singapore free events activities next week 17oct 23oct 2022

Free Stuff To Do In Singapore Next Week – 17 OCT – 23 OCT

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 17 October 2022 to 23 October 2022.

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Monday – 17 October 2022

Wafiq X Ana

Description: Wafiq and Ana perform a mixture of ballads and pop songs from all ages that have made a comeback via social media. Some of the artists that they’ll be covering include fan favourites Billie Eilish, Justin Bieber and Harry Styles.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1900 – 1930 | 2000 – 2030

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Culture, Community and Collaboration: A Hip Hop Perspective with Nick Power

Description: To kick-off the event, Australian b-boy and choreographer Nick Power will share about his practice, where he expands on the vocabulary of street dance to create full-length contemporary works and foster intercultural dialogues and collaborations.

This talk is open to all by registration, and we particularly welcome street dance choreographers and dancers who wish to broaden their existing approaches to dance.

Category: Dance

Location: library@esplanade

Time: 1900 – 2030

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Tuesday – 18 October 2022

Wafiq X Ana

Description: Wafiq and Ana perform a mixture of ballads and pop songs from all ages that have made a comeback via social media. Some of the artists that they’ll be covering include fan favourites Billie Eilish, Justin Bieber and Harry Styles.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1900 – 1930 | 2000 – 2030

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Wednesday – 19 October 2022

Chelsea Cara

Description: Starting with the ‘80s, the duo will bring you songs like Just The Two Of Us by Grover Washington Jr and Running Up That Hill by Kate Bush, Don’t Start Now—a funky nu-disco chart-topper by Dua Lipa, Glimpse of Us—a heart wrenching tear-jerker by Joji and last but definitely not least, POV—a sweet, romantic ballad by Ariana Grande. Enjoy Chelsea serenading you with her lush and dynamic vocals along with Esther’s entrancing piano melodies.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1900 – 1930 | 2000 – 2030

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

The Martin Experience 2022

Description: Attendees can look forward to a Sitka spruce serenade by their favourite local artists, exclusive Martin insider insights and a first-hand experience of new 2022 Martin guitar models, in addition to the classics. And that’s not all — There will also be a giveaway where participants stand the chance to win exclusive Martin accessories, merchandise and even a brand new Martin guitar!

Admission is FREE by RSVP only. Limited seats available.

Category: Music

Location: *SCAPE – The Gallery

Time: 1900 – 2100

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Friendzone Out of Office → The Arts

Description: Do you work in the performing or visual arts? Are you passionate about creative expression?

You’re invited to Out of Office: The Arts! Come along to meet fellow creatives and share your experiences of the industry

You’re in for an evening of meaningful convos, new perspectives — and new pals! If you’re aged 18-30 and work in these sectors, join us for a good evening of meaningful convos with other young adults in your industry!

Bring a friend from the same industry along to the event and you each get a $10 voucher! More details available when you sign up

Category: Networking

Location: Lowercase @ LASALLE

Time: 2000 – 2200

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Kampong Gelam: Back To School

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 – 20 October 2022

Chelsea Cara

Description: Starting with the ‘80s, the duo will bring you songs like Just The Two Of Us by Grover Washington Jr and Running Up That Hill by Kate Bush, Don’t Start Now—a funky nu-disco chart-topper by Dua Lipa, Glimpse of Us—a heart wrenching tear-jerker by Joji and last but definitely not least, POV—a sweet, romantic ballad by Ariana Grande. Enjoy Chelsea serenading you with her lush and dynamic vocals along with Esther’s entrancing piano melodies.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1900 – 1930 | 2000 – 2030

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Sustainability in Food Innovation

Description: Did you know that Singapore imports over 90 per cent of its food supply?

Join us on 20 October and hear Innovate 360, The Soup Spoon, Chemistry and IPI Singapore share their experiences and opportunities in driving sustainability and innovation in their businesses, as well as leveraging design to understand users for innovation.

The speakers will convene in a concluding panel discussion and Q&A to discuss what role Singapore-based food companies can play to innovate business models to address the nation’s important issue on food security.

Category: Talk

Location: National Design Centre Auditorium

Time: 1500 – 1730

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Concert Series: Conflict and Conciliation

Description: Directed by Head of Winds Joost Flach, the NAFA Wind Orchestra presents a contrasting programme of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Concerto for Trombone and Military Band and Zdenek Jonak’s Kammer-Symphonie.

Category: Music

Location: Lee Foundation Theatre

Time: 1930 – 2030

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: Senja-Cashew Community Club

Time: 1000 – 1230

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Friday – 21 October 2022

Rasas 2022: Dances from Aceh

Description: Discover the rich culture of Asia’s traditional dances in the region with Rasas. This year, Rasas spotlights dance forms from two different regions of Indonesia—Bali and Aceh, presenting their diverse dance forms and cultural heritage.

Category: Dance

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1930 – 2000 | 2100 – 2130

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Chinatown Heritage Walks – Telok Ayer Heritage Trail

Description: Experience the oldest part of Chinatown, which is traditionally associated with the Hokkien and also the South Indian Muslim community, who settled along the original water front that ran along today’s Telok Ayer Street.

