singapore events march 2020

What to Do in Singapore: 12 WEEKEND EVENTS with FREE ADMISSION (7 – 8 Mar 2020)

Wondering what to do in Singapore this weekend? Well, the SG Lifestyle Team has you covered every weekend! This week – we managed to round up 12 EVENTS with FREE ADMISSION to check out THIS weekend of 7 – 8 March 2020 and HERE they are! 

Advisory Notice: Stay Safe during this period:
😷 Wear a surgical mask and see a doctor promptly if you are sick! ⁣⁣
👐 Wash your hands regularly and properly using soap and water! ⁣⁣

**Some of the following events may be cancelled at short notice and the SG Lifestyle Team will try to update this listing to be as accurate as possible

1) SINGAPO人 Exhibition

The Chinese Singaporean identity is complex and always changing. Singapore is a Chinese majority nation-state with a significant proportion of non-Chinese. At the same time, Singapore is in Southeast Asia, a region with many ethnic groups, of which the Chinese form a small part of the overall population. After interacting with diverse influences over many years, Chinese culture in Singapore has evolved in a way quite unlike other communities around the world. No matter who you are, there is always room to discover (and rediscover) what it means to be a Chinese Singapo人.


Event: SINGAPO人 Exhibition
Date: 7 & 8 March 2020 (Saturday and Sunday) (Permanent Exhibition)
Time: 10.00am – 8.00pm
Location: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Gallery, Level 2
Admission Fee: FREE!

2) Art Encounters with Rizman Putra

“From Gelam to Glam” is a black-light drawing installation by multi-disciplinary artist Rizman Putra that reflects the eclectic blend of history and culture in the Kampong Glam district.

For Art Encounters, Rizman expanded on his exploration of drawing in three dimensions by using a new medium of UV paint to create a vibrant installation inspired by the native Gelam tree, or Paperbark tree, which gave the Kampong Glam precinct its name in the 1820s. The tree has a distinct peeling bark and elongated leaves with parallel striations and was used for boat-making and medicine.

Rizman also interpolated material culture and ephemera from the Malay Heritage Centre’s special exhibition “Seekor Singa, Seorang Putera dan Sebingkai Cermin: Reflecting and Refracting Singapura”, which explores Singapore’s historical significance in the maritime world of the 15th to 19th century.

Drawing on these diverse sources, Rizman’s work pays homage to both the historic roots of the precinct as a thriving port town and enclave for Malay and Arab communities, as well as its present day life as a melting pot of restaurants and lifestyle shops. The installation will begin to glow as night falls, echoing Kampong Glam’s daily transition from heritage site by day to culture hotspot by night.


Event: Art Encounters with Rizman Putra
Date: 7 & 8 March 2020 (Saturday and Sunday) (Recurring till 7 Jun 2020)
Time: 10.00am – 6.00pm
Location: Malay Heritage Centre @ 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198501
Admission Fee: FREE!

3) Total Defence Special Exhibition “Will You Do You?”

The exhibition explores how everyone can be better prepared to deal with these challenges to contribute to the whole-of-nation effort, in ensuring Singapore’s survival in face of these evolving threats. It brings about a reminder that each and every one of us can do our part to overcome the challenges that we face today, so we can look forward to the future we want.


Event: Total Defence Special Exhibition “Will You Do You?”
Date: 7 & 8 March 2020 (Saturday and Sunday) (Recurring till 22 March 2020)
Time: 9.00am – 6.00pm
Location: Singapore Discovery Centre @ 510 Upper Jurong Road Singapore 638365
Admission Fee: FREE for all Singaporeans and PR

4) 45 Minutes in the Preyground

Flag, You’re It proudly presents: 45 Minutes in The PreyGround.

Immerse yourself into the manipulative clutches of online child groomers. Discover how these predators may target, befriend and exploit you through the exhibit’s 3-D installations and victim stories. 1 in 2 youths are targeted by child predators online. Discover how you might be a prey in our immersive journey about online child grooming.


