singapore free events activities next week 19sep 25sep 2022

Free Stuff To Do In Singapore Next Week – 19 SEP – 25 SEP

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 19 September 2022 to 25 September 2022.

Singapore free stuff next week banner 19SEP 25SEP 2022

Monday – 19 September 2022

The Music of Ireland

Description: Gerry Cox, a singer and guitarist from Waterford, Ireland and James Chan, a Singaporean flute player, have been performing together regularly since meeting each other through the local pub music scene. Join them as they share with you the authentic sounds of the Irish musical tradition, bringing you lively dance tunes and songs passed down through the generations.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1900 – 1930 | 2000 – 2030

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Tuesday – 20 September 2022

Scottish Traditional Music

Description: Traditionally Speaking is an all-Singaporean trio consisting of Law Chi-Yan (smallpipes, whistles), Pamela Ng (bodhrán, flute) and Bryan Leong (guitar, keys). Join them for a fun evening of Scottish traditional music, featuring beautifully arranged Gaelic waltzes, old pipe jigs, as well as some snazzy modern reels.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1900 – 1930 | 2000 – 2030

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Wednesday – 21 September 2022

Folk music from the British Isles and Beyond

Description: Karl Taylor is a button accordion player who plays neo-folk music inspired by the Irish and British traditions. This concert will showcase a wide repertoire from across Europe, from foot-stomping Irish jigs, to intricate Scandinavian melodies. Having performed worldwide and with renowned artists, Karl has vast experience that’s hard to find.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1900 – 1930 | 2000 – 2030

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Sustainability Film Festival

Description: The Czech, French and Swedish Embassies in cooperation with the EU Delegation will be presenting the Sustainability Film Festival from 19 to 22 September. Featuring three films – “Zapotek”, “Bigger than Us” and “I am Greta” – the film festival aims to raise awareness on how each individual can contribute towards sustainable development and inspire responsible behaviour for climate action.

Category: Film

Location: Alliance Française

Time: 1830 – 2030

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 – 22 September 2022

Entre viento y cuerdas – Between wind and strings

Description: Rodrigo Parejo is an adventurous and multifaceted Spanish jazz flutist constantly in movement between Europe and Asia. He performs regularly in different international festivals and prestigious jazz clubs and theatres, across various scenes and genres such as jazz, world music, dance, wellness and experimental improvised music.

Together with well-established Singapore-based Spanish music artist, vocalist and guitarist Carlos Sendro, they will present an evening comprising a fresh, colourful repertoire of music inspired by the different sounds and rhythms of the Latin-American, Spanish jazz music and other creative sounds.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1900 – 1930 | 2000 – 2030

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Sustainability Film Festival

Description: The Czech, French and Swedish Embassies in cooperation with the EU Delegation will be presenting the Sustainability Film Festival from 19 to 22 September. Featuring three films – “Zapotek”, “Bigger than Us” and “I am Greta” – the film festival aims to raise awareness on how each individual can contribute towards sustainable development and inspire responsible behaviour for climate action.

Category: Film

Location: Alliance Française

Time: 1830 – 2030

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Friday – 23 September 2022

Samarpanam: An evening of Indian classical Carnatic music

Description: Siblings Shruthi and Swathi present a tribute to the legendary composers of Carnatic music, Sri Purandara Dasa, Saint Thyagaraja and Sri Muthuswami Dikshitar, followed by popular compositions of Mahakavi Subramania Bharathiyar.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1900 – 1930 | 2000 – 2030

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Latin Night: Ireson Latin Band and Friends

Description: Mexican pianist and composer Alina Ramirez and bassist, guitarist, composer and arranger Mario Lopez founded Ireson in 1991. Growing up surrounded by the tradition of Latin music, both have incorporated their formal classical training and knowledge of modern harmony to the music they play and compose. Since the project started, many international musicians have performed with Ireson, bringing its rhythms and energy to festivals, concerts and clubs.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1930 – 2015 | 2100 – 2145

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Discovery Walk around

Description: Join us for a leisure walk around the neighbourhood of Choa Chua Kang, led by our local residents!

This community-led trail is co-planned with two volunteers, who are experienced and passionate to kickstart a neighbourhood walk with adults/seniors. We hope to spread the love for walks through participants’ sharing and discoveries of interesting highlights, beautiful nature and delicious food as we aim to comb through different routes and corners of Choa Chu Kang.

Our trail stops include places between Choa Chu Kang Park, the PCN and the Teck Whye area. We will end our journey at one of the coffee shops in Teck Whye where we can “feast” and chat, and perhaps form new friendships. You may then leave from this last stop, if you wish.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Choa Chu Kang Public Library

Time: 0715 – 0900

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Best Fertilisers for Home-grown Edible Plants

Description: Like humans, plants require specific nutrients to grow well. This is especially important for edible plants that you grow at home, to ensure that what you are consuming is good for your body. As different plants may have different needs, join us to find out about the types of fertilisers that you can use to help your fruits and vegetables grow well at home.

