Ancient Temple of Literature in Hanoi Provides a Series of Exceptional Event Spaces
One of the oldest sights in Hanoi is the Temple of Literature, called Van Mieu in Vietnamese. The ‘temple’ was founded in 1070 by Emperor Ly Thanh Tong and is dedicated to the Chinese philosopher Confucius. The long and narrow complex consists of a sequence of five courtyards divided by walls. As delegates arrive, the temple is lit with soft lighting to create a welcoming environment. They are greeted by the sounds of festival drums with ladies in traditional ao dai who escort the group up the stairs (lit by torches and candles), and through to the main courtyard. Ideal for medium sized groups of between 60-250 people, the various sized courtyards can each be adapted to suit any requirement. The spaces are equally suited for gala or award dinners with traditional entertainment available.
The Temple of Literature is one of Destination Asia Vietnam’s favored venues due to the prestige, we are also the only DMC that has access now due to our long standing and trusted relationship with the director of the venue.
Masterfully Designed Happo-en in Tokyo
Happo-en means ‘a garden which is beautiful from all angles’, and that is certainly true for the one located in Minato-ku. Positioned in the heart of Tokyo, Happo-en is an oasis in the middle of this thriving metropolis. The beautiful Japanese style garden features a pond at its centre which is full of colorful koifish, that is in turn surrounded by a shrine and charming tea house, presenting the perfect stage for your next event.
Clients can reserve this unique venue for a spectacular gala-dinner, creating a complete Japanese cultural immersion with geisha, taiko drumming and sumo to entertain delegates from the moment they arrive and through the night. Happo-en is suitable for a maximum of 400 delegates.
Australian Medical Professionals Travel to Myanmar to Work Within the Local Community
Group Size: 100 people
Venue: Burma (Yangon-Mandalay-Bagan-Inle Lake)
Brief and Challenges:
The brief received from the client was to ‘see the world of Burma through the eyes of a medical professional’. The group also requested to visit local medical clinics in Inle Lake and Bagan. There is a lot of official red-tape in Burma regarding any kinds of special requests that include government bodies such as hospitals, universities, schools etc. Destination Asia Burma/Myanmar worked many months in advance and were successful in organizing the appropriate permissions for this group to access these medical facilities. Arrangements were made with a local optician in Bagan who, following a generous donation were able to take prescriptions and supply 100 pairs of glasses for young orphans from Zaytawun Monastery Orphanage.
The group also chartered the luxurious Belmond Road to Mandalay river cruise ship, sailing between Mandalay and the ancient capital city of Bagan. On visiting Inle Lake, delegates participated in a number of incentive activities, including volunteer work at a local medical clinic.
The client was particularly appreciative of all the additional extra touches made by Destination Asia and the exceptional attention to detail.
Nationwide CSR Projects in Thailand that Give Back
Destination Asia Thailand can make the necessary arrangements for groups of any size to make donations of goods to local schools, arranging the purchase of useful items such as computers, tables and stationery. This can be run in connection with the Foundation of Rural Youth (FRY) if the client would like to get more hands-on. Together with Destination Asia, groups can assist FRY in delivering boxed lunches they have personally helped the foundation prepare. These are then delivered to schools where dietary problems are an issue.
Destination Asia Thailand can also assist delegates who wish to make in-kind or cash donations, ensuring 100% goes to those who need it most as we cover all administration costs through our ‘Giving Back’ initiative. As Destination Asia Thailand are involved in numerous projects nationwide, it is possible to arrange CSR focused activities in areas across the country.
Adrenalin-Fuelled Dragon Boat Racing in Singapore
Destination Asia Singapore can organize the traditional ‘Riding The Dragon in the Lion City’. On the day, participants are divided into respective teams of 10 or 20 and the entire gathering is further divided into two halves. The first half will undergo their dragon boating drill as well as qualifying rounds, while the second half remain onshore to learn about tying and steaming bamboo-leaf wrapped meat dumplings. This is a Chinese delicacy closely linked with the Dragon Boat Festival.
A dragon boat is a human-powered boat traditionally made of teak wood. The activity starts from the rustic shores of Kallang River, paddling the boats out across the waters of nearby Marina Bay. Here participants can enjoy stunning views of modern Singapore, including the iconic Singapore Flyer and Marina Bay Sands – the ideal location for a memorable group photo opportunity! At half-time, the two halves will then swap activities. The adrenaline action culminates with the finals race at the end to determine the top three teams. A medal prize-giving ceremony, celebratory drinks and plenty of camaraderie concludes this fun and exciting group activity in the Lion City.
Cycling Adventure Through Cultural Kintamani
The Kintamani cycling adventure introduces delegates to the natural beauty and culture that Bali is renowned for. This area of outstanding beauty is dominated by the still active volcano, Mount Batur and its crater lake known as Lake Batur. In small groups we ascend to Kintamani at the rim of the former volcano – an area boasting spectacular views with excellent photo opportunities.
From here we mount our bikes and commence our bicycle route as participants wind their way down through 26 kilometers of lush valleys, through Balinese villages, past century-old temples and rich green rice fields. Expert guides explain the history of the land, the culture and timeline of its people on this unforgettable experience that always builds lasting relationships.
Enriching Events Take Centre Stage in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a place turbocharged with ambition and adrenaline, a place that excels in hosting exceptional events. With world-leading design, space capability, versatility and service standards, Hong Kong’s state-of-the-art venues will accommodate events of all shapes and sizes in style and comfort – leaving you rested and unhindered, able to fully concentrate on the bigger picture.
Hong Kong may be Asia’s business hub, but this vibrant, dynamic city also enjoys international notoriety for its intriguing and exhilarating leisure offerings that will enrich your event and leave a lasting impression. Just a short ride away from sights such as The Peak or Victoria Harbor, delegates can bask on surprisingly tranquil, unspoiled beaches and explore jungle clad mountains.
Jam-packed with enticing sights and sounds that reflect its Chinese heritage and modern mindset, Hong Kong gives every meeting and incentives event a coveted ‘wow’ factor. Destination Asia’s team of dedicated professionals specialize in delivering exceptional corporate meetings and events – understanding that the requirements are different for every group. Our years of experience and fast and flexible approach enables us to handle last minute requests and changes to the schedule, guaranteeing your incentive programs are seamlessly delivered.