Where to stay, meet, play and relax in Singapore

Your ultimate cheat sheet for the hottest places to eat, drink, sleep and meet in the Lion City.

Singapore has transformed from a humble trading port into a leading business events destination, known for its world-class attractions, rich heritage, exciting food scene and advanced infrastructure.

STAY
The 5-star Capella Singapore on Sentosa Island offers 112 rooms, suites and villas and the added  luxury of personal assistants available round-the-clock. Dining experiences are covered with options such as fine-dining Chinese restaurant Cassia, Mediterranean restaurant The Knolls, the tropical island Bob’s Bar and the Chef’s Table.

Capella Singapore

MEET
Meetings on Sentosa Island are catered to at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort and Spa. Surrounded by manicured lawns and spacious outdoor areas, the resort’s Celebrations and Events Centre features 1300 square metres of event space. The two ballrooms and five function  rooms can be partitioned into 15 rooms to serve large conferences and intimate gatherings equally well.

PLAY
Gather your mates for a spot of friendly competition on AJ Hackett’s Giant Swings, the only one of its kind in the world. Two sets of swings – each accommodating up to three daredevils –  simultaneously careen down from 40 metres in the air at speeds over 100 kilometres per hour.

RELAX
For a resort experience, check in at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, Singapore’s only beachfront resort with 454 guest rooms. Guests can choose to wine and dine at any of the six  restaurants and bars, take a dip in the natural water pool or enjoy a rejuvenating spa treatment at CHI, The Spa.

Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentos Resort & Spa

STAY
Turn in for the night at the 574-room Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, which is ideally positioned near the CBD and waterfront precincts. With 33 versatile, naturally lit meeting rooms, the Waterfront Conference Centre offers meeting planners a one-stop solution for all events.

GIVE
Give back by taking part in a CSR initiative organised by Singapore’s premier DMC Tour East Group. Experience the Hawker for a Day initiative at Dignity Kitchen, where the underprivileged are trained in the basics of food and beverage preparation, whilst also providing nutritious meals to the elderly.

Tour East Group’s CSR initative

MEET
Pan Pacific Singapore’s recently built Keyaki Garden Pavilion is a unique meeting spot within the property’s Japanese garden. Seating up to 40 guests, the venue offers a selection of Japanese menus that can be tailored to any event, from private dinners to cocktail receptions.

PLAY
As dusk falls, experience an Evening in The Wild at Wildlife Reserves Singapore. Be cocooned in the comfort of a tipi tent for a memorable evening of drinks, dining and many discoveries. The Night Safari’s exclusive tipi tent is also the perfect backdrop for events of up to 40 guests.

RELAX
Stop in at Mandarin Oriental’s MO Bar for a nightcap, while taking in the spectacular views of Marina Bay. MO Bar offers a range of innovative cocktails, paired with light bites. The hotel’s popular afternoon tea is also served daily, featuring artisan pastries and other delights.

MO Bar at Mandarin Oriental

PLAY
Experience Singapore’s sights, sounds and flavours up close and personal in a vintage Vespa, organised by Destination Asia. The tour takes you off the beaten track and gives you face-to-face encounters with locals, covering places like Kampong Glam, Civic District, Chinatown and Tiong Bahru.

This article originally appeared in the November issue of Spice Magazine. Subscribe here.

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