From PlayLAH, Feastival 2017, and the inaugural Civic District Outdoor Festival, to National Day activities, there’s plenty of frugal fun this week. This special edition of the Frugal Week Planner also includes a selection of National Day (Wed, 9 Aug) frugal events. Do check your local CC for National Day events in your area. And please refer to this article for the best places to view fireworks and drones.

 

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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 O.P.E.N is the pre-festival of the Singapore International Festival of Arts, that connects the public with the ideas, issues and themes of the 2017 SIFA festival. Please note that you can pay for a single entry, or buy a pass which entitles you to register for up to 6 O.P.E.N. Films & 1 O.P.E.N. Kitchens session. For a schedule of events, please click here.
Singapore Science Festival 2017
20 July - 19 Aug
Various

Cost: Free
Venue: Various
The Singapore Science Festival (SSF) is an annual celebration of everything Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM). Some upcoming highlights include Singapore Maker Extravaganza (see below), Nanogirl Science Show (22 - 23 July), Robotics at Sengkang Public Library (28 July), Science Buskers Festival (28 - 29 July), and Visual SG (28 July - 13 Aug), South East Asia’s signature Visualisation Festival.
GetActive! Singapore
29 July - 9 Aug
Various

Cost: Free
Venue: Various ActiveSG Sports Centres
For 12 days leading up to National Day, the annual “GetActive! Singapore” week will offer people from all walks of life varied opportunities to participate, organise, share and enjoy the celebration of our nation’s birthday through sport, fitness and wellness activities. Expect lots of sports festivals island-wide, and 24 sport competitions including 6 para-sport events.
Esplanade Presents: Red Dot August
1 Aug – 3 Sep
Various

Cost: Free
Venue: Esplanade
Esplanade celebrates our nation's birthday with a month-long festival of what makes us unique Singaporean, from concerts, activities, and workshops, to exhibitions and film screenings.

 

Upcoming Events

PlayLAH!
4 Aug - 6 Aug
12pm - 9pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Expo Hall 5
This year, PlayLAH! Let’s Celebrate! National Day 2017 has an even more exciting line-up of activities, complete with hands-on workshops, game booths and musical zones for you and your family’s ultimate day out. Get creative, learn a new skill or simply soak up the carnival atmosphere with hours of fun and thrills in 4 dedicated zones, thematic villages and stage programmes.
Singapasar 2017
4 Aug - 6 Aug
Friday: 4pm - 9pm; Weekend 11am - 8pm

Cost: Free
Venue: National Design Centre
Singapasar brings together the best and the newest collection of locally made products from furniture to food, apparel, bags, beverages, accessories and many more. These products tell stories of our Singaporean identity, history and culture. Highlights include the launch of brand new merchandise from local brands, exclusively at Singapasar. Don’t miss the chance to grab them before they are out in stores.
Civic District Outdoor Festival
4 Aug - 5 Aug; 11 Aug - 12 Aug
5pm - 11pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Civic District area
The inaugural Civic District Outdoor Festival will transform the district's charming and historical architecture into an extravaganza of multimedia, art installations, stage and music performances, art markets and food streets. Participate in free activities (free on certain dates/times only) and create knitted accessories, terraniums, and lettering brush art. The museums will remain open for extended hours.
Tampines Regional Library Grand Re-opening
5 Aug
10am onward

Cost: Free
Venue: Tampines Regional Library, Our Tampines Hub
The new Tampines Regional Library will have a much larger floor space, spanning 5 levels. Join their opening celebrations of Singapore's first and largest regional library.
Gardens by the Bay celebrates National Day
5 Aug
8.15am - 9.30am (Mass walk); 5.30pm - 7pm (Dance fitness party)

Cost: Free
Venue: Gardens by the Bay, Supertree Grove
Start your morning with an invigorating workout followed by a 2km guided mass walk through the Gardens. Then in the evening, join the Sport5 team for a unique celebration of our nation’s 52nd birthday in a special musical dance fitness party. Come celebrate with us in red and white sports attire.
National Day Fiesta at Mountbatten
5 Aug
4pm - 9pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Open field beside Blk 1 Pine Close
You're invited to the National Day Fiesta at Mountbatten, where you can ride the Hippo bus from estate to estate, and participate in the National Day observance ceremony and other fun activities. There will also be a pyrotechnics display and local delights.
Families for Life 'Celebrating NS50' Picnic.
5 Aug
4.30pm - 9.30pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Discovery Centre
Bring your whole family to the Singapore Discovery Centre (SDC) for the Families for Life picnic. As part of NS50 celebrations, families can expect fun NS50 themed activities and games. Register online as a family and receive a Families for Life goodie bag, which include a picnic mat and frisbee fan (while stocks last).
Superhero Mass Walk
5 Aug
1.30pm - 5pm

