singapore free events activities next week 7mar 13mar 2022

Free Stuff To Do In Singapore Next Week – 7 MAR – 13 MAR

I will be highlighting events and activities to do in Singapore next week that is 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!

Here is a list of free stuff to do in Singapore next week from 7 March 2022 to 13 March 2022.

As it is the March school holidays, there are many events for children. Scroll down to the “Non-specific Date Activities to see more.

Monday – 7 March 2022

SWIMMING WITH MYNAH BIRDS

Description: SWIMMING WITH MYNAH BIRDS is a half-hour long delivery of brand new poetry exploring the intertwining and interconnectedness of history, science and nature in Singapore and beyond. It reflects on what it means to be human amidst of all of it.

Category: Poetry

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1900 – 1930 | 2000 – 2030

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Tuesday – 8 March 2022

Jiwa Laut – The Spirit of the Sea

Description: Join Orang Pulau descendants Firdaus Sani and Asnida Daud as they share personal stories and music, expressing the spirit of the people from Singapore’s Southern Islands of Semakau and Sudong.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1900 – 1930 | 2000 – 2030

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Wednesday – 9 March 2022

Pirate Attack!

Description: The peaceful village of Kampung Bongsu, where people were happy and enjoying the good life, found itself threatened by a group of pirates one day. But with quick thinking and cooperation of the villagers, the pirates were fought off. Told from the perspective of a superstitious grandmother, Nenek Salmah, this charming story is accompanied by traditional Malay dance and gamelan music.

Category: Storytelling

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1830 – 1900

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Mu-cycle

Description: Set in a kampung in old Singapore, this performance tells a group of villagers who discover that they can make music with various household items and recycled materials. This “story without words” aims to create awareness about recycling and reducing waste. Audiences will be invited to join in the music-making and have lots of fun along the way!

Category: Storytelling

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1945 – 2015

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Thursday – 10 March 2022

Pirate Attack!

Description: The peaceful village of Kampung Bongsu, where people were happy and enjoying the good life, found itself threatened by a group of pirates one day. But with quick thinking and cooperation of the villagers, the pirates were fought off. Told from the perspective of a superstitious grandmother, Nenek Salmah, this charming story is accompanied by traditional Malay dance and gamelan music.

Category: Storytelling

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1830 – 1900

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Mu-cycle

Description: Set in a kampung in old Singapore, this performance tells a group of villagers who discover that they can make music with various household items and recycled materials. This “story without words” aims to create awareness about recycling and reducing waste. Audiences will be invited to join in the music-making and have lots of fun along the way!

Category: Storytelling

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1945 – 2015

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Friday – 11 March 2022

Lunchtime Concerts at ACM 2022: Chamber

Description: It’s lunchtime. Take a pause and join us for a musical interlude brought to you by students from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.

This programme is brought to you by ACM and the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.

Category: Music

Location: Asian Civilisation Museum

Time: 1230 – 1330

Booking Requirement: Yes (S$5 refundable deposit)

Further Details: Website

Landscapes for Life

Description: Taking a mock site within Queenstown and using simple visual aids, thought-provoking questions and games, participants will be led through a series of steps (analysing, brainstorming and conceptualizing) to understand the site context, come up with different spatial ideas and eventually editing / refining those ideas to arrive at a basic landscape design concept. They will then be guided to do a 5-10 min presentation of their design.

This workshop is intended for seniors 60 years and above.

Category: Landscaping

Location: Queenstown Public Library

Time: 1430 – 1630

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

CCKPL: Urban Farming Workshop

Description: Join Mark, an urban farmer from VertiVegies as he takes you on a journey into the dynamic world of modern agriculture.

This programme is meant for those 13 and above.

Category: Talk

Location: Choa Chu Kang Public Library

Time: 1600 – 1700

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Reminisce and Ruminate

Description: An evening of songs from animated tv shows from his childhood, Shak’thiya aims to tell a quiet story of the shows that helped him cope with growing older. You can also expect an eclectic blend of tunes ranging from nursery rhymes to fun easter egg songs belonging in and around mainstream and cult media during the 90s to the late 2000s. What does that mean? Come down and find out!

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1830 – 1900 | 2000 – 2030

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Genki Music From Japan

Description: Join HIBIKIYA and HIBIKIDS as they bring the world of Japanese music through a display of amazing might and power of the taiko and other instruments. Join in the fun and witness the skills of the HIBIKIDS leader, a 9-year-old taiko drummer, as he showcases his talent with the ensemble.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1900 – 1945 | 2030 – 2115

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Saturday – 12 March 2022

Sengkang Public Library Anniversary Celebration!

