9 Fun-tastic Outdoor Activities at SG Arts Week & all these for FREE

9 Outdoor Activities at Singapore Art Week for FREE

Are you visiting Singapore this coming weekend?

Having fun with friends and family shouldn’t be too costly. This year’s Singapore Art Week, there are many fun and exciting outdoor activities you can do, and the best part is – its FREE!

And who would say no for free admission?

Get you phone calendar and google maps and mark these places!


1. Light to Night Festival 2018: Colour Sensations

Singapore Arts Week 2018
Light to Night Festival is an annual urban art event that celebrates the stunning Civic District of Singapore. Over two weeks (19–28 Jan 2018), this second edition explores the sensation of colour through the visual, literary and performing art forms, and transforms major cultural institutions and parks into spectacular works of art.

The Padang will turn into a sprawling picnic ground complete with a Festival Food Street. Sit back and enjoy a multimedia projection show unfolding across the façade of National Gallery Singapore.

Date: January 19 to 28, 2018
Where: Civic District & Marina Bay - National Gallery Singapore, Padang, The Arts House, Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall, Asian Civilizations Museum, Empress Lawn, Esplanade Park, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay





2. Aliwal Urban Art Festival

Singapore Arts Week 2018
Aliwal Urban Art Festival is an annual celebration Singapore cool. Get down to a carefully-curated selection of art inspired by global street culture – from graffiti to graphic art, rock to afro-beat, skateboarding to breakdancing. Organised by Aliwal Arts Centre, the festival is located in Kampong Glam, a district hailed as 'one of Singapore's coolest neighborhoods' by the international media due to its rich history and culture, mixed with on-trend shops and cafes.

Date: January 20, 2018
Where: Kampong Glam, Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street, Singapore 199918





3. Art After Dark

Singapore Arts Week 2018
Gillman Barracks’ flagship edition of the night time open house event, Art After Dark, returns this 26 January 2018! Look forward to an evening of stimulating contemporary art, live music, and F&B pop-ups with the showcase of new exhibitions and exciting programmes as galleries, the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore and the rest of the precinct open their doors from 7pm till late in Singapore’s very own visual arts cluster.

This edition’s highlights include DISINI, the inaugural visual arts festival happening in Gillman Barracks, Transaction of Hollows, a performance by artist Melati Suryodarmo, and the exhibition, SEA STATE 9: Proclamation, featuring new works from Charles Lim’s acclaimed SEA STATE project.

Date: January 26, 2018
Where: Gillman Barracks, Blk 9 Lock Road, Singapore 108937





4. Front Lawn Movie Screening at SAM

Singapore Arts Week 2018
Sit back and relax at the Singapore Art Museum as we bring back the old-school with an outdoor movie screening! Taking place at the SAM front lawn, enjoy an eclectic movie showcase and an accompanying selection of delectable snacks. Bring along your picnic mats, and enjoy a star-lit evening with friends and family. The outdoor movie screening is an all-weather event.

Date: January 27, 2018
Where: Bras Basah & Bugis, Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555





5. ARTWALK Little India

Singapore Arts Week 2018

Long-lost tales found in and around Little India are resurrected through murals, public art installations and free performances for the fourth edition of ARTWALK Little India, aptly themed Urban Mythology.

Presented by LASALLE College of the Arts and Singapore Tourism Board with support of Little India Shopkeepers and Heritage Association (LISHA), this year’s edition features a Singapore-based line up of artists such as ZERO, Izzad Radzali Shah and SOBANDWINE, and performers such as Kamini Ramachandran, to explore, narrate, celebrate and relive its stories.

Look out for our puppetry programme, where visitors will have a hand at making puppets that are inspired by the murals around Little India, as well as a film screening by acclaimed filmmaker, K. Rajagopal's trilogy, The Day I Lost My Shadow.

Date: January 18 to 27, 2018
Where: Little India, Various locations in Little India Precinct




6. Discover Art at Marina Bay

Singapore Arts Week 2018
Discover Art is an easy way to browse different artworks. The aim is to make art easily accessible to a wide audience by taking away the typical artsy barriers that one might feel when visiting art exhibitions and events. You can discover art from different artists and galleries covering different genres, like contemporary, pop and abstract. Want more info on a certain art piece? Use the ARTO app or website to find out more.

