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WLS 2016 was a great success. Thanks to everyone who attended, the speakers, the volunteers, the Singapore Pools team and I-Promo for contributing to its success. All the content presented at the convention is being uploaded to the WLA website, so please visit regularly for updated information. WLS 2016 is over, WLS 2018 awaits you in Buenos Aires, Argentina.



Take a break and enjoy Singapore, our Garden City! Join our sightseeing tours and discover fun facts and snippets of Singapore’s history, culture and nature.


Singapore District Tour – Trace the history of Singapore

Date: Sat., 5 Nov., 2016
Time: 13:00 – 17:00 hrs 
Cost: SGD 80

Date: Sun., 6 Nov., 2016
Time: 09:00 – 13:00 hrs 
Cost: SGD 80

Be mesmerized by the tale of Singapore’s transformation!

The Civic District Trail covers Singapore history from the colonial period through World War II right to its independence.

Start the tour with a leisurely river boat ride from Clark Quay all the way to the Merlion Park and back. Experience the Singapore River and see the transformation from our heritage roots to the modern metropolis. Enjoy the city skyline and spectacular architecture of Marina Bay Sands, the ArtScience Museum, Fullerton Bay Hotel, Merlion Park and more. We then take a short stroll along the riverside and check out the colonial buildings turned restaurants and pubs.

Hop onto the bus next and get your cameras ready for great photo opportunities. We will pass by the Civilian War Memorial towards the Padang where our first ever National Day Parade was held in 1966. Here we alight to check out the various historic monuments at the Esplanade Park such as the Tan Kim Seng Fountain, Cenotaph, Indian National Army Monument and Lim Bo Seng Memorial. After passing by the various buildings on the river boat, we can now get up close to the historic buildings such as the Asian Civilisations Museum, Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall, Old Parliament House and Raffles Landing Site.

Following that, we shall hop back onto the bus for a slow ride into the heart of the modern Central Business District - the center for all commercial and financial activities. Through the Robinson Road and Shenton Way where the offices of some of the most prestigious companies, local or overseas are situated, before finally making our way back to the hotel.

 • Requires a minimum of 40 participants failing which the tour can be cancelled and fee will be refunded.

WLS 2016 Opening Dinner

Date: Sun., 6 Nov., 2016
Time: 19:30 hrs

Guest of Honour
Mr. Lim Hng Kiang
Minister for Trade & Industry (Trade)

Dress Code: Business Casual
THEME: EthniCity

Experience Singapore, a cosmopolitan city with an enchanting mix of races and cultures. Immerse into a multicultural experience with performances representing various races in Singapore. Be treated to a delightful night showcasing the local costumes, traditional dances and rhythmic music of different ethnic groups.

National Orchid Garden Tour

Date: Mon., 7 Nov., 2016
Time: 09:00 - 13:00 hrs
Cost: SGD 60

Embark on a morning guided tour of The National Orchid Garden, located on the highest hill in our UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Singapore Botanic Gardens. With over 1,000 species and 2,000 hybrids in their collection and 600 on display at any time, be treated to a visual spectacle and the distinctive attributes of orchids in four distinctive zones:

  • "Spring" zone with its prevailing colours of bright and lively shades of gold, yellow and creams
  • "Summer" zone with its major tones of strong reds and pinks
  • "Autumn" zone of matured shades
  • "Winter" zone of whites and cool violet shades

Check out how the orchids are named after celebrities and famous personalities and bring home your own orchid souvenirs! 

• Requires a minimum of 10 participants failing which the tour can be cancelled and fee will be refunded.

Heritage Walk - Red Clogs Down the Five Foot Way

Date: Tue., 8 Nov., 2016
Time: 09:00 - 13:00 hrs
Cost: SGD 60

Chinatowns of the world are interesting places to visit, and the one in Singapore is no exception! Step into the past (in air-conditioned comfort!) at the Chinatown Heritage Centre, an excellent interpretive gallery which features what life was like in the coolie quarters of early immigrants in old Chinatown.

Walk in the present, see beautifully conserved shop houses and venture into quaint Chinese trades stores, specializing in Traditional Chinese Remedies and Ancestral Worship. Appreciate Chinese traditions, vanishing trades and understand how Chinatown developed and came to be home to not only the Chinese but also Indians and Malays.

Wind through Ann Siang Hill, one-time plantation and playground of the rich and influential. Explore the magnificent Thian Hock Kheng, the oldest Hokkien-Chinese temple in Singapore which received the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Award for Culture Heritage Conservation Building. Discover the ancient pantheon of Chinese deities, bats, Dragons, Lips of God, Divination Sticks and Door Gods.

• Requires a minimum of 10 participants failing which the tour can be cancelled and fee will be refunded.

WLS 2016 Closing Dinner & Party

Date: Wed., 9 Nov., 2016
Time: 19:30 hrs
Dress Code: Business Formal
THEME: World Of Possibilities

Indulge in a dynamic show of lights and sounds that symbolize the excitement and vitality of our industry. New connections. New adventures. New opportunities. These possibilities are always within our reach. As WLS 2016 draws to a close, let’s look forward to meeting each other again in 2018!

Pulau Ubin Nature Experience

Date: Thu., 10 Nov., 2016
Time: 08:00 - 14:00 hrs
Cost: SGD 100 (Seafood lunch provided!)

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city! Take a bumboat ride to Pulau Ubin, the second largest offshore island after Sentosa. Pulau Ubin escaped modernization and is regarded as the last “kampong” (village) in Singapore.

The mangrove swamps and natural intertidal flat supports a diverse range of flora and fauna. See Chek Jawa and spot animals like the long-tailed macaques, white-bellied sea eagles, sea otters, hornbills and even wild boars as we take a nature walk on the island. End the walk with a sumptuous seafood lunch at the restaurant by the beach, while having your fortunes told and soaking in other traditional crafts of Singapore!

 • Requires a minimum of 40 participants failing which the tour can be cancelled and fee will be refunded.

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