Last June 29, 2013, thousands of youths in Singapore come together to celebrate the annual YOUTHphoria with the theme “Celebrating YOUth”. The focal point of this event is to empower youths by emphasizing their creativity and natural gifts. The SDC (Singapore Discovery Centre) hosted the event. The event featured dance and song numbers by students from all over Singapore. Tickets were sold for S$10 inclusive of admission to SDC and Army Museum and blockbuster movie pass. Other activities were:
- Paintball Games: Paintball Game at the Crossfire Paintball Arena is designed to give you the adrenaline rush you are looking for. However, there is a need for pre booking and you should be 14 years old and above to enjoy this sport. Do not forget to sign the waiver form.
- Virtual Gallery Shoot: Virtual Gallery Shoot at the Shooting Gallery is designed to help you aim better. It also teaches you to focus on the target.
- 4D Ride: The 4D ride at the XD Theatre is designed to give you the best ride of your life. You can ride along with your friends.
- Others: Aside from the rides and the games, there were Gladiator, Laster Tag, Gyrospin, Human sized board game and lucky draws (early bird and grand). The prizes were Toshiba HD Camcorder, iPad Mini and Samsung Galaxy Tab II. Sergeant Ong and Lobang King graced the event with their live performances.
Youths need to be empowered because they are the next successors of this nation. The future of Singapore will depend on them so they should be prioritized and given importance. There are many events and activities that youths should look out. It is important that they participate and take part.