Things to do in March 2020 in Singapore
Things to do in March 2020
Image adapted from: @disneyonice, TheSmartLocal
Malls are empty, food stalls are queue-free, and a lot of us have been cooping ourselves up at home as an extra precaution against the COVID-19 virus. In fact, many anticipated events like music festivals and exhibitions have been postponed in light of the situation.
Nevertheless, life goes on, and most of us are still going about our daily routines – just with more caution. If you’ve been bored at home and are looking for some fun to while your time away with, here are 16 things to do this March to fill up the empty slots in your calendar. But do remember to wear a mask in crowded places, and please avoid going out if you’re unwell!
1. Attend Hurstville: The Heir, an interactive dinner theatre
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Dinner isn’t just dinner when you attend Hurstville: The Heir. During this immersive and theatrical spectacle, you’ll be transported back to the 1930’s and be part of a story as you tuck into a 3-course meal – vegan and non-vegan options available. Be prepared to interact with the performers as the show unfolds!
2. Quell your BKK night market withdrawals at Chatuchak Singapore
Update: The end date of Chatuchak Market has been brought forward to 29th March, from the original 3rd May 2020. Stay tuned for Chatuchak 2, planned for July and August.
Don’t be too down if your travel plans have been postponed, because Bangkok’s famous Chatuchak night market is hopping over for a pop-up. You’ll see the familiar coloured tents full of food and cheap clothing, and a good portion of them are manned by Thais. Now that’s how you know it’s authentic.
Look forward to Thai snacks and dishes like pad thai, sweet potato cake, and spicy baby octopus, and wash that down with a refreshing cup of Thai iced tea. Do bring some wads of cash with you as most of the stalls do not accept cards.
Read our article on Chatuchak Singapore here.
Date: Tues – Sun, Until 29th March 2020 (Updated)
Venue: The Grandstand South Carpark
3. Watch a ballet rendition of Romeo and Juliet
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Whether you studied it during Literature class or not, everyone knows that Romeo and Juliet is a love story for the ages. Instead of the usual play, enjoy this story with a twist by watching a ballet rendition of it, performed by the talents of Singapore Dance Theatre. Woven into this is a dose of humour, swordplay, and drama.
4. Have a romantic night out stargazing
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You probably never thought stargazing in Singapore was possible – but it is. You’ll need the magic equation of good weather, clear skies, and an ideal spot. Finding the right spot is the trickiest part of it all, but we’ve uncovered a couple of hidden ones such as Seletar Rocket Tower and Henderson Waves.
Find out more about these stargazing spots in our article here.
5. Help clean up Pasir Ris Beach at World Water Day: Trash+ure Hunt
If we don’t help keep our beaches clean, they’ll stay dirty forever – a majority of the trash in the sea and on beaches is not biodegradable, and will harm marine life and biodiversity. Do your part for the environment and join the World Water Day: TRASH-ure Hunt, where you’ll be helping to pick up rubbish from the shores of Pasir Ris Beach.
Do note that participants are required to bring their own water, reusable plastic bags, and gloves or tongs to pick up the trash with.
Date: 22nd March 2020
Venue: Pasir Ris Park
6. Celebrate local literature with Textures 2020
Image credit: The Arts House
Textures 2020 is a festival created with the purpose of appreciating our local literary talents, with a series of performances, exhibitions, and an outdoor interactive experience based on QR codes. While you’re there, check out the #BuySingLit Book Bazaar by Sing Lit Station, where novels and volumes of poetry by Singaporean authors will be sold.
Note: Most of these have free entry, though admission tickets to certain performances and exhibitions apply.
Date: 13th – 22nd March 2020
Venue: The Arts House
Price: Mostly FREE
7. Enjoy a mini staycation at a visually-pleasing hostel
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Hostels aren’t just for budget backpackers. Singapore has many clean, modern hostels that are visually-pleasing to boot, you could even enjoy a mini staycation with your friends there by booking up an entire room or floor. Some of these even come with special themes and gym facilities.
Find out about these hostels in our article here.
8. Watch your favourite characters twirl around with Disney on Ice
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It’s always a magical experience at Disney on Ice, where your favourite Disney princesses and characters twirl around doing impressive tricks around a skating rink. This time, the show will feature both beloved classics and newer releases like Coco, Moana, and Toy Story 4.
