With the aim of championing community and celebrating heritage, Car-Free Weekend proudly presents Our Telok Ayer Stories and #ThrowbackSaturday.

Date: 29 to 31 March 2019
Time: See below
Venue: Telok Ayer and Civic District
Admission: Free entry
*Individual fees for activities may apply, for more information see above activities

Car-Free Weekend Telok Ayer Stories

Happening from 29 to 31 March 2019, Our Telok Ayer Stories is a self-guided exploration of Singapore’s oldest streets. Curated by digital video publisher Our Grandfather Story, visitors can look forward to art installations and activities inspired by the district’s history, including a street party by Telok Ayer Arts Club, performances from local acts as well as a vintage market with a vinyl listening party on closed streets.

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Over at the Civic District of the Central Business District, visitors will experience a blast from the past with #ThrowbackSaturday. The area will be transformed into an outdoor classroom as visitors revisit their school days with activities like History and PE Lessons. Challenge your friends with life sized kampung games and end off the evening at the School Assembly to watch a free screening of Mean Girls and School of Rock. As a bonus, visitors can enjoy 50% off local snacks at the Tuckshop if they come dressed in their school uniforms!

Event Highlights

Our Grandfather Road Presented by Our Grandfather Story

Expect installations and interactive activities reimagining the area from the 1820s till 1980s – including a recreation of Lau Pa Sat featuring food and craft merchants. Quite literally, telling the stories of our grandfathers.

Date: 30 March 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 6pm – 11pm
Venue: Amoy Street


Coastline

In the past, Telok Ayer Street was the shoreline of Singapore and a landing ground for immigrants. This installation features photographs curated from Lim Weixiang’s Our Coastline, documenting the coastline of Singapore – an integral part of our island-nation, but one we rarely associate with.

Date: 30 March 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 6pm – 11pm
Venue: Intersection between Boon Tat Street and Telok Ayer Street


Jalan Kelab Malam: An Outdoor Street Party by Telok Ayer Arts Club

Join in the outdoor street party, where party-goers can dance to music from local DJs and indulge in classic dishes like Roti John and sip on special Ice Kacang cocktails.

Date: 30 March 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 6pm – 12am
Venue: Telok Ayer Arts Club


Vintage Market

Swing by Amoy Street to browse through decorative collections from antique collectors and artisans. You can chill out to music by DJ Rico Smith and even get your fleek fix at the pop-up barbershop by Autocutt Barbershop.

Date: 30 March 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 5pm – 10pm
Venue: Carpark along Amoy Street


Outdoor Film Screening: Moon Over Malaya

Enjoy a night under the stars in an open-air ‘cinema’ with this classic 1957 Cantonese film. Restored by the Asian Film Archives, ‘Moon Over Malaya’ is set in Singapore and tells the story of personal sacrifices for the greater good.

Date: 30 March 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 7pm – 9.15pm
Venue: Junction of Stanley Street and Boon Tat Street


Heritage Film Tour: Traversing Downtown Singapore Through Film by Hun Ping

Following the filmographic journeys of the pioneer Singaporean filmmakers, embark on a tour as you visit iconic landmarks in Singapore’s film-making history. This tour is led by Hun Ping (aka Sgfilmhunter) – Singapore’s resident film history expert.

Date: 30 March 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 5.30pm – 8pm
Venue: Starting point at Victoria Theatre


Savour Chinese Tea with the Abbot of Heavenly Jade Emperor Temple

Experience a historic and cultural past time by savouring different variations

Date: 30 March 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Venue: Savour Chinese Tea with the Abbot of Heavenly Jade Emperor Temple

Experience a historic and cultural past time by savouring different variations of Chinese tea at Yu Huang Gong and interact with Masters Lee and Tan to learn more about the history and heritage of the temple.


Thian Hock Keng Temple Open House

Take a tour conducted by volunteers from Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan through one of Singapore’s oldest Chinese temples. Completed in 1842, the temple has long been recognised as an iconic landmark for Chinese immigrants coming to Singapore, and was officially recognised as a national monument in 1973.

Date/Time: 29 March 2019 (11am to 3pm) | 30 March (7.30am to 10pm)
Venue: Thian Hock Keng

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Playtime @ The Incubator

Embrace your inner child with games like crazy paint, string maze, or engage your creativity with craft stations galore.

Date: 30 March 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 5pm – 10pm
Venue: The Incubator


PE Lesson @ Connaught Drive

It’s time to sweat it out, and get physical with a retro KPopxFitness workout!

Date: 30 March 2019 (Saturday)
Time: From 6pm
Venue: Connaught Drive


Recess Time @ Connaught Drive

Get a hit of nostalgia with GIANT kampong games, upsized for more nostalgia. Free Ice-Cream if you win your friends at the challenge.

Date: 30 March 2019 (Saturday)
Time: From 6pm
Venue: Connaught Drive


Tuckshop @ Empress Lawn

What’s recess time without some food? Dig in at the ‘Tuckshop’, and as a bonus you get 50% off if you come in your school uniform! Featuring epok-epok, mee rebus and kacang puteh.

Date: 30 March 2019 (Saturday)
Time: From 6pm
Venue: Connaught Drive


School Assembly Movie Marathon @ Empress Lawn

Time to gather for everyone’s favourite period in school, for a movie marathon at the Empress lawn. Free screening of Mean Girls and School of Rock

Date: 30 March 2019 (Saturday)
Time: From 6pm
Venue: Connaught Drive

*Stay tuned for more highlights

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