Tourism Authority of Thailand Singapore Office organizes ‘Thai Around Singapore’ Cycling Tour in conjunction with World Tourism Day

On this World Tourism Day on 27 September 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic represents an opportunity to rethink the future of the tourism sector. This year’s theme of ‘Tourism of Inclusive Growth’ resonates with Tourism Authority of Thailand’s ongoing commitment to drive the Thai tourism industry towards safe and sustainable travel.

The TAT Singapore office invited close friends and associates for a intimate catch up through a leisurely bicycle ride, exploring the sights and scenes of Singapore. With a carefully curated cycling route, there were stops along significant monuments such as the “elephant statue”, a bronze monument located at the High Street entrance of the Old Parliament. This statue was a gift to commemorate King Chulalongkorn’s first visit to a foreign land in 1871.

This cycling activity provided an opportunity to experience in a green & leisurely pace the tourism landscape of Singapore, embracing and celebrating the achievements and friendships forged.

Since 1st July, Thailand has embarked on her plan of tourism recovery by reopening the island of Phuket, followed by Ko Samui on 15th July 2021; where fully vaccinated international travellers are able to travel without quarantine requirements.

The Phuket Sandbox 7+7 Extension (Krabi, Phang Nga and Surat Thani) was quickly conceptualised and executed from 16 August for greater flexibility and travel options. From 1 October 2021, more destinations such as Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hua Hin, and Pattaya, are slated to reopen.

Slowly but surely, Thailand is inching towards our goal of opening the skies for travel once more.

NOTE: The Thai Around Singapore’ Cycling Tour was organised with prevailing Safe Management Measures for Tours implemented.

Participants collecting their bicycles for the ‘Thai Around Singapore’ Cycling Tour. Bicycles were pre-arranged in pairs to avoid any inter-mingling between groups of 2.
Scanning the SafeEntry digital check-in for the cycling tour and verifying vaccination status. All participants are fully vaccinated.
A small TAT Singapore Office group photo of Mrs. Patsalin Swetarat, Director (extreme right), Mrs. Salina Chudhabuddhi, Deputy Director (extreme left), Mr. William Low, Marketing Manager (left of banner), and Ms. Sirapussorn Vonpida, Marketing Officer (right of banner).
Mrs. Patsalin Swetarat, Director of TAT Singapore Office, flags off the ride at Singapore Sports Hub.
A group photo with Golden Mile Complex (Little Thailand) in the background.
Cycling past F1 Pit Building.
Our tour leader explains the history of the Elephant Statue gifted by King Chulalongkorn (Rama V), and his close ties with Singapore.
Cycling across the Marina Barrage.
A leisurely ride through Bay East Garden.
Cold coconuts were awaiting participants as they completed their ride.
A safely-distanced thank you speech by Mrs. Patsalin Swetarat, Director of TAT Singapore Office (centre).
Cold refreshing towels to freshen up before lunch!
Participants entered the restaurant according to assigned seating position and pairs.
Participants were seated in pairs according to Stabilisation Period restrictions.
Mrs. Patsalin Swetarat, Director of TAT Singapore Office (right) and Mr. Wilbur Suen, Founder of
A sumptuous Thai lunch at Sanook Kitchen!

Share this