Singapore’s Car-free Weekend is set to return next month with more activities scheduled for three days starting Friday (October 26), as shared in a report by Today Singapore.
Last September 11, the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) announced that the first Car-free Weekend will uphold Singapore’s “car-lite vision.”
Extended Car-Free Event in October to offer more Activities for Guests
For starters, both Telok Ayer Street and Amoy Street will be shut off from vehicular access starting Friday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Because of this set-up, people may take in the “lunchtime buzz” or go for a relaxed stroll down the street without any cars in sight, shared the URA.
Come Saturday evening, when activities take place as early as 5 pm, sections of the Civic District and Telok Ayer Conservation Area will be shut off to vehicular access, as well.
The National Parks Board (NParks) will be holding several activities during the event as part of its Parks Festival. Activities include a stage performance of finalists from the Parks Live Out Loud: Battle of the Band event; a concert at Empress Lawn; an arts and gardening fair, outdoor art installations and interactive booths; as well as “sketching tours” at the Esplanade Park and Connaught Drive for those who are into drawing and sketching.
For those who are into fitness or active sessions, evening workouts will be hosted by Sport Singapore‘s Active SG group. Meanwhile, adrenaline junkies may head over to the Asian Civilizations Museum’s After Dark Halloween Event from 7 pm to 11 pm for a delightful night fright.
Visitors who intend to hang around the Telok Conservation Area can look forward to the entertaining performances held in the area. There will also be a flea market, free trishaw rides, movie screenings and street games for guests of all ages to take part of. Alternatively, visitors can try their hand at UV painting on a large canvas in the evening whereas foodies can join the free walking food tours as they get to know more about the Telok Ayer area, according to the URA.
By Sunday morning, an entire 5.5 –km strip of car-free route from the Civic District extending to the Central Business District and Telok Ayer Conservation will be accessible for the public to walk, jog, or cycle from 8 am to 12 pm.
There will also be a dance performance organized by the National Arts Council. Visitors may also do some light shopping for locally farmed produce offered at the Farmers’ Market organized by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority as well as the Singapore Agro-Food Enterprises Federation.
Missed Saturday’s Parks Festival? No worries – Nparks will hold a series of activities from Sunday morning until 5 pm at the Esplanade Park so there’s plenty of time for you to catch up!