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The Civic and Central Business District will be transformed into a cycle-friendly, walkable and activity-filled public space with something for everyone at the next Car-Free Sunday SG on 29 May 2016. The streets will come alive for families, joggers and cyclists who can look forward to activities ranging from fitness group exercises, kid-friendly activities to a breakfast picnic.

For this third installment of the initiative, roads will be closed from 7.30am to 10am. The walking, running and cycling route will now include Esplanade Drive, forming a 5km car-free stretch – comprising St Andrew’s Road, Stamford Road, Esplanade Drive, Fullerton Road, Shenton Way and Robinson Road.  Connaught Drive will also be closed from 7.30am to 7pm to host a variety of community sporting events and activities.

Read about the last Car Free Sunday here!

Activities at Car-Free Sunday (29 May): 



Event details


St Andrew’s Rd, Empress Lawn, Connaught Drive

Families For Life Celebrations 2016

Families for Life will be kicking off the first in a year-long series of picnics with our Celebrations at the Civic District! Held in conjunction with Car-Free Sunday SG on 29 May 2016, come with your family and join us for a day of fun-filled activities!

Register now as a family to receive a Families for Life goodie bag (per family) and get a chance at our "sure-win" lucky dip – we are giving away prizes worth a total of $30,000, including family staycations, premium Families for Life picnic bags, a set of special edition Families for Life NETS FlashPay cards with preloaded value and many more!

From 7.30am onwards

Connaught Drive

Launch of ActiveSG Basketball Academy

Join us at Connaught Drive for the launch of ActiveSG’s Basketball Academy and be a part of our attempt to set the Singapore record for the “Most Number of People Bouncing Basketballs”! All these happening from 8.30am!


8.30am -9.30am

St Andrew’s Road

HPB i-Run

Run with pacers for 3km, 5km or 7km distances. Join us for a special 3km Family Fun Run/Jog, suitable for all ages and fitness levels! Grab your friends and family and sign up now! Participants are entitled to free 100Plus beverages. Pre-register here!

7.30am to 9.00am

Empress Lawn

HPB-SportSG Fitness Party

Get Active with Families for Life, HPB & SportSG! Come and sweat it out with family-friendly workouts like BollyDaZz®Workout by IFit and Bokwa®. It’s a great way to bond with your family and extended family.

Participants are entitled to free 100Plus beverages. Register here!

Bolly DaZz®  - 7.30am to 8.30am

Family Zumba Workout by IFit  - 8.30am to 9.00am

Bokwa®  - 9.00am to 10.00am

Esplanade Park (Angsana Lawn, opposite Singapore Cricket Club)

Outdoor Family Yoga with Yoga Seeds

Yoga is a great activity that you can do with your family, regardless of age!

Explore partner poses, enjoy plenty of laughter and have a great bonding time. We'll play yoga games, learn calming breathing techniques, practice partner acrobatics all while building confidence and self-esteem, as well as strong and healthy bodies. This class promises fun for the whole family! Register now

7.30am to 8.30am

5.30pm to 6.30pm

Empress Lawn (Asian Civilisation Museum driveway)

ActiveSG Nordic Walking / Urban Trekking Clinic

Nordic walking is a form of fitness walking that uses techniques that strengthens major muscle groups in your body. With the use of specially designed poles and appropriate techniques, Nordic walking is a full aerobic workout that helps to lose weight and tone up. Reap more benefits from your walk today - give this activity a go!

7.30am to 10.00am

Esplanade Park

ActiveSG Imagination Playground

Foster your child’s fundamental movement skills (FMS) and creativity through the Imagination Playground brought to you by ActiveSG.

This form of unstructured play is suitable for children and parents to enjoy and stimulate your creative juices.

7.30am to 1pm

Esplanade Park

Ultimate Frisbee Clinic by Ultimate Players Association Singapore

Want to pick up Ultimate Frisbee but don’t have a disc? Fear not! Join in and learn simple throws, basic rules, tips and more from Ultimate Frisbee players.

9.00am to 1.00pm

Esplanade Park

ActiveSG Membership and Programme Promotion

Check out what ActiveSG, an all-encompassing and inclusive national movement for sport, brought to you by SportSG, has lined up for you.  Free lifetime membership for Singaporeans and PRs, and be spoilt for choice over a variety of sports and fitness programmes.  All members will receive a $100 Free ActiveSG Credits upon sign-up.

7.30am to 12pm

Connaught Drive

Mini Tennis Try-out by ActiveSG Tennis Academy

Learn about tennis basics in a fun and interactive way using smaller courts, lighter rackets and low compression balls. Suitable for anyone with any level of playing ability.

10am – 1pm

Connaught Drive

Kids Kick-about by ActiveSG Football Academy

Have a go at dribbling and scoring at the Kids Kick-about area brought to you by ActiveSG Football Academy.

There will be ActiveSG Football Academy representatives present to share more about the academy and how you can sign your child up for weekly programmes at selected ActiveSG Sports Centres.  

