The Sports Hub National Day Fiesta will make its return for the second year. In celebration of the nation’s 53rd birthday, Sports Hub brings to Singapore an array of exhilarating sporting and family-friendly festivities to ignite the spirit of ‘We Are Singapore @ The Hub’. Held at the OCBC Square on 9 August from 12 pm to 9 pm, visitors will be able to participate in fitness workouts, sports challenges, and family bonding activities.
Key highlights of the fiesta include an innovative cardio-fusion dance programme choreographed with a unique Singaporean twist, ‘Workout Lah!’; quizzes and games on Singapore’s culture and heritage; and ‘Junior Super Warrior Challenge’ – an obstacle course consisting of activities such as tyre jump, plank walk, tunnel crawl, beanbags toss, tyre flip, spiderweb and low wall which are suitable for pre-schoolers and families. The day’s activities will culminate with the live National Day Parade telecast, where families and friends can picnic at the OCBC Square while watching the parade on a large screen. Free popcorn and picnic mats will be given out from 5 pm onwards on a first-come-first-served basis.
“The Sports Hub National Day Fiesta is a great opportunity for everyone from all walks of life to celebrate the joyous occasion together and bond through a dazzling array of shared sports, entertainment and lifestyle experiences. Families can join in our first-ever ‘Junior Super Warrior Challenge’, a special initiative for the young to conquer the obstacles with their mums and dads. There’s also a host of sports offerings for the more adventurous crowd and local-themed activities for all to bask in the spirit of togetherness as ONE Singapore. We hope that all Singaporeans and visitors can join us in the celebration of the nation’s 53rd birthday at Singapore Sports Hub,” said Ms Christine Lau, Director of Sports and Community Programming, Singapore Sports Hub.
An exclusive peep into the back-of-house of National Stadium
As part of the festivities, the Singapore Sports Hub will be offering 53 free guided tours till 17 August, for the public to explore the beautiful 35-hectare site. There are two types of tours available: a 90-minute tour around the Sports Hub, and a 60-minute exclusive back-of-house tour of the National Stadium. The backof-house tour of the National Stadium is open to public from 8 August onwards, and subject to stadium availability. The tours will be conducted in English by professionally trained venue tour guides and offers great insights and discovery into areas such as the executive suites, premium lounges, media areas, and the players village.
An array of family bonding activities
Parents can also keep their kids entertained with the various family-friendly activities including bubble performances, block-building challenges, bouncy castles, and ethnic craft activities such as tile and batik painting, bookmark-making and pyssia beads coaster art where participants can bring home their own masterpiece. There will also be flag-making activities, badge-making workshops, and storytelling sessions at the Singapore Sports Museum and Sports Hub Library throughout the day.
The first mobile container gym for fitness buffs
Fitness enthusiasts can look forward to rediscovering their fitness potential at ELXR Arena’s first mobile container gym, equipped with ten stations including battle rope, box jump, chin-up bar, dips, rope climb, sandbag, skipping rope, slam ball, TRX and wall ball. Members of the public can work out at this unique gym and try out ELXR’s new fitness mobile application which functions as a DNA-based sports training programme. In addition, there will also be parkour tryouts and demonstrations, e-sports gaming that combines physical activity and Augmented Reality (AR) technology, and RED-X Games – a functional fitness challenge that integrates obstacles with functional fitness movements for a total body workout.
Full array of sports, entertainment and lifestyle activities
Visitors can also look forward to a local curators’ bazaar featuring customised gifts and crafts, music performances by local talents, as well as partners’ activations such as ‘Let’s Beat Diabetes’ by Health Promotion Board (HPB), where participants can stand to win attractive prizes such as $1,000 travel vouchers, Nintendo Switch and iPad, and the Singapore GP’s F1 Roving Truck, where participants can race on the Marina Bay Street Circuit in simulators. All activities are free for the public.
For latest updates on the Sports Hub National Day Fiesta, please visit www.sportshub.com.sg/NDFiesta. The Sports Hub National Day Fiesta is held in conjunction with GetActive! Singapore. For more information on GetActive! Sngapore’s activities, visit www.getactive.sg.