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We’re counting down to National Day weekend when there will be lots of events and celebrations happening everywhere. But you don’t need to wait until then for fun, exciting, and frugal things to do, as this week is packed! Also, this Thursday is the Singapore Blog Awards. And I want to take this opportunity to thank you for reading and supporting this blog, and for nominating it for the category of “Best New Blog”. It has been an amazing journey, and I hope to continue it with you.  

Wednesday 22 July

  • Lego SG50 Event, 21 July through 30 July, 10.30am – 10pm – Members of the public are invited to help to build an 8.5-foot LEGO replica of the iconic Dragon Playground. Kids will receive a special certificate for their participation. Register on-site from 21 July through 25 July; the replica will be on display until 30 July. (venue: Raffles City Atrium Level 3) lego sg50 event
  • Clarke Quay Summer Live Music Festival: July Edition, 22 July & 23 July, 7 – 10.30pm – From 22 July to 17 September, local and regional musicians will be performing live at Clarke Quay Fountain Square at various times and dates all summer long. Kicking off the festival is “Music Travels” (22 July), a line-up of top 40s hits, evergreens, and funky dance tracks by The Highlander, Little Saigon, and Octapas. Then, on 23 July is “Pump up the Music” by The Pump Room’s resident bands NationOne and Jay & Frenz. (venue: Fountain Square) CQ Summerlive EDM_700x1400px - Draft2

Friday 24 July

  • Singapore Food Festival Signature Event: STREAT, 24 July & 25 July, 6 – 10pm – As part of the Singapore Food Festival (17 July through 2 Aug), this signature event called STREAT celebrates the best of Singapore’s hawkers and chefs. Taste from 16 F&B stalls, serving local heritage food and modern interpretations. Other events include STORIES, a theatrical dinner series, as well as the Singapore Hawker Feast which will feature some of the best hawkers in the city, and Singapore Restaurant Month, where 12 heritage restaurants reinvent dishes using local produce. (venue for STREAT event: Clifford Square, 80 Collyer Quay)
  • LiveWell Passport to Health, 24 July through 26 July, 11am – 7pm – This free health and wellness event will have cooking demos, music and martial arts performances. There will be goodie bags and lucky draws. Those born in 1965 can get a special LiveWell SG50 goodie bag worth $200 (must be registered – you can register here). Singaporeans and PRs age 50 and above can also receive a free FIT kit (Faecal Immunochemical Test), that checks your stool for blood which may be an early sign of cancer. (venue: One KM Shopping Mall) livewell passport2health
  • Singapore Favourite Food Village, 24 July through 2 Aug, 5 – 11pm – Rediscover a lost makan place – the Ellenborough Market – which has been revived with tantalising food offerings, heritage showcases and the nostalgic Teochew Opera. There will also be live cooking demonstrations. (venue: Read Bridge, Clarke Quay)Favourite Food Village

Saturday 25 July

  • [email protected], 25 July & 26 July – Jointly organized by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), IT Standards Committee and supported by the Ministry of Finance and SPRING Singapore, [email protected] will challenge participants to work on urban challenges impacting Singapore and help ideate, code and create solutions for Singapore’s Smart Nation building efforts. This hackathon is the first of its kind and hopes to bring together something for everyone, as it features the latest in technologies such as the Internet of Things, Virtual Reality and Open Data. There will be three competition categories and more than $50,000 worth of prizes: Junior Category for children aged 12 and below, Students Category and Open category. (venue: ITE College Central) Hackathon_banner
  • Insurance and Estate Planning Workshop, 2.30 – 4.30pm – This free workshop entitled “Legacy Seminar 3 – In Whom We Trust” will cover topics such as ways your insurance proceeds can be distributed, why minors should not be nominees to insurance policies, advantages/disadvantages of settling a S49M insurance policy into an irrevocable Living Trust versus a S49L trust policy, and how can an Insurance Trust subsequently incorporate a Will and a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). (venue: 10 Anson Road, #06-17)
  • Gumtree Kids Carnival, 10am – 10pm – This first ever Gumtree Kids Carnival will feature a Swap and Shop activity where parents can swap any new or pre-loved baby and small children items such as clothes, books, games or toys in exchange for new or other pre-loved items. There will also be awesome activities and games for the kids including animal rides, a merry-go-round, a bouncy castle, a magician,  balloon sculpting, and face painting. Admission is free. (venue: Marina Square Central Atrium) gumtree kids carnival
  • AIC Open Day, 10am – 4pm – This is their biggest event of the year celebrating both SG50 and all teachers in Singapore. Event highlights include setting 2 Singapore Book of Records for largest display of decorated bottle caps and for most number of people playing 5 stones together (sign up here). Additionally, there will be painting wishes for SG50, a career fair and networking opportunities, workshops and course previews. (venue: Lifelong Learning Institute) AIC open day
  • PAssion Arts Festival – As part of the PAssion Arts Festival (from 12 July to 30 Aug), this Saturday there will be several community events, such as the Kampong Art Carnival; an outdoor display of ground, sky and water art installations entitled “Reflections!”; a Culture Fiesta; and a Mass Singing. In this year’s festival, expect to see more large format visual arts installations such as Façade Art, Ground Art and Sky Art co-created by residents and artists, all in celebration of SG50. (venue: various, see website for details)

Sunday 26 July

  • Youth Celebrate! – In celebration of Youth Day, this event will be attended by 50,000 students and guests with highlights that include inter-school sports events, display band parades and two record-setting swim feats – the largest floating Singapore flag and the most number of laps swum in one hour. This event also marks the official opening of the Singapore Sports Hub. At this milestone occasion, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will be sealing a time capsule that will contain a repository of meaningful items that are symbolic of our nation’s sporting aspirations. (venue: Singapore Sports Hub)logo-youth-celebrate
  • 112 Katong Free Movie Screening, 7:30pm – 112 Katong will be screening the movie “Rio 2” at the rooftop garden. Don’t forget to bring your blanket or mat. (venue: 112 Katong level 4 rooftop garden)
  • SAF50 @ Istana, 8.30am – 6.30 pm – This event gives SAF servicemen and family members the opportunity to explore the Istana and enjoy live performances from SAF Band and SAF Music and Drama company. There will be live performances, a kids’ activities area, and a medal and gifts exhibition. (venue: The Istana)SAF50 Istana
  • Red Cross Sunday Sales, 11am – The Singapore Red Cross is organizing its Sunday Sales, featuring new and pre-loved fashion, recreational, electronics and household items at bargain prices. All sales proceeds from this bazaar will go towards housing and daily care of the elderly and disabled. (venue: Singapore Red Cross, 15 Penang Lane) Singapore-Red-Cross-Sunday-Sales
  • Punggol North Racial & Religious Harmony Street Parade, 5pm onward – The 11th edition of the Punggol North Racial & Religious Harmony Street Parade cum Carnival will take place along Punggol Field Road. There will be performances by residents, games, exhibition and food for everyone. (venue: between Blk 173A to Blk 175D)punggol street parade 

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