Singapore

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Pacific World Singapore is composed of a highly experienced team of event and destination management professionals with unequalled specialist local knowledge. We bulk purchase with local hotels, venues and suppliers through long serving historical and successful working relationships, allowing us to offer outstanding prices for our clients. We have an in-house special events and production team that delivers creative, innovative and high-impact event solutions to suit clients’ objectives and budgets. After more than twenty years providing outstanding, Pacific World Singapore offers absolute flexibility and a bend-over-backwards approach to serving our clients.

Meetings: For added team bonding, ask Pacific World for our special ‘Picture Perfect Pursuits’ city rally or opt for an exciting afternoon of dragon boat racing at Kallang River overlooking Singapore’s city skyline to generate some real team spirit and competitive action among colleagues.

Incentive: Enjoy a Fish Foot Spa or group reflexology after scouring the city heights on the Singapore Flyer.

Conference: Organize a conference at the Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World at Sentosa with a total of 4,400 new rooms between them in five star accommodation, as well as an iconic Art/Science Museum, Las Vegas-style gaming, state-of-the-art theatres, Universal Studios, the world’s largest oceanarium, celebrity chef restaurants and extravagant cultural and entertainment spectacles.

Event: Revel in a colonial themed dinner at the legendary Raffles Hotel and don’t forget to order a Singapore Sling (or two!) from the iconic Long Bar.

Singapore is a destination rich in contrasting experiences, embodying a harmonious blend of east and west – a dynamic city that is grounded in its unique heritage but which enthusiastically embraces modern sensibilities. Frequently the winner of awards for best convention city, Singapore is known to be an easy destination to do business, and the perfect introduction for first time events in Asia. English is the official business language and the city’s record for safety, security and efficiency combines with its exceptional modern infrastructure to ensure your meetings and events are a roaring success. Singapore’s year-round sunny weather allows all groups to enjoy beachside activities and offsite events on Sentosa Island, or even in our neighbouring beach destinations for twin destination options, just a hop and a skip away.

Singapore offers a unique blend of old-world charm and modernity.  It combines the beach, the city and the tropics into one highly efficient and compact location that is perfect for delivering spectacular event programmes. A renowned convention destination.  Easy to get to and easy to do business, Singapore is a strategically located regional hub, with visa free access for many nationalities, impeccable and extensive facilities for meetings and events, efficiency and safety that is second to none. A vibrant  multicultural heart. ‘Uniquely Singapore’ is a multicultural melting pot of influences and experiences, all rolled into one compact location, creating eclectic event programmes, filled with variety. A wide variety of venue and accommodation options. Its extensive inventory of superb international hotels and meeting facilities coupled with high service standards help pave the way for smooth organization and implementation. Great diversity for twin centre experiences. Exotic, tropical and oriental, yet peppered with the comforts of home, Singapore offers heritage, beach, city and jungle all in one compact location. Perfect location in the heart of South East Asia. A perfect twin combination for exotic locations around the region with a multitude of exotic destinations just one or two hours’ journey away.

  • When should I travel?
You may want to travel at anytime of the year as Singapore has different festivals and event happening all year round. With the perfect weather like Singapore, you need not have to worry about traveling and still enjoy the festivals. Testimony to Singapore’s rich tapestry of cultures is a bustling calendar of colourful festivals and events such as Lunar New Year, Hari Raya Puasa and Thaipusam. Events ranging from the Singapore food Festival to the World Invitational Dragon Boat Races are also part of Singapore’s busy calendar. Singapore’s climate is warm and humid with only slight variations between average maximum of 31C and minimum of 23C. Rain falls throughout the year, with more consistent rain coming during the monsoon season from November to January. Showers are usually sudden and heavy, but also brief and refreshing.
 
  • Is it safe to travel and are there places to avoid?
Singapore is one of the safest countries worldwide and it is absolutely safe to travel to any parts of the country, also, for women travelers. Places to avoid are unlicensed jewellery shops selling fake merchandise at exorbitant prices.

  • What money should I take?
US$ in cash and traveler cheque are preferable, but credit cards are just as acceptable. Money changers and banks could be found throughout the country. ATM’s are found almost everywhere. It is advisable, however, to carry along local currency in small denomination.

  • What language will they understand?
There are 4 official languages in Singapore: Malay, Mandarin, Tamil and English. English is the language of business and administration, and is widely spoken and understood. Most Singaporeans are bilingual, and speak their mother tongue as well as English. Foreign language translation is also available such as Spanish, French, German, Japanese and many more.

  • How about my health?
Singapore’s medical facilities are among the finest in the world, with well-qualified doctors and dental surgeons. Pharmaceuticals are available from numerous outlets, including supermarkets, department stores, hotels and shopping centres.

  • Public Holidays

2012

January 01 New Year's Day
January 23 Chinese New Year
April 06 Good Friday
April 28 Vesak Day (Birth of the Buddha)
May 01 Labour Day
August 09 National Day
August 19 Hari Raya Puasa (End of Ramadan)
October 26 Hari Raya Haji (Feast of the Sacrifice)
November 13 Deepavali
December 25 Christmas Day

2013

January 01 New Year's Day
February 10 Chinese New Year
March 29 Good Friday
May 01 Labour Day
May 25 (Vesak Day (Buddha's Birthday)
August 08 Hari Raya Puasa (End of Ramadan)
August 09 National Day
October 15 Hari Raya Haji (Feast of Sacrifice)
November 03 Deepavali (Festival of Lights)
December 25 Christmas Day

  • Do I need a visa?
South African passport holders do not require visas for entry into Singapore for a stay of maximum 30 days.

  • Will I need any innoculations before I depart?
Singapore requires no vaccinations from foreign visitors.