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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. The streets will come alive for families, joggers, cyclists and fitness enthusiasts who can look forward to activities like ActiveSG Kids Imagination Playground, Inline Skating, Tennis Academy Tryout Station, ActiveSG-SCC Football @ The Padang, Speedminton, Tchoukball, and Ultimate Frisbee Tryout stations and more!

The walking, running and cycling route will now include Cecil Street and the Telok Ayer Conservation Area, forming a 5.5km car-free stretch – comprising St Andrew’s Road, Stamford Road, Esplanade Drive, Fullerton Road, Shenton Way and Robinson Road. While Connaught Drive will be closed from 6.00am to 7pm to host a variety of community sporting events and activities, click HERE to find out more on road closure details.

Download the event area map

Programme line-ups

ActiveSG Membership and Programme Promotion
Connaught Drive
8.00am to 11:30am

Approach our friendly staff and promoters to find out what ActiveSG has lined up for you! Sign up for the free membership* and receive ActiveSG $100 credit* to enjoy a spread of sports and fitness programmes. 

*Terms and conditions apply
Click HERE to find out more.
ActiveSG Functional Fitness
Grand Steps at National Gallery
8.30am to 9.30am

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. 

Urban Adventure Trekking (ActiveSG Outdoor Adventure Club)
Esplanade Park Lawn, Connaught Dr (Registration)
Registration starts from 8.00am

ActiveSG Outdoor Adventure Club will be organising their 1st Urban Adventure Race around the Heart of Singapore. 

Stations will not only challenge your physical fitness (i.e. balance, strength, mobility and agility), but also your ability think creatively. 

If you think your team has what it takes, register HERE

*Each team consists of 5 pax 
ActiveSG Kids Imagination Playground
Connaught Dr (Near to SRC)
8.00am to 11.30am

Let your children explore and invent their own playgrounds with giant building blocks! They can build tunnels to crawl under, bridges to balance on, mountains to climb over, castles to be a royal prince or princess for the day while developing cognitively, socially and physically and acquiring a range of motor skills!
Inline Skating
Connaught Dr (Near to SRC)
8.00am to 11.30am

Inline Skating is an exhilarating sport in which you and your child can learn basic techniques such as balance, move, turn, stop and safe fall while having fun skating on wheels in a safe environment.

Suitable for all ages!
3-on-3 Basketball Tournament (ActiveSG Basketball Academy)
Connaught Drive (Near to SRC)
8.00am to 11.30am

Come on down to give your support to the teams participating in ActiveSG’s 3-on-3 Basketball tournament for youths (ages 13 to 16 years old) and be sure to catch some exciting actions amongst our budding athletes!

For those interested to have fun, have a go at shooting and/or keen to join ActiveSG Basketball Academy, approach our friendly staff or coaches at the activity area or check out myactivesg website and Facebook for more information on ActiveSG Basketball Academy!
ActiveSG Fitness Boot Camp
Empress Lawn

Session 1: 8.30am to 9.30am

Session 2:
10.00am to 11.00am

ActiveSG Fitness Instructors will be at Car Free Sunday to engage you and your friends/family in a fun workout using equipment such as Battle Ropes, Agility Ladders, Hurdles and more! 

Join in, break a sweat and be sure to walk out of the session feeling great!

Suitable for all ages.
*Equipment will be provided during session
Kabaddi Try out station
Heroes Lawn
8.00am to 11.30am

 Kabaddi is a team sport, where two teams of 7 players face each other on the court.

Similar to a game of Tag and Rugby, this sport is played with each team taking turns to send a ‘raider’ to tap on as many defenders and break their ‘Human Chain’.

Come on down to try this new sport and learn more about the game and rules from the instructors themselves!
HPB-ActiveSG Fitness Party 
Empress Lawn

KpopX Fitness - 8am to 8.50am

FIGHT-DO® - 9am to 9.50am

 Get Active with HPB & ActiveSG! Come and sweat it out with family-friendly workouts like KpopX Fitness and FIGHT-DO® It’s a great way to bond with your family and friends. 