Date: January 17 to 28, 2018
Where: Civic District & Marina Bay, Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039596




7. Art Market at SAM

Singapore Arts Week 2018
Perfect for our shopping Aunties and girlfriends!

No one loves a good sale more than we do! Join the party at Singapore Art Museum as an art market takes over our museum courtyards! Don’t miss the opportunity to try the latest trending dishes, and get your hands on artisanal crafts and products created by a specially-curated selection of local designers, start-ups and food entrepreneurs.

What better way to wrap up the Singapore Art Week weekend than shopping and eating your heart out at SAM!

Date: January 28, 2018
Where: Bras Basah & Bugis, Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555





8. Taman Jurong Art Trail (Self-guided)

Singapore Arts Week 2018
Taman Jurong Art TraiTaman Jurong Art Trail was developed to share the visual art vibrancy of Taman Jurong and to showcase the visual art projects under Our Gallery At Taman Jurong organised by the Taman Jurong Community Arts & Culture Club (TJCACC), in partnership with the National Arts Council (NAC), and as part of the NAC’s Arts and Culture Nodes initiative.

The visual art projects involved Taman Jurong residents in the art-making process with an emphasis on process-based content and outcomes, fulfilling the objectives to deepen and sustain arts engagement through quality visual art projects in the community.

This self-guided Art Trail will introduce visitors to artworks created or co-created by artists and residents, which are on display across Taman Jurong neighbourhood. Download or pick up a copy of the Our Gallery At Taman Jurong Art Trail map online or Taman Jurong Community Club, and explore all 14 works anytime of the year.  (Self-guided)

Date: now until December 9, 2018
Where: Taman Jurong





9. Waterloo Street Crawl

Singapore Arts Week 2018
Tucked away in Singapore’s downtown district, Waterloo Street is where traditional charm meets modern drive, where decades of human stories lie forgotten. With Waterloo Street Crawl (WSC), Practice Tuckshop invites you to wander off the beaten path and unearth the hidden secrets of Waterloo’s eclectic inhabitants.

Waterloo Street Crawl is an exciting walking trail along key locations in Waterloo Street. Download the app to search for stories scattered across the street and immerse yourself in Waterloo’s sights, sounds and smells. Snap pictures to document your journey. Finish the trail at Practice Tuckshop and be part of the Waterloo Street Mural, an interactive art installation in Practice Tuckshop, painted by Singaporean artist Low Jia Han and TTP’s very own Teh Xiang Her.

Date: now until February 11, 2018
Where: Bras Basah & Bugis, Practice Tuckshop, 58 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187953




Time to plan now and be strategic to enjoy all these free activities here at Singapore!

#SAW2018 #SGArtWeek

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About Singapore Art Week
A joint initiative by the National Arts Council, the Singapore Tourism Board and the Singapore Economic Development Board, Singapore Art Week reinforces Singapore’s position as Asia’s leading arts destination. In its sixth edition in 2018, the twelve-day celebration of the visual arts will be taking place in venues across Singapore, from galleries and museums to art precincts and non-profit spaces.

Reaching out to both Singapore residents and international visitors to promote art appreciation, Singapore Art Week offers a myriad of quality art experiences which span the visual arts, from traditional to modern to contemporary practices. Audiences can look forward to art fairs, gallery openings, exhibitions, lifestyle events, public art walks, and enriching discussions on art and culture. Singapore Art Week also aims to galvanize the arts sector to launch innovative art and lifestyle concepts and events in conjunction with art events during this period.



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104 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. Wow... Nice outdoor activities. Looks fun and crowded.

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  2. our friends from the Republic sure know how to have a good time! Hats off to them.. i can see a whole list of activities I would like to attend myself! :D www.ccfoodtravel.com

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    1. Oh please do and report back the happenings!

