Category: Entertainment

Free Admission to “Singapura: 700 Years” Exhibit at the National Museum

Explore our rich history in this free exhibit.
Explore our rich history in this free exhibit.

The National Museum of Singapore recently opened a new exhibit called “Singapura: 700 Years”. This exhibit takes you on a journey through Singapore’s history beginning from the 14th century, when it was a humble fishing village, to being an independent, first-world nation today. Entry is free for Singaporeans and PRs. There are also free guided tours conducted in various languages (English, Mandarin, Japanese, and French). (more…)

Top Things to do During Deepavali

Celebrate one of the biggest and brightest of all Hindu festivals – right here in Singapore.

Deepavali, or Diwali, is one of the most important religious festivals for Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains. It is celebrated as a triumph of good over evil, and of light over darkness; hence, it is called the Festival of Lights. The festival preparations and rituals typically extend over a five-day period. But in Singapore, we are blessed to have the celebrations last for more than a month! This year’s theme is “The Goddess of Furtune: Mahalakshmi”. Here are some (free) things you can do to get into the festive spirit. (more…)

Free Ice Cream and Move Screening at ChunkFest

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ChunkFest returns for its 7th year to Singapore.

Ben & Jerry’s ChunkFest, the largest ice-cream festival, returns for the seventh year to Singapore on Saturday, 4 Oct. This year, it will be held at The Meadows at Gardens by the Bay from 2-10pm. Admission is free. Fans will get to try 20 flavours ($6 per scoop; $11 for two), including new and exclusive flavours that are typically only available in the US. There will also be carnival activities, performances, and a free evening movie screening of Divergent at 7:30pm. (more…)

Where to Get a FREE Family Vacation during the School Holidays

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Families for Life will be holding its annual National Family Celebrations this weekend.

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to make lasting, meaningful and valuable memories during the school holidays. As part of the Families for Life Celebrations, you and your family can enjoy free Segway® rides, indoor rock climbing, kayaking, and a Despicable Me marathon screening at the newly opened Singapore Sports Hub on 13 – 14 Sept from 3pm – 9.30pm. (more…)

Another Free Must-See Event: The Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival Walking Trail & Mass Lantern Walk

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Chinatown lights up with lanterns, stage performances, and other festivities.

Have you ever wondered why Chinatown is referred to as Ox-Car-Water (Niu Che Shui)? Join the Kreta Ayer – Kim Seng Citizens’ Consultative Committee’s Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival Walking Trail to find out. The trail hits many highlights in Chinatown. From the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple to the Sri Mariamman Temple and the Jamae Mosque (only in Singapore will you find such religious harmony). You’ll also learn about Chinatown’s rich history. From the time of the British and the Japanese occupation, to the Samsui women and the clansmen who ran the secret societies along “death street”. (more…)

Discover Our Rich Heritage at the Malay Festival of Arts

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Another free festival to check out in Singapore

In its 13th year, Pesta Raya – Malay Festival of Arts returns to the Esplanade for four days (28 – 31 Aug). Come celebrate the Malay arts and culture through dance, music, and theatre performances. In addition to ticketed shows, there are plenty of free events. Don’t miss this opportunities to take part in the celebrations at the end of the Hari Raya Puasa period, and to gain a deeper understanding of the Malay culture. (more…)

A Free Nighttime Block Party – and You’re Invited!

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Expect this year’s night festival to be bigger and better than ever!

One of the reasons why I absolutely love living here is that there is always something fun, inspirational, or entertaining to do/see for free! This year, the Bras Basah & Bugis precincts will once again be transformed into a nocturnal showcase of arts, heritage and culture. Expect dazzling displays and surprises for the next two weekends. This will be the 7th year of the Singapore Night Festival. And begins tonight. This year’s theme is “Bold and Beautiful”. And it promises to be “louder, edgier, and wilder”, according to Festival Director Angelita Teo. (more…)