Category: Frugal Events

Your Frugal Week Planner for 14 Jan to 20 Jan 2015

Celebrate
Check out the world-class arts scene at these festivals.

A week full of festivals, with more than 100 events! Who says there’s nothing to do here on a budget? Movies by the Bay is back again for you to enjoy free blockbuster movie screenings under the stars and with the Marina bay as your backdrop. And if that’s not enough, remember that there are plenty of free events and activities all over Singapore, especially at museums, parks, and libraries; keep in mind that this is just a partial listing. Here are you frugal events for the week: (more…)

Your Frugal Week Planner for 7 Jan to 13 Jan 2015

pongal
Come join more than 30 inter-racial, diverse groups in a mass pongal cooking.

Isn’t it great that we live in a multicultural nation where it seems like there is always something to celebrate? This week, you can look forward to the Pongal Indian Harvest Festival in Little India, a tour of the newly gazetted National Monument – the Sri Thendayuthapani Temple, and some amazingly talented musicians playing the classics. Here’s the first weekly planner for the new year. (more…)

Your Frugal Week Planner for 24 Dec to 30 Dec 2014

Christmas is a great day to visit one of the many museums in Singapore.

A big thank you to all those who read and support this blog. It has been almost a year since I started this journey, and I hope to continue spreading the message of frugality, gratitude, and green living in a social environment that overemphasizes spending, status, and overconsumption of resources. I wish you all a very happy, enjoyable, and meaningful Christmas. Here are your frugal activities for the week: (more…)

Your Frugal Week Planner for 17 Dec to 23 Dec 2014

ana's place
While I don’t remember the Christmas presents, I do remember the fun times and silly moments my best friend and I shared.

With Christmas just around the corner, and school holidays soon coming to an end, it’s good to be reminded that the more memorable gifts in life are experiences and time spent bonding with others. I can’t tell you what I received for Christmas from my best friend Ana when I was 18 years old, but I can tell you how she made me feel and what I remember about our silly adventures at that age (and those fond memories certainly didn’t include getting together just to individually stare at our phones). As shopping fever spreads, keep in mind that this season is a time for joy and pleasant memories, not for self-imposed stress and financial burdens. Here are my top frugal picks for this coming week (all of which are FREE, except those that involve the usual entry fee into Sentosa):   (more…)

Your Frugal Week Planner for 10 Dec to 16 Dec 2014

hackidemia
Build, play, learn, and bond with your kids in a free HacKIDemia workshop.

Check out the frugal events lined up for this week. Get a free outfit, watch fireworks by the river, and attend free hack workshops with your kids so they (and you) can learn how to make cool gadgets and crafts for Christmas. (Remember that this is just a partial list and that there are tons of free activities throughout Singapore, especially at parks, museums, libraries, and community centres.) (more…)

Your Frugal Week Planner for 3 Dec to 9 Dec 2014

Pedestrians get the right of way this Saturday on Orchard Road.
Pedestrians get the right of way this Saturday on Orchard Road.

Feeling creative? Want to give someone a really impressive, one-of-a-kind, personal gift for Christmas? Why not head down to the Singapore Maker Festival this week. Other frugal events for the week include open houses at the Singapore Turf Club and at Starbucks outlets. You can also plan an evening stroll along Orchard Road and not have to worry about traffic lights. Here are some frugal events for the week: (more…)

Your Frugal Weekly Planner for 26 Nov to 2 Dec 2014

luminaries
Get into the festive spirit with these free events.

With Singapore being a small country and having a reputation of being one of the most expensive countries to live in, I repeatedly hear people comment that “there’s just nothing new to do in Singapore” or “going out is too expensive”. So I’ve decided to start a weekly series that conveniently lists some interesting and frugal activities. Of course, there are way too many free events and activities in Singapore (especially at museums, parks, and libraries), some of which recur weekly or monthly, and I won’t be able to cover all of them. I tried to select the more interesting and unique events. Without further ado, here is this week’s list: (more…)