Move Lite Campaign


They say small acts leave the biggest impact. This is especially true when it comes to adopting lighter modes of transport. A simple decision like switching to walking, cycling, or riding can help transform our city. It’s a move that’s lite on yourself and the planet.

Join our movement and Move Lite for a greener and brighter tomorrow!

Lite Hack

It’s time to discover the city and make your commute more enjoyable with Lite Hacks. Keep an eye out for the Lite Hack banners around the city. These vibrant creations will lead you to some of Singapore’s best-kept secrets.

The best way there is by walking, cycling or riding public transport. Because while these spots may remain “hidden” to motorists, they are easily accessible to those who Move Lite.

To make your experience greater, read the fun facts to learn more about how Singaporeans from all walks of life stay united through shared experiences. Despite all the challenges through the years, we have achieved modernization and it’s a good reminder to always keep the future in mind as we progress on as a nation. 

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Bugis Spiral Staircases

Get ready for the gram with the spiral stairs at Bugis. These colourful staircases were a popular design back in the early 1920s [1]. But for reasons you would never imagine.

Spiral stairways were originally created to facilitate the work of night-soil carriers. These were the people responsible for removing soil from households. The innovative staircase design eliminated the need for them to enter homes and made the waste management process quicker and more efficient [2].

The night-soil system was eventually phased out in 1984 [2] and replaced with the integrated system we have today. However, the stairs still stand as a testament to that time.

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Sultan Mosque
Sultan Mosque

Admire this architectural wonder with its golden domes and towering spires. The interior of its onion-shaped dome is decorated with glass-bottle ends [3]. These were donated by lower-income Muslims during its construction and ensured that even the less fortunate could contribute.

Haji Lane
Haji Lane

Soak in the eclectic atmosphere at Haji Lane. Rows of coloured shophouses adorned with beautiful murals were once used as lodges for the Hajj pilgrims on their journeys back in the 1800s [4]. Today’s Haji Lane is the heart of the Kampong Glam neighbourhood, and is peppered with cool boutiques, captivating street art, bars, cafes and restaurants.

Kwan im thong hood cho temple
Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple

Experience this temple’s rich architecture. Its colourful and elaborate façade features grand pagoda rooftops and ornate carvings of dragons, phoenix, and waterlily motifs.

sri krishnan temple
Sri Krishnan Temple

Visit the oldest temple in Singapore and marvel at the 10 unique, handcrafted incarnations of Hindu deities studded with semi-precious stones. Constructed in 1870 [5], it was built in a classic Southern Indian style, and dedicated to Krishna (God of protection and compassion) and his consort Rukmini.


Step into the future at the Esplanade. Affectionately called ‘The Durian’ [11], it is home to several renowned performing arts. But there’s more to this marvel than meets the eye.

The iconic exterior makes room for many sustainable practices. Its green innovations include Y-shaped columns that collect and treat rainwater, which is then used to clean the façade and water the plants [12].

You won’t believe it but the Esplanade team also regularly plants trees in the Forecourt Garden and along the waterfront to offset their carbon footprint. They have replaced their fluorescent lamps with LED lights to save energy. And have also installed motion sensor lights in the car parks, staircases and corridors to prevent further wastage [12].

Given these green efforts, it’s no surprise that Esplanade was awarded the BCA Green Park Platinum Award in 2018. Statistics showed a significant drop in their energy consumption by as much as 25% [12]. Imagine that!

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forecourt garden
Forecourt Garden

This cosy little garden has a wide variety of trees and plants that are native to Singapore. Enjoy a leisurely stroll and admire the colourful flowers, or just sit back and chill amid the lush greenery.

mbs light show
Marina Bay Light and Water Show

Catch SEA's largest light and water show – Spectra. It takes place on most nights at 8pm, 9pm, and 10pm and is free for all [13]. This spectacular display of colourful lasers and fountain jets reflects Singapore’s journey to becoming the innovative, forward-thinking, and cosmopolitan city it is today.

artscience museum
Artscience Museum

A must-visit for science and art lovers, this futuristic-looking space is filled with collections of awe and wonder. Architecturally inspired by the lotus and sometimes referred to as the ‘welcoming hand of Singapore’, it is an iconic cultural landmark of the city and also where art, science, culture and technology come together [14].

singapore merlion
Singapore Merlion Statue

A walk around the bay area is not complete until you have stopped by Singapore's most iconic landmark – the Merlion. This is a tale all Singaporeans are familiar with. The statue’s fish-like body symbolises Singapore’s origins as a fishing village. While its lion-shaped head represents the city’s original name – Singapura or Lion City in Sanskrit [15].

jurong lake gardens

Experience nature at its best at the Jurong Lake Garden [18]. Lush, green, and simply gorgeous, it is Singapore’s third and newest national garden.

This hidden gem is a harmonious mix of different elements, cultures, and experiences. It’s a place where people from different communities come together, creating a sense of unity and inclusivity. It’s also the perfect space to learn about diverse cultural influences, through art installations, performances, and events.

The garden’s scenic paths, water sports, tranquil streams and nature-inspired playgrounds make it just right for people of all ages and backgrounds. It’s a scenic celebration of Singapore’s diversity.

*Please note the entire park is not open to the public yet. Some areas of the Chinese and Japanese Gardens are still under development.

