There’s no better time to catch Sentosa Sandsation, as entry to Sentosa is free (until 10 Sept) for local residents (including the Sentosa Line Cable Car rides). In addition to the events listed here, many malls are holding their own special events and activities during the school holidays. And with 9.9 just around the corner, there will be many shopping deals.

 

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*Please note that events listed here are “curated” and that there are other free/frugal events happening elsewhere, especially at parks, museums, libraries, and community centres.

 

Continued from Previous Week

Children's Biennale: Dreams & Stories
20 May - 8 Oct
All day

Cost: Free, $5 for art pack
Venue: National Gallery Singapore


The first edition of the Children’s Biennale, a four-month festival, invites you to discover art in a whole new way. Explore dreams and stories through site-specific installations, interactive artworks and a stimulating line-up of music performances, film showcases and art-inspired programmes designed especially for kids and families.
The O.P.E.N. & SIFA 2017
28 June - 9 Sept
Various

Cost: $10 single entry; $45 general pass; $25 concession pass
Venue: Various
The annual arts festival series returns with a brand new name, concept and approach as the Singapore International Festival of Arts or SIFA. Organised independently by the Arts House Limited, and commissioned by the National Arts Council, it aims to inspire diverse audiences through great artistic experiences. For a schedule of events, please click here.
Hungry Ghost Festival
22 Aug - 19 Sept

Cost: Free
Venue: Chinatown & Other various places
As part of the Hungry Ghost Festival, you can sign up for the Birth, Life and Death Tour by the Chinatown Business Association where you will learn the practices carried out during births and deaths. You can also join the Asia Paranormal Investigators on a walking tour to hunt for ghosts at Bukit Brown Chinese Cemetery, or visit the Taoist temple at Arumugam Road, where there will be festivities, lively auctions, and variety shows.
23rd Ngee Ann City National Lion Dance Championships 2017
4 Sept - 9 Sept
7.30pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Ngee Ann Civic Plaza
Singapore’s top 25 lion dance teams rally to vie for the champion titles at the Ngee Ann City National Lion Dance Championships. See the thrilling display of lion dancers performing acrobatic stunts to showcase their creative techniques and stances.
Star Wars: Experience the Force @ Orchard Road
1 Sept - 10 Sept
10am - 10pm

Cost: Free
Venue: ION2, Shaw House Urban Plaza
Visitors of all ages will be taken on an epic journey of Star Wars, indulging in a trail of exciting pop-up experiences and fan-based activities. Don't miss the opportunity to snap a picture with the first-ever installation of the Millennium Falcon in Southeast Asia at ION2, and the AT-ST Walker at Shaw House Urban Plaza.
Sentosa Sandsation 2017
1 Sept - 17 Sept
10am - 9pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Siloso Beach, Sentosa
Marvel at larger than life sand sculptures at Southeast Asia's largest Sand Festival spread over 2,400 square metres of exhibition space on Siloso Beach. Enjoy special promos, such as the Sandsational Fun Ride, where you can purchase Singapore Cable Car Unlimited Sky Passes at 50% off (U.P. $43 Adult / $32 Child).
Silver Arts Festival 2017
1 Sept - 24 Sept
Various times

Cost: Free
Venue: Various
Silver Arts is an annual festival that collaborates with artists, arts organisations and community partners to integrate the arts into the lifestyles of seniors. From performances to workshops, seniors can showcase their creative talents through co-created content or learn a new skill, enhancing their overall well-being. For a schedule of events, please visit their website.

 

Upcoming Events

World Food Fair
7 Sept - 10 Sept
11am - 10pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore EXPO Hall 5

The World Food Fair will have 150+ food & beverage exhibitors in one location offering you 1,000+ varieties of food & beverage products at great bargain prices. There will be new product launches, sure win lucky dips, a trolley redemption, a photo booth contest, and a free baking class from SSA Culinary Institute.
The Finest Thai
8 Sept - 10 Sept
12pm - 9pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Royal Thai Embassy, 370 Orchard Road

The Finest Thai is a lifestyle festival featuring "Thai Premium" foods, brands and goods.
Sands for Singapore Charity Festival 2017
8 Sept - 10 Sept
Various

Cost: Free
Venue: Marina Bay Sands
The Sands for Singapore Charity Festival is a 3-day event to raise public awareness and funds for partner charities using spaces from their integrated resort – from the theatres, retail mall and restaurants, to the convention centre and museum. Highlights include the Play It Forward Challenge, the Sundown Picnic, and the Community Chest Heartstrings Walk (registration fee is $10) & Carnival (free admission).
National Senior Volunteer Month 2017: Opening Ceremony
9 Sept
9am - 5pm

