4 Enriching Places to Visit in Singapore (March 2016)

With school holidays happening within this March, we’re excited to give you some ideas on how you can spend time with the whole family. In this article, we’ll share with you 4 enriching places you can visit this month: 2 special events coming up in March as well as 2 local destinations that have been overshadowed by the common popular attractions and landmarks in Singapore. Have a great March!

  1. Relive Our Bus Journey – A Bus Carnival in Singapore

With new changes coming soon to the bus industry in Singapore, this carnival organised by the Land Transport Authority marks the journey of buses in Singapore – past, present and future. The exhibition promises to be an interesting one, especially for the young ones, as there will be bus-driving simulators, models of past Singapore buses and even a vintage bus from the 1960s! Those who are historically inclined will also appreciate the different records of the bus industry’s development, as well as their plans for the future.

This carnival will be held in 3 different locations over March:

  • Bus Carnival @ Ngee Ann City, Civic Plaza :  11 – 13 March 2016 (Fri – Sun)
  • Bus Carnival @ VivoCity, Outdoor Plaza :  25 – 27 March 2016 (Fri – Sun)
  • Bus Carnival @ Toa Payoh, HDB Hub :  1 – 3 April 2016 (Fri – Sun)

 

2. Get In Touch with Nature at Sungei Buloh

If you feel that Singapore is all urban, concrete jungle, we suggest that you take time out to visit the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. The mangrove forests and lush greenery will be sure to reinvigorate your spirits and ignite an appreciation of nature within you. What’s more, the nature reserve organises a number of free nature trails and bird-watching groups throughout the month. For instance, there’s a free mangrove tour happening on 12th March here!

These are offered on a first come first serve basis, so be sure to check up on their event calendar often if you want to plan a date or family day out to this memorable corner of Singapore. If you’re the more independent, free and easy type, there are self-guided hike trails available as well.

 

3. Visit a Market at Tanjong Pajar Railway Station

The Local People are organising an art market at the end of this month (25th March) at none other than the Tanjong Pajar Railway Station. Expect homegrown brands, great music and even a free movie screening at this event. Known for their lively and hugely vibrant markets, you can kepe yourself updated about The Local People’s events on their Facebook page here.

 

4. Learn More About Peranakan Culture

When someone asks you what museums there are in Singapore, the National Museum and the Art-Science Museum are common and obvious answers. However, there are tons of lesser known museums with just as interesting exhibitions and stories to tell. The Peranakan Museum is being featured this month because it’s special exhibit, “Great Peranakans: Fifty Remarkable Lives” will be ending on 3rd April 2016. For those who have Peranakan histories in your family, this may be a great chance to learn a bit more about the pioneers of the community.

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