There’s lots of activities to enjoy, from Got to Move SG workshops and performances, to the Malay Cultural Festival, Healthy Lifestyle Festival Roadshow, and Community Gardens Festival Roadshow. The National Museum of Singapore will also be celebrating its 130th (!!!) anniversary with a weekend full of activities. Plus, enjoy free DTL3 rides on Sunday as we welcome the opening of 16 new Downtown Line MRT Stations.



*Please note this is a partial listing, and that there are other free/frugal events happening elsewhere, especially at parks, museums, libraries, and community centres.


Continued from Previous Week

Deepavali Festival Village, Art Exhibition & Little India Light Up
2 Sept - 17 Oct
Various times

Cost: Free
Venue: Little India

Two larger-than-life elephant statues welcome visitors at the start of Serangoon Road. The Deepavali Festival Village can be found along Campbell Lane and Hastings Road. On the eve of Deepavali, visitors can participate in a lighting ceremony, along with enjoying cultural performances and other activities.
Noise x GIF Festival 2017
5 Oct - 11 Oct
12pm - 10pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Blk 7 Gillman Barracks

The Noise x GIF Festival 2017 showcases more than 50 original GIFs in an immersive exhibition through projections, large screens, including a mammoth LED wall, and secret rooms. It promises to be a spellbinding experience, and is accompanied by a series of talks and workshops by leading industry professionals.
4 Oct - 15 Oct
Various times

Cost: Free
Venue: various

Archifest is an annual festival for the city to celebrate architecture and the built environment. Celebrating its 10th edition this year, Archifest is a platform for all to discuss, debate and create a vibrant design culture and design-conscious society. Through these five highlights – Archi-Interfaces, Archicraft, Architours, Conversations and the SIA Conference – the annual festival will engage, educate, entertain and empower you.
Bright Nights at Sentosa: Siloso Beach Oktoberfest
5 Oct - 28 Dec
6pm - 10pm

Cost: Free (island admission fee applies)
Venue: Siloso Beach, Palawan Green, & Merlion Plaza

As part of Bright Nights at Sentosa, after 6pm, there will be lots of 1-for-1 deals and FREE Grab Shuttle rides (on Thursdays only) from VivoCity, Mapletree Business City, and Keppel Bay. Catch the daily Merlion Magic Lights show, the visual spectacle with a new, fun and groovy theme. Show times are 7.45pm, 8.15pm, 8.45pm & 9.15pm (weekdays) with 2 additional shows at 9.45pm and 10.15pm on weekends.


Upcoming Events

NTUC Income: Will writing seminars
11 Oct

Cost: Free
Venue: NTUC Income Centre, 75 Bras Basah Road, Level 7 Auditorium

Sign up for a free NTUC Income seminar on will writing, which will discuss the benefits of having a will, what is covered under a will, how it could be done and the consequences of passing in the absence of a will. The speakers will also cover arrangements for your CPF monies and insurance proceeds, and Legacy Planning.
Community Garden Festival: Roadshow 3
13 Oct
11am - 2.30pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Orchard Fountain

Find out more about the Community Garden Festival at this Roadshow. You'll also get tips on how to grow your own edibles at home, see some interesting displays made with edibles, and get a sneak preview of the stunning showcases at the main festival which takes place from 3 to 5 Nov.
World Snack Fair 2017
13 Oct - 15 Oct
11am - 9pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Suntec Convention Centre

In addition to the 3 for $10 snack promos, visitors can also enjoy an anime & characters photo taking area, interact with cosplayers, and see the largest Japanese Characters Cafe (with more than 53 anime characters) and Japanese Cup Noodle Zone (more than 100 types). There will also be a Hokkaido ice cream station, where you can sample ice cream and buy a tub at only $2 (U.P. $5.50).
National Museum of Singapore 130th Anniversary Celebrations
13 Oct - 15 Oct
10am - 10pm

Cost: Free
Venue: National Museum of Singapore

Celebrate the 130th birthday of one of Singapore’s beloved and iconic cultural institutions! Come discover the National Museum’s fascinating history, the building, its galleries and the people behind it though art installations and guided tours led by our curators and docents. Enjoy live music performances, craft activities for children, giveaways, some retail therapy, food and even a cake cutting (14 Oct, 2.45pm). Free admission to all galleries during its birthday weekend.
Healthy Lifestyle Festival SG: Roadshow #2
13 Oct - 15 Oct
11am - 8.30pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Open field beside Tampines MRT
Enjoying life is about staying healthy and having fun doing it. Leading up to the Healthy Lifestyle Festival SG (11 - 12 Nov), there will be 3 Roadshows in which you can participate in fun-filled carnival games and mass workouts, get tips on preparing healthy meals, and catch talks and performances by your favourite celebrities. Roadshow #3 will be at Waterway Point on 27 – 29 Oct.
Got To Move SG
13 Oct - 29 Oct
Various times

