A novel mass walk will take place from Suntec City Mall on Sunday, 2 November 2008. Tens of thousands of Singaporeans will walk from the new "hottest" spot (heart of the F1 race) to the new "coolest" spot - the recently completed Marina Barrage.
Participants will be among the first to visit the magnificent Barrage and reservoir at Marina Bay. This is set to become a jewel of Singapore, with Gardens by the Bay and the Marina Bay Sands soon to be completed.
To kick off this new chapter for Singapore, The New Paper and presenter NTUC FairPrice are bringing back the Big Walk - together with partners PUB, the national water agency and Suntec City Mall.
The event "Big Walk on Water", which also marks the 20th anniversary of The New Paper, will give readers and shoppers a chance to "walk on water" by crossing the dam across the Marina Channel. The views there are breathtaking - the fresh water bay, the cityscape, Esplanade, iconic hotels, Singapore Flyer, golf course, and the world-class Marina Barrage.
The mass-participation fun walk will allow Singaporeans to relive the heyday of the TNP Big Walk (which once entered the Guinness Book of Records). The signature event, which started in 1991, was suspended after the plan to demolish the National Stadium, which served as the longtime base of the TNP Big Walk.