10am – 1pm

Connaught Drive

Tchoukball try-out

Tchoukball (pronounced chukeball) is a unique non–contact yet competitive sport which allows every participant to to enjoy and play together, regardless of gender, size or ability. Combining the best elements of handball, netball and volleyball, this exciting sport develops motor skills, hand-eye co-ordination and improves fitness and agility.

10am – 1pm

Connaught Drive

Kin Ball try-out

Kin Ball is a team sport which uses a big size of the ball of about 1.5 meters in diameter. Played among three teams at the same time, this game is about collective effort and teamwork.

7.30am – 1pm

Connaught Drive

Speedminton try-out

Speedminton® is a new racket sport that combines Badminton, Tennis and Squash all together into one sport! Speedminton® trains your hand-eye coordination, and can be played anytime, anywhere. A fun activity for both kids and adults to pick up! 

10am – 1pm


Functional Fitness Boot camp

Suitable for anyone of any fitness level, functional fitness exercises train your muscles to work together and prepare them for daily tasks by simulating common movements you might do at home, at work or in sports. Come join in the fun and have a great workout.

8.00am – 10.00am

Esplanade Park

Softball and baseball try-out by SBSA

The Softball and Baseball Association (SBSA) will be sending National coaches to teach simple baseball/softball techniques such as throwing and catching and understand the difference between the two sports right here at Car Free Sunday!

All are welcome!

7.30am- 1pm

Esplanade Park

Hockey 3 vs 3 and Tryout by Singapore Hockey Federation

Want to know more about the sport of hockey?  Get thrilled dribbling, flicking, rolling, sliding, gliding, passing, and more, with the small, hard hockey ball with a hard field hockey stick.  Or if you are game for it, you can participate in a 3-v-3 friendly competition.

7.30am- 1pm

Income at Raffles (Collyer Quay)

Armour@The Bay Charged Run

Join the Charge Run as we take on the Central Business District with a refreshing, breezy run led by Under Armour Singapore athletes and charity runners Yellow Fellows, who race to create awareness and raise funds for the voluntary welfare efforts of the Singapore Cancer Society. Register here!

7am – 9am

Connaught Drive

HPB Mass Aerobics Workout

Dance your way to fitness with specially choreographed Zumba and KPopX Fitness routines. Participants are entitled to free 100Plus beverages. Register now!

Zumba - 4.30pm to 5.30pm

KPopX - 5.30pm to 6.30pm

Esplanade Park (Heroes Lawn)

Kids’ Zone – Family Activities

Join in the pebble-painting activity and turn a simple pebble into an ornamental art piece! There will also be other family-friendly activities such as sketching, colouring and bouncy castles.


Learn more about plants and their uses in different cultures by taking part in the ‘Plants & Culture’ plant propagation activity.


7.30am to 12.00pm

Esplanade Park

Busking at the Civic District

Catch varied busking activities at Esplanade Park and along Connaught Drive! Be prepared to be entertained by the talented buskers as they serenade and surprise you with their spontaneous busking acts.

9.00am to 12.00pm

Civic District

Public Art Walking Trail

Download the self-guided trail map to explore both new and existing public artworks around the Jubilee Walk and Esplanade surrounds on Car-Free Sundays!

Civic District

Jubilee Walk

The Jubilee Walk is an eight-kilometre trail that connects the past, present and future elements of the Singapore story, from ancient Temasek to the colonial era, to nationhood, rapid urban development and beyond.

Encompassing historic and iconic areas such as Fort Canning Hill, the Singapore River, the Civic District and Marina Bay, the Walk offers a chance to discover the people and communities who have contributed to our cityscape.

Download the ‘Singapore Heritage Trails’ mobile app now on Apple App Store and Google Play Store to experience the Jubilee Walk.

Civic District

Civic District Tree Trail

The Civic District Tree Trail takes you through Singapore’s historic Civic District where you will be marveled by many majestic and interesting trees, some of which have stood tall for many generations and witnessed the transformation and progress of Singapore through the years. Join us as we take you through part of the trail starting from Raffles Landing to CHIJMES.

Click here if you wish to explore the full 3km self-guided trail map.

9.30am to 11.00am

Civic District

Sketching Get-Together with Artist

Rediscover Civic District through art! Join professional artist, Chankerk, on this sketching adventure and pick up tips on how to capture the rich heritage and scenic sights of Civic District. Log on to for registration. 

4.30pm to 6.30pm

St Andrew’s Rd

Safe Riding Clinic

Think you are a safe rider? Put your riding habits to the test at our specially designed course. Safe for kids and adults alike, have fun as you tackle situations in daily life. Bicycles and helmets are provided. If you’ve brought your own personal mobility device along, you’re welcome to give the course a try too.

8.00am to 12.00pm

Empress Place (Cavenagh Bridge)

Monument Trail

Visit the historical landmarks of the Civic District that tell the story of Singapore's history, growth and development. Learn more about the heritage and other interesting trees around the vicinity. The Monument Trail starts at Cavenagh Bridge near the mouth of the Singapore River, once the heart of Singapore's commercial activity and entrepôt trade, and brings you through Empress Place and Esplanade Park before ending at War Memorial Park.

