|The Draw was held at the FLOAT|
Nonetheless, this year's RHB Singapore Cup still retains its regional flavours with the continuing inclusion of invitational sides from various neighouring countries with the returning of the Philippines club Loyola Meralco Sparks, who will be joined by fellow UFL side Global FC (debuting this season) together with Indo-Chinese presence in the form of Lao Police FC (from Laos) and Cambodian League champions Boeung Ket Rubber Field.
As the result of the revealing of the four mentioned guests participants by Fox Sports Asia before the draw, it means the tournament will not see the returning of Khmers giants Phnom Penh Crown, thus snapping its long time involvement since 2007 with their best showing by reaching quarterfinals in 2009.
|Okkthar Utd drew big crowds in their 2011 outing|
Unlike previous editions of the RHB Singapore Cup where teams are drawn with a clear route to the final, teams will now be drawn on a round by round basis. The clubs competing in each round of the competition shall be drawn in pairs and it will be played on a knock-out format. This shall be continued until the finals of the competition.
|The outcome of the Preliminary Round of the Cup|
The RHB Singapore Cup has always been a most thrilling and competitive affair with the inclusion of foreign sides and a knock-out format , and this season with the increased prize money as well as a new draw for every round it only heightens the excitement of this prestigious tournament.