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Singapore is Passion Made Possible

The Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau (SECB) is a part of the Singapore Tourism Board

The Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau (SECB) is a part of the Singapore Tourism Board

Winner of multiple awards, including Asia's Top Convention City in International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA)'s global rankings for 17 years running, Singapore is a pioneering and stimulating presence, where you can imagine future realities through the spirit of experimentation and transformation.

It has all the basics of a good host: a great business environment, world-class facilities and infrastructure, professional services, exclusive event venues and cool attractions, all in a rich and unique Asian setting like nowhere else.

As a compact city, it is convenient to travel around Singapore. Changi International Airport is just 30mins from the city. Hotels, restaurants, venues, shopping and sightseeing spots are conveniently clustered in various neighbourhoods, such as Marina Bay, Orchard Road, Changi etc and are easily accessible via Singapore's safe and reliable public transportation system. Besides a vibrant dining, arts and entertainment scene, Singapore is home to countless key attractions and a wide range of accommodation to suit any budget.


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Louise Nathan
Louise Nathan Manager, Northern & Western Europe
  • Singapore Tourism Board
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Singapore is a major air, sea and telecommunications hub in Asia. From its strategic position, it offers market access to 4 billion people within a 7-hour flight radius. With flights from 400 cities in 100 countries and territories, Singapore is easily accessible from anywhere around the world.

Changi International Airport receives almost 7,200 flights a week, providing convenience and effective connectivity for corporate travellers.

As for its infocomm services, Singapore is the most network-ready country in the world, with its broadband network reaching 99 per cent of the population. Data from Speedtest shows that Singapore ranks second in the world for broadband download speed (180.61 Mbps) and mobile download speed (44.37 Mbps).

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Climate & Weather

It’s summer year round in Singapore. The climate is hot and humid with temperatures usually reaching over 28°C.
Abundant rainfall can be expected at any time, which can be torrential but brief. Pack your umbrella.

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Public Holidays

  • 01/01/2020, New Year's Day
  • 25/01/2020, Chinese New Year **
  • 26/01/2020, Chinese New Year **
  • 10/04/2020, Good Friday **
  • 01/05/2020, Labour Day
  • 07/05/2020, Vesak Day
  • 24/05/2020, Hari Raya Puasa
  • 25/05/2020, Public Holiday **
  • 31/07/2020, Hari Raya Haji
  • 09/08/2020, National Day
  • 10/08/2020, Public Holiday **
  • 14/11/2020, Deepavali
  • 25/12/2020, Christmas Day
**changes annually

Playing host to world-class events throughout the year, Singapore welcomes you to plan your event in synergy with its exciting line-up. That way, your delegates can experience a truly rewarding stay filled with opportunities for knowledge exchange, collaboration and networking.

Unusual Venues

Besides exhibition centres and conference venues, you can also choose to hold your business events at one of the many leisure venues and facilities in Singapore, ranging from the iconic Gardens by the Bay, ArtScience Museum to Infinite Studios where similar to a film production, you can transform their soundstages in to a one of a kind location or set sail on the Royal Albatross and add a touch of glamour on the exclusive luxury charter yacht.

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Visa Requirements

Most visitors to Singapore do not require a visa for entry. For more information on visa requirements and the Visa Free Transit Facility, you can check with the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority or the Singapore Overseas Mission closest to you. The period of stay granted will be shown on the visit pass endorsement in your passport.
For a smooth arrival experience, do view this video to learn about the immigration process.
Upon departure, you may use the enhanced Immigration Automated Clearance System (eIACS), which offers you express self-clearance immigration.

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It is easy to get around in Singapore by public transport, with an extensive network of trains and buses. Safe and efficient, trains connect the major areas and run from 6am to midnight.

Taxis in Singapore are plentiful, comfortable, safe and easy to use.



Corporate Social Responsibility

As Asia’s Greenest City, Singapore sets the standard amongst other cities with the Sustainable Singapore Blueprint of 2015. It outlines the country’s national vision and plans for a more liveable and sustainable Singapore.

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Go wild with your imagination and create your own cocktail or learn about Singapore’s kopi (coffee) culture in interactive workshops. Should you prefer team-building activities in Singapore why not participate in a Race to Remember or hone your skills for Dragon Boat racing. There are activities for all skillsets, fitness levels and plenty of possibilities to become who you want to be in Singapore.

Team Building Events

From Adventure Therapy programmes to the CSR challenge or build a boat challenge, there are team building activities and events for all tribes. If you’re a foodie, socialiser, culture shaper or explorer Singapore offers a multitude of experiences.


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Corporate Meetings Sample Programme

Set out on a journey to explore urban Singapore. These are 10 Must Dos to incorporate into your delegates’ itinerary to ensure that they experience a Singapore they have not seen before.

