Breakfast of champions

Start the day with a satisfying team breakfast of kaya toast, soft-boiled eggs and local coffee or tea. A traditional coconut jam, kaya goes particularly well with a slab of frozen butter on warm toast, served with a side of soft-boiled eggs and a cup of kopi (coffee) or teh (tea with milk). The adventurous may opt to do as some locals do, and dip their kaya toast into soft-boiled eggs for a different taste.

Groups can find this humble dish at popular chain stores like Ya Kun Kaya Toast, or authentic local standalone coffeeshops like Chin Mee Chin Confectionery.

Explore

For a good mix of sightseeing and team-bonding activities, make a beeline for the bustling city centre. From the downtown Civic District to the Orchard Road shopping belt, travelling from one place of interest to another is a breeze, with MRT lines and taxi stands aplenty.

Culture vultures can while away the afternoon at the National Gallery Singapore, a visual arts institution that is home to the world’s largest collection of modern Southeast Asian art. There are both self-guided and special tours led by directors, curators and special guests. Groups can also take advantage of exclusive corporate tours which offer unique insights into the Gallery’s history and architecture, housed as it is in the former Supreme Court and City Hall heritage buildings.

If you’d rather reward yourself with some shopping, malls like ION Orchard, The Paragon and Mandarin Gallery along Orchard Road carry a mix of luxury and high street brands to satisfy everyone, whether you’re a casual window shopper or a serious shopaholic.

Groups can also participate in team-bonding workshops, such as water-colour painting or letterpress, conducted at K+ Gallery located at Scotts Square, or acquire some leather-making or book-binding expertise at Bynd Artisan located at Tangs. Budding Picassos, tap into your artistic creativity with a spot of art jamming at Artestiq at Mandarin Gallery and watch your blank canvas come alive. Art supplies and a complimentary beverage provided.

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A taste for local delights

Char kway teow, chicken rice, rojak, satay… When it comes to Singapore’s gastronomic delights, the list goes on forever.

With a whopping 50 food stalls and seating for 2,500, the iconic Lau Pa Sat at Raffles Quay and its adjoining Satay Street is a great place for a group meal. There’s also the Chinatown Food Street along Smith Street that offers delicacies from the different Chinese dialect groups in Singapore. But if you’re part of a smaller group looking for a more authentic Singaporean experience, a visit to a hawker centre like Newton Food Centre and Makansutra Gluttons Bay is a must-do.

Nightlife

Nightfall is when a different side of Singapore emerges. The pulsating nightlife and entertainment scene here is guaranteed to keep night owls and party animals happy.

For a stunning view to go with your poison of choice, CE LA VI Singapore is a sky bar perched atop the luxurious Marina Bay Sands®, offering expansive views of the city. And there is no better place to dance the night away than at the always hopping Zouk, distinguished as the fourth best club in the world (DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs) no less, located at Clarke Quay.

MICE organisers and participants can now SMAP their way to a better time

First launched in 2013, the Singapore MICE Advantage Programme (SMAP) is a joint initiative of the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), Changi Airport Group (CAG) and Singapore Airlines (SIA). In May 2017, the scheme was enhanced with new benefits and partners, such as JetQuay and Uber, so aspiring MICE organisers and participants of delegations of at least 100 participants can get even more out of their Singapore experience.

Changi Airport: Routinely voted the world’s best airport, Changi Airport has a host of facilities – like a movie theatre, butterfly garden and even a swimming pool – that makes it an attraction in itself. Under SMAP, a complimentary welcome desk can be arranged to greet participants upon arrival to Singapore. They can also receive vouchers to use for shopping and dining at Changi Airport.

Singapore Airlines: Participants can now enjoy value airfares not only on Singapore Airlines, but also on SilkAir and Scoot. These value deals apply for travel to Singapore from more than 120 destinations around the world.

JetQuay: As Singapore’s premium airport terminal, JetQuay offers each delegation complimentary access for five delegates to its one-way quayside service, while all delegates will be entitled to discounted rates for all JetQuay services. From being ferried through the grounds on an electric buggy to the use of JetQuay’s premium lounge and business facilities, these participants will be treated to a true luxury airport experience.

Uber: As delegates zip around town for business and pleasure, Uber provides a sweeter ride with a 10 per cent discount for all participants of each event, redeemable up to a maximum of 2,500 rides per event.

With SMAP, you can soon look forward to an even warmer welcome to Singapore.