Maritime Youth Festival
Proudly brought to you by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), the Maritime Youth Festival that was held on 16 and 17 July 2016 is the first ever dedicated platform to cultivate youth’s interest in the maritime industry. It allows youth to explore the exciting opportunities that this important sector of Singapore can offer.
Put together in partnership with education institutions, private organisations and public agencies, the inaugural Maritime Youth Festival was attended by some 3,200 youths. Missed the chance to join us at the Festival? Here’s what the youth explored and discovered over the two days!
MARITIME YOUTH FESTIVAL
The inaugural Maritime Youth Festival kicked off with a launch ceremony at Tan Quee Lan Street on 16 July.
Launch of Maritime Youth Festival by Guest of Honour, Mrs Josephine Teo, Senior Minister of State, Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Ministry of Transport (Middle), Mr Andrew Tan, Chief Executive of MPA (Left) and Mr Esben Poulsson, President of Singapore Shipping Association (Right).
As part of the launch ceremony, eight shortlisted fashion entries for the Youth Creativity Awards were showcased on the runway.
Mr Siah Kar Hoe’s unique designs won the hearts of our judges and clinched the top award for the Youth Creativity Awards – Fashion Category.
The STEP Youth Crew conducted an energetic performance to celebrate life and the youthful energy for everyone young at heart.
SHOWCASE OF YOUTH CREATIVITY AWARDS – GIFTS CATEGORY
From March to May 2016, MPA also invited youths to express their creativity through the iteration of maritime-themed gift ideas. Mrs Josephine Teo, Senior Minister of State, Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Ministry of Transport, speaking to Mr Benjamin Xue, winner for the Youth Creativity Awards – Gifts Category at the Youth Creativity Awards Booth.
OF MARITIME YOUTH CLUB PROJECTS
Managed by MPA, the Maritime Youth Club (MYC) is a core youth engagement programme to raise awareness of Maritime Singapore among youths, through organising maritime-related activities at their respective campuses. Some of the MYCs were also invited to participate at the Festival.
Singapore University of Technology
& Design (SUTD)
Students from SUTD’s Multi-Rotor Society employed cutting-edge technology in the maritime context by adopting laser-cutting techniques to create vessel models that festival participants raced with. The students also showed the aerial views of our lighthouses that are captured by drones which are constructed by them.
Festival participants were able to put their skills to test as they built their own vessels at Singapore University of Technology and Design’s booth.
Singapore Polytechnic (SP)
Ever wonder how would maritime smell like? Festival participants were able to follow their noses to the booth where students from SP’s Diploma in Perfumery and Cosmetics Science showcased their specially curated maritime-scent, ‘Ocean Dream’.
Students from Singapore Polytechnic’s Diploma in Perfumery and Cosmetics Science showcasing their specially curated scent to Mrs Josephine Teo, Senior Minister of State, Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Ministry of Transport.
Temasek Polytechnic (TP)
Designers from TP’s School of Design expressed their definition of “maritime” by printing maritime-themed t-shirts and tote bags for a good cause. Proceeds from sales were directed to the Design Project Fund for the school’s needy students.
Festival participants rendering support at Temasek Polytechnic’s booth, where proceeds from the sales were directed to the Design Project Fund for the school’s needy students.
SPARTAN YOUTH CHALLENGE
Maritime Singapore is vital, versatile, resilient and leading; and our Maritime Spartan Youth Challengers demonstrated these attributes during their attempts to overcome the 11 Spartan obstacles.
AROO! We are the Maritime Spartan Youth Challengers!
For youths who weren’t sure about what Singapore’s maritime ecosystem comprises, they were able to learn more about the various maritime sectors through the games specially created for the festival.
If you think navigating through this the steady-hand game is tough, imagine how ship captains navigate the giant vessels through our busy port waters!
Young maritime professionals were also invited to share about their inspiring job experiences at the Festival’s Career Corner.
To help Festival participants to gain awareness of their personality types, Employment & Employability Institute (e2i) also helped Festival participants to discover more about themselves through interesting personality profiling activities.
Festival participants were able to find out more about their personalities through a simple test offered by e2i.
Missed the opportunity to participate in the inaugural Maritime Youth Festival? Fret not, we will be back in July 2018 so stay tuned to MPA’s website and social media pages for updates!
- Introduction to Maritime Singapore
- What Maritime Singapore offers
- Global Connectivity
- Pro-Business Environment
- Global Maritime Services
- Global Maritime Capabilities
- Public Outreach
- Maritime Careers
- Education and Scholarships
- Green Efforts