The Singapore Sports Hub is commemorating its fifth anniversary this July with a month-long virtual celebration, culminating with the National Day Fiesta on 9th August. Since its official opening by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on 26th July 2015, the Singapore Sports Hub has hosted some of the world’s best sports teams, players, concerts, the 2015 SEA Games, the 2016 National Day Parade, ASEAN Para Games as well as members of the community in Singapore.
While it may still be some time before crowds can fully return, the Singapore Sports Hub is hoping to draw the community in with engaging content online. These include Insta-filters, videos and games that will recreate the multifaceted experience of the hub and mark the celebrations.
An interactive map of the Singapore Sports Hub will feature activities and content pieces for the community to learn, play and be entertained from the safety and comfort of their homes.
Runners missing the iconic 100Plus Promenade encircling the National Stadium can revisit the track in a virtual running game. The game features a virtual track with several obstacles – including other runners, and even otters, along the way.
Visitors can also virtually explore the Sports, Arts and Heritage Trail to learn about the rich history of the Kallang area and seek out the Merdeka Lions, as well as the uniquely designed repurposed benches made from timber seats of the Old National Stadium. Participants may even uncover picturesque spots around the Sports Hub to capture the perfect Instagram shot on their next visit, all through a virtual experience.
The public will also get to know more about the people behind the Singapore Sports Hub as the team leads the celebrations with a special birthday video. Instagram users can also join in the celebrations and fun through an exclusive series of birthday-themed Instagram filters, and tag @SGSportsHub in their creative Instagram stories.
The celebrations will culminate with the first-ever virtual National Day Fiesta on 9th August at 1pm. It will feature a special 55-minute show hosted by Michelle Chong’s Ah Lian and will allow audiences to connect, dance and play together while celebrating the nation’s birthday in the safety of their homes. The community can also join the #PlankThatSong challenge, and those who submit their videos by 31 July will have the opportunity to have their videos featured during the event. Interested participants can post their plank videos on their personal Instagram accounts, tag @SGSportsHub and #PlankThatSong. For more information, visit the official National Day Fiesta webpage at
With the reopening of some of its sports and recreational facilities in June, the Singapore Sports Hub has been carrying out regular disinfecting and cleaning of spaces and high-touch areas, as well as implemented safe management measures to ensure that the safety and well-being of the community is prioritised. Visitors can find a ‘Safe to Play‘ feature video on the virtual map that highlights the comprehensive safety measures in place to safely welcome the community back to the Sports Hub.
“The last five years marked many national milestones for the Singapore Sports Hub. While we look forward to welcoming everyone back, we are committed to support and keep the community engaged virtually in the meantime. Through the fifth anniversary and National Day celebrations, we hope to uplift spirits and galvanise the community to journey onwards and stronger together with us in the new normal,” said Lionel Yeo, Chief Executive Officer of the Singapore Sports Hub.
For more information on the Singapore Sports Hub 5th anniversary celebrations, visit their website here