As usual, this week is full of activities to do during the school holidays. This is also the last weekend to enjoy the Singapore Botanic Gardens Children’s Festival, Lifelong Learning Festival, 398.2 Storytelling Festival and Kalaa Utsavam.   



*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

Holiday Escapade with S'pore Discovery Centre
18 Nov - 1 Jan 2018

Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Discovery Centre & Army Museum of Singapore

Have an adventure at S'pore Discovery Centre and the Army Museum of Singapore, where admission during the school holidays is free. As part of their Holiday Escapade programme, there will be thematic exhibition tours, hands-on challenges, and Christmas activities.
Kalaa Utsavam: Indian Festival of Arts
17 Nov - 26 Nov
Various times

Cost: Mix of Free & Ticketed events
Venue: The Esplanade

Kalaa Utsavam is an annual festival that celebrates Indian arts during the festive period of Deepavali. Free programmes include a Mudiyettu ritual performance; Chakra-thon, a series of 8 raga concerts; a photo booth with Rajasthani puppets; and Bollywood Night with DJ Milan.
Singapore Botanic Gardens Children's Festival 2017
11 Nov - 26 Nov
Various times

Cost: Free
Venue: Jacob Ballas Children's Garden & Eco Garden

Celebrate our amazing world of plants at the Singapore Botanic Gardens Children’s Festival. Learn about farms, composting and propagation techniques. Participate in daily hands-on activities, demonstrations, performances, movie screenings, games, and other festival activities. Participation is on a first-come-first-served basis. Registration is required for selected programmes.
Arts in Your Neighbourhood
9 Nov - 26 Nov
Various times

Cost: Free
Venue: Various
Held at various spaces across the island, Arts in Your Neighbourhood is a programme under the Arts for All initiative whose goal is to provide enriching experiences for everyone. Highlights include Urban Distortions, a contemporary dance inside giant life-size plastic bubbles; Play With Bamboo!, a musical showcase of bamboo-made instruments; and #seeyoursg walking trail, where you can discover the myths and urban legends of the Jurong neighbourhood.
Lifelong Learning Festival 2017
28 Oct - 28 Nov
Various times

Cost: Free
Venue: Various

The Lifelong Learning Festival aims to inspire a society that embraces lifelong learning and to galvanise community partnerships to form lifelong learning initiatives. For an entire month, there will be free exhibits, hands-on activities, and workshops islandwide. From 3D printing your own keychain, to spin art, coding, drones, and robotics, there's something for everyone.
Bright Nights at Sentosa
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

NCA Charity Christmas Fair 2017
23 Nov
10am - 5pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Hollandse Club
The NCA Charity Christmas Fair showcases both charity organizations and commercial vendors, with proceeds from table rentals and NCA product sales benefiting select Singaporean charities.
SITEX 2017
23 Nov - 26 Nov
11am - 9pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore EXPO Halls 7 & 8

SITEX, Singapore's annual consumer and lifestyle IT exhibition, connects people to technology with experiential zones, which include Smart Home, AutoTech, KidsTech, VR/AR and The Audio Room. Highlights include special promos, trade-in discounts, and TechHunt, where you could win a customized TrackR Bravo or TrackR Pixel. There will also be a Tech Career Fair featuring more than 100 job openings.
Singapore International Film Festival
23 Nov - 3 Dec

Cost: Mix of Free & Ticketed events
Venue: Various
The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) is the largest and longest-running (since 1987) film event in Singapore. Be inspired with the festival masterclasses, in-conversation sessions, talks, and panel discussions delivered by guest directors, producers, actors and industry experts.
NTFGH: Good Neighbour Day
24 Nov
10am - 5pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Various locations at NTFGH Tower A & Tower B
Residents in Jurong East and beyond are invited to Good Neighbour Day at NTFGH. Highlights include art and craft workshops, a Christmas marketplace, a blood donation drive, and more. There will also be a recycling drive where you can bring your old glasses or books to donate to the needy.
Baby Baby Exhibition
24 Nov - 26 Nov
11am - 8pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore EXPO Hall 4
This Baby Baby event is for mummies, daddies and parents-to-be. Highlights include a Demo Stage, where you can engage with experts on pre and post natal tips, Bi-Hourly Lucky Draws, Goodie Bags, Early Bird Specials, Star Buys, and Coupons.
FFL: Grandparents Day Picnic
25 Nov
1pm - 6pm

