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Weekly Free Stuff To Do In Singapore – 14 FEB – 20 FEB

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.  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 for the week of 14 February 2022 to 20 February 2022.

Monday – 14 February 2022

Gufeng Pop Hits

Description: This concert by talented musicians from the group 25 Strings spotlights two instruments under the Chinese Orchestra’s plucked string family—the guzheng and the zhongruan. 

Category: Music 

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1915 – 1945 | 2015 – 2045

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Tuesday – 15 February 2022

Songs for a Lovely Night

Description: Set the mood for Yuan Xiao with Sam Lee’s heart-warming repertoire of ballads about love, kinship and friendship. This includes May We Be Together Forever, You Are the Only One for Me, Friends and more.

Category: Music 

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1915 – 1945 | 2015 – 2045

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Wednesday – 16 February 2022

Uncover Shanghai Yue Opera

Description: Uncover Shanghai Yue Opera presents a fusion of abstraction and realism to showcase the beauty, versatility and adaptability of this art form. Audiences get to experience yue opera in both its traditional and contemporary forms.

Category: Music 

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1915 – 1945 | 2015 – 2045

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Thursday – 17 February 2022

Our Theme Songs

Description: Music has played an important role in enhancing Singapore television drama and leaving a lasting impression on audiences through the years. Often, when a certain theme song is played, scenes from the respective drama hit us like waves, allowing us to recall our childhood memories.

Category: Music 

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1915 – 1945 | 2015 – 2045

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

International Artist Series: Christopher Guzman & Nellie Seng

Description: Pianists Christopher Guzman (Professor of Piano at Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania) and Nellie Seng (Head of Keyboard Studies, NAFA School of Music) met as classmates at The Julliard School, studying under Jerome Lowenthal. This duo concert reunites two partners-in-crimes with fantastic tales to tell of their journey through college, losing touch and finding each other again.

Category: Music 

Location: Lee Foundation Theatre

Time: 1930 – 2045

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Friday – 18 February 2022

A Bitesize of Chinese Musicals

Description: Bask in a night of beloved tunes from local Mandarin musicals and pop music. This includes a sneak peek into original soundtracks from Bitesize Theatre Productions’ first Mandarin musical that is currently under incubation.

Category: Music 

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1915 – 1945 | 2015 – 2045 | 2115 – 2145

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Groove with Morse

Description: Dive into a world of rhythm, sound and groove with Morse Percussion. Let the group captivate you with their exhilarating performance of Chinese, Western and ethnic instruments.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1930 – 2015 | 2100 – 2145

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Chinatown Heritage Walks – Tanjong Pagar Heritage Trail

Description: 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 11 February 2022 and closes on 16 February 2022 at 12pm or earlier, depending on the availability of tickets.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: The URA Centre Atrium

Time: 0930 – 1130

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Saturday – 19 February 2022

Gardeners’ Day Out – Thematic Gardens Tour

Description: Learn about the rich history of the Horthouse, our themed gardens, the events that take place in HortPark and more, in our thematic gardens tour!

Category: Guided Tour

Location: HortPark, Visitor Services Centre

Time: 0900 – 1000

Booking Requirement: Yes, Registration will open on 7 Feb 2022, 10am. Guided tours are limited to 20 pax only, while slots last.

Further Details: Website

Gardeners’ Day Out – Edibles Discovery Tour

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: Registration will open 7 Feb 2022. Guided tours are limited to 20 pax only, while slots last.

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, Gallop Extension. Visitor Services Desk

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

GDO Introduction to Therapeutic Horticulture

Description: Curious about what goes behind designing a rejuvenating therapeutic garden? Join us to learn how plants and plant-related activities are thoughtfully applied to promote health and wellness for everyone.

Category: Talk

Location: HortPark, MPH

Time: 0930 – 1030

Booking Requirement: Yes. Registration will open on 7 Feb 2022, 10 am.

Further Details: Website

Joyful Tunes

Description: Welcome the festivities with some joyous and light-hearted Chinese New Year songs and some familiar nursery rhymes! Join Cheney as she plays these timeless melodies on the erhu—a Chinese two-stringed fiddle.

She is also performing on both 12 & 19 February 2022.

Category: Music

Location: PIP’s PLAYbox

Time: 1100 – 1115 | 1215 – 1230 | 1400 – 1415 | 1515 – 1530 | 1630 – 1645 | 1745 – 1800

Booking Requirement: Yes, at entrance, first come first served.

Further Details: Website

We are Singer-songwriters! • J2S

Description: J2S uses the cathartic art of song to share their personal stories and journeys. Expect to form a connection and musical conversation with the band as they deliver a heartfelt performance of their originals at the Esplanade Concourse.

Category: Music 

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1700 – 1740

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

We are Singer-songwriters! • Reylene Ban

Description: Come journey with singer-songwriter Relyne Ban as she shares her award-winning tracks. This includes Hand in Hand which won the 2014 Singapore NEA Eco Music Challenge, Symphony of Love which clinched Best Theme Song in the 2018 Singapore Asian Academy Awards, as well as other originals like 4 AM and You Are which have been released on all online music platforms.

Category: Music 

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1830 – 1910

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

We are Singer-songwriters! • Chen Yi

Description: Experience an evening of songs revolving around the theme of love, separation, reconciliation, hope and beauty in different musical styles. Audiences will get to hear emotional ballads and fusion music that marries classical western opera with popular music in Chen Yi’s composition featuring poetic text.

Category: Music 

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1930 – 2010

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

We are Singer-songwriters! • Broken Pieces and Mending

Description: Broken Pieces and Mending will be introducing songs from their upcoming EP, including three originals Reboot, To Be Continued and Homo Sapiens. The duo will be rearranging their songs specially for this performance, introducing a brand-new listening experience!

