ASEAN Para Games 2015 Shuttle Buses

The 8th ASEAN Para Games was held in Singapore from 3 to 9 December 2015. Held biannually after the Southeast Asian games, the Para Games are played by physically challenged athletes. This year, 476 events across 15 sports and disciplines are featured in the games.

To cater to the event, buses were chartered from multiple bus companies, fitted with temporary APG-prefixed vehicle registration plates and stickered with a special event livery. More notably, large numbers of wheelchair-accessible Scania K230UB buses were chartered from public bus operator SBS Transit, which feature two wheelchair bays per bus and were used to shuttle athletes and event staff between venues. These were supplemented by additional Scania K230UB buses from private bus operator ComfortDelGro Bus.

The mass chartering of SBS Transit public buses for a sporting event, coupled with special registration plates and stickering of special event livery on buses, mirrors that of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in 2010 where many Scania K230UB buses were stickered with a dark purple full-body livery and YOG number plates for event use.

SBS Transit Scania K230UBs:

40 Scania K230UBs were chartered from SBS Transit and stickered with a special ASEAN Para Games 2015 livery, featuring a white base and coloured stripes of yellow and green on the sides (smaller red and blue stripes for the rear). Only 29 of them feature APG-prefixed vehicle registration plates; the remaining 11 bear the normal SBS-prefixed plates.


^ APG-prefixed SBS Transit Scania K230UB

APG-Plated Buses Unchanged plates
  • SBS8383T – APG148
  • SBS8367R – APG153
  • SBS8240Y – APG155
  • SBS8507D – APG157
  • SBS8340S – APG161
  • SBS8341P – APG164
  • SBS8227L – APG165
  • SBS8220E – APG166
  • SBS8493J – APG167
  • SBS8214Z – APG168
  • SBS8306S – APG169
  • SBS8346B – APG170
  • SBS8275Y – APG171
  • SBS8431M – APG172
  • SBS8326J – APG173
  • SBS8420U – APG174
  • SBS8265B – APG175
  • SBS8381Z – APG176
  • SBS8391U – APG177
  • SBS8516C – APG178
  • SBS8395J – APG179
  • SBS8561X – APG180
  • SBS8559D – APG181
  • SBS8148G – APG182
  • SBS8155K – APG183*
  • SBS8156H – APG184*
  • SBS8198L – APG185*
  • SBS8435C – APG186*
  • SBS8318H – APG187*
  • SBS8213B
  • SBS8263G
  • SBS8332R
  • SBS8336E
  • SBS8351K
  • SBS8353E
  • SBS8415K
  • SBS8426D
  • SBS8513K
  • SBS8519U
  • SBS8522J

* = indicates Cross-border registered bus

While APG-plated buses bear their special license plates at the front and rear, the original SBS-plate on the inside on the cabin is not changed.

These Gemilang Coachworks-bodied buses are frequently sighted on shuttle bus routes and performing ad-hoc athlete transport services.

Shuttle Bus Routes

Various shuttle bus routes are operated across the duration of the ASEAN Para Games, transporting athletes and event staff between sporting venues and accommodation venues.


^ Shuttle bus route details

The main competition venues are clustered around the Singapore Sports Hub and Marina Bay Sands. At the Singapore Sports Hub, the Singapore National Stadium, Singapore Indoor Stadium, OCBC Aquatics Centre, OCBC Arena Halls 1-4 and the Kallang Cricket Field play host to Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Boccia, Chess, Football 7-a-side, Swimming and Wheelchair basketball.

At the Marina Bay Sands, Goalball, Football 5-a-side and Powerlifting competitions will be held in Marina Bay Sands Convention Center while the Marina Bay Waterfront will host the Sailing competitions. Marina Bay Sands is also the games village for the event, housing all accommodation for the athletes.

The two other venues, SAFRA Yishun and Temasek Club, play host to Shooting and Tenpin bowling respectively. Shuttle buses connect them to the Singapore Sports Hub and Marina Bay Sands.

Known shuttle bus routes operated are:

  • Sports Hub Internal Spectator Shuttle
  • MBS – Sports Hub Competition Shuttle
  • SAFRA Yishun Shuttle Service
  • Temasek Club Shuttle Service
  • APG Family Hotel Spectating Shuttle

Sports Hub Internal Spectator Shuttle

The Sports Hub Internal Shuttle is open to all members of the public intending to spectate various events around Sports Hub.

Buses start their trips from OCBC Arena, serving OCBC Aquatic Centre, Kallang Practice Track, Kallang Cricket Field and Singapore Indoor Stadium before returning to OCBC Arena. The route operates between 3 Dec to 9 Dec.

