Football: David Beckham will be in Singapore next month - here's how you can meet him

Football star David Beckham will be arriving in Singapore next month as part of a Marina Bay Sands (MBS) initiative to reward its Facebook followers from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Korea and China. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Football star David Beckham will be arriving in Singapore next month as part of a Marina Bay Sands (MBS) initiative to reward its Facebook followers from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Korea and China. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

Football star David Beckham will be arriving in Singapore next month as part of a Marina Bay Sands (MBS) initiative to reward its Facebook followers from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Korea and China.

Five lucky fans will get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet the celebrated sporting and fashion icon through a first-ever "Unlocking The Vault to Meet David Beckham" Facebook contest that will run from May 27 to June 4. A similar campaign will be conducted on Sina Weibo from May 27-30 for fans from China.

One winner from each country will be flown to Singapore with a friend for a one-night stay at the MBS Club Room, followed by the all-important meet-and-greet session with the former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder on June 14.

Four questions will be posted within The Vault Facebook game app over the duration of the promotion. To unlock The Vault, fans will need to answer the questions correctly. Every correct answer will earn each fan one chance at the grand prize.

Hints to the answers will be posted on the Marina Bay Sands Facebook page (www.facebook.com/marinabaysands) during this period.

Beckham's first visit to MBS was a Sands for Singapore initiative last June, meeting with 60 local children from the Guardian Academy and students from Singapore Association for the Deaf's affiliated schools.

Widely known for his philanthropic efforts, Beckham also showed his support for the inaugural Sands for Singapore Festival, which took place from August 16-18 last year, by signing a jersey that formed the centrepiece of a charity auction.