Disney Cruise Line and Singapore Tourism Board

Disney Cruise Line and Singapore Tourism Board today announced magical cruise vacations to Southeast Asia for the first time, revealed by Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D'Amaro and Singapore's Minister for Transport and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations, S. Iswaran.

Under a recently signed Memorandum of Understanding, Disney Cruise Line and Singapore Tourism Board agreed to collaborate to homeport a brand-new Disney cruise ship exclusively in Singapore for at least five years beginning in 2025. More details about the maiden voyage, itineraries and onboard experiences will be announced at a later date.

"This is a very exciting year for The Walt Disney Company — 2023 marks our 100th anniversary," D'Amaro said. "As part of this, Disney Cruise Line is currently undergoing an ambitious expansion with new ships and new destinations around the world. We are incredibly excited to make Singapore the home port to our seventh-launched ship, which will sail from here year-round starting in 2025."

"We look forward to welcoming the magic of Disney Cruise Line to Singapore in 2025," said Keith Tan, Chief Executive, Singapore Tourism Board (STB). "This is an important milestone for STB and reflects Disney Cruise Line's strong confidence in Singapore and Southeast Asia. The new Disney cruise ship will be an attraction itself and is expected to boost the tourism sector in Singapore for many years to come."

Cruising in Singapore and Southeast Asia

Singapore's strategic location, world-class air connectivity and port infrastructure make it a thriving cruise hub in Southeast Asia, a diverse region that is home to over 40 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The addition of a Disney Cruise Line ship in Singapore has the potential to add millions of local and foreign cruise passengers across the five-year period, including fly-cruise passengers who arrive in Singapore by air. It is also expected to bring about significant spillover benefits for the wider economy. These include greater demand for port and ship-related services, as well as on-ground spending in Singapore for the lifestyle and hospitality sectors.

New Disney Cruise Ship for Families in Southeast Asia

The new ship will feature innovative Disney experiences along with the dazzling entertainment, world-class dining and legendary guest service that set Disney Cruise Line apart. Guests of all ages will find dedicated spaces and activities designed just for them, and families will create unforgettable memories with beloved characters such as Captain Mickey Mouse and Captain Minnie Mouse, Disney Princesses, Marvel Super Heroes and more.

Disney Cruise Line estimates the passenger capacity of the 208,000-gross-ton ship to be approximately 6,000 with around 2,300 crew members. It is expected to be among the first in the cruise industry to be fueled by green methanol, one of the lowest emission fuels available.

Construction is projected to be completed at the MV Werften shipyard in Wismar, Germany, under the management of Meyer Werft, the Papenburg-based company that built the Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy and Disney Wish and is constructing two additional Wish-class ships.

For more information about Disney Cruise Line, guests can visit disneycruise.com.

About Disney Cruise Line

Since launching in 1998, Disney Cruise Line has established itself as a leader in the cruise industry, providing a setting where families can reconnect, adults can recharge and children can experience all Disney has to offer. Today, the award-winning Disney Cruise Line continues to expand its blueprint for family cruising with a fleet of five ships — the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy and Disney Wish — and three more ships planned. The ship to be homeported in Singapore will be the seventh to launch. It is the eighth ship announced for the Disney Cruise Line fleet. The Disney Cruise Line fleet sails to destinations in The Bahamas, the Caribbean, Europe, Alaska, Mexico, Canada, Hawaii, the South Pacific, and Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit disneycruise.com.

About Singapore Tourism Board

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is the lead development agency for tourism, one of Singapore's key economic sectors. Together with industry partners and the community, STB shapes a dynamic Singapore tourism landscape. STB brings the Passion Made Possible brand to life by differentiating Singapore as a vibrant destination that inspires people to share and deepen their passions.

Best Places to go for a Bicycle Ride

Singapore is a great place for cycling, with its well-maintained roads, excellent infrastructure, and scenic routes. Whether you’re a casual rider or a hardcore cyclist, Singapore has something for everyone. From sprawling parks to coastal roads, here are some of the best places to go for a bicycle ride around Singapore.

East Coast Park

East Coast Park is a great place for a leisurely bicycle ride. With its 15 km long stretch of coastline and wide, flat paths, it’s perfect for beginner and intermediate cyclists. The park is also equipped with amenities such as bike rental shops, cafes and restaurants, and even showers. There’s plenty to explore here, from the mangroves to the beach, and even a skate park.

