The first Heritage Race is co-organized in Singapore with the Ramada & Days Hotels Singapore at Zhongshan Park . To be held June 12, the half-day event is designed to put “a rainbow” in the lives of the aged residents who live in the Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home. Proceeds from the race, will go towards folks who are part of Singapore’s heritage.
Held as part of the Singapore Tourism Board’s 50th anniversary celebrations in 2014, the Heritage Race will be supported by the STB as well as other industry partners including the National Heritage Board.
The race will begin at 12 noon at the Ramada Singapore ballroom where participants will convene and be briefed about the rules of the race. The race covers a route around the Balestier Heritage Trail and participants will have to uncover 20 identified heritage sites in the district. Each participant will be given a guide and a map. The key objective is to visit as many of the 20 heritage attractions identified in the Balestier Heritage Trail as possible and to collect stamps along the way as proof of visitation. (Details of the race will be announced closer to the date).
The race is open to anyone – travel industry professionals, locals or tourists – interested in uncovering local heritage stories in Singapore for a good cause.
You can sign up as individual participants (S$30 per person) or groups and you’ll be given passports with the 20 spots on the Balestier Heritage Trail, curated by Ramada and the National Heritage Board, and all you have to do is visit each stop, get a stamp and first three to finish win cash prizes.
The first three teams to finish the race with the most number of attractions visited win. The first prize will win S$1,800, second S$1,000 and third prize S$500.
the organizers are looking for volunteers and participants. So if you feel like being “a rainbow in someone’s cloud” on June 12, come join in. Get your companies to make it a HR day and let’s all learn about the rich heritage of Balestier and make someone else’s life richer as well.
WIT thanks sponsors and partners for coming onboard this inaugural race.
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Learn about the race here.
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