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Singapore Travel Guide - Interesting Places to Visit & Fun Things to Do

Good news is in store for those bitten by the travel bug! Under the newly announced Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTL) scheme, visitors from a handful of countries will soon be able to enter Singapore without quarantine. Singapore has already opened up four reciprocal green lanes for fully vaccinated travellers from Hong Kong, Macao, Brunei and Germany since 8 September. From 19 October, fully vaccinated travellers from Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States will also be able to enter Singapore. South Korea and Singapore will also launch mutual VTLs on 15 November. With the world's best airport, best rainforest zoo and a plethora of Michelin restaurants and amazing hawker food, the beautiful Garden City will never fail to amaze with a host of exciting activities! Whether you are intending to visit for business or leisure, here are some reasons why you should visit this cosmopolitan city: ▶ Marina Bay Sands Photo by Singapore Tourism Board on TIH Marina Bay Sands is home to one of the most iconic hotel around the world, with the ship-like structure placed above the three hotel towers. The view on top of the "ship" (which actually features the world's largest infinity pool), is absolutely breathtaking and is a must-have experience when visiting Singapore. Pay a visit to MBS and check out the exciting theatrical performance by La Clique. La Clique La Clique is a theatrical phenomenon featuring a unique blend of circus, cabaret, comedy, and live music. The show has performed to sold out audiences in cities such as Edinburgh, Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Brighton, Montreal, and New York. In Marina Bay Sands, La Clique is the first long running show that features an international cast since COVID-19 struck, hence it is a symbolic show that represents a step towards restoring the confidence of theatre-goers in the current climate. Excited to know more? Get your details and tickets here! Other than the hotel itself, the lotus-inspired Museum is also an attraction you do not want to miss. The ArtScience Museum The world's first ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands is the Museum of Creativity, where the creative processes at the heart of art and science and their role in shaping society are explored. The infusion of art with the modern technology opens up a whole new experience that leave its visitors in awe. *All exhibitions open 10am – 7pm (Last Admission at 6pm). Check out the following exhibitions: ⬆ Virtual Realms: Videogames Transformed, ongoing till 9 January 2022. Get your tickets here. ⬆ Orchestral Manoeuvres: See Sound. Feel Sound. Be Sound, ongoing till 02 January 2022. Get your tickets here. Click here for more details and for tickets to all available exhibitions. ▶ Gardens by the Bay Photo by Gardens by the Bay on TIH Located within Marina Bay is another famous attraction - Gardens by the Bay. The garden is home to many wonders, including the magnificent "Supertrees" - the tall, eye-catching tree-like structures in the picture above. These structures act as vertical gardens, comprising of over 200 species of plants. In December 2020, Gardens by the Bay opened up an exhibition, giving the public a chance to board the famous Orient Express. Check it out! Once Upon a Time on the Orient Express Whether you are a train expert, travel enthusiast or someone who have read the famous novel by Agatha Christie, “Orient Express” will not be an unfamiliar name. The Pop-Up Attraction “Once Upon A Time on The Orient Express” is located at the West Lawn of Gardens by the Bay. Visitors are able to explore the tracks and landscapes that generations before had once travelled on, and witness what then, only a few explorers and diplomats had. Embark on a fascinating journey through the history of the Orient Express, get your tickets here. ▶ Singapore Flyer Photo by Carlton Hotel (Singapore) Pte Ltd on TIH Sitting on the edge of Marina Bay will be the Eye of Singapore – our Singapore Flyer. Just travel a short distance from Marina Bay Sands Hotel and you’ll reach this iconic landmark. At 165 metres tall, Singapore Flyer is known for being Asia’s largest observation wheel. Visitors will be able to immerse in the breathtaking view of Singapore’s skyline, and take plenty of pictures to share with your friends and family. Family fun doesn’t end when you step off the spacious capsules of the Singapore Flyer, as there are many other activities you can take part in! This upcoming event in Marina Square will definitely catch the attention of your little ones. [SISTIC EXCLUSIVE] Peppa Pig Happy Day Interactive Play Singapore 2021 Peppa Pig, the pre-schoolers’ superstar is coming to Singapore this November! Located at Marina Square, just a stone's throw away from the Singapore Flyer, take your little ones to a meet and greet with Peppa or George in their lovely living