We were glad to receive an invitation from the URA to join them for Car-Free Sunday and breakfast at My Awesome Café and were pleasently surprised at what a relaxed and enjoyable morning it turned out to be. Lots of activities for the family and a variety of sports to try out.
Car-Free Sunday SG turns part of our city into a pedestrian and cyclist friendly precinct and creates a 5.5 km route of closed roads in the heart of the city. It is part of the larger movement towards a car-lite Singapore, envisioning our city with fewer cars.
Drop by the NParks booth and check out the different nature trails in Singapore or partake in the family friendly activities including pebble painting, lantern making, coloring, and wood etching. And while you’re there, take guided walk of the Civic District Tree Trail.
Chace had a fun time at the ActiveSG Kids Imagination Playground where children explore and invent with giant foam building blocks. Children can build tunnels to crawl under, bridges to balance on, or mountains to climb over, all while developing cognitively, socially and physically!
Other sports and fitness activities available for tryouts include functional fitness, basketball, kids obstacle course, tennis, dodge ball, Zumba, Bolly Dazz, yoga, inline skating, speedminton, tchoukball, and frisbee.
You can also walk, jog, or cycle around the Central Business District and the Civic District to experience our city in a whole new way. There were even trishaws going round this morning, a chance for the elderly and less-abled to experience wind in their hair on the road closure route, in trishaws powered by volunteers.
The Central CDC Farmers’ Market is a platform to encourage healthy eating among the community and brings local and organic produce such as locally-grown vegetables, herbs and organic honey to the community. Get your hands on some local produce or purchase some delicious bakes here.
The original route has been expanded to include Cecil Street and the Telok Ayer Conservation Area. Lots of culture and heritage to explore here with conservation buildings and temples galore, or watch a Lion Dance Performance by Singapore Hok San Association.
Take a walk along the Pioneer Trail via Ann Siang Hill and Telok Ayer Green and learn about the trade and ways of life of Singapore’s early immigrants around a quiet enclave amidst the hustle and bustle of Chinatown. Spice up your walk with a close look at interesting fruit and spice trees planted along the way and visit the old well at the foot of Ann Siang Hill.
If you’re hungry, this is also a great place to grab a bite. We had breakfast at My Awesome Café which occupies the former Chung Hwa Free Clinic and loved the decor and friendly service. The food was good too with a special menu just for Car-Free Sunday.
Car-Free Sunday takes place on the last Sunday of every month from 8am. Click here for a full line up of programmes and activities and download the area map below: