Singapore is an island country off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula in Southeast Asia. Singapore is also known as Singapura in the Malay language and it stands for Lion City. This Lion City was founded as a British Colony in 1819 and she gained independence in 1965. Since then, she has developed into one of the world’s busiest port and a modern metropolis today. In this city steeped in conservation of history, you can find many modern skyscrapers mixed together traditional heritage buildings. Combining great food, fantastic shopping, exciting nightlife, first-class airport and excellent connections to the rest of the world, Singapore is definitely a great city to visit.
For more information on Singapore tourism, visit www.visitsingapore.com.
Attractions in Singapore
Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands is the conference venue and official hotel partner of 14th ACOMS. It is one of the leading business, leisure and entertainment destinations in Asia. Located along the Marina Bay waterfront, Marina Bay Sands features three cascading hotel towers with 2,560 rooms, topped by the extraordinary Sands SkyPark, ‘floating’ crystal pavilions, a lotus-inspired ArtScience Museum, retail stores featuring cutting-edge labels and international luxury brands, trendy celebrity chef restaurants, endless entertainment at the theatres and the hottest night clubs. Sands Expo and Convention: Business visitors can enjoy the extensive MICE facilities featuring state-of-the-art technology, highly flexible exhibition halls, and a convention centre that can host over 45,000 delegates.
For more information, visit www.marinabaysands.com.
Gardens by the Bay
Situated just a stone’s throw away from the conference venue, Gardens by the Bay is an awe-inspiring nature park spanning 101 hectares of reclaimed land, adjacent to the Marina reservoir. Located right in central Singapore, it is a sanctuary for nature lovers and budding horticulturalists alike. This green space consists of 3 waterfront gardens: Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden. The park houses also 2 world-class ultra-modern conservatories and space-age SuperTrees which will surely fascinate visitors. This is definitely a must-visit attraction in Singapore. Delegates can even access it by foot from the conference venue.
For more information, visit www.gardensbythebay.com.sg.
This famous shopping belt in the heart of downtown Singapore is lined with high end boutiques which house all the latest fashion brands. Measuring 2.2km in length, shoppers can literally shop till they drop. There are many malls located within the area which not only offer shoppers a wonderful experience, but also an abundance of food options to fill their tummies. Orchard Road is well-connected and can easily be reached by the MRT or buses.
For more information, visit www.orchardroad.org.
Sentosa is an resort island off the southern coast of Singapore and it is filled with dozens of attractions such as an integrated resort, a yacht club, sunny beaches, lush rainforest and heritage trails. The integrated resort houses a Casino, a Universal Studios theme park and also the S.E.A. Aquarium where the 14th ACOMS Gala Dinner will be held. Sentosa island is connected to the main island by road, cable car, pedestrian boardwalk and monorail.
For more information, visit www.sentosa.com.sg.
Singapore Zoo, River Safari & Night Safari
The award-winning Singapore Zoo is located in the lush rainforests of Mandai, within the central catchment area. It is takes about 30 minutes to travel from the city by car. The sprawling zoo occupies 28 hectares of land and adopts an open concept of exhibition as the animals are allowed to roam freely in their natural habitats. Visitors will have up-close encounters with the animals and it will be an experience they will not forget.
River Safari and Night Safari are located right next to the Singapore Zoo and they provide different and unique experiences for the visitors. The River Safari is Asia's first and only river-themed wildlife park and it is home to one of the world's largest collections of freshwater animals. Visitors can also take a boat ride within the zoo and visit Jia Jia and Kai Kai, our resident giant pandas. The Night Safari is the world’s first nocturnal Zoo and houses 1,000 fascinating nocturnal animals. It is one of the city’s most famous attractions and visitors can explore the park either on foot via the 4 walking trails or by trams. The cooler weather at night also provides the visitors a pleasant condition to experience the nocturnal wildlife in their natural habitats.
For more information, visit www.wrs.com.sg.
Jewel Changi Airport
Jewel Changi Airport is the latest attraction to be opened in Singapore and is also one of the most amazing as well. Jewel Changi Airport is a huge retail and entertainment complex located right at Singapore’s gateway to world, Changi Airport. The centrepiece of complex is the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, named the Rain Vortex. Surrounding the spectacular waterfall are lush greeneries and several walking trails which visitors can explore. Do spend some time at this marvel before you depart Singapore and you will surely not regret it!
For more information, visit www.jewelchangiairport.com.