  • Experience local breakfast consisting of soft-boiled eggs, toast with kaya (coconut jam) and local coffee (kopi) or tea (teh) at a kopitiam (coffeeshop)
  • Commune with nature at Gardens by the Bay - take a walk 22 metres above ground at the Supertrees vertical gardens or marvel at the world’s tallest indoor waterfalls in the Cloud Forest at this award-winning horticultural park
  • Experience Sentosa Island - aside from pristine beaches and top-notch dining, let delegates try their hand at thrilling rides at Universal Studios Singapore®, indoor skydiving at iFly Singapore or flow boarding at Wave House Sentosa
  • Spend a day in Pulau Ubin - hop on a bumboat and head to the neighbouring island of Pulau Ubin. Delegates will enjoy admiring abundant wildlife at the Chek Jawa Wetlands, and let them step back in time to spot Singapore’s last remaining kampongs (Malay hamlets or villages)
  • Explore cultural precincts - compact and convenient, Singapore is an exciting collection of distinct neighborhoods that offers delegates a unique opportunity to combine business with leisure and cultural indulgence
  • Cruise down the Singapore River - delegates will enjoy taking a scenic ride down the Singapore River, hitting all the hottest riverside spots like Clarke Quay, Boat Quay, Esplanade and Bayfront South
  • Walk on the wild side - let your delegates get up close and personal with the animal kingdom at The Singapore Zoo and River Safari. Cosy up to resident giant pandas Kai Kai and Jia Jia by day, then hit the Night Safari
  • For a sundowner - encourage your delegates to let down their hair while getting unbeatable 360o views of the city by indulging in some rooftop bar action at CÉ LA VI, Lantern, LeVeL33 and 1-Altitude
  • Special-interest tours - let your delegates further enrich their knowledge by attending our special-interest tours such as the Singapore City Gallery tour that brings them through the city’s interesting history of planning and development
  • World-class events and festivals - Singapore plays host to world-class events throughout the year, plan your event in synergy with our exciting line-up and your delegates can experience a truly rewarding stay.

For further information: www.visitsingapore.com/mice/en/plan-your-event/experience-singapore/


Incentive Sample Programme

In Singapore Incentives & Rewards (INSPIRE)

An incentive programme initiated by the Singapore Tourism Board to attract potential visitors from the global Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) sector. In partnership with 29 local Singapore businesses, global INSPIRE offers a selection of over 60 complimentary experiences that qualified MICE groups visiting Singapore can enjoy.

The new global INSPIRE incentive programme serves up a wide range of specially designed experiences for MICE groups, catering to small and mid-size groups from all parts of the world. Specially created by passionate experts and mavens in various fields, these experiences are designed to delight and thrill visitors to Singapore. INSPIRE offers 63 unique experiences under four broad categories, namely: Singapore’s dining, entertainment and nightlife, thematic tours and learning experiences, tailored attraction-based experiences and distinctive team building activities.

Some specific examples include visitors getting to create their own bespoke cocktail using herbs and spices found in Singapore, right in the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Botanic Gardens. Or groups keen on discovering Singapore’s Silicon Valley can get to enjoy an insider’s tour of the One North vicinity, with exclusive fireside sharing sessions by founders and start-ups of successful businesses. And for those visitors who wish to immerse themselves in Singapore’s famed greenery, there is a private after-hours Garden Rhapsody show at Gardens by the Bay, complete with unrivalled city night views from the OCBC Skyway.

MICE groups that are travelling to Singapore between November 2019 and 31 December 2021 can apply for the INSPIRE programme. These groups should have a minimum of 20 foreign attendees and stay for at least three days in Singapore. Interested groups should register their interest by 31 March 2021.

For more information on INSPIRE, visit https://www.visitsingapore.com/mice/inspire



Roberta A Kravitz

Roberta A Kravitz

International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)

The ISMRM attendees are social and adventurous, and Singapore offers amazing opportunities for pre and post-trips, in addition to opportunities to explore a city that has some of the most magnificent buildings on the planet, including the ArtScience Museum, the magnificent domed Gardens by the Bay and the stunning Marina Bay Sands Hotel and shopping centre. We expect our attendees will remember the Singapore meeting as 'the' meeting of their careers.

Sven Bossu

Sven Bossu

Head of Sibos, SWIFT

Singapore is a great location in which to combine work and play. The best conversations often happen outside of a formal setting, and we will be leveraging Singapore’s stunning range of amenities for a number of our social and networking events. The diverse culture, food and nightlife of Singapore will make Sibos 2015 a memorable experience for the delegates.

Mike Klowden

CEO of Milken Institute

Asia is clearly the growth story of today - and of tomorrow. As its markets mature and bold infrastructure investments begin to pay off, the continent’s new powerhouse economies will continue on an exciting upward trajectory. Singapore is a great base to unite perspectives on the disparate parts of Asia, and is an ideal place to host the Milken Institute Asia Summit.

Tracy Bury

WCPT Director Professional Policy

Singapore was the natural choice for World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) to hold our congress not only because of its excellent air-connectivity, but also because of the availability of world-class meeting facilities combined with a dedicated local association - the Singapore Physiotherapy Association.

Michael Dreyer

Vice President, Asia Pacific, Koelnmesse

Singapore’s popularity as both a MICE and tourist destination has soared in recent years with the opening of a myriad leisure and tourist facilities, making it a destination that our attendees want to visit. The country’s strategic location in ASEAN, modern infrastructure and the support it provides organisers in planning events make Singapore the logical choice for IDEM Singapore.

Rachel Brodie

Event Director, Bett Asia, i2i Events Group

For the Bett Asia Leadership Summit 2014, Singapore was the obvious choice. As the most accessible hub in the region, it ensured that our summit was a truly international event, attracting high-quality speakers and delegates from Asia and beyond. The world-class facilities and infrastructure, together with the tremendous local support we received, ensured the success of our event and firmly established Singapore as a leader for education events in Asia.

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