Open Call for Proposals for President*s Design Award (P*DA) Tours

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Open Call for Proposals for President*s Design Award (P*DA) Tours

About P*DA and P*DA Tours

The President*s Design Award (P*DA) is Singapore’s highest honour for designers and designs across all disciplines. It recognises the significant achievements of an extraordinary group of people making a difference to the lives of Singaporeans and the global community through excellent design. Launched in 2006, the Award is jointly administered by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and DesignSingapore Council (Dsg), and is conferred by the President of the Republic of Singapore.

P*DA Outreach is a year-long outreach programme that we embark on after each award cycle, to promote the P*DA brand and the impact of design, instill pride in our local design heroes, and put Singapore design on the world map through international partnerships.

We are excited to introduce P*DA Tours, a new signature series that will be added to the stable of outreach programmes for the community. Centred around architecture and place-making projects, the Tours seek to provide the public and tourists opportunities to encounter, experience and learn more about P*DA projects that exemplify impactful design through well thought-out and curated journeys. The P*DA Tours will include a special edition to be organised during Singapore Design Week (SDW), one of the most exciting flagship events in Singapore’s design calendar. For more information on SDW, please visit this link.

Open Call

Dsg would like to invite Tour Operators to submit proposals for tour concepts for immersive and engaging P*DA Tours that will be launched during the new SDW returning in September 2022. Up to 2 mainstay partners may be awarded to execute the P*DA Tours on a 1+1 year basis. Successful applicants will receive funding support of up to 70% of the total qualifying costs OR $50,000, whichever is lower, to execute each edition of the tours.


This Call is open to all Tour Operators, i.e.:

a. Licensed Travel Agents

b. Non-Travel Agent licensed Tour Operators, operated by a licensed Tourist Guide who is both a shareholder and director of the business.

Open Call Period ( 1 -21 June 2022)

The call will close at 3.00pm (SGT) on Tuesday, 21 June 2022. For more information, you can join our virtual Open Call Briefing on Tuesday, 7 June, 3.00pm. To register for the briefing, please RSVP your attendance with your name, organisation, and designation by Monday, 6 June 2022, 2.00pm to


Interested applicants may download the Info Kit here.

To apply, please submit all necessary documents via email to by Tuesday, 21 June 2022, 3.00pm (SGT). Only completed and timely submissions will be considered.

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