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  3. Such a wonderful line up of events coming up in Singapore. And I hope that the current wet-spell will not interfere with all these beautiful events.

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    1. I agree, I hope I could skip work and fly to Singapore for these events!

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  4. I enjoy Singapore Art Week! I remember being there immersing myself in creativity, about 2 - 3 years ago. It's awesome that these are all for free, too!

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  5. Those are some great and exciting outdoor activities. I'm gonna show this to my hubby for our family trip. and these lists looks really good.

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  6. i saw your no. 1 and I was already interested! I love events like these, we need more of these things in Malaysia too.. I cant be driving down to SG all the time.. haha

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    1. Thank you Lily! Hope you enjoy Singapore this weekend.

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  7. Never know that there's so many activities we can join for free at SG! Looks so much fun and hopefully I can visit one of the attraction!

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    1. I'm always amazed at how many things you can find to do in a city or on a trip to do for free. Of curse it's great too on the budget.

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    2. That's right Rosemary! I am glad that Singapore also offers many free activities for their citizens and guests as well. That makes Singapore an awesome place to visit.

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  8. The light display looks awesome! Such a display here in Brussels just got over on Jan 8th!
    Being an Indian, I wouldn't miss the Little India Walk!

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    1. Thanks dear! Hope you can visit Singapore soon :D

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  9. Looks like such a fun time!! Also so cool that you don't have to spend any money. I would love to visit here one day

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    1. That's cool! Turns out, Singapore isn't expensive after all :D

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  10. The light to night festival looks so cool!! I would love to visit for these fun outdoor activities!

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  11. all of these activities look excellent, so much to choose from. Must visit Singapore soon, it's def on my wish list

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    1. Thank you Maayan for adding Singapore to your wish list!

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  12. The on the lawn movie screening sounds nice. I have been to an event like that before and it was such a cool experience.

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    1. I agree! It is fun with the family, enjoying the picnic style event at night and enjoying good movie. And also romantic as well for couples.

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  13. Best things in life are free. Thanks for listing all the to do in Singapore for free. There's new stuff I can see, from the last time we went.

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    1. That's cool! Hope you will enjoy this year's art celebration!

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  14. What a great time to be in Singapore. Some activities I would love. Love the light show and the water show when we were there.

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    1. That's awesome! There are many things to do in Singapore that doesn't spending more bucks. That's also what makes Singapore unique.

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  15. Singapore art week sounds amazing. Art after Dark looks like so much fun. And I'm sure I would really enjoy the art market.

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  16. So many fun and interesting activities! My favorites would be the color one and movie screening :) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yeah, and if you are lucky you might get free popcorn from sponsor partners :D

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  17. Free activities are so hard to come by, so this is the perfect guide. I think this will really help alot of people out!

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    1. that's a huge YES! This makes people come together and celebrate art and the awesomeness of the city :D

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  18. Never been to Singapore but it's on our list. Hoping to go someday so it's great to learn about some free things to do there. Light to night festival seems amazing!

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    1. Oh that's great! Hope you enjoy Singapore. It's an awesome city!

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  19. what a great article detailing the activities to do in Singapore as a tourist. Great reference post.

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    1. Thank you Sonal! Hope you visit Singapore someday :D

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  20. Wow! So much to do and I love that the admission is free. I’ve never been to Singapore. What a beautiful place. Consider yourself lucky

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  21. Singapore is definitely on my bucket list. Thanks for sharing these places.

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    1. You're welcome Tosha! Singapore is waiting for you babe :D

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  22. Good collection! You have a good taste for outdoor activities. Those are the ones I would prefer to standard tourist activities.

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  23. I’ve never visited this location before but now I’m absolutely intrigued to plan a visit! All of these activities look like such a fun time!! Shell

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    1. I agree! Think about visiting Singapore during art week and you'll absolutely enjoy the city for free. Who says Singapore is freaking expensive city doesn't know to be resourceful :D

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  24. There are so many amazing opportunities to experience art and culture in Singapore. They all sound fun and I love art so I wish I could go. The skateboarding to breakdancing would be fun to watch as well.

