Nothing To Do In Tiny S'pore? This Bank Is Making It Its Mission To Bring More Life Here

Singapore is a lot of great things: a safe country, a technologically advanced nation, a country with THE best food in the world—to us Singaporeans, at least. But a place with plenty of fun, exciting things going on all the time, well… That’s debatable.

A Livelier Local Scene

That being said, things here have come a LONG way over the last couple of years.

One of the key parties to thank for breathing this fresh life into the local scene is—you won’t guess it—DBS bank.

The bank has made it its mission to bring new, unique and exciting experiences to our little red dot, and specifically to the Marina Bay area.

Artbox Singapore 2017

Image Credit: Bangkok

One of DBS’s latest sponsorships is the upcoming Artbox Singapore 2017, a hipster market hailing from Bangkok.

Its first foray out of Thailand, the market will bring with it artsy food, fashion and hand-made creations for you to discover, with local and Thai music playing LIVE in the background! An event that has received incredible hype since its announcement, DBS is bringing Artbox in to Singapore as a way of showing support to young millennials with an entrepreneurial spirit.

Not only is Artbox a fantastic platform for entrepreneurs to showcase their work, the hope is that it could inspire other young Singaporeans to do the same!

To make this an even more fun time, DBS will be giving tertiary students some very special perks! The first 50 students—i.e those in university and in polytechnic—each day can flash your student pass and DBS/POSB card to receive an exclusive tote bag! Not a bad way to start your Artbox experience!

Also, at an event like Artbox, you’d be hard pressed to find a place to settle down to grab a bite, or to just sit back and chill with your friends. If you’re a DBS/POSB card member, this won’t be an issue. At Artbox, there will be the DBS Live Fresh Zone, a super chill, exclusive area where you can get away from the insane crowds and kick back with your friends. All you have to do is flash your card to enter this VVIP area!

Where: Bayfront Event Space (Beside The Shoppes @ Marina Bay Sands)
When: 14 – 16 April, 21-23 April
Time: 3pm – 11pm daily
Entry: Free

Ultra Singapore

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Did you know DBS is also a proud partner of Ultra Singapore this year?

A music festival headlined by some of THE biggest names in electronic dance music, it saw the likes of Kygo, Axwell & Ingrosso, Alesso, deadmau5, etc. playing to a crowd of about 45,000 last year. We’re betting this year’s festival will be hotter than the one before!

With an unbeatable lineup of DJs including Steve Aoki, Hardwell and Tiesto landing on our shores this June, anticipation is already mounting!

This year, DBS’s Live Fresh Card is the official card for Ultra Singapore 2017. That means cardmembers get to enjoy the FULL Ultra experience at 10% savings, plus 5% cashback on general admission tickets bought online, alongside other rewards and on-site perks!

Where: Ultra Park, 1 Bayfront Avenue  
When: 10, 11 June
Entry: Starts at US$163 (S$230.01)

Click here to purchase tickets.


Marina Regatta

Artist’s impression of DBS Marina Regatta

The DBS Marina Regatta will be returning this year from 1-4 June. Last year, they brought into Singapore South-east Asia’s tallest inflatable water slide—a massive structure that stood at over five storeys tall!

Think that can’t be topped? This year’s highlights are even more amazing!

Dubbed “Singapore’s Biggest Bayfest”, the sixth edition of DBS Marina Regatta will see The Bay receiving a tremendous makeover, transforming into Singapore’s only urban beach.

Come June this year, Bali’s famed Potato Head beach club will bring their beloved Coconut Bar to Singapore for the first time, and with it, their signature coconut cocktails and beers so you can beat the Singapore heat! You can even lounge on hammocks with an icy cold bottle of booze in hand!

To cool off even more, you can challenge yourself—and your friends!—to an epic inflatable water obstacle course! Featuring 9 obstacles of varying difficulties, see if you have what it takes to get from point A to point B.

It looks to be a splashing good time at the DBS Marina Regatta this year, and guess what? This is only the tip of the iceberg!

Where: Promontory @ Marina Bay
When: 1 – 4 June
Entry: Free


Singapore Coffee Festival

This coming August, the Singapore Coffee Festival will be back again and we hear DBS will have a hand in it!

Happening at Marina Bay Cruise Centre, this year’s coffee festival experience will come with a gorgeous waterfront view. While the finer details of the event have not yet been ironed out, we’re guessing (and hoping!) some of our favourite coffee vendors will be there, roasting up a delicious storm.

Watch this space as we will be updating this story as more information comes in!

When: 3 – 6 August 2017
Marina Bay Cruise Centre

Home Is Where The Fun Is

Indeed, Singapore has come such a huge way in such a short time, and we’re definitely not complaining!

From importing overseas concepts like Artbox so we can enjoy them right in our backyards to creating platforms enterprising Singaporeans can use to showcase their wares, DBS has brought a tremendous breath of life into our country.

We can only hope many others will follow suit, bringing so much more fun and life to our home!

Also read, 10 Awesome Activities To Kick Start Your April [1-15 April]

(Top Image Credit: Bangkok)

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