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Weekly Free Stuff To Do In Singapore – 10 JAN – 16 JAN

I will be highlighting some weekly events and activities to do in Singapore that is absolutely free. We do not have to spend money to enjoy ourselves.

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

I am looking for sources of free events and activities 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 for the week of 10 January 2022 to 16 January 2022.

Monday – 10 January 2022

Shisha & Frenz

Description: Enjoy the evening with Shisha, comprising drummer and multi-instrumentalist Shamroz Khan and vocalist Sivaranjini Das. Born and bred in Singapore, the duo bring their different musical backgrounds together to create melodies with a unique edge, exploring a multitude of sounds from various cultures.

Category: Music 

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1900 – 1940

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Tuesday – 11 January 2022

Abby Simone

Description: Be hooked by Abby Simone’s enrapturing vocals, paired with poetic lyrics set to melodious grooves and her band’s cohesive rhythms.

Category: Music 

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1900 – 1940

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Wednesday – 12 January 2022

Hanging Up The Moon

Description: Hanging Up The Moon is the moniker of Sean Lam, a veteran of Singapore’s music scene since the early ‘90s. What started out as a solo project had since turned into a collaborative effort, comprising fellow musician friends Alexius Cai (Piblokto), Dean Aziz (Concave Scream), Leslie Low (The Observatory) and Victor Low (Affixen). With four full-length albums and an EP to date, Hanging Up The Moon continues to craft songs, be it solo or in a band format.

Category: Music 

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1900 – 1940

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Thursday – 13 January 2022

Leslie Low

Description: Leslie Low started his musical life with Twang Bar Kings, Humpback Oak, The Observatory, and was also a part of Magus, Pan Gu, Piblokto, and Hanging up the Moon. Melancholic and reflective in nature, his songs are usually inspired by the personal, subjective, and introverted mindset of living here in Singapore.

Category: Music 

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1900 – 1940

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Friday – 14 January 2022

Rachma Lim

Description: Rachma Lim will perform an original composition from her upcoming single to be released in April 2022, Wishing Well, as well as her piece Ricominciare (begin again), which was recorded at one of the most prestigious studios in London, Abbey Road studios.

Joining her are fellow budding jazz composers: guitarist Alvin Wong, multi-instrumentalist Eugene Seow and special feature Namie Rasman on vocals alongside electronic elements.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1845 – 1930 | 2015 – 2100

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Houg

Description: This Houg performance will be a show of many firsts. Come witness the first performance of Houg’s singles from his upcoming debut full-length album alongside uniquely curated stripped-down interpretations. This will also be the debut of Houg’s new live act with newly christened Houg-Gang enlistees, Elliott on bass and Kenzo on guitar, joining long-time Houg-lovers Ben and Khai.

Category: Music 

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1900 – 1930 | 2000 – 2030

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Saturday – 15 January 2022

Gardeners’ Day Out – Edibles Discovery Tour 15 Jan 2022, 9am

Description: Excite your taste buds as we discover the various edibles that can be grown in your backyard and balcony spaces. Learn about heirloom edibles used in cooking and sustainable gardening practices.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: HortPark, Visitor Services Centre

Time: 0900 – 1000

Booking Requirement: Yes (Registration will open on 3 Jan 2022)

Further Details: Website

Gardeners’ Day Out – Bees and Butterflies Trail Tour 15 Jan 2022, 9am

Description: Journey with us as we explore the relationship between these pollinators and plants in the garden and their significance. Gain a greater appreciation of Singapore’s rich diversity of bees and butterflies.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: HortPark, Visitor Services Centre

Time: 0900 – 1000

Booking Requirement: Yes (Registration will open on 3 Jan 2022)

Further Details: Website

Tour of Gallop Extension

Description: Join us for a guided walk through the Gallop Extension of the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Visit the OCBC Arboretum and a section of the Mingxin Foundation Rambler’s Ridge.

The tour begins at the Visitor Centre at Gallop, and will take you through the OCBC Arboretum, viewing the dipterocarp collection. You will also experience the Mingxin Foundation Rambler’s Ridge, Forest Discovery Centre @ OCBC Arboretum and the Botanical Art Gallery.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Gallop Extension

Time: 0900 – 1030

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

Further Details: Website

Arts@HortPark – Botanical Watercolour Taster: Paint a Pear

Description: Join Kelly as she teaches the basic skills of botanical watercolour painting. From brush techniques to still life painting, there’s something for all art and nature enthusiasts to enjoy.

