The National Steps Challenge Season 4 kicks off this Saturday (27 Oct). And with Halloween fast approaching, there are plenty of strange and spooky offerings this week. But keep in mind that this is only a (partial) selection of Halloween-themed wallet-friendly activities. If you wish to add an event to this list, please comment below.



*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: Cineleisure
Horror Haunt: The Curse of Amityville
Ends 28 Oct
Weekdays: 6pm - 10pm | Weekends: 2pm - 10pm
Cost: Free, with a minimum $5 same-day receipt
Venue: Cineleisure Level 3 & The Cathay External Atrium
Escape the infamous Amityville horror house with Hollywood’s most horrifying characters lurking in the darkness. This maze isn’t for the faint of heart. Enter at your own risk at Cineleisure (18 - 21 Oct) and the Cathay (25 - 28 Oct).
Source: Gardens by the Bay
NEON Jungle
Ends 28 Oct
6pm - 11pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Gardens by the Bay
Deforestation puts more than 100 wildlife species at the risk of extinction each day. Step into the Neon Jungle after dark and discover for yourself the largest collection of psychedelic neon lights, featuring some of the most endangered animals native to South East Asia.
Source: Singapore River
Singapore River Festival 2018
Ends 11 Nov
3pm - 10.30pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore River
The Singapore River Festival returns bigger and more exciting this year, with activities lined up for everyone. Main highlights include the LAH Bazaar, the SR Gameshow, the AR Challenge, Sky Aquarium, Walaoween, and more.
Source: Little India Singapore
Deepavali 2018
Ends 25 Nov
Various timings
Cost: Free
Venue: Little India, Serangoon Road & Campbell Lane
The annual Deepavali celebrations will commence with a light-up ceremony on 22 Sept, and the streets will stay lit all the way until 25 Nov. Throughout the festival period, there will be story-telling sessions, traditional folk games, and other activities lined up to celebrate this Hindu festival in its 30th anniversary in Little India.


Upcoming Events

Source: Brahm Centre
Healthy Mind, Better Life Seminar
25 Oct
5:30pm - 9pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Conference Hall
This seminar is part of the Mental Health Awareness Singapore Learning Series, organised to commemorate World Mental Health Day 2018. Refreshments will be provided. To see the complete program, please click the (title) link.
Source: SGIFF
SGIFF Presents: Moonlight Cinema
26 Oct - 27 Oct
pre-show: 8.15pm | screening: 9pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Gardens by the Bay, Supertree Grove
The Singapore International Film Festival will host two free outdoor screenings: My Girl (USA, 1991) and My Girl (Thailand, 2003) – two coming-of-age films. Before the film screenings, talented dancers from Luminous Dance Academy will perform to the iconic soundtracks of the two films at 8:15pm - 8:30pm.
Source: NLB
Night at the Library
26 Oct - 27 Oct
Fri: First entry: 10:30pm; Last entry: 12:45am
Sat: First entry: 10pm; Last entry: 12:15am
Duration 45 minutes
Cost: Free (by borrowing 4 books/e-books during month of Oct)
Venue: Level 1 of the National Library Building
This event is organised by the National Library Board and is part of Dark Tales. Spook yourself twice over by visiting both Reaper’s Trail at the Toa Payoh Public Library and Night at the Library at the National Library Building. By going to both, you can redeem a free gift.
Source: PUB
Marina Barrage 10th Anniversary Celebrations Finale
26 Oct - 28 Oct
Fri: 5pm - 11pm | Sat: 1pm - 11pm | Sun: 1pm - 9pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Marina Barrage
To mark the end of Marina Barrage's 10th anniversary celebrations, the Marina Barrage will be transformed into a “Mini Artbox” with 100 local and foreign vendors. A special boat tour around the Marina Reservoir will be organised for the public, and the celebrations will end with a spectacular pyrotechnic display.
Source: URA
Car-Free Weekend
26 Oct - 28 Oct
Various timings
Cost: Free
Venue: Civic District, Amoy Street & Telok Ayer
From 26 to 28 Oct, Car-Free Weekend will take place as an extension of the Car-Free Sunday SG initiative to go car-lite. For a list of exciting activities over the three day period, please click the (title) link.
Wake Up Your Idea! 2018
27 Oct
10am - 1pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Tech Ghee CC
Wake Up Your Idea! is a movement to drive social innovation and positive change. Initiated by UNFRAMED and hosted with the community, it is a celebration of changemaking and a call to action to do good.
I-nnovate SG!
27 Oct
11am - 3pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Tampines Regional Library, Level 2
This programme is brought to you by the S'pore Discovery Centre. Join them for a fun and engaging learning experience that highlights the importance of creativity and innovation through craft activities.
Source: Food Japan
Food Japan 2018
27 Oct (public day)
11am - 4.30pm
Cost: $4
Venue: Suntec Singapore
Food Japan is ASEAN’s largest dedicated showcase of Japanese food and beverage, with an array of authentic Japanese ingredients, equipment, demos, and classes on culinary techniques.
Source: UE Square
Halloween Fun Fest
27 Oct
11am - 8pm
Cost: Free
Venue: UE Square
Enjoy delicious food, drinks and live music while the kids are entertained with a bouncy candy house, photo booth, and fun craft activities (2pm to 6pm, free of charge). There will be a free $10 voucher giveaway (first 200 participants) and a Snap & Win costume contest.
Source: The Purple Parade
The Purple Parade
27 Oct
3pm - 7pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Suntec Singapore
The core of The Purple Parade movement is to ensure that people with special needs are included in the main chapter of Singapore’s growth and have equal access to education, employment, transport and social networks.
Source: NParks

