singapore free events activities next week 29aug 4sep 2022

Free Stuff To Do In Singapore Next Week – 29 AUG – 4 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 29 August 2022 to 4 September 2022.

Singapore free stuff next week banner 29AUG 4SEP 2022

Monday – 29 August 2022

Keroncong Bayu

Description: In conjunction with Red Dot August, Keroncong Bayu SG would like to celebrate local legends and songs in the Malay performing arts scene that incorporate keroncong in their works. Enjoy your favourite local songs with a twist of keroncong, from the songs of Kartina Dahari to those of Teresa Teng.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1845 – 1915 | 1945 – 2015

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Tuesday – 30 August 2022

Poems from the Eternal Summer

Description: In a most contrasting fashion, Nanyang poetry evokes both soothing echoes and scorching aftertastes. Come and feel the music and magic of poetry from the eternal summer.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1845 – 1915 | 1945 – 2015

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Wednesday – 31 August 2022

TSMC Tunes

Description: As part of Esplanade’s ongoing Red Dot August series, Sherman, Wayne and Yi Sheng will represent The Songwriter Music College (TSMC) in their performance of original songs written and composed by TSMC alumni and current students!

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1845 – 1915 | 1945 – 2015

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Kampong Gelam Heritage Walk

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 – 1 September 2022

No activities

Friday – 2 September 2022

The Takeover

Description: The Takeover celebrates the musical achievements, compositions and productions of artist and producer Ashidy Ridwan. Look forward to a night filled with popular drama and movie soundtracks.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1845 – 1930

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Bebas Milik Kita Showcase

Description: Join Yanto Sani as he performs original songs spanning the genres of rock, hip-hop and electronic music.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 2015 – 2100 | 2130 – 2215

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Sunset Walk at Jurong Lake Gardens

Description: Join us for a specially curated tour of Jurong Lake Gardens this Mid-Autumn Festival! While immersing in the beauty of the sunset, our guides will introduce the different species of flora and fauna in the Gardens.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Jurong Lake Garden

Time: 1830 – 1930

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).

Registration will open on 26 Aug 2022 at 10am and closes on 30 Aug 2022 at 10am or earlier, depending on the availability of tickets.

Admission is free but PRE-REGISTRATION is required.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: The URA Centre Atrium

Time: 0930 – 1130

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Saturday – 3 September 2022

Irama Pantai Selatan

Description: Translating into “Southern Beach Tunes”, Irama Pantai Selantan is a duo that plays a genre they call maritime pop, which has heavy tropical influences. In this showcase, the duo will showcase their songs from their first album, Dendang Samudra, alongside new tracks from their upcoming EP.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1915 – 2000

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Kelana Pantun Temasek: Waris Magis

Description: Waris Magis is a high-spirited pantun performance that sheds light on the value of man by juxtaposing humanity with the supernatural. This 30-minute performance showcases the versatile nature of pantun, performed through musical forms and a theatrical play.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 2015 – 2045

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

The Takeover

Description: The Takeover celebrates the musical achievements, compositions and productions of artist and producer Ashidy Ridwan. Look forward to a night filled with popular drama and movie soundtracks.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1845 – 1930

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Ramayan

Description: The Beatles meets psychedelic rock meets the Nusantara—Ramayan promises a mind-bending sonic experience of psychedelic sounds, infused with gritty guitar riffs and trippy synthesizers, energetic vocals and catchy hooks.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 2015 – 2100 | 2130 – 2215

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Playwriting 201 with Main Tulis Group

Description: Aimed at beginner and intermediate writers interested in playwriting, this two-hour workshop includes practical tips for how to improve your work, especially that daunting transformation between the first and second drafts. We’ll look at what makes a play ‘good’, and go over the most common traps new plays can suffer from.

Category: Workshop

Location: Esplanade Studio 219

Time: 1100 – 1300

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

The Art of Expressing Yourself Freely

Description: Enhance your creative musical expressions in this workshop by Yanto Sani, the winner of Suria’s Projek Lagu competition in 2021. This intimate session will allow participants to explore songwriting as Yanto walks through the writing process of pop-rock songs. Learn to understand your own songwriting skills, create catchy hooks and dive deeper into storytelling through lyrics.

Category: Workshop

Location: Esplanade Studio 219

Time: 1330 – 1500

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

SCRIPT READING: Pekung

Description: Pekung explores the themes of diversity, inclusion and equity told through the lives of those who forget and those who are forgotten.

Category: Theatre

Location: Esplanade Annexe Studio

Time: 1400 – 1500

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

SCRIPT READING: Kemas

Description: In Malay, kemas means tidy or neat—organised, well-placed, well-managed. But what if this organisation is invisible? What if it cannot be seen?

