This year, DBS Marina Regatta 2017 celebrates their sixth edition from 1 to 4 June as Singapore’s biggest bayfest. Now, why should that mean anything to you?
For starters, DBS has upped their game for this year’s massive offerings. Staying true to their tagline, “Work Hard, Bay Hard”, DBS is doubling the size of their widely popular ‘Urban Beach’. This means plenty of space for fitness classes such as yoga from partner Lululemon, and life-sized games like Giant Jenga and Giant Pick Up Sticks! But hey, let me not get ahead of myself.
Here are 8 reasons why you have to get your butt to the DBS Marina Regatta 2017 (and yes, Nathan Hartono is in the list!).
1) Bay Beach – Pop-up Urban Beach
Singapore’s only urban pop-up beach will be returning to DBS Marina Regatta 2017 bigger and bolder. Spend your time lazing in the hammocks with cocktails in hand as you pose gorgeously for your next Instagram shot! Ladies, make sure you get a good spot so you can feast your eyes on the delicious dragon boaters who will be storming the bay in chiselled synchronicity! Seriously, what better way to spend a weekend?
2) Potato Head’s Coconut Bar
Famed Bali beach club Potato Head will bring their legendary Coconut Bar to Singapore for the first time, complete with their signature uber fresh coconut cocktails and beers. Potato Head’s delicious Three Buns gourmet burger restaurant will also feature on their menu this year. Heads up, they have curated a special drink for this year’s bayfest, aptly called Voa Voa Voa. That sounds the last three syllables they’ll get out of me before I pass out, happy drunk!
3) Lululemon Workout Classes
Lululemon will be curating their globally popular classes, featuring free workouts such as barre classes from the impeccable WeBarre; yoga from the incredible yogis at Yoga+; and high-intensity circuit workouts with F45. Participants who complete all classes will get a surprise from Lululemon (I’m hoping for it to be free yoga pants)!
Classes are free but you need to register at www.dbsmarinaregatta.com. Registration opens from 2 May 2017 onwards so click fast!
4) Battle Bay
Loved “Wipeout”? Get your chance to live it by navigating your way through Singapore’s largest inflatable water obstacle course, featuring nine challenging obstacles over 11,000 square feet! The fastest timings for individuals and teams stand to win up to S$8 000 in cash prizes. Not a big fan of falling face-first into water? Watch someone else do it instead! Case in point: NATHAN HORTANO! The songbird will be battling it out on the inflatables with some lucky participants – yes, that could be you!
For 16 years & above. Charges are S$10 per try, S$5 for students. To compete as a team, register at www.dbsmarinaregatta.com.
5) Play Dome x Ultra Countdown Party
The nine-metre tall Play Dome will host fitness classes by Lululemon in the day and transform into the DBSMR X Ultra Countdown Party on Friday and Saturday evening (2 & 3 June). Wait, you mean you didn’t know Ultra is going to be here? Oh I am going to make your day. Let your hair down and party in the exclusive countdown to Ultra Music Festival, the world’s premier electronic music festival. It features three Ultra Music Festival DJs every night, the impressive list including Dubvision, Crossnaders, Raiden, Jade Rasif, Moe and Myrne. Partygoers also get a chance to win tickets to Ultra Music Festival taking place the following weekend. In addition to that, DBS Live Fresh cardholders get priority access to the countdown party. The parties will take place on 2 and 3 June, from 7pm to 10pm.
For 18 years old and above. Charges are S$15 per entry, inclusive of a free drink at the Play Dome bar. Sorry, kids!
6) Giant Games
Your childhood games just got upsized! For some light-hearted fun, try out Giant Games such as Giant Jenga, where players take turns removing one block at a time from a tower. Don’t forget Giant Pick Up Sticks too – a supersize take on the old-school game where you try to pick up a stick without moving any others in the pile.
7) Dragon Boating
The reason for the festival, the region’s finest dragon boaters, will once again battle it out in the heart of the city beneath the iconic Marina Bay skyline. For the first time in the history of the regatta, the 2017 edition will be introducing Dragon Boat Orientation Programmes to run on the first day, which will allow the public to try their hand at dragon boating. Ladies, I cannot stress this enough: any guy becomes impossibly sexy when plopped into a dragonboat, paddling with flexed arms together with the team as they roar their way to the finish line. So do it for the sight – sign up for them!
8) Bay Dome
At 7.5 metres tall, experience Singapore’s largest interactive art dome where you can customise your own character and watch it come to life within the installation.
But you know what this actually means – it is probably going to be the single air-conditioned facility on the grounds. So to recharge, pop in for a cool breeze, admire some unpretentious art then head out again to party through the day!