Routing:

OCBC Arena → OCBC Aquatic Centre → Kallang Practice Track → Kallang Cricket Field → Singapore Indoor Stadium → OCBC Arena

Operating Hours: (3 Dec to 9 Dec)

3 Dec 4 – 5 Dec 6 Dec 7 – 8 Dec 9 Dec
First Bus 0830hrs 0830hrs 1200hrs 0830hrs 0830hrs
Frequency 15 minutes
Last Bus 1400hrs 2130hrs 2130hrs 2130hrs 1800hrs

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MBS – Sports Hub Competition Shuttle

The MBS – Sports Hub Competition Shuttle is intended solely for competing athletes and event staff.

The shuttle runs from Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre pick-up/drop-off point and loops at Singapore Sports Hub, operating between 30 Nov to 9 Dec. From MBS, the route plies Sheares Avenue, Kallang Cricket Field, OCBC Arena, OCBC Aquatic Centre and Kallang Practice Track before returning to MBS.

Routing:

Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre (Hall C) → Kallang Cricket Field → OCBC Arena → OCBC Aquatic Centre → Kallang Practice Track → Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre (Hall C)

Operating Hours: (30 Nov to 9 Dec)

30 Nov 1 – 2 Dec 3 Dec 4 – 8 Dec 9 Dec
First Bus 0700hrs 0700hrs 0700hrs 0700hrs 0700hrs
Frequency 30 minutes 5 minutes
Last Bus 2200hrs 2230hrs 1400hrs 2230hrs 1800hrs

Marina Bay Sands pickup point

Route details at Marina Bay Sands

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SAFRA Yishun Shuttle Service

The SAFRA Yishun Shuttle Service runs between Sports Hub, Marina Bay Sands and SAFRA Yishun, operating between 4 Dec to 7 Dec and only available to accredited personnel.

Buses depart OCBC Arena between 9:00am and 5:00pm, and SAFRA Yishun between 10:10am and 6:10pm, at two hour intervals. Trips will call at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre pick-up/drop-off point in both directions as an intermediate stop.

Routing:

OCBC Arena → Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre (Hall C)  → SAFRA Yishun → Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre (Hall C) → OCBC Arena

Operating Hours: (4 Dec to 7 Dec)

OCBC Ctr MBS (Hall C) SAFRA Yishun MBS (Hall C) OCBC Ctr
First Bus 0900hrs 0915hrs 1010hrs 1105hrs 1120hrs
Frequency 2 hours
Last Bus 1700hrs 1715hrs 1810hrs 1905hrs 1920hrs

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Temasek Club Shuttle Service

The Temasek Club Shuttle Service runs between Sports Hub, Marina Bay Sands and Temasek Club, operating between 4 Dec to 6 Dec and only available to accredited personnel.

Buses depart OCBC Arena between 9:00am and 5:00pm, and Temasek Club between 10:00am and 6:00pm, at two hour intervals. Trips will call at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre pick-up/drop-off point in both directions as an intermediate stop.

Routing:

OCBC Arena → Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre (Hall C)  → Temasek Club → Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre (Hall C) → OCBC Arena

Operating Hours: (4 Dec to 6 Dec):

OCBC Ctr MBS (Hall C) Temasek Club MBS (Hall C) OCBC Ctr
First Bus 0900hrs 0915hrs 1000hrs 1045hrs 1100hrs
Frequency 2 hours
Last Bus 1700hrs 1715hrs 1800hrs 1845hrs 1900hrs

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APG Family Hotel Spectating Shuttle

The APG Family Hotel Spectating Shuttle runs between Village Hotel (Katong), Marina Bay Sands and the Sports Hub, operating between 3 Dec to 9 Dec and only available to accredited personnel.

Routing:

Village Hotel (Katong) → OCBC Arena → Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre (Hall C)  → Temasek Club → Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre (Hall C) → OCBC Arena

Operating Hours: (3 Dec to 9 Dec):

Village Hotel OCBC Arena MBS Village Hotel
First Bus 0830hrs 0855hrs 0910hrs 0940hrs
Frequency 2 hours
Last Bus 2130hrs 2155hrs 2210hrs 2240hrs

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Gallery:


Ad-hoc shuttle services entering the loading dock of Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre

Ad-hoc shuttle services exiting the loading dock of Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre

SBS Transit Scania K230UB registered as APG172

SBS Transit Scania K230UB registered as APG176

ComfortDelGro Bus Scania K230UB registered as APG102

ComfortDelGro Bus Scania K230UB registered as APG104

Bus holding area at Stadium carpark

Bus holding area at Stadium carpark

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