Category: Painting

Location: HortPark, Fruit Room

Time: 0900 – 1200

Booking Requirement: Yes (Registration will open on 3 Jan 2022)

Further Details: Website

GDO Designer’s Tips – Plant Styling with Houseplants (Talk) 15 Jan 2022, 130pm

Description: Hoping to freshen up your home for the new year? Plants are great for injecting colour and life to any space. A dash of greenery can really add to the aesthetics!

Join us to learn how to select the perfect plants for your living space and display them in style. Take home some simple design tips to turn your room into a green sanctuary in no time.

Category: Talk

Location: HortPark, MPH

Time: 1330 – 1430

Booking Requirement: Yes (Registration will open on 3 Jan 2022)

Further Details: Website

Tyas Iglesias x Homeground Studios

Description: Catch Tyas Iglesias live on stage for a night of groove and soul with original music and covers of the likes of Daniel Caesar, Dean, Mac Miller and H.E.R..

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1800 – 1830 | 1900 – 1930 | 2000 – 2030

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Tiara Maimun

Description: Tiara Maimun and her band will keep you set for the night with her originals, including some unreleased ones. Familiar songs will be played but with a little twist, in her own style. Accompanied by gut-wrenching guitar lines by Hasyir Ibrahim and harmonious tones by Umar Sirhan on the keys,. be prepared to be engulfed with sultry and alluring vocals from the band and Tiara Maimun.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1845 – 1930 | 2015 – 2100 

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Sunday – 16 January 2022

Rad Bromanace

Description: What started off as casual jam sessions has now bloomed into an established acoustic duo playing at some of the best venues Singapore has to offer. Come on down and let Rad Bromance take you back to the times when melody was king, with songs from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, CCR, Tom Petty, Chuck Berry, and more.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1900 – 1930 | 2000 – 2030

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

The New Modern Lights

Description: The New Modern Lights are led by vocalist-guitarist Darius Oon alongside Ethan Hariyono (guitars), Doran Oon (synths), and Adriel Ong (bass). Playing songs from their EP, some old favourites, covers as well as new, never-heard-before material, audiences can look forward to an evening of lyrical storytelling with sparkling melodies and a backdrop of ethereal, melancholic textures.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1845 – 1930 | 2015 – 2100 

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Non-Specific Date Activities

Change the Present Save the Future Exhibition

Description: Learn about how Singapore has been working to mitigate the effects of urbanisation and climate change, and how everyone has a part to play in building a resilient City in Nature.

This exhibition is jointly presented by City Developments Limited, National Parks Board and Singapore Botanic Gardens.

The exhibition is also accessible virtually online – here.

Category: Exhibition

Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens, CDL Green Gallery @ SBG Heritage Museum

Time: 0900 – 1800

Date: 15 July 2021 – 6 March 2022

This gallery is closed on every last Tuesday of the month, except on Public Holidays – the closure day will then take place on the next working day.

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Changi’s Light-up @ Jurassic Mile

Description: Be dazzled by Changi’s light-up as you seek out the carnivores hiding behind the greenery along the Changi Airport Park Connector.

Category: Light Installations

Location: Jurassic Mile

Time: Connector open 24 hours. Lights switched on from 1830 onwards.

Date: 29 November 2021 – 19 January 2022

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website | Website

Mapping the World: Perspectives from Asian Cartography

Description: Showcasing rare historical maps, Mapping the World: Perspectives from Asian Cartography brings together different mapping traditions and worldviews, political and cultural spheres of influence, and the exchange of cartographic knowledge between civilisations across the world.

Category: Exhibition

Location: Level 10, Gallery, National Library Building

Time: 1000 – 2100

Date: 11 December 2021 – 8 May 2022

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Libraries Transforming

Description: First opened on 30 April 1970, Queenstown Public Library (then Queenstown Branch Library) was the first of several full-fledged public libraries built in the 1970s. These first-generation libraries made books more accessible to all Singaporeans at a time when many could not afford them.

Since then, our public libraries have gone through a dramatic transformation. Today, Singapore boasts of a National Library and 26 public libraries, which have evolved greatly from what they were decades ago.

Journey with us from the past to present in this interactive exhibition. Discover how much our public libraries have transformed and will continue to grow in the future!

Category: Exhibition

Location: Queenstown Public Library

Time: 1000 – 2100

Date: 10 April 2021 – 9 October 2022

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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