broke and still have a life (III)

Hello there, I hope this post finds you well and enjoying life, broke or otherwise. There are some goodies happening this month that demand your attention to at least know that they exist.

1. Singapore Really Really Free Market (SRRFM)

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picture from SRRFM facebook page

This is an event, often held bi-monthly and without a permanent location, for everyone to give and take old or new items as well as to provide and receive services for free. It is run by Post-Museum, an independent cultural and social space in Singapore which aims to encourage and support a thinking and pro-active community. It is an open platform for examining contemporary life, promoting the arts and connecting people.

So come to the next SRRFM to experience resources sharing, but bear in mind that this is not a place for us to dump thrash or hoard items that we don’t need. The services I have seen at the numerous SRRFM that I attended include shoulder/back massage, simple yoga, story-telling, guitar performance, Tarot card reading and many more!

Date/Time: 9th December 2012, Sunday, 3-7pm

Venue: Hong Lim Park, 531 Upper Cross Street, Singapore 050531

This session coincides with Human Rights Day 2012, do pay a visit to the booths set up in the same park from 4-7pm.

2. Free Guided Walks at Fort Canning Park

Nature is free for all, and a bonus when the guided walks are also free. To top it up, Fort Canning Park is rich in heritage and history. Kindly put together by The Green Volunteers, guided walks of different themes will be conducted on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Saturdays of December 2012, check this poster for details.

Next walk: Trees of The Fort

Date/Time: 8th December 2012, Saturday, 4-5.30pm

Venue: meet at Courtyard, opposite NParks Visitor Centre, Fort Canning Centre

Registration: please email nurul_asyiqin_jaffar@nparks.gov.sg or lim_shen_jean@nparks.gov.sg OR call +65-6636 2393

3. Talk on Mistletoes by Francis Lim

picture from Select Books website

If being outdoor is a bit of a challenge to you, yet you yearn to get involved with nature, it might be a good plan to attend this free talk on mistletoes by Francis Lim. Plus, Christmas is around the corner and isn’t it apt to do something related to Yuletide?

Yes, mistletoes can be found in tropical Singapore. Zoologist Francis Lim will open up a window to the magical side of the plants by touching on the myths and legends surrounding them as well as their purported medicinal value. Listen to accounts of his many adventurous search missions for some of the bashful mistletoes, of which some are critically endangered, and how small communities of animals depend on the plants for food and shelter.

With delightful insights into the various aspects of the mistletoes and almost a hundred illustrations, it is no wonder that his newly published book, The Singapore Mistletoe Story, is likened to a botanical novel.

Date/Time: 8th December 2012, Saturday, 3pm

Venue: Select Books, 51 Armenian Street, Singapore 179939, Tel: 6337 9319

Remember, when you are under the mistletoes, you must KISS!

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