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

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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. Subscribe