Description: Calling all aspiring superheroes to defend Sengkang Public Library from nefarious villains! It will not be just all in a day’s work, but great fun as well! Participate in the booth activities and redeem tokens.

Category: Games

Location: Sengkang Public Library

Time: 1200 – 1600

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Sapling Protection Action (SPA) at Kranji Coastal Nature Park

Description: Sapling Protection Action (SPA) involves removing competing vegetation, clearing the stem base and replenishing leaf litter around saplings

Category: Environment Protection

Location: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (Visitor Centre)

Time: 1600 – 1800

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Ecolife at Coney Island Park

Description: The 80-hectare Coney Island Park houses a wide variety of habitats, including coastal forests, grasslands, mangroves, and Casuarina woodlands. It is home to a wide variety of fauna and flora, some of which are critically endangered. Come follow our volunteer guide to find out more and learn more about the interesting history of the island!

This walk is not recommended for young children without supervision. Participants are advised to wear comfortable walking shoes and exercise caution when walking.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Coney Island Park, West Entrance

Time: 0830 – 1030 | 0900 – 1100

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: 0830 – 1030 | 0900 – 1100

Rain Forest Tour

Description: Discover the enchantment of our tropical rain forest with our volunteer guides in this one-hour tour. Please register 15 minutes before the tour at the Visitor Centre, Nassim Gate. Please note that we do not host Mandarin tours till further notice.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Centre, Nassim Gate

Time: 0900 – 1600

Booking Requirement: Limited slots available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Registration is required 15 minutes prior on a first-come-first-served basis at Visitor Services @ Nassim Gate

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. Visitors can learn about freshwater forest wetland ecosystems at the Keppel Discovery Wetlands and walk amongst a collection of some of the tallest tree species in Southeast Asia at the SPH Walk of Giants.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services at Tyersall Gate

Time: 0900 – 1000

Booking Requirement: No but limited slots available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Registration is required 15 minutes before the tour at the Visitor Centre, Nassim Gate.

Further Details: Website

The joy of Indian Drumming!

Description: The Joy of Indian Drumming presents the three core drumming traditions of our school; bhangra dhol from Punjab, parai from Tamil Nadu and dhol tasha from Maharashtra.

Leap into the sights and sounds of each drumming tradition while learning about their rich heritage. Watch these lively folk art forms performed with dance and folk songs and be treated to Damaru’s signature energetic and passionate performances.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1900 – 1945 | 2100 – 2145

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Sisters’ Act

Description: Join multi-instrumentalist sisters, 19-year-old Maya and 15-year-old Heema on their musical childhood journey. Their happy memories of tunes from Frozen to The Greatest Showman, Mulan and many more will get you snapping your fingers. You don’t need pixie dust and magic to go on this musical expedition with them!

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1100 – 1130 | 1300 – 1330

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Jazz Today for Big Kids

Description: Isn’t jazz music for old people? Decide for yourself with Dawn Wong and her band in Jazz Today for Big Kids. Once listened to by just 2% of the world’s population, jazz music is seemingly clawing its way back into favour. Sample ‘new’ music and learn about living jazz composers and artistes who are breathing new life into the genre.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1630 – 1700 | 1930 – 2000

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

CCKPL: Trash to Treasure | Youth Corps Singapore

Description: Looking to spend a meaningful Saturday afternoon learning about the dirty side of our oceans? You’ve come to the right place.

Trash to Treasure will include storytelling of Captain Green and the Plastic Scene by Evelyn Bookless as well as a series of fun and engaging activities for children to learn more about the impact of marine litter on our marine ecosystem. Participants will join us in exciting activities and an arts and crafts session to upcycle marine litter! So sign up now and join us in our eco-superhero adventure!

This physical programme is recommended for children aged 7-9. This is a parent-child workshop. One sign-up for one parent-child pair.

Category: Art & Crafts

Location: Choa Chu Kang Public Library

Time: 1100 – 1230

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Sunday – 13 March 2022

March Holiday Guided Birdwalk

Description: This March holidays, join the Singapore Birds Project for a casual nature walk around Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park! Suitable for families with young children and beginners, we’ll point out some of the more common garden birds in the park. Take a stroll and learn more about birds along the way!

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

Time: 0800 – 0930

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

SEEDLINGS – A Public Sharing

Description: SEEDLINGS is a programme that seeks to bring together a group of enthusiastic and arts-loving young people aged 7-12 years with diverse experiences and abilities. Participants attend a series of arts-based workshops, dialogues and performances as part of the March On festival programming.

