DBS kicked off the DBS Marina Bay Sailing Programme

This is something good. DBS has kicked off its first Marina Bay Sailing Programme on Saturday. About  100 beneficiaries and their families from five social enterprises sailed in the Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade. More information in the Press Release.

Beneficiaries and their family members from social enterprise, A-changin, experience sailing by the bay
Beneficiaries and their family members from social enterprise, A-changin, experience sailing by the bay

Press Release

DBS KICKS OFF MARINA BAY SAILING PROGRAMME WITH BENEFICIARIES FROM SOCIAL ENTERPRISES

 Close to 100 beneficiaries and family members from social enterprises invited to sail; more than 3,000 people expected to participate in complimentary programme until the end of the year

SINGAPORE, 27 April 2013 – DBS kicked off the first session of the DBS Marina Bay Sailing Programme today by taking close to 100 beneficiaries and their families from five social enterprises to sail in the Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade.

These social enterprises included A-changin, Bakery Hearts, Bizlink Singapore, BlisSE and Circus in Motion, and their beneficiaries and families were treated to an afternoon of fun and sun as they enjoyed this unique sailing experience.

Over 200 members of the public also had the chance to sail in the Bay today. DBS is the first corporate in Singapore to offer complimentary sailing to the public at the Bay on a regular basis. The programme received strong public interest and tickets for April and May were snapped up within hours when it first launched. Since then, more sessions have been added and more than 3,000 people are expected to participate in this programme from April to November this year. Tickets are available two months prior to the sail date and booking for the 29 June session will open at 10am on 29 April. For more information on the DBS Marina Bay Sailing Programme, please visit http://www.dbs.com/community/dbsmarinabaysailing

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The sailing programme is part of a bigger initiative by DBS Bank to engage the community, enliven the Bay, and to share the vibrancy and dynamism of Singapore’s new financial downtown with the wider population since moving to its new headquarters at the Marina Bay Financial Centre last year. In early April, DBS announced its plans to invest SGD10 million over the next three years to enable people from all walks of life to enjoy the Bay and make it a ‘People’s Bay’.

Other key activities lined up this year include the DBS Marina Regatta – Singapore’s largest water festival – in May, the POSB PAssion Run for Kids in September and a DBS Social Enterprise Special at the end of the year.

For more information on these initiatives, please refer to our announcement: DBS TO HELP BRING MARINA BAY TO LIFE WITH SGD10 MILLION INVESTMENT OVER THREE YEARS

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