Following the success of the first expanded edition of Singapore’s car-free weekend last October, the annual event returns for its first instalment this year to once again promote greener city and healthy living among residents of the Republic.
The event has become a regular annual event dating back to its first 6-month trial launch in 2016, to support the government’s car-lite initiatives.
Exciting Family Events in Store on SG’s First Car-Free Weekend this Year
For this year’s edition, the first car-free weekend will be held in the Civic District and Telok Ayer conservation area from March 29-31, as shared in a report by the Straits Times.
During those days, members of the public can join various activities and events on car-free roads according to the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA).
The expanded edition of the car-free weekend was first introduced last year and was met with positive attention. There will be two more care-free weekends to be held later during the second-half of the year.
However, the first instalment of this year’s Car-Free Weekend, which coincides with the Singapore Heritage Festival, will feature an array of heritage-themed and family-friendly activities.
These activities include ‘A Tale of Three Campongs,’ which is an exhibition that features the development of the city south of the Singapore River, as well as free trishaw rides in the precinct around Frasers Tower.
For #ThrowbackSaturday, participants are encouraged to come in their former school uniforms, which will entitle them to avail discounts on old-time school snacks such as kacang puteh and muah chee at the Tuckshop @ Empress Lawn.
Those who plan to join the three-day weekend festivities at the Civic District and Telok Ayer conservation area are urged to take public transport or ride their bicycles.