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8 Fun Things For Your March Holidays 2017 Checklist In Singapore

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Do you hear that? It’s the sound of people rejoicing because the March holidays are just around the corner🎉 Most would now be frantically scouring the Internet for the best flight deals or swankiest hotels they can find (and afford😅).

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But if you’re like me, you’re probably stuck in sunny Singapore with seemingly nothing to do! Cue the aimlessly gazing at 4 blank walls and sighing in total boredom…

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Notice that I used the word seemingly though? Singapore’s actually packed full with activities and events happening in March that would appeal to both locals and tourists here on a weekend getaway! Here’s 8 things happening in March 2017 that’ll make your friends wish they stayed in SG😛

1. Be enlightened at i Light Marina Bay

If you haven’t heard of this amazing festival, I’m here to spread some light into your life😉 This month-long event features 20 sustainable, environmental-friendly light installations surrounding the Marina Bay Waterfront.


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You’ll be in awe of the sheer genius and innovation that went into the conceptualisation of these installations. Plus, everyone knows that a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors and flashing lights make for a perfect backdrop for that hipster Instagram post😜


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Inspiration for your future house, perhaps?

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And if you’re feeling peckish, swing by Gastrobeats for a chill night filled with gastronomic delights and rhythmic music by talented local acts.


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Beside the food tents, you’ll find more interactive installations, a bazaar (for some light shopping😉) and even a carnival!


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When: 3–26 March 2017
Venue: Marina Bay Waterfront
Operating Hours: 7.30pm-11pm (extended to midnight on Fri & Sat)
Admission: Free
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2. Unleash your inner child at Art Zoo

The brainchild of local artist and designer Jackson Tan, this humongous inflatable playground is everyone’s childhood dream come to life!


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Oh, but this isn’t your regular bouncy castle! True to its name, the inflatable zoological garden is filled with the most adorable creatures😍 The floats are categorised according to plants, animals and ecosystems.

Perfect for the young…


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… and the young at heart😂


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The best part? A portion of the proceeds from Art-Zoo will be going to beneficiaries from Students Care Service and Focus on the Family! So you can let out your inner child whilst giving back to the community😁

When: 3–26 March 2017
Venue: The Float @ Marina Bay
Operating Hours: Mon–Fri: 5pm–11pm, Sat–Sun: 2pm–11pm
Admission: $15/pax, $50/4pax (Online booking), $15/pax, $54/4pax (Walk in)
*Children under 2 years old are allowed into the park without a ticket. Admission for two children under 2 is complimentary with one full paying ticket. 
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3. Get artsy at Singapore Design Week

Museums aren’t the only places where you can satisfy your artsy soul! Be ready to have your mind blown by the top-notch creativity displayed at Singapore Design Week😮


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Catch glimpses of the future through the eyes of local designers and illustrators (Here’s a hint: Who lives in the houses under the sea? Probably us soon😂), snag the cutest, one of a kind tote bag by local and independent brands or browse cutting edge furniture for your future home!


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And if you’re feeling crafty, check out their Design, Make and Craft Fair! Join in 11 unique workshops such as pottery painting, perfume-making, creating your own miniature garden and even spoon carving😊

#HHWT Tip: Do note that some workshops require prior registration or charge a small fee. For a full list of programmes, click here.

When: 3–12 March 2017
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4. Have your weekly dose of fun at Singapore Festival of Fun

Be sure to make your way down to Singapore’s first ever Festival of Fun! This 9 day festival has something for everyone of all ages; kids, in particular, will absolutely love the Nickelodeon Fiesta. Inspired by Clarke Quay’s rich history, participants will sniff out heritage tales and take on challenges to stand a chance to win limited edition collectibles.


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More family-friendly events include Street Fest; where renowned international street acts will strut their stuff around Clarke Quay. You can expect unbelievable escape stunts, spectacular circus acts and illusionary magic that’ll make you question everything and nothing😅


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If you’re over 18 (and have a rather sardonic level of humour like myself😛), the Magners International Comedy Festival is for you! Famous comedians will leave you in stitches from laughing your head off with their tongue in cheek jokes and amazing stand up comedy.

