singapore free events activities next week 23may 29may 2022

Free Stuff To Do In Singapore Next Week – 23 MAY – 29 MAY

I will be highlighting events and activities to do in Singapore next week that are absolutely free. We do not have to spend money to enjoy ourselves.  I will focus on physical activities as there are already many things to do online.

Please check the respective websites to check for the latest details and availability.

I am looking for sources of free events and activities, including volunteering, in Singapore. Do drop me an email at consumelesslife@gmail.com if you know of any of these free events and activities. Thanks!

For free stuff to do this week, check out last week’s post here.

Here is a list of free stuff to do in Singapore next week from 23 May 2022 to 29 May 2022.

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Monday – 23 May 2022

Through Infancy & Maturity

Description: Journey with kotoji on an evening of nostalgia with her mix of indie rock favourites of the ‘90s and 2010’s to Japanese city-pop hits. This singer-songwriter shares her story of what growth, from infancy to maturity means to her.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1845 – 1915 | 1945 – 2015

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Tuesday – 24 May 2022

Zeeaura

Description: Join Zeeaura as she serenades you with the songs she grew up listening to, some just seems a little funnier now than they used to be.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1845 – 1915 | 1945 – 2015

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Egg Carton Turtle with ACS(I)

Description: With a few simple steps, and materials that can be easily found at home, learn how you can upcycle egg cartons into cute little turtles!

Category: Workshop

Location: library@harbourfront

Time: 1900 – 2000

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Wednesday – 25 May 2022

From the 80s On

Description: Having graced the live scene since the mid-90s, Lily Hargrove looks forward to sharing songs she grew up listening to from the ‘80s and beyond.. Look out for tunes from Cyndi Lauper, Celine Dion, Madonna and many more!

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1845 – 1915 | 1945 – 2015

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Thursday – 26 May 2022

Malam Seram – The Horror Talk Show Live

Description: Join KC Champion as he brings his show Malam Seram to the live stage! Join him for another night of horror accompanied by friends and guests Hafiz Hadi from Malaysia (The Segment) and Hafidz Rahman from Singapore (The Podcast)! Listen to their narration of haunting stories complete with sound effects and music that will send chills down your spine.

Category: Storytelling

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time:  1930 – 2000 | 2030 – 2100 | 2130 – 2200

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

REVOLUSI

Description: Atrika Dance Company (ADC) presents a showcase of dance repertoires both past and present, journeying through the different phases of ADC over the years. Beyond showcasing their older works, this performance will also feature contemporary pieces alongside brand new ones that further elevate the company’s practice.

Category: Dance

Location: Esplanade OutdoorTheatre

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

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Friday – 27 May 2022

Relek-Tronika

Description: Relek-Tronika features an experimental collaboration between electronic musician Hakim (better known as deførmed) and percussionist Syarfa Shahiran, in a post-modern fusion of percussion and vocal dancing with electronica.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1930 – 2000 | 2030 – 2100 | 2130 – 2200

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

GERENEK TAQSIM: Ghazal meets Samar

Description: Experience the beauty of contemporary ghazal and samar across three different sets, with a special collaboration in the last set of the night.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

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

Booking Requirement: No

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.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: URA Centre Atrium

Time: 0930 – 1130

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Saturday – 28 May 2022

Wow, Bulan! – Children’s Storytelling

Description: A royal prince has his luxurious lifestyle taken away and a mysterious magical ‘friend’ takes its place instead. In a journey filled with challenges and lessons, this young prince learns the importance of hard work, effort, and the nature of gratitude.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1500 – 1530 | 1600 – 1630

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Irama Atas Puisi

Description: From pop and hip hop to modern rock and even traditional music, the performances will bring you across various genres of music composed from the wonderful words of poets like Aisyah Lyana, Aqmal N, Hidayat Nordin and Shahril Samri, backed by musicians Faris Z and Hidayat Hamidon and percussionist Irfan.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1930 – 2000 | 2030 – 2100 | 2130 – 2200

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Raya Block Party 2.0

Description: Get ready to throw your hands in the air for Raya Block Party 2.0! Curated by hip hop artist, songwriter and producer Rauzan Rahman, this showcase shines a spotlight on the Malay hip hip and R&B scene in Singapore. First presented in 2016, this year’s edition features artists from Poncho group, IRYB, DJ NADDz and B-Heart from Malaysia.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1930 – 2015 | 2015 – 2100 | 2130 – 2215

Booking Requirement: No

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, Visitor Services at Tyersall Gate

Time: 0900 – 1000

Booking Requirement: Limited slots available on first-come-first-serve basis. Registration is required 15 minutes before the session starts.

Further Details: Website

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.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services Desk at Tanglin Gate Botany Centre

Time: 0900 – 1000

Booking Requirement: Limited slots available on first-come-first-serve basis. Registration is required 15 minutes before the session starts.

Further Details: Website

Race Against Time

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.

Recommended for ages 9 and above.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services Desk at Tanglin Gate Botany Centre

Time: 1000 – 1100

Booking Requirement: Limited slots available on first-come-first-serve basis. Registration is required 15 minutes before the session starts.

