Travel Guide

Other Events during the Great Singapore Sale 2013

The Great Singapore Sale (GSS) 2013 will be held this year for 8 weeks from Friday, 31 May 2013 to Sunday, 21 July 2013. The GSS has been timed to coincide with Singapore's peak travel seasons so that visitors can enjoy the fantastic deals and promotions available during this period. Beyond shopping and more shopping, the GSS also coincides with three equally outstanding and uniquely Singaporean festivals - the Singapore Arts Festival*, Singapore River Festival and Singapore Food Festival. These will give visitors even more reason to visit Singapore during the Great Singapore Sale, and offer them greater insight into Singapore beyond retail therapy.

*The Singapore Arts Festival has been held over in 2013; it will return in 2014.

Singapore International Jewelry Expo 2013 (4 - 7 July 2013)
Venue: Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Hall A & B
Time: 4- 6 July 1130am to 830pm, 7 July 1130am to 7pm

The Singapore International Jewelry Expo (SIJE) is a showcase of exquisite jewelry collections from around the world. It brings together leading jewelry designers, brands and gemstone suppliers from around the world to showcase the most splendid jewelry collections. The inaugural SIJE 2013 will be held at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore's iconic attraction. Taking place from 4 to 7 July 2013, the SIJE boasts a gross exhibition space of 8000 square metres and it appeals to both business and consumer buyers.

The SIJE features a dazzling and unique display of precious and semi-precious jewels and gems. Visitors from all over the world flock to the SIJE to view and purchase the enchanting collections. Designer pieces are in demand as buyers are keen on special designs and unique jewelry and are willing to spend from SGD 10, 000 to SGD 10 million per piece!

Visitors to the SIJE can expect 190 exhibitors from 20 countries and regions, a powerful series of talks led by industry leaders and gem experts, daily jewelry and fashion shows as well as a showcase of the 2013 collection of masterpieces by Thomas Diego Armonia.

(Photo Credit: Conference & Exhibition Management Services Pte Ltd)

Singapore Food Festival (12 July 2013 – 21 July 2013)

Reserve your stomach for some gastronomical delights in the month of July with the Singapore Food Festival. Since its inaugural edition in 1994, the Singapore Food Festival has never failed to tantalize the palates of foodies and gourmands across Singapore. In 2012, more than 350 000 participated in the event.

Immerse yourself in Singapore's heritage, by tucking in to the iconic dishes of authentic traditional food from the Chinese, Malay, Indian and Peranakan cuisins, whipped up at food & beverages establishments all over the island.

In line with the spirit of discounts at the GSS, discounts and promotions will be offered by participating food & beverage establishments. Couple with food carnivals sprouting up across the island, tasting sessions and more, you'll be spolit for choice during the Singapore Food Festival!

Head on down to the Festival Village at Marina Bay Sands and let chefs from various established restaurants and culinary schools in Singapore wow you with cooking demonstrations. You might even get a chance to taste the dishes prepared! You could find up to 50 stalls at the festival village selling international and local dishes, making it a convenient one-stop shop to savour the diverse cuisines! Refer to this for more details. 

(Photo Credit: Reeda)


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