With the aim of championing community and celebrating heritage, Car-Free Weekend proudly presents Our Telok Ayer Stories and #ThrowbackSaturday.
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.
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!
Events Highlights of Our Telok Ayer Stories
Our Grandfather Road (Amoy Street, Saturday 6-11pm)
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.
Vintage Market (Carpark along Amoy St, Saturday 5-10pm)
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.
Heritage Film Tour: Traversing Downtown Singapore Through Film by Hun Ping (Starting at Victoria Theatre, 5:30-8pm)
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.
Event Highlights of #ThrowbackSaturday
Playtime @ The Incubator (Saturday 5-10pm)
Embrace your inner child with games like crazy paint, string maze, or engage your creativity with craft stations galore.
PE Lesson @ Connaught Drive (Saturday from 6pm)
It’s time to sweat it out, and get physical with a retro KPopxFitness workout!
Tuckshop @ Empress Lawn (Saturday from 6pm)
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.