No plans for the school holidays? Don’t worry. There are so many free & frugal activities this week, including i Light Marina Bay, Singapore Design Week, Sports Hub Community Play Day, Festival of Fun, and Make the Future Singapore. And if you’re in the mood for a Disney-themed show (but don’t have tickets to Disney on Ice), check out the Children’s Disney Love Stories concert.



*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

Source: DesignSingapore

Singapore Design Week
5 Mar - 18 Mar
Various times
Cost: Mix of free & ticketed events
Venue: Various
Open to the public, Singapore Design Week (SDW) features local and international design trade shows, conferences, showcases, exhibitions and workshops that span various design disciplines. Highlights include the Singapore Urban Design Festival, the District Design Dialogue in Holland Village, the Brainstorm Design Conference, SingaPlural 2018, the Wallpaper* Handmade 2018 exhibition, the City Ramble Design Trails, and much more.
Source: Marina Bay Carnival

Marina Bay Carnival
15 Dec - 1 April
4pm - 11pm
Cost: Free Admission
Venue: Marina Bay Promontory & Bayfront Event Space
Ready for a carnival experience like no other? The Marina Bay Carnival will have over 40 family-friendly thrilling rides and games. Prices range from $6 to $10 for the rides and $4 to $8 for the games. There will be over one million plush toys from Marvel and Pixel up for grabs. There will also be entertainment with DJs, ventriloquists, storytelling and much more.


