The Singapore Grand Prix is back again for 3 days of racing and nightly entertainment. For those who either can’t afford or don’t want to spend $$$ on tickets, here’s a great article which lists some places where you can watch the race for free. Of course, you can also live stream the race from home (free on Toggle), or opt for these frugal events instead:



*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

Hungry Ghost Festival
22 Aug - 19 Sept

Cost: Free
Venue: Chinatown & Other various places
As part of the Hungry Ghost Festival, you can sign up for the Birth, Life and Death Tour by the Chinatown Business Association where you will learn the practices carried out during births and deaths. You can also join the Asia Paranormal Investigators on a walking tour to hunt for ghosts at Bukit Brown Chinese Cemetery, or visit the Taoist temple at Arumugam Road, where there will be festivities, lively auctions, and variety shows.
Sentosa Sandsation 2017
1 Sept - 17 Sept
10am - 9pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Siloso Beach, Sentosa
Marvel at larger than life sand sculptures at Southeast Asia's largest Sand Festival spread over 2,400 square metres of exhibition space on Siloso Beach.
Silver Arts Festival 2017
1 Sept - 24 Sept
Various times

Cost: Free
Venue: Various
Silver Arts is an annual festival that collaborates with artists, arts organisations and community partners to integrate the arts into the lifestyles of seniors. From performances to workshops, seniors can showcase their creative talents through co-created content or learn a new skill, enhancing their overall well-being. For a schedule of events, please visit their website.


Upcoming Events

Future Proof: AI, Humanity, and the 4th Revolution
14 Sept
6pm - 9pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Impact Hub, 128 Prinsep Street

We are entering the 4th industrial revolution where AI, robotics, and tech-driven ventures drive the workforce, and our lives. The questions that are paramount for us, as individuals, as a society, and collectively as the human race, to ask will be posed. Will technology take over the world? How much control are we relinquishing or are we still in control? What does it mean to be human, and how we can become better versions of ourselves in this new world order?

Singapore Patient Conference - Registration Deadline
15 Sept

Cost: Free
Venue: Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Singapore Patient Conference (SPC) is where patients, caregivers, volunteers, community partners and healthcare professionals come together to share their healthcare journeys, and to spark new ideas in co-creating a better healthcare system for all. SPC will take place on 20 Oct. There is also a Charity Walk and Health Carnival on 30 Sept. The deadline for registration for these events is 15 Sept<\b>.
2017 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix
15 Sept - 17 Sept
see description

Cost: Free
Venue: Toggle & OktoSports

Watch for free on Toggle and OktoSports. The Practice Sessions start at 4.30pm on Friday, the Qualifying Session at 8.55pm on Saturday, and Race Day is on Sunday at 7.45pm.
PARK(ing) Day 2017
16 Sept
11am - 9pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Various spaces around Bugis

PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform parking spots into temporary public parks. This year, parking lots along Bugis, Tan Quee Lan, Liang Seah, Sultan Gate and Bussorah Street will be transformed into interactive and unique public spaces.
OBS50 Homecoming
16 Sept
7.45am onward (various slots)

Cost: Free, must pre-register online
Venue: meet at OBS Reception Centre, 22 Punggol Road
As part of the Outward Bound Singapore (OBS) 50th anniversary celebrations, ALL ex-OBS participants since 1967 are invited to join in the OBS50 Homecoming where you can relive your OBS experience, reunite with your watchmates and share your OBS memories with your family and friends (each Outward Bounder may bring up to 3 guests on a first-come-first-served basis). You'll also receive an exclusive OBS50 goodie bag.
Sports Hub Community Play Day
16 Sept
9am - 7pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Sports Hub
Enjoy a full day of play with the following activities: Warriors Obstacle Course, Warriors Fitness Party, Fun Stepper Challenge, Basketball Clinics with Singapore Slingers, and free sports tryouts. Other fringe activities include a lunchtime movie screening (with free popcorn!), inflatable rides, face-painting, and a sporting heroes mystery hunt and book recovery mission. The first 2,000 visitors will also receive a Warriors’ headband.
Singapore Cancer Society: Community Education Series
16 Sept
10.30am - 11.30pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Cancer Society Rehabilitation Centre, 52 Jurong Gateway Road, #08-04
Cancers of the Breast, Ovaries, Womb and Cervix are amongst the top cancers affecting women in Singapore. Lean what can be done to safeguard ourselves, as well as the risk factors, signs and symptoms, screening and diagnosis, and the treatment options of these cancers.
Baby & Junior Fiesta
16 Sept - 17 Sept
10am - 6pm

Cost: From $15 to participate in the Baby & Junior Race
Venue: Downtown East, D'Marquee
Baby & Junior Fiesta 2017 is a whole day of fun-filled and exciting activities, with the Baby & Junior Race as the main event. Participation fee varies depending on the age category. There will be attractive prizes up for grabs, daily lucky draws, and a goodie bag worth $50 for every participant.
WOW Pets at Sengkang West
17 Sept
9am - 4pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Anchorvale Community Club
At WOW Pets @ Sengkang West, there will be free talks, performances, competitions (must pre-register), and merchandise booths. There will also be an adoption drive from various shelters.
Switch 2017
18 Sept - 20 Sept
9am - 6.30pm

Cost: Free multi-access Switch pass (click here)
Venue: Sands Expo & Convention Center
SWITCH (Singapore Week of Innovation & TeCHnology) is back with a line-up of 8 conferences, over 300 exhibits and 7 satellite partner events (some events are ticketed and by invitation only) to bring together innovators and influencers to discuss future technologies. Highlights include Campus Party, Convergence, Impact Hub Singapore, Ecosystem Day: Nature SciCafe Asia & Singapore QuickFire Challenge, [email protected], Slush Singapore, TechInnovation, VentureCon (e27) and Women in Tech Conference (Asia). Join them to explore how the tech world is reinventing our ways of life and rewriting our futures.

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