This weekend's SEA Games traditional boat race will be held in conjunction with regional water sports festival DBS Marina Regatta at Marina Bay.
The races begin near the Merlion and finish at The Promontory@Marina Bay, which can be viewed from along Collyer Quay and Fullerton Road.
SEA Games supporters can view the races from three sides of the Marina Bay, and also look forward to good food, music and extreme sports like rock climbing.
Here are some historical facts of the traditional boat race competition in SEA Games:
- The top Asean country in this sport is Myanmar, which won 14 out of 17 golds when they hosted the Games back in 2013.
- Another regional powerhouse is Indonesia. Their men's team swept all three golds at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, while their women's team took three silvers, losing out only to China.
- Singapore's historical medal count in the sport is one gold, three silvers and two bronzes. Here's the breakdown:
1989: 2 silver (6-crew 800m and 1,500m)
1991: 1 silver (men's 20-a-side 950m), 2 bronzes (men's 10-a-side 500m and 950m)
1993: 1 gold (men's 10-crew 800m)
2013: 1 bronze (women's 5-crew 500m)
- Here is the race schedule for the weekend
June 6 (Sat): 6-crew 200m (men's and women's), 12-crew 200m (men's and women's)
June 7 (Sun): 6-crew 500m (men's and women's), 12-crew 500m (men's and women's)