Car-Free Sunday At CBD
Tired of the fog and smog of the city?
Head down to the heart of Singapore this Sunday to escape the pollution from vehicles.
Car-Free Sunday will be held at the Civic District and Telok Ayer from 8am to 12pm this Sunday (27 May).
Not only will the cars disappear, an exciting line-up of activities and yes, Singaporeans’ best friend, a Milo van await you.
Whether your interest lies in the arts, or you are a history buff, or you just like that Sunday morning workout, there will be something for you.
1. Walk the Chalk
Everyone who wanted to doodle on the wall at home but was deterred by an angry parent can relate.
At Car-Free Sunday, however, Singaporeans can finally Walk the Chalk and prove their aesthetic prowess.
Childhood dreams can finally be fulfilled as you sit on the road armed with multi-coloured chalk, scribbling on the floor.
Throwback to when you were three.
Location: Along Telok Ayer Street between Boon Tat Street & Cross Street
Time: 8.00am – 11.00am
Enchanting music brought to you by an award-winning choir.
Immerse yourself in their choral performances, which include a repertoire ranging from classical to contemporary songs.
Location: Victoria Concert Hall Atrium
Time: 10.00am – 10.30am / 11.00am – 11.30am
3. Bring Your Own Wheels
You’ll get to bring your own wheels for a “wheeling fun time” when roads are closed along Civic District this Sunday.
Bicycles, rollerskates, scooters, strollers, wheelchairs or PMDs are totally welcome.
4. Eye in the Sky – Kite-Making & Flying
Unleash your creativity as you create your very own kite and watch it soar high up in the skies.
Location: Empress Lawn
Time: 8:30am – 9:30am
Don’t forget to register here if you’re interested in joining this activity!
5. Archery Fun-Play
Here’s your chance to be Artemis.
Armed with a bow and foam-tipped arrows, compete against your friends to see who can hit the greatest number of targets.
How we think we’ll look holding the bow & arrow
Location: Empress Lawn
Time: 9:30am – 10:30am
Those looking for higher-intensity workouts need not look further.
6. ActiveSG Sports Tryouts
People who want to try out a unique sport will be delighted by the taster courses presented by ActiveSG.
From tent pitching to slackline, from wheelchair basketball blindfold walk, there’s bound to be something you haven’t tried.
Definitely a great opportunity to pick up a new sport.
And if you’re still nursing a grudge against an old friend, perhaps you might want to ask him/her out for a game of dodgeball on Sunday?
For the full range of activities, refer to the table below.
Location: Connaught Drive, Esplanade Park
Time: 8.30am – 11.30am
7. Pilates BodyTree
The prospect of core-strengthening coupled with dynamic lower body exercises will make even the fittest Singaporean perspire.
But break that sweat only during the actual session, which promises to be beginner-friendly.
You will need to bring your own towel, yoga mat and water bottle.
Also, classes will be conducted barefoot, just like the kitties in the gif above.
Location: 137 Telok Ayer Square
Time: 9:15am – 10:30am
Find out more here.
8. HPB i-Run
Those who prefer running won’t be disappointed.
You can take the opportunity to jio your friends out for a 3, 5 or 7km jog on Sunday morning.
Runners who would like an isotonic drink need to sign up here.
Location: St Andrew’s Road
Time: 8.00am – 9.30am
9. Ecorider Heritage Tour
Been hearing a lot about e-scooters lately, but never tried getting around on one before?
Here’s your chance to do it for free.
This Sunday, you will get a free 30-min e-scooter ride as you use LocoMole’s augmented reality (AR) feature.
You’ll even get to learn more about Singapore’s heritage by visiting places in Telok Ayer.
LocoMole’s AR feature allows you to complete quizzes and challenges while learning about cultural sites such as Thian Hock Keng Temple.
Location: Telok Ayer Green
Time: 9.00am – 11.00am
Interested folks can sign up here.
10. Thian Hock Keng Mural
The mural tells the story of the early Hokkien immigrants who arrived on the shores of Singapore a long time ago.
When they came, they settled at Telok Ayer and Amoy Street.
You can now learn about our pioneers by pointing your mobile phones at different parts of the mural to see digital photos, videos and facts about the era.
The mural was painted by artist Yip Yew Chong, and officially launched on 13 April 2017.
Location: Thian Hock Keng rear wall along Amoy Street
11. Heritage Film Tour
Learn about films made in Singapore, stretching back to the first local narrative feature film produced here.
‘New Friend’ or ‘Xin Ke’ (New Immigrant) premiered at Victoria Theatre on 4 March 1927.
Tour participants will get to watch the old film clips that capture snippets of Singapore’s history.
The tour will be led by Hun Ping, a Singapore film history buff.
You can check out their blog, which features an extensive list of films and their details, here.
Location: The bicycle tour will begin at the entrance of Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall and end at Telok Ayer Street (Far East Square)
Time: 9.00 am – 11.00 am
For more information, and to register, click here.
Before we end off, here are two maps to help you get around this Sunday.
Map of activities at Civic District:
Map of activities at Telok Ayer:
We’re wheel-ly hoping to see you there!
Featured image from Urban Redevelopment Authority.