17 New Things To Do in March 2019 - 80s Roller Disco, Garden Beats & Sakura Festival

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Things to do in March 2019

 

garden beats things to do in march picnic music festivalImage adapted from: @juleslow_onthego, Garden Beats

The season of love may be over, and we’ve already left behind the festivities of Chinese New Year in February, but don’t fret because there’s a whole lineup of events and happenings in March that you can look forward to. Grab your calendars, because you’re going to want to mark these dates down. 

 

1. Indulge in $2 laksa and durian pudding at the Food and Beverage Fair

 

Singapore food fair 2019 things to do in march cocoloco pink coconut waterPink coconut water from COCOLOCO
Image credit: @singaporefoodshows

Drop by the Food and Beverage Fair 2019 to get your hands on a wide array of local and International cuisines. This year, you can expect unique dishes like pineapple bak kwa and desserts like Mao Shan Wang pudding.

singapore food fair mao shan wang pudding durian paradise things to do marchMao Shan Wang Pudding 
Image credit: @singaporefoodreviews

You’ll find plenty of discounted food items at the fair, such as a box of 6 Macarons from Annabella Patisserie for $10 (usual price $18). Keep your eyes peeled for the a $2 laksa as well! 

Date: 21-24 March
Time: 11AM-10PM
Venue: Singapore Expo Hall 5
Price: Admission is free
Website

 

2. Explore the idea of identity and belonging at OH! Open House

 

oh open house march passport things to do Image adapted from:@ohopenhouse

OH! Open House is an independent arts organisation that explores lesser-known stories of Singapore through a series of art events. 

Their latest one is Passport, where 6 artists examine the implications their passports have had on their identity, sense of belonging, and idea of home - and turn it into art. You can look forward to pop-up art experiences all over Singapore, some of which will be held in the artists’ very own homes.   

Get your tickets here

Date: 16-17, 23-24, 30-31 March  
Venue: To be revealed upon purchase of ticket
Price: $20
Website

 

3. Shop from local brands at the new Design Orchard mall

 

design orchard shop local things to do march

Design Orchard is a sleek new mall offering items from over 60 local brands, all managed by local retailer Naiise. It even has a rooftop garden where you can get a view of the bustling shopping belt of Orchard Road.

Design Orchard’s rooftop garden

Find out more about Design Orchard here.

 

4. Celebrate female empowerment at Fearless Females - Queens of their Craft

 

qimmyshimmy qixuan lim things to do march queens of their craft Mini clay sculptures by Qixuan Lim 
Image credit: @qimmyshimmy

In celebration of this year’s International women’s day, Fearless Females Queens of their Craft will gather female artists, creators and entrepreneurs to showcase clothes, interactive art installations and baked goods. 

There’ll also be a panel discussion by successful entrepreneurs such as clay sculptor Qixuan Lim who is known for her realistic clay art resembling babies and human organs. Style Theory will also be providing fashion styling tips and you can even have a chat with co-founder Raena Lim. 

You can check out their schedule and make a reservation here.

Date: 9 March
Time: 6.30PM-10PM
Venue: Wework, Suntec Tower 5 Temasek Boulevard Singapore 038985
Price: FREE

 

5. Try a scenic new running route in the North of Singapore

 

new running route in north of Singapore things to do march

If you’ve gotten tired of your old running routes, and want to discover new sights on your next run, check out a new list of running routes in the North here. Whether you prefer running amidst nature, next to water bodies or concrete jungles, this list has it all. 

 

6. Watch comedy shows and acrobatic street performances at Singapore Festival of Fun

 

acorabatic stunts street performances clarke quay things to do marchImage credit: @victor_zhuo

Festival of Fun offers a lineup of family-friendly events to fill up your March holidays, which includes street performances by acrobats and contortionists, as well as the International Comedy Festival which spans across 5 days.

Nickelodeon fiesta things to do march Image credit: @reachadeline

Alternatively, bring your kiddos to Nickelodeon Fiesta, a carnival with games featuring their favourite characters from cartoons like Paw Patrol, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Spongebob Squarepants.