KpopX Fitness: KpopX Fitness is a workout where you get to dance to your favourite K-Pop songs. It combines simple K-Pop dance moves with aerobics and body toning exercises. Enjoy your favourite K-Pop songs, groove to the beat and burn calories at the same time!

FIGHT-DO®: FIGHT-DO® is a fantastic fitness class combining the very best of boxing and martial arts. Using punches, kicks, blocks and sometimes even a skipping rope, FIGHT-DO ® provides a fun and effective class using simple and combat type training, which helps to burn fat and improve muscle tone.

Participants are entitled to free isotonic drinks. Register here!
Share The Road Criterium Series
Cecil St / McCallum St
6.00am to 7.30am

 The Share the Road Criterium Series is an initiative spearheaded by the Singapore Cycling Federation and Cycosports. Criterium races are held on closed circuits around Robinson Road and Cecil Street.

The event aims to showcase the competitive cycling community and to provide an open environment to learn more about competitive cycling, as well as a greater understanding of cycling and safety on the roads.
Free Trishaw Rides
St Andrew’s Road
8.00am to 10.00am

 Here’s a chance for the elderly and less-abled to experience wind in their hair on the 5.5km road closure route, in trishaws powered by volunteers! This initiative is kindly sponsored by cycling enthusiast Mr Han Jok Kwang.

In addition, non-profit organisation Cycling Without Age is also offering free rides on their custom built trishaw in 30-minute blocks. 

Priority will be given to the elderly and less abled friends.
The Mobility and Car-Lite Booth
Next to Victoria Concert Hall
8.00am to 12.00pm

This is a showcase of foldable bicycles, cargo bikes, adult kick scooters and accessories that cater to urban mobility. Come and test ride the Swifty Scooter, Tern Link C8, Dahon Route, Tyrell IVE, etc and stand to win lucky draw prizes.
St Andrew’s Road
HPB i-Run
8.00am to 9.30am

With cars off the roads, the streets will come alive for joggers and runners!

Grab your friends and family and run with pacers for 3km, 5km or 7km distances.

Participants are entitled to free 100Plus beverages. Pre-register here!
Outdoor Yoga with Yoga Seeds
Esplanade Park
7.30am to 8.30am

Kickstart your Sunday with a morning Hatha Yoga session at Esplanade Park. Register now!
 HPB-Healthier Food Zone 
Connaught Drive
9.00am to 12.00pm 

 Energise your day with a nutritious cup of MILO from the iconic MILO van!
A Taste of Heritage at Telok Ayer: Breakfast Beats
Telok Ayer and Amoy Street
8.00am to 11.30am

Soak in the heritage at Telok Ayer Street while enjoying your breakfast at our participating eateries!

Join in the singing with our Open Mic stage and enjoy performances from local busking talents!
 Under Wraps: Traversing Downtown Singapore Through Film by
 As part of its 30th anniversary, Singapore Heritage Society (SHS) is kick starting the new year with a special walking tour with Sgfilmhunter aka Toh Jun Ping, a video artist and film researcher. Together with SHS' Honorary Secretary, Alex Tan, who will co-host this walk, a special walking tour of Downtown Singapore has been crafted to showcase sites that form a part of Singapore’s filmmaking history. Starting from the entrance of Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, the tour will end at Telok Ayer. 

Ticket prices: SHS Members $10; Non-members $15. Limited to 25 places only.

Email to register!
Thian Hock Keng Tours
Thian Hock Keng Main Entrance
9.30am to 11.30am

 Thian Hock Keng is one of Singapore’s oldest and most important temple for immigrants from southern China’s Fujian province. Completed in 1842 and standing on what used to be the shoreline, it is dedicated to the worship of Ma Zu Po, the Goddess of the Sea. While most of the building materials came from China, the temple incorporates cast-iron railings from Scotland and tiles from England and Holland. In 1973, it was gazetted as a National Monument. The restoration project received the 2001 Architectural Heritage Award and the Honorable Mention in the 2001 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Award.