Cost: Free
Venue: Various

Got to Move (GTM) is Singapore’s nationwide dance movement. Pick up some dance moves at GTM islandwide events (all free, please sign up online) and show them off at the GTM Spotlight on 29 October. This one-day anchor dance carnival features a one-of-a-kind GTM Dance-Walk, interactive performances, family-friendly dance activities and more.
KKH: In the Pink of Health Public Forum
14 Oct
10am - 1pm

Cost: Free
Venue: KKH Auditorium

Held in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this free public forum will discuss breast cancer, prevention, screening, and survival. Pre-registration is required. Seats are based on a first-come, first-served basis.
Botanic Gardens Concert & Movie
14 Oct
5.30pm onward

Cost: Free
Venue: Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage & Eco Lake Lawn
There will be 2 back to back events at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Bandstand 5, an evening of local folk songs and Xin Yao medleys from the Singapore Armed Forces Ceremonial Band (5.30pm - 7pm), and The Sound of Music movie screening by the National Cancer Centre (7.30pm - 10.30pm).
Premier League Moments
14 Oct
5pm - 10.30pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Empress Lawn
Catch a live screening of the epic Liverpool vs Manchester United English Premier League match at Empress Lawn (in front of Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall). There will also be fringe activities such as airbrush tattooing, a photo booth, a bouncy castle and a fun penalty shoot-out. Enjoy pre- and post-match music performances by the highly energetic local band SuperSonic. The first 100 fans to visit the Singtel Redemption Booth can redeem a welcome pack comprising of Chang Beer, a Singtel TV Premier League Football Cushion and an NParks picnic mat.
A Cappella Jam
14 Oct
10.30am onward

Cost: Free
Venue: 51 Waterloo St
As part of the International A Cappella Festival, you are invited to enjoy a short performance of a cappella hits and get a chance to join in and harmonise. The all-day programme invites people of all ages, but with a special focus for seniors (10.30am-12pm); families and children (1.30-3pm); youths (3.30-5pm); and adults (5.30-7pm).
Haji Lane Party : Back To The 90's 80's Edition
14 Oct
5pm - 12am

Cost: Free
Venue: Piedra Negra, Haji Lane
The Haji Lane Party will bring you back to the 80's and 90's. There will be free shots for the first 300 guests (redemption from 6pm - 7pm only). Register via their event page by commenting #FreeTequilaShot.
Caltex Fuel Your School-Tech Jam 2017
14 Oct - 15 Oct
10am - 5pm

Cost: Free for Science Centre Singapore ticket holders
Venue: Science Centre Singapore
Featuring Hour of Code to introduce children as young as 4 to coding, as well as in depth workshops for students and adults, Tech Jam 2017 has something for everyone, and is a great opportunity to learn about coding and technology. Visitors can learn through 4 activities: sewing with electronics, programming a mood lamp with Arduino, making music with Makey Makey, and creating art with Paper Circuits.
Malay Cultural Festival
14 Oct - 28 Oct

Cost: Free
Venue: Malay Heritage Centre
The Malay Cultural Festival will be 2 weeks of performances, trails, workshops and more. On 14 Oct, the annual dance festival, Lintas Nusantara, will take place and promises to be a spectacle of dance, music and martial arts. There will also be a masterclass for traditional Malay musicians who are keen to develop their skills and knowledge in the Asli genre on 24 & 25 Oct. For more details, please visit their website.
Downtown Line 3 Open House
15 Oct
10am - 6pm

Cost: Free
Venue: 16 new stations along DTL3
Preview the 16 new stations along the Downtown Line at the DTL3 Open House, where all stations will be opened to the public and visitors can enjoy free rides, and participate in fun games and activities. Themed “Rail of Fun”, the Open House will offer an exhilarating line-up of games and activities from celebrity performances to attractive prizes and a free DTL3 gift (while stocks last).
Hope for Animals: Adopting Tales
15 Oct
10am - 5pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park
Adopting Tales is an all pets event - dogs, cats and rabbits are welcome. There will be booths set up for anything pet-related from dehydrated treats to pet supplies. You can even get your portraitures done by an artist. Amazing prizes are up for grabs with plenty of fun contests to join. Redeem a goodie bag when you make a donation.
Singapore Philatelic Museum: Deepavali Event Day
18 Oct
10am - 7pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Philatelic Museum
Celebrate Deepavali at the Singapore Philatelic Museum. Make your own Rangoli art, participate in a culture quiz to win prizes, and design your own stamp in a fun scratch art and colouring activity.

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