The Merlion Cup will be back in Singapore this September

Singapore, 2 August 2017 – The Basketball Association of Singapore (BAS) is pleased to announce the return of its International marquee tournament, the Merlion Cup this 20th to 24th September 2017 at the OCBC Arena.  Following last year’s successful comeback, this year’s Merlion Cup, now in its 11th edition is ready to set the courts ablaze as six of the best teams in the region compete for the coveted cup.  

Basketball Association of Singapore President, Mr David Ong, commented, “Last year, we brought the Merlion Cup back so that our fans can have another high level marquee sporting event in Singapore’s basketball calendar. Fans were able to savour the high standard of play from these international teams The tournament was a success and brought our community together to watch, play and talk basketball. This year, we can look forward to an even better Merlion Cup.” 

The Merlion Cup 2017 is expected to be better and more intense with stronger teams ensuring better competition.  Making their Merlion Cup debuts are Australia's champions, the Adelaide 36ers, Taiwan SBL runners-up, the Yulon Luxen Dinos, KBL runners-up, the Jeonju KCC Egis, and Philippine's ABL representatives, the Alab Pilipinas. They will be joined by the hosts, the Singapore Slingers and last year’s champions, the Shanghai Sharks.

Fans will get to enjoy five-days of heart-pumping basketball action as early bird season and special packages go on sale on 3rd August 2017 while individual ticket sales for the Merlion Cup 2017 will be available for public purchase on 7th August 2017 online via

To reward loyal basketball supporters, BAS has worked out a special season ticket for the Merlion Cup. At a cost of $75, season ticket holders will be able to watch 11 matches over five nights. 

For more ticketing information, please refer below:

Early Bird Package for Season Tickets
Normal Seating - $75 with T-Shirt and Merlion Cup freebies
Courtside Seating - $350 with T-Shirt and Merlion Cup freebies

Corporate Box
Normal Seating - $5,000 for 5 days (each box comes with wine, beer, soft drinks, and titbits)

Standard (Weekday)
Normal Seating - $18
Courtside Seating - $80

Standard (Weekend)
Normal Seating - $25
Courtside Seating - $100

The Merlion Cup will provide the BAS with an opportunity to develop the local basketball scene and actively engage with the public to increase participation and support of the sport. Leading up to the tournament, members of public can look forward to several outreach activities such as Coaching Workshops, Basketball Clinics and meet and greet sessions with elite international players. These activities will be carried out during an upcoming exhibition that will take place closer to the date of the Merlion Cup.

For more information on the event, please visit:

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For media enquiries, please contact: 

Kamille Castillo Agbisit
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T: +65 6825 8019
HP: +65 9824 5955

Danial Cheah
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T: +65 6825 8047
HP: +65 9188 8024

For ticketing enquiries, please contact: 

Felicia Tey
Basketball Association of Singapore
T: +65 6743 8425