Category: Music 

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 2030 – 2110

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

We are Singer-songwriters! • Zadon

Description: Catch Zadon in this special showcase where he performs his R&B-tinged hip hop bangers and a few of his upcoming singles. Don’t miss the electrifying performance by this multi-talented singer-songwriter and music producer!

Category: Music 

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 2115 – 2155

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Former Ford Factory Tour & Voices of War: Oral Accounts in Battle History

Description: Curious how sites with a dark past can use oral history to engage audiences? Join Archives Services Manager Lu Wenshi as she uncovers some highlights of oral history accounts on the Japanese Occupation and the value of such accounts when it came to the curation of the exhibition Surviving the Japanese Occupation: War and its Legacies.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Former Ford Factory

Time: 1330 – 1530

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

CCKPL: Unplugged

Description: During Unplugged, set aside your digital devices and enjoy quality time with your friends and family. Have fun in this Unplugged session and be introduced to a variety of games, for you to kick back and have a good time!

This programme is recommended for children and teens to attend with friends and family.

Category: Games

Location: Choa Chu Kang Public Library – Programme Room 1 & 2 (Level 4)

Time: 1500 – 1700

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Kampong Gelam Heritage Walking Tour

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 Entrance, Singapore

Time: 1030 – 1200

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Book Lovers Club

Description: At our next book discussion, we’ll uncover groundbreaking research on how love, friendship and community can have greater impact on our health than we realize. For instance, chronic loneliness can be as unhealthy as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day. Through provocative storytelling and compelling research, this book provides a new model to take charge of your health.

Book: The Rabbit Effect: Live Longer, Happier, and Healthier with the Groundbreaking Science of Kindness

Category: Book Club

Location: National Library Building (Imagination & Possibility Room)

Time: 1500 – 1800

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

My Family’s Journey to Better Health Workshop and Storytastic

Description: Firstly, join our NLB storytellers at the library, as they bring you into a world of fascinating stories and tales related to active health. Fun and excitement await you!

Then, let’s head to the Active Health Lab! Keen to embark on a healthier diet but unsure of how and where to begin? Start by discovering your fitness and health levels through simple assessments! Our Active Health Coach will guide you on goal setting and habits formation, enabling you to make sustainable changes to your nutrition and achieve your goals!

Please note that participants will have to travel to the Active Health Lab at Our Tampines Hub (#03-32) after the 30-min Storytastic session at the library.

11.30 am – 12 pm: Storytastic at Tampines Regional Library

12 – 12.30 pm: Active Health workshop at Active Health Lab at Our Tampines Hub (#03-32)

This parent-child programme is intended for children between the ages of 7 to 10, and their parents. Registration is required for this programme.

Category: Health

Location: Tampines Regional Library – Programme Zone L6

Time: 1130 – 1230

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Sunday – 20 February 2022

A Youthful Escapade: Bite-sized!

Description: With Ming Xiang on the pipa and Gum Seng Aung Du on the violin, embark on a short escapade into the music of their youth and childhood, filled with joy and festive cheer! During the journey, look out for an eclectic mix of children songs and lunar new year classics, including their rendition of Zubir Said’s Semoga Bahagia, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and 拜年 (Bai Nian).

They are also performing on both 13 & 20 February 2022.

Category: Music

Location: PIP’s PLAYbox

Time: 1100 – 1115 | 1215 – 1230 | 1400 – 1415 | 1515 – 1530 | 1630 – 1645 | 1745 – 1800

Booking Requirement: Yes, at entrance, first come first served.

Further Details: Website

Harmonica Romance

Description: Singapore Broadway Harmonica Ensemble presents a series of love songs with heartfelt and soulful tunes. Classic love songs across generations and cultures are reimagined and performed in a variety of harmonica playing styles and techniques. Let the melodic sounds of harmonica take you back to fond memories of bliss, love and happiness!

Category: Music 

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1715 – 1745 | 1815 – 1845 | 1915 – 1945 |

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Trending Hits

Description: Let vocal powerhouses Juni Goh and Khim Ng from Music & Drama Company dazzle you with trending Mandopop hits! Backed by the E Sharps—with Ann Gie on keys, Bom on drums, Matin on guitar and Xanthus on bass—expect hits from regional artists like A-Lin and GEM, as well as homegrown talent like Huang Yida.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1930 – 2015 | 2100 – 2145

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Non-Specific Date Activities

Recreating possibilities: Make-Your-Own Zodiac Animal Stick Puppet and Document Peg

Description: How can waste be repurposed to create something useful with a dash of our imagination? Learn how to make your own zodiac animal stick puppet or document peg using upcycled beverage cartons in this workshop. Discover waste can take on another life when redesigned, deconstructed and reconstructed with simple alternatives.

Recommended for ages 4 and above with accompanying adult. Accompanying adults must be above 16.

Category: Arts & Craft

Location: PIP’s PLAYbox

Date: 12, 13, 19, 20 February 2022

Time: 1115 – 1215 | 1415 – 1515 | 1645 – 1745

Booking Requirement: Pre-registration is required for admission into PIP’s PLAYbox. Registration can be done at the entrance of PIP’s PLAYbox.

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

ArtScience on Screen: Beyond Earth

Description: Catch films about stories inspired by the vastness and unexplored corners of space, featuring a mix of animated classics, festival picks and artist works from this November to next February.

Category: Film

Location: ArtScience Museum

Date: 25 November 2021 – 27 February 2022

Time: 1030 – 1700

Booking Requirement: Yes (Mix of free and paid admission with online pre-booking)

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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