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

I will be highlighting events and activities to do in Singapore next week that are absolutely free. We do not have to spend money to enjoy ourselves.  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 May 2022 to 22 May 2022.

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Monday – 16 May 2022

Rock Weekend: Ten & Rocking

Description: Celebrating their 10th Anniversary as a band, Rock Rosettes is excited to roll out popular cover hits from the ‘70s to the ‘90s. In conjunction with Songs We Grew Up With, you can expect familiar tunes from Led Zeppelin, Guns & Roses to Queen, in Rock Rosettes’ rock flavour.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1830 – 1915 | 2000 – 2045

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

What’s the Problem Janny?

Description: Longtime pals, Raizel on vocals and Junheng on guitar perform popular cover hits as well as some of their original tunes.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1845 – 1915 | 1945 – 2015

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Tuesday – 17 May 2022

Bring Back The Old Songs

Description: Bring Back The Old Songs reminds us of the good old days, when life was a little simpler. Tunes popularised by Nat King Cole, Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Elvis, Burt Bacharach, BJ Thomas, Bee Gees and even Barry Manilow and others, will be featured.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1845 – 1915 | 1945 – 2015

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Growing Up

Description: NPStrings is back with a bang!! Tune in to the sounds of electrifying music while also enjoying familiar favorites!

Category: Music

Location: Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Time: 1900 – 2000

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Wednesday – 18 May 2022

The Staircase Duo

Description: Time travel with The Staircase Duo as they bring you back to the early 2000’s and beyond with the songs they grew up with. From Disney classics to Britney circa 2001, reminisce your childhood in this feel-good acoustic set.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1845 – 1915 | 1945 – 2015

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Evolvere

Description: The past 2 years have been difficult for NPCB. Despite that, we have not given up hope but pushed ourselves to become better musicians. We have undergone many changes as a united band, overcoming all odds together as one. Come along with us as we conquer dragons and beasts through our music and set off on a new journey!

Category: Music

Location: Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Time: 1900 – 1930

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Thursday – 19 May 2022

Fyrdauz Macbeth

Description: Muhammad Firdaus (better known as Fyrdauz Macbeth), is a local singer- songwriter who often busks at the streets of Orchard. Catch him for an amazing evening of songs ranging from the 1980’s to the early 2000’s.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time:  1845 – 1915 | 1945 – 2015

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

HS Spring Strings Concert

Description: This is a Singapore American School production, presented by the HS Music program.

Join us as our high school strings students play in the first full-size, full-capacity concert since COVID started. We will also be honouring our departing seniors as they join us on stage one last time.

Category: Music

Location: Singapore American School

Time: 1900

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Friday – 20 May 2022

Songs from Local Dramas

Description: Resident instructors of Lee Wei Song School of Music proudly present songs written by Lee Wei Song and Lee Si Song for local television dramas.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1845 – 1915 | 1945 – 2015

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Hillary Francis with The Singapeace Band

Description: An evening of great hits from singers and groups of the ‘60s & ‘70s such as Gypsy Kings, Jimmy Cliff, Herman’s Hermits & more!

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1830 – 1915 | 2000 – 2045 | 2130 – 2215

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Arts Fiesta 2022: NPSAG

Description: Diversions talks about one having to face different life choices. Is it because of his ex-girlfriend or her best friend that made their relationship go downhill? What will a mother do if her daughter is pregnant, and the boyfriend disappears? What are the secrets hidden behind these complex relationships?

Category: Drama

Location: Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Time: 1900 – 2000

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

HS Spring Band Concert

Description: This is a Singapore American School production, presented by the HS Music program.

Join us as our high school band students play in the first full-size, full-capacity concert since COVID started. We will also be honouring our departing seniors as they join us on stage one last time.

Category: Music

Location: Singapore American School

Time: 1900

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Saturday – 21 May 2022

“SKOOL” Songs 我们那些年上学听的歌

Description: A throwback to English and Mandopop hits of the ‘90s and 2000s with Yong Gene. Performing with the talented Evan Liao on guitar and Oribelle Chai on piano, look forward to an evening of ballads, pop and R&B songs from well-known artists such as Celine Dion, Alicia Keys, Na-Ying, A-mei, Jay Chou and more!

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1745 – 1815 | 1845 – 1915 | 1945 – 2015

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Rock & Blues

Description: Get ready for an evening of rock and blues classics from the ‘60s to ‘90s with John Lye (vocals/guitars) and his trio comprising Brandon Tan (drums), Reginald Khoo (bass) and special guest Calin Wong of MICappella (vocals/keys).  Make a date to rock out to some of their favourite classics through the years ranging from the immortal Jimi Hendrix to the likes of Toto, Bon Jovi,  Journey, Goo Goo Dolls, John Mayer and more.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1830 – 1915 | 2000 – 2045 | 2100 – 2145

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Fort Siloso Day Tour

Description: Come and explore the fortified military structures and tunnels with our passionate guides, as they journey with you back in time with stories of yesteryears. Conclude your tour at the newly revamped Surrender Chambers, where you will be guided through six interactive zones, from the Japanese invasion till their eventual surrender at the end of WWII.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Fort Siloso Skywalk Lobby

Time: 1500 – 1630

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Change Starts With You

Description: Through self-discovery, find out how Farhan transcends from the chrysalis of adolescence after getting lost in an abyss of influence.

