weekly free stuff 17jan 23jan 2022

Weekly Free Stuff To Do In Singapore – 17 JAN – 23 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, 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 17 January 2022 to 23 January 2022.

Monday – 17 January 2022

Same Old Brand New Tunes

Description: Join Jaime as she revisits her old originals, reveal new tunes, and put her spin on some old songs that have recently made a comeback on social media platforms.

Category: Music 

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1900 – 1940

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Tuesday – 18 January 2022

Same Old Brand New Tunes

Description: Join Jaime as she revisits her old originals, reveal new tunes, and put her spin on some old songs that have recently made a comeback on social media platforms.

Category: Music 

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1900 – 1940

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Wednesday – 19 January 2022

Ya Like Jazz?

Description: Join ALICIA DC, Damian, Hrithik, Jaco and Jeremy for an eventful night of jazz and pop originals by Alicia, as well as some bossa nova favourites by João Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim and more.

Category: Music 

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1900 – 1940

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Thursday – 20 January 2022

Ya Like Jazz?

Description: Join ALICIA DC, Damian, Hrithik, Jaco and Jeremy for an eventful night of jazz and pop originals by Alicia, as well as some bossa nova favourites by João Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim and more.

Category: Music 

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1900 – 1940

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Friday – 21 January 2022

Joe Lee & Friends: Get In

Description: GET IN. Enjoy an evening of groovy and funky jazz tunes presented from the album Get In by Dutch saxophonist and composer, Benjamin Herman.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1845 – 1930 | 2015 – 2100

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Cravism x Maya Diegel

Description: Producer Cravism and vocalist Maya Diegel present their latest EP, Caryatid, which explores the joys and troubles in the lives of young adults today. With the themes of expectations, womanhood, grief and kindness, the duo’s smooth beats and dense harmonies will take you on a journey through the experience of trying to fit into social expectations, whilst confidently pointing out false idols and rejecting any pressure to conform.

Category: Music 

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1900 – 1930 | 2000 – 2030

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Unplugged

Description: Want to take a break and unwind over some tabletop games?

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

Saturday – 22 January 2022

Heritage Tour

Description: For over 150 years, Singapore Botanic Gardens has been the birth place of South East Asia’s rubber and orchid industries. A walk through the re-developed Tanglin / Heritage Core of the Gardens will evoke memories of bygone days where ladies stroll through the Gardens with the parasols and long skirts. Highlights of the tour include the Bandstand, sculptures in the Gardens, the Heritage Trees, the Main Gate, the Saraca Stream Walk.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services Desk at Tanglin Gate Botany Centre

Time: 0900 – 1000

Booking Requirement: Yes, Limited slots available on first-come-first-serve basis. (Registration is required at Visitor Services Desk, Tanglin Gate 15min before the scheduled tour)

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:  Yes, Limited slots available on first-come-first-serve basis. (Registration is required at Visitor Services, Tyersall Gate 15min before the scheduled tour)

Further Details: Website

MOLLY the Mobile Library (January)

Description: As part of the National Library Board’s commitment to promote reading and making books available to all children, MOLLY® the Mobile Library provide access to a large collection of children’s books, along with services like book borrowing and returning, at selected pre-schools, Special Education (SPED) schools, or communities with little access to libraries.

Category: Reading

Location: Wave Plaza near Forest Ramble at Jurong Lake

Time: 0900 – 1200

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Race Against Time – Science behind a Botanic Garden Tour

Description: This session introduces the research facilities at the Singapore Botanic Gardens such as the Library of Botany & Horticulture, Orchid & Micro-propagation laboratory and the Herbarium.

Highlights of this 45-minute tour includes a visit to the Herbarium which stores physical records of reference plant materials, some dating as far back as 1790.  In addition, learn about our hybridization programme for orchids, a process introduced back in 1930’s by the then Director, R.E Holttum.

Category: Guided Tour

Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services Desk at Tanglin Gate Botany Centre

Time: 1000 – 1100

Booking Requirement: Yes, Limited slots available on first-come-first-serve basis. (Registration is required at the Service Desk 15min before the scheduled tour)

Further Details: Website

Sunset Walk at Jurong Lake Gardens

Description: Join our evening saunters at Jurong Lake Gardens on 22 January 2022 organised as part of Singapore Art Week. Get ready to be enthralled by our guides who will be sharing fun facts and stories of the art installation as well as the rich biodiversity sustainable features in the gardens.

Category: Walk

Location: Entrance Pavilion, Jurong Lake

Time: 1715 – 1815 | 1730 – 1830 | 1745 – 1845 | 1800 – 1900

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: 1715 – 1815 | 1730 – 1830 | 1745 – 1845 | 1800 – 1900

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, Singapore

Time: 1630 – 1800

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

Coming Up Roses

Description: Join alt-rock/shoegaze trio Coming Up Roses as they reinvent their heavy and cathartic live sound for a more intimate and acoustic setting.