Category: Sharing Session

Location: Esplanade Recital Studio

Time: 1500 – 1600

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Youth Lead: Sang Nila Has Arrived!

Description: In this workshop led by the young dancers of Maya Dance Theatre – Diverse Abilities Dance Collective (DADC), participants will experience the characters from the Sang Nila Utama story through dance! Following the classic tale, we will teach four movements from the characters: the ferocious waves, the joyful sailors, the loyal palace guards dance, and the hardworking farmer and fishermen.

Must be above 6 years old.

Category: Workshop

Location: Esplanade Rehearsal Studio

Time: 1630 – 1730

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Don’t stop the music

Description: Let’s get the party started! Be entertained by our Sarah Syazlina as she enthrals audiences with her soulful voice that complements her love for pop and R&B as she seeks to unlock the hearts of audiences. She will be accompanied by a group of young and talented musicians, The Banquet, who found each other through social media.

Category: Music 

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1100 – 1130 | 1300 – 1330

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

The Night We Couldn’t Sleep

Description: Are you afraid of the dark? Are you afraid of the monsters hiding under the bed? Are you afraid of the bully in school? Let siblings Dwayne and Sharon, along with their imaginary friend, Julian, bring YOU on an adventure through the stormy night and discover what it takes to be brave. Through a series of fun familiar songs, we can find courage to be kind, unique and to dream BIG!

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1900 – 1945 | 2100 – 2145

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Non-Specific Date Activities

LINK: Identity – A Work-in-progress Showcase

Description: Grace Kalaiselvi, Natalie Tse and Emanorwatty Saleh come together to create a work-in-progress installation in a creative collaboration with Polyglot Theatre (Australia). Designed for a multi-generational audience, the work invites children as well as their grown-ups (and their inner children) to interact and observe themselves through a curated environment of performance-facilitation. This installation will encourage participants to discover more about their identity, their families, communities and their world.

The workshop area consists of four spaces that explore different aspects of identity: through the self, through others around them, and through their world. With facilitation and guidance, participants will be led through a path and are encouraged to interact with different materials and textures.

For ages 0 – 12 (family-friendly), child below 12years must be accompanied by an adult.

Category: Workshop

Location: Esplanade Bay Room

Date: 11 March 2022 – 13 March 2022

Time: 1000 – 1040 | 1100 – 1140 | 1400 – 1440 | 1500 – 1540 | 1600 – 1640

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Arianna on Another Island

Description: One night, little Arianna is told the story of Ariadne, the princess who was lost on the island of Naxos. As she drifts off to sleep, Arianna wakes up on a strange island—not Naxos but Singapore! There she encounters trees, animals and mermaids as she learns more about her relationship with nature. Come Join Arianna on her adventures!

Recommended for children age 5 – 9 years old.

Category: Theatre

Location: Esplanade Recital Studio

Date: 11 March 2022 – 12 March 2022

Time: 1600 – 1700

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

The Legend of Bukit Merah: Hang Nadim and the Garfish

Description: The Legend of Bukit Merah: Hang Nadim and the Garfish explores the origins behind Bukit Merah and how it came to be.

Featuring an indoor obstacle course with six different stations as story chapters, audiences will observe how some demonstrators overcome each obstacle together with the actors, as they are guided through the story of Hang Nadim.

Recommended for children aged 3 – 6 years old.

Category: Interactive Theatre

Location: Esplanade Recital Studio

Date: 11 March 2022 – 12 March 2022

Time: 11 March 2022 (1800 – 1900) | 12 March 2022 (1400 – 1500)

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Pop-up Park

Description: Take a break from the fast-paced city life at Pop-up Park! Enter a world dedicated entirely to imagination and relaxation. Make your daydreams come to life through facilitated, open-ended activities and a space ready for rest and play!

Bring along something that offers you and your child comfort like a favorite blanket, pillow, or even soft toy!

Recommended for children aged 3 – 6 years old.

Category: Workshop

Location: Esplanade Recital Studio

Date: 11 March 2022 – 12 March 2022

Time: 11 March 2022 (1400 – 1500) | 12 March 2022 (1800 – 1900)

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

(Work-in-progress) PLAYtime! Together

Description: PLAYtime! is a theatre series produced by Esplanade for children between 3 to 6 years old. As part of March On 2022, the artists will present a work-in-progress showcase for feedback from families and peers as a key part of their work’s developmental milestone.

The work-in-progress showcases are opportunities for audience members to provide valuable feedback to the artists. With the responses in mind, this will guide the artists to continue their creative process leading to its full staging in Aug 2022.

Recommended for children aged 3 – 6 years old.

