Exciting happenings in Singapore to plan your MICE events around
From adrenaline-pumping sporting action to the sumptuous spread of local culinary delights and international gourmet fare, here are some of the most dynamic leisure activities happening in Singapore in the latter half of the year that MICE groups can plan their itinerary around and live it up while here.
Singapore Food Festival
Foodies will not want to miss the Singapore Food Festival from 13 to 29 July. The city-wide festival, which marks its 25th anniversary this year, is a celebration of local cuisine that offers visitors a taste of Singapore’s gastronomic culture through a wide range of activities, such as cooking workshops and theatrical dining experiences.
Opening the festival is its signature event STREAT, an outdoor food extravaganza that brings together a number of hawkers and restaurants with their traditional renditions and modern takes of local dishes, as well as special pop-ups including a four-hands restaurant helmed by Saint Pierre’s Chef Emmanuel Stroobant and Alma’s Chef Haikal Johari and a bar by Manhattan, recently crowned Asia’s Best Bar for the second year running.
International Champions Cup (ICC)
Football fans should mark their calendars for the International Champions Cup (ICC) in July. Singapore is the only Asian stop for this pre-season football tournament featuring some of the world’s best clubs.
The kick-off match will take place on 26 July, and fans can look forward to English Premier League (EPL) giant Arsenal, French Ligue 1 champions Paris St Germain and La Liga’s illustrious Atletico Madrid facing off in a round-robin format at the National Stadium.
Last year, Inter Milan emerged victorious against Chelsea and Bayern Munich, with close to 105,000 spectators cheering on over three match days.
Singapore Night Festival
Meanwhile, culture vultures would not want to miss the annual Singapore Night Festival, held at the Bras Basah.Bugis precinct over nine days (17 to 25 August).
The street festival is a celebration of the arts and cultural scene of the country, with interactive light installations, street and music performances by local and international artistes, as well as improvisational theatre and film screenings.
Festival-goers can also visit the various institutions such as the National Museum of Singapore, the Peranakan Museum, The Substation and the Singapore Art Museum for free during this period.
Grand Prix Season Singapore
One of the most anticipated events that has been held annually in the Lion City since 2008 is the FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX.
Taking place in the heart of the city at the Marina Bay Street Circuit from 14 to 16 September, the iconic night race – regarded by many as the crown jewel of the FORMULA 1 calendar – boasts not just high-octane motorsport action, but also a complement of lifestyle and entertainment events island-wide spanning 10 days (7 to 16 September).
Race-goers can look forward to concerts by international artistes each race night, with Jay Chou, Dua Lipa, Martin Garrix, The Killers, Liam Gallagher and more slated to take the stage this year.
Then there are the parties at events such as Amber Lounge, Podium Lounge as well as a slew of world-class shopping, dining, nightlife and entertainment experiences and promotions all across the city. Perfect to add that special touch to your next MICE event in Singapore.