Spanning two weekends on 18, 19, 24 and 25 May, the DBS Marina Regatta is Singapore’s biggest water sports festival, taking place in the waters of Marina Bay against the backdrop of Singapore’s new financial centre.
This is the second year DBS Bank is running this annual event, with the objective of spurring the development of dragon boating, a uniquely Asian sport, in Singapore and to broaden its spectator appeal.
Following the sucess of the inaugural event last year, DBS Marina Regatta 2013 was expanded to include a Bay Festival on the second weekend following the races, allowing members of the public to have a chance to paddle, canoe, kayak and sail in the Marina Bay waters and be entertained by popular local bands.
I was unable to attend the race events on the first weekend due to my reservist duties. Nonetheless, I managed to attend the last day of the Bay Festival on 25 May (last Saturday).
Here are some pictures I took on Saturday:
DBS believes that the future of business is to be a force for good; championing social entrepreneurship across the region is the centrepiece of DBS’ corporate social responsibility efforts. Hence other than water sports activities, the Bay Festival also showcased close to 30 social enterprises, offering them a platform to share their causes and promote their products and services at the DBS Marina Regatta.
I had fun getting to know some of these social enterprises and saw many others enjoying themselves too at various social enterprises booths:
If you have missed the DBS Marina Regatta this year, here is a short video from DBS, featuring highlights for the dragon boat races and cosplay events on the first weekend:
Hereis another awesome video from the team at DBS, summing up the entire four days mega event [must-see]:
In just over two days, athletes and spectators at DBS Marina Regatta – Dragon Boat Races, which was held on 18 & 19 May 2013, uploaded over 2,000 photos / videos of the event on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Vine.
By the end of DBS Marina Regatta – Bay Festival held on 24 & 25 May respectively, close to 3,000 photos and videos were uploaded!
Check out all the photos and videos on Instagram, Twitter and Vine using #DBSMarinaRegatta2013 or via DBS’s Facebook app. This year, Alvinology is proud to be among the many who have contributed to the slew of community generated content for DBS Regatta. If you missed it this year, be sure to join in the fun for next year’s event! 🙂