Cost: Free
Venue: ITE College Central, 2 Ang Mo Kio Drive, Level 4 Auditorium
Learn about volunteering opportunities for seniors and join RSVP for a day of fun-filled activities and talks by voluntary welfare organisations and government agencies. The first 800 sign-ups for the opening ceremony will receive free food vouchers (tick "AM1" for your registration to be counted). Highlights include free goodie bags, free biometric health checks, free food sampling, the launch of RSVP's cookbook, performances by RSVP volunteers and VWOs, a photo booth, and free seminars and workshops.
Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society Public Education Forum 2017 - Understanding Atrial Fibrillation & Sudden Cardiac Death
9 Sept
9am - 3.30pm

Cost: $8 per person; $12 for pair
Venue: The Star Loft (L11), The Star Performing Arts Centre
Did you know that a sudden onset of irregular heart rhythm can lead to a sudden cardiac arrest? Learn more about atrial fibrillation (most common heart rhythm disorder) and sudden cardiac death from the experts. Tickets are inclusive of a goodie bag worth $50 and light refreshments.
OCBC NParks Ride Safe Programme Cycle-in Movie
9 Sept
4pm onward

Cost: Free
Venue: Punggol Waterway Park
Enjoy a 12-km scenic ride along the North Eastern Riverine Loop or opt for the kid-friendly 5-km Fun Ride. Those who do not cycle can go for our 7-km scenic walk to Coney Island Park. Afterward, gather at Punggol Waterway Park to catch a free screening of "Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2".
West Symphonia presents Kids’ Delights
9 Sept
6pm - 7pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage
West Symphonia will present an evening of enchanting music from Disney and DreamWorks. Music highlights include songs from Prince Of Egypt, Beauty and the Beast, Mulan, Frozen, Zootopia, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and more.
iWheel 4 Fun
9 Sept
10am - 6pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal
Be part of Singapore's largest showcase of personal mobility devices. There will be special deals, free try-outs, a fun kids circuit and adventure zone, as well as free zumba and kpopx dance workouts. Many attractive lucky draw prizes will also be given away. Electric scooter and electric unicycle enthusiasts can sign up for the obstacle challenge circuit. There will also be a free shuttle bus from Tanah Merah MRT Station.
Haji Lane F1 Street Party
9 Sept
7pm onward

Cost: Free
Venue: Piedra Negra, 241 Beach Road & Haji Lane
Haji Lane will be transformed into an open-air hip hop party venue. Free entry and free shots for the first 200 who register themselves with the hashtag #FreeTequilaShot on their event page.
Pop-Up Noise: The Great Singapore Replay
9 Sept
4pm - 10.30pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Clarke Quay Central
Ten emerging artists will take the stage with their remade Singapore Classic Hits. Also, enjoy activities to take you down memory lane, such as Eraser Cup and Chapteh challenges, an exhibition showcasing local album covers, and more, while munching on kachang puteh! There will be a lucky draw for all registered attendees.
Velocity Free Fitness Marathon
9 Sept - 10 Sept
9am - 6pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Velocity Outdoor Court
Gather your pals and sweat it out at Velocity this weekend with a variety of free fitness classes including yoga (mats provided), Zumba, kickboxing, and HIIT. On-site registration opens 45 mins before each session starts (limited slots available, on first-come-first-served basis). The first 30 participants to register for each class will receive a $5 Velocity shopping voucher (limited to 1 voucher per participant per day).
Yamaha Funtastic Piano Days 2017
9 Sept - 10 Sept
10am - 7pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Suntec Convention Centre, Level 3
Witness fine demonstrations and performances at Funtastic Piano Days. There will be promotions, a free gift for the first 50 who RSVP, sure-win spin the wheel, and fun activities and workshops for kids.
Beautiful Sunday: Winds of Japan
10 Sept
3pm - 4pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Esplanade Concert Hall
Join SparksWinds and conductor Chan Peck Suan and unwind with a Sunday afternoon of Japanese tunes, including highlights from Spirited Away, Do Enka Express, Jounetsu Tairiku, and Joe Hisaishi Medley.
Sri Jagannath Ratha Yatra 2017
10 Sept
3pm - 9pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Yio Chu Kang Stadium
Gita Reading Society invites all to experience Sri Jagannath Ratha Yatra, by pulling Lord Jagannath's Chariot in the joyous & auspicious Festival of Chariots. There will be face painting, henna, game stalls, a fancy dress competition, a snacks corner, and free dinner & Prasadam.

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