Cebu Travel Catalogue International 2018 is already happening this 26 -28 January 2018 at Ayala Center Cebu. We are just two days away from reveling in special discounted travel packages and promos that for sure will help us plot our vacation plans for the year.
Just recently, I was able to join an intimate dinner with the people from Singapore Tourism Board. Stories of travels to Singapore and hawker favorites were the topic over the evening meal. STB was also able to share the country’s newest Tourism brand, “Passion Made Possible” – a tagline that fully encapsulates the spirit that seeps into its stunning architecture, the delicious food, its hard-working people, and much more.
Singapore Tourism Board also made mention that they’ll be rewarding customers who have purchased Singapore packages during CTC 2018 with exciting prizes, including free roundtrip tickets, hotel stays, shopping vouchers, attraction tickets, and more. Just visit booths 49-50 and 51-52, and you may be one step closer to your perfect Singapore trip.
What’s up Singapore?
New possibilities to explore
Singapore reinforces its title as the “Garden City” with a new addition to the Botanical Gardens, the Ethnobotany Garden. A nature lover’s dream, the diverse garden is split into four zones based on the plants’ purpose which include craft of construction, domestic, medicinal, and spiritual. This new attraction is special not just because of the beautiful, lush greenery one can find, but the immersive, one-of-a-kind experiences visitors can gain from the workshops, hands-on activities and learning journeys that allow them to nurture a new-found appreciation for nature.
Aside from going on a serene journey around a garden filled with Southeast Asia’s finest flora, how about taking an exhilarating adventure among nets, giant Zorb balls, slides and mazes? Airzone has got adrenaline-junkies covered with the world’s first suspended net playground. Located at the City Square Mall, this massive attraction spreads across six floors with exciting mazes, slides between levels and a ball pit with 10,000 balls. Have fun inside giant Zorb balls, play dodge ball at the game and activity zone and experience the thrills of a trapeze artist in this awesome playground.
Another adrenaline-charged experience awaits at Sentosa’s newest attraction, AJ Hackett. On the shores of Siloso Beach, the colossal 50-meter structure offers a thrilling playground where fearless risk-takers can lay hold of an exciting dive atop its Bungy Tower, whoosh and swoop in with its high-speed giant swing, take a death-defying walk on its 44-meter Vertical Walkway, and enjoy the feeling of walking on air in the glass booths found at the open-air SkyBridge.
For the newly-renovated Maritime Experiential Museum in Resorts World Sentosa, it’s all about taking visitors on a voyage of epic proportions. The experiential journey includes exhibits of intricate ship models, fun workshops on navigation, nautical charts and knot tying, and exciting simulations that will transport you along the Maritime Silk Route, get you in an adventure with pirates and take you on a terrifying voyage into stormy seas.
After experiencing what it’s like to be a sailor at sea, step into another world and meet your favorite superheroes at Madame Tussauds Singapore with its new Marvel 4D experience. Watch a fun, action-packed 4D movie, localized to feature some of the country’s top attractions in the film’s background, with high-impact special effects. Strike a pose with Captain America and Iron Man, the newest additions to their wax figure family and even try out Iron Man’s armor to channel the hero in you.
Passion-powered events and activities
Soak up some culture at Singapore’s biggest Lunar New Year celebration, the Chingay Parade. The word Chingay means “the art of costume and masquerade” so it’s no surprise that the vibrant parade includes spectacular floats, dancing, dragons, stilt walkers, and so much more. With the largest street performance and float parade in Asia, one can witness the colorful ethnic diversity of the country as different races perform in their traditional costumes.
Another annual event that everyone looks forward to is i Light Marina Bay, Asia’s leading sustainable light art festival. On its fifth edition, visitors can expect 20 sustainable light art installations at the festival’s three fun zones – The Fantastical World of Eco.me, Art-Zoo and Gastrobeats. At the Promontory, people can check out the first hub which is complete with an eco-friendly market that sells organic clothing, upcycled furniture, accessories and more. The Art-Zoo installation at The Float is perfect for kids and kids-at-heart with a playground that resembles a zoological garden with huge inflatable animals. Gastrobeats, at the Bayfront Event Space, is for foodies and music enthusiasts who can grab some mouth-watering goodies from different food stalls and enjoy live musical performances from different local artists.
It’s also an exciting year in the entertainment scene as Singapore brings back the St. Jerome Laneway Festival, the country’s leading music event that brings fresh sound to the coolest locations and is often visited by enthusiasts from all over the world. Festival-goers are sure to enjoy this year’s diverse line-up which include Filipino indie band, The Ransom Collective alongside global acts like American indie alternative artist Billie Eilish and four-piece alternative rock band Wolf Alice. There’s also Ultra Singapore, the world’s premiere electronic music festival, which takes place across three stages that feature blockbuster artists and the freshest DJs. There’s more to look forward to as the biggest names including artists like Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, The Script, Super Junior, and many more, are coming to the country to perform one-of-a kind concerts.
So pack your bags, book that ticket and fly on over to explore the Lion City and infuse some of the country’s fiery spirit into your year!
Indulge in your passions and find out more about what Singapore can offer at www.visitsingapore.com.