Singapore’s cultural offerings matched by its contemporary skyscrapers make it an attractive destination for groups. Leverage Singapore’s exciting mix of cultural festivals as well as local signature events to create unforgettable memories for your groups. Here are five such events that are easily incorporated into meetings and incentives.
During Chinese New Year (January to February) locals celebrate with Asia’s largest street and float parade, featuring fireworks, intricately designed colorful floats and cultural performances by thousands of artists from varied organizations and countries. With dazzling displays and eye-catching choreography, there’s no better celebration that allows groups to soak up Singapore’s multi-cultural vibe than the Chingay Parade.
World Gourmet Summit
In April, attendees will experience special menus from some of Singapore’s most celebrated restaurants—Hua Tin Restaurant, Bacchanalia Singapore and Gattopardo Ristorante Di Mare, to name a few—as well as collaborations between local chefs and other celebrity chefs from around the world. Wine enthusiasts will especially enjoy the vintner dinners and specially designed wine-tasting sessions, while foodies can also check out hands-on cooking workshops and gastronomic talks with world-renowned Michelin-starred chefs.
Every August, Singapore celebrates its independence with military parades, song-and-dance performances and aerial high jinks. The day ends with a fireworks show that can be seen from the Marina Waterfront. In celebration of the country’s 50th year, groups can expect a big show.
Formula 1TM Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix
Every third week of September, motor-heads and racing enthusiasts across the globe travel to Singapore to experience the high-speed racing, headliner concerts and parties that highlight the Formula 1TM night race. Planners can consider holding meetings at hotels located around the street circuit in the heart of downtown Singapore to soak up the excitement and the adrenaline of the race and its electric after-parties atmosphere. Mark your calendars to be in Singapore from September 16-18 in 2016.
Christmas on a Great Street
From November through December, Singapore’s premium shopping street, Orchard Road, transforms into a sparkling Christmas wonderland with millions of glittering lights decorating the tree-lined boulevard and malls along the 1.3-mile stretch from Tanglin Mall to Plaza Singapura. be entertained by street performances and caroling choirs, and take advantage of special shopping promotions within the malls. On Christmas day, Orchard Road will be closed for pedestrians, with street performances and Christmas celebrations to entertain one and all.