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Singapore Sling!

Updated: Jan 23

Consider Singapore for an incentive which will shine with your customers!

Given, the flight is a stretch (12 - 13 hours from London), however sleep on the way out and back to make it doable. If budgets allow travel in Premium Economy or Business class.

Singapore is clean, friendly, safe and easy to get around. There's a rich history and diverse cultures, along with modern and historical buildings, parks and attractions. Visit Singapore Tourist Board for a wealth of information.

Tip - watch Crazy Rich Asians before you go, to get a preview of some of the main attractions (Marina Bay Sands / Trees etc.)

Hotels

There is an abundance of excellent hotels to suit all budgets (avoid Chinese New Year in February however as prices are at a premium!).

The most iconic is Raffles, which is opening April 2019 after an extensive refurbishment. Or chose the super modern Marina Bay Sands

which sits proudly in the Bay. Other big names include The Fullerton, Marriott Tang Plaza, Park Royal, St Regis - just ask us to find something to fit your requirements!

For very small group, or as a holiday, you might enjoy the Vagabond boutique Hotel - which is a small quirky and friendly hotel. It sits between Little India and Kampong Glam neighbourhoods, so follow their recommended walking tours

to immerse yourself in the culture and see temples and beautiful buildings, and original Shop Houses' where they live above their business.

Suggested 3 day itinerary:

Day 1

Depart UK evening, arriving Singapore, local time in the evening the following day. Get lost in the vibrant neighbourhoods using the Self-Guided Heritage Walking Maps and discover hidden gems and authentic culture along the way.

Arrive at your chosen hotel and freshen up.

Depending on where you stay, explore the diverse neighbourhoods. For example walk around Kampong Glam or Little India.

Fattys restaurant serves delicious authentic food at very reasonable prices. You'll be surprised at the basic plastic chairs and tables - but look beyond that and enjoy a treat where many airline crew gather to eat!

Drinks in a neighbourhood bar.

Retire at leisure.

Day 2

Set your alarm to get up as it will feel like the middle of the night, however once out in the sunshine you can enjoy numerous highlights:

Maybe start the day at Gardens by the Bay! Arrive by 9 a.m. to beat the crowds. It's equally as beautiful at night. Wander around The Supertree Grove, Flower Dome and Cloud Forest - two hours is ideal to take it all in and we can arrange a special tour for your group.

Next walk across to the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark Observation Deck and enjoy incredible panoramic views of the cityscape from the 57th floor. A good lunch stop here would be the Roof top Lavo Restaurant.

Rickshaws can be arranged for a traditional and fun way to visit Chinatown before making your way over to Buddha’s Tooth Relic Temple.

A lunch alternative would be to eat authentically at Chinatown’s Maxwell Hawker Centre.

Some of the best Singaporean food includes chili crab, prawn mee (a noodle soup with prawns shown below!) and laksa (a spicy noodle soup).

Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice stand in the food court is a local institution.

Return to the hotel to rest a little and freshen up ready for an exciting night ahead;

This could include:

Singapore Zoo - one of the top 5 in the world. Set in the rain forest, about 30 minutes from the city, this 'open concept' zoo means you get up close and personal with a huge array of animals. You can enjoy experiences such as the night time Safari, (unusual incentive opportunities) / breakfast with the Orangutans, Jungle cruise - and more attractions are being added.

Day 3

Meet for a River or Island Cruise by Bum Boat!

Or a Day at Sentosa island via the cable car is fun (you can dine on this too!).

Depending on if you can stretch to another day, you will be flying home this evening. If not you can do the following on Day 2, or tonight!

Finish off with cocktails at dusk on the Singapore Flyer (think London Eye) has spectacular views of surrounding islands and skyline. You will be enraptured as you see the skyline turn from daylight to nighttime as the sun sets - with the added bonus of watching the nightly laser show over the bay. Another good way to see the laser show is from a boat on the river.

A finale dinner will provide a perfect memorable farewell for this wonderful trip! Maybe Ce La Vi.. however we have lots of ideas and suggestions.. give us a call!

Retire at leisure
Day 4 (if have the time spare)
More Singapore!

It is easy to get around Singapore, however taxis are scare at busy times. A good way to get an overview and acquaint yourself with the city is via the Hop on Hop off bus.

Joo Chiat historic neighborhood with picturesque Peranakan’s colorful houses

  • Boat Quay and Roberstons Quay are top hangouts. You can spend hours exploring the area, which boasts an eclectic mix of alfresco dining, art houses, bazaar shopping and much more.

  • Neon Pigeon - a hip restaurant that offers delicious Asian fusion cuisine.

  • Tiong Bahru Market - Get an early start on day two at the Tiong Bahru Market. Opening at 6 a.m., this is a local market with amazing variety of seafood, fruits and vegatables.

  • Singapore Botanic Gardens

This 158-year-old property is the only tropical garden honored as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The orchid gardens are sublime!

Jumbo Seafood’s flagship restaurant in the East Coast Seafood Centre with award-winning Chili Crab

Po Restaurant at The Warehouse Hotel

Check out the Sultan Mosque (Masjid Sultan)

This prominent mosque is one of the cities’ most impressive religious buildings. You can take a guided tour to learn more about the history of the mosque or just take a quick look around on your own.

See the Gardens at Night

Get back to the Gardens by the Bay for their magical nighttime Garden Rhapsody Show. It’s usually on at 7:45 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. every night, - check their site for a current schedule before you go.

See the City from Above

rooftop bars are the best way to see the city. Smoke & Mirrors, is a cool cocktail bar

Bugis Street Market

The Bugis Street Market was once a red-light district famous around the world, and now it’s famous with tourists and locals alike as the largest and cheapest place to shop in Singapore.

Clarke Quay and Roebertson Quay

This buzzing neighborhood along the river is where Singaporeans and travellers go when the sun sets. There is an array of restaurants, bars and clubs to hang out.

Contact us to arrange your personalise itinerary to make your incentive memorable on 01625 539954 travel@traveloptionsltd.com

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