What's free and what's not at DBS Marina Regatta 2017

The DBS Marina Regatta is back and this year, it features a grueling inflatable water obstacle course that will put your fitness and grit to the test if you are up for it. 
 
The four-day event, located at The Promontory @ Marina Bay, starts tomorrow (June 1) and will go on till Sunday (June 4). 
 
Admission to the event is free. However, you will have to pay to take part in some activities. 
 
WHAT YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR 
 
1. Battle Bay: $10 per try / $5 for students
 
For the active-seekers, the wet obstacle course consists of nine challenges that will give you the total "Wipeout" experience, reminiscent of the US gameshow from 2008. 
 
We tried it out, here’s what you can expect: 
 

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Difficulty level: 4/5
 
You can either participate competitively as an individual or form teams to win cash prizes of up to $8,000 and a 3D2N trip to Beijing, or go through the obstacle leisurely but only at limited times. Free play is from 9pm-10pm on June 3, and 6.15pm-10pm on June 4. 
 
Individual participants can sign up on the spot on a first-come-first-serve basis, while those looking to take part as a team should sign up online by May 31, 5pm.
 
2. Bay Eats: Under $15
 
While you are there, you can grab some makan at Bay Eats, featuring Labyrinth, Garcons, Phat x Leng Leng Ice Cream, The BellJar and more. DBS says prices of food items top out at $15, so be sure to eat your fill.
 
3. Play Dome: $15 per entry 
 
Partygoers (above 18 years old) may want to join an exclusive countdown party to ULTRA Singapore on the nights of June 2-3 from 7pm-10pm, featuring three Ultra Music Festival deejays each night such as Dubvision, Crossnaders, Raiden and more.
 
Admission fee includes a free drink. For those that have already booked their tickets to ULTRA Singapore, be sure to skip the queue and collect a RFID tag onsite.
WIN A PAIR OF FREE TICKETS 
 
Want to score a pair of free tickets to the DBSMR X ULTRA Countdown Party on June 2 or June 3? We have three pairs of tickets to give away!
 
Answer this simple question: How many obstacle challenges are there at Battle Bay? 
 
Email your answer to a1admin@sph.com.sg with the subject: DBSMR X ULTRA contest. Include your name, NRIC and contact number.
Contest ends 2359h on May 31, 2017.

 
WHAT ELSE IS FREE?
 
1. Lazing by Bay Beach, an urban pop-up beach, is free. 
 
If you know Bali's Potato Head, you’ll know their famous Coconut Bar. It is here for the first time and is not to be missed.  
 
At the man-made beach, you can also play with Giant Jenga and Giant Pick Up Sticks for some supersize fun. 

 

This year's urban pop-up beach at the DBS Marina Regatta spans 21,000 sq ft.Photo: DBS

2. Nathan Hartono would be performing live at Play Dome on June 2 at 5.40pm.
 
3. At the Play Dome from June 3-4, fitness buffs can take part in classes curated by Lululemon. Some classes would be held outdoors at the urban beach too. Classes are free, but you have to pre-register here.
 
4. Explore the Bay’s waters on DBS’ 18-metre-tall Swedish Match 40 sailboats.

5. Try dragon boating at Paddle Bay with an orientation programme on June 2. 

6. If it gets too hot outdoors, chill out at the Bay Dome where you’ll be brought into a virtual world, complete with a 360º digital view of the Marina Bay skyline.

You can also create your very own avatar and release it onto the screen.
 
The Bay Dome will be open from 4pm-8pm on June 1, and 10am-10pm on June 2-4.

Intel drone light display. 50 drones will be in mid-air dancing to a musical piece by local conductor and composer Eric Wong.Photo: DBS


7. Wrapping up the Regatta on June 4 is a light show featuring 50 Intel drones - the first time they are making an appearance in Asia. Each of the environmentally-friendly drones can produce over 4 billion colour combinations.

Sounds like it's going to be quite spectacular. 

ongymm@sph.com.sg

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