Day: September 7, 2020

Organizers will soon be able to hold large-scale meetings of up to 250 people in Singapore

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Organizers of Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) events will be able to hold large-scale meetings of up to 250 people in Singapore from Oct 1.

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) will start accepting applications as part of plans to kickstart the economy. STB and the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) will review all proposals and approve them accordingly.

“Our sense is that we will have to take this opportunity to re-shape our industries, take on new skills, build up new capabilities for us to emerge stronger through the COVID situation,” Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing said on Monday (Sep 7).

Why 250?

The minister explained that the limit of 250 people will be the basis which authorities will use to scale up to larger events.

“We are working with overseas partners… to see how we can learn from the experience of other countries, scaling this up from the hundreds to the thousands in a safe and sustainable manner,” he said.

Pilot events to take place in October
Singapore International Energy Week 2019

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Pilot events such as the Singapore International Energy Week Conference will take place in October. Through these pilot events, the STB and MICE industry will adapt and adjust the safety protocols for business events to take place.

“This move to start accepting applications to pilot events of up to 250 attendees also takes into account the importance of the MICE industry as well as the strong industry interest in and demand for business events,” STB said.

Importance of the MICE industry

According to a study by STB last year, the MICE industry supported more than 34,000 jobs with an economic value-add of S$3.8 billion. With that said, business travellers also spend almost twice the amount compared to leisure tourists, making them essential visitors for the economy.

STB’s chief executive, Mr Keith Tan said: “The MICE sector is a strategic one for the Singapore economy, and its safe and gradual resumption will safeguard jobs and core capabilities. It will also help those in related sectors such as hospitality and aviation.”

“Public health and safety remain our utmost priority, and we have worked closely with the industry to create strict protocols and develop new ways of organising events. These pilot events and solutions will help Singapore lead the way as a safe, trusted and innovative destination for MICE events.”

“Our determination is that we want Singapore to remain as the top business hub in Asia. We want to continue to strengthen our position as the MICE location of choice,” said Mr Chan.

“It is significant not just for the tangible monetary benefits to the economy, not only about the jobs, but it is also about the exchange of ideas – where people come to Singapore to interact with people from all over the world.”

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Minnie Mouse Ribbon EZ-Link Charm launching exclusively on Shopee!

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In celebration of 9.9 Super Shopping Day, Shopee and EZ-Link bring Minnie Mouse fans an exclusive Minnie Mouse Ribbon EZ-Link Charm. Inspired by the adorable character’s iconic polka-dotted bow—this charm will surely add a cute and feminine touch to any look.

EZ-Link will be launching the Minnie Mouse Ribbon EZ-Link Charm exclusively on Shopee on 9 September at 12am for just $29.90, so mark your calendars and get ready to snag this one of a kind Minnie Mouse Ribbon EZ-Link Charm before it’s gone! Fastest fingers first 😉

From now to 9 Sep during Shopee’s 9.9 Super Shopping Day, don’t miss out on Million $ Discount deals, 50% off vouchers, and 18% cashback with no minimum spend.

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%Arabica opens 4th outlet at Jewel Changi Airport

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Good news for those staying in the east

%Arabica coffee has announced the opening of their latest outlet at Jewel Changi Airport.

The popular coffee chain from Kyoto, Japan, has now 4 outlets in Singapore.

It opened its first outlet at Arab Street last year, with 2 more outlets that subsequently opened at [email protected] and Holland Village.

This will be %Arabica Coffee’s no. 66 outlet in the world.

It opens daily from 10am – 8pm

Address: Jewel Changi Airport, #01-K208 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore, 819666


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Haidilao opening new outlet at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

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Haidilao’s newest outlet will be at Marina Bay Sands

You can soon have hotpot after doing your shopping at Marina Bay Sands.

Haidilao will be opening a new outlet located at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. It is located at B2, next to the escalator beside Tim Ho Wan.

This will be Haidilao’s 13th outlet in Singapore.

It is currently undergoing renovation and will soon open its door to the public soon.

The next time you are craving for some steamboat with your friends, you know where to go.


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