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ActiveSG showcases new activities at Car-Free Weekend

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car free weekend at one-northThe roads around one-north were closed for the recent weekend as throngs of families took advantage of the car-free roads to partake in various fun activities. Photo: Sport Singapore

The roads around one-north were closed for the recent weekend as throngs of families took advantage of the car-free roads to cycle, skate and run around the technology hub.

ActiveSG was also there with a slew of new activities including ActiveSG Marketplace, ActiveSG Bicentennial Games and a booth where new partner, Constant Wind, brought their sea sports experience inland.

“We wanted to see how we could add vibrancy to the Car-Free Weekend @one-north by having our new partner, Constant Wind, showcase some sea sports,” said Samantha Low, Senior Executive, ActiveSG. 

car free weekend at one-northMembers of the public trying out the life-sized carrom which was part of the ActiveSG Bicentennial Games. Photo: Sport Singapore

“We also wanted to see how having a more lifestyle-themed event centred around eco-consciousness would work, so we invited sustainable merchants to be part of our ActiveSG Marketplace. We have also brought the ActiveSG Bicentennial Games to @one-north with life-sized traditional games like snakes and ladders, five stones, carrom and chapteh,” continued Low.

One of the highlights for the many participants was the opportunity to experience sea sports on land with ActiveSG partner, Constant Wind. Members of the public got to try their hand at stand up paddle boarding, windsurfing and sailing.

“People come to the centre to have a trial and if they like the sport they can then take a course to be certified,” explained Tony Lee, an instructor at Constant Wind.

car free weekend at one-northStand up paddle boarding was one of the activities offered by Constant Wind. Photo: Sport Singapore

When asked of what he thought of Car-Free Weekend the seasoned sea sportsman said: “We can’t bring everybody to the beach so we bring the beach to them.”

Jo Tang, of the The Sustainability Project, ran a stall at the ActiveSG Marketplace and is full of praise for ActiveSG’s push encourage sustainability.

“We tapped on the partnership with ActiveSG to let people become more aware of the sustainable options that they have. Singapore is a little bit slower in terms of adoption and I think that educating the public about new products will help in their daily lives,” said Tang.

Marcus Lee, who was there with his two young children, praised the programmes.

“I came here with my kids to cycle. After that we got to play some traditional games. So I think it was a fun weekend for all of us,” said the engineer.

 

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