Category: Frugal Week Planner

Frugal Week Planner for 25 Jan to 31 Jan 2017

During this Lunar New Year, let us all be reminded of what is important and truly valuable in life – family, friends, relationships, and community – and be thankful that we live in a nation with a standard of living that many today still dream of. Yes, there will be challenges ahead, but let these challenges not be wasted; instead, let them fill our lives with meaning, purpose, and gratitude. May you all have a meaningful Chinese New Year! Here are some ways to spend this holiday season with your loved ones.


Frugal Week Planner for 18 Jan to 24 Jan 2017

The Lunar New Year is just around the corner, and most Singaporeans plan on spending less this year. It is also heartening to read that the majority of them plan on saving the ang bao money their children receive. For those of us who are on the giving end of the ang bao, just keep in mind that years from now, it is likely that no one will remember the specific amount you gave to them, but they will remember the times you asked to borrow money even if the “ledger” is in your favour.


Frugal Week Planner for 11 Jan to 17 Jan 2017

The Singapore evolving art scene.
(Photo by Tan Kay Chin)

Singapore’s arts scene has truly become world-class, spanning a wide range of genres, forms, and mediums. This week, you can immerse yourself in the arts with Singapore Art Week, Art Stage Singapore, and the Aliwal Urban Arts Festival. You can also witness the 10th International Lion Dance Competition, as part of the Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations.


Frugal Week Planner for 4 Jan to 10 Jan 2017

One of the New Year Resolutions listed on a recent U.S. News & World Report article was to schedule in no-spend weekends, since many people tend to “let loose” when they’re not working and spend freely on extra food, entertainment, dining out and travel. Fortunately, there are many free things to do for entertainment here, some of which are listed below. And as a reminder, the Frugal Week Planners are just partial listings of upcoming free/frugal events; there are many other frugal events at community centres, museums, libraries, and parks that are not listed here. If you know of an event you would like to add, please comment below.


Frugal Week Planner for 21 Dec to 27 Dec 2016

Frugal in Singapore wishes you a Merry Christmas, and as a reminder, please note that this post is only a partial listing of free/frugal events, and that you can find other frugal activities at museums, libraries, parks, community centres, and malls (see this website for mall events). If you have an event you would like to suggest, please contact me or leave a comment. May you have enough happiness to keep your spirit alive, enough gain to satisfy your wanting, and enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.     (more…)

Frugal Week Planner for 14 Dec to 20 Dec 2016

Have you checked out the Really Really Free Market yet? Here’s your chance for an early “Christmas”!

Still looking for Christmas gifts? How about instead of spending money to buy a gift, exchange something you don’t want or need for a gift? If you haven’t visited the Really Really Free Market monthly meetup, here’s your chance. They are meeting this Sunday. You can also check out the “free” or “barter” section on Gumtree and Craigslist, but you’ll have to be quick with your replies.




Frugal Week Planner for 7 Dec to 13 Dec 2016

Photo by MBS
Have you seen the 13-minute free light and sound water display at Marina Bay?
Photo by MBS

Since its inception in 2011, more than 4 million people from all over the world have experienced Wonder Full, the spectacular lights and sound show by the Marina Bay waterfront. This13-minute show runs daily at 8pm and 9pm, with an additional show at 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Where else can you see such a beautiful display for free? Here are some more frugal events for you to consider this week: