Greetings from the Now! Singapore team! As the summer holidays fast approach we have come up with some very good reasons for making Singapore your destination of choice for a fun and rewarding holiday with the family. With your best interests at heart, we have sampled a selection of the top activities available in the city-state for families on the look out for a memorable and sometimes terrifying holiday experience. From enjoying the hair-raising rides at Universal Studios Singapore to cruising around the futuristic landscape of Marina Bay on a Segway, there are now more attractions than ever before for adrenalin highs and racing pulses.
For a different type of high, June and July mark the annual Great Singapore Sale, a fantastic time to take advantage of discounts, promotions and special privileges around all the city’s main shopping districts and plazas. With the city continuing its 50 years of independence celebrations, visitors can expect even bigger and better bargains, especially along the legendary Orchard Road. In recognition of the pioneering spirit of trader C. K. Tang, who is widely regarded as the man who started the retail business in the Orchard area, we visit the latest incarnation of his iconic store, the home to many a bargain in the coming months.
In June, Singapore will play host to the 28th SEA Games after a break of 22 years. As the city readies itself to welcome athletes from around the region, we look forward not only to a thrilling 12 days of competition, spread over 36 sports, but to a fiesta-style atmosphere in the city, as locals and visitors alike take part in the multitude of events. It’s remarkable how much the city has changed since 1993 when the games were last held in Singapore. Athletes and spectators are now able to take advantage of Singapore’s great choice of sporting venues, including the recently launched Sports Hub complex at Kallang. And once the action is completed, the city’s dynamic choice of dining and nightlife opportunities should contribute to an unforgettable experience for all concerned. We welcome all visitors to the city during this exciting period.
By: Dr Gary Tho There’s nothing worse than going on holiday