The pull of some watery fun

It is Singapore's largest inflatable water obstacle course - challengers have to navigate rope swings, monkey bars, balance blocks, walls and more at nine stations spread over 11,000 sq ft.

Showing the way to tackle Battle Bay yesterday was Ms Woo Ying Yan, 34, vice-president of DBS Foundation, at a media preview of the DBS Marina Regatta 2017 held at The Promontory@Marina Bay.

There are 100 team slots for contest registration. Up for grabs is $8,000 in prize money for the fastest individuals and teams. The best team and individual will also win a trip to Beijing.

The regatta, to be held from next Thursday to Sunday, will be one for the record books. It will also feature South-east Asia's largest pop-up urban beach at over 21,000 sq ft and Singapore's biggest pop-up interactive art experience, Bay Dome, which is 7.5m high.

Famed Bali beach club Potato Head will bring in its legendary Coconut Bar for the first time in Singapore.

Admission is free and visitors are in for a treat on the last day when 50 drones will light up the skies at 8.15pm. Presented by DBS and Intel, the choreographed mass drone display is the first time the Intel Shooting Star fleet is appearing in a public performance in Asia.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 27, 2017, with the headline 'The pull of some watery fun'. Print Edition | Subscribe