MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) – The red carpet will be laid out for Sarangani Province Rep. Manny Pacquiao when he arrives in Singapore on Friday.
The Singapore Government has invited the 7-division world champion for a goodwill visit scheduled from Friday to Sunday.
It will be Pacquiao’s first trip to the Southeast Asian city-state.
“It’s so exciting,” Lynelle Seow of the Singapore Tourism Board said in a telephone interview with abs-cbnNEWS.com. “He's such a boxing hero not only for Filipinos but for all Asians.”
“We’re very excited. We’re so proud of him as well,” added Seow, the Area Director for the Philippines and Brunei.
Lynelle Seow, Area Director for the Philippines and Brunei of the Singapore Tourism Board
Pacquiao is slated to meet with Singaporean youth pugilists as well as members of the Singapore Boxing Federation.
Seow said she expects the pound-for-pound king to inspire the young boxers from Singapore.
Meantime, she added that Pacquiao’s visit is not just about boxing but also about welcoming him to Singapore.
The world-renowned Filipino boxer will be toured around Singapore’s latest attractions such as Universal Studios Singapore, Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore Flyer. He will also join a Hippo Bus Tour.
He will also meet with Philippine Ambassador to Singapore Minda Cruz during his all-expenses paid trip.