Fifth Community Play Day kicks off at the Sports Hub

Among the highlights at the Sports Hub Community Play Day from June 17-18 is the inflatables playground at OCBC Arena Hall 1 with more than 20 activity stations available.
Among the highlights at the Sports Hub Community Play Day from June 17-18 is the inflatables playground at OCBC Arena Hall 1 with more than 20 activity stations available. PHOTO: SINGAPORE SPORTS HUB

SINGAPORE - The fifth edition of the Singapore Sports Hub's quarterly Community Play Day kicked off on Saturday (June 17), with over 10,000 descending upon Kallang on the first day of the two-day carnival.

This is the first time that the Community Play Day is taking place over two days.

The carnival was launched by guest of honour and Parliamentary Secretary for Culture, Community and Youth Baey Yam Keng.

Themed Good Ol' Wonderland, the carnival aims to evoke memories of Wonderland Amusement Park, a theme park that was situated at the present site of the Sports Hub from the late 1960s to the 1980s.

Carnival favourites such as the pirate ship and spinning tea cup rides are making a return, as are traditional carnival games such as fishing and ping pong.

Other highlights include the Glowing Zumba workout, where participants are daubed in glow-in- the-dark paint, and a bubble playground for children.

 

Said Mr Chin Sau Ho, the Sports Hub's senior director for corporate communications and stakeholder management: "The Community Play Day is one of our major initiatives aimed at bringing the community closer through sporting activities and lifestyle events. We also constantly innovate to allow the public to experience new activities and encourage a more active lifestyle, as well as give emerging interest groups the support and exposure for their sport or activity."

In another first for a Community Play Day, local parkour artists are conducting workshops for interested participants at beginner and intermediate levels over the two days.

For those more interested in watching top-level parkour, a competition will be held on Sunday.

Admission is free, starting from 10am till 9pm.