In the northern part of the Central Singapore district, the torch relay route will kick off. Get the information about the areas of Yog Torch 2010 Relay and tickets below.
From South East district to North East, North West, South West and eventually, the southern part of Central Singapore, the Youth Olympic Flame will then journey in an anti-clockwise direction. On the third day of the Olympic Games torch Youth Games when the committee took the Olympic torch to the young water! In Bedok, the highlight of the evening of Tuesday was being taken onto a tank dragonboat.
The Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organizing Committee (SYOGOC) announced the route for the torch relay of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Yog Torch Relay Route updates. 2,400 torchbearers will attend the six-day event with a distance of 305 kilometers – equivalent to travelling the entire length of the island six times. From August 7 to 13 (with a break on 9 August) the Singapore leg of the Journey of the Youth Olympic Flame will be held passing through housing estates, parks, schools, historic sites, places of interests and Singapore’s financial and civic districts. Some 300,000 people are expected to line the streets and cheer for the event.
Starting in July 2010, the Youth Olympic Flame will be lit in Greece and then journey to Berlin (Germany), Dakar (Senegal), Mexico City (Mexico), Auckland (New Zealand) and Seoul (South Korea) before it arrives in Singapore.
On Wednesday, he budget for the inaugural YOG has surpassed original estimates of 75 million U.S. dollars by more than three times, which was reported by local media. Approximately 279 million U.S. dollars will be in the projected government spending for the 13-day Games in August.
- 7th Aug (Sat) Central Singapore (Northern part) Bishan, Toa Payoh, Ang Mo Kio
- 8th Aug (Sun) South East Potong Pasir, Serangoon, Paya Lebar, Bedok, Eunos, Joo Chiat, Marine Parade, Simei
- 10th Aug (Tues) North East Punggol, Sengkang, Hougang, Pasir Ris, Tampines
- 11th Aug (Wed) North West Bukit Timah, Holland, Bukit Panjang, Yishun, Sembawang, Woodlands
- 12th Aug (Thurs) South West Jurong, Boon Lay, Bukit Batok, Choa Chu Kang, West Coast, Clementi, Dover, Buona Vista
- 13th Aug (Fri) Central Singapore (Southern part) Jalan Besar, Arts District (Victoria Street, North Bridge Road), Chinatown, Tiong Bahru, Telok Blangah, Bukit Merah, Orchard, Rochor, Bras Basah, City Hall, Marina Bay
Singaporeans can look forward to a line-up of highlights along the route to boost the excitement for the people cheering the Flame from the corners of the heartlands to the city centre. A torchbearer carrying the Youth Olympic Flame will go on the Sentosa’s Megazip flying fox and whizz down over a jungle canopy from a height of 72 metres above sea level in another first.
A run through the nation’s popular tourist attractions, such as the award-winning Singapore Zoo and the well-loved Singapore Botanical Gardens are included in other highlights. On www.singapore2010.sg/jyof, more details of the JYOF torch relay route can be found. Singaporeans will also get to witness the Youth Olympic Flame being transported in unusual ways by torchbearers such as on a bicycle and dragon boat to turn the novelty factor up a notch. In the pipeline for the torch relay is a leg adopted by the PUB, Singapore’s national water agency will involve the Youth Olympic Flame crossing the water of Marina Reservoir from the Merlion Park to the pier in front of Singapore’s latest integrated resort – the Marina Bay Sands, which is also the official Main Media Centre of Singapore 2010. The movement of the Youth Olympic Flame around Singapore can be tracked “live” online on www.singapore2010.sg/jyof, during the torch relay for those who are unable to catch the action of the torch relay in person.
SYOGOC has partnered five institutions to organise a Community Celebration on every night of the relay besides the en-route highlights. To join in the festivities at a different location each evening Members of the public are invited to party with thousands of others in celebration of the Journey of the Youth Olympic Flame around Singapore and welcome the world’s first Youth Olympic Games. Last week the list of schools and institutions partnering SYOGOC in the Singapore leg of the JYOF has been announced. To commemorate the start and completion of each day’s torch relay – please see Appendix 1, Singapore’s Cabinet Ministers will join.
According to Mr Goh Kee Nguan, Chief Executive Officer of SYOGOC, “The Journey of the Youth Olympic Flame is an event for every person in Singapore. Whether you are a torchbearer bearing the Flame, a friend or a neighbour cheering on from the side, a student or teacher in a school hosting the torchbearers or a participant soaking in the festivities at the Community Celebrations; we invite and welcome you. We hope to see everyone in Singapore – be it Singaporeans, residents or international visitors – join in and celebrate the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games.”
Tickets sales to the first Youth Olympic Games have been brisk, above 160,000 or 60% of tickets for sale, are currently unavailable. Tickets of many sessions like basketball, diving, equestrian, fencing, modern pentathlon and swimming are not available now at most of 158 ticketed competition sessions at 16 competition venues. Tickets for athletics and gymnastics, with less than 100 tickets available for all sessions of archery, boxing, handball, shooting and taekwondo are being sold faster.
The sporting competition tickets are priced at $10 (Preliminaries), $15 (Quarter Finals/ Semi Finals) and $30 (Finals).
Tickets: Only Grandstand tickets ($10) are still available.
For more information about tickets visit http://www.singapore2010.sg/public/