singapore free events activities next week 16jan 22jan 2023

Free Stuff To Do In Singapore Next Week – 16 JAN – 22 JAN

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 16 January 2023 to 22 January 2023.

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Monday – 16 January 2023

jupiterkid & friends

Description: Bringing you a mix of both old and new originals, jupiterkid will play a special set comprising unique acoustic arrangements. Joining him for the second set is friend and songstress Lauren Ong!

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1900 – 1940

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Tuesday – 17 January 2023

jupiterkid & friends

Description: Bringing you a mix of both old and new originals, jupiterkid will play a special set comprising unique acoustic arrangements. Joining him for the second set is friend and songstress Lauren Ong!

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1900 – 1940

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Wednesday – 18 January 2023

Kitty Purrnaz

Description: Join Kitty Purrnaz for a soulful night of original music and covers! Be charmed by the chanteuse as she brings you pop, R&B and soulful tunes.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1900 – 1940

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Kampong Gelam; A Day of Geocaching

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

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Sultan Gate

Time: 1030 – 1200

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Thursday – 19 January 2023

Kitty Purrnaz

Description: Join Kitty Purrnaz for a soulful night of original music and covers! Be charmed by the chanteuse as she brings you pop, R&B and soulful tunes.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1900 – 1940

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Friday – 20 January 2023

New Songs & Old Tunes

Description: Spend a quiet Friday night listening to old tunes turned into new pieces, and actual new songs written and produced by Likie Low! Alongside SCO Ruan musician Jonathan Rao and YST Undergraduate pianist Soh Weiqi, join us for a soothing ride with this instrumental twist.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1900 – 1930 | 2000 – 2030

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Namie & The Waves

Description: Seasoned performers Namie & The Waves present their highly anticipated debut EP, chock full of smooth nu-jazz melodies.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1845 – 1930 | 2015 – 2100

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

TGIF Music Station

Description: Get in the festive season mood and celebrate Chinese New Year 兔gether with SCCC! Gather your friends and loved ones for a celebratory night with live musical performance featuring the Ah Boys To Men duo – Maxi Lim and Noah Yap,  Ah Girls Go Army cast Veracia Yong, Shirli Ling, Charlene Huang, Belle Chua and Juliet Hor along with local talent Leon Ho and Taiwanese artiste Hao Hao.

Category: Music

Location: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

Time: 2000 – 2100

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Saturday – 21 January 2023

Absence!

Description: Get ready for Absence! as they bring you a night brimming with alternative pop hits. Expect covers of the likes of indie pop band Valley and retro-pop duo joan, as well as some of the band’s own original compositions.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1800 – 1830 | 1900 – 1930 | 2000 – 2030

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Let’s Hang Tonight!

Description: Spend your Chinese New Year Eve with xena and her friends as they bring you her soulful and groove-filled originals alongside songs from her favourite local artists.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1845 – 1930 | 2015 – 2100 | 2145 – 2230

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Kampong Gelam: People and Places

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

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Sultan Gate

Time: 1030 – 1200

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

The Great Race

Description: Celebrate the Chinese New Year with a story about how the animals earned its place in the Chinese zodiac by taking part in the Great Race! Discover who will come first to win the ultimate prize, and find out why the Cat will never forgive his friend, Rat in this folktale that has been passed from generation to generation.

This programme is recommended for children aged 10 and below, with a parent accompanying them.

Category: Storytelling

Location: library@harbourfront

Time: 1400 – 1445

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Rain Forest Tour

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.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens

Time: 0900 – 1000

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

Further Details: Website

Sunday – 22 January 2023

We All Sin Different

Description: Find common ground with Ki Zikry as he brings you an alluring set of his original music, spanning across genres from pop to R&B.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1800 – 1830 | 1900 – 1930

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

A Rocking Good Time by Rockistry ft Jatt Ali

Description: Get a blast from the past with Rockistry as they reimagine the music of Uriah Heep, Deep Purple,Bad Company, Rainbow and more from the wonderful era of rock and roll.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1845 – 1930 | 2015 – 2100

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Non-Specific Date Activities

River Hongbao 2023

Description: Join River Hongbao’s new bunny mascots Prosperity (福儿) and Longevity (寿儿) for an amazing Chinese New Year experience at Gardens by the Bay. Enjoy glowing lantern displays, stage performances and carnival games, and learn about the evolution of greeting cards and Chinese motifs at an exhibition.

Adding to the festive celebration are virtual activities, including an adorable bunny mascot AR filter on Tiktok that mimics your actions, a live Feng Shui show on Facebook, and online contests with prizes to be won.