Category: Theatre

Location: Esplanade Annexe Studio

Time: 1600 – 1700

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Pukul Canang Pop-up

Description: Enjoy the beauty of words at our Courtyard Garden this Cipta Cita weekend! Bring your picnic mats, chill and watch pop-up performances by artists, spanning across acoustic music, poetry and storytelling.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Courtyard

Time: 1830 – 1900 | 1945 – 2015

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Kampong Gelam Heritage Walk

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

Storytelling with the Singapore Police Force

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

Category: Talk

Location: Yishun Public Library

Time: 1130 – 1200

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Sunset Walk at Jurong Lake Gardens

Description: Join us for a specially curated tour of Jurong Lake Gardens this Mid-Autumn Festival! While immersing in the beauty of the sunset, our guides will introduce the different species of flora and fauna in the Gardens.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Jurong Lake Gardens

Time: 1830 – 1930

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Tour of Gallop Extension

Description: Join us for a guided walk through the Gallop Extension of the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Recommended for ages 6 and above. Please note that dogs are not allowed on this tour.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens

Time: 0900 – 1000

Booking Requirement: Registration is required 15 minutes prior on a first-come-first-served basis at Visitor Services @ Gallop.

Further Details: Website

Healing Garden Tour

Description: The Healing Garden showcases over 400 varieties of plants used medicinally. 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

Another World is Possible | Future of Work Expert Edition

Description: Another World is Possible is a panel discussion about the role of design and technology in building a more ethical and equitable world.

Category: Talk

Location: library@harbourfront

Time: 1600 – 1730

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Sunday – 4 September 2022

Ramayan

Description: The Beatles meets psychedelic rock meets the Nusantara—Ramayan promises a mind-bending sonic experience of psychedelic sounds, infused with gritty guitar riffs and trippy synthesizers, energetic vocals and catchy hooks.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1915 – 2000

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Kelana Pantun Temasek: Waris Magis

Description: Waris Magis is a high-spirited pantun performance that sheds light on the value of man by juxtaposing humanity with the supernatural. This 30-minute performance showcases the versatile nature of pantun, performed through musical forms and a theatrical play.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 2015 – 2045

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Irama Pantai Selatan

Description: Translating into “Southern Beach Tunes”, Irama Pantai Selantan is a duo that plays a genre they call maritime pop, which has heavy tropical influences. In this showcase, the duo will showcase their songs from their first album, Dendang Samudra, alongside new tracks from their upcoming EP.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1900 – 1945 | 2015 – 2100

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Pukul Canang Pop-up

Description: Enjoy the beauty of words at our Courtyard Garden this Cipta Cita weekend! Bring your picnic mats, chill and watch pop-up performances by artists, spanning across acoustic music, poetry and storytelling.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Courtyard

Time: 1830 – 1900 | 1945 – 2015

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Sunset Walk at Jurong Lake Gardens

Description: Join us for a specially curated tour of Jurong Lake Gardens this Mid-Autumn Festival! While immersing in the beauty of the sunset, our guides will introduce the different species of flora and fauna in the Gardens.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Jurong Lake Gardens

Time: 1830 – 1930

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Non-Specific Date Activities

Lights by the Lake 2022 @ Jurong Lake Gardens

Description: As the Mid-Autumn Festival approaches, join us to celebrate at our annual Lights by The Lake 2022 event held at the Jurong Lake Gardens.

Highlights

Lantern displays | 25 AUG – 18 SEP | 1900 – 2300

Music under the moonlight | 26, 27 AUG, 2, 3, 9, 10 SEP | 1945 – 2015 | 2045 – 2115

Dragonboat Try-Outs | 27, 28 AUG, 3, 4, 10, 11 SEP | 1600 – 1700 | 1700 – 1800

Craft sessions by Coastal Natives | 28 AUG – 11 SEP | Various Timings

Workout by ActiveSG | 25 AUG – 8 SEP | 1900

Category: Festival

Location: Jurong Lake Gardens

Date: 14 July 2022 – 11 September 2022

Booking Requirement: Some yes, some no

Further Details: Website

Festival at the Fort 2022

Description: This year’s edition of Festival at the Fort is held in conjunction with Singapore Night Festival.

From 26 August to 4 September, a variety of activities and programmes have been organised such as exhibitions, movie screenings, guided tours, game tours and craft activities.

Highlights

Movie Screenings

In Search of The Flower Guardian (Treasure Hunt Activity)

Asian Spices & Cocktails:  A Demo & Tasting Session

Craft Activities

Heritage on the Hill Tour

Category: Festival

Location: Fort Canning Park

Date: 26 August 2022 – 4 September 2022

Booking Requirement: Some yes, some no

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

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

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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