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Monday, November 23, 2009

Singapore Slingers

See that cone shaped roof? It's our indoor sporting arena designed by Japanese architect Kenzo Tange.

Foreign performing acts have played here, including The Rolling Stones, Coldplay, Beyonce Knowles, Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, Pussycat Dolls, etc etc. along with ice skating shows like Disney on Ice, circuses, magic shows.

Did you know that the Singapore Indoor Stadium is home to our national basketball team, Singapore Slingers?


Here's the inside view. This photo was taken last Sunday just before the match between the Singapore Slingers and the Malaysian team, KL Dragons in the GE ASEAN Basketball League 2009/10.


The merlion mascot making a cameo appearance. Special guest appearance by girls from the Singapore American School who put up a choreographed dance item. Other than that, cheerleaders in skimpy outfits were the time fillers for intervals.

It was an exciting match with emotions running high, with the KL Dragons winning. The Malaysian supporters were out in force. The one seated next to me clapped so hard my ears hurt. The next four games are lined up in the next two months, with matches against the Thailand Tigers and Philippine Patriots.

Personally I'd rather watch basketball than football. There was a huge following by the American expat community at Sunday's game.

Below is the Singapore Slingers doing a warm-up.

That's my World

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6 comments:

  1. I love basketball, Irene! This looks like a great sports arena as well as a great place for concerts! The Rose Bowl in Portland, Oregon is much the same! Terrific post and photos!

    Have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  2. Must be a great place to be watching events as you narrated. I could imagine that while inside, the sound could be deafening depending on the event. But perhaps, it is part of the structure so each one inside will never feel alone and be transformed into an active participant on the ongoings, even if one is only watching basketball. Hope our Philippine team get some win in there.

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  3. Very interesting Irene!
    Looks like a great indoor stadium.

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  4. Japa, I'm pretty sure Philippine team will win. Basketball is your country's forte isn't it?

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  5. Great arena. I love your second photo that gives a wonderful view of the interior.

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Great to see you ~Irene