Happy Deepavali! Wishing you and your family a Deepavali glowing with peace, joy, and love. This is the last week of the Singapore River Festival and the Wan Qing CultureFest. But there are more exciting events coming up, including the Orchard Road Christmas Light-up Ceremony.



*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: Singapore Writers Festival
Singapore Writers Festival 2018
Ends 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: 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: Bras Basah.Bugis‎
Bras Basah.Bugis Arts Sprawl
9 Nov - 10 Nov
5pm - 11pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Outside The Cathay
The Bras Basah.Bugis Arts Sprawl is a two-day event that offers an eclectic line-up of arts and heritage. Visitors can enjoy an evening of music performances by home-grown multi-genre artists, snap a photo at the 3D optical illusion art installation, and browse locally-designed and produced merchandise.

Source: Seven Clean Seas
Big Beach Cleanup - 10th Nov - by Seven Clean Seas
10 Nov
9am - 12pm
Cost: Free
Venue: 11 Changi Coast Walk
Join Seven Clean Seas and help them clean up the oceans. Be sure to bring safety gloves, sunscreen, and water (preferably in a reusable bottle).
Source: Aliwal Arts Centre
WWF Circle of Hope Art Exhibition
10 Nov
9am - 3pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Aliwal Arts Centre, Multipurpose Studio
Spend a Saturday afternoon with your loved ones soaking in fun, games and storytelling at WWF’s interactive Eco-Schools Art Exhibition, Circle of Hope. WWF aims to help youths understand more about wildlife protection and celebrate the important work that rangers do to stop poaching and put an end to the illegal wildlife trade.
Source: Ground-Up Initiative (GUI)
Pesta Kampung 2018
10 Nov
10am - 3pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Ground-Up Initiative (GUI) Kampung Kampus, 91 Lorong Chencharu
They will have an exciting line-up of child-led games, activities, crafts, and more. (Some activities are ticketed). Check out their empathy booth, watch a circus performance, and enjoy musical performances throughout the day.
Source: Downtown East
Downtown East is 30!
10 Nov
4pam - 10pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Downtown East
Catch The Sam Willows, THELIONCITYBOY, Sam Rui, Abbey Tan, Boon Hui Lu, Sufie Rashid, Jack & Rai, and Scarlet Avenue performing live on stage. There will also be a carnival, so grab yourself a Celebration Booklet (worth $800) for only $30 to enjoy fantastic deals and a chance to win $300 every hour in the lucky draws!
Source: Orchard Road
Christmas on A Great Street: Light-Up Ceremony
10 Nov
Cost: Free
Venue: Plaza Singapura
Be there for the exact moment when Orchard Road transforms into a beautifully lit, magical Christmas world. The Disney-themed lights will usher in the night until 1 Jan 2019.
Source: SYSNMH
Wan Qing CultureFest 2018: 想当年 – When We Were Young
10 Nov - 11 Nov (2nd weekend)
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: CPF
CPF Retirement Planning Roadshow
10 Nov - 11 Nov
11am - 6pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Suntec City West Atrium
The future is closer than you think. Whether you are planning to buy your first home, take charge of your healthcare needs or grow your retirement nest egg, the earlier you start, the better. Not sure where to start? Come down to the CPF Retirement Planning Roadshow 2018 this weekend!
Source: Leica
Leica Playground
10 Nov - 11 Nov
11am - 6pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Wheeler’s Yard, 28 Lorong Ampas
Leica Playground introduces a brand-new shooting platform with activities and photography workshops for everyone to enjoy and get creative. Leica ambassadors will also be available to offer tips and tricks on how to capture that perfect shot.
Source: Waterway Point
Waterway Point's Fans Weekend Carnival
10 Nov - 11 Nov
3pm - 9pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Waterway Point
As Waterway Point's way of saying thanks, they’ve planned a special weekend for you. There will be kiddy-rides for the little ones, along with drinks, popcorn, candy floss and cute balloons to bring home.

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