SG50 Jubilee Big Walk: Bigger, better and comes with $880 in goodies
PM Lee Hsien Loong among 25,000 expected at this year's special SG50 Jubilee Big Walk
This year's Big Walk will be bigger, better and (drum roll) will offer more freebies than ever before.
Participants will walk away with $880 worth of goodies, including a special commemorative medallion and a limited edition T-shirt.
The commemorative Big Walk T-shirt is specially designed by Denizen.
Why the bonus goodies?
Because the event on Nov 29 will be part of Singapore's Jubilee celebrations.
The SG50 Jubilee Big Walk will take participants on a commemorative trail that connects the past, present and future of the Singapore Story.
The route will be identified by special trail and monument markers, leading through historic and iconic locations within the Civic District and Marina Bay area.
It will be bigger and better because 25,000 people are expected to join the fun.
It will be more meaningful because it is part of the Jubilee celebrations.
And it will be special because Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will be walking with you.
The SG50 Jubilee Big Walk is jointly presented by the People's Association and The New Paper.
"The New Paper is thrilled to be part of the SG50 celebrations by taking thousands of Singaporeans and their families on a morning walk through this historically significant corner of the island," said TNP editor Dominic Nathan.
"Fans of our annual event can expect all the fun and festivity associated with the walk and much more.
"Over the coming weeks, look out for all the details on how you can take part and celebrate the Jubilee Big Walk with us."
ARTS AND FUN
The route starts at the National Museum of Singapore, continues through the Civic District and Marina Bay, and ends with a carnival at Gardens by the Bay. (See route above.)
Along the route, walkers can expect to be cheered and motivated by the People's Association PAssionArts Works-of-Wonder gallery.
Works to be featured include large format visual arts installations in the form of Façade Art, Ground Art and Water Art.
Mr Alvin Yeo, the chairman of community engagement for the SG50 Jubilee Big Walk 2015, said the programme is specially planned by volunteers to offer a different community experience.
"We are happy to partner Singapore Press Holdings for this walk," he said.
"Many community performers will brighten up the route where a walk with neighbours and friends can relive the past, appreciate the present and relish the future."
The walk will end with more fun at the finish with a carnival, lucky draw and an arts exhibition on Singapore's future.
Among those waiting to sign up is retail assistant Lee Qiu Wei, 29, a long-time supporter of the Big Walk.
"I am so excited for the Jubilee Big Walk, I cleared my annual leave to participate... I won $100 last year, and I hope to win something bigger this year."
The New Paper is thrilled to be part of the SG50 celebrations by taking thousands of Singaporeans and their families on a morning walk through this historically significant corner of the island.
- TNP editor Dominic Nathan
WHAT: The Sg50 Jubilee Big Walk 2015 is jointly presented by People's Association and The New Paper.
WHEN: 7am, Nov 29
WHERE: Starts at the National Museum of Singapore and ends at Gardens By The Bay.
Groups with 50 people or more can enjoy registration fee of $20 a person.
For PAssion card members, the early-bird registration fee is $20, after which it is $25 a person.
For non-PAssion card members, the early-bird registration fee is $23, after which it is $28.
You can register online at www.jubileebigwalk.sg
Along the route
The 5km route will begin at the National Museum of Singapore, continue through the Civic District and Marina Bay, and end at Gardens by the Bay.
The landmarks along the route include Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, the Jubilee Bridge, the Esplanade and The Float at Marina Bay.
The Jubilee Bridge, to be officially opened in November, is a 220m pedestrian bridge with panoramic views of the historic Civic District, the Central Business District and Marina Bay.