5 things you should know when planning an event in Singapore

Whether you’re a seasoned Singapore traveller or new to the Lion City, these go-to tips will help you plan a spectacular event.

A central location and top-tier facilities, coupled with rich history and vibrant culture makes Singapore an easy choice for meeting and event planners.

The city is constantly changing and evolving, which means even seasoned Singapore travellers are bound to discover new venues and experiences every time they visit.

For those who have yet to explore the Lion City, or perhaps those looking to discover something new, here are five things you need to know when planning an event in Singapore:

Singapore is environmentally conscious

 Sustainability is a growing concern across the world, and Singapore is leading the charge by offering eco-friendly options for event planners.

Planners are encouraged to adopt eco-friendly practices while in Singapore and consider green venues which have a track record of sustainable practices.

Green venues can be identified via the BCA Green Mark symbol.

Hosting a green event in Singapore enhances your brand’s reputation and commitment to sustainability.

Unconventional venues are everywhere

 Singapore has an excellent range of state-of-the-art convention centres, exhibition halls and meeting venues, as well as a host of unconventional event venues that are uniquely Singapore.

Event planners can host events anywhere from art museums and lush gardens, to scenic rooftops and sunny beachfront locations.

For an iconic Singapore event, look no further than Gardens by the Bay, or transform Singapore’s only state-of-the-art soundstages at Infinite Studios for an event to remember. Reinvent the standard cocktail function at Night Safari, or set sail on the Royal Albatross for a luxury incentive experience.

Planners can tap into a network of experienced vendors

Singapore’s well-established business events ecosystem means a plethora of event vendors are on hand to cater to every event planning need.

Professional event planners, event technology companies, logistics companies, translators and other suppliers can bring a wealth of expertise to your event.

Wenyang Sports Association can infuse cultural elements into your event with its dynamic Lion Dance performances, while homegrown retailer Naiise can design custom souvenirs and gifts for your delegates that incorporate local artworks and icons.

Find more Singapore-based suppliers here.

Lion Dance

You can seamlessly mix business with leisure

 Singapore is a proven leader in the growing ‘bleisure’ trend that’s making waves worldwide.  There’s no better place to blend business and leisure, with a variety of bars, restaurants, festivals and attractions for delegates to discover once the event or meeting is over.

Given the city’s compact layout, it’s easy for delegates to travel between hotels, venues and nightlife precincts – making Singapore an exciting destination to explore.

Event planners also have a range of historical attractions, adventure experiences, culinary tours and CSR activities at their fingertips to add a memorable element to any business event. Explore them here.

Getting there has never been easier

Singapore’s Changi Airport is one of the busiest and best connected in the world, with more than 100 airlines flying in out and out of it every week.

From Australia, there are more than 25 flight options every day, making it easy to travel to Singapore from all major Australian cities.

While you’re there, stop by the brand new Jewel Changi Airport, a multi-faceted lifestyle destination that’s catching the attention of Singapore residents and international travellers alike.

Jewel Changi Airport

It features iconic architecture, lush indoor gardens, one-of-a-kind attractions, plus shopping and dining options – it’s a must-see for all travellers.

There have never been more reasons to choose Singapore for your meeting, event or incentive program. To learn more about hosting an event in Singapore, get in touch with the Singapore Tourism Board:

Meliana Halim
Manager Oceania
02 9290 2888

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