This week we have two family carnivals — Family Funival 2019 and CNY Family Fun 2019 — along with a new library opening at Harbourfont! Following these events is Pongal, a 4-day harvest festival in Little India.



*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: Esplanade
Esplanade Presents: All Things New
Ends 31 Jan 2019
Cost: Free admission
Venue: Esplanade
Celebrate new music and welcome fresh faces as Singapore artists embark on brand new chapters of their musical journeys.
Source: Prudential Marina Bay Carnival
Prudential Marina Bay Carnival
Ends 24 Mar 2019
4pm - 11pm
Cost: Free admission
Venue: Bayfront Event Space
The Prudential Marina Bay Carnival is back with new thrilling rides and carnival games. There will also be special themed nights and performances on the weekends. Entry is free, but games cost $5 - $8 to play, and rides are $9, except for the Mach 5 which is $14.


Upcoming Events

Source: CAPE
Budget 101
10 Jan
8pm - 10pm
Cost: Free
Venue: 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, 04-88
Curious about how Singapore's Budget Debates work? Come learn about the importance of the annual Budget in charting Singapore's direction for the year, and find out how you can channel your voice to our national decision-making processes.
Source: NINETEEN80
Fight For Your Right – Street Fighter II Tournament
10 Jan
8pm - 10pm
Cost: Free
Venue: NINETEEN80, 21 Tanjong Pagar Road, #01-05
NINETEEN80 will be hosting their second Fight For Your Right challenge - Street Fighter II edition. The winner walks away with amazing prizes worth $400 and bragging rights. Sign up here.
Source: Artbox Singapore‎
11 Jan - 13 Jan | 18 Jan - 20 Jan
3pm - 11pm
Cost: Free admission
Venue: Downtown East
Eatbox is a boutique selection of Artbox, featuring 50 local and regional F&B brands, alongside a range of curated live music and urban art. Admission is free and open to the public.
Source: NLB
New [email protected] opens
12 Jan
9am - 9pm
Cost: Free
Venue: [email protected]
This new library has over 200,000 titles, 16 eNewspaper reading stations, and an inviting reading lounge with a splendid view of Sentosa. The specially designed Children's Area boasts an extensive Early Literacy Collection where families can read together, and the interactive Programme Zone will host a wide range of activities such as storytelling sessions and workshops.
Source: PA Water-Venture
Let's Play! At PAssion WaVe @ Marina Bay
12 Jan
Session 1: 10am - 1pm
Session 2: 2pm - 5pm
Cost: Free
Venue: PAssion WaVe @ Marina Bay, 11 Rhu Cross
Join PAssion WaVe @ Marina Bay for a holistic suite of family-friendly carnival games, craft engagements, and land and water sports try-outs. Experience the celebration of inclusivity with your loved ones today!
Source: Singapore Philatelic Museum
Back-to-School Open House
12 Jan
10am - 7pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Philatelic Museum
Make your own special greeting card with The Little Prince rubber stamps and traditional wax seals, and come for a storytelling session (2pm – 3pm) about the tale of Murphy, a very special dog, by Chen Wei Teng.
Source: Mediacorp Suria‎‎
Family Funival 2019
12 Jan
10.30am - 7.30pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Sports Hub
Be entertained with special performances by Suria & Vasantham artistes and get up close and personal with your favourite radio DJs from Warna 94.2FM, Oli 96.8FM and Ria 89.7FM. Take part in stage games, live cooking demonstrations, and other activities that will get you moving together as a family.
Source: Singapore Chinese Orchestra‎
Songs of Spring at the Gardens 园岭艺满春乐浓
12 Jan
6pm - 7pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens
In conjunction with the Singapore Botanic Gardens’ 160th anniversary, the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) will be part of the celebrations throughout the year, starting with a celebration of nature and an ode to spring!
Source: SCCC
CNY Family Fun 2019
12 Jan - 13 Jan
10am - 8pm
Cost: Free admission, registration required
Venue: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
In the spirit of reunion, families can put their heads together in a mass hunt for the real God of Fortune (Cai Shen Ye); or join hands to learn more about our cultural traditions through a series of Chinese New Year-themed craft and cultural workshops from upcycling and bento-making to lion dancing.
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Clean Up South West! 2019
13 Jan
8am - 11am
Cost: Free
Venue: 526 Bukit Batok St 51
This will be a fun-filled Sunday with loads of educational and engaging activities for the young and old. There will be an upcycling workshop conducted by ITE College West to make LED bottles. Families and children can also participate at the FamART booth to learn how to create art and craft pieces using recycled e-waste.
Source: Central Singapore Community Development Council‎
Skills For Good at Teck Ghee
13 Jan
9am - 1pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Teck Ghee Community Club
Learn about future job trends at the SkillsFuture Advice Workshop, sign up for courses by Teck Ghee CC, NYP and more at the Skills Marketplace, and get to learn Batik Painting and Flower Arrangement at free Teck Ghee CC taster workshops.
Source: Esplanade
Beautiful Sunday: Songs from the Musicals
13 Jan
3pm - 4pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Esplanade Concert Hall
Under the baton of Resident Conductor Yeo Jie Yuan, Joseph Chong and Music Advisor Quek Boon Hui, Maha Bodhi School Alumni Band (MBSAB) presents songs from various musicals including Beauty and the Beast, highlights from Disney’s Aladdin and Frozen, and selections from Les Misérables.
Source: LiSHA
Pongal Heritage Experience
14 Jan - 18 Jan
10am - 4pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Indian Heritage Centre, Campbell Lane, & Hastings Road
A variety of interesting activities are lined up for you to learn the culture and significance of Pongal Festival. from rice and dairy farming (there will be cows and goats there!), to traditional Indian folk dancing, and bullock cart racing (known as the Rekla Race).

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