While you can be sure Singapore provides an array of conventional meeting spaces, the Lion City also offers unconventional jaunts and picturesque meeting locales for corporate events, team building exercises and leisure outings. If you’re looking to step out of the boardroom to lighten up and breathe in a bit of fun, then explore these experiences.
Dare to be Delighted
There is no age limit for having fun in Sentosa – your inner-child is bound to reveal itself as you let go of inhibitions here. There is enough for event attendees and business travelers to choose from for some off-site fun, such as racing against colleagues at the Skyline Luge Sentosa, participating in an adrenaline inducing zipline ride at MegaZip Adventure Park, indulging a free-fall that is much like skydiving at iFly, or taking a trip to Asia’s tallest free-standing observation tower – Tiger Sky Tower – for a breathtaking view of Sentosa Island.
Companies may even display their branding on one of the water screen projections where many gather for a spectacular sound and light aqua show, Wings of Time. Open daily 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM; tel: +65 6736 8672; sentosa.com
Rev It Up
To drive at challenging speeds is no doubt a real adrenaline rush. It is even better when it’s on the official Marina Bay street circuit used for the night race in Singapore. Cruise solo along the Ultimate Drive circuit for 15, 30 or 60 minutes in a Ferrari California, Lamborghini Aventador or Porsche 911 among several options. Rev it up to feel the wind in your hair as you test your need for speed. Open daily 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM; tel: +65 6688 7997; ultimatedrive.com
The Sky is the Limit
Take a break from the conference room to experience the exhilarating thrill of skydiving at iFly Singapore. At one-fifth of the cost of a tandem skydive, each flier can enjoy two indoor skydives in the wind tunnel that is almost five levels high. Feel like a bird as you float around with a stunning view of the South China Sea. Safety is the number one priority and the facility uses state-of-the-art technology to ensure it.
The qualified instructors are certified by the International Bodyflight Association. iFly Singapore also offers packages that create the right environment for team building. In addition, this is where you can wrap up a day of thrills with an event at one of iFly’s indoor and al fresco areas that include the rooftop Sky Garden. Open Thursday-Tuesday 9:00 AM – 9:30 PM, Wednesday 11:00 AM – 9:30 PM; tel: +65 6571 0000; iflysingapore.com
Dragon boat racing is renowned for building team spirit and encouraging participants to work together. The competition brings out virtues such as focus and selflessness, as you are pushing a large group of people to work towards a common objective. Whether you’re looking to bond with your teammates or just enjoy a day out in Singapore, Dragon Boat Innovate can accommodate and customize dragon boating programs to suit corporate team-building objectives. Open daily; tel: +65 6717 9500; dbi.com.sg
Sailing in Style
Singapore is the cruising hub of Southeast Asia, with the world’s top cruise lines identifying this as their port of call. These include popular names such as Star Cruises, Royal Caribbean International and Costa Cruises sailing to nearby regional destinations such as Langkawi and Phuket, to name a few. They offer an array of exciting, on-board experiences and facilities.
For a luxurious excursion, pick between Genting Dream, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises or Silversea to enjoy a wide variety of meals, entertainment options, sporting facilities and a list of activities such as Broadway-style theater shows. A cruise voyage is a perfect complement to your stay in Singapore.
Give your events a luxurious touch by hosting it on a chartered tall ship, The Royal Albatross. Its functional entertainment environment is perfect for high-profile corporate happenings. Its opulent Grand Salon, with in-built audio-visual technology, can seat up to 50 guests overlooking stunning sea views, while the upper deck by the sail rig can seat a further 96 guests, which can be expanded for dockside functions. The Royal Albatross; tel: +65 6863 9585; tallship.com.sg
Another company that offers corporate teams the option to sail away in a super-yacht is ONE15 Luxury Yachting. It offers a comprehensive fleet of 35 boats and yachts to suit varied criteria of events and budgets. ONE15 Luxury Yachting; tel: +65 6305 9676; one15luxuryyachting.com
Shaken Not Stirred
Raise a glass to your meeting success in Singapore with the world-renowned Singapore Sling. The eponymous concoction was invented in 1915 at the famous Long Bar in Raffles Hotel. Your team can start with the cocktail workshop here and end with comparing your concoctions with those of co-workers. Perhaps even let loose over a drinking game or two at this informal lounge sprawled across two levels. Open daily 11:00 AM – 12:30 AM; tel: +65 6412 1230; raffles.com
Tiger Brewery Tour
Explore the glorious history behind this illustrious beer by touring Tiger Brewery. Rewinding 80 years, trace Tiger Beer’s journey from its humble beginnings to the internationally acclaimed beverage that it is today. Beer veterans and trivia fans can engage in a challenging multimedia game that questions you on brews from around the world.
