Car-Free Sunday to take place on January 22, ahead of Chinese New Year holidays

Car-Free Sunday in Singapore will be taking place on January 22, 2017. The event has been brought forward by one week earlier this month due to Chinese New Year holidays falling on the last weekend of the month, announced Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) in a press release.

Cycling
A variety of recreational and community activities will coincide with the ongoing festive Chinese New Year celebrations. Photo courtesy: ura.gov.sg


Food & Entertainment
A variety of recreational and community activities will coincide with the ongoing festive Chinese New Year celebrations in the Chinatown district. For instance, Hwa Chong Chinese Orchestra will perform a series of Chinese New Year songs as well as Mandopop songs at Telok Ayer Green, next to the Thian Hock Keng Temple.

Singapore Hok San Association, the first lion dance troupe in Singapore, will be performing lion dance and drum segments on Sunday morning. Participants can also try their hands at playing the drums or don the lion head and learn some lion dance moves.
Besides the festivities, people can enjoy breakfast in cafés, relish the musical performances by buskers as well as perform on the open microphone stage.

People who don't wish to ride a cycle can join in as spectators. Photo courtesy: ura.gov.sg

Cycling Schedule
This month, Singapore Cycling Federation and Cycosports will be organising a 'Share the Road Cycling Carnival' from 6 am to 7:30 am along Robinson Road and Cecil Street. 

The carnival will include a series of criterium races between different cycling groups in Singapore that will inject added adrenaline to the city's streets early in the morning, and also feature a community ride around Robinson Road and Cecil Street, to showcase the different groups of cyclists within the cycling community sharing the roads. 

People who don't wish to ride a cycle can join in as spectators of the criterium races from 6:00 am to 7:30 am and can join in the community ride from Cecil Street back to the Civic District at 7:30 am for the official Car-Free Sunday SG flag off in front of the National Gallery Singapore at 8:00 am.

Here are the details of road closures:

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