Volunteers will be conducting temple tours at regular intervals.
To join a temple tour, please meet at the entrance of the temple!
Pioneer Trail Guided Walk by NParks
9.30am to 11.30am

Tanjong Pagar MRT Station, Exit G Learn about the trade and ways of life of Singapore’s early immigrants in this walking trail around a quiet enclave amidst the hustle and bustle of Chinatown. Visit places of worship and old shop houses built in the 1800s. 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. 

Register here!
Civic District Tree Trail
Civic District 
9.30am to 11.00am

 The Civic District Tree Trail takes you through Singapore’s historic Civic District where you will be awed 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.

Register here!

To explore the entire 3km tree trail on your own, download the DIY trail e-guide on NParks’ website.
National Gallery Outdoor Building Highlights Tour
National Gallery (meet at Jubilee Walk marker at Padang Atrium Entrance)
English: 9.30am, 9.45am
Mandarin: 10am

 In collaboration with Car-Free Sunday, join us for a morning docent-led tour and discover the rich history and architecture of the former Supreme court and City Hall buildings. 
 Go Local Tour and Breakfast The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
(Meeting Point: The Fullerton Hotel's Concierge) 
10.00am to 11.30am – Heritage Local Breakfast at The Courtyard
9.00am to 10.00am   – The Fullerton Monument Tour 

 Standing majestically at the mouth of the Singapore River, the Fullerton Building witnessed the transformation of Singapore from a colonial outpost to a first-world metropolis. Discover the rich history of our newly minted National Monument and gain exclusive access to preserved areas within The Fullerton Hotel Singapore. Limited to 20 persons, the one-hour tour is inclusive of a Heritage Local Breakfast in The Courtyard following the tour. 

Enjoy the unique experience at S$23 nett per adult and S$10 nett per child. 
Purchase tickets at
 Kids’ Zone – Family Activities 
Esplanade Park
8.00am to 12.00pm

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. 
Geyi Chinese Puppet Theatre with Dr Caroline Chia (New)
Telok Ayer Square (opposite Thian Hock Keng)
9.00am to 11.00am

Established in 2001, the Geyi troupe was founded by Madam Tan Siew Keow. Being English-educated and with no prior background related to traditional Hokkien theatre, Madam Tan had to put in the extra effort so that she can keep up with her more experienced peers in the industry. Today, Geyi is a popular troupe that performs regularly for festive celebrations, which may usually be a glove puppet performance or marionette show, depending on the request of the sponsors.
Heritage Showcase Amoy Street
8.00am onwards

 While making your way through the quaint street, make pauses to appreciate the old visual materials of Telok Ayer.
 Drop In Craft
Keppel Centre for Art Education, National Gallery Singapore
11am to 6pm
 Engage with artist Danh Vo's rooftop installation through a series of fun, self-guided activities. Pick up and activity sheet and head to the Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden with your family to explore the compelling sculptures.
Resonates With
Padang Atrium, National Gallery Singapore
2pm, 3pm, 4pm 
 Love is in the air this February! Enjoy music inspired by love and friendship, including a performance by gifted violinist and composer Kailing Yong in collaboration with notable local and international musicians.
NAFA Saxophone Quartet @ VCH Atrium
Victoria Concert Hall Atrium
9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am

 The NAFA Saxophone Quartet, which deputed in 2013, comprises students and alumni from the NAFA School of Music who currently major and had majored in saxophone performance. This February, join them at the Victoria Concert Hall Atrium, Home of the SSO, for Car-free Sunday. Be treated to a diverse selection of tunes including Moon River, Somewhere Out There, and a rendition of Zechariah Goh’s Souvenirs from Singapore.