Isang Bangkang Malaya 2018

Sulong, Laban, Sagwan para sa Matatag na Bayan

Isang Bangkang Malaya 2018 poster
Isang Bangkang Malaya, or IBM, in its 8th year, commemorates the Philippine’s declaration of independence through the sport that Filipino Dragons (Singapore) does best — dragon boating.

This one-day event is a commixture activity of fun and competitive races that aims to uphold and impart if not to invigorate the rich Filipino culture of camaraderie, kinship and solidarity amongst Filipino communities thriving in Singapore all coming from different walks of life.

IBM also aspires to make an individual’s exposure to dragon boating a positive and rewarding experience. The historical significance and uniqueness of dragon boating offers an opportunity to bring a wide group of people with various interests together to participate in a shared activity such as this.

Lastly, we gather! We race! We celebrate!

Registration is open. Register your team here!

Event information

Race date and venue
  • Sunday, 10th June 2018
  • Kallang Riverside Park (Stadium Link)

Race Categories

Captain's Cup (Fun Race)
Qualification
  1. Open to all Filipinos working in Singapore
  2. A crew must not have any paddling experience for both Dragon Boating (DB) and Outrigger Canoeing (OC) with the exception of IBM races.
  3. Crew who has never been a member of both DB and OC club team both local and international.

Crew composition
  1. Minimum 16, maximum 18 (maximum of 2 non-Filipino paddlers)
  2. Experienced paddlers are allowed but limited to maximum 2 for 16 crew and 4 for 18 crew team
  3. FDS paddlers can fill-in by draw lots provided that you only have a 16 crew team with maximum of 2 experienced paddlers. Strictly no preference selection
Champions's Cup (Competitive Race)
Qualification
  1. Open to ALL with or without paddling experience.
  2. No race, gender restriction.

Crew composition
  1. Minimum 16, maximum 18
  2. FDS paddlers can fill-in by draw lots provided that you only have a 16-crew team. Strictly no preference selection

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