singapore free events activities next week 8aug 14aug 2022

Free Stuff To Do In Singapore Next Week – 8 AUG – 14 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 8 August 2022 to 14 August 2022.

Singapore free stuff next week banner 8AUG 14AUG 2022

 

Monday – 8 August 2022

What makes Singapore, Singapore!

Description: Come chill with Welcome Jam at Esplanade’s Red Dot August and jam to songs about 2022—what makes Singapore, SINGAPORE. Welcome Jam is a motley crew of creatives and performers made up of Fauzi, Steph, Eugene, Tiara, August and Jamie.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1845 – 1915 | 1945 – 2015

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

P.S. I Love Singapore

Description: In celebration of our nation’s 57th birthday this year, Novo Winds, together with student musicians from Bendemeer Secondary School, Bedok South Secondary School, Maris Stella High School, Peirce Secondary School and Ngee Ann Secondary School presents P.S. I Love Singapore.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1915 – 2000 | 2045 – 2130

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Songs of Swadesh – On High Spirits

Description: Artist to Artist and Singapore Fine Arts Society (SIFAS) with support from the High Commission of India, Singapore are coming together to perform an Indian multilingual MUSICAL with songs from the major languages. It also features an exceptional dance performance by guru Jyotica Joshi!

Category: Music & Dance

Location: Esplanade Annexe Studio

Time: 1930 – 2200

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Tuesday – 9 August 2022

CROWN – ACOUSTIC

Description: Join AMNI as she performs acoustic versions of all her new songs from her debut album, CROWN. In this first live performance for her since the pandemic, the pop/R&B singer will also present new arrangements of her past releases.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1415 – 1445 | 1515 – 1545 | 1615 – 1645

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

CERATONE

Description: Taking inspiration from the vocal quality of pop star Billie Eilish, to the textures of glitch guru FLUME, CERATONE continues to expand the boundaries of music making through various genres. CERATONE shall play a plethora of original music, covers, and ambient music spontaneously.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1845 – 1915 | 1945 – 2015

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Kaleidoscope

Description: Join Open Score Project as they present a kaleidoscope of well-loved songs and pieces that celebrate our national heritage and multi-cultural society!

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 2045 – 2115

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

16th National Day Sing-along

Description: 60-student strong combined schools choir from Woodgrove Primary School and Guangyang Secondary School will be performing a repertoire of multi-language National day songs. Focused on evoking shared memories of the masses, audiences can also expect to belt out local classics and all-time favourite tunes with homegrown singers Zuo En, Yutaki Ong, Irwin and Idah.

Category: Music

Location: Toa Payoh HDB Hub

Time: 1900 – 2100

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

The Legend of The Little Sunbird

Description: The crimson sunbird may be small but he does his best to save a forest that is on fire. This is a lesson to all of us that each one of us can do our part to improve life on our planet.

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

Wednesday – 10 August 2022

No Activities.

Thursday – 11 August 2022

Weaving worlds

Description: Interweaving words, sounds, poetry and music, images are painted and worlds are traversed. In between these worlds, we search for and shape our own stories, bringing them to life in the invisible realm of every audience’s own imagination.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1845 – 1915 | 1945 – 2015

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Friday – 12 August 2022

Mommies After Dark

Description: Creating music live in front of an audience, Stan and Wynne will weave instruments such as the Indonesian gendèr and the tongue drum into their mellifluous fabric of sound.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1845 – 1915 | 1945 – 2015

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Dansen John: In My Pocket

Description: Supported by an insanely talented band with the likes of Anson Koh on drums, Teo Boon Chye on saxophone, Koo Wen Long on violin, Allie Soh on keyboard, Shafeeq Hafiz on percussion, Iqmal Jumaat on electric guitar, Leonard on bass as well as local artists, Enya Lim and Narysal, Dansen John will share a collection of original songs written from a decade ago till present day.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

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

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Fundamentals of Urban Farming

Description: The Green Sanctuary (Garden viewing and learning to use recyclable materials in your garden)

Category: Workshop

Location: Tampines Regional Library

Time: 1400 – 1530

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Chinatown Heritage Walks – Telok Ayer Heritage Trail

Description: Experience the oldest part of Chinatown, which is traditionally associated with the Hokkien and also the South Indian Muslim community, who settled along the original water front that ran along today’s Telok Ayer Street.