Cost: Free
Venue: National Museum of Singapore

At the Families for Life (FFL) Grandparents’ Day Celebration, you can participate in the "My Family" drawing competition, and a workshop entitled "My Favourite 80’s Show!". There will also be a free movie screening of “The Kid from the Big Apple”, complimentary snacks and drinks, performances, fun games, and other activities.
Music for the Community
25 Nov
6pm - 7pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage

Come enjoy a fantastic evening concert with Sembawang Wind Orchestra and Yio Chu Kang Secondary School Symphonic Band. After the concert, enjoy an outdoor movie screening of Batman at Eco Garden (see event below).
Movie Screening: The LEGO Batman Movie
25 Nov
7.30pm - 9.45pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Eco Garden

Following the "Music for the Community" concert (see event above), you can sit back, relax and unwind with a movie under the stars amidst the lush greenery of the Eco Garden.
Organic-Friendly Farmers' Market
25 Nov
9.30am - 4pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore
Check out the specially curated array of vegetables, spices for flavouring, sauces to complement your dishes and grab-and-munch handcrafted breads and snacks at the year-end edition of the Organic-Friendly Farmers’ Market. You can also get some expert advice on growing your own food, and making healthier choices.
398.2 Storytelling Festival
25 Nov
10.30am - 6pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Central Library
This fabulous festival of storytelling takes all forms - stories told with voice, music, puppets, masks and songs. There are workshops, craft activities, and roving characters. And while the kids enjoy story time, parents can participate in parent-oriented programmes in the Multi-purpose Room.
Singapore Really Really Free Market 52
25 Nov
3pm - 7pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Blk 137 Bedok Reservoir Road S470137
The Really Really Free Market is a temporary market based on the concept of giving and building a community based on sharing resources, caring for one another and improving the collective lives of all. Everything at this market is free.
Etsy Made Local 2017
25 Nov - 26 Nov
12pm - 7pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Capitol Piazza

Etsy Made Local is a national initiative celebrating the crafters, collectors and artisans in local communities across Australia and SEA. In Singapore, Etsy artisans will feature their handmade wares, unique crafts, and vintage goods as part of this early Christmas marketplace.
IKEA Let’s Play For Change Carnival
25 Nov - 26 Nov
11am - 5pm

Cost: Free
Venue: IKEA Alexandra
For one weekend, IKEA will turn their showroom into a carnival for kids of all ages to play games, collect stamps and redeem prizes. There will be face painting, temporary tattoos, craft stations, balloon sculptures, free popcorn and cotton candy, and storytelling sessions. All proceeds will go to charity. You can also drop off a purchased IKEA soft toy, book, game or crafts in a donation box after the checkout counters.
U Live Symposium 2017
26 Nov
9am - 4pm

Cost: $15 with code TNPSYM15
Venue: Begonia, Downtown East
At U Live Symposium 2017, seniors (50 years and above) can gain more control over the technology in their lives. There will be hands-on demos of the latest technologies to add more convenience and ease to daily life. Get expert advice and see what the latest innovative tech can do for you. Tickets are inclusive of a breakfast set, a Symposium Pack worth more than $25, and vouchers worth more than $120.
Fun Fest @ Pasir Ris Water-Venture
26 Nov
9am - 4pm

Cost: $5 for all activities
Venue: Pasir Ris Water-Venture
Enjoy an array of water, land & fringe activities, a goodie bag and lucky draw for just $5. Here's your chance to try out stand up padding, abseiling, climbing, kayaking, and even dragon boat tug-of-war. Tickets can be purchased at Sengkang CC, Punggol 21 CC, Punggol Vista CC, Rivervale CC and Punggol West CC.
Giving Week
28 Nov - 5 Dec
Various times

Cost: By donation
Venue: Various
Giving Week is a national movement that encourages everyone to give back. During this week, corporates, non-profits and individuals across Singapore come together to make a difference. Whether you choose to donate, volunteer, fund raise or head down to the festivals, every bit counts towards building our #CityofGood.

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