International Comedy Festival 
Date: 15-16 March, 21-23 March
Find out more here

Street Fest
Date: 14-19 March
Venue: Clarke Quay, 3 River Valley Road, Singapore 179024

Nickelodeon Fiesta
Date: 23-24 March 
Time: 10Am-6PM
Venue: Clarke Quay, 3 River Valley Road, Singapore 179024
Price: FREE

Website

 

7. Participate in a beauty swap and get eco-friendly cosmetics at the Ethical Beauty Marketplace

 

ethical beauty marketplace beauty swap things to do marchImage credit: Sagg

While many of us have given up plastic straws in the name of being environmentally friendly, much can still be done. Ethical Beauty Marketplace hopes to promote the use of eco-friendly beauty products from local brands like LUXE Botanics and WANT Skincare. 

There’ll also be a beauty swap where you’ll be able to trade samples or lightly used beauty items with others to prevent wastage.

Ethical Beauty Marketplace will also be offering an hour-long workshop on a separate day to create your own lip balm and lotions. Find out more about the workshop here.

Ethical Beauty Marketplace
Date: 2 March
Time: 12PM-7PM
Venue: Visual Arts Centre Exhibition gallery, Dhoby Ghaut Green, 10 Penang Road, Singapore 238469
Website

 

8. Get splashed in colour at Rang Barsay Holi 2019

 

rang barsay holi wave house sentosa 2019 things to do marchImage credit: @beryphunny

Rang Barsay Holi is a Hindu festival that celebrates the arrival of spring, where people throw coloured powder and water at each other. It’s the biggest Spring colour festival in Singapore and will be held at Wave House Sentosa. Anyone can join in, regardless of religion.

rang barsay holi wave house sentosa 2019 things to do marchImage credit: @chi_jaydee

You’ll be able to dance to sick beats from DJs and have a blast at the beach party from morning till sundown. This event is open to everyone so rally your friends and head down for the festival. Get your tickets here.

Date: 9 March 
Time: 11AM till sundown
Venue: Wave House Sentosa, 36 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099007
Price: $20

 

9. Shop for new gadgets at IT Show 2019

 

it shows 2019 things to do in marchImage credit: IT Show 

Techies won’t want to miss out on IT Show 2019, which will be offering 3 floors of discounted electronic products like television, gaming consoles and laptops. There’ll also be trade-in and repair services if you want to give your old products a new lease of life.

Find out about other upcoming IT shows this year in our article here

Date: 7-10 March  
Time: Level 3: 11AM - 9PM | Level 4 & 6: 12PM - 9PM
Venue: Suntec Singapore Level 3, 4 and 6
Website

 

10. Partake in an 80s roller disco and watch drag shows at Singapore Urban Design Festival

 

singapore urban design festival 2019 things to do marchImage credit: @udfsg

At, Singapore Urban Design Festival look forward to participating in an 80s roller disco, where you can rent rollerblades and skate to old-school music. You can also enjoy live performances by drag queens as well as local singers like Joie Tan and LEW, along with design workshops and art installations. There’ll also be a pop-up bar and food vendors on site.

Check out the full list of programmes here, and get tickets for the event here.

Date: 14-17 March
Venue: Jalan Besar Sports Centre multi-storey carpark, 100 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore 207542
Price: $20
Website

 

11. View cherry blossoms at GBTB’s Sakura Matsuri exhibition

  

sakura matsuri gardens by the bay cherry blossom things to do marchImage credit: Gardens By The Bay

You won’t have to travel all the way to Japan for cherry blossom season because you’ll be able to catch these pink blooms at Gardens by the Bay’s Sakura Matsuri, which will also feature familiar sights like torii gates. 

japanese folk dance gardens by the bay sakura matsuri things to do marchJapanese folk dance
Image credit: Gardens By The Bay 

For an even more authentic Japanese experience, take part in their traditional tea ceremony, watch Japanese folk dance performances, as well as martial arts showcases. For their full list of the programmes, click here.

kendo japanese martial arts gardens by the bay sakura matsuri things to do marchKendo 
Image credit: Gardens By The Bay

Anime fans will also want to check out the Anime Garden, where you’ll be able to meet celebrity cosplayers and artists of famous anime songs. You can also expect J-pop performances, games and a food fair. Checkout the schedule here

Date: 9-31 March
Venue: Flower Dome,18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Price: Free with Flower Dome entrance tickets.
Website

 

12. Score timeless treasures at vintage clothing stores

 

vintage clothing store singapore things to do marchImage credit: @millikiram

We usually shop for clothes from popular stores like H&M and Cotton On. But if you’re looking to switch up your wardrobe, Singapore has a number of stores that sell vintage clothes ranging from beautiful dresses to varsity jackets. 