This is part of the series of monthly Chinatown tours conducted by URA’s volunteer guides from the Friends of the Museums.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: The URA Centre Atrium

Time: 0930 – 1130

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Lunch & Learn – Let’s Fight Inflation!

Description: We would like to invite you to our lunch and learn session to combat inflation.

With higher inflation and interest rates likely to persist, food prices are expected to double while interest rates have been on an upward trend#. How can you be financially confident in such a flactuated market? Moomoo SG invited several well-recognised guest speakers from financial industry to empower you to fight against inflation.

Come and enjoy the lunch and learn session in CBD every Friday from 30 Sep to 21 Oct. Let’s fight inflation together.

*Complimentary lunch buffet will be provided.

Category: Talk

Location: WeWork Battery Road

Time: 1200 – 1400

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Saturday – 22 October 2022

Rasas 2022: Dances from Aceh

Description: Discover the rich culture of Asia’s traditional dances in the region with Rasas. This year, Rasas spotlights dance forms from two different regions of Indonesia—Bali and Aceh, presenting their diverse dance forms and cultural heritage.

Category: Dance

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1800 – 1830 | 1930 – 2000 | 2100 – 2130

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Biodiversity Tour

Description: Come on down to Jurong Lake Gardens and learn about the rich biodiversity that you can find here! Breathe in the fresh air and listen to the delightful sounds of nature on a free guided walk.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Jurong Lake Gardens

Time: 0800 – 0900 | 0815 – 0915

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: 0800 – 0900 | 0815 – 0915

Heritage Tour

Description: For over 150 years, Singapore Botanic Gardens has been the birth place of South East Asia’s rubber and orchid industries. A walk through the re-developed Tanglin / Heritage Core of the Gardens will evoke memories of bygone days where ladies stroll through the Gardens with the parasols and long skirts. Highlights of the tour include the Bandstand, sculptures in the Gardens, the Heritage Trees, the Main Gate, the Saraca Stream Walk.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens

Time: 0900 – 1000

Booking Requirement: Registration is required (Visitor Services Desk, Tanglin Gate) 15min before the scheduled tour.

Further Details: Website

Learning Forest Tour

Description: The Learning Forest features a network of boardwalks and elevated walkways that allow visitors to explore habitats ranging from a freshwater forest wetland to a lowland rainforest.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens

Time: 0900 – 1000

Booking Requirement: Registration is required (Visitor Services Desk, Tyersall Gate) 15min before the scheduled tour.

Further Details: Website

Race Against Time – Science behind a Botanic Garden Tour

Description: This session introduces the research facilities at the Singapore Botanic Gardens such as the Library of Botany & Horticulture, Orchid & Micro-propagation laboratory and the Herbarium.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens

Time: 1000 – 1100

Booking Requirement: Registration is required (Visitor Services Desk, Tanglin Gate) 15min before the scheduled tour.

Further Details: Website

Combined Temples in Singapore: Histories and Contexts

Description: This public talk will discuss the Combined Temple as a new architectural hybrid whose resilience, twice moved (from Southern China and their original locales) had emerged despite state efforts to simplify religious landscapes. Distanced from their previous congregations and now competing with adjacent neighbours, they activated new spatial and programmatic strategies to address these new challenges.

Category: Talk

Location: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

Time: 1600 – 1800

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Dungeons & Dragons

Description: Heard of the world of Dungeons & Dragons (D&D)? Come by Choa Chu Kang Public Library for a taste of this legendary fantasy role-playing game, and find out why millions of players worldwide have stepped into the boots of mighty heroes (and sneaky antiheroes) to create their own stories.

The core of D&D is storytelling. You and your friends will tell a story together, guide your heroes through quests for treasure, battles with deadly foes, daring rescues, courtly intrigue, and much more.

New players are recommended to register for the programme via Eventbrite. Veteran players are welcome to join in advanced sessions directly through Warhorn.

This programme is recommended for those aged 13 and up.

Category: Games

Location: Choa Chu Kang Public Library – Programme Room 1 & 2

Time: 1300 – 1700

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

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

All About Food Waste

Description: Do you know that food waste not only pollutes the environment but also contributes to global warming? Find out all about food waste at this informative workshop, and learn how you can reduce and recycle food waste though fun hands-on activities. This programme is suitable for children 4-6 years old.

Category: Workshop

Location: Jurong West Public Library – Programme Zone

Time: 1030 – 1130

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Through the Lens: Nature along the Rail Corridor

Description: We might be familiar with Singapore’s urban landscape, but what many do not realise is that we also have an abundance of nature. One such nature spot to visit is the 24km-long Rail Corridor, where you will be able to see a variety of flora and fauna.

Come join the Nature Photographic Society, Singapore (NPSS) as they share popular trails frequented by nature photographers along the Rail Corridor. They will also present the types of photographic marvels that can be created while exploring the trails.

This programme/event is open to members of the National Library Board, Singapore and those who are aged 50 years and above.