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

63rd Trash Hero Clean Up

Description: Join us as we clean up Beach E on Coney Island. This cleanup venue joints beach and jungle. Welcome those a bit adventurous and kids above 9

Category: Volunteer

Location: Coney Island (East Entrance)

Time: 0900 – 1100

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Caring for the Environment l Food & Me!

Description: Join us for an interactive programme to learn about food technology! In this session, children will learn about alternative ways to grow food through interactive and hands-on activities. This programme is suitable for children 4-6 years old.

Category: Workshop

Location: Ang Mo Kio Public Library

Time: 1100 – 1200

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Talking Your Way Out!

Description: When mysterious clues pop up across Singapore begging for their true meaning to be uncovered, a group of unsung heroes steps up to the challenge and form…The Super Golis! But they won’t be able to do it on their own. Join hands with Singapore’s favorite children’s storybook characters as they dive through a zany maze of multilingual clues and work together to unlock the final mystery.

Super Golis…Unite! (Psst…Golis are marbles)

Participants* will be split into teams. This interactive session will be in English with help (if needed!) to solve clues in Mandarin, Malay and Tamil. Suitable for children from six (6) years to nine (9) years.

Category: Workshop

Location: National Library Building

Time: 1530 – 1630

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Gillman Barracks Art & History Tour

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

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Gillman Barracks

Time: 1600 – 1730

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Sunday – 29 May 2022

Wow, Bulan! – Children’s Storytelling

Description: A royal prince has his luxurious lifestyle taken away and a mysterious magical ‘friend’ takes its place instead. In a journey filled with challenges and lessons, this young prince learns the importance of hard work, effort, and the nature of gratitude.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1500 – 1530 | 1600 – 1630

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Pentas 80-an

Description: Singer-songwriter Zaibaktian takes the stage with veteran artists Yusman Umar and Shakhila Hamid for an evening of ‘80s music! Be entertained by evergreen sons from popular artists such as Ella, Sudirman, M. Nasir, Alleycats and many more.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

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

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Wayang Kulit

Description: Accompanied by the energetic live music of serunai and gendang, Sri Setia Pulau Singa will be presenting Singapura Dilanggar Todak (The Garfish Attack on Singapore) through Kelantanese wayang kulit, a traditional puppet shadow play performance.

Category: Drama

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1930 – 2000 | 2030 – 2100

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

TLC Play-Makers: Little Red Riding & Jack and the Beanstalk

Description: Say hello to Tag and Flick, the newest members of the TLC team and your new creative pals. Tag and Flick are Play Makers.

So, what’s a Play Maker? Well…

Play Makers are people who create and imagine a world full of possibilities. Most children are already Play Makers, even if they don’t know it. Lots of adults are too, or they once were, until things like work and newspapers and Facebook made them forget about playing.

Recommended for children ages 4 – 8 years old. Guardians can drop their wards off at the performance venue and pick them up after the performance.

Category: Drama

Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services Desk at Jacob Ballas Childrens Garden

Time: 1000 – 1100 | 1200 – 1300

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website | Booking Site

Storytelling: The River That Brings Us Life

Description: Come and join an afternoon of fun, with a dramatized storytelling about the Singapore Rivers’ past, song and upcycling craft session.

This programme is for children aged 3 to 8 years old.

Category: Workshop

Location: Central Public Library

Time: 1400 – 1500

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Non-Specific Date Activities

SCDF Fire Station Open House

Description: Visitors to our Fire Station can look forward to the following during the guided tour:

  • Introduction to the Open House;
  • Introduction to Emergency Vehicles and their capabilities;
  • Demo on donning the full protective gear;
  • Demo on using various equipment/appliances; and
  • Photo taking

Category: Exhibition

Location: Various Fire Stations

Date: Saturdays

Time: 0900 – 0950 | 1000 – 1050

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Building a Rooftop Farm in the Sky!

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

Category: Volunteer

Location: Beauty World Centre

Date: Saturdays & Sundays In May 2022

Time: 0700 – 1230 | 1530 – 1930

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Singapore Maritime Gallery Physical Tour

Description: Tells the story of Singapore’s transformation from a trading post into a global hub port and leading international maritime centre

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Singapore Maritime Gallery

Date: Saturdays In May – June 2022

Time: 1000 – 1100 | 1500 – 1600

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

We Tread in a Garden of Spells

Description: We Tread in a Garden of Spells is a specially curated film programme celebrating humanity’s fundamental connection with the hallowed land beneath our feet.

Free tickets are available on weekdays.

Category: Film

Location: ArtScience Museum

Date: 28 May 2022 – 31 July 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

Mythology RElooked

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

Category: Exhibition

Location: SCCC Concourse, Level

Date: 14 May 2022 – 31 July 2022

Time: 1000 – 2000

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Life is Sweet: Ang Ku Kueh Girl Exhibition

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

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

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

Category: Exhibition

Location: SCCC Auditorium Foyer, Level 9 and 10

Date: 7 January 2021 – 30 June 2022

Time: 0900 – 2200

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

If you have any free events or activities that you would like included or if there are any new sources of free activities, do drop me an email at consumelesslife@gmail.com.

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