room. Jump into the World of Peppa Pig, from the soft play area to the countryside, from the garden to the city, recreating the classic scenes from the animated series and featuring three-dimensional character statues. Get your tickets for some family fun with your kids, only here at SISTIC! ▶ Singapore Zoo Singapore Zoo is one of the renowned attractions in Singapore, home to more than 2,400 animals! Explore interactive exhibits across the 26-hectare, rescued wildlife centre, with around 300 species of reptiles, mammals, birds, and more in recreated environments from their natural habitats. Looking forward to the experience? Get your tickets here! ▶ Singapore Night Safari Another one of visitors’ favourite, the Night Safari is home to around 900 animals and classified as the world's FIRST nocturnal wildlife park. Get the chance to see these spectacular animals in a different light, after the sun goes down. Rainforest Lumina Photo by Singapore Zoological Gardens on TIH The Rainforest Lumina is an enchanting and mesmerising experience that you will not want to miss! Get a chance to immerse yourself into the magical universe, and join the Final Season before it ends. Grab your ticket combo including Rainforest Lumina and Night Safari here! ▶ Resorts World Sentosa Photo by Singapore Tourism Board on TIH Resorts World Sentosa is definitely one of the top few places visitors will think of when travelling to Singapore. This world-renowned island resort is home to the beautiful tropical beaches, luxurious hotels and exciting attractions. Two of the notable attractions will be the Adventure Cove Waterpark and iFly Singapore. Adventure Cove Waterpark Ever heard of Asia’s most amazing waterpark? You’re looking at it right now! Not only can you experience Southeast Asia's FIRST hydromagnetic roller coaster, but also challenge your friends on a dueling high-speed competitive plunge at the Dueling Racer, and many other thrilling rides and slides. That’s not all! You will be able to snorkel with over 20,000 tropical fish over a colourful reef, or dare to experience the thrill of being circled by numerous sharks. Can’t wait to start the fun? Purchase your tickets now! iFly Singapore Want to experience skydiving but worried about the risks it hold? Here’s your chance to experience it while knowing perfectly well that you are in a safe environment! The unique technologies implemented allow you to experience the safest free fall simulation, catering to both first-timers and seasoned skydivers. Tempted to try out? Check out more details and book your tickets here! ▶ AIRZONE Singapore Release the child within you and become an Airstronaut at the World’s First Indoor Atrium Net Playground - AIRZONE. Challenge yourself and feel the sense of excitement (or fear) as you walk on the see-through nets suspended up to five floors within the atrium of City Square Mall. Feel free to lie down and take a rest if your legs feel a little shaky, that’s completely normal (unless you are a daredevil, cheers!). There are also numerous activities like the floating ball pit and the 3D Maze that can keep your adrenaline rushing. Get your ticket to a fun-filled day here! ▶ Wild Wild Wet @ Downtown East Situated 10 minutes away from Changi International Airport, Wild Wild Wet is one of the most popular attractions amongst tourists. Since its opening in 2004, the water park has expanded to house 16 impressive attractions, including 7 new addition such as Kraken Racers, Free Fall and KidZ Zone, which brings excitement to a whole new level for all. The water park has state-of-the-art facilities and thrilling rides suitable for all ages with high safety standards, winning the heart of not only tourists, but locals as well. Get your ticket to enjoy the experience here! We’ve definitely covered many attractions, but how will a travel experience be complete without trying out local delicacies? Lucky for you, we know just the right place 😉. ▶ Robertson Quay Photo by Singapore Tourism Board on TIH After a fun-filled day out in Singapore, it’s time to finally relax and enjoy the sumptuous cuisines. Robertson Quay offers a tranquil ambience for an intimate dinner by Singapore River, with an eclectic mix of international restaurants with alfresco dining, wine bars, arts houses, hotel cafes. Not looking to end your day so soon? Fret not as Singapore Repertory Theatre is just around the corner to provide you with quality theatrical productions, and we recommend you one of our favourites: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) Shakespeare is undoubtedly one of the best poets of all time. Experience Shakespeare like never before as Singapore Repertory Theatre presents London’s longest-running comedy, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the best bits of the Bard’s plays. 3 Actors. 37 plays. 97 minutes. It’s Shakespeare at its funniest! Available dates and timings: 30 Oct: 9pm 31 Oct: 6pm Tues - Sat: 6pm & 9pm Sun: 3pm & 6pm Click here for more information and to book your tickets!

