Singapore's first urban beach to pop up at Marina Bay

By Zaki JufriEvents - 06 May 2015 4:00 PM | Updated 08 May 2015

Singapore's first urban beach to pop up at Marina Bay

Leisure hunters looking for a spot of sand don't have to trek down to East Coast Park or Sentosa this June.

Singapore's first pop-up urban beach will be appearing in the heart of Marina Bay next month, complete with a pool, palm trees and a beach bar.

Measuring 50m by 50m, the beach will be located at The [email protected] Bay during the third weekend of the DBS Marina Regatta from 13 to 14 June 2015.

The beach will also feature a 25m by 15m pool where a host of activities including stand-up paddling and stand-up yoga will take place.

DBS said creating a man-made beach will be “no mean feat”: 28,000kg of sand will be brought in and that is expected to take up to 300 man-hours to set up. 

The beach can hold up to about 250 people, together with 30 deck chairs and one beach bar. 

“The sand will be laid onto a protective ground sheet that covers the entire area of the beach. A raised edge will help to contain the sand, and grass lining the perimeter of the beach will ensure that the sand remains within the beach’s boundaries,” the bank said in a statement.

Karen McGregor, senior vice president of group strategic marketing and communications at DBS, said: “With this year being Singapore’s Jubilee year, and having the 28th SEA Games traditional boat (dragon boat) and sailing races take place in conjunction with the DBS Marina Regatta, we wanted to celebrate this landmark occasion by igniting the bay with even more transformative experiences."

The DBS Marina Regatta, an annual water sports festival, will see an estimated 2,500 paddlers competing across nine categories.

DBS Marina Regatta 2015

DBS Marina Regatta 2015

Date May 30, 2015 - Jun 14, 2015

VenueMarina Bay Sands Singapore