SINGAPORE - Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S. Iswaran encouraged Singaporeans to continue to get active and enjoy sport for its fun factor, when he attended the Community Play Day at the Singapore Sports Hub on Saturday.
The event marked the first anniversary of the Community Play Day, a quarterly sports bonanza that gave the public opportunities to try their hand at sports in various venues of the Sports Hub. The fourth instalment on Saturday took on a water sports theme, featuring pedal boats, double kayaks, as well as dragon boat races.
Said Mr Iswaran, who was guest of honour: "It's an important part of the national effort (in) getting everyone active. It's very inclusive... (and) it's a good way to bring the community together."
An estimated 14,000 members of the public had made their way to the Sports Hub on Saturday, bringing the total number of participants over the four editions of Community Play Day to almost 50,000.
More than 100,000 participants have taken part in the series of Experience Sports programme, which includes the Community Play Day, at the Sports Hub since last year.
Added Mr Iswaran: "Sports culture is about getting out there and doing it, giving people the opportunity to do it. You don't always have to play at the competitive level before you enjoy sport and be involved in sport.
"These are very good opportunities for kids, families to just get exposed. We should just get people out there and do these things more."