Drone racing takes off

The sport is gaining popularity in Singapore - there are now about 400 racers, up from between 30 and 50 in 2015

It is the first Saturday of March and the skies above Margaret Drive threatened rain, but there was literally a "buzz" in the air.

Sounding like a swarm of bees, a pack of drones zipped through the air and reached speeds of 150kmh above an open field.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 11, 2020, with the headline 'Drone racing takes off'. Print Edition | Subscribe