The Arena

The Arena is an exciting live-televised platform for young debaters to showcase their talents in argument. The Arena is open to all secondary and international schools in Singapore. Motions for debate will revolve around current issues and various topics, ranging from art to science, that concern youths of today. For each round of contest, teams of three speakers will assert their statement of argument and challenge the opposing team to win points and SMS votes from judges and viewers. Through 2 levels of grueling auditions, only 10 schools will qualify for the preliminary round. Wildcards will also be played in both the preliminaries and quarter final stages, giving the winners of the loser’s pool another chance to stay in the competition.


Host: Adrian Pang

Episodes: 12 x 60 mins

Languages: English

Production year: 2007