- POSTED: 26 Apr 2014 16:42
- UPDATED: 27 Apr 2014 00:06
ActiveSG, a movement to encourage Singaporeans to get active and live better through sport, was officially launched at the Jurong West Sports Centre on Saturday.
SINGAPORE: ActiveSG, a movement to encourage Singaporeans to get active and live better through sport, was officially launched at the Jurong West Sports Centre on Saturday.
Acting Culture, Community and Youth Minister Lawrence Wong, who officiated the launch, said the movement will be the key anchor in Singapore's sports ecosystem.
Membership through an all-access pass is free for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents, and is valid for life.
It allows them to book any sporting facility or programme, or even try out a new sport.
To kick-start the initiative, the government will credit all members with 100 ActiveSG dollars in their ActiveSG eWallets upon membership activation.
"We hope that Singaporeans will come forward, sign up for ActiveSG, but more importantly make use of the 100-dollar credit, sign up for programmes and book facilities, go to the gym, go to the swimming pool and make sports a part of their life," said Mr Wong.
He said there are plans to increase the capacity of programming and infrastructure correspondingly to meet the demand.
Some 3.8 million people are eligible for the ActiveSG incentive.
Organisers say 30,000 people activated their membership on Saturday alone.