Pulau Ubin

If you’re looking for a more off-the-beaten-track cycling experience, head to Pulau Ubin. This small island is a haven of tranquillity, with rustic roads and plenty of nature. The island is home to many trails, and you can hire bicycles from the village. There’s also a kiosk at the entrance of the island where you can rent bicycles and helmets.

Kallang River

Kallang River is a great place for cycling, with its wide paths and flat terrain. The river is lined with parks, nature reserves, and other attractions, making it a great destination for sightseeing. Here, you can enjoy a leisurely ride on a rented bike, or take part in a cycling tour.

Jurong Lake Gardens

Jurong Lake Gardens is the perfect place for a leisurely ride. The gardens are filled with lush greenery, and the roads are wide and flat. There are plenty of bike rental shops here, and you can even take part in a cycling tour. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced cyclist, you’re sure to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere here.

Marina Bay

Marina Bay is one of Singapore’s most iconic locations, and it’s also a great spot for cycling. There are plenty of bike paths here, and you can take in the stunning skyline as you cycle. You can also take part in the Marina Bay Cycling Challenge, which is an annual event that takes place in March.

Cycling is a great way to explore Singapore’s many attractions, and there are plenty of places to go for a bicycle ride. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced cyclist, you’re sure to find something to suit your needs. So grab your bike and get out and explore the city!

Singapore EXPO to achieve Net Zero by 2024

Singapore EXPO, the country's largest purpose-built MICE facility, is taking firm strides towards achieving Net Zero by 2024 with the largest single-site solar rooftop installation in Singapore, as well as the development of the largest electric vehicle charging hub in the eastern part of Singapore. The projects are a significant boost to the venue's sustainability infrastructure and will enable it to become Asia's first MICE venue running on clean energy. Singapore EXPO is managed by Constellar.

With over 17,000 photovoltaic panels installed on the rooftops of 10 exhibition halls and convention wing, Singapore EXPO would be the country's largest single-site solar panel installation at a total estimated size of about 6.5 football fields. In a Singaporean context, the energy generated from these panels can power 4,000 units of HDB 3-room flats (at 68 square metres per flat) for a year. The installation is expected to be completed in October 2023 and once completed, it will replace conventional energy consumption at Singapore EXPO with renewable energy.

As events and communities return to Singapore EXPO, the venue is also enabling a more sustainable way to travel. Shell will be installing 20 Shell Recharge electric vehicle charging points at Singapore EXPO's carparks, making this the largest charging hub in the eastern part of Singapore. 20 drivers can charge at any single point of time while attending events or enjoying the F&B offerings at Singapore EXPO.

Sustainability has been a continuous journey for Singapore EXPO since 2012 when its meetings and convention wing became the first MICE venue in Singapore to receive the BCA Green Mark Platinum Award. It has accelerated its efforts in the past year as sustainability considerations from travel, meeting and event professionals have grown in importance towards their selection of service providers including venues.

Last year Constellar pledged its commitment to the 'Net Zero Carbon Events" initiative by the Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) and also joined the Global MICE Sustainability Alliance to explore solutions for green events, develop relevant MICE sustainability standards and accelerate adoption of green practices. As part of the Alliance's efforts, Constellar will also be piloting waste measurement methodologies at BuildTech Asia, a Constellar event, from 28-30 March 2023, as well as Food & Hotel Asia 2024. Both events will be held at Singapore EXPO.

Adding on to the earlier BCA Green Mark Platinum Award for the meetings and conventions wing, Singapore EXPO has also just been awarded the same award for the ten exhibition halls in February 2023. Other initiatives that Singapore EXPO is also embarking on include implementing urban farming on the rooftop of the convention wing by October 2023. The latter complements the venue's current food waste management initiatives, as well as the operation of a food digestor at Timbre+ food park to turn food waste into water that can be discharged into the public sewage system and thus reducing carbon footprint from transporting the food waste for disposal.

Mr Chua Wee Phong, Chief Executive (Venues), Constellar, said: "We are proud to support Singapore's vision to become Asia Pacific's leading sustainable MICE destination by 2030. It's important to invest in both our physical infrastructure as well as develop the necessary skillsets in our people in our journey to Net Zero, so that we can create a strong foundation to build, sustain and scale our sustainability initiatives. Education is a focus area this year as we learn and share about industry standards and reporting with our eco-system of communities including event organisers. We want to support them in their sustainability journey, and to create impact with scale."

