Spotlight on heritage at Car-Free Sunday on March 26

Cyclists taking part in the Safe Riding Programme during car-free Sunday on Feb 26, 2017.
Cyclists taking part in the Safe Riding Programme during car-free Sunday on Feb 26, 2017. ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

SINGAPORE - Car-Free Sunday SG will be back again on Sunday (March 26) with heritage taking top billing.

The 5.5km route spanning the Central Business District, Civic District and Telok Ayer will be car-free from 8am to noon.

Participants will be able to enjoy free trishaw (and bicycle) rides at the Civic District, while the Telok Ayer conservation area will play host to a range of family-friendly activities.

Members of the public can bring along their own mats to picnic at Telok Ayer Square while enjoying live music and soaking in the sights in the historic neighbourhood.

They will also have the opportunity to catch artist Yip Yew Chong in action as he paints a 40m-tall mural on the back wall of the Thian Hock Keng Temple.

Commissioned by the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan, the mural depicts the voyage of early Hokkien immigrants, and their early lives and struggles in the Telok Ayer and Amoy Street areas.

The Personal Mobility Roadshow, which debuted at last month's event, will also make a return.

Located along St Andrew's Road, members of the public can test and purchase a variety of bicycles and personal mobility devices from multiple vendors such as EcoRider, Fazzbike360 and Hello, Bicycle! at the event.


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Other activities include heritage trails, a bike train and many fitness and sports activities organised by ActiveSG.

Car-Free Sunday SG is a community initiative by the Urban Redevelopment Authority, Land Transport Authority, National Parks Board, National Arts Council, Health Promotion Board, Sport Singapore and Singapore Land Authority.