Find out more about these vintage clothing stores in our article here.

 

13. Check out 115 design-related workshops and mini-events at Singapore Design Week

 

singapore design festival marketplace 2019 things to do in marchImage credit: Design Singapore

Singapore Design Week offers workshops, marketplace fairs and exhibitions among others. Find out about the full list of programmes here.

singapore design festival 3d printing pensImage credit: Design Singapore

Get your creative juices flowing at Open Unstructured Play, a workshop that lets you try out 3D printing pens. You can also try your hand at robotics and coding. Find out more about the event here.

Singapore design festival cat furniture designer things to do marchImage credit: Pet Expo

Cat lovers will want to check out 9 Lives, the first furniture design show for cats in Singapore, which sharings on how urbanisation has impacted community cats. You can check out the cat furniture here

Those waiting for your BTOs or intending to revamp your home can check out Millennia Walk Design PlaySpace, an exhibition that gives home design inspiration in collaboration with Qanvast.

Singapore Design Week
Date: March onwards
Website

 

14. Put on your dancing shoes at Summer Jam Dance Camp 2019

 

summer jam dance festival things to do march scapeImage credit: @rpprods

Summer Jam Dance Camp is the largest dance convention in the region, offering classes conducted by celebrity choreographers and dance mentors. It doesn’t matter if you’re a professional dancer or a total newbie to the dance scene because everyone’s welcome to sign up! You can buy tickets for classes here.

summer jam dance festival scape radikal forze jam things to do marchImage credit: @rpprods

But if you’d rather just watch dance performances, check out SCAPE Radikal Forze Jam, a breakdancing competition where b-boy and all-style dancers from around the world gather to compete with each other. You can find out more about the event here and 3-day tickets can be bought here. Do note that single-day tickets are only available for sale at the door.

Summer Jam Dance Camp
Date:
11-16 March 
Venue: Scape, 2 Orchard Link, Singapore 237978
Website

SCAPE Radical Forze Jam 
Date: 15-17 March
Venue: Scape, 2 Orchard Link, Singapore 237978
Website

 

15. Take your little ones to a restaurant with free kids’ meals

 

bouncy castle melba cafe free meals for kids things to do marchImage credit @cafemelbasingapore

Dining out with your little bub is no easy feat, especially when they’re prone to tantrums and are picky eaters. Thankfully, there are many restaurants in Singapore that offer free meals for kids to ease your dining experience, offering anything from Western to Japanese cuisine. 

One of the restaurants, Cafe Melba even has a bouncy castle, so you can eat peacefully while your child is busy playing.

Find out more about these restaurants in our article here.

 

16. Groove along at Garden Beats, a picnic music festival

 

garden beats things to do march picnic music festivalImage credit: @juleslow_onthego

Garden Beats, isn’t just a music festival, because you can also have a picnic here. You can look forward to performances by The Kooks, Black Coffee and Alina Baraz, among others, with a wide range of genres from R&B, Indie and Electro.

picnic music festival garden beats things to do marchHave a picnic at Garden Beats
Image credit: Garden Beats

 You can opt to bring your own food or make a purchase at the pop-up stores where you can expect everything from mains to dessert from vendors like Dumpling Darlings, Kult Kafe, and 25 Degrees. Find out more about the programmes available here

games garden beats festival picnic things to do march 2019There’ll also be a series of games at the festival
Image credit: Garden Beats

Date: 9 March 
Time: 1PM-10.30PM
Venue: Fort Canning Park, River Valley Road, Singapore 179037
Price: $148
Website

 

17. Get an affordable manicure at a home-based nail salon

 

jaezy nails home based nail salons singapore nail art things to do marchImage credit:@jaezy.nails 

 Visiting popular nail salons can get pricey, and it can be a drag having to travel all the way to town for them. Luckily, there are many home-based nail salons in heartland estates offering quality manicures, pedicures and pretty nail art at affordable prices - starting from $12 for a gel manicure.

Find out more about these home-based nail salons here.

 

Events in March 2019

 

 Choose from a wide range of events to busy yourself with this month, from music festivals to beauty events and food fairs. With so many things to do, you won’t have any excuse to stay home every single weekend.

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