Those who are constantly on the hunt for beautifully-designed backdrops for your Insta, listen up! The City Ramble Design Trail will be back this year for its fifth instalment on 10 and 11 March 2018.
Unlike the past design trails, this year’s city ramble showcases three pillars of design: Stories, Heritage, and Process. These shine the spotlight on different aspects of Singapore’s vibrant design market.
Stories will tell the tales of young, aspiring designers under the age of 35, through an urban guidebook. This guidebook will also lead you on a hunt around the city to spots curated by the Workbench. So you’ll get to see and experience the best designs in Singapore at your own pace.
After buying the guidebook online, you can head to the National Design Centre to collect your copy from 10 March 2018 onwards, and let the design centre be your starting point.
Heritage features the other end of the spectrum, where you’ll go on guided tours to see Singapore’s historic architectural highlights. Three curated sites that’ll be included on this tour are Goh Loo Club, The Quadrant at Cecil, and The Warehouse Hotel.
This pillar focuses on the rich history behind these locations, and the tours give you an exclusive insight into the rationale and inspiration for these vintage beauties.
Last up is Process, the most interactive of the three. It allows you to go behind the scenes of the design process, and visit workshops that are usually out of bounds to the public.
Exciting stops planned include Citizen Farm, The Mill, and the Funan Showsuite which are little pockets of unique operations on the outskirts of the city.
The Funan Showsuite stop showcases the interactive and collaborative nature of design, art and technology. Workshops you can look out for include Paper Flower Creation by Miss Petal and Bloom, Cassette Tape Weaving by JJ from Rehyphen, and an Art Showcase by Lionsforge.
Taking a step out of the city, Citizen Farm in Queenstown is open to the public for the first time ever for the City Ramble trail. You can expect a large-scale tie dye installation, a vintage Kombi truck giving away ice creams to the first 300 hundred visitors, a tiny home display by BIGTINY, and more.
The mobile home, measuring about six metres long and two and a half metres wide, is Singapore’s first tiny home. It’s designed to support a sustainable way of life, with the solar panels on the roof and the reduced need for electricity.
The tiny homes movement has been picking up traction worldwide, so head down to the Citizen Farm to see what it’s all about for yourself!
The organisers are also selling special packages to help with the crowd-funding, so that next year’s City Ramble would be even bigger and better. Having said that, normal packages are also available.
So instead of chilling at home this weekend, take a scenic stroll and explore your city!
Dates & Times: 10 & 11 March 2018, 10am – 6pm
Price: S$12 – S$70 per pax (depending on chosen trail)