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DBS Marina Regatta 2017 is back!

The 6th edition of DBS Marina Regatta (DBSMR) is back, Singapore’s biggest BayFest is coming to the waters of Marina Bay from 1st to 4th June 2017 with many exciting water sports action, activities, events, festivities, food and fun, on both the water and land.

For the paddlers on the waters of Marina Bay battling it out for the grand prizes, DBSMR also caters for the outdoor enthusiasts, sports and fitness lovers, family with children for the festivities and party goers to enjoy the food, music and fun. Having been involved with DBSMR from 2013, I personally had seen how it had transformed over the years. Take a look at my photographs collection of DBS Marina Regatta over the years from 2013 to 2016 inside my Flickr collection!

During DBSMR, visitors can see social entrepreneurship in action at BayFest on land. This is part of DBS’ continued efforts to champion the development of the social entrepreneurship sector to build a socially-conscious society, social enterprises such MINDS, Society Staples and Bettr Barista will provide many of the services in the regatta such as drinking water, catering and event organisation. They will also feature as vendors in the regatta’s art market and food village.

There are many exciting events and activities taking place during DBSMR on both the water and land. Here are the information for both BayFest on water and BayFest on land during DBSMR 2017 –

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1) DRAGON BOATING – Region’s top teams compete for Asia’s highest prize purse

Organised in partnership with the Singapore Dragon Boat Association (SDBA), this year’s international dragon boat competition will see an estimated 90 teams and more than 3,000 athletes gathering on the waters of Marina Bay to compete for cash prizes totalling SGD 134,000 – the highest for the sport in Asia. (More details on races available in Annex A).

2) SAILING –  Explore the Bay’s waters on DBS’ 18-metre-tall mega sailboats

Eventgoers will also get to try out sailing in the Bay during the regatta with DBS’ 18-metre tall Swedish Match 40 sailboats – the first of its kind in Asia. The sailboats were debuted in 2015 as part of the DBS Marina Bay Sailing Programme, which has been offering the public complimentary sailing sessions in the Bay since 2013.

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This year also sees the regatta partnering up with electronic music festival behemoth Ultra, urban fitness brand lululemon, Bali’s famed beach club Potato Head and F&B curators The Local People.

1)    BATTLE BAY – Take on Singapore’s largest inflatable water obstacle course

2017’s regatta sees the debut of Singapore’s biggest inflatable water obstacle course. Spanning over 11,000 square feet (some 1,100 square metres), the Battle Bay will feature nine challenging obstacles to navigate including balance blocks, monkey bars, wall scaling, and rope swings.

2)    BAY BEACH –  Singapore’s only pop-up urban beach returns bigger & better

This year, the Bay will once again be transformed into Singapore’s one and only pop-up urban beach, which will double in size from last year. Bali beach club Potato Head will be bringing in their legendary Coconut Bar here for the first time, complete with their signature uber fresh coconut cocktails and beers.

3)    BAY DOME – Singapore’s largest interactive art dome

This year will see the installation of two majestic nine- and 7.5-metre tall domes at the regatta. Reaching a height of 7.5 metres, the Bay Dome will offer an immersive interactive art experience – Singapore’s largest – with an illustrated projection of the Marina Bay skyline. Eventgoers can customise their own characters and have their designs come to life on the projection to create an ever-evolving digital canvas.

4)    BAY EATS – Offerings from Singapore’s top young chefs

For foodies, the regatta’s food village Bay Eats, will be curated by The Local People and feature food stalls from award-winning and the top new eateries in town such as the “Neo-Sin” restaurant Labyrinth, French eatery Garçons, The BellJar, Leng Leng ice cream and more.

5)    PLAY DOME – Play in the day, party at night

The nine-metre-tall Play Dome will host many of the fitness classes launched by lululemon during the day. At night, the DBSMR X Ultra Countdown Party will take place exclusively at the regatta from 7pm to 10pm, on Friday and Saturday evening (2 & 3 June). The pre-parties will feature three Ultra Music Festival deejays every night, such as Dubvision, Crossnaders, Raiden, Jade Rasif, Moe and Myrne.

For more information, visit www.dbsmarinaregatta.com; or follow them on Instagram (@dbsmarinaregatta) and on Facebook at go.dbs.com/dbsmr2017

Mark down your calendars, 1st to 4th June 2017, come on down to DBS Marina Regatta 2017 and enjoy the festivities, fun, water sports action in the heart of Marina Bay Singapore.

* Information and pictures courtesy of DBS Singapore and Full Circle Public Relations *

DBS Marina Regatta 2016 is back!

The fifth edition of DBS Marina Regatta is coming back very soon, at the heart of Singapore’s downtown Marina Bay area. DBS Marina Regatta 2016 is getting bigger and better, both on the sports, leisure and community segments.

