How About Summer 2013 in Singapore?

"No one does summer like Your Singapore." This is the tag line of Singapore Tourism Board for their summer promotions. They are calling everyone from the Philippines to visit their beautiful country and to enjoy the wonderful activities lined up for the tourists. Singapore turns up the summer fun with the launch of groundbreaking attractions, fun-filled experiences and highly anticipated events. With a variety of new attractions and experiences just waiting to be explored, Singapore is poised to be a go-to summer destination this 2013 for Filipinos looking ti experience new thrills and experiences.  

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Last week, Singapore Tourism Board (STB) held a Launching Event at Marco Polo Hotel in Davao city where they invited different members of the press and bloggers community to witness what Singapore has to offer for the Filipinos. I was one of the invitees who attended the media conference. The main highlight of the occasion was the launching of It is the official website of Singapore where various activities, tourist spots and travel tips are posted. It's the perfect place to visit online before booking a trip at the Lion City.

Ms. Sherina Chan, area director of STB in the Philippines and Brunei, presented many reasons why we should visit Singapore, not only during the summer but for the coming years. What is amazing about this city-country is that there are new improvements every year. There are always new things and experiences to look forward to.

The last time I visited Singapore was on the year 2008. I went out of the country with my family to celebrate the mother's day in the Lion city. During our visit there, only few tourist spots were open. The famous Universal Studios was not yet in its full blast operations. The Singapore Flyer was still on its first two months of operations but we weren't able to experience the world's largest giant observation wheel because we were still unsure of its safety. We stayed in Holiday Park Inn located at the Orchard Road. What was amazing about our trip was that my dad did not get in touch with any tourism company for tour packages and promos. We were then a stranger to the place but we managed our stay there, without encountering any problem at all. We enjoyed the unique Singaporean cuisine. We also fell in love with the affordable electronics in the malls.

What really amazed me about Singapore is its clean areas. Everywhere I go, I see no mess at all. The city is so clean and organized. Aside from this, I also find the people from the Lion city accommodating and helpful. They are so kind to everyone they meet, especially the tourists. I must say, I really had a wonderful summer 2008 at the city. Since then, I never had a chance to travel back to Singapore because of my hectic schedule.

But after hearing all the talks of Ms. Chan, I wanted to book my flight immediately to Sin. I'm excited to see the newest attractions at the city. I can't wait to witness the exciting events and activities for 2013. Aside from the fact that going to Singapore is so convenient, the flight rates are also available. In fact, there are promo fares that can be availed of from different airlines. Unfortunately, I discovered that I can't visit the city this summer because my dad will be home from Papua New Guinea and it would be bad for me to leave home when he's around. So, I'm saving next year for my all-alone trip to Singapore!

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Again, no one does summer like Your Singapore. What to expect for 2013 at the Lion city? Check this out.

Opening of River Safari in the first quarter of 2013. River Safari will transport guests to eight river zones, from the River Nile of Egypt to the Amazon River, giving them an exotic look at 150 plant species and over 5,000 individual animal specimens.

Marine Life Park. This is the perfect place for families who can't get enough of the many wonders of the sea. The Marine Life Park is the world's largest oceanarium containing 100,000 marine animals from over 800 species.

Garden by the Bay. This place continues to thrill visitors with its awe-inspiring domes, intricate installations and amazing flora & fauna displays.

Big Wig Music Festival. April 6, 2013 at Fort Canning Park. A celebration of musical diversity and kaleidoscope of sights and songs  the Big Wig Music Festival will feature some of the biggest names in hop-hop, soul, funk, disco and moombahsoul, latin, reggae and dancehall - creating a global funky vibe.

20th Great Singapore Sale. Shopper can indulge in fabulous funds offered at up to 70% discount during the Great Singapore Sale, taking place from May 31 to July 28, 2013.

World Street Food Congress. Couples looking to go on a gastronomic adventure this summer can visit Singapore for the World Street Food Congress where 40 of the world's best street food masters will gather for a 10-day event that begins on the 31st day of May at the F1 Pit Building and Paddock.

Russell Peter's Notorious Tour. Theater buffs and comedy fans are also up for a memorable summer in the Lion City as it plays host to acclaimed broadway productions and bestselling comedy shows such as Russell Peter's Notorious Tour at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on the 25th of March.

For more information on events happening in Singapore, visit or like the Facebook community page, YourSingaporePhilippines.

Have fun!


  1. Looking forward the river safari and marine life park in my trip to SG in April.

  2. great lists of things to wathc out in singapore!! people going there should know this too! xx

  3. That looks like a very informative site for people who would want to visit Singapore. I'll check that site out if ever I get the chance to visit Singapore.

  4. It seems like Singapore is actively promoting its tourism outside the country. I wonder if Philippines have a similar thing going on in different countries.

  5. River Safari sounds really exciting! Hope to experience it someday..:)

  6. I love their new website.. really helpful if you want to visit SG.. :)

  7. I've actually been to SIN twice now. My last one was during my birthday month, Nov 2011. I told myself that it might take a while before I come back again (since I have this thing about not repeating countries when I travel). But after reading the list of new attractions, I might just find myself back there soon.

  8. hey, Abbey and I will wait for you ;)

  9. thanks for this info, gonna be a sure guide for lots of people who wants to visit singapore during summer

  10. My sister is living in Singapore she told me that it is really a very nice place to visit, clean and disciplined people.

    1. Yes, that's true and most of the place to visit are for free..

  11. Wow, i am waiting for the time to visit Singapore. How I wish it would be sooner.

  12. there are so much to visit in singapore with such a little space ... i woud definitely include this in my future trips to asia...

  13. nice activities and places to see in Singapore. Hope I can visit the place this summer.

  14. Hi guys,This blog is very interesting and elegant, I love to read this everyday, thanks for sharing this to us, I definitely shared this to my friends.

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