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Downtown East Fun for Families

Families with kids aged 7 and above, and grandparents aged 80 and below, can dash through a series of exciting challenges around Downtown East on 7 July 2019, Amazing Race-style!

(Scroll to the end for more information on Downtown East’s Open House.)

Why participate in D’Dash at Downtown East?

Form your own team of five people and complete a series of tasks that require your team to display all the talents you have.

Fun challenges include deciphering puzzles, completing a Mannequin challenge, and even trying on a GoKart ride.

What exciting prizes do the top teams stand to win?

The top three teams stand to win cash and prizes!

First prize – $1000 cash and $250 Downtown East Vouchers
Second prize – $700 cash and $150 Downtown East Vouchers
Third prize – $300 cash and $100 Downtown East Vouchers

Participants will also receive a D-Dash Race Tee and a Finisher Medal.

Flash your race tag on event day to enjoy exclusive discounts at outdoor F&B booths at the Open Plaza 1 (outside D’Marquee).

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Gear up for even more action-packed games that are suitable for all ages, lots of fun guaranteed!

How do I register for D’Dash at Downtown East?

Register a team of 5 for only $25/team. Minimum age to join is 7 years old, and maximum age is 80 – all are welcome.

D’Dash will take place at:

Venue: Begonia Terrace, Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close, Singapore 519599

Date: 9 July 2019, Sunday from 2-5pm

To register for D’Dash, please visit’dash or contact for more information.

Downtown East is serviced by the following bus routes: 3,5,6,12,17,21,89, 354 & 358 (East Loop)

Downtown East is also a 10 mins walk from Pasir Ris MRT Station.

About Downtown East and NTUC Club

As part of the Labour Movement’s push to provide better welfare for workers, Downtown East (managed by NTUC Club) is one initiative to provide affordable social and recreational facilities for union members and Singaporean workers.

NTUC Club was set up in 1986 to provide affordable resort-style amenities to Singapore’s workforce. In 1988, Mr Lee Kuan Yew officially opened the NTUC Pasir Ris Resort.

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Mr Lee Kuan Yew (second from left) unveiling the plaque to mark the official opening of NTUC Pasir Ris Resort with NTUC Secretary General Ong Teng Cheong (first from right). (Photo: NTUC)

Mr Ong Teng Cheong, then Secretary-General of NTUC, mooted the idea of developing a golf and country club in 2007, as he wanted workers to have “a fair share of the fruits of Singapore’s economic progress” in recognition of their contribution.

He envisioned a golf and country club which would be affordable to workers, so that “golf will no longer be a game for executives only” as he put it. Mr Ong also oversaw the building of Orchid Country Club and the NTUC resort at Pasir Ris for union members to enjoy.

Downtown East was opened in 2000 by NTUC Club after it redeveloped NTUC Pasir Ris Resort. It is now one of the largest lifestyle and recreational hubs in Singapore with resort facilities (D’Resort), a water park (Wild Wild Wet), choices for union and corporate events, and offers a broad variety of dining and retail options.

In present day Singapore, Downtown East is having their open house on 7 July 2019, Sunday, 12-9pm to celebrate how much their communities have grown and blossomed.

D’Dash is just one of a variety of activities for Downtown East’s Communities Open House.

What else can we do at Downtown East’s Communities Open House?

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Visit their Open House website here at or refer to the activities below to plan your outing there.

Open House Key Highlights

Activity Timing Venue
D’Dash 2019


2 – 5pm Flag Off: Begonia Terrace

Race: Various locations at Downtown East

Setting a new Singapore Record for Largest Wall of Plants in Handpainted Pots

*Receive a complimentary Wild Wild Wet Day Pass when you come help us pot a plant!

12 – 5pm Event Square, Level 2 (next to Starbucks)
Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Bar

*Free scoops for nEbO & NTUC members from 5 to 6pm

12 – 6pm


Event Square, Level 2 (next to Starbucks)
Outdoor F&B Booths

*D’Dash race participants enjoy exclusive discounts

12 – 8pm Open Plaza 1 (area outside D’Marquee)
Outdoor Movie Screening

*eXplorerkid, nEbO, U Sports and U Live community members enjoy special reserved seating

7 – 9pm Open Plaza 2 (area outside D’Marquee)

Community Fun Activities & Performances

Activity Timing Venue
eXplorerkid x Jensworld Balloon

: Designing your own 3D Balloon Face Mask

12 – 3pm Walkway along E’Avenue (opposite Gogreen Segway)
U Sports x Active SG sports tryouts 12 – 7pm Begonia Terrace
U Live x Smart Nation Tech-kle it Booth 12 – 7pm Walkway along E’Avenue (area outside NTUC Foodfare)
nEbO Virtual Reality Game Booth 12 – 7pm Walkway along E’Avenue (area outside NTUC Foodfare)
nEbO Music Bar – hourly performances 12 – 7pm Walkway along E’Avenue (area outside McDonald’s)
nEbO Skate Chase 1 – 3pm Hi Roller, E!Hub Level 5
nEbO Kart Chase 4 – 6pm Carpark B

All photos above (unless stated otherwise) are from 

Special thanks to Downtown East for sharing their events with