NParks Live Out Loud: Battle of the Bands 2018
27 Oct
6pm - 7pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Empress Place, Empress Lawn
This edition of Live Out Loud: Battle of the Bands will feature 4 finalists in a special showcase as part of NParks Parks Festival, held in conjunction with Car-Free Weekend.
Source: NParks
NParks Concert Series in the Park: Rockestra®
27 Oct
6pm - 10.30pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Empress Place, Empress Lawn
Rockestra® will follow the Battle of the Bands pre-show. Themed 'Something Old, Something New' come boogie to a selection of Top 40s and retro hits brought to you by local acts Enigma, Jive Talkin', Khim Ng & The MAD Company, SuperSonic and The Countdown!
Source: Sentosa
Halloween Thrills at Sentosa Cove
27 Oct
7pm - 9pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Sentosa Cove
Specially for children under 12 years and below, Halloween Thrills promises a spooky evening of nerve racking fun and laughter. There will be trick-or-treating, costume contests, and a chance to win prizes.
Source: Cairnhill Community Club
Halloween at The Movies 2018
27 Oct
7pm - 10pm
Cost: $3
Venue: Cairnhill Community Club
One Community Fiesta presents Halloween @ The Movies 2018. The inaugural Trick or Treat at Cairnhill Community Club will have a haunted maze, horror rooms, train ride, costume contest and more. Tickets are $3 and inclusive of 1 Ghoulies' bag, popcorn, ice-cream and candy floss.
Source: ACM
ACM After Dark 2018 - The Elements
27 Oct
7pm - 11pm
Cost: Free
Venue: ACM
Discover how the elements of Earth, Wind, Water, and Fire are linked to supernatural beliefs and ancient traditions. Be spooked by thrilling performances, a movie screening, paranormal talks, and fiery activities on this free family-friendly evening.
Source: Tanglin Mall
Tanglin Mall Howl-o-ween Party with HoneyKids
27 Oct - 28 Oct
11am - 4pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Tanglin Mall
Highlights include two magic show performances per day, storytelling by a witch, best dressed fur-kids and families show, dog adoption drive, free flow popcorn & candy floss, face painting, spider slime making, trick or treating, pet portrait paintings, and more.
Source: honestbee
Festival of Fresh
27 Oct - 28 Oct
11am - 10pm
Cost: Free
Venue: 34 Boon Leat Terrace
For the first time, habitat by honestbee is bringing you the world's first tech-enabled, multi-sensory gastronomical experience where you can see, smell, touch & taste fresh flavours and food items from across the globe.
Source: Downtown East
Yokai Festival
27 Oct - 28 Oct
2pm - 8pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Downtown East
Disguise your humanity as you roam Halloween Town. Be cautious not to reveal to the Yokai your real identity. Highlights include stage games, cosplay, and more.
Source: League of Legends Singapore
SCAPE presents Worlds 2018 Semifinals Viewing Party
27 Oct - 28 Oct
3pm - 10pm
Cost: Free
Venue: *SCAPE The Ground Theatre
Witness who gets a spot in the Finals, with popcorn, lucky draws and more - all free of charge, courtesy of *SCAPE. Doors open at 3pm, matches start at 4pm.
Source: NParks
NParks Parks Festival 2018
27 Oct - 28 Oct
Sat: 4pm - 11pm | Sun: 8am - 5pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Esplanade Park, Esplanade Lawn
The 3rd edition of Parks Festival is back, and with it, the 10th edition of the ever-popular NParks Concert Series in the Park: Rockestra®. Other highlights include Gardeners' Day Out, Artists' Night Out and Farmers' Market, all under one roof, along with #instaworthy outdoor installations and a free pet check-up at the pet lovers' corner. Parks Festival is held in conjunction with Car-Free Weekend.
Source: Our Tampines Hub
Halloween Spookfest at Our Tampines Hub
28 Oct
12pm - 10pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Our Tampines Hub
Highlights include a Halloween movie showcase featuring: “Casper”, “The Haunted Mansion” & “Ghostbusters” (starting from 12pm), a Halloween Dance Fitness Party with ActiveSG (from 7pm), face painting and 3D Photo booths (from 5pm), and free candy for trick-or-treating.
Source: Got to Move SG
Got to Move Spotlight 2018
28 Oct
8am - 12pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Civic District
The nationwide dance movement concludes with GTM SPOTLIGHT, held in conjunction with Car Free Sunday SG. Discover the diversity of the local dance scene at this immersive dance festival. Highlights include the dance-walk (8.30am - 9am), performances, family-friendly dance activities and more.

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