Singapore’s only pop-up urban beach, the DBS Marina Regatta, will be back at the Marina Promontory from 1 to 4 June.
Spanning 21 000 square feet – or 1.5 Olympic pools – with 151 tonnes of sand, this year’s pop-up urban beach is set to be twice as big as last year’s. With up to 2 000 pax capacity, there’s little doubt that this waterfront extravaganza is gonna be huge.
So here’s a list of what to check out at the upcoming DBS Marina Regatta!
1. Complete an inflatable water obstacle course for a good cause
Sometimes, all you need in this mercilessly hot weather is a refreshing dip in the water. Well, the Battle Bay, otherwise known as Singapore’s largest inflatable water obstacle course, is back. Compete to get the fastest timing, and you’ll be rewarded with up to S$8,000 in cash prizes an an all-expenses paid trip Beijing.
The Battle Bay is open to participants 18 years and above, at $10 per try ($5 for students). All proceeds go towards supporting underprivileged students from Student Care Services. Register as a team at the official DBS Marina Regatta website!
2. Enter #OOTD Heaven at Bay Beach
Frolic on pearly white sand with Singapore’s cityscape as your background. Come nightfall, the neon lights take on an ethereal glow, giving off major San Junipero vibes.
3. Try your hand at the Giant Games
No, you’ve not been fired at by some rogue scientist with a shrink ray. Bay Beach will feature giant renditions of Jenga and Pick Up Sticks, organised by Society Staples.
4. Watch Asia’s first Intel Drone Light Display
Come nightfall on 4 June, 50 Intel drones programmed to do bespoke designs will be dancing mid-air to a specially commissioned musical piece by local composer and conductor Eric Wong. If you were enthralled by Lady Gaga’s Halftime Super Bowl performance, this one’s for you.
5. Feast on Food and Drinks by Potato Head’s Coconut Bar and More
Ever wanted to visit the legendary Potato Head in Bali? Good news, as DBS Marina Regatta will play host to the iconic Coconut Bar. Expect fresh coconut cocktails, beers, and Three Buns’ gourmet burgers!
If you’re craving something else, The Local People will also be curating an array of award winning food stalls at Bay Eats, including Labyrinth, The BellJar, Leng Leng Ice Cream, and Garçons.
6. Visit Singapore’s largest Pop-Up Interactive Art Experience
At about 2 storeys tall, the Bay Dome will feature customisable artwork, which visitors can watch come to life.
7. Play in the Day and Party at Night at the Play Dome
This colossal installation is the spot to be from day to night, whether you are looking to build your stamina with free lululemon curated classes by Yoga+, WeBarre and Eat Train Love, or count down to the Ultra Music Festival at the DBSMR X Ultra Countdown on 2 and 3 June.
8. Shop for your Inner Hipster
Support local merchants, from hammocks to pottery to henna, at the BayFest Shop.
9. Cheer over 3,000 athletes at the International Dragon Boat Competition
Organised in partnership with the Singapore Dragon Boat Association, this year’s international dragon boat competition will see around 90 teams compete for cash prizes totalling $134,000 – the highest prize purse in Asia.
10. Explore the Bay on DBS’Mega Sailboats
Ever wondered what it’s like to sail along the bay, with nothing between you and the smooth azure waves? Now you can experience sailing on a Swedish Match 40 sailboats, which debuted in 2015 as part of the DBS Marina Bay Sailing Programme.
These 18-metre tall vessels are the same boats used by the world’s top sailors in competitions like the America’s Cup, in case you were wondering.
It’s a pity I’ll be travelling during the Regatta season, or else I’ll be dropping by to check out the gazillion activities and shops going on! Thanks DBS for giving us this sneak preview.
Address: Marina Bay Promontory
Nearest MRT: Downtown (DT17)
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm (1 – 4 June 2017)