Fresh from releasing their new singles All Our Time and Glass Stained Eyes, Coming Up Roses—comprising vocalist-bassist Emily Sera and guitarists Darius Oon and Lorenzo Romero—will perform songs from their debut mini-album Waters, their upcoming EP Everything Is, as well as a number of choice covers from their favourite bands.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

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

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

ShiLi & Adi

Description: Join vocal duo ShiLi & Adi for an evening of original music, including some unrelease songs, showcasing their infectious energy and beautiful harmonies.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1845 – 1930 | 2015 – 2100 

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Sunday – 23 January 2022

Odelia Rei

Description: Enjoy an evening of serenity with Odelia Rei’s live performance of her latest songs, including an unreleased single!

Her soothing vocals are sure to take you on a trip to release your inner peace with genres such as bedroom pop, lo-fi, and chill R&B songs.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Concourse

Time: 1900 – 1930 | 2000 – 2030

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

FXTRT

Description: Four merry Singaporean dudes play math rock in a band called FXTRT (pronounced ‘foxtrot’).

Their debut EP Palette released in 2016, alongside the single Elephants, quickly won them fans. They released their sophomore effort Bento Set A and single Maggie in the following year and in that same year, performed at Baybeats 2017 as part of the Budding Bands programme.

Category: Music

Location: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Time: 1845 – 1930 | 2015 – 2100 

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Non-Specific Date Activities

Light To Night Festival 2022

Description: A marquee event of Singapore Art Week, Light to Night Festival returns in 2022. The 6th edition of the festival features a host of innovative digital and on-site art experiences that are sure to excite and delight more audiences than ever before. Taking place over three weeks with an expanded line-up of programmes and artistic interventions, Light to Night 2022 will focus on the pursuit of new perspectives and states of mind. Audiences are invited to uncover new ways of seeing, thinking and being as they engage with fresh perspectives about the world we live in.

Enjoy free entry to the Gallery and extended opening hours till 10pm on Light to Night Festival weekends (14-16, 21-23 and 28-30 Jan)!       

Category: Festival

Location: City Hall Area

Date: 14 January 2022 – 3 February 2022

Time: Generally 1000 – 2200 (check website for more information)

Booking Requirement: Depends

Further Details: Website

River Hongbao 2022

Description: Experience the festivities at one of Singapore’s largest Chinese New Year festival at Gardens by the Bay from 30 Jan to 6 Feb 2022!

Category: Festival

Location: Gardens by the Bay

Time: Depends

Date: 30 January 2022 – 6 February 2022

Booking Requirement: Yes, limited slots (Registration opens from 11 am on 19/1 (WED) and ends 21/1 (SAT), and there is a maximum cap of five persons per registration. )

Date of Visit Time Slot Booking Date & Time
30 JAN 2022 (SUN) 1830 – 2230 19 JAN 2022 (WED) 1100
31 JAN 2022 (MON) 1830 – 2100

2130 – 0015

19 JAN 2022 (WED) 1100
1 FEB 2022 (TUE)

2 FEB 2022 (WED)

1430 – 1630

1700 – 1930

2000 – 2230

20 JAN 2022 (THU) 1100
3 FEB 2022 (THU)

4 FEB 2022 (FRI)

1430 – 1630

1700 – 1930

2000 – 2230

21 JAN 2022 (FRI) 1100
5 FEB 2022 (SAT)

6 FEB 2022 (SUN)

1430 – 1630

1700 – 1930

2000 – 2230

22 JAN 2022 (SAT) 1100

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

(W)AVE 2.0

Description: Redefining the parameters of interaction between body and light, (W)AVE 2.0 aims to introduce interactive devices that add a new sensory dimension to the experience of space. Wearing the Haptic gloves and Haptic vests, visitors can actively navigate a constructed light and sound installation through touch.

Category: Exhibition

Location: 42 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187951

Time: Weekdays (1500 – 2200) | Weekends (1400 – 2200)

Date: 14 January 2022 – 22 January 2022

Booking Requirement: No

Further Details: Website

Re-Imagining Memorabilia: Past to Present

Description: “Re-imagining Memorabilia: Past to Present” is a commemorative exhibition held in celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Thow Kwang dragon kiln by Thow Kwang clay artists. The exhibition showcases a series of contemporary interpretations of traditional claywares produced at the kiln by Thow Kwang Industry, paying tribute to our forefathers who had built the kiln to mass produce necessary wares for industrial and household use in the past.

Category: Exhibition

Location: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Creative Box

Time: 1100 – 1900

Date: 15 January 2022 – 22 January 2022

Booking Requirement: Yes (Some slots reserved for walk-ins but limited)

Further Details: Website

AliWALL Festival 2022: The Dreamer

Description: AliWALL Festival is a culmination of participative art experiences that redefine the walls – both physical and metaphorical – as canvases to unite artists and audiences closer to collectively consider what urban living is, now and for the future.

Category: Arts

Location: Aliwal Arts Centre

Time: 1800 – 2100

Date: 21 January 2022 – 23 January 2022

Booking Requirement: Yes

Further Details: Website

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, including volunteering, do drop me an email at consumelesslife@gmail.com.

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