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Happening over two weekends, 28 & 29 May and 4 & 5 June, there will be lots of action and fun on the water where the Dragon Boaters paddle and battling it out with the iconic Marina Bay landscape behind them. The supporters, spectators and community can watch, support and cheer for them from the sidelines of the Marina Bay. There are also an awesome collection and line up of fun, activities, food and music performances on the land, where the sports/community carnival village is located at The Promontory @ Marina Bay.

Let me share with you some exciting line up and details of what you can expect from DBS Marina Regatta 2016

Shop House by The Local People

Local market specialists, The Local People, carefully curated local designers, craftspeople and artists to be part of Shop House, the beach’s art market for DBS Marina Regatta 2016. The Shop House would be housed in stripped and refitted shipping containers. These special containers would also double up as viewing decks in the night, a perfect spot for music lovers and visitors to enjoy the beach concert, making their maiden music performance debut at DBS Marina Regatta 2016!

Check out some of the emerging designers and artisans that would be making their presence felt there – illustrations by Troops on Print; accessories by Supernacular; pottery items by Oh Leaf; and even cosmetics brand Faux Fayc.

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Chow House – DBS Marina Regatta Food Village

Food is an integral part of Singapore’s lifestyle and culture. Therefore, at Chow House, visitors can indulge into delicious and mouth-watering bites from popular Singapore food establishments.

Check out some of the different cuisines making their presence at Chow House – Snag Shack’s Australian sausage sizzles and Fika’s Swedish meatballs. Kerbside Gourmet, Singapore’s favourite gourmet food truck will feature their “Go Big on Pig” menu featuring Pig Head Croquetas with Sriracha and Char Siu Pork Collar Bao with Achar.

Music Performances in the night

 When the sun sets at DBS Marina Regatta 2016 weekend, it would be transformed into a beach concert, making their maiden debut. Local music artistes, iNCH, HubbaBubbas, Linying, Take Two as well as up-and-coming artistes The Madhatter Project, The Neptune Waves, and Stopgap would be performing and singing away!

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Pop-Up Urban Beach with Southeast Asia tallest inflatable water slide maiden debut

The pop-up beach made her debut in 2015 and they would be returning again in 2016! From 11am to 8pm on both weekends, remember to check out Southeast Asia tallest inflatable water slide making her debut! For just $10 and also for a good cause to charity, you can have five rides on the water slide! All proceeds from the water slide participation goes to SPD, a non-profit organisation that helps people with disabilities develop their potential to the fullest so that they can be self-reliant and independent.

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Pictures courtesy of DBS Singapore

For more information and updates on DBS Marina Regatta 2016, here are some useful links:

Let my photographs bring you back a walk down the memory lane, my photography coverage of DBS Marina Regatta 2013, 2014 and 2015!

Mark down your calendars, 28 & 29 May and 4 & 5 June, come on down to Marina Bay for DBS Marina Regatta 2016 for two weekends of sports, outdoors, food, drinks, art market, music and fun for your family and friends!

*Information and details courtesy of DBS Singapore*

DBS Movies By The Bay

Watching movies in the outdoors under the stars, this was something that I haven’t done for a long time since I was a kid! Last weekend, on 18th October 2013, I went back in time to relieve my childhood memories to watch a movie in the outdoors under the stars and bright lights of our Marina Bay cityscape! This was the DBS Movies By The Bay, part of DBS efforts and active involvement in livening up the Marina Bay area with many exciting, fun and interesting initiatives and events!

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One of exciting event organised by DBS that took place earlier in the year was the DBS Marina Regatta 2013. This sporting event took place earlier in the year, attracted great crowds and participation from local and overseas dragon boating teams, along with community carnivals and sea activities for the public to enjoy! Do check out my coverage and write up of the DBS Marina Regatta 2013 that happened on the weekend of 18th and 19th May 2013 and the Bay Festival that happened on the weekend on 24th and 25th May 2013!

On the 18th October 2013 at DBS Movies By The Bay, the movie shown was Dark Knight, voted by the public as their favourite movie to be shown during DBS Movies By The Bay. It was a fun time eating snacks and watching an outdoor movie with friends, a good event for family fun activities with the young children too! There were food and drinks outlets for you to grab some snacks and drinks. As part of DBS support of Social Entrepreneurship, these outlets were operated by various social enterprises which will be selling popcorn, drinks and snacks during the movie screening.

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Here are the key information and details for DBS Movies By The Bay

– When: Every third Friday and Saturday of the month in October, November and December

– Time: 7pm

– Venue: Waterfront Promenade at Marina Bay Sands (Event Square @ Marina Bay, next to The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands)

For more details, do check out DBS Facebook Page for the latest news, happenings and updates! Stay tune for the DBS Movies By The Bay in November and December 2013, get your family, loved ones and friends to come down to Marina Bay and enjoy an outdoor movie under the stars with DBS Movies By The Bay!