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

Category: Workshop

Location: Queenstown Public Library

Time: 1300 – 1430

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Chinatown Heritage Walks – Tanjong Pagar Heritage Trail

Description: Experience Tanjong Pagar’s rich history and architectural gems.

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

Category: Guided Tour

Location: The URA Centre Atrium

Time: 0930 – 1130

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Saturday – 24 September 2022

Caribbean Soul

Description: French-born composer and singer-songwriter Andayoma continues to occupy a special place in Singapore’s music scene by leaving a mark through her Creole roots and Caribbean rhythms. She performs a selection of French Guianese songs, chansons and jazz standards—both original and reinterpreted—showcasing the musical rhythms of this African diaspora.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1700 – 1730 | 1800 – 1830 | 1900 – 1930

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

A Night in Cuba

Description: Enjoy a lively set filled with the music of Latin America! Havana Social Club presents a lively set with a wide range of genres, from salsa and bolero to bachata and samba. Look forward to dance songs that feature strong percussion beats and infectious melodies, as well as music from popular contemporary Latin artists and underground musicians.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1800 – 1845 | 1930 – 2015 | 2100 – 2145

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

In Conversation: And So The Conversations Continue…

Description: Join us for an honest, open, and insightful conversation between the writer-performers of Recalling Mother: Her Lines, My Lines, Claire Wong and Noorlinah Mohamed, and you, the audience, as we simply hold space to voice our thoughts and listen to each other.

Category: Theatre

Location: library@esplanade

Time: 1500 – 1630

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Library Open Stage: The Story of Korean Traditional Music

Description: Join Korean Gypsy band Sangjaru as they introduce the tradition of Korean music through storytelling, sharing the basic emotions that can be expressed through sound, as well as demonstrating instruments liked the bowed ajaeng and janggu drum.

Category: Music

Location: library@esplanade

Time: 1630 – 1800

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Let’s Walk, Singapore (FREE 5KM WALK @ PASIR RIS PARK)

Description: Join the Sunnystep community for a free 5km walkathon @ Pasir Ris Park!

Category: Exercise

Location: Pasir Ris Park

Time: 0900 – 1100

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

The Enchanted World Of English Pear & Freesia Event

Description: The world of English Pear & Freesia is coming to life, and we invite you to experience the dreamy scent-scape of our most loved scent. Join us to enjoy a day of styling your own flower posy and experimenting with watercolour painting. From us to you, a gift of fragrant surprise specially curated for your moments of indulgence.

The event is complimentary and attendees can drop by anytime between 11am to 7pm.

Category: Workshop

Location: SPRMRKT at Dempsey Hill

Time: 1100 – 1900

Booking Requirement: Yes

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: 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

Heritage on the Hill Tour

Description: Did you know that the history of Fort Canning dates back to the 14th century? Check out the ancient artefacts from the hill, and join us on a journey that highlights the changing faces of Fort Canning, from the ancient 14th century to the colonial 19th century and beyond!

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Fort Canning Park

Time: 0900 – 1100

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Storytelling with the Singapore Police Force

Description: Join our Police Officers from Woodlands Division for a special storytelling session about saving the earth and achieving environmental sustainability together!

This programme is intended for children aged 10 years and below.

Category: Storytelling

Location: Sembawang Public Library

Time: 1130 – 1200

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Living with Nature

Description: Join NParks for their Living with Nature sessions, featuring storytelling and craft!

This programme is intended for children 5-10 years old, with a parent accompanying each child.

Category: Storytelling

Location: library@harbourfront

Time: 1400 – 1430

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Ba-Dum, Ba-Dum, Our Heart and Pulse

Description: Place your hand on the left side of your chest. Do you feel a thumping in that spot? Have you ever wondered what is causing it? Why, that is the most important organ in your body – your heart! Come on down to Toa Payoh Public Library and learn exactly what makes your heart go pitter-patter and how to keep it beating happy and healthy.

This programme is suitable for children of 4-6 years and their parents

Category: Workshop

Location: Toa Payoh Public Library

Time: 1400 – 1500

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Loan & Investment Scams

Description: While there are many types of scams, they all share one thing in common – Scammers often offer false information or attractive deals to trick you into giving away your money or personal details. At this talk, meet police officers from Bedok Neighbourhood Police Centre and find out more about loan and investment scams. Spot the signs and protect yourself!

This programme is organised in collaboration with the Community Policing Unit from Bedok Neighbourhood Police Centre. It is suitable for those aged 50 and above.