Your group can view Tiger’s manufacturing process to understand ingredients involved and stages of production, walk through the brewing room and pick up souvenirs for the family from Tiger Shop. End your team time on a cheery note at Tiger Bar with samples of the brewery’s many varieties. Open Monday-Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Saturday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM; tel: +65 6860 3005; tigerbrewerytour.com.sg
Culture and Nature
URA Singapore City Gallery
Architecture enthusiasts and history lovers will thoroughly enjoy their time at URA (Urban Redevelopment Authority) Singapore City Gallery. Visitors can delve into the city’s physical transformation and urban planning development over the past 50 years through models, interactive displays and experiential exhibits.
Singapore City Gallery also features a light and sound show entitled “A Day In Singapore.” It takes you on a 270-degree tour of the city, displaying popular sites. The other interactive show around Central Area Model offers a bird’s-eye view of central Singapore. Those interested in learning in-depth about the city’s transformation from old to modern can opt for a private group tour of the gallery guided by a URA officer. Open daily 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM; tel: +65 6321 8321; ura.gov.sg
The mysteries behind science and the beauty in art coalesce to form the ArtScience Museum. Full of interesting tales, intricate works and historical artifacts, the museum is bound to encourage fascinating conversations among team members and business associates. The museum holds world-class showcases regularly, including a 16,000-square-foot permanent exhibit called Future World — Where Art Meets Science, with interactive art installations done in collaboration with teamLab, a Tokyo-based art collective of “ultra technologies.” Open Sunday-Thursday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Friday-Saturday 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM; tel: +65 6688 8888; marinabaysands.com/museum
National Gallery Singapore
Give your events an artsy edge at National Gallery Singapore. Set within two of Singapore’s national monuments, the former Supreme Court and City Hall, this visual showcase houses the world’s largest collection of artwork from Singapore and Southeast Asia spanning the time before the 19th century until today. The gallery has spaces such as al fresco decks, a colonial veranda, an auditorium and multiple seminar rooms for meetings and conferences. This space also offers guided tours of exhibits, interactions with artists and curators. Open Sunday-Thursday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Friday-Saturday 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM; tel: +65 6271 7000; nationalgallery.sg
Your team will be charmed by more than 100,000 exquisite sea creatures grouped in ten different zones and 49 habitats at S.E.A. Aquarium, situated in Resorts World Sentosa. A rendezvous with life from the ocean is a surreal experience for corporate visitors holding cocktail receptions at The Open Ocean Gallery. It is even more exciting to host a gala dinner here, with large windows for a breathtaking underwater view. Open Monday-Sunday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM; +65 65778 8998; rwsentosa.com
The cable car ride to the summit of 328-foot-high Mount Faber brings you to an idyllic location dotted with fine dining restaurants, cafes and bars. Faber Peak is a picturesque destination that makes it a unique setting for business meetings with a choice of a private dining room, three unique restaurants or the sprawling ballroom, all of which offer spectacular views of the surrounding skyline. Open Monday-Thursday 8:45 AM – 9:30 PM, Friday-Saturday 8:45 AM – 2:00 AM; tel: +65 6377 9688; faberpeak singapore.com
The Night Safari is situated by the peaceful Seletar Reservoir where your colleagues can bond with nature and each other. Begin your sojourn at Ankole Terrace where you toast the beginning of an “evening in the wild.” Proceed in a caravan towards a glowing pathway lit with fairy lights that leads to the beautiful lakeside campsite. Enjoy a drink, indulge in a three-course dinner paired with wine, and listen to stories of the jungle at this exotic soirée in the midst of nature. Open Monday-Sunday 7:15 PM – 12:00 PM; tel: +65 6269 3411; nightsafari.com.sg
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