Friday, May 26, 2017

[EVENT LISTING] Exclusive Preview of DBS Marina Regatta 2017

A big shout out to all sunshine people out there as the DBS Marina Regatta 2017 (DBSMR) returns to Marina Bay from 1st to 4th June! I'm so excited to share the activities and highlights at this Singapore's Biggest BayFest as I've went for the exclusive preview before it's open to the public and admission is FREE. 

BayFest on Land

Singapore's largest inflatable water obstacle course

Photo Credit to DBS Bank
Photo Credit to DBS Bank

Photo Credit to DBS Bank

Take up the challenge to navigate your way through Singapore's largest inflatable water obstacle course (11,000 square feet) featuring nine obstacles such as balance blocks, monkey bars, wall scaling and rope swings. Register your interest at to compete as a team. Fastest timings for individuals and teams stand to win up to SGD 8,000 in cash prizes and an all-expenses paid trip to Beijing.

Fun Fact: All proceeds from Battle Bay go towards supporting underprivileged students from Student Care Services.

Singapore's only pop-up urban beach returns bigger & better

This year, Bali beach club Potato Head will be bringing in their legendary Coconut Bar here for the first time to the urban beach serving their signature uber fresh coconut cocktails and beers. Don't forget to get some of Three Buns' gourmet burgers to complement your drinks! 

On 4th June night, come make history with Asia's first Intel drone light display as 50 Intel drones programmed to do bespoke designs for the regatta will be dancing in mid-air to a specially commissioned musical piece by local composer and conductor Eric Wong. The drones were behind Lady Gaga's Halftime Super Bowl this year and are each equipped with built-in LED lights that can create over 4 billion colour combinations.

Fun Fact: This year's urban pop-up beach spans 21,000 square feet and is Southeast Asia's largest ever. That's 1.5 Olympic pools, double the size of last year's beach! It can fit up to 2,000 people and is filled with 151 tonnes of sand - or eight truckloads worth. 

Singapore's largest pop-up interactive art experience

Experience Singapore's largest pop-up interactive art experience where you can customise your own artwork and watch it come to life within the dome.

Fun Fact: At 7.5 metres tall which is about 2.5 storeys, Bay Dome is Singapore's biggest pop-up interactive art experience.

Offerings from Singapore's top young chefs

Foodies alert, at the regatta's food village Bay Eats, The Local People returns as curators of the food village. Visit the award-winning food stalls and top new eateries in town such as the "NeoSin" restaurant Labyrinth, French eatery Garcons, The BellJar, Leng Leng ice cream and more.

Fun Fact: Garcons is a social enterprise started by Enoch and Immanuel. They have both done internship at Restaurant Andre, and used to be rivals with eateries on the same stretch in Katong.

Play in the day, party at night

Build up your stamina with free lululemon-curated classes by Yoga+, WeBarre and Eat Train Love during the day in this nine-metre tall Play Dome. At night, let your hair down at the DBSMR X Ultra Countdown Party which will take place exclusively at the regatta from 7pm to 10 pm on Friday and Saturday evening (2 & 3 June). The pre-parties will feature three Ultra Music Festival deejays each night, such as Dubvision, Crossnaders, Raiden, Jade Rasif, Moe and Myrne. (For 18 years and above. Charges are SGD 15 per entry, inclusive of a free drink at the Play Dome bar. DBS Live Fresh cardholders get priority access)

Fun Fact: Myrne was signed to Mad Decent in 2015, the electronic music label founded by Diplo.

Perfect your festive look at their art market's eclectic range of stores

From hammocks to pottery to henna, this year's BayFest Shop offers a diverse range of products and festival-friendly gear. Shop for a good cause and support local!

Fun Fact: Social enterprise East Bali Cashew will also be at the BayFest shop. 95% of their employees are women!


Photo Credit to DBS Bank
For some light-headed fun, try out their Giant Games such as Giant Jenga or Giant Pick Up Sticks - a supersize take on the old-school game where you try to pick up a stick without moving any others in the pile.

Fun Fact: Giant Games is organised by Society Staples. The founders both have siblings with developmental disabilities and seek to build a more inclusive society. 

BayFest on Water

Region's top teams compete for Asia's highest prize purse

Explore the Bay's waters on DBS' 18-metre tall mega sailboats

For more information, do visit

Instagram: @dbsmarinaregatta
Official Hashtags: #DBSMarinaRegatta, #DBSMR, #WorkHardBayHard


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