5 ways to plan your business events with a Singapore touch

MICE planners can inject local elements into the meeting experience at Millennium Hotels and Resorts properties in Singapore.

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Delegates can receive a Singapore-inspired welcome drink as part of The Extra Millennium Mile campaign.

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Delegates can receive a Singapore-inspired welcome drink as part of The Extra Millennium Mile campaign.

Business travellers can immerse in a slice of Singapore culture, from its vibrant food scene, charming neighbourhoods to unique Peranakan culture, during their visit to the Lion City. Hospitality group Millennium Hotels and Resorts is offering The Extra Millennium Mile, its MICE initiative that injects personalised touches into the meeting experience. 

The campaign, which started in April this year, is held across the group’s properties in South-east Asia. In Singapore, four hotels — Orchard Hotel, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, M Hotel and Copthorne King’s Hotel, which are part of the initiative, are offering local food, drinks and activities as part of specially-curated meeting packages. The Extra Millennium Mile is designed for meeting planners who want to ‘go the extra mile’ by introducing more personalised benefits that enhance the meeting experience. Here are five ways that delegates can enjoy a uniquely Singapore experience during their meetings.

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A bartender concocting a Singapore-inspired welcome cocktail for delegates.

1. Sip on Singapore-inspired cocktails and drinks 

Nothing screams ‘welcome’ with a local touch better than sipping on drinks that are inspired by Singapore’s heritage. At Orchard Hotel Singapore, meeting delegates can toast to a contemporary spice-based welcome cocktail that pays homage to Orchard Road’s humble origins as an area lined with fruit orchards, nutmeg plantations and pepper farms.

At Grand Copthorne Waterfront, delegates are greeted with a welcome drink concocted with ingredients that are inspired by Singapore’s rich multi-ethnic culture.

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Delegates at Copthorne King’s Hotel can take part in Nyonya kueh-making workshops and enjoy door gifts such as mini kaya jars.

2. Immerse in Peranakan culture 

Singapore has a unique Peranakan culture, which is a marriage of Chinese and Malay or Indonesian influences. Copthorne King’s Hotel showcases the beauty of Peranakan heritage through its MICE corporate initiatives — guests can expect chef-led Nyonya kueh-making workshops, as well as little gifts like mini kaya jars and traditional buah long long (a sour tropical fruit) drinks decked out on tables adorned with Peranakan kebaya cloth during turndown service. 

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The ‘Live Like a Local’ survival kit offered by Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore.

3. Relive nostalgia with childhood games and snacks 

At Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore, delegates can take a walk down memory lane with a ‘Live Like a Local’ survival kit. They can snack on popular childhood snacks that resonate with many Singaporeans, including haw flakes, iced gem biscuits, White Rabbit milk candy, chocolate-coated wafer biscuits and crispy crackers. While digging into snacks, they can also partake in a thrilling classic board game of Snakes and Ladders. 

Delegates at M Hotel Singapore can tuck into a local feast.

4. Feast on local delicacies  

Delegates at M Hotel Singapore can trace the culinary journey of Singapore cuisine with its three-day Discover Singapore Stories Event Package. Locally-themed meals will be served on each of the three days. On the first day, delegates can step back into the 1960s with a quintessentially Singapore breakfast that comprises kaya toast, soft-boiled egg, soya beancurd, fried you tiao and kopi, followed by classic Hainanese chicken rice balls, which are hand-shaped and served with coriander, sesame oil, dark soy sauce and garlic-chilli dip. ​The next day, delegates who love Malay food are in for a treat. They can expect snacks such as curry puffs and teh tarik, and craft their own ice kachang balls. For lunch, tuck into nasi lemak, which features fragrant rice cooked in coconut cream and pandan leaves. On the third day, pique your appetite with modern fusion flavours from Mod-Sin cuisine with inventive dishes such as eggs benedict prata, DIY chicken rice sushi and chilli crab pasta.

Delegates at M Hotel Singapore can go on walking tours to heritage sites such as Lau Pa Sat

5. Hop on a neighbourhood tour 

Delegates at M Hotel in Singapore can explore charming heritage sites and neighbourhoods that are near its location in the heart of Singapore’s city centre. These pre-event tours are  complimentary as part of the hotel’s three-day Discover Singapore Stories Event Package.  Designated hotel guides can bring delegates to significant locations such as Lau Pa Sat, a popular food court that is housed in a historic market, complete with street-side satay stalls in the evenings, for a gastronomic walking tour. Other tours include a historic walking tour around Duxton Hill and Ann Siang Hill, which were infested with opium and gambling dens and have since been converted into hip dining enclaves.

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As part of the The Extra Millennium Mile, meeting planners can enjoy any two of the following complimentary benefits when their meetings and events have been confirmed or held before 31 December 2021. 

These benefits are: 

  • Upgraded tea and coffee breaks*
  • One complimentary guest room upgrade for the organiser
  • Complimentary usage of one breakout room (where applicable)*
  • One complimentary guest room for every 25 paid room nights (maximum up to 3 complimentary room nights)
  • Breakfast rolls & fresh smoothies / juices on arrival*
  • Complimentary serving of soft drinks
  • 20% F&B discount for all delegates (except room service, alcohol drink)
  • One complimentary meeting package (for every 10 paid delegates)
  • Chef’s selection of upgraded meal options (meals within hotel managed outlets)*

*Applicable for full-day or half day delegated packages

Additional Bonus: Choose one additional benefit option for bookings of more than 100 paid room nights.

Booking Period:  Now till 30 June 2020 |  Event/Group Period: Now till 31 December 2021

For more information, click here or email sales@millenniumhotels.com 

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