Category: Talk

Location: Sembawang Public Library

Time: 1400 – 1530

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

My Tanglin Halt Heritage Tour

Description: Do you know that the first HDB flats, branch library and polyclinic are located in Queenstown?

My Tanglin Halt Heritage Tour traces the evolution of Queenstown as Singapore’s first satellite town. The tour visits landmarks such as the first HDB flats along Stirling Road, the former Malayan railways and black & white bungalows at Wessex estate.

Participants will hear first-hand accounts of the charming neighbourhood from long time residents in Tanglin Halt.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Queenstown MRT Station

Time: 0830 – 1130

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Sunday – 23 October 2022

In the Studio with Liu I-Ling and LASALLE College of the Arts

Description: The students of LASALLE College of the Arts will be working closely with Taiwanese dance artist Liu I-Ling. Drawing from both I-Ling’s and the students’ lived experience during the pandemic, the residency will reflect on their journeys through dance, and how their relationships with dance have changed over the years.

Category: Dance

Location: Esplanade Rehearsal Studio

Time: 1100 – 1145 | 1630 – 1715

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

In the Studio with Studio Wayne McGregor and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

Description: As part of the creative residency, the students of NAFA will have the opportunity to be in high-energy technique classes of multi-award winning British choreographer, Wayne McGregor, as well as be introduced to his creative practices by one of the dancers from Studio Wayne McGregor. Students will be creating new materials with the assistance of McGregor’s unique creative methods, tasks and exercises.

Category: Dance

Location: Esplanade Rehearsal Studio

Time: 1300 – 1345 | 1430 – 1515

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Rasas 2022: Dances from Aceh

Description: Discover the rich culture of Asia’s traditional dances in the region with Rasas. This year, Rasas spotlights dance forms from two different regions of Indonesia—Bali and Aceh, presenting their diverse dance forms and cultural heritage.

Category: Dance

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1530 – 1600 | 1700 – 1730 | 1830 – 1900

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Spanish Cultural Programmes – Flamenco sin Fronteras

Description: Catch Flamenco Sin Fronteras at the Gardens this October and experience this energetic, highly expressive Spanish dance form at its best!

Category: Dance

Location: Gardens by the Bay

Time: 1400 – 1500 | 1600 – 1700

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

My Redhill Heritage Tour

Description: Have you been to a Singapore Improvement Trust (SIT) flat?

Do you know that the Redhill MRT Station was supposed to be constructed at the present-day Bukit Merah Town Centre?

My Redhill Heritage Tour traces the legend of Bukit Merah from a hilly backwater to a modern HDB town. Participants will hear first-hand accounts of this transformation from residents in Bukit Merah.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Redhill MRT Station Exit B

Time: 1000 – 1200

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Non-Specific Date Activities

Fight The Deadliest Monster With Pedro

Description: Join Pedro the Sea Lion at HarbourFront Centre, Level 1 Atrium, from 10 – 30 October on a mission to take on plastic pollution that is harming his aquatic friends!

Complete missions to claim a ranger buddies pin.

Suitable for kids aged from 4 -10.

Category: Games

Location: Harbourfront Centre Atrium Level 1

Date: 10 – 30 October 2022

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

PRESS PLAY WITH FWD @ SUNTEC CITY

Description: On Friday and Saturday 21 and 22 October 2022, there will be a mini carnival from 11am to 7pm at Suntec City (outside Esplanade MRT Exit A). There is no fee or cost. Everything is complimentary!

Members of the public get to play fun games and stand to win vouchers, EZ-link cards, limited edition FWD gifts, and other attractive prizes. There will also be drinks and snacks, and photobooth to take photos with their loved ones.

Prominent hosts include Jeff Goh (Mediacorp YES 933 DJ), Yasminne Cheng (Mediacorp CLASS 95 DJ) and Charmain Tan (AHA Artiste).

Category: Games

Location: Suntec City (outside Esplanade MRT Exit A)

Date: 21 – 22 October 2022

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Singapore Botanic Gardens Guided Exhibition Tours

Description: Join our volunteer guides as they take you on an exhibition tour exploring the ins and outs of Singapore Botanic Gardens’ Centres, Museum and Gallery.

Our volunteer guides conduct different tours each weekend (held on Saturdays, except on the 1st and 5th Saturday of the month).

These exhibition tours are free so pick one and bring your family and friends for a fun and educational day out!

Note: Each tour is approximately one hour, on a first-come, first-served basis. No pets are allowed on these tours.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens

Date: 22 October 2022

Booking Requirement: No, but registration is required 15 minutes prior with limited slots.

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

Vacheron Constantin: Experience The Anatomy of Beauty

Description: Discover watchmaking art through Vacheron Constantin’s history, where the sense of Beauty is expressed through aesthetics matched only by its perfect technical arrangement.

Category: Art

Location: ArtScience Museum

Date: 16 October 2022 – 2 November 2022

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Farm in the Sky! + compost

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

Category: Environment

Location: Beauty World Centre

Date: Saturday and Sundays in October

Booking Requirement: Yes

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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