Doong Shiwen, General Manager of Shell Mobility Singapore, said, "We are glad to partner with Singapore Expo in their sustainability journey. We want to deliver more and cleaner energy solutions, and electric mobility is one of the solutions that can meet the growing demand for transport in a lower-carbon world. With the largest EV charging hub in the eastern part of Singapore, we are extending Shell Recharge to more customers and hope to encourage even more drivers to embrace EVs."

Bungee Jumping Havens

Bungee Jumping in Singapore is an adrenaline-filled activity ; it has become more popular in recent years. It offers a thrilling experience and a unique view of the city skyline. Bungee jumping is an extreme sport requiring specialized equipment and knowledge of safety protocols to ensure the safety of participants. Several companies in Singapore offer bungee jumping experiences, each with its own unique packages and safety measures. Whether you're looking for a one-time thrill or want to become an experienced bungee jumper, there's something for everyone in Singapore.

No matter where you go in Singapore, you can find the perfect bungee jumping spot to give you the ultimate thrill. Singapore is the top destination if you're ready to take the plunge. Singapore is known for other things as well: its cleanliness, its modernity, its delicious street food, and its incredible skyline. But what many need to learn is that it's a true haven for bungee jumping. Bungee jumping is an extreme sport; it involves jumping from a tall structure, such as a bridge, with an elastic cord attached to your feet, allowing you to fall and bounce back up. It's one of the most thrilling activities available, and Singapore has plenty of spectacular options for those looking for such a rush of adrenaline.

If you're looking for an unforgettable thrill, bungee jumping is the perfect activity for you. Singapore has an abundance of opportunities to experience the exhilaration of bungee jumping. From the iconic Singapore Flyer and Skyline Luge Sentosa to the wildest heights, Singapore has the perfect bungee jumping spots for any adventure. Consider these:

The Singapore Flyer is one of the most iconic attractions in Singapore - it gives the brave a chance to bungee jump from the top of the wheel. The adrenaline rush of leaping from the edge of the wheel, coupled with the breathtaking view of the city and the sea, is sure to be an experience you’ll never forget. The Skyline Luge Sentosa is another of Singapore’s most beloved attractions- it features bungee jumping at its highest level. At the top of the luge, you can take in a mesmerizing view of the city skyline before taking the plunge. Since this is the ultimate adrenaline adventure, you’ll experience the ultimate free-fall feeling.

The G-MAX Reverse Bungee in Singapore is the perfect place for those who want to take the plunge even further. Located at the Resorts World Sentosa, the G-MAX Reverse Bungee is the highest bungee jump in Singapore. At the height of 55 meters, visitors experience the thrill of bungee jumping from the highest point in Singapore. If you want to take a relaxed approach to bungee jumping, Singapore offers several spots to make the perfect jump.:

The Singapore Cable Car: Located in Mount Faber, is an ideal spot for a leisurely bungee jump- here, you can take in the beautiful view of the city and the sea. Jurong Bird Park also offers bungee jumping with its unique aviary setting. It gives visitors a chance to experience the thrill of jumping while enjoying the beauty of nature.

One Singapore's best spots for bungee jumping is the AJ Hackett Sentosa Bridge. This is a thrilling 50-metre-high bridge located on the west coast of the island. It’s specifically designed for bungee jumping. If you’re brave enough, you can leap from the bridge and fly over the sea. For a more extreme experience, you can try Mega Adventure Park in Sentosa. Here you'll find the Mega Jump, the highest bungee jump in Singapore. You'll be suspended from a height of 61 meters and then fall through the air before being pulled back up. It's a most thrilling experience- definitely not for the faint of heart.

Finally, if you're looking for a more relaxed bungee jumping experience, then you can always head to Universal Studios Singapore. Here you'll find the Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure, where you can take a leisurely ride on a river before being launched into the air for a bungee jump. It's the perfect way to get your adrenaline fix without the fear factor. So, if you seek an exciting and unique way to experience Singapore’s pleasures, bungee jumping is definitely a great option. From the AJ Hackett Sentosa Bridge to the Mega Adventure Park, there are plenty of exciting venues to choose from. So, what are you waiting for? Take the plunge ; enjoy the thrill of bungee jumping in Singapore.