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DBS Taking DBS Marina Regatta To Another Level As It Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

by On Apr 13, 2018

Compete in Southeast Asia's largest land and water obstacle course, Battle Bay Extreme and win the largest cash prize in International Dragon Boating competition.

DBS Taking DBS Marina Regatta To Another Level As It Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

In conjunction with DBS's 50th anniversary, DBS is taking the seventh edition of the DBS Marina Regatta to another level. DBS will be extending the event over two weekends instead of one and also, collaborating with Under Armour, an American sports brand, to introduce the most technically challenging obstacle course in Southeast Asia.

DBS Marina Regatta will be on 26-27 May and 2-3 June, held at The Promontory @ Marina Bay. It is open to everyone from adrenaline junkies, urban athletes to families looking for some fun by the Bay.

DBS Singapore Country Head, Sim S. Lim said:

The DBS family looks forward to hosting Singaporeans from all walks at the DBS Marina Regatta every year. This year’s regatta is especially significant for us as we are also celebrating our golden jubilee. To mark this special occasion, we have curated a series of activities that best represents what makes DBS special to our customers. We have Battle Bay Extreme which best demonstrates our tenacious spirit, Asia’s largest dragon boating competition which plays to our spirit of excellence and competition and a Creator’s Market which represents our spark of creativity and all things fun.

DBS Taking DBS Marina Regatta To Another Level As It Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

Photo Credit: DBS Marina Regatta

Compete and push to your limits for a good cause

Battle Bay Extreme intends to push participant's limits and let them dig deep to draw out their tenacious spirit beyond just physical strength but also mental spirit, endurance and speed. Participants able to choose from three thrilling levels, ranging from beginner (Initiate), intermediate (Intense) to advanced (Insane). For the participants to be prepared for the Battle Bay Extreme, DBS will be holding a series of complimentary fitness and wellness activities around the Bay starting from 17 April.

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By participating in the Battle Bay Extreme, participants will be pushing their limits for a good cause. On top of donating S$50,000, DBS will also donate all registration fees from the Battle Bay Extreme to Thye Hua Kwan in support of their adoption of innovative solutions for Active Aging seniors. The donation will likely add up to be over S$100,000. Leading the celebrity challenge to raise funds for charity will be Joseph Schooling, Singapore's Olympic Games, World Championships and Asian Games medallist.

Lim commented on how he is pleased to welcome Joseph Schooling to the Marina Regatta. He said:

We have always been committed to bringing joyful experiences to the visitors of the Bay, and this year is no different. We are pleased to welcome Singapore’s golden boy Joseph Schooling to the DBS Marina Regatta. He is an inspiration to everyone and embodies the spirit of excellence that also drives Singaporeans to reach greater heights.

DBS Taking DBS Marina Regatta To Another Level As It Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

Photo Credit: DBS Marina Regatta

Prices and goodies of event

The prices for Battle Bay Extreme starts from S$8, making it the most affordable sporting event in Singapore. There is an early-bird fee of S$38, where participants can test their strength and resilience at the respective stations such as a six-foot wall, inverted ladders, rope climbs, quintuple steps and more. Participants that has already registered will receive a goodie bag with an exclusive DBS Marina Regatta branded products as well as TripleFit discount passes.

DBS Taking DBS Marina Regatta To Another Level As It Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

Photo Credit: DBS Marina Regatta

Paddling for Asia's biggest Dragon Boating prize

DBS Marina Regatta will also be hosting the seventh edition of the international dragon boating competition, organised in collaboration with the Singapore Dragon Boat Association (SDBA). An estimate of 80 teams from across Asia will be welcome to compete for cash prizes totalling S$134,000, largest prize money offered for sports in Asia.

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President of SDBA, Dr Chia Shi-Lu was excited that they were a part of DBS 50th anniversary and said:

We are very excited to be part of DBS’ Golden Jubilee celebrations this year. With the huge support of DBS, the dragon boating community has grown exponentially both in Singapore and regionally, with the DBS MR being one of the most anticipated regattas annually.

DBS Taking DBS Marina Regatta To Another Level As It Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

Photo Credit: DBS Marina Regatta

Planning to just relax and chill?

Those who are looking for a more relaxing and chill weekend can head over to DBS Creators' Market, an area that will house a communal kitchen, open-area for wellness activities and a bazaar where healthy snacks and drinks can be enjoyed. There is also Artbox, Thailand's largest contemporary pop-up market, located a short stroll away at Bayfront Event Space.

In conjunction with DBS Marina Regatta, Artbox will be featuring over 400 lifestyle, fashion, food and social enterprise stalls that sells unique finds from across the region.

Are you ready to battle it out in Battle Bay Extreme or are you ready to chill out at DBS Creators' Market with your friends and family?

Lee Nah is a sports enthusiast who enjoys playing different kind of sports like floorball, hockey and even soccer! She personally believes in life long learning and self-development.

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