More details can be found on

9am to 10.30am

10.30am to 12.00pm

Connaught Drive

Food trucks

Enjoy a wide array of delectable offerings from The Travelling C.O.W, Coffee Bandits and Mr Bean.

7.30am onwards

Empress Lawn


Come grab your free MILO and power through the day!

7.30am onwards

Victoria Concert Hall, atrium

VCH, Home of SSO Presents

Be our guests and revel in the sound of music at the Victoria Concert Hall (Atrium), Home of the SSO! Serving up a Mamma Mia spread of familiar favourites from well-loved musicals, join Singaporean flutist and music arranger Sin Jin How, harpist Sarah Wong and friends this Car-Free Sunday in the Civic District!

09:30am – 10:00am


10:30am – 11:00am


11:30am – 12:00pm

National Gallery, Padang Atrium entrance

Building Highlights Tour

Join us for a morning docent-led tour and discover the rich history and architecture of the former Supreme Court and City Hall buildings. Tours depart from the Jubilee Walk marker at the Padang Atrium entrance (along St Andrew's Road). 30 slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 





10am – 11am

National Gallery Singapore, Keppel Centre Family Reception

Art Explorers

Part of Family Weekends, this intimate programme invites young ones to see artworks in the collection from a different perspective. Focusing on the artists and their masterpieces, it involves hands-on activities and detailed observation techniques.



National Gallery Singapore, Keppel Centre for Art Education

Drop-in Craft

With an art kit and theme inspired by the Gallery's collection, this activity invites parents and children alike to interact creatively through art-making.


National Gallery Singapore, Keppel Centre Family Reception

Stories in Art

Let your imagination run wild with interactive storytelling by trained drama facilitators. Narratives delivered through performance storytelling will imbue familiar (or unfamiliar) artworks with a newfound sense of wonder.


National Gallery Singapore, Keppel Centre Family Reception

Sketch Sundays

In this parent-child workshop, participants will learn about the geometric and organic shapes that form the foundation of many artists' works. Drawing on artworks in the DBS Singapore Gallery, participants will sketch and create their own compositions under the guidance of an artist. They will learn about patterns, repetitions and gain insights into abstract art.


National Gallery Singapore, Padang Atrium

Resonates With

Enjoy a lively afternoon concert with violinist Kailin Yong who will be performing energetic music from Irish folk tunes to African-inspired beats.




National Gallery Singapore, Padang Atrium

KpopX Workout

Kick off your Sunday with this dynamic routine combining Kpop dance and music hits with cardio and body toning exercises. Come join the fun, sweat it out and have a good time!

This session is suitable for everyone! No dance or aerobics background is required.

40 slots are available on a first come, first served basis.

9.15 – 10.15AM

Esplanade – Theatres by the Bay, Theatre Studio


Flipside invites you to play and discover the arts from a refreshingly different and quirky perspective. Featuring a host of work by both Singapore and international artists, let loose and have fun at our 10-day festival featuring a variety of whimsical and wacky performances for all ages. More details on the ticketed and free programmes here.

Various Timings

Esplanade – Theatres by the Bay, PIP’s PLAYbox (Level 4)


A dedicated space just for young arts lovers and their families to discover and participate in imaginative play. This children’s arts space includes a reading corner and outdoor play area, and hosts a range of activities including storytelling sessions and self-guided craft activities. Check out PIP’s Club Facebook Page!

11.00am to 6.00pm

Esplanade – Theatres by the Bay, Various Locations

Visual Arts Exhibitions

Featuring four exhibitions, namely Hyper Japanesque by nine artists from Japan, A Problem of How to Fly by Att Poomtangon, Garden City: 2011-2016 by Deanna Ng and Dialog by Zul Mahmod, located in the unusual spaces offered by Esplanade's unique architecture. More details here.

10.00am to 8.30pm

The Fullerton Heritage Gallery,

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore,

Weekend Porcelain Painting Workshops for Charity

Take the opportunity to bond with Mum over a therapeutic 3-hour Porcelain Painting Workshop and learn basic painting techniques on porcelain plates at The Fullerton Heritage Gallery. Conducted by artists of the “Poetic Strokes” exhibition at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 40% of proceeds from the sale of workshop tickets will be donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation.


Tickets are priced at S$78 nett for adults and S$38 nett for children and includes a slice of Cake and Coffee/Tea/Juice at The Courtyard.


Book your tickets for the workshop at For enquiries and reservations, please email

2.30pm – 5.30pm

The Arts House, Level 2

The Parliament in Singapore History Exhibition

This exhibition charts the history of The Arts House from 1827 to 1999 when the building was the seat of independent Singapore’s Parliament.


Special interactive guided tours are also available at 11am and 1pm. More details here.

10am – 10pm


Guided tours at 11am and 1pm


Car-Free Sunday at CHIJMES

Let your kids run wild at the bouncy castle on The Lawn @ CHIJMES, and simply quote ‘Car-Free Sunday’ at Dimbulah Coffee @ CHIJMES to enjoy your morning fix of good coffee! (Limited to first 100 pax)

8am – 12pm