There’s so much to do and experience this week, including the Singapore River Festival, Singapore Eco Film Festival, Singapore Writers Festival, Clean & Green Singapore, and Wan Qing CultureFest. And of course, today is Halloween and Friday is Día de los Muertos.



*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: 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: Singapore Eco Film Festival
Singapore Eco Film Festival
1 Nov - 4 Nov
Various timings
Cost: Free
Venue: ArtScience Museum
For the 3rd year, the local eco community comes together to Celebrate and Accelerate Environmental Solutions at the “Singapore Eco Film Festival”, presented with the ArtScience Museum. Get your (free) Festival Pass today to gain access to films, workshops, and other activities.
Source: The Local People
Come Together Holland V - Car Park Party 2018
2 Nov
5pm - 11pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Holland Village
Catch a free screening of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) (starts at 7.30pm) at this outdoor car park cinema at Holland Village. There will also be pre-show entertainment starting from 5.15pm, so come early with your picnic mats.
Singapore Youth4Climate Festival 2018
2 Nov - 3 Nov
5pm - 7pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage
Through the two-day concert which showcases a diverse line-up of dance, song and instrumental performances, young green advocates will galvanise like-minded individuals to step up and work together for a sustainable future.
Source: CEF
The Tech Show / CEF Consumer Electronics Fair
2 Nov - 5 Nov
11am - 9pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Suntec Convention Centre, Level 3 & 4
Highlights of this year's CEF include amazing prizes in the sure-win lucky dip; trade-in and repair services for old PCs, notebooks, tablets, smartphones, game consoles, and even your e-mobility devices; star buys; free CH2 screen protectors and free TrackR Pixels. You can also take brand selfies and get a free instant print.
Source: Singapore Writers Festival
Singapore Writers Festival 2018
2 Nov - 11 Nov
Various timings
Cost: Mix of free & ticketed events
Venue: Various
Highlights of free events include exhibitions, book launches, and SWF POP, a pop-up series with free workshops and activities for the entire family.
Source: U Live
U Live Symposium 2018
3 Nov
8.30am - 4.30pm
Cost: $10 for 2 talks; $17 for 4
Venue: Lifelong Learning Institute
Continuing with the theme of making technology a part of your everyday life, expect a variety of hands-on workshops and a fun learning zone where you will get to experience more on cashless payments, transportation tools, social media apps, and more.
Source: Lianhe Zaobao
Lianhe Zaobao: Mega Health Seminar 2018
3 Nov
9.30am - 3.30pm
Cost: $20, inclusive of lunch and goodie bag
Venue: The Star Vista
Back for the 12th year, ZB LOHAS Mega Health Seminar 2018 brings you vital tips and life-changing insights from a panel of distinguished doctors who will share their expertise on how to identify fact from fiction, while exploring treatment options and preventive methods.
Source: TTSH
World Hospice and Palliative Care Day
3 Nov
10.30am - 4pm
Cost: Free
Venue: National Museum, Basement Gallery Theatre
Hear talks on living well, nutrition, art therapy, speech therapy, and writing your Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). There will also be a book launch and sharing of patient stories.
Source: CGS
Clean & Green Singapore (CGS) Launch Ceremony & Carnival
3 Nov - 4 Nov
9am - 6pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Wisma Geylang Serai
Come along with your family and friends for a fun day learning all about a clean and green lifestyle. Stand to win attractive prizes simply by taking part in a wide range of eco workshops and exciting activities.
Source: NLB
Our Published Heritage Festival
3 Nov - 4 Nov
10am - 4pm
Cost: Free
Venue: National Library
Take home recipes from local cookbooks and dress up paper dolls in vintage accessories for the cover of Fanfare magazine. Play old school kampung games with your family and friends. There will also be talks by Singaporean blogger mrbrown and Singapore Literature Prize winner Prof Tan Chee Lay at this festival. Free admission, registration is required.
Source: SAFRA
SAFRA Entrepreneurs' Marketplace
3 Nov - 4 Nov
10am - 8pm
Cost: Free
Venue: SAFRA Toa Payoh, Atrium, Level 1
The SAFRA Entrepreneurs' Marketplace is a curated showcase of a variety of homegrown innovations and ideas by budding entrepreneurs. There will be prizes, giveaways, and performances. All visitors will take home an exclusive goodie bag too.
Source: Green Is The New Black Asia‎
The Conscious Festival by Green Is The New Black - Singapore
3 Nov - 4 Nov
11am - 7pm
Cost: Free
Venue: PARKROYAL on Pickering
A place where fun and social environmental responsibility go hand in hand, with a market featuring over 70 mindful brands, transformative talks, delicious healthy eats, organic booze, and interactive art and games. Entry is free, but talks are ticketed.

Source: SYSNMH
Wan Qing CultureFest 2018: 想当年 – When We Were Young
3 Nov - 4 Nov | 10 Nov - 11 Nov
10am - 10pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
This year’s Wan Qing CultureFest will reminisce on the best of yesteryears, from country flag eraser battles and iconic local films, to street opera and Chinese martial arts. Expect a myriad of activities including heritage trails, guided tours, craft workshops, cultural showcases, live performances and more.
Source: Diabetes Singapore
World Diabetes Day Singapore 2018
4 Nov
9am - 4pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Suntec Convention Centre, Level 3
Programme highlights include free fasting blood glucose and lipids test, blood pressure and BMI checks, HbA1c screening, eye checks, educational talks, cooking demos, free goodie bags, and more.
Source: CapitaLand
Sunday Playdates
4 Nov
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: NParks
NAC-ExxonMobil Concert in the Park
4 Nov
4.30pm - 6.30pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens
Be mesmerised by Mantravine and .gif as they present their jazz-influenced beats this November. Gather your friends, family and picnic mats and head over to the park to enjoy fringe activities and a pre-show performance by Krysta Joy from 4.30pm onwards.

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