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12 New Things To Do In March 2024 – Huge Sneaker Fair, Underwater-Themed NLB & Ramadan Bazaar

Things to do in March 2024

As March draws ever so close, you’ve probably already come within earshot of workplace murmurs fueled by the upcoming Eras Tour at the National Stadium

The concert isn’t the only thing to look forward to this month, if you’re not already leaving Singapore behind for holiday hotspots like Tokyo and Seoul. Here are some other things to do in March 2024, from glamping on Lazarus Island to Gardens by the Bay’s annual cherry blossom display.

1. Kampong Gelam Ramadan Bazaar 2024

Over 100 F&B & retail vendors

Kampong Gelam Ramadan Bazaar
Image credit: Eatbook

The annual Kampong Gelam Ramadan Bazaar is perhaps the most anticipated pasar malam of the year, and foodies can rest easy knowing the offerings this year are as expansive as ever. 

Food At Kampong Gelam Ramadan Bazaar
Image credit: Eatbook

There’ll be over 100 F&B and retail booths and the bazaar will even be running for a total of 5 weeks instead of the usual 3, from 2nd March to 5th April. While you’re snacking on Ramadan bazaar mainstays such as La Birria’s Quesa Birria Tacos and BOGEH SG’s Butter Beer, there’ll be other activities to look forward to such as live cooking shows and traditional dance performances. 

This year’s bazaar coincides with Sultan Mosque’s 200th-year celebration, so keep your eyes peeled for dazzling light projections. If you’re celebrating Ramadan, sign up for the mass iftar taking place on 23rd March, which will see an expected 1,500 participants breaking fast all at the same time. 

Address: Along Kampong Gelam, Arab Street, Baghdad Street, and Kandahar Street
Date: 2nd March – 5th April 2024
Opening hours: 2pm-11pm, Daily

2. Disney On Ice 100 Years of Wonder

Celebrate a century of Disney On Ice with Iconic characters

Disney On Ice 100 Years Of Wonder
Image credit: @disneyonice via Instagram

Disney On Ice’s talented troupe will be making a stop in Singapore to celebrate a century of ice skating feats and sing-alongs. Dubbed 100 Years of Wonder, the show will see a huge international cast of 40 professional skaters recreating iconic scenes featuring beloved Disney characters.

Fans of all ages can look forward to meeting beloved characters like Mickey Mouse and crew, along with glittering princesses such as Snow White, Ariel, and Moana. As of writing, there are still rinkside seats; snag these and you just might be able to bump shoulders with Elsa as she approaches the rink’s edges for some fan interaction. 

Admission: From $25
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397691
Dates: 9th-17th March 2024
Contact: Disney On Ice website

3. Eastern Corridor

18km-long cycling trail from Pasir Ris to ECP

Bicycle Rental For East Corridor

Those looking to shed off the extra calories gained over CNY’s hotpots and bak kwa binges can try to tackle the new Eastern Corridor cycling trail. Although the 18km-long route might seem daunting, it’s not too bad even for novice cyclists – at least according to our colleague who’s had the pleasure of traversing the whole thing. 

Cycling Along The Eastern Corridor

The trail will take roughly 3 hours to complete from end to end, taking you from Pasir Ris Park to East Coast Park.

The trail is interspersed with various rest stops, which include a Sheng Siong supermarket and various hawker centres along the way, in case you’d like to stock up on liquids. For your efforts, you’ll be rewarded with a pair of well-defined legs, along with picturesque views of spots like Tampines Eco Green and Bedok Reservoir.

Starting point of Eastern Corridor on Google Maps

4.  Splashtopia @ Sentosa Palawan Green

Inflatable bouncy castle, slides & obstacle courses for kids

SplashtopiaWhat the previous Splashtopia looked like at their previous VivoCity Installation.
Image credit: Kiztopia

The pearly white sands of Sentosa have always been a hotspot for waterborne activities. Soon, Splashtopia will be another water park in Singapore for the kids to wade around in to combat the heat. Much like the nearby HydroDash, it’s an inflatable water playground located at Sentosa Palawan Green.