Cost: $8; Free for children under age 12
Venue: Singapore Sports Hub
Dress up as a superhero and stand to win attractive prizes. Be part of a record breaking attempt during the Superhero Mass Walk (starting at 3pm, with warm up at 2.45pm). There will also be games and a mass workout at 4pm.
Sports Quest: Singapore Ski and Snow Open
5 Aug - 6 Aug
11am - 8pm

Cost: Free, with registration
Venue: Snow City
Singapore's first Ski & Snow Open invites all skiers, riders, families, & friends to visit Snow City for free (free admission with online registration). There will be free skiing and snowboarding tryouts (80 slots per day, on a first-come first-serve basis). There will also be free Sleddogs and Skiate tryouts, the first Snow Travel Expo, and attractive prizes and lucky draws at the event.
NKF: Long Long Time Ago Charity Carnival
5 Aug - 6 Aug
11am - 8pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Marina Barrage
At NKF’s charity carnival, reminisce the good old days of the 70s and 80s, with traditional local food and nostalgic games. Jump to your heart’s content at the kid-friendly bouncy castle and trampoline. In the evening, there will be a free screening of local movie “Long Long Time Ago” under the stars (only on 5 Aug at 7.30pm).
INVEST Fair 2017
5 Aug - 6 Aug
10am - 7pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Suntec Convention Centre, Halls 401 & 402
First started in 2007, INVEST Fair is ShareInvestor’s annual flagship event jointly collaborated with The Business Times. In its 11th year, INVEST Fair aims to bring together renowned world-class speakers, key stakeholders and experts and investors in the region to steer the financial industry in new directions and be at the forefront of movements that impact the regional financial market.
Get Active And Celebrate NS50 & Free Gym/Pool Entry
5 Aug - 6 Aug
9am - 9pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Toa Payoh Hub Atrium, free entry is at all ActiveSG gyms and pools
As part of GetActive! Singapore, experience or relive your army days with a NS-inspired kids obstacle course which includes the low wall, fire ladder, flying fox and more. Complete the course to redeem a goodie bag (while stocks last). Other highlights includes free martial arts tryouts, fitness workouts, riding of Watt Bikes, and other fun fringe activities. Also, in celebration of NS50, entries to all ActiveSG gyms and swimming pools will be free on 5 & 6 Aug for all servicemen, including accompanying family and friends.
GetActive! Singapore: SG52 Kayaking
5 Aug - 6 Aug
10am - 6pm

Cost: Free
Venue: PA Water Venture Pasir Ris
As part of GetActive! Singapore, there will be a series of activities at Pasir Ris Beach such as sunrise & sunset kayaking, stand-up paddling try-outs, a mini kayaking race, and a record breaking 52-man seater kayaking attempt. This record breaking event will take place on 6 Aug from 10am - 12pm. Please register by 4 Aug to express your interest.
Feastival 2017
5 Aug - 6 Aug
12pm - 10pm

Cost: Free
Venue: National Museum of Singapore
Feast and chill with great food, music and entertainment. Expect more than 35 stalls of local Malay, Indian and fusion delights. Be entertained by popular TV personalities from Suria and Vasantham as well as radio DJs from Warna 94.2FM, Ria 89.7FM and Oli 96.8FM. And catch performances by Shabir, Sufi Rashid, Suthasini, Huda Ramdzan and many more. This ultimate foodie experience also features live cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs, Chef Bob and Chef Ariffin.
NSRCC Open House Carnival
5 Aug - 6 Aug
10am – 6pm

