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Hot Idea (TOP LEFT) LLUSTRATION: GETTY IMAGES 8 NOV-DEC 2019 MEETINGS & CONVENTIONS MCMAG-ASIA.COM F rom colonial-style retreats to Michelin-starred restaurants and world-class attractions, Sentosa has burnished its reputation over the years as an exclusive island destination. Located a mere 20 minutes from Singapore's city centre, the island destination oers varied experiences that promise a refreshing change of pace for osite meetings, incentives and conferences. It comes as little surprise that the island destination was picked to pull o the high-powered historic summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean President Kim Jong-un in Singapore last year. The island destination packs a punch in its 500-ha size, making it just as easy to send groups from a thrilling indoor skydiving experience to a hands-on iced tea making session at a stylish beach club. Planners have the exibility to arrange for a short day experience to overnight stays that take in the best of the island's adventure, nature and culinary experiences. Freewheeling expeditions Groups seeking to push their limits through extreme sports will have ample opportunities on Sentosa, with power- packed oerings that include Singapore's only bungy-jumping experience at AJ Hackett Singapore and one of the region's largest indoor skydiving arenas, iFly Singapore. For dialled down activities that delegates can explore at their own pace, planners can arrange for groups to participate in various water sports such as paddle boarding and banana boating and even water obstacle courses at the Hawaiian-inspired Ola Beach Club. For adrenaline seekers, a thrilling experience is donning a water jetpack that uses controlled water pressure to propel participants nearly 10 metres up in the air. Island of superlatives WORDS NAOMI NEOH Freewheeling thrills across Singapore's Sentosa feed the imaginations of groups The options for other beach-based activities are plenty, with three beaches – Palawan, Siloso and Tanjong – oering delegates uninterrupted stretches of sandy canvas for tele-matches, raft- building and even a sandcastle challenge that will pit groups against each other to mould their best creations. Land-based thrilling adventures come in the form of stomach-twisting rides and themed activities at Universal Studios Singapore. Planners can bring groups on a VIP experience that will oer full- access to theme park attractions, VIP access for at least eight attractions, a private meet-and-greet photo session and complimentary refreshments. Gastronomic adventures From the allure of Michelin-starred establishments to authentic street-style eats, there's certainly no shortage of impressive dining options on the island. Modern European restaurant table65 was recently conferred a Michelin star. Planners have the flexibility to arrange for a short arrange for a short day experience to day experience to overnight stays overnight stays that take in the that take in the best of the island's best of the island's adventure, nature adventure, nature and culinary and culinary experiences. experiences. Send delegates on a thrilling plunge from 47 storeys above at AJ Hackett Sentosa.

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