Splashtopia 2Image credit: Kiztopia

Just in time for the March holidays, the lil’ ones will have a blast whizzing down the many slides, and they’ll also get to scramble across slippery obstacle courses. Word is, there’ll be a couple of food booths popping up too, so parents can get some nosh while the children have their fill splashing about. =

Admission: From $19
Venue: Palawan Green, Siloso Beach Walk
Dates: 8th-31st March 2024
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 2pm-7pm | Fri-Sun & School Holidays 9am-8pm  

5. Into The Woods glamping

Offshore retreat on Lazarus Island

Tents At Into The Woods Glamping

If you’re not jetting off for the March holidays but would still like to vibe out on offshore beaches, then a trip to the Southern Islands is in session. However, we’ll do you one better. Book a stay at Into The Woods over at Lazarus Island; they’ve got glamping tents catered for couples and families alike to lavishly while away the weekends.

Picnic At Into The Woods Glamping
Do make use of the complimentary snack basket and adorable picnic wagon to indulge in a beachfront picnic. 

Each tent comes fitted with an air conditioning unit, fridge, mini kitchen, snack bar, and Wi-Fi; and you’ll even get to plop yourselves down on king or queen-sized beds. For a more traditional camping experience, you can even dabble in some outdoor cooking with the provided skillets and portable stoves.

Book a stay at Into The Woods.

6. Gardens by the Bay Sakura 2024

View cherry blossoms in Singapore

Gardens By The Bay Sakura 2024
Image credit: Gardens by the Bay

With cherry blossom season coming in hot, it’d be a pity if you haven’t already booked direct flights to Japan to view the vibrant flowers of the sakura trees. Well, a great alternative to catch a glimpse of the blooms is at Garden by the Bay’s Sakura 2024 which takes place from 22nd March to 21st April.

Although details have yet to be fleshed out, last year’s display had visitors walk under the lofty arches of torii gates while admiring pastel pink hues. Statues of cranes and deer were peppered around the exhibit, and Pokémon lovers also got to enjoy cameos from Pikachu and friends. 

Address: Flower Dome, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Dates: 22nd March-21st April
Opening hours: 9am-9pm, Daily
Contact: 6420 6848 | Gardens by the Bay website

7. Sneaker Con S.E.A

Biggest gathering of sneakerheads in the year

Sneakerheads, rejoice, as Sneaker Con S.E.A is back for yet another run right here in sunny Singapore. This massive gathering of shoe-crazed fanatics will be held from 2nd-3rd March at the Resorts World Convention Centre

Trading Pit At Sneaker Con S.E.A
Don’t be shy, feel free to haggle over sneaker prices as that’s part of the culture here.

Image credit: Sneaker Con S.E.A

Of course, you’ll want to swing by the Trading Pit, which is essentially a marketplace where you can buy, sell, and trade coveted sneakers. From timeless Jordans to the most coveted Nike Dunks, they’ve got it all here. If you’re worried about being slipped potential fakes, there are on-site authenticators to make sure your purchases are as legit as can be.

Other than bartering for your grails, the convention even houses a skate park if you’re not afraid to crease those kicks, as well as a couple of food booths to ensure you don’t go too hungry.

Address: Resorts World Convention Centre, 8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269
Dates: 2nd-3rd March 2024
Opening hours: 11am-8pm
Contact: Sneaker Con S.E.A website

8. Matilda The Musical

Inspired by children’s book by Roald Dahl

Matilda The Musical
Image credit: BASE Entertainment Asia

I’m sure most of us have had our run-in with the odd Roald Dahl book, whether it was reading material for literature classes or our parents’ attempt to get us to read more. Well, you’ll finally get to witness one of the author’s indelible tales turned into a theatrical masterpiece, with Matilda The Musical.

This family-friendly musical follows the story of Matilda, a young girl who’s pitted against a cruel headmistress. The children will be sure to be captivated by the musical’s whimsical on-stage scenery and set pieces, which have clinched over 100 international awards to date. 

Admission: From $68
Venue: Sands Theatre, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
Dates: 9th March-7th April 2024
Contact: Marina Bay Sands website

9. Latinada Festival

Indulge in Latin American street food while grooving to funky beats

Located just on the fringes of the city, the colonial-styled buildings of Dempsey Hill are home to a bunch of fancy restaurants, cafes, and boutiques. Come March, it’ll play host to the LATINADA Festival, a Latin American street food and music festival.

