Singapore: Serious about fun

Why Go?

Singapore was crowned by the Union of International Associations (UIA) as Asia's top international meeting city in 2015 for the ninth time. Efficient and innovative, this hub with strategic connections to major Asian markets, continues to be an ideal business events destination.

 

HOTELS

Oasia Hotel Downtown

Oasia Hotel Downtown's Skyline Pavilion

Oasia Hotel Downtown's mantra is to help its guests 'Journey Well' - and it does so by providing an urban retreat filled with ample open-air spaces and natural elements - think wood and copper - that evoke a sense of holiday. Meeting spaces are scattered throughout the cabana-filled public areas, encouraging guests to work and relax all at once. The hotel also offers a business centre on Level 12 featuring a floor-to-ceiling glass meeting room that seats up to 60. Club guests will never be left feeling peckish as snacks are served all day at the Club Lounge; cocktails and a canapes buffet are available from 6-8pm.

Sofitel Singapore City CenterOasia Hotel Downtown

Sofitel Singapore City Centre

Sofitel Singapore City Centre will be part of the multi-billion-dollar mixed-development Tanjong Pagar Centre featuring a residential tower, retail, landscaped parks, event space and direct MRT station access when it opens in Q1 2017. The 222-room new-build is primed to meet corporate and leisure demand with its event facilities - a 620-sqm ballroom and eight meeting rooms - and recreational spaces such as an outdoor pool and an executive lounge.

Four Points By Sheraton 

 

Four Points by Sheraton facade

 

Just minutes away from the vibrant Robertson Quay enclave and the Central Business District, Four Points by Sheraton is a great base for work and play. After an exhausting flight, head to its Best Brews lobby bar and enjoy a glass of cold beer by the Singapore River before retreating to one of its 476 relaxing guestrooms. When it is time to get down to business, choose from its 388-sqm ballroom for larger events, or any of its nine meeting and function rooms - all of which come with intelligent lighting systems, Wi-Fi and ceiling mounted projectors.

M Social Singapore

M Social Singapore's open-air event space Creative Soul

M Social Singapore is truly a hotel for the millennials (and millennial-minded) with its Instagrammable installations, quirky yet chic rooms and funky spaces designed by famed designer Philippe Starck. Its openair event venue Creative Soul - it accommodates 110 standing and 50 sitting guests on level two of restaurant Beast & Butterflies - maintains the same youthful vibe with colourful hanging lights,  industrial furniture and eclectic mosaic tiled floors. For meetings, there are also two smaller rooms, the Elbow Room and the Back Room.


 

UNIQUE VENUES

KidZania Singapore

 

KidZania Singapore's Main Square

Switch up the usual corporate space for KidZania Singapore, a 7,600-sqm indoor theme park that offers realistic city elements and role-play, allowing delegates to fulfill their childhood ambitions. Here, planners can host a product demonstration at the 'Airport' in full view of a full-wing Boeing 737 fuselage; a performance at the modern 100-seater two-tier 'Theatre', or arrange a team-building game at the 'Kidzania Stadium', which can take 120 standing guests. There are also three Party Rooms that can seat 35-60 pax.

Secret Life of Trees

KidZania Singapore's Main Square

Secret Life of Trees is the latest offering on Gardens by the Bay's list of stunning venues. Overlooking the majestic Supertree Grove, the 475-sqm garden takes up to 120 standing guests and is perfect for intimate events. To end the function on a beautiful note, event planners can arrange a Garden Rhapsody light and sound show as a treat for attendees.

Block 7 at Gillman Barracks

KidZania Singapore's Main Square

Block 7 at Gillman Barracks is truly a space that is steeped in Singapore's history - the 399-sqm space was once home to Regal Cinema during the precinct's time as a British military camp. Today, the venue, which can accommodate up to 100 pax, is an interesting alternative for corporate events, product  launches and exhibitions. 
You might not have thought it possible, but a stage can be set up above the bowling lanes at the Singapore Bowling @ Rifle Range. Furniture and fittings are also mobile, allowing the flexibility of maximising the 3,500-sqm space, which holds more than 500 people, for events. Opened in late 2015, the facility comes equipped with 19 projectors, and offers the option of cosmic bowling for a memorable bowling experience.

 



IDEAS FOR TEAM-BUILDING

CulinaryOn

KidZania Singapore's Main Square

CulinaryOn is no place for stuffy corporate wear. Here, aprons are de rigueur as delegates will have to roll up their sleeves and compete in culinary challenges such as rolling the longest pasta or coming up with innovative dishes à la MasterChef. Perfect for team-building up to 200, these active cooking games come in three themes - Master Chef, Power Pasta and Active Adventure - which require varying levels of engagement. Corporate packages include free-flow soft drinks, wi-fi , full AV equipment, certificates of appreciation and an events team comprising two chefs, a barman, an event master and cleaning crew. The venue also offers a conference room that can take up to 35 for a brainstorming session. 

Village Singapura

KidZania Singapore's Main Square

Get ready for a fun-filled time-travelling adventure back to the 1930s at Village Singapura, which conducts live action roleplaying games for four to 55 participants in a historical setting modelled after a 1930s Singapore home. Here, delegates take on the roles of merchants, rickshaw pullers and new migrants as they embark on a quest to earn Strait Dollars, find jobs and ultimately survive The Great Depression. In the process, they will have to team up and overcome challenges such as learning Chinese paper cutting, recognising Indian spices and mastering a traditional game of chapteh, which requires players to keep a weighted shuttlecock in the air. Packages include ice-breaker games, energisers, facilitated reflection, full AV system rental and venue rental, inclusive of a cluster setup for up to 55 chairs.

 


 

CONVENTION CENTRES

Sands Expo and Convention Centre 
 Exhibition space: 120,000sqm;
Meeting rooms: 250;
+65 6688 3000;
[email protected]

Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre:
Total flexible space: 42,000sqm;
+65 6337 2888;
[email protected]

Singapore Expo Convention and Exhibition Centre / MAX Atria:
 Exhibition space: 123,000sqm;
Meeting rooms: 12,000sqm of flexible space (MAX Atria);
 +65 6403 2160;
[email protected]


+ AIRPORT TRANSIT
Changi Airport, 30 minutes to the city. Transfer cost by taxi is $20-$40 (US$14.80-$29.70).
+ TAXES
Goods and services tax (GST): 7%;
Service charge: 10%
Government tax on hotels: 1%

CONTACT
Singapore Tourism Board;
+65 6736 2000;
[email protected];
www.yoursingapore.com/mice/en.html



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