As Singaporeans adapt to the new normal, GetActive!
Singapore 2020 (GASG 2020) is set to once again celebrate our nation’s birthday
through sport with this year’s National Day Parade’s theme of “Together, for a Stronger
Singapore.” The annual national campaign leads up to the nation’s birthday with a
flurry of activities for people from all walks of life to connect and express their shared
commitment to our future. Technology will feature strongly as a key enabler in this
year’s GASG, with most activities delivered virtually. For competitive activities,
participants can pitch their skills either individually or in teams.
“GetActive! Singapore 2020 will continue to enable our people to connect as
one and celebrate the nation’s birthday. It has been a challenging year, but it has given
us the impetus to develop creative and diverse ways for the community to stay active,
while practising safe distancing. We hope that GetActive! Singapore will inspire all
Singaporeans to get moving, aspire to live better and stay strong and united,” said
Chief Executive Officer of SportSG Lim Teck Yin.
GASG 2020 Photo/ Video Contest
With most of GASG this year delivered digitally, Singaporeans are encouraged
to connect on social media by uploading photos and videos of themselves in national colours,
participating in the GASG workout or related activities such as virtual classes or races.
Participants should tag #GetActiveSG in their photo and video uploads and stand a chance to
win attractive prizes in this inaugural contest, which will run from 24 July to 7 August.
55 winners will walk away with more than $4000 worth of vouchers. Details are
available on https://circle.myactivesg.com/getactive2020.
GASG 2020 Workout
Participants of this year’s GASG workout can look forward to an exciting re-mix
of this year’s National Day Parade’s theme song, “Everything I Am” arranged by
award-winning music director, composer and producer, Don Richmond. Sharing his
experience, Mr Richmond said, “This year’s theme song is a very heartfelt number
with simple lyrics. The focus of the remix was to retain the sincerity and feel of the
message. Technically, it was quite a task as the song is a slow number and relatively
quiet in its expression and musical form, so the challenge was balancing it with
something you can work out to, whilst retaining the original feel. Overall, I think it
managed to capture the meaning of the song while making the country move”.
Incorporating signature moves from the past four years of workouts, as well as
adaptations from the Great Singapore Workout, GASG 2020 workout is suitable for
all. The workout is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xG9pcWGsQfo and
will be an accompaniment to the NDP@Home celebrations on 9 August
GASG 2020 Active Enabler Programmes (AEP)
One of the key components of GASG is the Active Enabler Programme (AEP).
It is a community-oriented initiative that supports ground-up proposals for creative,
sport-oriented activities centred around active lifestyles. Over the years, AEP has
supported over 1,000 ground-up projects from individuals, schools, community and
This year, SportSG called for applications in April offering S$2 million in grants
and approved more than 230 projects from the community. Singaporeans can look
forward to a wide spectrum of exciting virtual activities which offers something for
everyone to stay active and socially connected. Some projects have begun and for
many, registration is still open for participation.
Here are some examples of activities under AEP, with more activities available
in the Annex. For full listings, please visit https://circle.myactivesg.com/events
FMS@Home is a four-week programme for children with disabilities to develop
fundamental movement skills (FMS) through fun and easy games at home.
Designed by Yellow Marketing Pte Ltd, new games will be introduced weekly
to develop habitual movements and build confidence. It also aims to inspire
families and caregivers to explore new ways to enhance their child’s FMS
Nurture Kids @ GetActive! Singapore Obstacle Challenge is a nine-week
programme, which aims to train and challenge preschoolers to overcome a set
of obstacles and in the process, gain values of perseverance, sportsmanship
and resilience. The programme can be conducted in school or at home under
the supervision of teachers and parents.
Challenge 55 by Pink Apple Pte Ltd where participants may sign up as teams
or individuals to clock in 55,000 and 5,500 steps respectively. Proceeds will be
donated to Food from the Heart and its beneficiaries. Visit
Schools GASG Workout Competition 2020
As part of the National Day celebrations this year, students across the country
will participate in SportSG’s inaugural Schools GASG Workout Competition 2020.
Schools are encouraged to submit their best video entry of students doing the GASG
workout and stand a chance to win prizes. The competition is open to all registered
schools in Singapore including primary and secondary schools, madrasahs,
international, private, special education schools and others.
GameOn NILA! E-spiration Fit for Life (EFL)
Currently in its pilot phase, EFL includes various virtual challenges that can be
performed from home or at facilities such as schools or ActiveSG venues. More than
7,600 students from various schools and institutions across the country have come
onboard thus far.
Mr Yeo Yew Yong, Head of Department for Physical Education at Nan Chiau
High School, said, “It (EFL) is an innovative and fun way of engaging students and
their family with challenges or workouts to stay active at home. It can also complement
schools’ home-based learning and enable students to enjoy physical activities in a fun
Teachers from Bowen Secondary School have also used EFL videos as part of
their PE lessons to introduce variety to their classes, which have been well-received
by students. Introducing Active Health elements on Sleep Better and Eat Better have
also contributed to cultivating positive and healthy habits among students.
Beyond schools, the EFL will also reach out to other stakeholders such as
community sports clubs and national sports associations. The initiative is open to
Singapore residents who can sign up at https://circle.myactivesg.com/fit-for-life.
Pledges from the Heart
In partnership with the National Day Parade Organising Committee and
SGCares, SportSG hopes to unite Singaporeans under the Pledges from the Heart
campaign, which aims to inspire Singaporeans to act in support of meaningful causes.
The pledges revolve around the themes of staying united, helping those in need, active
learning and building a sustainable future. Specific to sport are four pledges in support
Active Lifestyles: Pledge to be part of a national movement empowering
Singaporeans to be more active and help build a healthier and stronger Singapore;
Vulnerable Groups: Pledge to join SportCares to inspire and enable children and
youths-at-risk to overcome barriers, grow and be confident through sport;
Volunteerism: Pledge to join Team Nila as a volunteer to uplift Singapore and help
promote a culture of giving through sport; and
Team Singapore: Pledge to post a message of support to our athletes as they remain
committed to train hard and give back to the community as OneTeamSG.
Mr Lim reiterated that the values of sport such as perseverance and tenacity
are critical in nation building. “Sport remains a positive and uniting force in empowering
our community. It enables us to come together, to reap the benefits for physical and
mental health and encourage one another in the journey. GASG 2020 celebrates our
Singaporeans may log on to
https://circle.myactivesg.com/getactive2020/pledges to share their hopes and wishes
for our country. We aim to garner 500,000 pledges and unite our citizens to come
together as One Team Singapore.