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

Registration will open on 05 Aug 2022 at 10.00am and close on 10 Aug 2022 at 10 .00am or earlier depending on availability of spaces.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: The URA Centre Atrium

Time: 0930 – 1130

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Saturday – 13 August 2022

Workshop by Chu Hao Pei

Description: Organised as part of Fragments of Cheng Ho: The Useable Past within the Evolving Currents exhibition, this creative workshop conducted by artist Chu Hao Pei provides an opportunity for participants to delve into the historiography and fluidity of Cheng Ho in Singapore.

Category: Workshop

Location: Esplanade Recital Studio Foyer

Time: 1000 – 1200

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Ready to Launch

Description: Performing and music-making has been Varsha’s most favourite thing to do. And when you throw in the quirkiness and creativity of each bandmate, it results in fun on and off stage.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1600 – 1630 | 1700 – 1730

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Film Screening: Faraway My Shadow Wandered

Description: When he was a child, Junya promised his maternal grandfather that as the eldest grandson, he would take over the family Shinto shrine. However, this did not come to pass as Junya did not share the same family name and he grew estranged from his family over time.

Category: Film

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 2000 – 2130

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

The SPF Band presents: We are SG!

Description: The performance will bring the audience through Singapore’s history, from the past to current times in the form of music. Delighting the audience with songs that depict the country’s determination, dreams and aspirations to overcome all challenges we may face, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) Band has curated a three-set performance by multiple ensembles.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

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

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

Time: 0900 – 1000

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

Further Details: Website

Rain Forest Tour

Description: Discover the enchantment of our tropical rain forest with our volunteer guides in this one-hour tour.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens

Time: 0900 – 1000

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

Further Details: Website

What’s in my mud?

Description: Join us for an interesting guided walk featuring our lesser known creatures of the mudflats in Sungei Buloh.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Wetland Centre

Time: 0930 – 1100

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Mural Painting with Yellow Mushmellow

Description: Join us for a collaborative mural painting session with illustration artist Yellow Mushmellow!

This workshop is limited to 12 pax.

All materials will be provided. No prior art background is required.

Category: Workshop

Location: National Design Centre

Time: 1100 – 1700

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Sunday – 14 August 2022

Nrityam: Dance of Identity

Description: Across time and space, dance has given expression to what is shared by all of us: a sense of movement, beauty, rhythm and joy. This performance showcases an eclectic range of dance traditions and styles, drawing inspiration from Javanese, Bengali and Indian heritages—and given a fresh and unique interpretation through the personal journeys of their performers. Join us to experience this dazzling exploration of dance, movement, and identities.

Category: Dance

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1600 – 1630 | 1700 – 1730

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Film Screening: I Want To Go Home

Description: On 11 March 2011, Yasuo Takamatsu lost his wife to the tsunami during the Great East Japan earthquake. Since that fateful day, he has been diving in the sea every week in search for her. Compelled and inspired to share his story, I Want To Go Home is a journey from Singapore to Onagawa through the lens of the intrigued to meet him.

Category: Film

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 2000 – 2100

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Sounds of Bengal

Description: Immerse yourself in the sounds of another homeland—a place of bittersweet memories, loved ones and long-awaited reunions. The Migrants Band Singapore will bring you some of their favourite Bengali songs, even as they celebrate and cheer on their adopted city.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1915 – 2000 | 2045 – 2130

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Free Outdoor Family Yoga in Bishan Park

Description: Kickstart your day with an energising morning outdoor yoga session in the verdant gardens and enjoy the clean air in our lovely Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park at Ficus Green!

THIS EVENT IS FREE. BRING YOUR OWN MATS!

Category: Fitness

Location: Ficus Green, Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

Time: 0800 – 0900

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

Our Gift To Singapore

Description: In celebration of Singapore’s 57th birthday, artworks by persons with disabilities featured in National Day Parade (NDP) collaterals from 2020 to 2022 will be on public display collectively for the first time in an art exhibition entitled Our Gift to Singapore.

Category: Art

Location: Ion Opera Gallery

Date: 5 August 2022 – 10 August 2022

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

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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