Category: Theatre

Location: Esplanade Recital Studio

Date: 12 March 2022 – 13 March 2022

Time: 1100 – 1200

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Magic Circus – Monster Hunt

Description: A mysterious outlaw attacked the visiting circus Moe’s Mystical Menagerie and has let three monsters loose at Esplanade. The ringmaster offers a bounty for capturing the escapees in time for the opening show. Can you find clues, overcome obstacles and solve puzzles in the real world to unlock the next part of your story online? Strap on your smartphone and embark on a swashbuckling adventure that will test your constitution, courage and compassion.

You will require a smartphone with internet connectivity. You may enjoy the free Wi-Fi service at Esplanade.

Category: Games

Location: Various locations. Start point at Esplanade Courtyard

Date: 9 March 2022 – 20 March 2022

Time: 1000 – 2000 (Self-guided with total game-play duration of approximately 1hr)

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Youth Lead: Imaginarium – Tales of the Lost Sea Tribes

Description: As children grow up, they mature emotionally, socially, and in their cognitive abilities. Their sense of personal agency expands, and this workshop hopes to offer a safe space for musical outlet of these unique identities.

Apart from immersive performances that vividly bring mythical creatures of the sea alive, children will also be guided at improvising in groups alongside a dynamic mix of musicians from YST to create their own musical characters and stories in this Imaginarium.

12 Mar, 4.30pm: For children aged 7 – 9 years old

13 Mar, 2pm: For children aged 9 – 12 years old

Category: Theatre

Location: Esplanade Rehearsal Studio

Date: 12 March 2022 – 13 March 2022

Time: 12 March 2022 (1630 – 1800) | 13 March 2022 (1400 – 1530)

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

This Is What We Eat at Home

Description: Mealtimes at home are not only a time for eating. They are also about creating memories together, intertwined with knowledge passed down from one generation to the next, where elders and children invest in each other with care.

This is What We Eat at Home is a participatory photography project featuring 12 children and youths from very diverse households in Boon Lay. Through capturing meal preparations and candid sharing of their life experiences, these young persons and their family members shed light on a diversity of caregiving models, heritage and value systems that exist in a socially complex community.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Esplanade Courtyard

Date: 9 March 2022 – 31 March 2022

Guided tours are available on 11 – 13, 18 – 20 March 2022

Time: All Day (Guided tour at 1700 and 1800)

Booking Requirement: Yes

Limited capacity for guided tours. Registration for tours is available on a first-come, first-served basis onsite. Registration will open onsite 30mins before each tour session.

Further Details: Website

URA Special Exhibition on Autonomous Vehicles

Description: Led by URA volunteers, this approximately 25-minutes guided tour will provide you an introduction to Autonomous Vehicles (AVs), how they work, what Singapore is doing to facilitate their roll out, and how the proliferation of AVs may change urban planning in Singapore in the future.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Singapore City Gallery

Date: Guided tours are offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and alternate Saturdays from 18 January to 29 March 2022

Time: Every 20 minutes from 12:00pm to 1:40pm (6 tours per day)

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Guided Tours for Notations in Space

Description: Join a Guided Tour to explore the exhibition, as well as an exclusive look into STPI’s Creative Workshop. Guided Tours of the gallery and creative workshop is conducted by volunteer docents from Friends of the Museum.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: STPI Creative Workshop and Gallery

Date: 10 March 2022, 12 March 2022, 13 March 2022

Time: Depends on the date

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Guided Walks at MacRitchie Reservoir for Singapore World Water Day 2022

Description: Nature guided walks on the rainforest trails and water edge boardwalks at MacRitchie Reservoir by local env NGO Cicada Tree Eco-Place

Category: Guided Tour

Location: MacRitchie Reservoir

Date: 12 March 2022, 13 March 2022, 19 March 2022, 20 March 2022

Time: Depends on the date

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Walking through the Garden: Acoustic Chinese Instrumental Music Performance

Description: Walking through the Garden is a series of duet performances which showcases the beauty of Chinese instrumental music.

Category: Exhibition

Location: Kreta Ayer Square

Date: 12 March 2021 | 19 March 2021

Time: 1800 – 1900

Booking Requirement: Yes

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

One of Us, All of Us Exhibition

Description: Culminating from the One of Us video series, One of Us, All of Us is an exhibition that gives visitors untold insights into local Chinese dialect culture through an up close and personal showcase of over 20 people featured on the video series.

Category: Exhibition

Location: SCCC Concourse, Level 1

Date: 7 January 2021 – 31 March 2022

Time: 1000 – 2000

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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