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DBS Marina Regatta 2014

DBS Marina Regatta 2014, Singapore’s Biggest Water Sports Festival was held recently at the Marina Bay area on 17th and 18th May. This wasn’t just a water sports festival with competitive Dragon Boating paddling actions; there were lots of fun and activities on the land too! Dragon Boating action was on both days, 17th and 18th May, with the 200m races on Saturday 17th and 500m races on 18th May. The weather was good on Saturday 17th and there were pretty good competitive Dragon Boating action on the water for all spectators around the Marina Bay area. The action was fast and intense, with many supporters cheering on their teammates from the sidelines of the Promontory at Marina Bay.

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However, the weather on Sunday, 18th May, was bad, with heavy thunderstorm and downpour. In lieu of the safety for the Dragon Boat paddlers and events ground staff, the Dragon Boat races were not able to go ahead and many have to be cancelled due to safety considerations from the bad weather conditions and lightning risks. While there will be disappointments from the competitors/participants, they will understand that safety for all competitors/participants were the utmost priority and cannot be compromised. The weather on Sunday cleared up around the late afternoon and there were 5 races that could go ahead in the early evening. The last 5 Dragon Boat races gave the grand finale to the finishing line of DBS Marina Regatta 2014!

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There were an array of fun and festivities on the land, around the DBS Marina Regatta events/carnival village, for the participants and visitors to enjoy and have fun in! There was something for everybody there, from the young to the adults! There were the Asia Cosplay Meet, Asian Food Festival, Asian Drum Challenge, DBS Movies By The Bay, Play Zone, DBS Cycle By The Bay, and Photo Booth and Merchandise booth to buy gifts! The various different land activities brought about added fun and festivities to the waters sports festival! Here is my photography coverage collection of DBS Marina Regatta 2014 on Flickr!

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Selfies for good was launched for DBS Marina Regatta 2014, a movement to celebrate the enthusiasm of the participants and visitors to DBS Marina Regatta who took many photographs (and selfies) and sharing it on social media platforms such as Instagram. For every selfie taken at DBS Marina Regatta 2014, a free meal will be pledged to a primary school student supported by the Student Advisory Centre. This was a great and noble initiative!

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With the conclusion of the final 2 Dragon Boat races in the evening and as the sun sets down on a Sunday evening, DBS Marina Regatta 2014 came to a close with an electronic kites display and a fireworks display at Marina Bay. Till we meet again next year for DBS Marina Regatta 2015!


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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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