Enjoy an evening out with family and friends at the Light to Night Festival and i Light Singapore – Bicentennial Edition. The CNY festivities continue this week, as we are fast approaching the lunar new year. To those celebrating CNY, Frugal in Singapore wishes your home and heart be filled with happiness, love and contentment as you celebrate a new beginning.



*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: National Arts Council
SAW: Memories of Singapore River ACM Screenings
Ends 2 Feb
Various 1-hr slots
Cost: Free
Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum
Memories of Singapore River is a documentary film (Mandarin with English subtitles) that transports us back to the days where thousands of bumboats bustled about the Singapore River and labourers toiled diligently while drenched in perspiration. For free tickets, click here.
Source: Chinatown Festivals
Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2019
Ends 4 Feb
Cost: Free
Venue: New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street
The Official Light-Up and Opening Ceremony marks the opening of the Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2019. Other highlights during this festive period include the Chinatown Walking Trail, the Festive Street Bazaar, Nightly Stage Shows and the Chinatown Chinese New Year Countdown Party.
Source: Supernormal.sg‎
SAW: Adaptations
Ends 9 Feb
Tue - Sat: 12pm - 7pm | Sun: 12pm - 4pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Gillman Barracks
Part of Singapore Art Week (19 – 27 Jan), Adaptations features artists who work with technology in different capacities and formats. From high-tech Artificial Intelligence to low-tech mechanical devices, these artworks implement tech as an artistic medium.
Source: National Gallery Singapore
SAW: Light to Night Festival 2019: Traces and Echoes
Ends 24 Feb
Cost: Free
Venue: Civic District & Marina Bay
Light to Night Festival is an annual urban art event that celebrates the stunning Civic District of Singapore. Experience artworks and events inspired by histories and stories across the various indoor and outdoor festival locations.
Source: URA
i Light Singapore - Bicentennial Edition
Ends 24 Feb
Sun - Thu: 7:30pm - 11pm | Fri - Sat: 7:30pm - 12am
Cost: Free
Venue: Marina Bay, Civic District, Singapore River and Fort Canning
i Light Marina Bay returns with a special Bicentennial Edition curated to the theme "Bridges of Time". Explore a larger Festival area as Marina Bay, the Civic District, Singapore River and Fort Canning will all be illuminated with light art installations. Admission to the festival is free.
Source: NParks
Festival at the Fort @ i Light Singapore
Ends 24 Feb
6pm - 11pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Fort Canning Park
Come to the second edition of Festival at the Fort @ i Light Singapore as we celebrate Singapore’s rich heritage at one of the most historical places in Singapore. This year’s Festival focuses on the life and legacy of Sir Stamford Raffles.


Upcoming Events

Source: World Snack Pte Ltd‎‎‎
World Snack Fair 2019
1 Feb - 3 Feb
11am - 9pm
Cost: Free admission
Venue: Suntec Convention Centre, concourse level 3
The World Snack Fair features snacks from 30 countries and 3,000 international brands. You can join their Facebook giveaways and download their World Snack app for easier check out.
Source: Toybox by Hasbro‎
Toybox by Hasbro
1 Feb - 17 Feb (closed 11 Feb)
10am - 10pm
Cost: Free admission
Venue: Palawan Green
Have fun on a whole new scale at Hasbro's first ever multi-brand live carnival in Asia. Toybox promises to bring everyone’s favourite childhood toys to life, including Transformers, My Little Pony, NERF, Monopoly, and Cluedo, with activities, roaming mascots, and merchandise stalls spread across the 4,800m2 playground.
Source: SUTD
Selling Utopia: The Good Life as a Commodity in Singapore's Early Advertisements | Selling Dreams
2 Feb
2pm - 3.30pm
Cost: Free
Venue: National Library Singapore, Level 5
Focusing on print advertisements from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this talk will examine the commercialisation and selling of the Singapore Dream. This session will also feature a short 15-minute presentation by SUTD students on their digital exhibits for 'Selling Dreams: Early Advertising in Singapore'.
Source: Gardens by the Bay‎
Spring Surprise 2019
2 Feb - 10 Feb
Various timings
Cost: Free
Venue: Gardens by the Bay
Celebrate spring with exciting festive performances and activities. Don't miss "Carps Leaping Over The Dragon's Gate", a magnificent LED performance of an auspicious Chinese myth. Catch exciting lion dances and two performances by top notch musicians from the Singapore Chinese Orchestra and Ding Yi Music Company.
Source: Clarke Quay
Sunday Playdates
3 Feb
12pm - 5pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Clarke Quay Fountain Square
Start the day with some good, clean fun! Check out the carnival game booths and bouncy houses at the Fountain Square. It's free for everyone to play!
Source: Peranakan Museum Singapore‎
Straits Family Sunday: Live Long and Prosper
3 Feb
1pm - 5pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Peranakan Museum Singapore‎
Usher in the Chinese Year of the Pig with cooking demonstrations of traditional Peranakan dishes, join in character tours in the galleries to prep for the tok panjang, a long table set for family reunions, and design your own plate inspired by the porcelain on display.
Source: River Hongbao‎
River Hongbao
3 Feb - 10 Feb
Cost: Free
Venue: The Float @ Marina Bay
The iconic Chinese New Year event returns for a week of dazzling lantern displays, spectacular fireworks, interesting exhibitions as well as plenty of song and dance. Visitors can look forward to getai and xinyao shows, live performances by local acts, and a fireworks display every night!
Source: The Istana
Istana Open House
6 Feb
8.30am - 6pm
Cost: Free
Venue: The Istana
A variety of performances are held on the Istana grounds during the Open House. There are also guided tours of the Istana building, conducted by volunteers. Visitors can tour selected function rooms in the Istana Main Building and view a special display of gifts presented to Singapore's Presidents and Prime Ministers over the years.

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