Singapore Discovery Centre Launches Its First-Ever Drone Racing Festival | Thrilling Races, Drone-Building Workshops, Flying Simulations And More!



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Look forward to an array of immersive eco-friendly activities for
drone enthusiasts and beginners alike!

Venue: Singapore Discovery Centre
Date: 18 to 19 Nov 2022
Time: 1pm to 11pm
Fee: From $28 to $88

Singapore Discovery Centre (SDC) is all revved up for its first-ever Drone Racing Festival, taking flight this 18 to 19 November 2022!

Look forward to thrilling races, drone-building workshops, flying simulations and more as Singapore Discovery Centre (SDC) transforms into an exhilarating playground of speed!

Here's taking a closer look at what you can expect at SDC's Drone Racing Festival:

Drone Races

Venue: Discovery Lake at Singapore Discovery Centre
Dates & Times: 18 Nov 2022 (Qualifying Race): 6pm to 6.50pm | 19 Nov 2022 (Main Race): 5.20pm to 7.10pm
Fee: 
18 Nov 2022 (Qualifying Race)
Regular Pass: $28 
19 Nov 2022 (Main Race)
Regular Pass: $48
V.I.P. Pass: $88

Entirely over the Discovery Lake at SDC and run by electric power, catch Asia’s top pilots from Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, and Thailand as they go head-to-head in their race to victory, going up to speeds of over 90kph!

Not only will it be a race of wits - it will also be a spectacular display of bright lights and sounds!

Tech-Eco Races, Workshops & Drone Handling

Venue: Sandbox at Singapore Discovery Centre
Date: 19 Nov 2022
Time: 1pm to 5pm
Fee: Regular Pass: $48 | V.I.P. Pass: $88

Build and fly your very own drone made from recyclable and reusable materials!

Participants will also get to watch an indoor drone race featuring eco-friendly obstacles by up-and-coming youth racers.

*Slots subject to availability.

Hype Drive Simulator

Venue: The Interchange, Sandbox at Singapore Discovery Centre
Date: 18 to 19 Nov 2022
Time: 1pm to 5pm, 7.30pm to 10pm
Fee: 
18 Nov 2022
Regular Pass: $28 
19 Nov 2022
Regular Pass: $48
V.I.P. Pass: $88

Experience being a drone race pilot with an immersive wraparound display and intuitive controls.

Psst... the fastest participants will win prizes!

*Slots subject to availability.

Air-Land Laser Tag

Venue: Black Lake Laser Battlefield at Singapore Discovery Centre
Date: 18 to 19 Nov 2022
Time: 1pm to 5pm, 7.30pm to 10pm
Fee: 
18 Nov 2022
Regular Pass: $28 
19 Nov 2022
Regular Pass: $48
V.I.P. Pass: $88

Get your adrenaline pumping!

With sensor-equipped drones, this is your chance to experience modern combat in real life.

*Slots subject to availability.

VR Drone Flying

Venue: Concourse at Singapore Discovery Centre
Date: 19 Nov 2022
Time: 1pm to 5pm, 7.30pm to 11pm
Fee: Regular Pass: $48 | V.I.P. Pass: $88

Don an AR headset and get ready to pilot a real racing drone over the waters at SDC!

*Slots subject to availability.

Republic Polytechnic’s UAV Centre

Venue: Concourse at Singapore Discovery Centre
Date: 19 Nov 2022
Time: 1pm to 4.30pm
Fee: Free

Learn more about the modern-day usage of unmanned aircrafts (UA) in Singapore for a deeper understanding of this emerging technology. Plus – test out your skills with a drone flight simulator!

Brought to you by Republic Polytechnic’s UAV Centre.

Drone Programming Workshop

Venue: Concourse at Singapore Discovery Centre
Date: 19 Nov 2022
Time: 1pm, 1.45pm, 2.30pm, 3.15pm & 4pm
Fee: Free

Learn basic block programming and try your hands at coding and performing basic stunts with drones!

Brought to you by student specialists from Republic Polytechnic’s Aviators Interest Group.

RoboMasters Playfield & Synchronised Humanoid Zone

Venue: X-Lab at Singapore Discovery Centre
Date: 18 to 19 Nov 2022
Time: 1pm to 4.30pm
Fee: Free

What are some other types of robots besides drones? From the popular RoboMaster to the intelligent humanoid Alpha Mini, learn how to operate these robots through interactive activities!

This segment is brought to you by students and lecturers from ITE College West.

Drone Aerobatics

Venue: Discovery Lake at Singapore Discovery Centre
Date: 19 Nov 2022
Time:
 7.10pm to 7.20pm
Fee: Regular Pass: $48 | V.I.P. Pass: $88

A perfectly choreographed mix of music and drone aerobatics, creating a feast for the eyes!

After Party & Performances

Photo Credits: Singapore Discovery Centre

Venue: Concourse at Singapore Discovery Centre
Dates & Times: 18 Nov 2022 (Busker Performances): 7.20pm to 10pm | 19 Nov 2022 (Afterparty with DJs): 7.30pm to 11pm
Fee: 
18 Nov 2022
Regular Pass: $28 
19 Nov 2022
Regular Pass: $48
V.I.P. Pass: $88

Party on with DJ Limmy and DJ LeNERD right next to the Discovery Lake! Local buskers and young artistes will also perform if a chill is more your tune.

Limited Time Offer

Exclusively from 18 to 19 November 2022, redeem a $30 SDC voucher when you sign up for Family Explorers Membership, or a $10 SDC voucher when you sign up for Adventurer Membership+.

This offer is limited to 1st 100 sign-ups on 18 and 19 November 2022 only. Terms & Conditions apply.

Find out more about SDC’s membership programmes here.

Ticketing Details

  • 18 November 2022 (Day 1)
    • Regular Pass: $28 (includes entry to: Flagship Drone Race –
      Qualifying Round, Hype Drive Simulator, Air-Land Laser Tag, Busker
      Performances)
  • 19 November 2022 (Day 2)
    • Regular Pass: $48 (includes entry to: Flagship Drone Race – Main Race, Tech-Eco Races, Workshops and Drone Handling, Hype Drive Simulator, Air-Land Laser Tag, After Party)
    • V.I.P. Pass: $88 (inclusions with additional perks, such as: Access to air-conditioned viewing gallery, Complimentary VR drone try-outs and priority access for festival activities, 1 free cocktail, Lucky Draw opportunity: 3 x DJI FPV drones with coaching by race winner)


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This article is prepared by

Leona Quek
Blessed with 3 handsome and loving boys in her life. Two of them call her Mommy, the other calls her Wifey. Every night, she wishes for an early bedtime, but misses her babies as soon as they sleep.

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