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forest ramble
Image Source: National Parks Board
Forest Ramble

Your kids now have the 2.3 hectares [19] to run about to their hearts’ content. This is the largest nature-inspired playground in the heartland area.

passion wave
Passion Wave @ Jurong Lake Gardens

Get your friends and family together and go Canoeing and Kayaking at the West's first waterfront facility.

skate park
Image Source: National Parks Board
Skatepark @ Lakeside Garden

Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, Singapore's largest skatepark is the place to be. The five skate pods here are designed for skaters of all levels.

Butterfly Maze

Discover butterflies of every kind in this vast area. Learn more about these remarkable creatures or just wander about.

katong joo chait art circuit

Travel through time with the Katong Joo Chiat Art Circuit [6]. Launched in 2019, this art trail is a celebration of Singapore’s first and only heritage town which was once home to the Peranakan community.

The community emerged when Chinese immigrants settled in the region and married local Malays and Indonesians, giving birth to a unique culture that embraced diversity.

The Peranakan culture [7] is a beautiful blend of different customs, beliefs and practices from Chinese, Malay, and Indonesian heritages. The families included Chinese ancestor worship, Malay language and attire, and Indonesian culinary traditions in their daily lives.

The Katong Joo Chiat area is known for its vibrant culture, traditional shophouses, and delectable cuisine. The ornate shophouses with their intricate facades, decorative tiles, and colourful motifs still stand today.

To get the real experience, start off by exploring the colourful murals that embrace Singapore’s culture and heritage. Then move on to the architecture and indulge in the lip-smacking food. Download a copy of the Katong Joo Chiat Art Circuit map in PDF.

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kway guan huat popiah stall
Image Source: Kway Guan Huat Joo Chiat Popiah
Kway Guan Huat Popiah

When it comes to Popiah and Kueh Pie Tee, this shop does it best. They’ve been around since 1938 [8] and have been delighting hungry residents ever since. Right along the walls of the shop, you can also find two murals by Jaxton Su. The artworks [9] depict the history and long family tradition of homemade Popiah skins in Singapore.

koon seng road
Koon Seng Road

While admiring the colourful Peranakan shophouses, look out for a mural of a wave. In the past, the area was prone to flooding caused by the high tides from the nearby Geylang River. Along the mural, spot a poem that pays homage to the Pink-Mempat trees that used to grow in abundance there.

east coast road murals
East Coast Road

There’s a row of brightly coloured murals, just behind Rumah Bebe restaurant. They feature an authentic depiction of traditional Peranakan art forms that blend colours and textures with glamour.

turtle mural
Mount Pleasant Veterinary Centre

The mural is a nod to the nearby Tanjong Katong neighbourhood, which translates to “Turtle Point” in Malay. Before the land was reclaimed, it was frequented by turtles who would come to shore and lay their eggs by these homes [10].

punggol waterway park

Admire the 4.2km-long Punggol Waterway [16] - a testament to Singapore’s grit and innovation.

What was once just barren land was transformed into our longest man-made waterway by an ambitious team. Back then, the quality of soil was poor and there was hardly any vegetation. But the team persevered and found innovative ways to transform the area.

Soil-strengthening techniques were adopted, biodiversity was introduced, green landscapes were integrated, and other environmental features were brought in. The incredible design concept ultimately ensured the project’s success [17].

Visit this spot for its inspiring backstory, and spend time cycling, walking or relaxing under the shade of trees.

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punggol sunrise bridge
Sunrise Bridge

Begin family day on the bridge named after sunrise. Apart from its spectacular view, the traditional stilt-like structure [17] will also transport you back to the Punggol of the past.

therapeutic garden
Image Source: National Parks Board
Therapeutic Garden

Take a relaxing walk with your better half in this lush green garden. It’s the perfect place to unwind after a busy week.

recreation zone
Recreation Zone

If you’re looking for something to keep the kids entertained, here’s your answer. With its sand and water play areas, this zone is any kid’s dream come true.

jewel bridge
Jewel Bridge

You can now add birdwatching and otter-sighting to your list of family activities. This bridge is the perfect spot for both.

clarke quay at night

Travel back to Singapore’s past via the Singapore River. Located in the heart of the city, it has been integral to our growth and development. But the very same riverbank that now features entertainment, tours and eateries, was once just home to warehouses.

Back in the day, the river was heavily polluted. It took a massive clean-up drive to turn the tide in our favour over the span of 10 years. It began in the year 1977 and cost $300 million [20]. Sure, it was a huge financial commitment. But it benefited us economically, socially and environmentally in the long run, and also showcased Singapore’s growth and determination in the face of challenges. It’s what elevated our clean and green status to what it is today.

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sculptures along boat quay
Sculpture Walk

Take a stroll along the Quay and spot the bronze sculptures that capture familiar scenes of everyday life along the river. Featuring river merchants talking shop to young boys going for a swim, these works of art will introduce you to its history and heritage.

raffles terrace
Raffles Terrace

Enjoy a quiet stroll under the trees up to Raffles Terrace, and soak in breath-taking views of the cityscape below.

tan si chong su temple
Tan Si Chong Su Temple

If you're in the mood for a little heritage, stop by this beautifully ornate temple. Explore the different halls, make a wish at the wishing well, or simply enjoy the temple's tranquil atmosphere.

old hill st police station
Old Hill Street Police Station

Catch a glimpse of the second police station constructed in the pre-war years [21]. Back then, it was constructed to deal with the increasing Chinese secret society activities. Today, its brightly-coloured shutters can be spotted on numerous Instagram posts.

girl with spiral stairs

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