The National Day Parade this year will be held at The Float @ Marina Bay. The first of 2 Preview Shows will take place this Saturday. If you weren’t one of the lucky ones to win tickets, you can still sneak peaks at the show, the drones(!), and the fireworks from around the Marina Bay. Here’s an article on where the best place is to view NDP fireworks.



*Please note that events listed here are “curated” and that there are other free/frugal events happening elsewhere, especially at parks, museums, libraries, and community centres.


Continued from Previous Week

Children's Biennale: Dreams & Stories
20 May - 8 Oct
All day

Cost: Free, $5 for art pack
Venue: National Gallery Singapore

The first edition of the Children’s Biennale, a four-month festival, invites you to discover art in a whole new way. Explore dreams and stories through site-specific installations, interactive artworks and a stimulating line-up of music performances, film showcases and art-inspired programmes designed especially for kids and families.
The O.P.E.N. 2017
28 June - 9 Sept

Cost: $10 single entry; $45 general pass; $25 concession pass
Venue: Various
The O.P.E.N is the pre-festival of the Singapore International Festival of Arts, that connects the public with the ideas, issues and themes of the 2017 SIFA festival. Please note that you can pay for a single entry, or buy a pass which entitles you to register for up to 6 O.P.E.N. Films & 1 O.P.E.N. Kitchens session. For a schedule of events, please click here.
9th ASEAN School Games
14 July - 21 July

Cost: Free
Venue: Various
The Ministry of Education will be hosting the 9th ASEAN Schools Games (ASG) from 14 to 20 July 2017. Ten ASEAN countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam) and 1,750 student-athletes will be participating in 10 sports. These include Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Gymnastics, Tennis, Sepak Takraw, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tenpin Bowling and Volleyball.
Singapore Food Festival
14 July - 30 July

Cost: Mix of free & ticketed events
Venue: Various
At this annual festival, you can look forward to a curation of local favourites housed under one roof, fun lifestyle events (think barbecues paired with live music), and a rare collaboration between the best of our local chefs. Highlights include the festival’s signature event STREAT, cooking classes and workshops, heritage food trails, Singapore Tea Festival, Kueh Appreciation Day, and The 50 Cents Fest (yes, where you will be able to enjoy the wide variety of heritage food at as little as 50 cents, and relive the 80s experience!)


Upcoming Events

SIAS: Mastering the Investment Clock to Buy Low Sell High
19 July
6.30pm - 10pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Lifelong Learning Institute Level 1 Event Hall
Dr Tee Tong Yan, founder of investing blog and PhD in computational simulation, will be sharing how to master investment "clocks" for entries and exits of different asset classes. He will also be discussing best practices in value investing. Attendees will receive a free ebook, and early birds will get a free stock diagnosis by Dr Tee.
Singapore Science Festival 2017
20 July - 19 Aug

Cost: Free
Venue: Various
The Singapore Science Festival (SSF) is an annual celebration of everything Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM). Some upcoming highlights include Singapore Maker Extravaganza (see below), Nanogirl Science Show (22 - 23 July), Robotics at Sengkang Public Library (28 July), Science Buskers Festival (28 - 29 July), and Visual SG (28 July - 13 Aug), South East Asia’s signature Visualisation Festival.
Singapore Maker Extravaganza 2017
20 July - 23 July
10am onward

Cost: $6.50 (online) & $8.50 (onsite); Free for seniors & student groups
Venue: Science Centre Singapore
Be part of the DIY & Maker Movement, and be inspired by the showcase of interesting, wacky and fun projects in science, art, craft, engineering and technology. The Singapore Maker Extravaganza is in 2 parts: The Maker Summit and Conference (20 July - 21 July) and the Maker Faire (22 July - 23 July). Pre-purchase your Maker Faire tickets online to save $2. Tickets to Maker Faire are inclusive of talks, workshops, hands-on activities, and admission to Science Centre Singapore.
Pesta Raya - Malay Festival of Arts
20 July - 23 July

Cost: Mix of free & ticketed events
Venue: The Esplanade
Pesta Raya, the Malay Festival of Arts, showcases the best in theatre, dance, and music from the Nusantara (Malay Archipelago). This 16th edition invites you to come celebrate the icons and treasures of a community marked by its diversity and richness. Highlights for free programmes include the first ever Zapin Party, Dikir Battle - Ol Skool vs Nu Skool, traditional music by Nobat Kota Singa, and Malay dance by Artistari Gentari.
SSO LunchTime Concert
21 July

Cost: Free
Venue: Victoria Concert Hall
Liven up your lunch hour with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra performing classic tunes such as Edvard Grieg's Peer Gyn Suite as well as captivating music from timeless movies like West Side Story and Cinema Paradiso.
In My Shoes - Community Art Exhibition
21 July - 23 July
10am - 8pm

Cost: Free
Venue: *SCAPE Level 5
Organised by Uninhibited Space, in collaboration with National Youth Council (NYC) and *SCAPE, “In My Shoes” 2017 - Strengths Abound, is an interdisciplinary community project with a focus on creating awareness for mental wellness and advocating for the mental health community.
SPH Gift of Music Series: The Straits Times Concert in the Gardens
22 July
6pm - 7pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage
Sponsored by the Singapore Press Holding’s Gift of Music series and supported by The Straits Times, join Associate Conductor Jason Lai and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra for an evening of beautiful music from classic films such as West Side Story and Cinema Paradiso. Don't forget to bring a picnic mat.
Singapore Tea Festival
22 July - 23 July
10am - 10pm

Cost: Free
Venue: ION Level B4
With an exciting lineup of Singaporean tea brands and chefs, the inaugural Singapore Tea Festival 2017 champions all things about local tea and its community. There will be a Tea Market to showcase local tea vendors, a tea-themed pop-up cafe called Teapitiam, a Tea Room to host fun and educational workshops, and a Tea Museum.
JobsCentral Career & Education Fair 2017
22 July - 23 July
10am - 7pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Suntec Convention Centre, Halls 401 - 402
The JobsCentral Career & Education Fair will host numerous employers from a variety of industries, to promote career opportunities to jobseekers. There will be a dedicated Education Pavilion which will feature a variety of long-term/ short-term in-demand courses. There will be 2 seminar rooms that will host a Career Summit, featuring diverse talk topics, interesting workshops, and other activities throughout the day.
Kueh Appreciation Day 2017
23 July
10am - 4pm

Cost: Free
Venue: ToTT Store, 896 Dunearn Road, #01-01A Sime Darby Center
As part of the Singapore Food Festival, Kueh Appreciation Day gives the public the opportunities to enjoy traditional kueh (the Malay word for cake) from 9 local kueh artisans from different ethnic groups - Eurasian, Hainanese, Hokkien, Teochew, Hakka, Peranakan, and Malay. You can watch live demos or rarely-seen creations.

Community Sports Day
23 July

Cost: From free to $3
Venue: Various CCs islandwide
Organised by the Community Sports Clubs (CSCs), in partnership with the various Grassroots Organisations (GROs), Community Sports Day is where residents can be treated to fun and exciting sports try-outs, sports clinics, workshops, games and challenges. Here are some of the individual event pages: Taman Jurong CC, Tampines North CSC, and Fengshan CC.
Yoga Bar: Open House
23 July
1.30pm - 2.45pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Yoga Bar, Far East Shopping Centre #16-01
This Yoga Bar open house will include a free yoga class and potluck to celebrate Hari Raya. Bring your friends and family, and some potluck goodies to share.

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