Cost: Free
Venue: National Service Resort & Country Club
National Service Resort & Country Club (NSRCC) is having an Open House Carnival where there will be carnival games, a photo booth, a magic show, and a Hover Ball Archery Challenge. You can also receive exclusive membership deals during this promotional period. Its membership is open to past and current NSmen.
Aidha Open House and Free Eye Screening 2017
6 Aug
10am - 4pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Aidha, United World College South East Asia
Aidha is a Singapore charity dedicated to enriching the lives of foreign domestic workers and lower-income women. Last year, the Aidha Open House and Free Eye Screening helped over 700 FDWs. At the Open House, you can try out Aidha’s Money Management game to get a sample of their courses offered. The free eye screening is for all FDWs and is in collaboration with Essilor & School of Health Sciences, Ngee Ann Polytechnic.
SOSD Adoption Drive
6 Aug
11am - 3pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Polo Club, 80 Mount Pleasant Road
SOSD is a group of volunteers in Singapore, banded together by the common passion and conviction of safeguarding the welfare of our homeless stray dogs. This adoption drive will feature a variety of puppies in need of a home.
RevOILution 2017
6 Aug
9am - 9pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Suntec Convention Centre Hall 403
Organised by Young Living Singapore, RevOILution is a free event created to lead a holistic revolution towards a life of wellness. Expect all-day free workshops, yoga, and fitness sessions. Register online to receive a free 5ml Young Living Peppermint oil (must register before 6pm on 3 Aug for free gift).
Singapore Red Cross: Sunday Sales
6 Aug
11am - 2pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Red Cross House, 15 Penang Ln
Shop for a cause, at the Red Cross Sunday Sale, where they will have a wide range of brand new & pre-loved merchandise ranging from apparel, footwear, household items to electronic devices. Click here to see a review on the Red Cross Thrift Shop.
Changi Terminal 4 Open House
7 Aug - 20 Aug
9am - 6pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Changi Airport
Explore various attractions and learn more about what T4 has to offer to travellers and visitors. The walking distance for the entire T4 Open House is approximately 1km. Each tour will last approximately 90 minutes. T4 Open House Visitors stand a chance of winning return flights to exciting destinations in the region.

 

Events on National Day

Sports Hub National Day Fiesta
9 Aug
9am - 9pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Sports Hub
Celebrate National Day with sports tryouts & challenges, carnival games, fitness workouts, a picnic and a live screening of the National Day Parade. Register today to get a free Fiesta Fun Pack.
SAFRA Celebrates with the Nation
9 Aug
Various times starting the afternoon

Cost: Free
Venue: All SAFRA locations
Celebrate our nation’s 52nd year of independence at each SAFRA club with activities (arts & crafts, fitness workouts, movie screenings, cake cutting, face painting, and more) and a live NDP screening starting at 5.30pm.
National Gallery: National Day Open House
9 Aug
10am - 7pm

Cost: Free
Venue: National Gallery
Enjoy the National Gallery Open House exhibitions with friends and family. You can also dive into history by taking part in a fun scratch art activity featuring images of the City Hall and former Supreme Court buildings through time. While you're there, don't miss Children's Biennale: Dreams & Stories, a 4-month-long festival that invites children (and the young at heart) to discover art in a whole new way.
National Day Celebrations at the National Museum
9 Aug
10am - 8.30pm

Cost: Free
Venue: National Museum of Singapore
Come celebrate National Day at the National Museum of Singapore with day-to-night programmes for the family. Highlights include fun craft activities with our favourite national symbols and icons, music performances on a Red Steinway piano, picnics featuring your favourite Singapore food, and a live screening of NDP. Visitors can also collect special Singapore souvenirs and complimentary NDP fun packs, which will be given out to the first 500 visitors during the live telecast.
So Singapore at Sentosa: National Day Specials
9 Aug
5.30pm onward

Cost: Free
Venue: Sentosa Merlion Plaza & Outisde iFly Singapore
Be charmed by the melodious tunes from Chord Squad & Sound Groove Music, as they perform pop songs and National Day songs. There will also be dressed-up roving characters and stilt walkers for exclusive photo opportunities, and a live NDP screening outside of iFly Singapore.
Get Movin' 2017 - Celebrate National Day at the Padang
9 Aug
5pm - 10pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Recreation Club
Join the Singapore Recreation Club for a live screening of NDP on the historic Padang. Participants will receive a GetActive! Singapore goodie bag, which includes snacks and sports souvenirs (while stocks last). No registration is required.
Free Zumba at Paya Lebar Square by HPB
9 Aug
6.30pm - 7.30pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Paya Lebar Square
This free workout will be held at either bus stop entrances, or Paya Lebar Square, or the taxi stand, depending on weather conditions. Please look for the stage and register upon arrival.

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