These incentive programmes are a sure way to introduce groups to a rich cultural experience in Singapore.

Singapore Makan Safari

Food makes up an integral part of the Singapore culture. Known for its myriad cuisines influenced by the multi-racial social fabric, eating (or ‘makan’, which means ‘to eat’ in Malay) is considered a national pastime and often a topic in daily conversations.

Concept: Organise an experiential team-building activity to promote an appreciation for Singapore’s multi-cultural society through a food race around the island.

Focus: Singapore’s hawker fare. Size: Flexible. Large groups can be divided into multiple teams and venues. Execution: Delegates will be split into teams of 4-6. Teams will each be given a list of 10 ingredients commonly used in 2-3 local hawker dishes, where dishes and combinations across the group differ for a good mix. With S$50 given to each team, teams are to find their way (via various public transport modes) to Tekka Wet Market, the largest indoor wet market in Singapore, to find the ingredients. Teams will take a group photo with the stall owners and ingredients, and find their way to the allocated hawker centres to have a taste of the allocated dishes. Prior to sampling, teams will snap a photo of themselves and two other Singaporeans with the dishes. From there, teams will have to email their photos and submit a 200-word summary of their experiences to qualify for the top spot in the Singapore Makan Safari challenge.

Singapore Heritage Hunt

Discover the Singapore ethnic composition – a colourful tapestry of races blended in harmony.

Concept: An experiential programme to promote an appreciation for Singapore’s rich and diverse cultural scene through an adventure around the island.

Focus: Singapore’s four predominant cultures – Chinese, Indian, Malay and Eurasian.

Size: Flexible. Large groups can be divided into multiple teams and venues. Execution: Organise a heritage trail around the island in search of Singapore’s distinct and diverse cultures.

The first challenge set for teams is to use the varied modes of public transportation available to reach their destinations. Whilst in a precinct, go on a foot trail or rickshaw ride to track down unique elements that represent its tradition and culture, such as a lucky charm from Chinatown, a flower garland from Little India, and batik from Kampong Glam. Upon returning, teams are to explain, in the most creative ways possible, the history and significance of these elements. Teams can also try their hand at making flower garlands, batik painting, Nonya beadwork, or attempt some Chinese opera dance moves.

Head to: Tekka Wet Market. 665 Buffalo Road, Level 1 Tekka Centre, Singapore 210665

Work with your trusted DMC to create more itineraries at these hawker centre venues:

Newton Food Centre (seating capacity of over 1600 pax); Tiong Bahru Food Centre (seating capacity of approximately 2000 pax); East Coast Lagoon Food Village (seating capacity of over 1400 pax) – closed for renovation until November 2013 Email:contact_nea@nea.gov.sg or 1800-2255632 for assistance.

Chinatown Market (seating capacity of approximately 4000 pax); Old Airport Road Food Centre (seating capacity of approximately 2000 pax) Email: pldmail@hdb.gov.sg or call 1800-866-3073 for assistance.

Lau Pa Sat (seating capacity of approximately 2000 pax) Email: jacquelinelim@kopitiam.biz or call +65 62202138 for assistance.
Singapore Food Trail at Singapore Flyer (seating capacity of over 600 pax) Email: jeanette_sim@select.com.sg for assistance.

Makansutra Glutton’s Bay at Esplanade (seating capacity of approximately 500 pax) Call +65 6438 4038 for assistance.