Car-Free Sunday to get 3 longer weekend editions, starting with March 29 to 31 event

   The weekend of the event coincides with the Singapore Heritage Festival and will feature an array of heritage-themed and family-friendly activities during lunch time on March 29, March 30 evening and March 31 morning.
The weekend of the event coincides with the Singapore Heritage Festival and will feature an array of heritage-themed and family-friendly activities during lunch time on March 29, March 30 evening and March 31 morning.PHOTO: CAR-FREE SUNDAY SG/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - Car-Free Sunday is expanding into a weekend format for three events this year following a trial in October 2018.

The first weekend edition in 2019 will be held from March 29 to 31, said the Urban Redevelopment Authority in a statement on Tuesday (March 19).

Two more weekend editions of the car-free event are planned for later in the year. This is the fourth year the initiative is being held.

For the March event, the public can take part in various activities on car-free roads in the Civic District and Telok Ayer Conservation Area at various times.

The weekend of the event coincides with the Singapore Heritage Festival and will feature an array of heritage-themed and family-friendly activities during lunch time on March 29, the evening of March 30 and March 31 morning.

Activities include A Tale of Three Campongs, an exhibition narrating the development of the city south of the Singapore River, and complimentary trishaw rides in the precinct around Frasers Tower.

For one of the activities titled #ThrowbackSaturday, those who attend dressed in school uniforms will get discounts on old school snacks such as kacang puteh and muah chee at the Tuckshop @ Empress Lawn.

Members of the public are encouraged to take public transport or cycle to the venue.

The other two Car-Free Weekend events for the year will be held on Aug 30 and 31 at one-north, and from Oct 25 to 27 in the Civic District and Telok Ayer Conservation Area.

Those interested can get details and updates on Car-Free Sunday and Car-Free Weekend activities on the events' Facebook page or website.