Category: Talk

Location: Bedok Public Library

Time: 1100 – 1200

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

Time: 1000 – 1200

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

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, Visitor Centre

Time: 0930 – 1100

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

My Community Volunteer Recruitment

Description: Interested to be a tour guide of your own neighbourhood? Or co-design the upcoming My Queenstown Museum at Margaret Dr? Find out more now!

Category: Volunteer

Location: Stamford Court

Time: 1000 – 1200

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Flight and Fight: Biomimicry for Tweens

Description: How do animals in nature glide or fly? Learn about nature’s geometry, forms and adaptations that enable flight. Then, create a nature-inspired device of your own! Imagine a levelled-up paper plane from childhood hat should be able to carry a small weigh (or payload). Test how your device fares against other participants in an ultimate fight challenge.

Materials will be provided.

Recommended for ages 10 – 16.

Category: Workshop

Location: Bugis+

Time: 0930 – 1130

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Storytime with SPCA

Description: Join SPCA for a storytelling session. Learn fun facts about animals and find out ways you can help them!

Category: Storytelling

Location: Woodlands Regional Library

Time: 1400 – 1500

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Sunday – 25 September 2022

Festive German Traditional Music

Description: Five-piece ensemble, Oompah Beats, will perform a programme of Oktoberfest-style music and traditional Bavarian repertoire, dressed in full lederhosen and dirndl outfits. Prost!

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1700 – 1730 | 1800 – 1830 | 1900 – 1930

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Korean Gipsy Sangjaru

Description: Sangjaru is one of Korea’s most exciting folk fusions bands, combining the dynamism of Korean folk and traditional music with the catchy rhythms of gypsy swing and improvisation. The band name means “the sack in the box” in Korean and represents the band’s desire to inject new creativity within the framework of Korean traditional music: while a box has a fixed shape, the sack is fluid and its form changes according to its contents.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1800 – 1845 | 1930 – 2015

Booking Requirement: No

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: Woodlands Regional Library

Time: 1300 – 1500

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Civic District Tree Trail

Description: Join this tour that takes you through Singapore’s historic Civic District, where you will hear many interesting facts and stories about the trees found there.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Istana

Time: 0900 – 1030

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Fort Canning Heritage and Spice Gallery Tour

Description: Join us on a guided tour of the newly-opened Fort Canning Heritage Gallery, which traces the rich history of the hill and showcases the rare artefacts found here. This tour will also take you to the Spice Gallery, which looks at the history of spices and spice traders in Singapore, and is nestled in Singapore’s most diverse spice garden.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Fort Canning Centre

Time: 1400 – 1600

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Nam Hwa Blazes: The Art of Learning

Description: “Nam Hwa Blazes: The Art of Learning” will be a show of the shiny future stars in Teochew opera.  They may not be perfect, but they are glowing just as bright when they stand of the huge stage at Singapore Chinese Culture Centre, Auditorium, and giving their very best.

Category: Theatre

Location: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

Time: 1500

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Wondering with Books: Let’s Think About Emotions!

Description: Fear, joy, embarrassment, anger, sadness… we have so many emotions! What are emotions? What are the different ways we think about emotions? What is the relationship between our thoughts and our feelings? As Little Philosophers, let us discuss these big questions and more as we read about a rabbit’s exploration of his feelings. Along the way, we will have fun discussions to share our views and learn about one another’s perspectives!

This programme is suitable for children aged 7-13.

Category: Storytelling

Location: Jurong Regional Library

Time: 1030 – 1200

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Non-Specific Date Activities

Waves Of Change Festival 2022

Description: The Waves of Change Festival is an annual celebration of the big blue to inspire love, care and action for the ocean.

The 2022 edition features a variety of ocean-related exhibitions created by ocean lovers – from illuminating underwater photography by Singapore’s dive community and captivating short stories by local writers; to multimedia ocean art and entertaining films and discussions.

All events are free of charge and family-friendly. Due to limited seating, admission to workshops and talks will be ticketed and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Category: Festival

Location: ArtScience Museum

Date: 10 September 2022 – 9 October 2022

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website | Booking Page

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

Waves Of Change Festival 2022

Description: The Waves of Change Festival is an annual celebration of the big blue! Organised to inspire love, care and action for the ocean, the 2022 edition features a variety of ocean-related exhibitions created by ocean lovers – from illuminating underwater photography by Singapore’s dive community and captivating short stories by local writers; to multimedia ocean art and entertaining films and discussions.

Highlights

  • Films
  • Talks
  • Workshops

Category: Festival

Location: ArtScience Museum

Date: 10 September 2022 – 9 October 2022

Booking Requirement: Some yes, some no

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 July – 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

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

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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