Enjoy Thai food and culture at the Thai Festival. Experience amazing performances at the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA). And join the celebrations at the Joo Chiat Rock Festival with a great lineup of talented local musicians. Happy Vesak Day to you all!



*Please note this is a partial listing. And there are other free/frugal events happening elsewhere, especially at parks, museums, libraries, and community centres.


Continued from Previous Week

Source: Hari Raya Light Up 2019
Hari Raya Light Up 2019
Ends 6 June
Cost: Free
Venue: Geylang Serai
Geylang Serai will dazzle with close to 50 light installations from 3 May to 6 June as part of the Hari Raya Light Up 2019, and to mark the holy month of Ramadan. The Bazaar Raya Geylang Serai also returns with more than 500 stalls selling food, household items and accessories.


Upcoming Events

Source: Royal Thai Embassy
Thai Festival 2019
16 May - 19 May
11am - 9pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Royal Thai Embassy, 370 Orchard Road
Enjoy your favourite Thai food, Thai fruits and Thai fashion flown directly from Thailand, while the Thai Embassy brings you cultural performances and Muay Thai demos.
Source: LalooLalang‎
LalooLalang Raya Bazaar 2019 - #LapLip1965
16 May - 19 May
4pm - 12am
Cost: Free
Venue: Malay Heritage Centre
LalooLalang Raya Bazaar 2019 is a unique bazaar flea market experience for your Raya shopping needs that promotes and celebrates local entrepreneurship.
Source: SIFA
Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA)
16 May - 2 June
Cost: Mix of free & ticketed events
Venue: Various
SIFA is a plethora of theatre, music, dance, literary and visual arts happening over three weekends. There will be talks and workshops, and a variety of free programmes, including a large-scale interactive installation (We Can Dance) and a SSO concert at the Botanic Gardens.
Source: Market at Loewen Gardens‎
Frank Food May Market
18 May
9am - 1pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Market at Loewen Gardens, 75E Loewen Road
Come enjoy a beautiful Vesak morning with food, fun, and family at Loewen Gardens.
Source: NParks‎
Gardeners' Day Out
18 May
9am - 3pm
Cost: Free
Venue: HortPark
At this month's GDO, “bee” amazed on a Bee Trail Tour; make your own “nest” artwork by weaving fallen twigs and leaves; and learn about plant propagation techniques and how to grow capsicums. Other highlights include the famous Gardeners' Market and Food Bazaar.
Source: National Museum of Singapore
International Museum Day at the National Museum!
18 May
11am - 5pm
Cost: Free
Venue: National Museum of Singapore
Celebrate International Museum Day (IMD) and attend a HistoriaSG talk to find out more about the future of museums, participate in a thrilling scavenger hunt, enjoy live music performances, and visit craft stations to take home handcrafted keepsakes.
Source: Joo Chiat Rock Festival 2019‎‎
Joo Chiat Rock Festival 2019
18 May
5pm onward
Cost: Free
Venue: Siglap Outfall, East Coast Park
As part of Joo Chiat’s 60th anniversary, experience a music festival by the sea featuring an energetic and exhilarating lineup of live music, a variety of fringe activities, as well as food and drink stalls.
Source: IMDA
SG:Digital Wonderland 2019
18 May - 19 May
11am - 8pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Suntec City Convention Centre, Hall 404 - 406
Previously known as Tech Saturday, Singapore’s largest tech carnival is back as the SG:Digital Wonderland, with more cool gadgets and exciting activities lined up for everyone to discover, experience and innovate.
Source: Philips Singapore‎
Philips Carnival 2019
18 May - 20 May
9am - 6pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Philips APAC Center
The Philips Carnival welcomes everyone to Shop, Learn, & Live. Whether you are spending a day out with the family, shopping for your new home, or simply hunting for a good bargain, get ready to snag exciting special offers and giveaways and soak up the carnival festivities.
Source: Vivekanand Seva Sangh‎
Indian Traditional Games Festival 2019
19 May
5pm - 9pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Bedok Stadium
The Indian Traditional Games Festival (ITGF) aims to preserve, nurture and promote traditional Indian games such as Kabaddi, Kho-kho, Lagori, Langdi, Gilli Danda and more. It is free for all to play, connect, and bond with each other.

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