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Not sure what to do and where to go this weekend? Well, why not head down to the Marina Bay for the DBS Marina Regatta 2015?
Set against the iconic skyline of Marina Bay, Singapore’s biggest watersports festival, the DBS Marina Regatta, returns for its fourth consecutive year to Ignite the Bay!

Held in conjunction with the 28th SEA Games, this year’s DBS Marina Regatta takes place over three weekends, from 30 May to 14 June and there, you can witness top dragon boating and sailing teams battle it out to be the country’s and the region’s best.

Apart from exhilarating sporting action in the water, members of the public can also check out the exciting activities which not only include cosplay, cheerleading, dance and music competitions, and extreme sports but also the dedicated kids zone, the fantastic food festival, and many more!

For the first time, free urban farming workshops will be held for those interested in learning how to farm sustainably in their homes and during the final weekend of the DBS Marina Regatta 2015, the Promontory will be transformed into Singapore’s first urban beach complete with palm trees, deck chairs, and a beach bar. The beach will also feature a 25m by 15m pool where a host of activities including stand-up paddling and stand-up yoga will take place.

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The event will also debut “Paddle for Good” where you can do a good deed! “Paddle for Good” simulates a dragon boat race, but on land with the use of indoor ergometer machines instead of boats. Form teams with persons with disabilities [PwDs] and paddle alongside them because for every one kilometre paddled, DBS will donate SGD$100 to organisations that will use the funds to organise sports activities for PwDs. Donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Care and Share movement led by Community Chest.

For more information about the exciting activities that will be taking place at the DBS Marina Regatta 2015, do visit www.dbsmarinaregatta.com or follow them on Instagram for live coverage of the event!

Last weekend, the Marina Bay came alive with a showcase of Asia’s vibrancy, energy, and dynamism at the DBS Marina Regatta 2014.
Dubbed as Singapore’s biggest water sports festival, the DBS Marina Regatta 2014 attracted more than 2,000 athletes from 140 dragon-boating teams from around the region, including top national teams from Brunei, Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines, and Thailand.

Despite the heavy downpour, it did not dampen the atmosphere at the DBS Marina Regatta 2014 and the two-day event attracted more than 10,000 spectators; with the event coming to a sparkling end with a display of fireworks and LED dragon kites against the skyline of Marina Bay.

Everyone whom were at the DBS Marina Regatta were treated to an intense race as the competitors gave in their best and rowed in unison to reach the finishing line in the shortest time possible.

Thailand’s National Women’s and Men’s Teams were crowned the new overall champions of the International Premier Women and International Premier Open categories. Indonesia and The Philippines were runners-up in the International Premier Open and International Premier Women’s categories respectively.

Apart from enjoying the dragon boat races, members of the public were also treated to performances at the Asia Cosplay Meet, the largest of its kind in Asia.

Highlights of the meet included a special guest appearance by Japanese Cosplay icon Kaname, and the Asia Cosplay Meet Grandwalk which saw more than 50 cosplayers from China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore participating in a parade down the Marina Bay promenade.

Team Philippines was named Asia’s finest cosplayer in the competition segment.

Ten percussion groups also took to the stage to battle it out for the grand prize of SGD$5,000 in the Asian Drum Challenge open category. The winning team was from Ova Formula, and Republic Polytechnic was named the schools category champion.

There was indeed something for everyone at the DBS Marina Regatta 2014 and if it takes place again next year, you should come and join in the fun!