First Car-Free Sunday SG of the year kicks off with a dose of augmented reality

Local app developer LDR Technology introduced a heritage trail at the Civic District and Telok Ayer Street on its app Locomole for the year's first Car-Free Sunday SG. ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN
Visitor learned about Singapore's history through 3-D graphics, photo challenges and videos through the app. ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN
The roads in Telok Ayer Street, the Civic District and their surrounding areas were closed from 8am to noon to allow for fun activities to be held. ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN
Car-Free Sunday SG is a community initiative helmed by the Urban Redevelopment Authority, supported by a host of community and interest groups. ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

SINGAPORE - People could watch a junk pop off a mural and come to life at Telok Ayer Street near Chinatown on Sunday (Jan 28).

Usually held on the last Sunday of the month, those who descended for the year's first Car-Free Sunday SG were treated to a dose of augmented reality fun for the first time. Local app developer LDR Technology introduced a heritage trail at the Civic District and Telok Ayer Street on its app Locomole.

Visitors learned about Singapore's history through 3-D graphics, photo challenges and videos through the app.

On Sunday (Jan 28), the roads in Telok Ayer Street, the Civic District and their surrounding areas were closed from 8am to noon to allow for fun activities to be held.

Refreshments ranging from Milo to isotonic drink Pocari Sweat were offered to pedestrians, cyclists and trishaw riders as they passed the National Gallery on St Andrew's Road.

Lantern-making classes, Chinese puppet shows and a lion dance performance reminded all of Chinese New Year next month.

Private tutor Lee Jern Ee, 37, said: "I really look forward to Car-Free Sunday SG. Everyone's having fun, and there's a community vibe in the air. There are also a lot of activities to look forward to, especially if you're a sports fan like me."

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Car-Free Sunday SG is a community initiative helmed by the Urban Redevelopment Authority, supported by a host of community and interest groups.

The event is currently in its third year.

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