The DBS Marina Regatta is back, and this time, it is bigger and better than ever. This year’s regatta holds special significance with the 28th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games (held in Singapore) to bring the best of the region’s sailing and dragon boating teams to Marina Bay in celebration of SG50 (Singapore is 50 years old).The Regatta spans three weekends, enabling even more people to join in the fun. Each weekend will offer something different for the community, including those who live and work around the Marina Bay area, sports enthusiasts and families.
DBS Marina Regatta Festival Highlights
Weekend 1 (30-31 May 15) Paddle for Good
Weekend 2 (6-7 June 15) Best of Southeast Asia Sports
Weekend 3 (13-14 June 15) SEA Games Sailing @ the Urban Beach
Highlights • Paddle for Good • Asian Drum Challenge • Asian Songwriting Challenge • Dance & Cheerleading Challenge • DBS Movies by the Bay • Cycle by the Bay • Bumboat tours • Amazing Race • Arcade Games/ Kinect • Regatta Cosplay Challenge • Asian Songwriting Challenge • Dance & Cheerleading Challenge • Jousting • “Watch the Sparks Fly” (Pyrotechnics & Laser Show)
• Singapore’s first urban beach • Stand up paddling • Stand up yoga • Zorbing by the Bay • Remote-controlled boats • Pop-up cafes
Running activities over all three weekends
Asian Food Festival Artisanal Flea Market Rock Climbing Kids Zone Living Art & Joyful Art Future Park Flying Fox Freefall Jump
Regatta Cosplay Challenge – The Regatta Cosplay Challenge will feature talents from across the region. Fans will also witness the final act of an online manga series created for the DBS Marina Regatta, which will come to life at the festival.
Asian Drum Challenge – The Asian Drum Challenge returns, giving the region’s best percussionists the opportunity to take to the stage and vie for the title of ‘Asia’s Best Drum Crew’ and SGD 5,000 in prizes.
Asian Songwriting Challenge – Tertiary and secondary school students will be invited to send an original song based on a provided signature beat. The winning song will be selected based on its appeal to the masses and will be showcased at the DBS Marina Regatta and the top three teams will take home over SGD 4,500 in cash and prizes.
Dance and Cheerleading Challenge – The dance and cheerleading challenge will feature rousing repertoires by schools and clubs. The selected teams will battle it out at the DBS Marina Regatta for a chance to take home close to SGD 10,000 in cash and prizes.
Asian Food Festival – An array of regional dishes and delicacies will tantalise taste buds as the Asian Food Festival brings in culinary favourites from across the region.
Paddle for Good – Event-goers are challenged to form teams with and paddle alongside persons with disabilities (PwDs), such as the members from the Deaf Dragons team. “Paddle for Good” simulates a dragon boat race, but on land with the use of indoor ergometer machines instead of boats. For every 1 kilometre paddled, DBS will donate SGD 100 to organisations that are committed to creating and running sports activities for PwDs.
Urban Beach : Singapore’s first urban beach – Who would have thought an urban beach would pop up by the bay? Beach lovers will be able to sip their favourite cocktails as they watch Southeast Asia’s best sail by. Other festival highlights include the artisanal flea market, bumboat & bicycle tours, zorbing, etc.