It was great to see so many athletes showcasing their talent at GymFest Singapore 2016. This annual performance was organised by Singapore Gymnastics, and the objective was to promote a healthy lifestyle and provide a platform for people of all ages and abilities to showcase their talents through creative performances in various disciplines of the sport. In total, 233 gymnasts from Singapore, Malaysia and Japan participated in the event.
Hours before the actual event, friends and families of the gymnasts arrived with the athletes at The Star Vista.
A crowd forming at the arena deck before the start of the event. Photo: Philip Au/ Team NILA
The spectators were first treated to a display of various theme dances by Singapore Gymnastics Rhythmic Gymnastics senior and pre-junior teams. They gave a flawless demonstration and showed many potential gymnasts what makes the sport so special.
Amazing artistic moves. Photo : Philip Au/ Team NILA
I really loved the show "Flowers" – the performers looked very young and they showed all of us that age is just a number with their exquisite display.
There were try out sessions where public can play around with some of the four apparatuses too: hoops, balls, clubs and ribbons.
A young audience having fun with a ribbon. Photo : Philip Au/ Team NILA
The "Jumping Boys" - SG Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Team, wowed the crowd with flipping, and being upside down, and jumping around..., what could be more fun than that?
The show concluded with a wonderful performance titled "Blossom" - performed by St. Margaret’s Secondary School. They got numerous “wow” responses from the audience for their mesmerising routines.
Teamwork personified. Photo : Philip Au/ Team NILA
There were many challenges which we needed to address to organise GymFest in a mall for the first time. We had to assess the performance area, safety of performers & shoppers, weather conditions etc. Despite so, we (organising committee) managed to address them and make the event a very successful one. We are heartened to have captivated many spectators among the public, and we certainly hoped that that they will now have a better appreciation of what gymnastics-For-All is about!” said Janssen Ong, General Manager of Singapore Gymnastics.
Congratulations to Singapore Gymnastics once again for making all these happen!
This article was by Philip Au, a volunteer with