Things To Do at Car-Free Sunday on June 26

Would you like to ride, walk, run, dance and have lots of fun around one of our busiest road in Singapore? You can do just that every last Sunday of the month at Car-Free Sunday. Held for the first time in February this year and the next installation is taking place this Sunday 26 June with a focus on Arts @ Civic District!

There are so many activities happening at this upcoming Car-Free Sunday, I don’t even know where to start! Let me share what I plan to conquer this Sunday at Car-Free Sunday at our Civic District, starting from the Empress Lawn (in front of Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall).

8.00am – Kaisu me has already followed @civicdistrictsg on Instagram and also liked https://www.facebook.com/civicdistrictsg on Facebook. With these done I am going to queue for the FREE $5 Breakfast voucher at the information booth at Empress Lawn. This is while stock last and limited to first 150 visitors only, only the early birds will catch this free breakfast voucher!

8.15am – Fill my tummy with food at the pop-up breakfast bar. Going to try get my hands on the tasty bread from Tiong Bahru Bakery (my first time!) and some other finger food from other stalls by Kombi Rocks, The Lokal, The Chief, Nomad the Gallant and others. Enjoy some music entertainment while I enjoy breakfast. By 8.30am I should be done with breakfast and start my slow stroll to check out the other activities. This will give me enough time to “rest” my stomache for the next activity.

The Philharmonic Winds
The Philharmonic Winds will be performing from 8.30am to 10.15am at Car-free Sunday in June.

9.30am – I’m going to TRY to join in the dance workout set to familiar tunes by The Philharmonic Winds! Folks from Converge Studios will show you the moves. Don’t worry if you’ve not worked out for a long time (like me lah!), this is said to be suitable for everyone from the young to the young at heart! Don’t shy just dance!

Paint and post, from me to you! by Messymsxi from 8am to 11.30am at Empress Lawn

10.30am – This I hope I’ll still be in time to grab one postcard and a seat to paint it. This is one of the 8 craft activities taking place from 8am to 11.30am, I’m going to paint and post a postcard to my girls. Postcards designed by Artist Messymxi will be available for you to pick, paint, write a message and share it with a friend or two by posting it right away. All postcards are readily illustrated with paints prepared for you to drop by anytime.

With that, I will have to rush off to pick my girls for class at City Square Mall. So the fun will end there for me at Car-Free Sunday. But if you do have the whole day to hang around, there are a lot more activities to check out. Just look at the activity map for 26 June Sunday!

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Car-Free Sunday happening this Sunday, 26 June 2016 from 8.00am

For the overview and full line-up, check out URA Car-Free Day website.


About The Civic District

The Civic District lies at the very heart of Singapore, and is known as the founding point of this modern metropolis. Located on the banks of the historic Singapore River, the area houses some of Singapore’s most notable national monuments, civic spaces and cultural institutions.

Colonial architecture, concerts and contemporary art converge at the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, and The Arts House (Singapore’s former Parliament Building). Art lovers can enjoy the largest collection of Singapore and Southeast Asian paintings at the former Supreme Court and City Hall buildings, now home to the National Gallery Singapore; and learn about the cultural heritage of Asia and Singapore’s diverse cultures at the Asian Civilisations Museum.

Take a walk around the Civic District and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, the Padang, Queen Elizabeth Walk as well as the Jubilee Bridge.

We invite you to explore Singapore’s Civic District, historic birthplace of modern Singapore.

About Car-Free Sunday

Held every last Sunday of the month from February to July 2016, Car-Free Sunday SG is an initiative in which roads within the Civic District and parts of the Central Business District (CBD) are closed to traffic, transforming the area into a walkable, cyclist-friendly, and activity-filled precinct for families and friends.

Visit http://ura.sg/carfreesundaysg and the Facebook page http://bit.ly/carfreesundayjune to find out more about Car-Free Sunday SG.

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Presented by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), Land Transport Authority (LTA), National Parks Board (NParks), National Arts Council (NAC), Health Promotion Board (HPB) and Sport Singapore (SportSG).

*This post is brought to you in partnership with Car-Free Sunday, all opinions are my own.

3 Reasons To Catch Ge Tai The Musical at Resorts World Sentosa

If catching Getai at HDB estate is your thing, then you got to go catch Ge Tai The Musical before it closes on 29 May 2016.

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The high energy of a Chinese live concert meets the drama of musical theatre in “Ge Tai – The Musical”, a fabulous new show written by Jonathan Lim. Feel the heartbreak and joys behind the bright lights of the Getai stage in this feel-good production boasting a colourful set, evocative lighting design and over-the-top costumes.

