Singapore provides the perfect mix of work and play

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Indulge in some retail therapy at the myriad malls along Singapore’s famed shopping belt, Orchard Road. Look out for ION Orchard with its stable of flagship and concept stores, ranging from luxury labels to high street brands, iconic time piece boutiques to classy art galleries.

Just a short walk from ION is another shopping sanctuary, Paragon Shopping Centre. Across the street is Knightsbridge, which houses Malmaison and the region’s only Abercrombie & Fitch boutique. Do also check out retail hotspot The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, noted for Louis Vuitton Island Maison, the fashion house’s first floating flagship boutique in the world, and its collection of street wear labels.
If you’re a tech enthusiast, Funan DigitaLife Mall is the place to head to for its gamut of electronic and photography products conveniently located under one roof.


Those seeking the pleasures of fine dining can savour the delights of Singapore’s culinary establishments. Check out the Singapore outposts of Michelin-starred chefs at tapas bar Esquina, POLLEN and CUT, or savour the gastronomic creations of celebrated home-grown chefs at Restaurant Andre and Iggy’s.

Find your way to the hip Dempsey Hill enclave, which features art galleries, antique furniture stores, weekend farmers markets and chic restaurants such as The White Rabbit, PS Cafe, and Au Petit Salut. For local favourites, check out mouth-watering hawker fare such as Chicken Rice and Bak Kut Teh (pork ribs soup) at Newton Food Centre and Satay by the Bay, or try the signature Chilli Crab at No Signboard Seafood.


Chill out after a hard day’s work. On the banks of the Singapore River is Clarke Quay with a vibrant cluster of watering holes, and Robertson Quay which boasts some of the most popular bars among the local and expat community. The largely residential estate is also bustling with unique whisky and wine bars, and even a popular chocolate bar.
For quiet unwinding, soak in the panoramic view of Singapore’s city skyline at Fullerton Bay Hotel’s Lantern or 1-Altitude at Raffles Place. For a local twist, check out Loof for quirky flavoured drinks Singapore Sour and A True Singapore Sling, and bites like Chilli Crab Cheese Fries and Tiger Toast.Soak in the eclectic charm of Ann Siang Hill and Club Street, home to a variety of chilled out drink spots, alfresco cafes and quirky shops.
For a taste of local arts and music, visit Screening Room on Ann Siang Road for films shown on the lower floors and a rooftop beer garden, or Timbre@The Substation on Armenian Street where different groups of local musicians play live every night.


Stand a chance to experience luxurious accommodation in one of six Singapore-based hotels. In 50 words or less, tell us why you would consider a meeting or incentive travel trip in Singapore. The most creative and innovative entries will win a night’s stay in one of these sponsor hotels:

  • Capri by Fraser
  • Fullerton Hotel
  • Grand Hyatt Singapore
  • Marina Bay Sands
  • Pan Pacific Singapore
  • W Singapore Sentosa Cove


Submit your answer along with your full name, company and designation to by Monday December 2, 2013. The winners will be notified via email by Friday December 13, 2013

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