Singapore Street Festival returns for its 15th year

The highlights of this year's Singapore Street Festival includes Battle of The Year, the biggest b-oying competition in the world, and SFF at Shine, a collaboration with SHINE Youth Festival, which is organised by the National Youth Council.

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Returning for its 15th year, the annual Singapore Street Festival (SSF) continues celebrating the talents of Singaporean youths under with its theme of 'community.' Categorized into Street Art, Street Act and Street Sports, the events provide a diverse range of activities that caters to different interests.

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Since the inaugural edition of SSF in 2002, founder Annie Pek says it has been encouraging the youths to pursue their passions. "It is thrilling and humbling at the same time that as each year passes, it garners increasing interest among youths themselves to build this community of diversified talents," she adds.

Highlights of the festival include the Big Bang Supa Weekend, which features Battle of The Year (BOTY), the biggest b-boying competition in the world, R16 SG BBoy and Freestyle Session (FSS) Special Edition. Champion crews of BOTY and FSS will get the incredible opportunity to represent Singapore at BOTY South Asia in Bangkok and in Tokyo respectively.

As part of the Street Art showcase, a street graffiti exhibition will be on display from 8th to 30th June 2-16 at Bugis Junction and promotes works by different genres of artists. They include graffiti artists, traditional muralists and contemporary illustrators such as Antz, Scryptk and Leeyan Lyrael.

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This year, the festival will also host the Singapore National Kendama Competition (SNKC) for the second time on 18th and 19th June 2016 and is dedicated to bringing local players to the prestigious kendama competition in Japan. SNKC will be a pre-event to the Kendama World Cup 2016 organised by Global Kendama Network (Gloken), and the winner will be sent to compete in Japan. In addition, Yuka Hyuga, a representative from Gloken has been invited to grace the event in Singapore.

Japanese pop culture lovers can head to the weekend D'J Party on 25th and 26th June 2016 and music lovers can cast their votes in Busk! Singapore, a busking competition making its debut at SSF at SHINE, a collaboration between SSF and SHINE Youth Festival, which is organised by the National Youth Council.

Staple acts such as the annual Singapore Yo-yo Championships, the Asia Pacific Yo-yo Championships and the Asia Global Bellydance Competition and Masterclass will also return for this year's festival.

Singapore Street Festival runs from 8th June to 3rd July 2016 and information about the festival's full schedule can be accessed via the official website (http://singaporestreetfestival.com/).

 

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