Upcoming Events

Source: SHF
Free CPR+AED Certification Course
8 Mar
9am - 12pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Bishan Junction 8, Roof Garden
In celebration of International Women’s Day, Singapore Heart Foundation is offering a Free CPR+AED certification course for ladies only dressed in red. T&Cs apply.
Source: Magnum Research
InvesTech Carnival
8 Mar
6.30pm - 9pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Prudential Tower, Level 30, 30 Cecil Street
Learn about robo-advisor technology and cryptocurrencies, and take a peek into the coming era of Digital Finance. This talk will features professionals from different financial institutions on how they view the InvesTech landscape.
Source: WeWork
Tough as Nails: International Women's Day
8 Mar
7pm - 10pm
Cost: Free
Venue: WeWork, 15 Beach Road, Level 2
In celebration of International Women’s Day, WeWork will feature successful businesswomen in a panel to share tips and success stories of their careers. There will be drinks, light bites, and great music.
Source: Shell
Make the Future Singapore
8 Mar - 11 Mar
9am - 7pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Changi Exhibition Centre, 9 Aviation Park Road
Make the Future Singapore is a festival of bright energy ideas and innovation for Asia. Generate electricity on the kinetic dance floor, see cars of the future at Shell Eco-marathon Asia, race your own mini saltwater cars, and enjoy live performances.
Source: Clarke Quay
Singapore Festival of Fun Presented by Clarke Quay
8 Mar - 18 Mar
Various times
Cost: Free
Venue: Clarke Quay
Get ready for some amazing school holiday fun and excitement at the Festival of Fun! Highlights include a comedy festival, a street festival, and the Nickelodeon Fiesta. There will be live performances, carnival games, and photo opportunities with TV kids' characters.
Source: NAC Arts for All
Arts in Your Neighbourhood
8 Mar - 25 Mar
Various times
Cost: Free
Venue: Various
Arts in Your Neighbourhood is bringing you nearly 50 arts activities happening in 16 locations across the island. For a list of events, please visit:
Source: Buy SingLit
#BuySingLit 2018
9 Mar - 11 Mar
Various times
Cost: Free
Venue: Various
#BuySingLit is an industry-led movement to celebrate Singapore’s literature and stories. Highlights include Love Letters To Singapore, the “City of Books” outdoor art installation, authors’ appearances, readings, workshops, plays, music performances, exhibitions, book swops and even supper.
Source: Marina Square
Fantasy Zoo Balloon Fair
9 Mar - 18 Mar
Cost: Free
Venue: Marina Square, Central Atrium L2
Back for the 8th year, Marina Square's annual balloon extravaganza will feature a Fantasy Zoo. Spot majestic elephants, camouflaging zebras, a gigantic panda and more in vibrant hues and bold colours.
Source: i Light Marina Bay
i Light Marina Bay 2018
9 Mar - 1 Apr
7.30pm onward
Cost: Free
Venue: Marina Bay Waterfront
This is the 6th edition of the sustainable light art festival. This year there will be a showcase of 22 light art installations from 14 countries. Three of these installations were made using old bottles and containers contributed by community and corporate partners.
Source: raiSE Singapore
raiSE: Learning Journey 2 - Dakota Adventures
10 Mar
8am - 12pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Start at Mountbatten MRT Station
Take a guided tour of Dakota Crescent, a unique housing estate that has been in use since the 1930s. Walk through Singapore’s past and learn directly from seniors about the impact of relocation on the identity and well-being of Dakota Crescent’s elderly residents and low-income families.
Source: Young Parents
Fun, Play, Learn @ Rochester Mall
10 Mar
2pm - 5pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Rochester Mall
Enjoy free enrichment trial lessons in music, sensory play, art, dance, and brain development. Register and get a $30 goodie bag, and a chance to win lucky dip prizes worth up to $99.
Source: West Symphonia
Children's Disney Love Stories
10 Mar
6pm - 7pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens
Grab your Picnic mats and enjoy a night of Disney magic with Tarzan, Pinocchio, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Pocahontas and more, in a performance by West Symphonia.
Source: The People's Association
Chingay @ Heartlands 2018
10 Mar (+2 future dates)
6pm - 10pm
Cost: Free
Venue: East Coast & Fengshan
If you've missed the Chingay Street Parade or Carnival, you can still see the beautiful floats and street performances at Chingay @ Heartlands. There will be a total of 6 heartland locations. More details on their website.
Source: Singapore Sports Hub
Sports Hub Community Play Day
10 Mar - 11 Mar
9am - 7pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Sports Hub
Soak in the fun with a weekend of water-themed play. Cheer on your favourite dragon boat team, sway your hips to Tahitian dance beats, support Fashion for a Social Cause, get a free health check, or learn to surf. There's even three movie screenings with free popcorn.
Source: Toggle
Body SOS Health Carnival 2018
10 Mar - 11 Mar
10am - 9pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Suntec Convention Centre Halls 404-406
Singapore’s biggest health expo is back again! Featuring a strong line-up of local and regional health experts, this year’s fair promises greater variety, awesome deals and a bounty of surprises.
Source: STJobs
STJobs Career Fair 2018
10 Mar - 11 Mar
10am - 6pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Suntec Convention Centre Halls 401-402
Visit the STJobs Career Fair to discover job openings, meet potential employers, get career coaching, or register for career support and apprenticeship courses.
Source: Singapore Cancer Society
Relay for Life: 100km Challenge
10 Mar - 11 Mar
6pm - 9am
Cost: Donation of $25
Venue: National Stadium, Singapore Sports Hub
When you join Relay For Life, you help to support Singapore Cancer Society's work in cancer prevention, research, advocacy, patient support services, financial assistance, and cancer rehabilitation. This is an overnight 15-hr team relay with fringe activities and entertainment.
Source: Ice Cream Sundays
Ice Cream Sundays: Boogie at the Barracks
11 Mar
2pm - 10pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Yeo Workshop, Gillman Barracks
Ice Cream Sundays is returning to Gillman Barracks for a day of great music, immersive art, delicious food, and stiff drinks.
NAC-ExxonMobil Concert in the Park
11 Mar
4.30pm - 6.30pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage
Revel in a fun and rousing evening of infectious hooks and smooth vocals, featuring Charlie Lim with his emotionally stirring and heartfelt tracks and M1LDL1FE with their indie pop tunes. Enjoy bubble activities by CJ Bubble and a pre-show performance by Legacy Dance Co.
Source: raiSE Singapore
raiSE: Learning Journey 4 - Dialogue with Time @ Science Centre
14 Mar
1pm - 3pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Science Centre Singapore
At “Dialogue with Time”, you’ll be able to learn more about the ageing process and examine your perceptions of age. This tour includes dialogue sessions, experiential ageing simulation, and short story videos on ageing.

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