Category: Drama

Location: Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Time: 1300 – 1330

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Gardeners’ Day Out – Edibles Discovery Tour

Description: Excite your taste buds as we discover the various edibles that can be grown in your backyard and balcony spaces. Learn about heirloom edibles used in cooking and sustainable gardening practices.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: HortPark, Visitor Services Centre

Time: 0900 – 1000

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Gardeners’ Day Out – 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, Visitor Services Centre

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.

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

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Gallop Extension

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

GDO Edible Garden Planning in Urban Space

Description: Hesitant to grow your own edibles due to a lack of space? In Singapore where many of us live in high rise apartments, this is not an uncommon challenge.

If you are wondering how to overcome the limitations of space, this talk is for you!

Category: Talk

Location: HortPark, MPH

Time: 0930 – 1030

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

What’s in my mud?

Description: Join us for an interesting guided walk featuring our lesser known creatures of the mudflats in Sungei Buloh.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Wetland Centre

Time: 0930 – 1100

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Gillman Barracks Art & History Tour

Description: Uncover exciting contemporary art whilst getting an introduction into the history of Gillman Barracks. An opportunity to appreciate artworks by established and emerging local and international artists, learn about their practices, techniques and what inspires them.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Gillman Barracks

Time: 1600 – 1730

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Sunday – 22 May 2022

Back In Our Day

Description: Let Musubi bring you through the top of the Oricon charts, all the way from the ‘’70s to the early 2000s!

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1830 – 1915 | 2000 – 2045

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Peter Diaz

Description: Take a trip down memory lane with veteran musician Peter Diaz as he pays homage to the music and musicians from the ‘60s to the ‘’80s such as Elton John, Sting and The Beatles.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1745 – 1815 | 1845 – 1915 | 1945 – 2015

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

More Than Clothes

Description: Give your old clothes a new life! Join us in turning old clothes into something useful and learn about the environmental impact of fashion.

Category: Arts & Crafts

Location: Choa Chu Kang Public Library

Time: 1600 – 1800

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Non-Specific Date Activities

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

Building a Rooftop Farm in the Sky!

Description: Get your hands dirty, build some muscles, meet some new like-minded people while building a rooftop community farm from scratch!

Category: Volunteer

Location: Beauty World Centre

Date: Saturdays & Sundays In May 2022

Time: 0700 – 1230 | 1530 – 1930

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Nian Hua: Of Deities, Guardians and Auspicious Art

Description: Nian Hua: Of Deities, Guardians and Auspicious Art is a collaboration with the Chongqing China Three Gorges Museum and showcases new year prints produced in China from the Qing dynasty to the 1980s. A close examination of the iconography of these prints, which are deeply rooted in popular beliefs and folk customs, provides insights into the rarely-documented attitudes and values of the common people in China.

Free guided tours are available. Check with the front desk.

Category: Exhibition

Location: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Date: 21 Jan 2022 – 25 Sep 2022

Time: 1000 – 1700

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Guided Tours for The Forest and Its Soul

Description: Join a Guided Tour to explore the exhibition, as well as an exclusive look into STPI’s Creative Workshop. Guided Tours of the gallery and creative workshop is conducted by volunteer docents from Friends of the Museum.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: STPI Creative Workshop and Gallery

Date: 21 April 2022 – 20 May 2022

Time: 1130 – 1215 | 1400 – 1445 | 1800 – 1845

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Change the Present, Save the Oceans

Description: Learn about how Singapore has been working to mitigate the effects of urbanization and climate change, and how everyone has a part to play in building ocean resilience.

Closed on every last Tuesday of the month, except on Public Holidays – the closure day will then take place on the next working day

Category: Exhibition

Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens, CDL Green Gallery

Date: 12 April 2022 – 14 August 2022

Time: 0900 – 1800

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Arts@HortPark – City in Nature Photo Exhibition

Description: A follow-up to last year’s “City in Nature” photography exhibition that featured the works of four professional photographers, this edition showcases forty works by aspiring youth photographers from secondary and tertiary education institutions across Singapore.

Category: Art

Location: HortPark, Exhibition Gallery

Date: 12 March 2022 – 12 June 2022

Time: 0600 – 2300

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Mythology RElooked

Description: Venture into the mystical realm of Chinese mythology through an interactive and immersive art experience in Mythology RElooked! Get your phones ready as you gear up to experience more than 20 art installations and works by local artists through immersive technologies such as augmented reality (AR) and digital reactive media. Are you ready to meet various mythological characters and relive their epic stories in unique and exciting ways?

Category: Exhibition

Location: SCCC Concourse, Level

Date: 14 May 2022 – 31 July 2022

Time: 1000 – 2000

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Life is Sweet: Ang Ku Kueh Girl Exhibition

Description: These illustrations were inspired by Wang Shijia’s reflections on life’s joys and struggles. But don’t mistake Ang Ku Kueh Girl for her creator! Ang Ku Kueh Girl is determined, persistent and a thankful optimist; Shijia aspires to be like her!

Many of these illustrations have been published before. They have since been updated with new details and colours. Shijia also added traditional Chinese motifs to convey her well wishes for visitors.

There are also other free exhibitions and events available at SCCC that you can check out here.

Category: Exhibition

Location: SCCC Auditorium Foyer, Level 9 and 10

Date: 7 January 2021 – 30 June 2022

Time: 0900 – 2200

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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