Event: 45 Minutes in the Preyground
Date: 7 & 8 March 2020 (Saturday and Sunday) (Recurring till 22 March 2020)
Time: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Location: National Library Board, Level 8
Admission Fee: FREE! *Bookings are only required on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. RSVP HERE!

5) A Tour Around Museum @ My Queenstown

Welcome to Singapore’s first independent community museum! Do you know that the first HDB flats, first branch library and polyclinic are located in Queenstown? Take a stroll around our community museum and take part in our weekly community-centric participatory progammes. The tour around Museum@My Queenstown features the intriguing people, places and stories of Singapore’s first satellite town. Participants will also hear first-hand accounts of the charming neighbourhood from long time residents in Tanglin Halt.


Event: A Tour Around Museum @ My Queenstown
Date: 7 & 8 March 2020 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Location: Museum @ My Queenstown Block 46-3 Commonwealth Drive #01-388 Singapore, 140463
Admission Fee: FREE! Make a booking HERE!
Notes: Please arrive at Museum@My Queenstown 10 minutes before 12.30pm. The tour guides will be wearing pink crown T-shirts with a conspicuous “Kaki” at the back of the shirt.

6) Home Living – Lifestyle Bazaar

Kickstart the new month of March as you join us at our upcoming Home Living Lifestyle Bazaar. Explore the staggering wide array of booths featuring an exciting diversity of products to fulfill every shopaholic’s dream!


Event: Home Living – Lifestyle Bazaar
Date: 7 & 8 March 2020 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 1.00pm – 8.00pm
Location: Viva Business Park 750 Chai Chee Road Level 1 Atrium Singapore, 469000
Admission Fee: FREE!

7) Willing Hearts Volunteering

Willing Hearts has a simple philosophy when it comes to volunteering – Just come with a warm smile, two helping hands, an open and willing heart, and one simple question “How can I be of help today?” That is all it takes to volunteer at Willing Hearts.

Willing Hearts is 100% run by volunteers, apart from a handful of full-time staff. It operates a soup kitchen that prepares, cooks and distributes 5,000 daily meals to over 40 locations islandwide, 365 days a year. Beneficiaries include the elderly, the disabled, low income families, children from single parent families or otherwise poverty stricken families, and migrant workers in Singapore.

willing hearts
  • * 5.30am to 8.30am – Cooking 40%, Packing 40%, Cleaning 10%
  • 8 30am to 12.00pm – Preparation 50%, Cooking 20%, Packing 20%, Cleaning 10%
  • 12.00pm to 4.00pm – Preparation 70%, Cleaning 30%
* Where we need help most

Event: Willing Hearts Volunteering
Date: 7 & 8 March 2020 (Saturday and Sunday) (Every Weekend)
Time: 5.00 – 8.30am / 6.30 – 8.30am / 8.30am – 12.00pm / 12.00pm – 4.00pm
Location:11 Jln Ubi Blk 6 #01-51 Kembangan – Chai Chee Community Hub Willing Hearts Singapore, 409074
Admission Fee: FREE! Register here: 5.00 – 8.30am / 6.30 – 8.30am / 8.30am – 12.00pm / 12.00pm – 4.00pm
Notes:  *Please “Select a Date” and click on “Register” to select the number of pax. Days which appear as SOLD OUT means that we are likely to be at full capacity. Remember to stay and help with the cleaning from 2.30pm to 4.00pm if you can. Read more about what to expect.

8) Esplanade: A Date With Friends

A Date With Friends celebrates its 15th edition in 2020, with more rolling good times! This much-anticipated festival promises ageless grooves and moves, for our friends with a little silver flair in their hair. Music is not just a source of entertainment for our Merdeka and Pioneer generations, it also brings back fond memories for them, so the perennial music from that timeless epoch continues to be a mainstay of this festival. What began as an arts festival for seniors, performed by seniors, has over the years featured younger generation of artists who know the evergreen beat that our elders love. So, join us as we celebrate A Date With Friends with a handful of our Singapore music superstars from the golden era. Come on everybody, let’s twist again like we did last summer.


