In Pictures: Singapore's Windows of Discovery fam trip

Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau hosted C&IT and agency and corporate event planners in Singapore on a five-day fam trip to sample some of the island's top meetings and incentives options.

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The Windows of Discovery fam trip was hosted together with partners including Resorts World Sentosa, Sentosa Harbourfront, Marina Bay Sands Singapore, Pacific World, Singapore Airlines, Changi Airport Singapore and World Express.

Event planners and corporates arrived last week from the UK, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain, the US and Australia. UK agencies attending the trip included Banks Sadler, The Black Tomato Agency, AddingValue, Conference Contacts, In2Global and Corporate Rewards.

Attendees stayed at two hotels, with one group based at Equarius Hotel, part of Resorts World Sentosa and the other group at the Marina Bay Sands hotel. 

The five-day itinerary, which started last week (25 June) included a welcome breakfast at the colonial-style Burkill Hall in the Singapore Botanic Gardens, followed by a tour of the National Orchid Garden and lunch at Sky on 57 at Marina Bay Sands. In the evening the group set sail on board the tall ship Royal Albatross, with canapes, dinner and entertainment on board.

The following day, the group had breakfast at Mount Faber before spending the day exploring Sentosa Island. This included a visit to Madame Tussauds, a chance to try out the Skyline Luge Sentosa, lunch at Tanjong Beach Club and an afternoon at Universal Studios Singapore. In the evening, guests had dinner at the S.E.A. Aquarium and were treated to an underwater dragon dance.

On Saturday (27 June), the groups enjoyed a walking tour around Bugis Street and visited other neighbourhoods in the city, including Little India, Arab Street and Clarke Quay. Lunch was held at Bumbu restaurant and was followed by a rickshaw ride to the Peranakan Museum. The afternoon was spent at Singapore Zoo, where the groups took the River Safari boat ride and visited the zoo. In the evening, guests enjoyed the Night Safari, dining on board the Gourmet Safari Express, a moving tram, followed by a visit to the Creatures of the Night show.

The group also carried out site inspections at the Fullerton Bay Hotel and the Sands Expo and Convention Centre and visited Singapore Airlines' training centre, while a number of business meetings were held with suppliers at Gardens by the Bay. On the final evening yesterday (29 June), Marina Bay Sands held a dine around showcase. 

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