Car-Free Sunday to be extended to Bencoolen Street

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Car-Free Sunday will be extended to Bencoolen Street for the first time this Sunday (May 28), the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) said on Tuesday (May 23).

Bencoolen Street will join the Civic District and Telok Ayer in Chinatown for the May edition of the event and bring the walking, jogging and cycling route to about 6.7km.

Visitors will get to experience a new car-lite Bencoolen Street where they can try their hands at creative crafts, browse through handcrafted products, or indulge in some gourmet snacks.

Meanwhile, the Civic District will be bustling with family-friendly activities as the Families for Life Celebrations return this year.

Families can take part in the first-ever Family Duathlon where families run and cycle around the Civic District, or participate in Family Walk or Family Zumba.

Foodies can also drop by the Padang for a breakfast picnic and enjoy a spread of local delights by Heritage Hawkers and organic produce at the Farmers’ Market.

Those who enjoy the arts can check out the first edition of the Children’s Biennale organised by National Gallery Singapore.

To take in the sights of the Civic District, visitors can hop on a 15-minute trishaw ride provided by volunteers, or go on a free 30-minute bicycle ride offered by bike-sharing companies Mobike, oBike and ofo.

At Telok Ayer, fans of Singapore Chinese folk-pop music can soak in nostalgic tunes at the Xinyao Breakfast Concert from 10am to 12pm.

They can also browse the flea market, pop into cafes that will open from 8am, or participate in guided tours around the area.

It is best to take public transport or cycle to the event venues, URA added.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/carfreesundaysg/.

minlee@sph.com.sg

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 – 17:55

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