Event Guide: APM 2018

Make the most of your trip to Singapore

Asia Pacific Maritime 2018 (APM) takes place March 14–16 in Singapore: a great event, in an exciting place. We have put together 5 tips for visitors looking to explore more of the city during their visit.

Singapore has a long maritime history. It maintains relevance in the industry today by investing in educational efforts at the Singapore Maritime Institute, as well as the construction of a new, state-of-the-art Technology Centre for Offshore and Marine. This advances their industry-specific R&D and makes it the ideal location for the annual Asia Pacific Maritime event. The exhibition brings together around 1,500 companies and 15,000 visitors to share insights and product innovations. This year, it’s taking place in the impressive Marina Bay Sands complex, which has a variety of options for airport transfers or public transport links. You can find detailed transport information on the company website.

SKF Marine will be attending APM (booth number F-C02) to showcase a selection of its products and application solutions such as thrusters, bearings, and sealing systems. If you too are attending the event, here are five helpful tips from the local team to help you get the most of out your trip to Singapore:


  1. Where can I go for a special dining experience?At the venue itself, there is the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, with spectacular views and restaurants for fine dining. But if you’re looking for a more cultural experience during your stay, Singapore’s deep cultural heritage has blessed the city with a rich and varied cuisine. Why not seek out something tasty in one of the cultural enclaves, Chinatown, Little India or Arab Street – all three are just a short distance from the site.
  2. Is there anywhere I can take a break? If you are looking to get some fresh air during the event, you can take a walk along the Marine Bay Sands overpass. This also takes you down to the Dragonfly Bridge and across the lake into the Gardens by the Bay if you want to extend your break.
  3. Where is the best view of the harbor?The Marina Bay skyline is stunning, especially at night. While the venue’s rooftop is an excellent vantage point, you can find more excellent seascapes at the 282-meter-high 1-altitude bar or while taking a ride in the Singapore Cable Car. Another option is the Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay which offers amazing views on and off the ground. These huge, vertical gardens are structurally magnificent and form a futuristic forest. You can look out across the water while walking along the aerial Skyway.
  4. Is there a maritime museum nearby?The Maritime Experiential Museum is just across the water to the south west on Sentosa Island, but the event venue has an art and science museum right on site. Situated on the waterfront, the lotus-shaped center is a cultural hub with exhibitions, music events, and immersive spaces. 
  5. Do you have any recommendations for things to do if I spend an extra day in the city?If you intend to make a holiday out of your visit to Singapore, Sentosa Island has a lot to offer. You can relax on Palawan Beach, go tobogganing on the Skyline luge, or even go for a round of golf. The Tiger Sky Tower is also located on the island: A 131-meter-high observatory tower with panoramic views. A great place to watch the ships sailing by…

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