6 Fun & Free Activities To Do This Semester

Looking for some leisure activities to do during your downtime? Fret not, you don’t have to travel far anymore to enjoy and have a good time. There are plenty of fun activities in and around campus residences for free. Yes, F R E E!

1) Mid-Autumn Festival @ PGPR

One significant festival in Chinese culture – Mid-Autumn Festival – is just around the corner! It’s the time of the year where families and friends gather under the full moon to rejoice and give thanks for harmony and unity. Join in the celebration at PGPR with fun-filled activities you wouldn’t want to miss, such as carnival games, food and drinks! You will enjoy delicious mooncakes and do the quintessential Mid-Autumn activity of carrying lanterns with your friends, while taking a leisure stroll around PGP.

Photo courtesy of PGPR

Date & Time: 21 Sep 2018, 7.30pm to 10pm

Venue: PGPR Multi-Purpose Hall

Find out more at: https://orgsync.com/134634/events/2420801/occurrences/5780271


2) Find Your Inner Peace @ Sunday Yoga

Refresh your mind and body every Sunday morning with NUS Art of Living’s Sunday Yoga! This weekly activity is a good way for both beginners and regular practitioners to relax and rejuvenate after a stressful week, and also an opportunity to make friends with other yoga enthusiasts. These yoga sessions are open to all NUS students and staff, so do try it out, if you haven’t before! Don’t forget to wear comfortable clothes and bring along your friends, water bottle, and your own yoga mat. Get one for $10 at drugstores like Guardian or Watsons, or even supermarkets like NTUC!

Photo Courtesy of NUS Art of Living

Date & Time: Every Sunday, 9am to 10am

Venue: Practice Room 1, Stephen Riady Centre, UTown

Find out more at: https://www.facebook.com/NUSArtofLiving/


3) Be One with Nature @ Botanic Gardens

Photo Courtesy of VisitSingapore.com

Take a walk through the lowland rainforest and restored freshwater wetland habitats at the Botanic Gardens with a guided tour organized by PGPR! Discover more about fascinating flora and fauna, and try spotting the famous Tembusu tree, printed on our Singaporean $5 note. There are plenty of foliage and public sculptures which you can take Instagram-worthy pictures with! You might even get to see animals like monkeys, squirrels, snakes and monitor lizards.

Date & Time: 22 Sep 2018, 8am to 12pm

Venue: Botanic Gardens

Find out more at: https://orgsync.com/134634/events/2419883/occurrences/5807821


4) Swim Away @ NUS’ Infinity Pool

Can’t stand the heat? Take a dip in NUS’s own infinity pool and enjoy a refreshing swim complete with the stunning rooftop view of UTown! Whether you’re playing in the pool or basking on the daybed, this activity can definitely help you bid goodbye to all your stress after a long day in school. Besides, it’s free to enter the swimming pool for all NUS students who paid their sports fee. So go ahead, put on your swimsuit and take the plunge!

Operating hours: Monday to Friday 7.30am to 9pm, Weekends and Public Holidays 9am to 7pm

Venue: Stephen Riady Centre

Find out more at: http://utown.nus.edu.sg/about-university-town/stephen-riady-centre/


5) Live Music @ UTR

Photo Courtesy of Rit Xu

If you love discovering new music, be thrilled to know that Rit Xu, an internationally renowned flautist, will be having his one-evening only concert right at the doorstep of UTR. His soothing tunes and quirky improvisations are sure to satisfy your ears and brighten up your day.

Date & Time: 26 Oct 2018, 5.30pm

Venue: UTown Residence

Find out more at: https://orgsync.com/134648/events/2423843/occurrences/5790942


6) Community Sports @ PGPR

Keep healthy and active with the weekly badminton and basketball sessions at PGPR! The sessions are all driven by seasoned coaches. So regardless of skill level, the coaches will ensure you improve and up your game in no time. Anyone can join to up their physique and have a great time with friends – these sessions are for everyone! You can even foster new friendships and kick start a healthy lifestyle. So what are you waiting for? Sign up today!


Date & Time: Every Monday, 7pm to 9pm

Venue: PGPR Basketball Court

Find out more at: https://orgsync.com/134634/events/2419473/occurrences/5776470



Date & Time: Every Wednesday, 7pm to 10pm


Find out more at: https://orgsync.com/134634/events/2437770/occurrences/5826754


That’s all for now! If you know of any interesting and free things to do around campus and in the residence, hit us up and we may do a post about it 🙂



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