As we count down to the Opening Ceremony of the 28th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, the Singapore Southeast Asian Games Organising Committee (SINGSOC) has unveiled another opportunity for the community to feel excited and be involved in the Games – the 28th SEA Games Carnival. With a theme that revolves around the SEA Games mascot, Nila, the carnival promises lots of fun for the whole family this June Holiday.
The 28th SEA Games Carnival is held at the Singapore Sports Hub and promises to test both brain and brawl of visitors in a variety of sports and games with and added twist. This includes a 300 degree table tennis table, a mixture of hockey and golf, pool soccer and the first ever laser-tag battles at the Sports Hub.
Not leaving families with younger ones out, the 28th SEA Games Carnival also features a Junior Zone with colourful inflatables such as a 10-meter tall Giant Slide, an obstacle course bouncy castle and an inflatable rock climbing facility.
For a quieter time of bonding, families can also try their hands at art and craft themed around the SEA Games mascot, Nila. From bringing home their very own Tote bags to Nila badges and tourch painting, there is always an activity for everyone. Other activities at the Junior Zone include face-painting, photo-booths, air-brush tattoo.
Official merchandise will also be sold at the carnival so that everyone can be deck out in SEA Games wear while those good with words can also leave a message of encourage at the Pilot booth. Parents can also bring their kids to take part in the various stage activities or have a photo with the SEA Games mascot, Nila. Visitors to the carnival can also look forward to local artistes such as Daphne Khoo, Tabitha Nauser, The Sam Willows, Tay Kewei and Charlie Lim. Performances by these local artistes will be held every Saturdays and Sundays from 2 – 6pm during the duration of the carnival.
The Carnival will also feature an especially choreographed lightshow every evening as well as a dance and percussion performance, “A Day At The Games” at 9pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, except for 5th and 16th June. The ambience will be further enhanced by roving acts such as stilt-walkers, jugglers, balloon sculptures, and unicyclists. Athletes meet and greet sessions will also be planned following medal wins, in which the schedule and details are to be confirmed.
The carnival is part of several fringe activities that will be available for the public and is aimed to rally communities to get involved in the SEA Games experience, all of which will be free. The 28th SEA Games Carnival is on from 31 May to 16 June 2015 and runs from 10am to 9pm daily, except on 5 June, when it closes at 5pm, 7 June when it opens at 9am and 16 June when it closes at 5pm.
By Kenneth Wong
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