The March edition of Car Free Sunday in Singapore will be full of fun and frolic as there are range of activities including sports, health and heritage. Participants will also be able to learn juggling and other tricks from circus performers and enjoy a complimentary health screening on March 25.
Roads in the Civic District are closed to vehicles for a series of activities for pedestrians and cyclists on Car-Free Sundays which are held on the last weekend of each month in Singapore.
Major activity is planned at the Esplanade Park where experienced circus performers from Bornfire Community Circus will teach the participants how to perform juggling and other fun tricks. The public can also discover how everyday materials can be repurposed into drumming instruments.
Health conscious Singaporeans can go for a complimentary basic health screening at Connaught Drive. They can also learn how to operate AED machines from the Singapore Heart Foundation’s volunteers.
Public can also enjoy shoulder massages offered by the Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped mobile massage team for a nominal fee that supports the masseurs for their livelihood.
In addition to this, participants can also learn more about safe riding, and commuting by bicycle to and from work. For this, Land Transport Authority (LTA) has rolled out the Safe Riding Programme (SRP) on February 1, 2018, and will be bringing the full programme to Car-Free Sunday SG for the first time.
“Experienced bike commuters from the LoveCycling SG cycling group will be sharing tips and advice for those keen to learn more about bike commuting to work. Those who are interested can bring along their bikes and gears for the sharing, which will take place at Connaught Drive,” said Urban Redevelopment Authority in a press release.
There is also a bit of nostalgia for seniors at the Telok Ayer Conservation Area. They will get to enjoy golden oldies from the 50s and 60s, ancient folk songs, and traditional Chinese opera performance by TAS Theatre. Participants can also join in the group sing-along session.
Jojo Goh Siew Geok, Artistic Director, TAS Theatre said, “We feel that this is a good opportunity for us to bring this heritage culture to a wider target audience and at the same time, add a different element to the Car-Free Sunday SG activities.”
The major attraction will be the crowd-favourite complimentary trishaw rides that will take participants to the sights of Singapore’s iconic landmarks along the car-free route including the Esplanade Theatres, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore and the city skyline.
Volunteers from Cycling Without Age and cycling groups will be pedalling the trishaws, but participants can also choose to operate the trishaws themselves. Priority will be given to the less mobile and elderly.