Image credit: LATINADA Festival

Founded by Peruvian Chef Daniel Chavez, the festival promises authentic South American cuisine, prepared by chefs hailing from countries like Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, and Peru. Gorge yourself with delicacies such as Lamb Birria Tacos ($10) and Mexican Paloma ($15), but don’t forget to get up and groove to the Latin beats spun by local and international DJs.

The kids can even join in on the fun, as there’ll be a bouncy castle up and ready for them to run riot in. Should that not suffice, they can go all out at the Zumba class for kids. 

Address: Dempsey Road, #9A 9B, Singapore 247698
Dates: 23rd-24th March 2024
Opening hours: 12pm-11pm, Daily

10. Car-Free Sunday SG

Pledge to go car-free for a day

Car Free Sunday SG Activities
Image credit: Urban Redevelopment Authority

If you’ve ever wanted to roam the asphalt roads of the city on foot, here’s your chance. During Car-Free Sunday SG, get the entire fam to clock their daily 10k steps on designated roads in the CBD. The event’s taking place on 17th March from 8am-11pm, and will see these roads closed off for vehicles, while our humble feet get to roam about. 

Feel free to walk, run, or cycle on these roads; there’ll also be a slew of interactive games being held over at St. Andrew’s Road and Esplanade Drive from 8am-2pm. These include inline skating, skateboarding, and parkour. Once you’re knackered out, you can stop by the beloved Milo van and the various F&B booths to cool down. 

Address: Designated roads in the Civic and Central Business Districts
Date: 17th March 2024
Opening hours: 8am-11am

11. Five Footway Festival 2024

Relive the olden days of Chinatown

Hokkien Doll Performance At Five Footway FestivalImage credit: Five Footway Festival

With Chinatown being Singapore’s largest conservation district, the place is practically oozing tradition from shophouse to shophouse. As such, the Five Footway Festival 2024 is looking to celebrate the days of our forefathers, with activities and performances that are bound to evoke a sense of nostalgia. 

Kirin Dance At Five Footway FestivalImage credit: Five Footway Festival

Throughout the festival, participants will get to delve deeper into the history of Chinatown’s five-foot ways, which are the roofed walkways you’ll find along its streets. Engaging tales await at the joss stick story-telling sessions, while cultural theatrics like Teochew and Peking opera performances aim to entertain both the young and old. 

For a taste of yesteryear, do take part in their cooking workshops; the festival will be holding classes to teach aspiring chefs how to cook up traditional dishes like Put Chai Ko, which is a red bean sweet rice pudding courtesy of the Cantonese. 

Address: Chinatown, Singapore 059190
Dates: 9th-17th March 2024
Opening hours: 10am-8pm, Daily
Contact: Five Footway Festival website

12. Children’s Biodiversity Library

Aquatic-themed library by S.E.A Aquarium with pretty murals

Children's Biodiversity LibraryThe Children’s Biodiversity Library is the place to be if your little one is curious about the goings-on under the sea. Set up by the National Library Board in partnership with the S.E.A Aquarium, the aquatic-themed library aims to introduce children to the wonders of marine biodiversity while having a whale of a time doing so.

Coral Zone At Children's Biodiversity Library

The place contains a bunch of reading nooks, but we feel that the one in the middle of the Coral Zone is the most apt to get engrossed in a good book. For those that prefer to get hands-on with their learning, The Submarine will host workshops led by trained volunteers to educate inquisitive minds on marine biology, and the importance of conservation.

Address: National Library Board, 100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064
Opening hours: 10am-9pm, Daily
Contact: Children’s Biodiversity Library website

Check out these things to do in March 2024

And just like that, we’re already almost done with a quarter of 2024. With the March holidays just over the horizon, here are some of the things to do in March 2024 to consider filling up your calendar with, to combat that post-Eras Tour void. 

For some travel-related things to do, in case you’re jetting off for the holidays:

Cover image adapted from: Gardens by the Bay, @disneyonice via Instagram