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Free things to do this weekend

By Denise CheongEvents - 18 October 2012 10:28 AM | Updated 11:09 AM

Free things to do this weekend

With all the hype surrounding Universal Studios Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights 2 this year, don’t feel disappointed if it’s a little above your Halloween budget. Simply head down to Cathay Cineleisure any time now till 31 October to catch a sneak preview of the bloody zombies and gnarly ghouls. Alternatively, take part in our contest to stand a chance to win 6 pairs of tickets to Sentosa Spooktacular (worth up to $124 per pair), a pair of tickets to Halloween Horror Nights 2 (worth up to $216 per pair), or a pair of ticket to FrightFest (worth up to $100 per pair). Contest ends 22 October, noon.

Art lovers can visit the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) Lim Hak Tai Gallery for ‘Peculiar Moments’ – a selection from the art academy’s permanent collection featuring works by local artists who combine conventional and modern art genres and techniques.

Also read: 5 top art exhibitions in October

Ladies, head down to Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza this weekend for Singapore Jewelfest 2012 – where precious gems and jewels from the finest jewelers around the world will be displayed and up for purchase. Gentlemen, don’t forget to bring your chequebooks – afterall, diamonds are a girl’s best friend.

Fancy a relaxing, Sunday evening picnic? The Singapore Chinese Orchestra will be conducting a free performance at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, featuring classics from dance and theatre suites.

Photography junkies can visit the Singapore International Photography Festival at The Substation. The photo exhibition will feature a rich variety of works: 50 bodies of work chosen from 9,000 images during SIPF’s open call by over 760 photographers.

Head down to the Library@Esplanade this Sunday to catch a riveting Javanese dance performance as part of Esplanade’s annual da:ns Festival 2012. Professional dancer Nunuk Sri Rahayu will be giving a lecture-demonstration on the history behind this traditional dance and rich Javanese culture.

Also read: 5 shows to catch during da:ns Festival 2012

Wind down and take a quiet stroll along some of our island’s most treasured but least talked about spots. Flip through our photo-essay for some interesting pictures and fun facts.

For more inspiration on what’s happening this weekend for free, check out our comprehensive events calendar. Have a great weekend, and see you back here next week!