9. Make your own bowls and cups with a pottery class
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Pottery is making a big comeback, with more and more people wanting to get their hands dirty at the potter’s wheel to spin out their own ceramics. You’d be surprised to know that there are numerous pottery studios in Singapore, all of which offer hands-on classes to beginners who have no experience. The most affordable costs $35/person at Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle, which is also home to Singapore’s oldest dragon kiln.
Find out more about these pottery classes in our article here.
10. Meet new people at a singles’ glamping BBQ buffet
Sick of swiping on Tinder? Perhaps it’ll be good to skip the text exchanges for once, and zoom straight into meeting face-to-face at a singles’ glamping BBQ buffet by the beach. Aside from the food, alcoholic beverages will also be included in your entry fees, and you’ll get to play fun games facilitated by certified dating experts.
11. Pose amongst the cherry blossoms at GBTB’s Sakura Matsuri
Image credit: Gardens by the Bay
It’s springtime – or at least, the closest to Spring we can get in the tropics. You don’t have to take a flight to Japan for hanami, as Gardens by the Bay is once again holding their Sakura Matsuri exhibition – where the Flower Dome will be transformed into a Japanese landscape full of pink cherry blossoms and striking red torii gates.
12. Run among wildlife at the Safari Zoo Run
Update: In light of COVID-19, Safari Zoo Run will be postponed to the second half of the year. Stay tuned to their Facebook page for updates.
If you’re an animal lover, perhaps the Safari Zoo Run might encourage you to get off your bum for a bit. Held at the Singapore Zoo, the race will have you running with wildlife all around you – say hi to the animals as you pass! There are both competitive and non-competitive categories of different distances, so there’s no need to feel daunted even if you’re not the fittest.
As part of the race entitlements, you’ll receive a race top, finisher’s medal, water bottle, retail discounts, and discounted admission to the Night Safari and Jurong Bird Park – on top of free entry to the Zoo. The first 5,000 participants will also get a cute animal plushie keychain.
Find out more about the Safari Zoo Run in our article here.
13. Look forward to concerts art exhibitions at 222 Arts Club
Image credit: 222 Arts Club
222 Arts Club is a newly-opened events space that can host anything from art exhibitions to performances and movie screenings. In time to come, you can look forward to such events being rolled out at the multipurpose venue that specially caters to those in the creative scene – or you can also rent it out for your own photoshoots and parties.
The 5,000 square feet space also houses a kitchen, dressing room, projectors, an in-house sound system, as well as dimmable light controls.
Address: 222 Queen Street, Singapore 188550
14. Enjoy food, music, and sustainable shopping at EH! Festival 2020
Update: Earth Hour this year will be held in the form of a Youtube live stream on 28th March, Saturday from 5.30PM to 8.30PM instead of at The Float. Check out their website for more information.
Celebrate Earth Hour this year with EH! Festival 2020, where everything to do with eco-consciousness will be taking centrestage. Munch on sustainable food with live music in the background, attend upcycling workshops, and sit for talks to find out how you can lead a greener lifestyle. There will also be a marketplace where you can get your hands on eco-friendly products.
Date: 27th – 29th March 2020
Time: Fri 5PM-10PM | Sat – Sun 2PM-10PM
Venue: The Float @ Marina Bay
15. Go on a dog-friendly hiking trail with your furkid
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While you’re keeping your fitness in check, don’t forget your furkid’s. Dogs are active creatures with tons of energy, and it’ll do them good to have more than just the usual rounds around the same neighbourhood park. Take them on a hiking adventure along a nature trail that is both manageable for them and sweat-inducing enough for yourself.
Find out more about these dog-friendly hiking trails in our article here.
16. Free admission to Singapore Biennale
Singapore Biennale 2020
Running for its 6th year with over 150 artworks spread over 10 different venues, the Singapore Biennale is an absolute treat for anyone who loves art and storytelling. Look forward to activities like a poetry trail, literary-themed bus and even meditation sessions to unwind after a long day.
Originally a ticketed attraction, the event now offers free admission from now all the way till the end of the festival on 22nd March 2020.
Read more about the Singapore Biennale 2020.
Things to do in March 2020
Don’t let the virus season get you down. Despite the shorter opening hours at malls, and cancellation of certain events, there are still plenty of other things to do during this period in March. Just remember to practice good personal hygiene, take steps to boost your immunity, and exercise good judgement when venturing into public spaces. In the meantime, do stay safe, everyone!
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