Please note that the lanterns will be switched off daily after operating hours.

Category: Festival

Location: Supertree Grove

Date: 20 January 2023 – 1830 – 2230

21 January 2023 – 1830 – 0015

22 January 2023 – 28 January 2023 – 1430 – 2230

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Singapore Art Week 2023

Description: Singapore Art Week 2023 is a ten-day celebration of the arts from 6 to 15 January 2023 that is jam-packed with art installations, performances and programmes. Many art festivals like Light to Night 2023 and Aliwal Urban Art Festival 2023 also coincide with this period to provide a greater variety of experiences.

Category: Festival

Location: Various locations

Date: 6 January 2023 – 15 January 2023

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website | My Article

Uncommon Market Vegetables

Description: Come visit this exhibition and learn about some uncommon vegetables that you may or may not have heard about. Many of these can be found in Singapore’s wet markets and supermarkets, and are also planted on the grounds of the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Category: Exhibition

Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Centre for Ethnobotany

Date: 17 December 2022 – 18 June 2023

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Guided Tour of the Police Heritage Centre

Description: The Police Heritage Centre (PHC) welcomes visitors with a showcase of multifarious exhibits and multimedia displays that highlights the rich history of the Singapore Police Force (SPF) from the colonial times till the present day. Immerse yourself in the challenges of early policing, the post-WWII period of secret societies resurgence and communist subversion, as well as learn how community policing has brought the police and community closer together to fight crime, making Singapore one of the safest countries in the world. The PHC also pays tribute to the heroism and sacrifice of police officers who have died in the line of duty to keep Singapore safe and secure.

When visiting, you may wish to set aside 1.5 hours for the guided tour and for some time to explore the Heritage Centre.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: New Phoenix Park, Police Headquarters

Date: Guided tours are offered from Tuesdays to Saturdays (Till February)

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

兔gether

Description: SCCC’s Roof Garden comes alive with a spectacular rabbit-themed art installation exhibition to welcome the Year of the Rabbit. Entitled 兔gether, the art installations created by local art and design studio Whisky and Foxtrot LLP, the mixed-media artwork presents a cast of characters from Chinese New Year mythology. These characters will showcase local Chinese New Year practices enjoyed together with family and friends.

Light Shows

Visitors can also look forward to special light shows with narration of the story of  Tu Zai’s journey home to celebrate Chinese New Year with his family and friends.

Light shows will be held on 7 Jan, 14 Jan, 28 Jan, 25 Feb and 25 Mar from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

Category: Exhibition

Location: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

Date: 18 December 2022 – 31 March 2023

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

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

Children’s Museum Singapore

Description: Let’s “Start With Wonder” at Children’s Museum Singapore. We are the first museum in Singapore dedicated to children 12 years old and below! We believe in sparking wonder and the power of play in a safe environment.

Adults are unable to visit without a child accompanying them.

Admission is free until 31 March 2023

Category: Museum

Location: Children’s Museum Singapore

Date: Till 31 March 2023 (Closed on Mondays)

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Pulp III: A Short Biography of the Banished Book

Description: Pulp III marks the midpoint of Rao’s ongoing decade-long project Pulp, which explores the history of book destruction and its impact on the futures of knowledge. The exhibition provides visitors the opportunity to engage with Rao’s work through daily screenings of her film, Talking Leaves, and a presentation of her book, Pulp III: An Intimate Inventory of the Banished Book, Volume III of V (Pulp Vol. III).

Filmed over five years in various locations including Venice and Singapore, Talking Leaves highlights the tales of those at the forefront of the effort to save books and libraries through personal confidences and elegiac reflections, as well as incendiary documentary and mytho-poetic languages.

Category: Exhibition

Location: ArtScience Museum

Date: 6 January 2023 – 24 January 2023

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Special Tours at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

Description: How did Chinese Singaporeans develop the habit of having kaya toast for breakfast, and what is kopi siudai? Why do Chinese Singaporeans lohei during Chinese New Year and observe Zhongyuan in the seventh lunar month? How did these habits and practices develop, and what are some other Chinese Singaporean customs? Join a tour specially curated for new citizens and non-Singaporeans to better appreciate the distinctiveness of Chinese Singaporean culture. Each session includes a guided tour and short discussion segment.

Tour is free. Suitable for those aged 15 and above. Each participant will also receive a complimentary bottle of Cooling Water from Three Legs brand.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Singapore Chinese Culture Centre

Date: 1st Saturday of every month of 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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