Coming together through play
Singapore takes its play seriously.
From building new, cutting-edge sports centres, to making them more accessible to the public, a concerted effort is under way to keep sports at the heart of the community.
Since the 1800s, individuals have come together to form sports teams and clubs. Community centres have also organised sporting activities for the public. But sport is more than just about fostering a healthy society and providing recreation for the population. It evokes a sense of solidarity and pride in Singapore, through the triumphs and disappointments of its sportsmen on the world stage.
And as a sporting nation, Singapore is marking its place on the world map by hosting marquee events such as Formula One, the South-east Asian Games and the World Rugby Sevens Series.