Most people would have heard of DBS Marina Regatta for its yearly dragon boat races. But the DBS Marina Regatta is more than that — it is Singapore’s first pop-up urban beach with exciting activities for everyone to take part in. Think fine-grained, sparkling sand, shady palm trees and crystal clear water, against a 360-degree backdrop of Singapore’s picturesque Central Business District buildings forming your horizon.
Taking place over two weekends on 28-29 May and 4-5 June, Singapore’s first and only urban beach right in the heart of the city is back bigger and better this year!
Southeast Asia’s tallest inflatable slide meets Singapore’s only pop-up urban beach
Near the beach, event goers can get in some adrenaline-pumping fun while contributing to a good cause by tackling Southeast Asia’s tallest-ever inflatable slide – a spectacular 16m, four-storey tall callback to the Big Splash.
The entry fee of $10 entitles you 5 rides and all proceeds raised will go towards SPD, an organisation that helps people with disabilities develop their potential to the fullest so that they can be self-reliant and independent.
Watersports for all
Besides the annual dragon boat races, the regatta will be hosting a kayaking competition for the first time. Held in partnership with the Singapore Canoe Federation, the new kayak fiesta will be open to anyone from kids to competitive paddlers to the physically challenged.
Event goers will also get to try out kayaking or sailing in the Bay during the two weekends with DBS’ 18-metre tall Swedish Match 40 sailboats – the first of its kind in Asia. There is also a pop-up pool at the urban beach, where you can can let your children try kayaking safely under the supervision of staff from the Singapore Canoe Federation.
Endless fun for everyone
The beach comes with a packed programme of non-stop activities for families and urbanites alike, from day till night. In the day, the beach pool will hold stand-up paddling and stand-up yoga sessions for board sport enthusiasts, as well as kayaking and zorbing activities for kids.
The regatta will also bring together a collective of homegrown talent. Situated along the beach, the regatta’s artisan market will offer unique, handmade pieces by Singaporean artists and craftspeople. The stores will be housed in refitted shipping containers that double as viewing decks by night.
Over at the food village, young local chefs will serve up innovative fusion meals, with dishes such as salted egg yolk fries and chilli crab ‘man tous’. In the evenings, the viewing decks will make for a breezy al-fresco setting for the regatta’s sunset beach concerts. Featuring a lineup of Singapore’s up-and-coming musicians, the regatta will provide the perfect spot for unwinding with friends and families.
Two weekends filled with fun and excitement — don’t say we bojio. Just chill lah!