singapore night festival
This weekend is the last weekend to catch the 2016 Singapore Night Festival.

As PM Lee mentioned in his National Day Rally, we live in a time of disruption coupled with slow economic growth. There are many threats to our lives, to our jobs, and to our nation, but also many opportunities to be discovered in this rapidly changing environment. Because of the uncertainty and softening of the economy, it is especially a good time to practice frugality. As usual, there are many frugal events this week to enjoy. They are listed below. As a reminder, this is just a partial listing of free/frugal events happening this week. There are many other frugal events at CCs, museums, libraries, and parks that are not listed here. And if you know of an event and want a shout-out, please comment below.

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Time(s)
Cost
Venue
Category
Art Apart Fair
11 July - 28 Aug
Various
Free
Wisma Atria
art apart
DescriptionAn art showcase will be displayed covering 6000 sq ft of space, comprising of emerging and mid-career artists from Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, India and Singapore. Art Apart will host weekly weekend talks on diverse topics such as collecting South East Asian contemporary art, the art of flower arrangements, wine collecting, and jewellery design. Please register for the talks by emailing artapartsingapore@gmail.com to reserve your seats early.
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Hungry Ghost Festival
3 Aug - 31 Aug
Various
Free
Various
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DescriptionThis month-long festival is a veneration of the dead, and activities during this month will include preparing ritualistic food offerings, burning incense, and burning joss paper. You can sign up for the Birth, Life and Death Tour by the Chinatown Business Association or visit the Lorong Koo Chye Sheng Hong Temple to experience their auctions and variety shows.
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Merlion Magic Lights
30 July - 28 Aug
See Website
Free
Merlion Plaza
sentosa national day
DescriptionCatch the nightly Merlion Magic Lights shows all throughout the month of August, and be amazed by a dazzling display of lights and sounds.
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PA Be My Kaki Movie Bus
Various weekends in August
7pm - 10pm
Free
Various - see their website for this weekend's movies
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DescriptionThe PA Be My Kaki Movie Bus will be making their rounds this month, stopping by at various locations, such as neighbourhood parks, town centres, common public spaces and private estates, so drop by for a free movie date!
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Singapore International Festival of Arts
11 Aug - 17 Sept
Various
Mix of free & ticketed events
Various
SIFA 2016
DescriptionOrganized and managed independently by the Arts House Limited, the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) brings together the best of local and international artists in the form of quality works in theatre, dance and music, and aims to inspire diverse audiences through great artistic experiences. For a complete calendar of events, please visit their website or download the festival guide here.
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Noise Singapore 2016
13 Aug - 30 Sep
Various
Free
Capitol Piazza & The Esplanade
noise singapore 2016
DescriptionNoise Singapore is the largest youth arts platform in Singapore, organised by the National Arts Council. Celebrating its 11th run in 2016, the Noise Singapore Festival will celebrate local creativity in a series of exhibitions and concerts featuring original works by young people with various showcases at the Capitol Piazza and Esplanade.
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IP Ecosystem Fair
23 Aug - 24 Aug
10am - 5pm
Free, registration required
MBS Convention Centre
DescriptionNested within IP (Intellectual Property) Week @ SG 2016 is the IP Ecosystem Fair. The fair is open to the public and serves as a one-stop platform for the "Best of Class" IP intermediaries and service providers to showcase their business. Participating exhibitors include IP law firms, IP management/business consultancy firms, IP technology and data service providers and tertiary institutions/innovation clusters. Attendees can also look forward to a series of complimentary talks in line with this year’s theme “Powering the Innovation Cycle through IP". The target audience includes start-ups & entrepreneurs, students, venture capitalists, and incubators.

 

Upcoming Events

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Cost
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Category
Remembering S R Nathan
25 Aug - 26 Aug
10am - 8pm (25 Aug) for public
9am - 12pm (26 Aug) for diplomatic corps & officials
Free
Parliament House
DescriptionThe body of the late Mr Nathan will lie in state at Parliament House from 10am on Thursday to 12pm the following day. The public may pay their last respects at Parliament House from 10am to 8pm on Thursday, and members of the diplomatic corps and other officials may pay their last respects from 9am till 12pm on Friday. There will be a State Funeral at 4pm on Friday. The public can offer their condolences and share their memories of Mr Nathan at the official website or and the Remembering S R Nathan Facebook page.
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A Librarian's World
25 Aug
7pm - 8.30pm
Free
National Library Building, Level 5
librarians world
DescriptionEver wondered what librarians do? In this series of talks, find out what it takes to be a librarian. You can also check out a special showcase of the Southeast Asia (SINGSEA) Collection, made up of over 350,000 items which cover the historical, social and geographical aspects of the region.
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SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Masque Preview Launch
26 Aug
6.30pm - 9pm
Free
J's Salon, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel
skinceuticals
DescriptionAt this exclusive launch event, you will get a door gift worth $100, free skin analysis with LED skin scope, product talk and demo, canapes and light refreshments, and a lucky draw (for attendees dressed in green). To RSVP, email sherlyn.teo@loreal.com. Seats are limited.
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Young Parents: Healthy Kids, Happy Kids Seminar
26 Aug (deadline for early registration); 24 Sept (event date)
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$16 per couple
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yp healthy kids
DescriptionJoin the panel of experts as they share vital insights and tips on common childhood conditions such as sleep disorders and allergies. There will also be a talk on Integrated Shield Plans and misconceptions about hospital bills and insurance coverage. After 26 Aug (early registration deadline), the price becomes $25 per couple. Each ticket is entitled to a free goodie bag worth $30.
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Singapore Night Festival
26 Aug - 27 Aug
7pm - 2am
Free
Bras Basah & Bugis
night festival
DescriptionThe iconic Singapore Night Festival celebrates the passion of creation with this year’s theme, Inventions and Innovation, returning to the Bras Basah - Bugis precinct for a spectacular 9th edition. Join the revelry as science fiction and fantasy intertwine in unforgettable performances and light art. Visitors can look forward to an exciting line-up of immersive activities and performances from local and international acts.
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GrabHitch CARnival
27 Aug
11am - 4pm
Free
The Grandstand at Turf City
grabhitch carnival
DescriptionGet professional advice and tips on your car and exclusive discounts off automobile accessories from top automobile vendors. You can also register as a GrabHitch driver. For those already registered, flash your Hitch driver profile to get an exclusive goodie bag worth $200.
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Category
Guavalabs: Silver & Fit Gentle Yoga
27 Aug - 28 Aug
10am
Free
GuavaLabs, 333a Orchard road, #04-13
guavalabs yoga
DescriptionThis free yoga class has been specifically created for those age 50 and above (but you can register if you are below 50 and are bringing someone who is 50+). Blackmores will be giving out goodie bags (worth $138 each) for all participants. Please register using the link above.
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Category
Maya Gallery: Go Market
27 Aug
11am - 8pm
Free
Oxley Bizhub 2, 62 Ubi Road 1 #01-21
activities-Go Market
DescriptionMaya Gallery invites you to their inaugural edition of GO MARKET – their very own art & design flea market where you can get handmade crafts, jewellery, stationery, and food, as well as books, art prints, and more - all at affordable prices.
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Singapore Rhapsodies - The Concert 2016
27 Aug
6.30pm - 9.30pm
Free
Palawan Green, Sentosa
singapore rhapsodies
DescriptionThis brand new annual music festival will showcase and celebrate the best of emerging musicians and popular pop stars of today, giving younger local artistes a platform to reach out to the community and the music industry. This programme was developed as a continuation of last year’s Sing50 concert series. Held in a picnic carnival-like setting, there will also be an array of activities for music lovers, youth and families to enjoy, such as local food delights and an art market curated by local art market vendor, Togetherly.
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National Senior Volunteer Month - Opening Ceremony
27 Aug
10am - 5pm
Free
Yio Chu Kang CC Multipurpose Hall
RSVP
DescriptionRSVP Singapore, the organisation of senior volunteers, is celebrating National Senior Volunteer Month with an Opening Ceremony and Volunteer Drive. There will be performances all day from senior organisations and volunteer groups.
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Priming Yourself for Positive Ageing
27 Aug
1pm - 5pm
$10 for individual tickets; $12 for buddy (two) tickets
Lifelong Learning Institute, 11 Eunos Rd 8
Positive-Ageing-Banner
DescriptionIn this seminar, health specialists will cover topics such as staying physically positive, rekindling your passion, mindfulness in your daily life, rediscovering yourself, and living with a purpose. Seats are limited on a first-come-first served basis.
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Legacy Seminar 2 - Anatomy of a Will
27 Aug
2.30pm
Free
Rockwills Corporation Pte Ltd, 10 Anson Road, #06-17
other
DescriptionThis free seminar will give you a wider understanding of who needs a will and why they need it. Topics include the 4 W's of wealth planning, embedded trusts within a will, dying without a will and other pitfalls, and will planning services.

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