Proper social distancing and a wellness slant are key

While festivals, concerts and events of all sorts continue to get cancelled, some organisers have decided to go against the grain and launch brand new initiatives instead.

This Mar 21-22, the downtown Chinatown area will be playing host to Healthy Chinatown, an event aimed at bringing the crowds to businesses there, but is decentralised so that large groups won't be formed up (it's kinda like Orchard Road's latest initiative).

Most activities happening are free for the public. Try traditional street games at stalls set up along Sago, Smith and Pagoda Streets; go on a health and beauty tour; hop on a trishaw for a tour around Chinatown; learn to make authentic Nanyang coffee; and hear from a herbalist about building up your immune system.

The only thing with a price tag is a wellness goodie bag given out at the herbalist talk by Thye Shan Medical. For $2, you'll get $10 worth of products, while stocks last. Registration online is required for this.

So if you're bored stiff with all that working from home and with so many events getting cancelled, head down to Chinatown for something local and learn a thing or two about staying in the pink of health at the same time.


Healthy Chinatown takes place Mar 21-22, 2-7pm at various locations around Chinatown.