When: 11-19 March 2017
Venue: Clarke Quay
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5. Hone your haggling skills at the Lifestyle and Vintage Market

Markets certainly can’t get anymore retro than this! Created by The Retro Factory, the Lifestyle and Vintage Market is Singapore’s version of London’s Portobello Market.


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Get your vintage vinyls, watches and jewelry at dirt cheap prices! You might even spot some strange knick knacks you never knew you needed.

Your one-stop destination for all things old school!

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When: 11-12 March 2017
Venue: Katong Square 86 East Coast Rd #01-38/39, Singapore 428788
Operating Hours: 1pm-10pm
Admission: Free
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6. Shop while giving back to the community at Flea for Good

Doing good whilst snagging the best deals? Now, that’s a concept I can get on-board with! A social initiative by Adrenaline Events, part of the proceeds from Flea for Good will go to the Singapore Children’s Society.


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With goods like clothes, handicrafts and accessories being sold at super affordable prices, you’ll definitely be lugging a huge bag of spoils home. Remember to bring a spare bag just in case😂


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When: 18-19 March 2017
Venue: City Square Mall, B1 Fountain Square
Operating Hours: From 11am onwards
Admission: Free
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7. Have a much needed chill out session at Garden Beats Festival

I’d like to call this next festival Singapore’s version of Coachella (flower crowns are all in the rage!)😝 Jokes aside, the Garden Beats Festival is a hotspot for high-spirited youths looking for a place to kick back and relax with their group of friends.


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Asides from holding your own picnic, you’ll be treated to live music by the most sought after electronic artists and international DJs like Teenage Mutants (no, not the turtles😂).

 
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Tickets are selling out quickly so grab one while stocks last!

#HHWT Tip: Do remember to pack your own food and drinks as alcohol and non-halal food will be sold at the festival.

When: 18 March 2017
Venue: Fort Canning Park
Operating Hours: 1pm-10.30pm
Admission:
– Group Picnic Ticket (5 pax or more): $95
– Regular: $105
– Door: $125
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8. Visit the Singapore Zoo, River Safari and Night Safari at HALF PRICE!

For the entire month of March, Singaporeans are entitled to 50% off admission to the Night Safari (from 8.15pm) and Singapore Zoo + River Safari!

Here’s your chance to get up close and personal with your favourite animal at only half the price! I mean, who can resist these adorable creatures?😍

When: 1 – 31 March 2017
Address: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826
Admission:

Night Safari
Adult Ticket: $22.50 (U.P.: S$45)
Child Ticket: $15 (U.P.: $30)
Senior Ticket: $9 (U.P.: $18)

Singapore Zoo + River Safari
Adult Ticket: $31.50(U.P.: $63)
Child Ticket: $21.00(U.P.: $42)
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BONUS: Staycation at Wanderlust Hotel

Who says you have to leave Singapore to have a vacation? Staycations are the next best thing😉 The Wanderlust Hotel is no stranger to evoking feelings of adventure and as its’ name suggests, wanderlust✨


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The boutique hotel has multiple themed rooms curated by award-winning designers. You can choose from a pantone (a singular-colored capsule room with blinding neon signs), mono (minimalistic white rooms with the occasional pop art) or whimsical (creative wonderlands straight out of a child’s imagination) room.


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If you’re looking for an unconventional staycation that you’ll never forget, Wanderlust Hotel is the one for you!

Book it here!

Address: 2 Dickson Road, Singapore 209494
Price: From $174/night
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Before you start begging your friends to stuff you in their luggage and bring you along on their travels, remember that Singapore has more than enough amazing events to keep you occupied! Which event is at the top of your to-do list? Comment below and let us know😁👇

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Atiqah

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Still in constant denial of her impending transition into adulthood, Atiqah travels vicariously through others. She hopes to one day visit Greece and be claimed by one of the (mythical) Greek gods. In her spare time, she reads Harry Potter fanfiction and dramatically weeps over psychological manga.
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