Play and unwind at parking lots around Singapore

SINGAPORE - Parking lots across Singapore will be transformed into arts spaces today (Sept 18) as part of the third local edition of the international PARK(ing) Day movement.

A total of 140 parking lots located at 70 clusters such as Bras Basah, Bugis, the Central Business District, and Tiong Bahru will be transformed into 'PARKS', with activities such as street magic performances to a freestyle football demonstration.

Visitors to Jalan Besar can also try their hands at ping pong, hoops, a giant-sized chess game and even a back lane maze, organised by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA).

The activities at Jalan Besar is part of PLAY, an initiative to activate various public spaces in the area to allow residents and visitors to enjoy the neighbourhood in a delightful way.

PLAY will run from Sept 18 to Oct 30, URA said in a statement today.

The PARK and PLAY initiatives are part of URA's PubliCity programme aiming to involve the community in celebrating and enlivening public spaces through good design and programmes.

Ng Lang, Chief Executive Officer of URA, said, "The energy at this event was inspiring last year, and we do not expect any less this year. It is testimony that our people love our city, and want to contribute in responsible and creative ways to enliven our streets and public spaces."

Members of the public are encouraged to add the hashtags #PubliCitySG and #PARKingDaySG to their pictures and videos on Facebook and Instagram, or share them at the PARK(ing) Day Facebook page.

For more information about the PARKs and their locations, please log on to http://bit.ly/PARKlocations2015.

grongloh@sph.com.sg