singapore free events activities next week 1aug 7aug 2022

Free Stuff To Do In Singapore Next Week – 1 AUG – 7 AUG

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 1 August 2022 to 7 August 2022.

Monday – 1 August 2022

Alyssa Lie

Description: Explore the concept of love with homegrown singer-songwriter Alyssa Lie, as she takes you on a journey inspired by her own stories and experiences while navigating dating and relationships as a young adult in 21st century Singapore.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1845 – 1915 | 1945 – 2015

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Tuesday – 2 August 2022

Thecolorfractal

Description: To celebrate the start of many upcoming releases from a new body of work, thecolorfractal will perform an acoustic set of songs—both old and new—at the Esplanade Concourse. Still deeply rooted in the singer-songwriter tradition, he incorporates elements of soul, funk, and jazz to create a fresh sound that is uniquely him.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1845 – 1915 | 1945 – 2015

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Wednesday – 3 August 2022

Erika Poh

Description: Catch the Singapore premiere of Erika Poh’s solo artist EP Teens In My Twenties, which conveys the coming-of-age experience into thoughtful pop tunes.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1845 – 1915 | 1945 – 2015

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Thursday – 4 August 2022

Breakfast for Dinner

Description: Partake in a deep-dive into a comforting experience of warmth and solace with oolfs in Breakfast for Dinner which showcases a curated mix of classic Malay hits, popular covers and oolfs’ very own handwritten songs.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1845 – 1915 | 1945 – 2015

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Friday – 5 August 2022

Misha x The Strawberry Lumps

Description: Join Misha x The Strawberry Lumps (Mishaalini, Calvin, Alim and Grace) for an evening of music that reflects on the highs and lows of relationships along with other human experiences. They will be performing a number of Misha’s originals and a selection of covers that exude the combination of silky clarity and heavy head-bopping grooves.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1845 – 1915 | 1945 – 2015

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Mathilda & The Motherfunky’s Show

Description: Catch ex-Singapore Idol finalist Mathilda D’Silva and her band Mathilda & the Motherfunkys as they perform originals and covers by some of our celebrated Singaporean artists and emerging young performers. Known for their funky twists on cover songs, this will be a journey through Mathilda’s favourite local music entitled Singapura Siren.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

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

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Guided Tour of Smart Nation CityScape!

Description: This 45-minute guided tour of the Smart Nation CityScape exhibition will take you through Singapore’s digitalisation journey from the 1960s to the present. Smart Nation Ambassadors will share the inside stories of how and why apps came about, and how various digitalisation initiatives have made work, life and play better.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: The URA Centre Atrium

Time: 1100 – 1145 | 1230 – 1315

Booking Requirement: Yes

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.

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

REGISTRATION will open on 29 Jul 2022 at 10am and will close on 3 Aug 2022 at 12 noon or earlier depending on the availability of tickets.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: The URA Centre Atrium

Time: 0930 – 1130

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Saturday – 6 August 2022

I Am Brother Hand

Description: Decide which contestant you want to win as you see their backstories and the song they present live in front of you! All completely made up on the spot. Excited? So are we!

Category: Music Improv

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1600 – 1645 | 1730 – 1815 | 1900 – 1945

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Craft A Snack Workshop by WahSoSimple

Description: It is the quintessential Singapore snacks that make our heart smile. Come and make them together with us this pre-national day weekend.

This is a drop-in workshop and the activity will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Category: Workshop

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1600 – 1900

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

We Are Each Other’s Stories, We Are Each Other’s Second Chances

Description: We Are Each Other’s Stories, We Are Each Other’s Second Chances is presented by Esplanade and performed by the Yellow Ribbon PAC Alumni and Intune Music. This performance features songs from the Yellow Ribbon Songwriting Competition, jointly organised by the Composers and Authors Society of Singapore (COMPASS) and Yellow Ribbon Project.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1845 – 1915 | 2015 – 2045 | 2145 – 2215

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Balik “Kompang!”

Description: Join Open Score Project as they bring audiences on a trail around the sites of Esplanade with music! Participate in the ensemble’s showcase of the kompang in procession-style, as they celebrate the diversity of Singapore’s multicultural society!

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Forecourt Garden

Time: 1645 – 1715 | 1815 – 1845

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Singapore! A Musical Celebration

Description: Celebrate Singapore’s rich and diverse music heritage with the Singapore Wind Symphony. Under the baton of Music Director Joost Flach and Assistant Conductor Daniel Yiau, the ensemble will present their renditions of popular songs such as Home, Rasa Sayang, Munnaeru Vaalibaa, and more.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concert Hall

Time: 1400 – 1500 | 1730 – 1830

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

SCO Music Oasis Concert: Our SG, Our Music

Description: Join Singapore Chinese Orchestra this August as we celebrate the Nation’s birthday! Under the baton of Associate Conductor Moses Gay, immerse yourself in a breath-taking concoction of perpetual blooms and uniquely Singapore tunes such as Liang Wern Fook Medley, Singai Naadu, and National Day Medley. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Flower Field, come donned in your best red and white for the jubilant celebration of all things Singapore – composers, songs, spirit, and you! This concert is supported by MCCY, NAC, Tote Board and Temasek Foundation.

Category: Music

Location: Flower Field Hall

Time: 1400 – 1445 | 1530 – 1615

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Wet Season (热带雨)

Description: Wet Season follows the plight of Ling, a Chinese language teacher, whose marriage and school life are fraying apart because she is unable to bear a child. But an unlikely friendship with a student helps her reaffirm her identity as a woman.

Free, for Esplanade&Me members only. Membership is free.

Full movie is also available on YouTube.

Category: Film

Location: Esplanade Annexe Studio

Time: 1500 – 1730 | 2000 – 2230

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

Healing Garden Tour

Description: The Healing Garden showcases over 400 varieties of plants used medicinally. It is laid out thematically relating to component parts of the body such as head, respiratory and reproductive systems. Spread over 2.5 hectares, this garden is designed as a tranquil retreat with medical plants traditionally used in Southeast Asia as the main focus.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens

Time: 0900 – 1000 | 1000 – 1100

Booking Requirement: Registration is required 15 minutes before the tour at the Visitor Centre, Nassim Gate.

Further Details: Website

Plants, Glorious Plants!

Description: Among many things, humans need food and shelter to survive. Plants have been grown as food crops for thousands of years. Let’s learn about plants that we consume daily including yummy fruits and vegetables in this special tour. Examine and recognise the value of plants and identify some common plant produce. Nutritious fruits and vegetables keep us healthy and strong!

Suitable for children 5 – 12 years old

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens

Time: 1000 – 1045 | 1100 – 1145

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: 1000 – 1045 | 1100 – 1145

Drongo Bird Learns A Lesson

Description: The Drongo Bird has a glossy black coat with 2 beautiful long tails.  No wonder he is proud and makes fun of other animals.  One day, he learns a lesson of humility from an unlikely animal, a snail. Learn about these animals through an interactive storytelling session.

Suitable for children 5 – 12 years old

Category: Storytelling

Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens

Time: 1000 – 1030 | 1100 – 1130

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: 1000 – 1030 | 1100 – 1130

Leaf Printing

Description: Calling all budding artists! Join us in the Gardens to create some beautiful botanical prints. Children will be encouraged to observe different leaf shapes and patterns. They will also create a beautiful work of art using a leaf specimen of their choice.

Suitable for children 5 – 12 years old

Category: Workshop

Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens

Time: 1000 – 1030 | 1130 – 1200 | 1430 – 1500 | 1600 – 1630

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: 1000 – 1030 | 1130 – 1200 | 1430 – 1500 | 1600 – 1630

Highlights of 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: 1630 – 1800

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Neighbourhood of Tomorrow

Description: Let’s play our part for sustainability and protect the Earth!

Neighbourhood of Tomorrow is a collaborative installation project that brings together children from the community to work hand-in-hand to dream up what their future neighbourhood holds.

Suitable for children from 3 – 6. Parent accompaniment is required.

Category: Workshop

Location: Queenstown Public Library

Time: 1100 – 1145 | 1200 – 1245 | 1300 – 1345 | 1400 – 1445 | 1500 – 1545 | 1600 – 1645

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Save Smart with Smiley

Description: Learn how to save smart, identify the difference between “Needs” and “Wants,” and develop healthy spending habits.

For 11 – 12 years old.

Category: Music

Location: Jurong Regional Library

Time: 1100 – 1200

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Sunday – 7 August 2022

Who Are You?

Description: After 18 years of working as a domestic helper in Singapore, Lisa wants more from life. She seeks help from Sam, the playful but kind-hearted boy who grew up under her care. Meanwhile, her best friend Mirah receives unexpected news from home which sends her into a life-changing dilemma, forcing her to negotiate with her reticent employer Susan. Migrant brother Hassan forms an unlikely friendship with Singaporean rebel Amanda, and begins to discover what he has been needing all along.

Category: Theatre

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1600 – 1640 | 1730 – 1810 | 1900 – 1940

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Let The Rhythm Unite!

Description: Drum Prodigy Singapore (DPSG) is a social enterprise centre for inclusive arts education and wellness. Its music academy consists of students both with and without disabilities. Along with teaching artists, they perform world music genres—African, Cuban, Latin, and samba.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1915 – 2000 | 2045 – 2130

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Balik “Kompang!”

Description: Join Open Score Project as they bring audiences on a trail around the sites of Esplanade with music! Participate in the ensemble’s showcase of the kompang in procession-style, as they celebrate the diversity of Singapore’s multicultural society!

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Forecourt Garden

Time: 1645 – 1715 | 1815 – 1845

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

A Yellow Bird

Description: After serving eight years in jail, Siva is released back into a world outside bars. He has to grapple with his minority status and the fractures he created within his family. With a mother who rejected him, and a society that offers no respite, Siva roams the streets as a vagabond. He befriends Chen Chen, a Chinese prostitute who connects with him through their shared desperation. When Siva discovers a terrible truth, he plunges into a liminal zone between death and redemption.

Esplanade&Me membership required. It is free to apply.

Category: Film

Location: Esplanade Annexe Studio

Time: 1400 – 1630 | 1900 – 2130

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Craft A Snack Workshop by WahSoSimple

Description: It is the quintessential Singapore snacks that make our heart smile. Come and make them together with us this pre-national day weekend.

This is a drop-in workshop and the activity will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Category: Workshop

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1600 – 1900

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

Kitchen Garden

Description: Embark on a sensory trail to discover different types of herbs and spices and find out their common uses. Learn fascinating facts and enjoy interesting stories about lemon grass, fragrant pandan and many more. Pick up gardening tips to grow your favourite plants for your very own kitchen garden. Discover the joy of gardening at the Singapore Botanic Gardens!

Suitable for children 5 – 12 years old

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens

Time: 1530 – 1600 | 1630 – 1700

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: 1530 – 1600 | 1630 – 1700 

Tote Bag Design

Description: Beauty is everywhere in nature! Let’s take a closer look at some of the leaves we see every day. What patterns can you create with the different parts of a leaf? In collaboration with National Library Board, come learn more about the anatomy of a leaf and create your own tote bags with leave prints!

Suitable for children 4 – 6 years old

Category: Workshop

Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens

Time: 1200 – 1300 | 1600 – 1700

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: 1200 – 1300 | 1600 – 1700

Plastic in the Ocean: A Sustainable Learning Workshop

Description: Kids will learn about different marine habitats in Singapore and the interesting animals that live in them. We will learn how plastic debris impacts wildlife. At the end of this session, there will be activities to understand why plastic entanglement is a problem for wildlife, and how plastic ends up in their stomachs.

This programme is suitable for those aged 7 to 12.

Category: Talk

Location: Jurong Regional Library

Time: 1330 – 1430

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Non-Specific Date Activities

Singapore Botanic Gardens Heritage Festival 2022

Description: This year’s edition of the Singapore Botanic Gardens Heritage Festival is held in conjunction with the Singapore Garden Festival (SGF).

From 30 July to 9 August 2022, the Gardens will bring you through a heritage journey with activities such as concerts, guided tours, DIY trails and virtual activities! Join us in fun-filled programmes curated to celebrate the Gardens’ rich heritage.

Category: Festival

Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens

Date: 30 July 2022 – 9 August 2022

Booking Requirement: Yes for some activities

Further Details: Website

OBJECTIFS CINEMA: NOW SHOWING

Description: Welcome to Objectifs Cinema: Now Showing, a celebration of the richness and diversity of Southeast Asian short films. It is an exhibition that hopes to gather film lovers of all backgrounds through screenings, talks, sharing sessions, and a film memorabilia showcase. It aims to set the stage for deeper discussions and a broader understanding of short films from the region.

  1. Alternative Voices | 14 July – 27 July
  2. Southeast Asia Now | 28 July – 10 August
  3. Experimental Shorts | 11 August – 24 August
  4. Shorts From Film Schools | 25 August – 2 September
  5. Shorts From Film Schools | 3 September – 11 September

Category: Film

Location: 155 Middle Road, Singapore 188977

Date: 14 July 2022 – 11 September 2022

Booking Requirement: Probably 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

Singapore Maritime Trail 2 – Our Progress

Description: Discover Singapore’s rich maritime stories through the Singapore Maritime Trails!

Category: Guided Tour

Location: HarbourFront Centre

Date: 13 August 2022, 10 September 2022

Time: 0900 – 1130

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

Imaging Paradise

Description: Come ponder the past, present and future of what a modern utopia means to local filmmakers, and how one can better understand, appreciate and preserve our collective memory through film this August in celebration of National Day.

Free tickets available for selected movies

Category: Film

Location: ArtScience Museum

Date: 1 August 2022 – 8 September 2022

Time: Various Timings

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

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

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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