MTA SERIES OF EVENTS
4 – 7 July 2017
Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC)
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
MTA VIETNAM is the largest and most relevant manufacturing event in the country, bringing to the local industry the latest and greatest range of manufacturing solutions available in the global marketplace.
MTA HANOI 2017
11 - 13 October 2017
International Center for Exhibition (I.C.E), Hanoi, Vietnam
Connect with the manufacturing community in North Vietnam at MTA HANOI - another well-received platform for souring and networking by the industry.
17 reasons to visit Singapore in 2017
1. The local food
In Singapore, we love our food. So much so that we’re always queuing for the next must-try restaurant or hawker stall on our list. Do as the locals do and join a snaking hawker queue to feast on authentic local eats, or discover local flavours where you might not expect it — find fine dining that plays on traditional tastes at Singapore’s Michelin-recognised restaurants.
2. The melting pot of cultures
Kickstart the year with Chinese New Year in January and join the crowds in their island-wide celebrations. In June, visit the annual bazaar at Geylang in the month leading up to Hari Raya Puasa, a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims where they feast after a month-long fast. If you are planning a visit towards the end of the year, don’t forget to join in the revelry as Hindus celebrate the festival of lights – Deepavali in October.
3. The year-round shopping
It’s no secret that Singaporeans love to shop (and we also love our sales — visit mid-year to experience the island-wide Great Singapore Sale). For the best and latest in design, browse through the racks at the new Dover Street Market at COMO Dempsey. Besides the iconic shopping district of Orchard Road, where you can roam the massive Sephora and Uniqlo flagship outlets, shopaholics will have a field day nabbing affordable fashion pieces at Bugis Street, or exploring the unique independent boutique stores of Haji Lane.
4. The arts scene
Singapore’s growing arts culture gives the country that extra spark of character. Celebrate our artists and creatives with festivals like Art Week and the Singapore Writers Festival. Look out, too, for various local theatre shows such as Pangdemonium’s 2017 production of the Broadway hit Fun Home, or join the crowds at annual music mega events like St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Neon Lights, and the massive electronic party that is Ultra Music Festival — there’s something for everyone no matter what tune you sing to.
5. The charming neighbourhoods to explore
6. The iconic architecture
Singapore’s skyline is as iconic as it is picturesque, peppered with unmistakable silhouettes such as the Esplanade and Marina Bay Sands. Travellers looking for a little insight into Singapore’s architectural history can join The National Gallery Singapore’s Building History Tour which walks you through the historical former Supreme Court and City Hall buildings.
7. The museums
Dedicate a peaceful afternoon to exploring Singapore’s museums. Admire Singapore’s best art collections at the Singapore Art Museum, or learn about Singapore’s history at the National Museum of Singapore. Here with the young ones? Take them to the Mint Museum of Toys for an unconventional museum experience.
8. The family-friendly attractions
9. The theme parks
10. The nightlife
11. The sporting events
12. The healthy living
Strap on your running shoes and sign up for the Sundown Marathon or the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon. For something more scenic, hit up the running and walking trails island-wide, like the NParks Rain Forest tour. Yogis can also head to Soulscape Festival, where there are mass yoga sessions on the beach as the sun sets.
13. The parks
14. The wildlife
15. The off-shore islands
16. The transport and travel
With constantly expanding train lines (join an Art in Transit tour for a unique look at Singapore’s Mass Rapid Transit), it’s incredibly easy to get around the country. Singapore’s also a gateway to other destinations in Southeast Asia — simply hop aboard a cruise at the Singapore Cruise Centre or Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore.