singapore free events activities next week 21nov 27nov 2022

Free Stuff To Do In Singapore Next Week – 21 NOV – 27 NOV

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 21 November 2022 to 27 November 2022.

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Monday – 21 November 2022

A Journey of Dreams – Choral Showers

Description: Expect some the best choral repertoire by the Singapore Indian Orchestra and Choir (SIOC) as their team performs mellifluous choral presentations that blend the best of Indian classical and folk music with Western choral techniques. The repertoire will showcase the journey of migrants coming into Singapore, developing will power to survive, pushing forth Indian culture and Tamil language, living in harmony with nature and integrating racially into one Singapore.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1915 – 1945 | 2015 – 2045

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Jurong Lake Gardens December Holiday Programme (Shapes and Vocabulary)

Description: Join us on site at the Jurong Lake Gardens to find out more about the different varieties of leaves!  Then, join us in our craft session afterwards to make your own leaf art!

This session is curated for children aged 5 to 7.  Younger children (are also welcome to join with a guardian (who can help facilitate the programme).  Do indicate in the remarks section if your child will be accompanied by a guardian during the programme.

Category: Workshop

Location: Jurong Lake Gardens

Time: 0900 – 1000

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Tuesday – 22 November 2022

The Temple

Description: Join Bharathaa Arts as they explore their version of a traditional repertoire to encapsulate the richness of the art form through the lens of a devotee entering a temple, using Bharatanatyam and live music.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1915 – 1945 | 2015 – 2045

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Wednesday – 23 November 2022

Euphonic Masala

Description: Groove along to Euphonic Masala’s fun and soulful mash-ups of Bollywood songs along with a few original compositions.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1915 – 1945 | 2015 – 2045

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

See, hear, feel… Imagine!

Description: In this 75-minute workshop based on The House on Palmer Road, the author will share some techniques in writing vividly descriptive narratives. Participants will get to try their hand at it too, and be treated to a little storytelling.

This programme is suitable for children aged 9-12.

Category: Workshop

Location: library@harbourfront

Time: 1430 – 1545

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Thursday – 24 November 2022

Fusiosonic

Description: Fusiosonic is a band based in Singapore known for playing a wide range of songs, from well-known Tamil hits from films to popular musicals tracks. The band enjoys covering a range of popular hits and giving them their own little twist by fusing them with other genres.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1915 – 1945 | 2015 – 2045

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Friday – 25 November 2022

Venuganam: Melodies on the Flute

Description: Flautist Kartik presents an evening of melody on the venu, the Carnatic bamboo flute, with compositions of Patnam Subramanya Iyer, Muthuswami Dikshitar and Dr. N. Ramani in ragams such as Kedaram, Kalyani and Bindumalini. Joining him on stage are Sreeranjani on the violin and Muthu Subramaniam on the mridangam.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1915 – 1945

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

The Magic of Vrindavan

Description: The performance will consist of four pieces in two raagas.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 2015 – 2045

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Peepal Tree

Description: Peepal Tree is rooted in Bangalore, performing original music and uniquely reimagined covers all over the country and abroad. Their music brings together their many influences to create a sound that is new, while always paying homage to their roots.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1900 – 1945 | 2015 – 2100 | 2130 – 2215

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Jurong Lake Gardens December Holiday Programme (Guided Walk)

Description: Join us in a guided tour of Jurong Lake Gardens’ attractions and learn about its flora and fauna along the way!  We will also have a range of activities lined up during the guided walk to aid children in their learning!  Do indicate in the remarks section if your child will be accompanied by a guardian during the programme.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Jurong Lake Gardens

Time: 0900 – 1000

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Flourish! Navigating Anxiety

Description: In this interactive workshop, join psychiatrist Dr Seow Su Yin as she takes you through how to recognise anxiety and the ways to differentiate safe levels of anxiety from more serious anxiety that may be indicative of a disorder. Dr Seow will also share tips on self-care and improving both mental and physical health.

Category: Workshop

Location: Sengkang Public Library

Time: 1400 – 1530

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Chinatown Heritage Walks – Tanjong Pagar Heritage Trail

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

Category: Guided Tour

Location: The URA Centre Atrium

Time: 0930 – 1130

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Heritage Trees of Singapore

Description: Join our speaker Jennie Tang as she shares more about the Heritage Tree Scheme, an initiative targeting the conservation of mature trees. She will also touch on the importance of heritage trees and the benefits they bring to an urban landscape like Singapore.

For participants aged 50 years & above

Category: Talk

Location: Queenstown Public Library

Time: 1300 – 1430

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Saturday – 26 November 2022

Kalilah & Dimnah

Description: What happens when two good friends come into a disagreement on a situation? Do they solve it on their own? Not quite: Instead, they’ll tell a story to try and get people on their side. The story in question revolves around an ox, a lion who’s also a king and two jackals named Kalilah & Dimnah. Watch how this story plays out, live at Esplanade Concourse!

Category: Theatre

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1200 – 1230 | 1300 – 1330

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Raga Rasanubhavam

Description: Join flautists Rohini and Vinod for an evening of Carnatic music and experience the colors and emotions of various ragas to explore the question “What is a raga?”

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1815 – 1845

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Colours of Spring

Description: The performance will consist of five pieces in three raagas.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1915 – 1945

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Bhava – Expression of Music

Description: Carnatic vocalist Ramya Harish will showcase her learnings through a presentation of traditional aspects of Carnatic music like the Varnam, improvisation of a composition typically called Manodarmam, as well as through the raga Alapana, Neraval and Kalpana swarams, concluding with a tillana.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 2015 – 2045

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Hybrid

Description: Conceptualised and spearheaded by percussionist Joe Jayaveeran, this musical presentation brings together an ensemble of acclaimed musicians to give their own fresh takes on original music.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1900 – 1945 | 2015 – 2100 | 2130 – 2215

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Tea Without Borders: A Singapore perspective with Lau Kiat Boon

Description: Kiat Boon will share insights into how some of the world’s finest specialty teas are crafted in Singapore using the highest quality tea leaves harvested in China. In particular, he will share his discovery of the phenomenal characteristics of resting tea leaves in Singapore.

Category: Talk

Location: library@esplanade

Time: 1600 – 1700

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 Garden

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: Limited slots available on a first-come-first-serve basis. 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: Limited slots available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Registration is required (Visitor Services Desk, Tyersall 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

Jurong Lake Gardens December Holiday Programme (Photography and Family)

Description: Join us on site on our photo walk at the Jurong Lake Gardens to not only spend time with family and make new friends, but also indulge your sense with the gardens’ flora and fauna!  Parents are encouraged to join the session or provide your child with a device needed for the session.  A device with photo-taking functionality (e.g., mobile phone) is needed to take photos and participate in the programme.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Jurong Lake Gardens

Time: 0900 – 1000

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

My Boon Keng Heritage Tour

Description: Take a walk with us around the Boon Keng neighbourhood to explore the rich Kampong History, Brick Kilns and developments along the Kallang River.

As we will be entering several places of worship, please wear respectful attire which includes: (1) a collared, modest shirt or blouse with sleeves, covered shoulders, (2) long pants (e.g. jeans) or skirts that cover your knees, (3) covered shoes. 

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Kallang MRT Station

Time: 0830 – 1130

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

My Redhill Heritage Tour

Description: 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

Time: 1000 – 1200

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: Lifelong Learning Institute

Time: 1400 – 1730

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Reading Aloud with Children

Description: This workshop is for adults who want to read aloud with children in a way that promotes the joy of reading, that builds children’s knowledge, and that makes reading aloud more fun for everyone.

This is a parent-child programme suitable for children 0-6  years old.

Category: Reading

Location: Bukit Panjang Public Library

Time: 1430 – 1530

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Nature Cleanup @Pulau Ubin

Description: We are a group of volunteers who do regular cleanups on Pulau Ubin every month. Our aim is to make Pulau Ubin a cleaner island and a better place for the wildlife.

Category: Volunteer

Location: Pulau Ubin Jetty

Time: 1430 – 1600

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

What’s in my mangrove?

Description: Join us for a guided walk of this unique mangrove wetlands located at the border of freshwater (river) and salt water (sea).

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Time: 0930 – 1100

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Sunday – 27 November 2022

Kalilah & Dimnah

Description: What happens when two good friends come into a disagreement on a situation? Do they solve it on their own? Not quite: Instead, they’ll tell a story to try and get people on their side. The story in question revolves around an ox, a lion who’s also a king and two jackals named Kalilah & Dimnah. Watch how this story plays out, live at Esplanade Concourse!

Category: Theatre

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1200 – 1230 | 1300 – 1330

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

ARISI : Rice Post-performance dialogue with the creative team

Description: The team will share more about the making of this mega dance-theatre-film production and take any questions that audiences may have on this epic work by Apsaras Arts Dance Company, a co-production with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay for Kalaa Utsavam 2022.

Category: Talk

Location: library@esplanade

Time: 1500 – 1600

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

The Art of Music Production & Sound Recording

Description: Not all musicians fully understand how to produce the right sound for their instrument or voice in recordings. This talk, conducted by music producer, musician and sound engineer Sai Shravanam from Resound India, is a crash course in the art of music production. Learn how to see music and sound as one whole and become a better performer and musician in the studio.

Category: Talk

Location: library@esplanade

Time: 1700 – 1830

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Aradhana

Description: Aradhana is a performance incorporating the classic elements of a standard Kutcheri and showcases a variety of pieces by famous composers such as Tyagaraja, Purandara Dasa, and more. Set at a fast pace in the beginning, vocalist Vaishnavi will approach simple pieces in a concise yet interesting manner, and will go on to explore the Manodharma (improvisation) aspects with the embellishment of the violin and mridangam.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1815 – 1845

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Alimpan Mukherjee

Description: The program presentation will include a traditional composition in the celebratory as well as romantic Raag ‘Bihag’ followed by a Tarana, or string of notes that progress unfettered from restrictions of a literal language. The performance shall then pave way to a Thumri – a semi-classical piece based on romantic-devotional literature expressing one’s yearning to be in unison with God.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1915 – 1945

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Anurāgā – Hues of Love

Description: Anurāgā is a term that can mean attachment, devotion, passion or eternal love. In this performance, Hindustani vocalist Narenda will showcase four pieces. The beginning features a madhya lay (medium tempo) composition in Raag Malkauns about playful love, followed by a drut (fast tempo) khayal in the same raag about wistful love.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 2015 – 2045

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Building Fire with Ilina Hats

Description: Joined by Singapore-based Indian artist Ilina Hats, the group will present familiar tunes from popular Hindi artists such as Bombay Jayashri, Sunidhi Chauhan, Pritam, Ash King and more, intertwined with English pop music by artists such as Ed Sheeran, Coldplay and The Weeknd.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1900 – 1945 | 2015 – 2100

Booking Requirement: No

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 Park

Time: 1400 – 1600

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Beach Cleaning!

Description: Come and join us as we play our part in keeping the environment clean!

Category: Volunteer

Location: East Coast Beach

Time: 0900 – 1200

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

398.2 Storytelling Festival 2022: Into the Forest

Description: We’re back with more exciting sessions this November! Our storytellers from Storytelling Association (Singapore) will whisk you and your family away into the fascinating world of fairy tales and folktales. Extraordinary adventures await you! This programme is suitable for children aged 4 to 9 years old.

Category: Storytelling

Location: Choa Chu Kang Public Library

Time: 1900 – 2000

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Terrarium Workshop

Description: In this workshop, participants will have a chance to create mini-terrariums that will be exhibited at the Singapore Botanic Gardens as part of Singapore Art Week 2023.

This talk is recommended for participants 14 years old and above.

It will be held on two Sundays, 27/11/2022 and 4/12/2022.

Limited slots will open on 20/11/2022.

Category: Workshop

Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens

Time: 1000 – 1200

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Non-Specific Date Activities

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

RE•MIX 2K22

Description: RE•MIX 2K22 is a youth cultural festival presented by Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC), spanning over two weekends from 18 to 27 November 2022. RE•MIX 2K22 features a variety of onsite activities for visitors to experience Chinese Singaporean culture.

RE•MIX 2K22 includes programmes initiated by youths based on their interpretation of Chinese Singaporean culture in the festival line-up. The festival will include a variety of art exhibitions, along with an array of fun activities such as art exhibitions, street dance competitions, Escape Room game, music concerts, bazaar and more. All the events are free for all members of the public.

Category: Festival

Location: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

Date: 18 November 2022 – 27 November 2022

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website | My Article

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.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: New Phoenix Park, Police Headquarters

Date: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, from 19 Nov to 17 Dec.

10am: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays

2pm: Thursdays and Fridays

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Tea Without Borders: A multi-sensory tea experience with Fort Sanctuary

Description: Tea Without Borders is an invitation to reimagine tea experiences.

Tea is an important part of both Chinese and Indian cultures, having been cultivated in both civilisations from ancient to modern times. Today, China and India are the largest producers and consumers of tea in the world, each with the own unique traditional cultures with regards to tea.

Category: Exhibition

Location: Fort Sanctuary, #02-04, Esplanade Mall

Date: 18 November 2022 – 27 November 2022

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Paatti’s Tales (Grandma’s Tales)

Description: Deepavali is here and Paatti (Grandma) prepares her home for Deepavali with pretty lights and decorations. She gathers all the young guests and tells them the story of Naragasuran and how Deepavali became known as the festival of lights.

Performed by Rebekah Sangeetha Dorai for 18 – 20 Nov and Grace Kalaiselvi for 25 – 27 Nov.

Category: Storytelling

Location: PIP’s PLAYbox

Date: 18 November 2022 – 27 November 2022

Booking Requirement: Registration is required at PIP’s PLAYbox on a first-come-first-served basis.

Further Details: Website

True Truth by Sookoon Ang

Description: TRUE TRUTH by Sookoon Ang explores transcendental experiences through abstractions and minimalism. The center of the exhibition is a triptych video installation which breaks down a landscape of sky, forest and lake into 3 disjointed textures. Also within the same space is a series of ceramic sculptures passing off as abstract colour field paintings; each devoid of obvious subject matter. This new collection of artworks produced in different mediums seeks to represent enigmatic forms.

Category: Art

Location: Objectifs – Centre for Photography and Film

Date: 3 – 27 November 2022

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Doesn’t It Feel Like Christmas

Description: We’re decking the cinema halls this holiday season with 12 genres of Christmas films! From musicals to horror to animation to comedy, take a deep dive into the movies that make Christmas the most wonderful time of the year.

Come explore the secret movie sauce that films bring to the holidays and celebrate the happiest season of all with us at ArtScience Museum.

Free Movies

Frozen Sing-Along

The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Edward Scissorhands

Gremlins

Category: Film

Location: ArtScience Museum

Date: 5 November 2022 – 6 January 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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