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Here are some frugal ideas on how to spend the last weekend of the school holidays.

How will you spend the last week of the school holidays? Here are some suggestions for frugal activities. As always, please be reminded that there are plenty of frugal activities happening all the time at parks, museums, community clubs, and libraries. And since we’re still in GSS season, many malls will have special performances and events for the entire family. You might also want to check out the various street bazaars along Geylang Road and Sims Avenue and the festive Ramadan decorations.

Friday 26 June

  • Young Parents Fiesta, 26 June through 28 June, 11am – 9pm – Bring your kids to meet the Minions. There will also be musical and dance performances, a photo contest for babies, children, and mums-to-be (sorry dads, your day was last weekend), cooking demonstrations, goodie bags, and lucky draws. Admission is free. (venue: United Square Atrium)young parents fiesta
  • Baybeats Festival, 26 June through 28 June – The biggest alternative music festival of its kind in Singapore, Baybeats presents a fist-pumping line-up showcasing prominent Singapore and international acts, covering genres including folk, pop, metal, post-rock, emo, punk, electro and everything in between. Come witness the best of our home grown talent not only in music-making but also other creative fields of music journalism, gig photography, video arts and more. (venue: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay) baybeats
  • Anti Drug Abuse Carnival, 26 & 27 June – This is the flagship event of Singapore’s Anti-Drug Abuse Campaign (ADAC), now in its 20th year. There will be an array of carnival-type anti-drug themed games, activities and attractions for kids, youths and adults. Another highlight of the carnival is the DanceWorks! competition where visitors can watch amazing performances spreading the anti-drug message through dance. (Suntec Convention Centre Hall 403) anti drug abuse carnival
  • Asia Pacific Yo-Yo Championships, 26 June through 28 June, 11am – 8pm – As part of the Singapore Street Festival, the Asia Pacific Yo-Yo Championships comprised of over 10 Asia Pacific Countries takes place in an even bigger spectacle with all 5 Asia Pacific Champions, 2 Wildcards and the past Champion of Champions going head to head to be crowned the reigning Asia Pacific Champion of Champions. This person will walk away with a plane ticket all the way to the World Yo-Yo Contest in Tokyo, Japan and will represent the Asia Pacific in this huge competition. Come see yo-yoing as you have never seen before. Also, do check out other exciting events this weekend (27 & 28 June), such as Freestyle and Panna Urban Street Football, a J-Rock Party and a Kendama Performance as part of the Singapore Street Festival. (venue: Bugis+ Atrium)
  • Walkabout, 10am – 5pm – Walkabout Singapore (#walksg) is a city-wide open house event for technology startups. Check out the spaces, see how the companies work, and meet the people behind the innovative companies of Singapore. This is a unique opportunity to see the unique offices behind the companies of Singapore’s vibrant tech scene. This event is open to the public. There are special tours (e.g., Google, Facebook, Amazon Web Services, Twitter) that require pre-registration on a first-com first-serve basis. All others do not require registration. (venue: various, see website for details) walkabout

Saturday 27 June

  • SAFRA Yishun Open House, 27 & 28 June, 12 – 6pm – SAFRA Yishun will be having an open house, where there will be games, food, fringe & outdoor activities. It is free for SAFRA members and $5 for guests. You can take this opportunity to try out their facilities, including rock climbing, shooting, and their treetop challenge for free! (venue: SAFRA Yishun)
  • My Little Pony Friend-tastic Picnic Party, 2 – 7pm – Gather with family and friends, bring a picnic mat, and have a picnic while watching My Little Pony animation screenings, catching appearances by the pony characters, enjoying complementary sweet treats, and making one-of-a-kind stamps. Like the Hasbro Singapore Facebook page and receive a gift at the event (while stocks last). (venue: Bishan Ang Mo Kio Park, Grand Lawn 1) my little pony picnic
  • Lam Soon Food Fiesta, 6 – 10pm – Reminisce with your loved ones and revisit Singapore’s heritage and culture by feasting on local delicacies in the setting of the “Great World Amusement Park” (大世界). Indulge in the good-old days of Singapore with more than 10 carnival stalls from exciting tikam-tikam to nostalgic kampong games. You can also look forward to decorating a kite together and flying it. Tickets are $5 and available through Lam Soon CC (6769 1598) and all Keat Hong RC Centres. (venue: Blk 350 Choa Chu Kang Loop) lam soon food fiesta
  • Big Day Out, 27 June & 28 June, 11am – 6pm – “Big” stands for “Build it Green”, a movement by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) to inspire Singaporeans to build and live greener. This inaugural event celebrates Singapore’s effort to build a greener, more sustainable and livable environment. There will be games, stage performances, tattoo art, pedal cars, workshops, and giveaways at the carnival. Take this opportunity to exchange your incandescent or compact fluorescent bulb for a FREE energy efficient Panasonic LED bulb. Enjoy complimentary popcorn, kachang puteh and candy floss. Admission is free. (venue: Dhoby Ghaut Green) big day out
  • Festival of Biodiversity Concert, 27 June & 28 June, 7 – 9pm – Enjoy an evening of great music from different genres featuring talented local artistes that celebrate our natural heritage at the inaugural Festival of Biodiversity concert. (venue: VivoCity Amphitheatre Level 3) festival of biodiversity concert

Sunday 28 June

  • Sunday Vocal Jam, 3 – 4.30pm – The A Cappella Society will be performing at Queenstown Public Library as part of their monthly Sunday Vocal Jam. The A Cappella Society also holds monthly free music theory workshops. For anyone interested in joining their group or attending their workshops, please visit their website. (venue: Queenstown Public Library, Programme Zone Level 1)

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