Event: Esplanade: A Date With Friends
Date: 7 & 8 March 2020 (Saturday and Sunday) (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: Various Timings from 1.00pm onwards
Location: Various locations around Esplanade – view the schedule HERE!
Admission Fee: FREE!

9) The Posthuman City Exhibition

Taking NTU CCA Singapore’s overarching research topic Climates. Habitats. Environments. as point of departure, the exhibition The Posthuman City considers the possibilities of a conscious sharing of resources, and a respectful and mindful coexistence between humans and other species. Through imaginative propositions at the intersection of art, design, and architecture, the selected artists engage questions addressing issues of sustainability, water scarcity, invisible communities, nature as a form of culture, and suggest the implementation of lived indigenous knowledges. Examining the urban fabric in its condition as a habitat for a diversity of life forms, the featured works range from installations to time-based media.


Event: The Posthuman City Exhibition
Date: 7 & 8 March 2020 (Saturday and Sunday) (Recurring till 15 March 2020)
Time: 12.00pm – 7.00pm
Location: Block 43 Malan Road, Singapore 109443 @ NTU Centre for Contemporary Art
Admission Fee: FREE!

10) Chatuchak SG

If you’re craving an authentic Thai experience, come on down to the world’s first Chatuchak market outside of Thailand! Bring your friends and family to explore over 200 stalls of street food, retail and services… 🇹🇭Including more than 50 vendors who have flown in direct from Thailand! And no, it’s not going to be ‘Singapore prices’… most items are in the single digits, with average prices of drinks ranging from $2 – $4, snacks from $2 – $5, and mains going at $4 – $8! 🍽️We also have almost 400 seats for you to grab a beer and enjoy some great Thai cuisine for a chill evening!

Chatuchak SG 2020

Event: Chatuchak SG
Date: 7 & 8 March 2020 (Saturday and Sunday) (Recurring till 3 May 2020)
Time: 4.30pm – 10.30pm
Location: The Grandstand, South Carpark
Admission Fee: FREE!

11) SPF200 Exhibition: Frontier Town to Safest City

The SPF200 Exhibition, “Frontier Town to Safest City” tells the stories of our 200-year policing journey – bravery in the face of danger, of bringing criminals to justice, of duty above self. Join us to discover the SPF’s journey over the last 200 years.


Event: SPF200 Exhibition: Frontier Town to Safest City
Date: 7 & 8 March 2020 (Saturday and Sunday) (Recurring till 17 May 2020)
Time: 10.00am – 7.00pm
Location: Stamford Gallery and The Concourse, Level 1 @ National Museum of Singapore
Admission Fee: FREE!

12) Singapore Biennale 2019: Every Step in the Right Direction

Established in 2006, the Singapore Biennale is the country’s pre-eminent platform for international dialogue in contemporary art, presenting and reflecting the vigour of artistic practices in Singapore and the region within a global context. Titled Every Step in the Right Direction, Singapore Biennale 2019 focuses on the imperative of making choices and taking the steps to consider current conditions and the human endeavour for change and betterment. Through the act of artistic exploration, Singapore Biennale 2019 invites participation to transform the world around us, and to get things done the right way.


Event: Singapore Biennale 2019: Every Step in the Right Direction
Date: 7 & 8 March 2020 (Saturday and Sunday) (Recurring till 31 March 2020)
Time: 10.00am – 7.00pm
Location: National Gallery Singapore / Gilman Barracks / Various
Admission Fee: FREE! (Whole month of March)

With so many exciting events happening every weekend, you can’t say that Singapore is boring with nothing to do now, can youIt’s not, you just have to keep your eyes and ears peeled but we’ve done some of the work for you in this post here for events that span over the ENTIRE weekend (both days)! Best of all – they are ALL FREE ADMISSION!

P.s These events are just a tip of an iceberg of what Singapore has to offer every single weekend! 

Lastly, the SG Lifestyle Team wishes all women a Happy International Women’s Weekend!

More importantly – don’t say we NEVER share! 

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