This is your last week to catch the Singapore Botanic Gardens Heritage Festival, and get free entry into the National Orchid Garden (U.P.: $5 for adults) where there are over 1000 species of orchids and 2000 hybrids on display. For a full schedule of events for the Festival, please see here. Other frugal events this week are as follows:

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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
Various

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.
Pesta Ubin 2017
10 May - 16 July
Various times

Cost: Free
Venue: Pulau Ubin
Come experience Pulau Ubin's unique charms, its culture, kampung life, nature and wildlife. There will be free family-friendly, community-led activities including arts & crafts, birdwatching, boat tours, cycling, kayaking, and more.
Singapore Botanic Gardens Heritage Festival
30 June - 9 July
7.30am - 9pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens

Celebrate the rich heritage of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site! During 2 fun-filled weekends, enjoy tours of the gardens and performances at the iconic Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage. There will be free admission to the National Orchid Garden during the festival.

 

Upcoming Events

Know Your Fertility Wellness 2017
6 July & 7 July
4 sessions: 12.15pm - 12.45pm & 1pm - 1.30pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Chinatown Point
Are you planning to start a family but have questions about conception? Sign-up for a free fertility talk. Please register online. Topics include "Is IVF Really Suitable For Me?", "When Sperm Meets Egg", "The Miracle Of Life", and "Male & Female Fertility" (last topic is conducted in Mandarin).
Chang Sensory Trails
7 July & 8 July
4pm - 10.30pm

Cost: Free entry
Venue: The Promontory
More than a food festival, the Chang Sensory Trails is a multi-sensorial experience curated by Chef Ambassadors Bo and Dylan from Bangkok. There will be dishes from 12 of the best Thai restaurants in Singapore including Long Chim, Patara, and Nara Thai, all at affordable prices, including unique twists on Thai cuisine such as Watermelon Fried Rice, German Pork Knuckle Salad and Tom Yum Lobster Bisque. There will also be live music performances, caricature artists, and an aromatic art installation built using Thai cuisine spices.
Tanjong Goodman
8 July
11am - 5pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Goodman Arts Centre
The whole family can get creative at the Tanjong Goodman art extravaganza, held in the lush enclave of Goodman Arts Centre. Be entertained by performances and visual arts demonstrations, participate in workshops and interactive Open Studio sessions with artists, or purchase artisanal food or handicrafts from the weekend market.
Woof-a-thon 2017
8 July
3pm - 7pm

Cost: Free (except for 2km buddy walk)
Venue: Bishan-AMK Park
To raise greater awareness of the cardiovascular benefits associated with pet ownership, Woof-a-thon is back again this year and it's going to be a paw-fect afternoon for the entire family. Highlights include the 2km buddy walk at 5pm ($15 per furry friend, registration is required and inclusive of 1 goodie bag, a certificate of participation, and a medal); educational talks, basic health screening for dogs (3pm - 5pm on a first-come, first-served basis), CPR demonstration for both dogs and humans, pet photo booth, contests, games, and a fashionista parade.
Singapore Cancer Society: Women’s Gynaecological Cancer Talk & Piloxing Work Out Session
8 July
10am - 12pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Our Tampines Hub, 51 Tampines Ave 4
Sign up for the event to learn more about gynaecological cancers and get active in a Piloxing workout session. This event is part of the Singapore Cancer Society's Women’s Gynaecological Cancer awareness campaign, which runs until 31 July. Visit their website to learn about how eligible ladies can get free pap smear screenings.
Open House @ Water-Venture (Pasir Ris)
8 July
10am - 5pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Water-Venture (Pasir Ris), 125 Elias Road
Head down to the Open House @ Water-Venture (Pasir Ris) with your families and friends to enjoy complimentary activities, including kayaking & abseiling, sport climbing, and other free try-outs. Some activities have a minimum age requirement.
Weird Wonderful World - Picnic Day by Tiong Bahru Bakery
8 July - 9 July
3pm - 8pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Palm Valley
Come and celebrate 2 days of picnic fun with Tiong Bahru Bakery. With fantastic food, great music, plenty of giggles and limitless fresh air in a family-friendly atmosphere. Oh, and lots of inflatables. Reserve your picnic buckets in advance (starting at $10 for a starter bucket) which includes all your picnic essentials - a mat, a balloon, and fans.
Abode of Peace and the Lion City: A Brunei Cultural Showcase
8 July - 9 July
10am - 7pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Philatelic Museum
Visit the Singapore Philatelic Museum as they bring you a special Brunei Cultural Showcase where you can learn traditional Bruneian dance, dress up in ethnic costumes, and taste the country's well-loved dishes.
Zouk Flea & Easy X Sunset Pasar
9 July
12pm - 7pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Zouk Singapore, 3C River Valley Road
Zouk Flea & Easy is back with a fresh collaboration with alternative pop-up flea market, #SunsetPasar. Featuring an eclectic array of fashion & lifestyle personalities, tightly curated selection of emerging bands & designers, inventive localized nosh, and a localized line-up of live open mic performances and DJ sets. Pets are allowed and admission is free.
Beautiful Sunday: Taste of America
9 July
3pm - 4pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Esplanade Concert Hall
Spend the afternoon with the Toa Payoh West Community Club Chinese Orchestra as they present a repertoire of American music including Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story Overture, George Gershwin’s I've Got Rhythm, and many more.
Community Pop-Up at Leng Kee CC
9 July
9am - 12pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Leng Kee CC
Society Staples, whose aim is to build an inclusive future where every Person with Disability can maximise his/her potential, is organising a Community Pop-Up event in the heartlands at Leng Kee CC. Highlights include giant games (Giant Jenga Blocks, Connect-4, and Giant Badminton), and a fun Zumba workout.
Closing Concert for Singapore Botanic Gardens Heritage Festival
9 July
5.30pm - 7.30pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage
Come and celebrate the rich heritage of Singapore together with Sembawang Wind Orchestra and National Junior College Symphonic Band (Junior High) who will be performing familiar tunes and songs such as Chan Mali Chan, Dayung Sampan, Home and 细水长流 (Xi Shui Chang Liu). End the evening with The Apex Project, an up-and-coming Singapore A Cappella group that performs a pop/jazz repertoire with a theatrical twist. This event concludes the Singapore Botanic Gardens Heritage Festival.
SOSD Adoption Drive
9 July
1pm - 5pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Paya Lebar Square
SOSD is a group of volunteers in Singapore, banded together by the common passion and conviction of safeguarding the welfare of our homeless stray dogs. This adoption drive will feature 36 puppies in need of a home.
Weekends in the Park: Family Yoga
9 July
8am - 9am

Cost: Free
Venue: Bishan Park-Ang Mo Kio Park, Tecoma Green
Soak in the morning sun with a family yoga session in the park. Take the opportunity to enjoy the vast open lawns, lush banks of wildflowers and unique waterways. Don't forget to bring water, a yoga mat and mosquito repellent.
READ! FEST 2017: ASEAN STORYTELLING NIGHT
13 July
7pm - 9pm

Cost: Free
Venue: National Library, The Pod
As part of NLB's Read! Fest 2017, come celebrate ASEAN’s 50th anniversary with a showcase of the diverse range of stories and rich culture from the region. In this event, enjoy an evening of storytelling of ASEAN literature. Featuring professional storytellers David Bok, Wong Swee Yean and Karen Lee, be prepared to be entertained and gain a better understanding of our neighbouring countries.

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