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    1. That's amazing! Singapore will wait for you jen :D

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  25. Enjoy Singapore! I think "FRONT LAWN MOVIE SCREENING AT SAM" will be in my bucketlist for this month. I hope to go to Singapore.

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  26. what a great read! will definitely need to add these places to my bucket list. thanks!

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    1. Yay! You will definitely enjoy Singapore Sondra :D

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  27. Very interesting. Singapore seems to have quite a few amazing experiences that can be had for free.

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    1. Oh these are just few, but still many more free stuffs in Singapore!

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  28. I have never been to Singapore but what a lot of amazing cultural activities outside. I do love getting outside.

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  29. What a great festival this looks like. Bonus because they are all free. I wonder if my area has an event like this.

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    1. Better check Rose, and share it to us! We want to know many free outdoor activities in every cities :D

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  30. These are all such fun activities to do, I need to plan for something like this, if not now I don't think I will ever do it.

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    1. Better do it why you still can!
      Thanks for visiting Joan :D

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  31. You listed so many fantastic events, I think I would struggle to know which ones I wanted to do more. I'm always up for an outdoor movie night though and the markets look great too!

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    1. I would recommend that you try the movie outdoor first, so that you could have a local-feel and have a chance to observe about the locals.

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  32. Been bugging my cousins to go with me to the Gillman Baracks for the Art After Dark. This is so much fun. The last time we went there was last 2015. Hopefully I could drag them to these activities.

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    1. Hope you will and never miss this season :D

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  33. I have been dying to go to Singapore after I watched Anthony Bourdain's special on CNN. I need to schedule my trip during art week. Looks like a blast

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  34. Glad to see lot of happenings in Singapore.I'd like to visit some of these events.I specially like to have a look into Taman Jurong Art Trail..

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  35. This is so much fun. Looks you guys had a blast.

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  36. I love Little India! I suppose the art exhibits there are spectacular. Wish they had them there all year round.

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    1. There are many events in Singapore every season. I will keep on giving updates for the next events :D

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  37. Hummm Singapore sounds nice. Looks like you had a great time, and the pics are nice.

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    1. Thank you Latoyia. Come and visit Singapore, babe!

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  38. Wow Singapore looks so beautiful, I would love to visit. Imagine all these activities to do that are free too, that is such a gift!

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth!
      Not to mention the (free) foods that sponsored partners offers!

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  39. The light sensations and art after dark look like so much fun. I would love to give the movie in the park a try to. Such fun ways to get outside . . .

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  40. Singapore is surely one of my fave cities in Asia, perhaps next to Bangkok! Even though it is small and expensive, there is always something interesting going on!

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    1. I agree.
      And the foods! OMG There are tons of choices, and they are awesomely good.

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  41. It looks like there are a lot of fun activities to do in Singapore. I wish I were going to be in Singapore. I'm especially interested in the Light the Night that looks like a lot of fun!

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    1. Thanks for visiting Maria.
      There are still many upcoming events in Singapore and hope you can visit :D

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  42. this is seriously so cool! Who knew there was that much to do. You wrote it out very well and captured it perfectly in all the photos!

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    1. Thank you Racheal! For my readers happiness, I will :D

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  43. All of these events look awesome! Thanks for the great list.

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  44. Hi, we are currently in China and looking for something to do during the Chinese New Year vacation, this can be a great idea, thanks

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    1. That's great! Hope you are enjoying your stay in China as well :D

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  45. This makes me wish I was going to Singapore! What an awesome list!

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  46. All of these look so enjoyable. I would keep busy throughout getting a taste of all these arty flavours. How wonderful that all of it is free to encourage people to throng and popularise it even more.

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  47. Love how detailed this post is. Thank you for inserting all those maps - it really helps a lot!

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  48. I had no idea any of these even took place and whats better is that they are all free I just wish were closer

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  49. These are all such great ideas! I love art markets! Sounds like an amazing event.

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  50. Singapore is my next destination. Love to do the things you have listed .

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    1. High five on that! Don't forget to share us your SG travel stories!

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  51. Festivals are always such fun. I need to go to more.

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