Cafe hopping is too mainstream. Why not try festival hopping instead this August in the lead up to our nation's birthday? Photo: Sport Singapore
You have probably heard of café hopping and been there done that but have you tried festival hopping before?
Well, now you can! From 1 to 10 Aug during GetActive! Singapore, there will be 15 festival sites located all over our sunny island. So there’s no excuse for you to say that it’s too far flung or too far from home!
The Singapore Sports Hub, Jurong, Sembawang and Chinatown are just some of the locations of these awesome festival sites. You will be spoilt for choice just thinking of where to start. One tip though, you may want to start from the one that’s furthest away from your home and slowly work your way back. Whatever works for you!
So, what’s happening at these festival sites you say? It really depends on which festival site you are talking about.
For the Inclusive Sports Festival (ISF) at Our Tampines Hub, it is actually Singapore’s largest inclusive sports event. Into its third edition this year, the ISF has evolved from a gathering of sports try-outs for persons with disabilities (PWDs) into a partner-led event offering workshops, niche and experiential sports and activities for the disability community.
It is also a fantastic opportunity for people from all walks of life (like yourself) to try out disability sports and learn how sports can build an inclusive society.
Introduction to Scuba Diving for the Disabled being held at the OCBC Aquaitc Centre in 2018. Photo: Sport Singapore
Some of the interesting activities at ISF include the Introduction to Scuba Diving for the Disabled, fitness workouts, goalball and the Amazing FMS Race.
If you are a northerner, then maybe the Singapore Turf Club may be your cup of tea. In addition to horse patting, there will also be a Kabbadi competition, “Nerf” gun challenge by Republic Polytechnic students and a cycling competition by the Singapore Cycling Federation.
Traditional games such as Chapteh, Carrom and Zeropoint will also be available so everyone in the family can enjoy a fun day out. There will also be “mystery” gifts for those who participate in the various activities.
If you prefer a festival site that is more centrally located, then the Singapore Sports Hub will be perfect for you. The Sports Hub National Day Fiesta will be happening on National Day, 9 Aug, from 10am to 9pm at the OCBC Square.
The RED-X Challenge will be at the Singapore Sports Hub this year. Photo: Sport Singapore
There’s an entire slew of activities for you and your friends and family like the RED-X Challenge, LIVE NDP Telecast + Family Picnic by the Waterfront, OHANA Games and even a dance workout! It could the perfect venue to celebrate National Day if you didn’t manage to snag tickets to the parade at the Padang.
So, there you have it! 15 fantastic festival sites to keep you entertained during this GetActive! Singapore. Start festival hopping on 1 Aug and don’t forget to include these hashtags when you see something insta-worthy! #GetActiveSG #OurSingapore
Who knows? You may just start a new trend and go viral!
1. Ang Mo Kio (Central Stage)
3 & 4 Aug, 3pm – 8pm
2. Bishan (Open field next to Bishan Circle Line MRT Station)
10 Aug, 3pm – 1030pm
3. Chinatown (In front of People’s Park Complex)
3 & 4 Aug, 3pm – 10pm
4. Choa Chu Kang (Open space next to Keat Hong CC)
4 Aug, 8am – 3pm
5. Geylang (Wisma Geylang Serai)
10 Aug, 3pm – 830pm
6. Jurong (Open field next to Jurong East MRT Station)
10 Aug, 5pm - 9pm
Jurong Lake Gardens outside Passion Wave
3 Aug, 2pm – 8pm
7. Kallang Alive! (Next to Decathlon Singapore Lab)
3 Aug, 2pm – 10pm
4 Aug, 8am – 10pm
8. Kranji (Singapore Turf Club)
3 Aug, 330pm – 730pm
9. Punggol (Open field next to Punggol Waterway Point)
10 Aug, 4pm – 9pm
10. Sembawang (Outside Sun Plaza Shopping Mall & Sembawang MRT Station)
3 Aug, 630pm – 930pm
4 Aug, 3pm – 8pm
11. Sengkang (Sengkang General Hospital)
3 & 4 Aug, 3pm – 8pm
12. Singapore Sports Hub (OCBC Square)
1 – 2 Aug, 10am – 7pm
3 – 4 Aug, 10am – 10pm
5 – 8 Aug 10am – 6pm
9 Aug, 10am – 9pm
13. Tampines (Opposite Tampines 1 Shopping Mall Taxi Stand)
4 Aug, 8am – 3pm
Our Tampines Hub
1 – 4 Aug, 10am – 6pm
14. Toa Payoh (Toa Payoh Central/ Hub)
10 Aug, 3pm – 8pm
15. Woodlands (Field next to Causeway Point)
10 Aug, 3pm – 9pm
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Gary Yang is a myActiveSG Editor and Presenter. Gary started his career as a suit cum copywriter at an advertising agency, followed by a successful stint in Corporate Communications with Singapore Press Holdings and Asia Pacific Breweries, before eventually joining the editorial team at Sport Singapore. He now turns his attention to fitness and wellness headlines and sniffing out news angles in the sporting arena.