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Your Guide to Embracing Emotional Wellness Month

The pandemic has been emotionally draining for everyone, and we feel you. Life during the pandemic has introduced us to a lifestyle that is heavily reliant on technology, with notifications from virtual meetings and devices constantly popping up. With the increasing uncertainty of the future, it is important to check on our emotional wellness to maintain our overall mental health. As we enter October, join us on a journey to restore balance to our busy lifestyles, and explore the various events available to relax and bond with our loved ones. Importance of observing Emotional Wellness Month “Emotional wellness” refers to our ability to process feelings in a healthy, positive way and manage the stress of everyday life. By observing Emotional Wellness Month, we hope that you will be able to remind yourself to take a break from all the chaos and relax your mind. The month is set as a reminder to slow down and take time to take care of our personal well-being and mental health. Emotions are commonly neglected when there are so many other distractions, hence October will be a great time to cool down and really start to check in with ourselves. Fun fact: Humans have 43 facial muscles to express the whole spectrum of emotions! Here are some videos that explore the topic of how our emotional well-being affects our personal growth and ways we can detox. Apart from the videos, here are some extra tips that you can consider. Indulge in a spa session Take a break and schedule a spa day for yourself! Your mind and body are constantly tensed from all the stress you are experiencing. Having a spa session will be able to let you relax, and focus on the present. Research has also shown that having a massage is able to relieve stress, relax your muscles which in turn soothes your mind and emotions. Bond with family and friends This can be difficult to achieve physically with the ongoing pandemic. However, virtual meeting platforms are another possible channel to connect over. Schedule a call with your loved ones on platforms like Zoom, and perhaps even play some multiplayer virtual games online with your friends. You can even explore a foreign land together through virtual tours! Prefer to see one another face to face? We have some staycation deals below which you can check out! Listen to music Studies have shown that music can stimulate the body's natural feel-good chemicals, helping to relax the mind and cope with stress. Music has always been a destressing factor in many people’s lives, be it during work, or partying with friends. This October, why not treat yourself with a concert? With all that said, here is a list of events you can take part in this month. 1) Feed Your Imagination (F.Y.I) 2021 With Time By Drama Box This is a theatre piece by Drama Box about the struggles young people have with thoughts of suicide. It was first created with a view to help students identify mental illness, but also in the process, experience the power of theatre. However, with school excursions on a halt, Esplanade programmers then worked with Drama Box to present this production for a wider audience. So, students, young adults, parents and theatre lovers....27-29 Oct, 4 and 8pm shows! With Time is based on interviews conducted with individuals who have had suicidal ideations or attempts while they were aged 10 to 29. Their various stories do not aim to provide solutions but will remind the audience about possibilities beyond an actual suicide attempt. How did they take the first step to reach out for help or support? What does ‘recovery’ look like? What are the realities of overcoming suicidal tendencies or attempts? Get your tickets here. 2) LIVE Interactive Tour: Offer Your Prayers At The Potala Palace This event is a real-time, interactive online experience with a professional tour guide, which you can enjoy from the comfort of your living room. Learn the teachings of Buddha and the meaning of 'Om Mani Padme Hum' in this live-streamed online experience from the Potala Palace. The tour guide will show you walls with inscriptions of mantras and paintings of various re-incarcerations of the Buddha and learn about each form like the 'Compassion Buddha' and 'Wisdom Buddha'. Invite up to 10 pax and join the online tour here. 3) ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands ® Orchestral Manoeuvres: See Sound. Feel Sound. Be Sound Orchestral Manoeuvres: See Sound. Feel Sound. Be Sound brings together 32 composers and contemporary artists from across the world to create a very different kind of exhibition. Visit the exhibition to tune in, listen deeply, feel the vibrations and create your personal soundtrack. Get your tickets here. 4) Singapore Zoo Home to more than 2,400 animals, the Singapore Zoo is renowned for its open wildlife concept that brings you closer to nature. Explore interactive exhibits across the 26-hectare, rescued wildlife centre, with around 300 species of reptiles, mammals, birds, and more in recreated environments from their natural habitats. Highlights Get close to the wildlife in comfort with unlimited tram rides at the Singapore Zoo See more than 2,400 animals across the open rescued wildlife centre Get hands-on with interactive exhibits featuring a variety of reptiles, mammals, birds, and more Get your tickets here. 5) SCO25 Dazzling Rhapsodies 《炫彩》 Singapore Chinese Orchestra is celebrating its 25th anniversary! Join Music Director Tsung Yeh, Resident Conductor Quek Ling Kiong and Associate Conductor Moses Gay in our Dazzling Rhapsodies gala concert to celebrate this joyous occasion. In the past 25 years, several outstanding musicians have accompanied SCO’s growth. Immerse yourself in Nanyang’s affection as Concertmaster Li Baoshun presents gaohu concerto The Legend of the Merlion once again, written by renowned composer Liu Xijin, while Pipa Principal Yu Jia performs Spring and Autumn, composed by Tang Jianping, rejoicing in SCO’s achievements over the past 25 years. Available in venue and online, get your tickets here. 6) Concordia Quartet - Soaring with the Wind Concordia Quartet invites you to a dance of the soul, featuring the only clarinet quintet Mozart ever composed, and Grieg’s only existing and completed string quartet of today. Joining the quartet is clarinetist Ralph Emmanuel Lim who leads us in the first flight with Mozart’s groundbreaking Clarinet Quintet, one of the composer’s finest late works. We then ride the winds into Grieg’s String Quartet, a soaring flight that brings you through moments of tension, a gripping passage like no other. Get your tickets here. 7) Otah & Friends Staycation Edition: Pan Pacific serviced Suites on Beach Road Stay and play hide and seek with Otah & Friends at the Pan Pacific Serviced Suites hotel on Beach Road for a delightful Pan Pacific staycation. Receive a special Otah welcome package containing a pair of Otah & Friends cushions, a clue kit, and an assortment of snacks. Use the Clue Kit to find the hidden snacks! With easy access to cultural, business and leisure spots, the Pan Pacific Serviced Suites allows its guest to explore and discover a variety of delightful attractions. Should you wish to stay inside, all of the 180 suites are decorated in a sleek and contemporary style, creating a perfect environment to relax in. And, with their premium facilities, you are sure to enjoy your extended family staycation to the fullest. Help Otah find his snacks in the room by solving a series of clues Cuddle up with a limited edition Otah plushie in an Indian outfit Receive a welcome pack that includes a pair of Otah & Friends cushions, a clue kit, and an assortment of snacks Start your staycation journey here. 8) The Fullerton Bay Hotel Staycation Package: S$100 Dining Credit Free & Breakfast for 2 Book the perfect Singapore staycation for two at The Fullerton Bay Hotel. Enjoy the fantastic views of the Singapore skyline, immerse yourself in the beauty of Gardens by the Bay, and kick off the next morning with a delicious breakfast. Enjoy a night at the 5-star Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore Complimentary upgrade to a Premier Room when you book a Deluxe room (Subject to availability) Discover the hotel’s dining offering with a $100 dining credit for use at The Fullerton Bay Hotel and The Fullerton Dining Restaurants Immerse yourself in the whimsical world of floral gems at the nearby Gardens By The Bay (Don’t forget to book your time slot!) Start your day right with a scrumptious breakfast for two Start your staycation journey here. 9) g.spa 24-Hour Spa and Relaxation Center Relax and pamper yourself at g.spa, a 24-hour spa and relaxation center in Singapore. Experience ultimate relaxation with their many treatments available. Enjoy this g.spa promotion for a very special price! Take some time out of your busy schedule and treat yourself to some pampering with a relaxing body massage, a soothing facial, a thorough body scrub, or a satisfying foot reflexology session. Get all the treatments you want at this 24-hour spa and relaxation center Use their range of facilities, like the hot or cold pools, any time you please Enjoy this special g.spa admission price here. Here at SISTIC, we value our employees and take their mental well-being seriously. We invite corporate organizations with the same goal, or are looking to organize wellness events for their employees to get in touch with us at sales@sistic.com.sg.

