Come join us at the ASEAN Para Games Carnival
25 November, 2015
From 28 November to 9 December, the ASEAN Para Games (APG) Carnival will take place at OCBC Square, Singapore Sports Hub, with plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained.
A learning playground of sorts, the carnival aims to educate the public about para sports while providing an enjoyable time for everyone. It will feature three separate zones – Para Sports Tryout, Para Experience Zone and the Kids & Inflatables Zone.
The Para Sports Tryout allows people to put themselves in the shoes of our APG Team Singapore athletes and partake in various para sports such as wheelchair basketball (below) and archery, amongst others.
Photo: Sport Singapore
At the Para Experience Zone, members of the public will get to immerse themselves into the life of a person with disability, and learn how the simplest chores that the rest of us take for granted, can become a daunting task that requires a lot of effort and perseverance.
From communicating through sign language, to getting around on a wheelchair and doing everyday tasks blindfolded, visitors will get a sense of what it is like to navigate daily life while living with disabilities.
To keep the little ones with boundless energy entertained, there will also be a Kids & Inflatables Zone with bouncy castles and a host of activities such as face-painting and balloon sculpting.
Check out the Surfer's Paradise at the carnival. Photo: Sport Singapore
In addition to the three different zones, Pedal Go-Kart and Christmas Parade will also be available to keep the young and the young at heart engaged.
Not forgetting the musically inclined and fans of local music, singers Daphne Khoo and Tabitha Nauser will be performing at the carnival, serenading the public with popular hit songs.
While the APG Carnival promises fun and games for everyone, with pyrotechnic displays every night and prizes to be won daily, the most essential take away for visitors will perhaps be a greater understanding and a deeper appreciation for para sports and persons with disabilities.