I would like to say Thank You to DBS Group Marketing Communications for inviting me down to DBS Movies By The Bay! It was a fun and enjoyable event to catch an outdoor movie!


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The Band of Photographers behind the scenes (DBS Marina Regatta 2013)

Inspired by fellow photographer Callan’s post, I decided to say a big thank you to the band of photographers (and the DBS crew) behind the scenes of the recent DBS Marina Regatta 2013 that we covered, documented, photograph many different scenes, angles, perspectives, emotions and moments of DBS Marina Regatta 2013. This was a great compilation and collage from the works of the various photographers’ skills and field of expertise.

Since I was mainly covering the sports segment Dragon Boating, there weren’t many chances for me to capture my fellow photographers in action. This was also my first time meeting Mr Brown and Bryan! Working together with such a talented band of photographers, it was indeed a great honour!  When I was shooting the DBS Marina Regatta 2013, I had a great time shooting in the event and with the Band of Photographers, even though I was carrying about 6-7kg of camera gear for 3 out of 4 days! We all chatted when we were able to catch a short break together and doo check out their works on their websites too!

Here are some of my photographs of them in action, looking back at my photographs, I should have taken more of my fellow photographers in action!

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Weili (Left) and Adrian (Right)

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Last but not least, the DBS crew that we worked with during DBS Marina Regatta 2013! Here they are in the thick of Dragon Boating action!

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With all our powers and strengths (photographs) combined, here’s an awesome video production – the #DBSMarinaRegatta2013 Story – Singapore’s First Community Generated Video Story

DBS Marina Regatta 2013 – Bay Festival 24th & 25th May

The DBS Marina Regatta 2013 rocked Marina Bay on the 18th and 19th May 2013, with high octane Dragon Boating sporting actions and festivities around the Social Enterprise Carnival and Regatta Village. The activities did not end here on the 18th and 19th May, instead the activities and festivities continued with the Bay Festival happening on the 24th and 25th May 2013. Both days were filled with exciting and interesting activities on the water and on the land.

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On the 24th May, there were Invitational Dragon Boat Races from the Schools, Community and Open Categories. This was a good time for them to participate and have fun in Dragon Boating competition. The atmosphere was great, fun and a friendly sporting carnival for people of all ages and nationalities. The Social Enterprise Carnival was there and there were arts and crafts, circus acts, food and beverage and games for those enjoying the festivities on the land. I went back to Marina Promontory to capture the Invitational Dragon Boat Races, choosing different locations and angles to capture Dragon Boating sporting actions at Marina Bay. It was great to see many different colours just like the DBS Marina Regatta 2013 International and competitive races the weekend before that. When the Invitational Dragon Boat Races finished in the evening, the attention was turned towards the DBS Marina Regatta Drum Challenge Finals. The Drum Challenge Finals was a great spectacle and enjoyment for the spectators. With their noise level and enthusiasm, they definitely gave DBS Marina Regatta 2013 Bay Festival a big shout out!

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On the 25th May, it was Water Craft by the Bay, a time for the public to experience sailing, ocean kayaking and Dragon Boating in the Marina Bay. Participants of young and old were enthusiastic and excited, trying out the different sailing activities available. They had a fun and leisure sea sports time in the Marina Bay. The Social Enterprise Carnival was around too for the public to enjoy the festivities and fun on the land, allowing the public to enjoy leisure and recreational fun on the land or in the Marina Bay! With all the various water and land activities and events, it was definitely a day of family and fun activities at Bay Festival 2013! In the late afternoon, I joined fellow photographer friends Weili, Callan, AikBeng,Bryan and Ivan at Singapore’s first Phonegraphy Awards for DBS Marina Regatta 2013 Story Awards. Callan, AikBeng, Bryan and Ivan were part of the panel discussion on stage to share about their photography experiences, their style of photography and their tips on how to tell compelling stories via Instagram. Listening to my friends, the expert photographers, sharing their stories, it was definitely an eye-opener and a great insight.

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After the awards were chosen and presented, the final finale was the unveiling of the video and it was very impressive!! Our photographs and videos from our group of photographers over the two weekends, collating together into an awesome video. Take a look at this awesome video below!

As DBS Marina Regatta 2013 came to an end, I had a great time, enjoying, watching Dragon Boating action over two weekends. Photographing the sporting actions, moments and expressions, working with such a wide, diverse and very talented photographers who are also social media influencers. The team work and efforts all coming together to tell and share many wonderful stories of DBS Marina Regatta 2013.


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DBS Marina Regatta 2013 Bay Festival on 24th and 25th May!