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Singapore Symphony Orchestra

Since its founding in 1979, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) has been Singapore’s flagship orchestra, touching lives through music and providing the heartbeat of our cultural scene. Bridging the musical traditions of East and West, the orchestra has a versatile repertoire which spans all-time favourites and orchestral masterpieces to cutting-edge premieres. The orchestra makes its performing home at the 1,800-seat Esplanade Concert Hall. More intimate works and community performances take place at the 673-seat Victoria Concert Hall, the home of the SSO. The SSO also manages the Singapore Symphony Choruses, the chamber music series VCHpresents, the Singapore International Piano Festival, the Singapore National Youth Orchestra and the National Piano & Violin Competition.

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Marina Bay Sands

Come and revel in a myriad of exciting experiences. Feast your senses on world-class performances at Sands Theatre™, which has played host to award-winning musicals like The Lion King and The Phantom of the Opera. Visiting Singapore for the first time? Take in unparalleled views of the island from 57 levels high at SkyPark® Observation Deck, or enjoy a leisurely Sampan ride along the canal. Be inspired by thought-provoking exhibitions at ArtScience Museum™. Interact with cutting-edge digital installations in the permanent exhibition Future World: Where Art Meets Science. Get an all-access pass to explore other exhibitions staged in partnership with renowned museums and galleries from around the world. Save up to 20% when you book Show & Dine or Exhibition & Lunch packages!

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Come explore the world with SISTIC! #WORLDONSCREEN is a curated list of exciting, engaging and educational online experiences led by professional hosts from all corners of the globe. Satiate your wanderlust with your loved ones from the comfort of your own home. Join us, as we explore the world one city at a time!