location: HortPark

Time: 1000 – 1100

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Arts at HortPark – Botanical Art Exhibition

Description: If you can’t get enough of the exhibition ‘Making an Entrance’, join the artist, Loh Xiang Yun, as she leads you through the exhibition and shares more about her role as a scientific botanical illustrator and the process behind the pen-and-ink drawings.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: HortPark

Time: 1300 – 1345 | 1400 – 1445

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: 1300 – 1345 | 1400 – 1445

What’s in my water?

Description: Join us for an interesting morning walk getting to know the creatures and plants that lives in and around the water edges of Sungei Buloh.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Time: 0930 – 1100

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Sunday – 20 November 2022

Celebrating Arts: an All-in-One Performance

Description: Arts have always been an integral part of life. In this presentation, AK Theatre will demonstrate how traditional folk arts are intertwined with everyday life, performed at important milestones and commemorative events in a person’s life. The performance features awe-inspiring traditional Marabhu arts forms that show the richness and aesthetic world of Tamil culture and tradition.

Category: Dance

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1200 – 1230 | 1330

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Hexatonix

Description: Six passionate musicians from Singapore—Suma Balakrishna, Kirti Arora, Ramesh Narasimhan, Joash Edelstein Mohan, Karl Anish Luis and Danial Khaliq Bin Mohd Indra—are coming together as Hexatonix to bring you a memorable evening filled with amazing music from the Indian subcontinent. Get ready to be serenaded in Hindi, Tamil, Rajasthani, Punjabi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam and Konkani music in both folk and film styles.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1815 – 1845 | 1915 – 1945 | 2015 – 2045

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

FreedomFilmFest Singapore 2022

Description: FreedomFilmFest (FFF) Singapore will return in-person after two years of virtual screenings, with a two-day festival at The Projector at Golden Mile Towers on 19 and 20 November 2022.

Category: Film

Location: The Projector

Time: 1400 – 1800

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

My Holland Village Heritage Tour

Description: My Holland Village traces the evolution of Singapore’s first satellite town from a rubber plantation in the 1870s to a bustling military village in the 1930s and a renowned expatriate centre and tourist attraction in the 2000s.

Participants will hear a first-hand account of this transformation from colourful figures in Holland Village and Commonwealth.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Holland Village MRT Station

Time: 0830 – 1130

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Non-Specific Date Activities

Singapore Biennale 2022

Description: Singapore Biennale 2022 is here from 16 October 2022 to 19 March 2023 and will showcase art from a myriad of local and international artists at multiple locations around Singapore. The main location for the arts festival is ticketed and will be at 39 Tanjong Pagar Distripark with over 40 artists showing their art. Tickets are free for children aged 6 and below, persons with disabilities (PWD) and their caretakers, and local/locally-based students and teachers.

However, there are still plenty of free art installations to view at other locations. The amount of art at these free locations can be quite minimal so you should look for things to do and eat in the area besides just going there to view the art.

Category: Festival

Location: Various locations around Singapore

Date: 16 October 2022 – 19 March 2023

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website | My Article

RE•MIX 2K22

Description: RE•MIX 2K22 is a youth cultural festival presented by Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC), spanning over two weekends from 18 to 27 November 2022. RE•MIX 2K22 features a variety of onsite activities for visitors to experience Chinese Singaporean culture.

RE•MIX 2K22 includes programmes initiated by youths based on their interpretation of Chinese Singaporean culture in the festival line-up. The festival will include a variety of art exhibitions, along with an array of fun activities such as art exhibitions, street dance competitions, Escape Room game, music concerts, bazaar and more. All the events are free for all members of the public.

Category: Festival

Location: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

Date: 18 November 2022 – 27 November 2022

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Tea Without Borders: A multi-sensory tea experience with Fort Sanctuary

Description: Tea Without Borders is an invitation to reimagine tea experiences.

Tea is an important part of both Chinese and Indian cultures, having been cultivated in both civilisations from ancient to modern times. Today, China and India are the largest producers and consumers of tea in the world, each with the own unique traditional cultures with regards to tea.

Category: Exhibition

Location: Fort Sanctuary, #02-04, Esplanade Mall

Date: 18 November 2022 – 27 November 2022

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Paatti’s Tales (Grandma’s Tales)

Description: Deepavali is here and Paatti (Grandma) prepares her home for Deepavali with pretty lights and decorations. She gathers all the young guests and tells them the story of Naragasuran and how Deepavali became known as the festival of lights.

Performed by Rebekah Sangeetha Dorai for 18 – 20 Nov and Grace Kalaiselvi for 25 – 27 Nov.

Category: Storytelling

Location: PIP’s PLAYbox

Date: 18 November 2022 – 27 November 2022

Booking Requirement: Registration is required at PIP’s PLAYbox on a first-come-first-served basis.

Further Details: Website

True Truth by Sookoon Ang

Description: TRUE TRUTH by Sookoon Ang explores transcendental experiences through abstractions and minimalism. The center of the exhibition is a triptych video installation which breaks down a landscape of sky, forest and lake into 3 disjointed textures. Also within the same space is a series of ceramic sculptures passing off as abstract colour field paintings; each devoid of obvious subject matter. This new collection of artworks produced in different mediums seeks to represent enigmatic forms.

Category: Art

Location: Objectifs – Centre for Photography and Film

Date: 3 – 27 November 2022

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Doesn’t It Feel Like Christmas

Description: We’re decking the cinema halls this holiday season with 12 genres of Christmas films! From musicals to horror to animation to comedy, take a deep dive into the movies that make Christmas the most wonderful time of the year.

Come explore the secret movie sauce that films bring to the holidays and celebrate the happiest season of all with us at ArtScience Museum.

Free Movies

Frozen Sing-Along

The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Edward Scissorhands

Gremlins

Category: Film

Location: ArtScience Museum

Date: 5 November 2022 – 6 January 2023

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Singapore Sports Hub – Experience Sports Session

Description: Get ready for new exercise experiences with the refreshed Experience Sports Sessions! The daily free fitness programmes focus on five core aspects – Cardio, Endurance, Flexibility, Strength and Zen.

Join Experience Sports Sessions to work out and keep fit now! Participants are welcome to walk-in and join the free fitness programmes, slots are limited.

Highlights

  • Yoga
  • Tabata
  • HIIT
  • Zumba
  • Dancing

Visit the website for the latest schedule.

Category: Exercise

Location: Singapore Sports Hub

Date: Everyday

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

SCDF Fire Station Open House

Description: Visitors to our Fire Station can look forward to the following during the guided tour:

  • Introduction to the Open House;
  • Introduction to Emergency Vehicles and their capabilities;
  • Demo on donning the full protective gear;
  • Demo on using various equipment/appliances; and
  • Photo taking

Category: Exhibition

Location: Various Fire Stations

Date: Saturdays

Time: 0900 – 0950 | 1000 – 1050

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

If you have any free events or activities that you would like included or if there are any new sources of free activities, do drop me an email at consumelesslife@gmail.com.

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