Have you ever walked past buildings and wondered about its unique architecture, the people who designed it and what stories lie behind those façades? If you are someone interested in design and looking for a fun day out with friends and family, then mark your calendar for 10 and 11 March 2018!
In conjunction with Singapore Design Week in March, placemaking studio Shophouse & Co is bringing back the popular Design Trails for the fifth year running. The trails – rebranded as The City Ramble Design Trails – will feature three distinctly different experiences in this year’s revised format, namely The City Ramble Stories, The City Ramble Heritage and The City Ramble Process. Participants will also discover stops outside of the city centre for the first time this year.
There will be a total of six stops that will allow the public to see how design is present in their everyday lives when they visit locations with untold design and heritage stories.
The City Ramble Stories seeks to profile up-and-coming young urban creatives under the age of 35 in Singapore. For the first time, an urban guide named “The City Ramble Stories” will be published with the aim of seeking out the next wave of young creatives and bringing their stories and design inspirations to life.
You can look forward to specially curated content in the urban guide, such as neighbourhood recommendations of inspiring and inspired places by young designers, essays about creativity in our city, and feature interviews with five selected designers. Selected for their original voice in their respective disciplines, these designers offer a glimpse into the next generation of bright sparks in Singapore’s design scene.
The City Ramble Heritage is a ticketed tour led by design professionals and heritage experts, shining the spotlight on sites that are rich in architectural highlights, histories and culture. Shophouse & Co has curated three unique heritage sites to be featured during the event – Goh Loo Club, The Quadrant At Cecil and The Warehouse Hotel. Each of these curated stops shows how businesses, societies and entrepreneurs have shaped Singapore’s urban landscape from not only in the past, but also in current times.
The City Ramble Process will lead participants right to where the creatives are housed and go behind the scenes to experience the design processes first-hand. You will get to visit sites that are not usually open to the public, as well as interesting places such as Citizen Farm – an urban sustainable farm right in the heart of Singapore! Other noteworthy sites featured under The City Ramble Process include The Mill, an alternative industrial building housing a community of creatives and visionnaires in a six-metre-high double volume ceilings, as well as Funan Showsuite, Singapore’s new Creative Intersection, where you can get a glimpse of retail and design innovation in the future Funan Experience.
In the last five years, over 200 creative partners had been involved in more than 75 design-related programmes as part of the Design Trails – an anchor event of Singapore Design Week. Past year’s trails included stops such as the airbnb office, Lloyd’s Inn, The Projector and The Working Capitol, among many more.
So are you ready to go city rambling? Get your tickets at www.thecityramble.com before they get snapped up!
In conjunction with the Singapore Design Week, we’re giving away a complimentary 2D1N stay (River View Loft room inclusive of breakfast for two pax) at the iconic Warehouse Hotel, as well as a pair of tickets to The City Ramble Heritage design trail.
For a chance to win, simply:
- Like the Asia 361 and The City Ramble Facebook Page.
- Share this post on Facebook and tag 3 friends. (Make sure the post is public so we can see it.)
- Answer this question by commenting on our Facebook post: Name one of the three design stops of the Heritage Trail of The City Ramble.
Contest ends at 11pm on 6 March 2018. One winner will be chosen for The Warehouse Hotel staycation and one winner will be chosen for The City Ramble design trail tickets. The winners will be notified via email or Facebook and must be able to collect the prize in Singapore. Terms and conditions apply.