This time round, we brought everything except the bikes 🙂
Ok, someone is a bit emo and refused to pose, but we put our shoes, skateboards, blades and scooters to good use. Mommy took the opportunity for some pre Chinese New Year hair treatment hee hee.
Boon Xin is still trying to roller blade, and I end up being her pillar around Padang! (not that I mind).
Sports and Market, souvenirs and F&B options. Love the various activities and sports try out, dodge ball and tennis was especially popular 🙂
As CNY was near, there was a handicraft section too.
Electric ride has a nominal fee, but rickshaw is free (please provide own leg power).
We were there when round 2 of #CarFreeSundaySG was launched (photos here), visited the alleys of Telok Ayer, temples and even Ang Siang Hill. You can do mini cafes hopping too, as some shops were opened earlier to add to the vibes.
Beautiful Blue Sky and white fluffy clouds, a few panos to capture Civil District’s stunning skyline.
Kids love Car Free Sunday SG, where else can we “jay walk” safely, without getting summoned :p
We truly enjoy the “freedom” on the roads, safe from vehicles.
Car Free Sunday has a lot of activities for Families. You can run two loops for 10km, stretch with Yoga or pump up with Zumba too. Lunch at Maxwell Market always sound tempting.
Car Free Sunday Singapore normally occurs on the last Sunday of every month, and the next session will be on 26th Feb (details http://ura.sg/carfreesundaysg ).
Hope you will enjoy Car Free Sunday for Families and some car-lite moments too 🙂
We want to join the next Car Free Sunday Singapore Singapore event!
That very much sums up the Fun that we had on Sunday morning 🙂
After all, how often do we get to cycle under F1 route, floating platform, Anderson bridge, or even Singapore’s Business District.
Setting off at 6am was a struggle (getting the kids off their beds!), we drove towards Gardens By The Bay before cycling leisurely towards Padang area.
Video (link) : Car Free Sunday Singapore, cycling from Gardens by the Bay to Padang
Blue sky, windy condition, we cycle past the usual tourist spots (take note no cycling in Gardens by the Bay)
Before we reach the venue, you can already feel a sense of anticipation. Every jogger and cyclist around the area seem to be heading in the same direction, everyone wish to experience a car free weekend.
We even caught a sneak peep of the Sun rising from behind the Flyer (and MBS).
Car Free CBD and Padang yeah! I am sure all the cyclists and joggers would agree too!
No need to stop for Red light too, Freedom!
Our convoy of six bikes took us around the central business district, down Fullerton and Robinson road, we could even stop in the middle for some selfie (safety first). Kids would try to pedal faster to catch up with biker who has poodles in his basket!
No ERP today, feels so good to see so many pedestrians and cyclists occupying the lanes. Families and friends were all smiling 🙂
Cycling like kings on the road, feels like the road belong to our 啊公 (Grandpa)!
A special shoutout to the marshals and cheerleaders, #CarFreeSundaySg would not have been so successful without all the volunteers 🙂
There were a lot of family friendly activities at the fringe. Nparks’ “Cycling clinic” was interesting for the little ones, “Slowest win” (About balancing) and they did some donuts too :p
Food trucks for hungry folks.
Family portrait infront of the Padang, with majestic Supreme Court and City Hall (now National Gallery) in the background.
After about two hours, we headed back home. Kids were unanimous in their response when I ask them whether they want to wake up super early to cycle again 🙂
This is Singapore’s first Car Free Sunday, and we hope it will be extended indefinitely. A good avenue for families to do sports together.
Kids might only relate the cycling event to fun, but I wish to encourage all road and park users to respect one another, we can all co-exist. Sometimes, a simple give-and-take will make everyone happy.
More updates about Car Fee Sunday Singapore :
– URA website #CarFreeSundaySG
– We recommend this fun group “Love Cycling SG” for your cycling exploration
– Minister Lawrence Wong’s blogpost about Car Free Singapore
– Pedestrians and joggers kept to the left and cyclists on the right, the event was quite orderly
– You can rent bikes at the venue, or bring along your your blades and scooters (non electric )
– Pop by all our cycling adventures here
– More Fun cycling photos uploaded on our Fanpage album.
I had to spend 30 minutes just to mount the bikes, and another 20 to dismount, but the effort is worth it. I had to squeeze 3 bikes in boot and another 3 on our bicycle rack.
I need to remind myself to take less photos, kids were annoyed that I keep disturbing their cycling haha!
Meanwhile, three cheers to the next Car Free Sunday Singapore 🙂