Youth Olympic Park
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Admission
   
Free.

   
Open
   
Daily.
   
Transportation
   
Five minutes walk from Promenade MRT Station.

Buses: 56, 75, 77, 106, 171, 195, 960, 961C, 1N, 2N, 3N, 4N, 5N, 6N, NR2, NR5, NR7, NR8.

   
Information
   
Youth Olympic Park
Along Raffles Avenue. Junction of Raffles Avenue and Bayfront Bridge, entrance of The Helix Bridge.
??? Singapore 168937.
Tel: 1800 435 3616
Website: www.nparks.gov.sg

Youth Olympic Park is Singapore's first art park, 0.4ha in size. In the park, enjoy an enriching and interactive art experience, and explore 27 winning artworks by Singapore youths that are based on the theme, "Aspirations for life in Singapore".

The park also has a landscaped maze, developed from a works by Aniket Chavan. A 4.5 metres high sculpture which takes the form of a mountain, inspired by a drawing by Joyce Seah, with a wind-activated figurine of a girl holding a flag with the words "I want to scale the highest mountain in the world".

There is a rock wall featuring 18 drawings of Singapore icons by youths, depicting some of Singapore's famous icons such as the Merlion, The Esplanade Theatres and HDB flats.

The 'Emo-lightscape' was conceptualised by Mr Kenneth Tan. It is an interactive "hop-scotch" tiles that will light up when stepped on.

Another interesting installation is by Lui Honfay entitled "The Ribbon Seats".

At the grand steps leading to the entrance of The Helix bridge, visitors can read a poem titled 'Lion Heart' by Amanda Chong.

You will find a complete set of Sport Pictograms at the park. Each edition of the Olympic Games traditionally has its unique set of sport pictograms depicting the sports competed. The set of 26 sport pictograms for Singapore 2010 are the first for the Youth Olympic Games. They are designed based on the elements of the Singapore 2010 emblem, the "Spirit of Youth".

The Youth Olympic Park opened on 24 April 2010. In July, Olympic-themed artworks were installed at the park to commemorate Singapore's hosting of the first ever Youth Olympic Games in August 2010.

Olympic pictograms were first introduced at the London 1948 Summer Olympic Games and were called "Olympic symbols". The use of Olympic pictograms surfaced 16 years later, and the pictograms are featured at each Summer Olympic Games thereafter.

There is no tour here, but you might want to go to the Singapore Flyer, take a walk to see Sculptures at Marina, the largest Fountain in the world - Fountain of Wealth, Marina Bay City Gallery.

 

November 2010.

The above is an anaglyph image (3-D photo). You will need to use a cyan and red 3-D glasses to view.