national reading day
Singapore’s first National Reading Day will take place on 30 July.
(Photo by martinak15)

Get ready for even more festivals and events as we approach our nation’s 51st birthday. This week, the Singapore Food Festival concludes with “The 50 Cents Fest!” at Chinatown Food Street. You can also catch the Singapore National Games, the National Poetry Festival, and the Sands for Singapore Charity Festival & Community Heartstrings Walk, all happening this week. The government has also declared Saturday, 30 July, Singapore’s first National Reading Day. As part of National Reading Day, FrugalinSingapore will be conducting a free workshop entitled Wealth Matters. For more details, please see below:

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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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Singapore Science Festival
15 July - 5 Aug
Various
Free
Various

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DescriptionThe Singapore Science Festival celebrates developments and research work in the STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Highlights for this week include the following partner events: Science in the Cafe: The Artists & The Scientists (27 July, 7pm), a public forum organised by the Science Centre; Visual SG Exhibition and Workshops (various dates/times), a festival that profiles data science through its bold emphasis on the visual aesthetics, insights and narratives that reside in data; the Official Opening of Singapore Youth Science Fair (29 July, Science Centre), which will include a presentation of prizes; and the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Open House (29 July, 2.30 - 4.20pm), where participants will be introduced to the latest bioengineering and nanotechnology research at the Institute. Please see their website for a complete listing of events.
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PA Be My Kaki Movie Bus
Various weekends in July
7pm - 10pm
Free
Various - see flyer 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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Esplanade Presents: Jazz in July
4 July - 31 July
Various
Free
The Esplanade
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DescriptionHighlights for Jazz in July include "Date Night Fridays" where each weekend will spotlight a different female jazz vocalist; "Big Band Sundays" that features music from the roaring ’20s; debuts from the graduating fellows of the Esplanade’s jazz mentorship programme; and library talks to explore and learn more about jazz at its roots.
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Singapore Food Festival
15 July - 31 July
Various
Mix of free and ticketed events
Various
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DescriptionThis year’s Singapore Food Festival is themed “Savour The Past, Taste The Future”. Highlights for this week include the Singapore Favourite Food Village (22-31 July, Rochor Event Space), a 10-day festival that brings together the best of our deliciously diverse dining scene, from traditional street food to modern Singapore-inspired creations; The 50 Cents Fest! (30-31 July, Chinatown Food Street), where you can enjoy a taste of the ‘50s at prices from as little as 50 cents; and Dining in the Garden City (23-31 July, opposite Marina Bay Sands), where diners are invited to savour an astounding array of local and ethnic dishes in an al fresco setting, while taking in the spectacular lush scenery.
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Singapore Garden Festival
23 July - 31 July
9am - 9pm
$12 Adults; $6 Child; 10% discount for PAssion Card holders, NTUC members, and certain credit cards.
Gardens by the Bay
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DescriptionEnter a magical world of exciting garden designs and exquisite floral creations at the Singapore Garden Festival. Whether you are a serious gardener, hobbyist or just looking for a wonderful day out with the family, you are in for delightful treats at this year’s festival, which promises to be more spectacular than ever before. Tickets include admission to the Flower Dome.
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IHC: Culturefest
22 July - 30 July
Various
Free
Indian Heritage Centre
IHC Night Programmes
DescriptionJoin the Indian Heritage Centre for a celebration of Indian arts, culture and heritage, with free activities and admission to the IHC.

 

Upcoming Events

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National Poetry Festival
29 July (Opening Ceremony) - 31 July
Various
Free
LASALLE & The National Museum

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DescriptionIn its 2nd year, the National Poetry Festival is a platform for poetries of all four languages to come together to showcase the multilingual culture of Singapore, with an aim to develop an appreciation of the richness of the written and spoken word.
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Singapasar
29 July - 31 July
4pm – 8pm
Free
National Design Centre

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DescriptionIn its 2nd year, Singapasar is the largest design-centric "pasar malam" celebrating all things Singapore under one roof, where you can soak up the Singapore festive cheer in preparation for National Day.
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Sands for Singapore Charity Festival & Community Heartstrings Walk 2016
29 July - 31 July (walk on 31 July)
(walk event time) 7am – 11.30am
Fee for walk is $10 per participant
MBS

community heart strings festival
DescriptionThe Sands for Singapore Charity Festival, in its 4th year, aims to give back and inspire others to make an impact and learn more about local charities in a celebratory way. Fees for the Community Heartstrings Walk, as well as proceeds from other various Sands for Singapore Charity Festival events, will be donated to help beneficiaries from close to 80 charities supported by Community Chest.
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IGNITE! Music Festival
29 July - 30 July
29/7 4pm onward; 20/7 5pm onward
Free
Republic Polytechnic

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DescriptionIGNITE! Music Festival is an annual festival organised by The Republic Cultural Centre featuring local talent. With the theme of "Passion and Compassion", this unique music festival involves the participation of more than 300 Republic Polytechnic students, and is one of the largest music festivals in Singapore.
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ActiveSG: Jr. NBA Basketball Academy
30 July -31 July
10am - 4pm
Free, registration required
Sengkang & Choa Chu Kang Sports Centres
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DescriptionLet your child learn through play at the Jr. NBA workshops, where expert coaches from the Jr. NBA train your child on the fundamentals of basketball, as well as impart “STAR” values - sportsmanship, teamwork, a positive attitude and respect. Free for ActiveSG members. Limited slots available.
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Istana Art Event
30 July
8.30am - 6pm
Free for Singaporeans and PRs
Istana
istana art
DescriptionThe Istana will have a special Open House to celebrate Singapore’s birthday and there will be fun-filled art and heritage activities for the whole family. For a schedule of events, please visit their website.
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U Family: Singapore Breastfeeding Week Celebrations 2016
30 July
10am - 12pm
$3 for NTUC members; $5 public; free for children <12, registration required
NTUC Centre
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DescriptionHear talks about mother support groups, breastfeeding in the workplace, and building a baby-friendly community. Participate in contests and get your photo taken at the free photo booth. Each ticket entitles you to a goodie bag worth $15.
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FrugalinSingapore: Wealth Matters
30 July
2pm - 3.30pm
Free
Jurong West Library
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DescriptionIn this hands-on interactive workshop, you will learn what real wealth building means, and the most common misconceptions held by less affluent people that keep them trapped in a continuous destructive cycle. There will be door prizes and lucky draws.
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InvestFair
30 July -31 July
10am - 7pm
Free
Suntec Convention Centre, Halls 401 - 403
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DescriptionIn its 10th year, InvestFair has a full line-up of speakers, including international speakers Dr. Alexander Elder, Hu Li Yang, Roger Montgomery, Martin Pring & Kathy Lien, who will be sharing with you their investment insights. For a complete schedule of seminars and topics, visit their website. There will be a trading zone, SGX Pavilion, and masterclass with Jim Rogers.
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Green Living: Eco Carnival
30 July
10am - 4pm
$3
Punggol 21 Community Club
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DescriptionThis Eco Carnival will be a day filled with fun and educational workshops and competitions. There will be fabulous giveaways & prizes.
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Shot Zone: Get Active by the Bay
30 July - 31 July
10am - 8pm
Free
Marina Bay, next to The Shoppes @MBS
Get Active SG
DescriptionExperience the latest basketball training technologies with Shot Zone, Asia’s first purpose-built basketball training facility that combines world-class training in the fundamentals with the latest technology used by the best players in the world.
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Singapore Parenting Congress
30 July - 31 July
9.30am - 6pm
$18 Individual Ticket; $24 Couple Tickets; Discounts available
Suntec Convention Centre
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DescriptionJoin the panel of parenting experts as they share tips on how you can overcome the hardest parenting challenges, and how you can be a superhero to your child.
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Children and Families Sports Festival
30 July - 7 Aug
Various
Free, registration is required
Various
DescriptionOrganised over 2 weekends at 15 ActiveSG Sports Centres island-wide, bonding time has never been more exciting. From fundamental movement skills to get your little ones moving right from the start, to fun sport tryouts, there’s something for the entire family. All activities - from mass workouts, bootcamps, tryouts, challenges, open houses, and heritage races - are free though many require registration. Please visit their website for a complete list of activities, as there are way too many to list here.

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Singapore National Games 2016
30 July - 7 Aug
Various
Free to watch; Small fee for participation
Various
national games
DescriptionAs part of GetActive! Singapore, the Singapore National Games takes place the week leading up to Singapore’s 51st birthday and will consist of sports festivals, community initiatives and competitions island-wide. With 488 events across 16 sports, including 5 para sports, and over $200,000 in prize money to be won, there's something for everyone regardless of age or ability. Let's celebrate the nation's birthday through sports.
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Merlion Magic Lights
30 July - 28 Aug
See Website
Free
Merlion Plaza
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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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Car Free Sunday
31 July
7.30am - 7pm
Free
Various areas in the CBD
DescriptionThe Civic and Central Business District will be transformed into a cycle-friendly, walkable and activity-filled public space with something for everyone. The streets will come alive for families, joggers and cyclists who can look forward to activities ranging from fitness group exercises, kid-friendly activities to a breakfast picnic.
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Build Resilience to Overcome Challenges & Crisis
1 Aug
6.30pm - 9pm
from $9
10 Square @ Orchard Central
DescriptionThis workshop can guide you to increase your mental and emotional resilience to overcome life challenges and crisis. Key coaches and presenters for the evening include an applied psychologist who Harvard graduate and an experienced certified international 'Search Inside Yourself' coach. Please purchase tickets via the website link above.

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