Comedy and melodrama play out backstage and onstage as a cast of vibrant characters vie for the spotlight and a place in your heart, including leads played by Desmond Ng and Hao Hao, who have to relearn the lessons about love and kinship… Will they triumph against the odds as they bring their passion for the Getai to new heights? This collaboration between Singapore’s Getai celebrities and local musical theatre creators will feature weekly special appearances by international stars: Zhuang Xue Zhong, Sakura Teng, Yang Xiao Ping, Zhang Di, Cai Qiu Feng, Qing Shan.

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We brought the girls and their grandparents to catch Ge Tai The Musical and we are summing up our experience at the musical with these 3 reasons why you should consider bringing your family along to catch it.

3 Reasons To Catch Ge Tai The Musical

A cultural experience (without the heat)

In the past years, I’ve wanted to bring my girls to experience our local Getai culture during the seventh month. But being the old school mum (for some invalid reasons), I never did step out in the night during the seventh month with my girls. So this Getai experience is a great opportunity to show them a different kind of music experience. I’ve to say their expression when the show started was priceless. – stunt

Old School Entertainment for our Seniors

This was our second experience at a live stage performance with my parents, and they enjoyed it! Entertained by the familiar tunes from their days and singing along. Of cos, with some beer to help chase away the shyness (like most Singaporeans) and kick in the groove.

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Outrageous Costumes and OMG Moments

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Ge Tai The Musical closes on 29 May 2016. Tickets available at Resorts World Sentosa.

Babymoon Staycation at Changi Village Hotel Singapore

After the first, there’ll always be a second and a third… and… more staycations! One new item added to my bucket list is to stay in as many hotels in Singapore as I can and share my staycation experience! Wahahahaha! continue to dream

To get away from stress from work, we took a short break at the eastern part of Singapore at Changi Village Hotel.

Entering the hotel – The Lobby

Feels good to be away from the buzz and crowd in town. And with the hotel near the beach, it gives us a resort style feel to it, with sighting of planes landing towards Changi Airport, from the pool deck.

The rooftop, level 8

Chill out and relax by the pool watching planes landing is quite a nice way to waste time and rest.

Deck chairs by the pool

Take a dip in the pool at the rooftop or relax tiring muscles in the jacuzzi.

Pool on the rooftop, Changi Village Hotel

We stayed on the Executive Club floor as the other rooms were fully booked. (Lesson learnt, don’t do last minute booking!) Good thing about paying premium for a room on the Executive Club floor is the unlimited access to the Club Lounge where you get free flow drinks, juices, coffee and tea; with place to chill beside the room.

The Room at 661, Executive Club Floor

Spacious room with King bed…

Room 661 at Changi Village Hotel Singapore

LCD TV in room

Well maintained toilet with rain shower which we love!

Well maintained toilet with rain shower which we love!

The rather sad looking mini fridge which is complimentary in Executive Club rooms.

In-room Mini Bar

In-room coffee and tea choices

The Executive Club Lounge

Executive Club Lounge at Changi Village Hotel Singapore

Executive Club Lounge at Changi Village Hotel Singapore

iMac stations for guests at the Executive Club Lounge

iMac stations for guests at the Executive Club Lounge

Outdoor (Smoking) area at the Executive Club Lounge

Outdoor (Smoking) area at the Executive Club Lounge

Wide variety of coffee and tea

Drink all you want at the Executive Club Lounge or bring it back to your room to enjoy.

Drink all you want at the Executive Club Lounge

Complimentary Cocktail Daily from 6pm to 8pm for Executive Club Guests

And this comes with free-flow alcohol – beer, liquor, wine, mixer and other drinks. There are finger food, desserts and cheese station too. Sadly we didn’t touch any of the alcohol. I think my dad and bro will enjoy this.

Desserts and finger food available for guests

Cheese, salad, ham and more

Buffet Breakfast at Saltwater Cafe

That day, we were the second couple to arrive at the cafe, food were all fresh out from the kitchen and everything look so appetizing! From 4.45am to 5.20am, we had the most fulfilling breakfast ever. Love the variety and quality of food.

It was the month of Ramadan and the hotel serves breakfast from 4.30am onwards. Plus point for Changi Village Hotel! So we requested to have our breakfast at the cafe instead of the club lounge which only starts serving from 6am.
Buffet Breakfast Spread at Saltwater Cafe is great!

Buffet Breakfast Spread at Saltwater Cafe is great!

Porridge station is my favorite

Bread station

Fruits, juices, cereals and yogurt

The stay at Changi Village Hotel was recharging and we love it. The only not good was the soft pillows provided. Hope they’ll provide other choices of pillows for their guests in the future.

Wish for more staycations! Perhaps once at Capella Sentosa. wish harder

[box type=”1″]This post first published on The Claudia Post in August 2011. Stay was paid for from our own pocket.[/box]