The Singapore Dragon Boat Festival (SDBF) is a long-standing dragon boat race
It’s actually one of the oldest ones here! There’s another race called
the Singapore River Regatta, but that has changed over time and is now known
as the Singapore Regatta Waterfest@Sports Hub. However, SDBF has kept its
original structure and format since it started. The only things that have
changed are the location and distance of the races.
In the past, SDBF used to take place at the sea and the races were 800 meters
long. But now, the races happen in Singapore’s calm and beautiful reservoirs.
The two main venues are the Marina Reservoir, where you can see the cityscape
in the background, and the Bedok Reservoir, located in Singapore’s heartland.
The race distance has also been adjusted to an international standard of 500
meters. This change led to the inclusion of the Singapore Nationals in the
This year, the race will take place at Bedok Reservoir on 24 Jun and 25 June,
with races starting from 830am to 530pm.