DBS Marina Regatta 2013 entertained and excited the Marina Bay last Saturday 18th May and Sunday 19th May 2013 with high speed Dragon Boating sporting actions and moments. I was there on both 18th and 19th May, covering both days and had a great time capturing the Dragon Boaters in action! Here’s my coverage and write up of my DBS Marina Regatta 2013!

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Following an exciting and action packed Dragon Boating weekend, there is the DBS Marina Regatta 2013 Bay Festival happening on 24th and 25th May, packed with many interesting and exciting activities, on the water and around the festival village. The programmes and activities cater for both young and old, great for family fun and bonding time at Bay Festival!

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Do keep a look out for the following themes, check out their programmes and activities at DBS Marina Regatta 2013 Bay Festival –

Family Fun By The Bay

Rhythms By The Bay 

Water Sports By The Bay

The Bay Festival event schedule and map can be found here!

Bring your family and loved ones, share and tell you friends and hop down to DBS Marina Regatta 2013 Bay Festival on 24th and 25th May 2013! It promises to be fun and enjoyable Bay Festival of sports, community fun, music, friendship and family time!

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The DBS Marina Regatta 2013 is Singapore’s Largest Water Sports Festival. Over two days of high speed Dragon Boating action, from local and international teams arriving at the beautiful Marina Bay, providing us great water sports action, fun and community festivals over 18th and 19th May 2013. While the main action is on the Dragon Boats in action, there were also a festival and carnival for the participants and spectators to join in and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere.

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On the 18th May 2013, it was the 200m races; while on the 19th May 2013, it was the 500m races. Over these two days of Dragon Boating competition, close to 120 Dragon Boat teams paddled it out at the Marina Bay. It wasn’t just Dragon Boaters paddling, there were lots of high-octane action, spills, splashes and priceless sporting moments during DBS Marina Regatta 2013. When I was photographing the Dragon Boaters in action, I can see their passion, strength, determination, speed, teamwork, unity and precision when they were on the Dragon Boat paddling and pushing. I got the opportunity to take a ride on the bumboat and it brought us closer to the Dragon Boaters in action. Their priceless sporting moments and actions were gracefully captured down on my Canon 1DmarkIII with Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L USM lens with EF 1.4X Tele-converter.

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While there was action on the water, on the land, there were also fun, entertainment and action too! There was the Social Enterprise Carnival at the Waterfront Promenade, Cosplay Festival and Cosplay Parade at the Regatta Village on 18th May 2013. There were the DBS Marina Regatta Drum Challenge semi-finals on the 19th May 2013 and it attracted many people there! The food and beverages, games, roving circus acts and arts and crafts on display during DBS Marina Regatta 2013 made it not just a sporting event, it’s also a community and family carnival for the young and adults to enjoy the family bonding time and enjoy water sports action on the Marina Bay.

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With so many actions all around DBS Marina Regatta 2013, it was a great honour to work together with some of Singapore’s talented photographers who are also social media influencers, they are Mr Brown, Callan, Weili, SuperAdrianMe, Bryan, AikBeng and Ivan. Each of us specializes in a certain field of photography, from sports, lifestyle, events, street, action, moments, video production and iPhonegraphy. All of us coming together, to share, create and produce beautiful priceless photographs, moments and memories for DBS Marina Regatta 2013.

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If you were at DBS Marina Regatta 2013 on 18th and 19th May 2013 and you had taken colourful scenes, faces, emotions and high-octane action during the regatta. You can participate and submit your photographs or videos by tagging #dbsmarinaregatta0213 on Instagram, Vine or upload via the Facebook App (http://goo.gl/3cZnq). Exciting prizes awaits you! Do check out the website for more information – www.dbsmarinaregatta.com! There is also a Part Two to DBS Marina Regatta 2013 and there will be the Bay Festival on 24th and 25th May 2013. There are many interesting and fun water activities for the public to participate and enjoy. On the 24th May 2013, there are the Dragon Boat Invitation Races and on the 25th May 2013, there is the Water Craft By The Bay. For the land activities and festivities, there are Social Enterprise Carnival and Rhythms by the Bay on both 24th and 25th May 2013! Do check DBS Marina Regatta website for more details of the Family Fun by the Bay!

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My coverage and scope were mainly sports photography and my focus was mainly on the Dragon Boats and the participants. I loved photographing, covering, writing and sharing this particular field of Sports Photojournalism and Sports Photography, allowing me to explore different angles, viewpoints and perspectives, besides the sporting and split second moments. Looking back over 2000 photographs that I shot during DBS Marina Regatta 2013, I am delighted to be able to cover and show different angles and perspectives of Dragon Boating sporting actions. Do check out my photographs taken at DBS Marina Regatta 2013 here –

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Flickr – 19th May 2013

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I am looking forward to my Part 2 coverage of DBS Marina Regatta 2013!


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