Can't Go Overseas? Here's What You Can Do In Singapore to #supportlocal
Having been cooped up in Singapore for the past couple of months, I’m badly in need of a holiday.
But the reality is that it would take some time before I can travel overseas as a tourist.
So, I decided the next best thing to do would be to be a tourist in my home country itself.
Well, there are lots of things to be discovered in Singapore…
Like going to Pulau Ubin, which I still haven’t set foot on even after three decades of living here.
“Thanks for judging me”
When the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), together with Enterprise Singapore and Sentosa Development Corporation launched the SingapoRediscovers campaign last week, I was doubly excited!
The campaign will offer unique and value-for-money experiences, packages, and promotions for locals to rediscover Singapore.
And at the same time, help to spur the local economy by supporting home-grown businesses.
Here’s a compilation of the deals and promos I found during my research of the SingapoRediscovers campaign to enjoy right after my virgin Pulau Ubin experience.
Yes, with the long weekend coming up, this guide will come in handy for you too!
TL;DR: Rediscover Singapore Through SingapoRediscovers
There are lots of deals happening. Here are some highlights:
- Sentosa has many staycation packages, on top of promotions for attractions on the island.
- An attractive deal is iFly Singapore’s Local Teaser Package with a free upgrade to Challenge Package (which includes 2 skydives instead of 1) at $56.
- Jewel Changi Airport offers bundle packages that include unlimited entry to Canopy Park and various attractions for three months.
- For the animal lovers, Singapore Zoo and Night Safari are part of the SingapoRediscovers campaign too.
- Food-wise, Changi Airport and Sentosa offers plenty of interesting deals.
- How to be a local tourist without a tour around Singapore, right? The island tours by companies such as Monster Day Tours let you explore Singapore with a whole new lens.
Who wouldn’t love a staycation?
With plenty of hotels opening up in Phase 2 to capture the local dollars, here’s an ultimate compilation of the staycay deals and promos according to your budget!
The guide has been updated with the hotel deals released under the SingapoRediscovers campaign (known as Singapoliday for certain packages) as well.
So, it’s really a one-stop-shop for all your staycation deals!
There are many attractions offers which are running from this month to end-December 2020.
With our nation’s 55th birthday celebration coming up, some places are offering attractive promotions valid only in the month of August.
Do note that some attractions allow visits past the deal end date, so you have to check out the individual attraction sites on the validity period.
|Attraction||Deal(s)||Deal Start Date||Deal End Date|
|iFly Singapore||Bundle Promo:|
New Local Teaser Package ($56) with free upgrade to Challenge Package (U.P $119), which includes 2 skydives instead of 1. Plus, free $20 merchandise voucher
|14 Jul 2020||31 Jul 2020|
|Jewel Changi Airport||Buy one ticket for Changi Experience Studio and enjoy unlimited entries till 31 October 2020|
Standard Rate -
Adult - $25 | Child/Senior - $17
Adult - $19 | Child/Senior - $13
|15 Jul 2020||31 Jul 2020|
|55% off standard rate tickets for Changi Experience Studio |
(refer to above for ticket price before discount)
|01 Aug 2020||31 Aug 2020|
|Purchase either Bundle Package 2 or Bundle Package 4 to get unlimited entry to Canopy Park and various attractions for 3 months|
Standard Rate for Package 2 -
Adult - $54 | Child/Senior - $39
Standard Rate for Package 4 -
Adult - $71 | Child/Senior - $50
|14 Jul 2020||10 Aug 2020|
|Madame Tussauds Singapore||Free entry for kids with promo code "ASAKidsFree"||22 Jul 2020||31 Aug 2020|
|Mega Adventure||4 Megazip tickets for the price of 3 ($55 each) to go in a group, plus a free $10 F&B voucher to use at AJ Hackett or Trapizza by Shangri-La||14 Jul 2020||31 Dec 2020|
|Mount Faber/Sentosa||55% off Singapore Cable Car Sky Pass (Round Trip), Wings of Time (Standard Seat), and Sentosa Island Bus Tour||17 Jul 2020||31 Aug 2020|
|55% off attraction tickets, as well as dining experience deals at Arbora Hilltop Restaurant and Cable Car Sky Dining|
|Singapore Flyer||Singapore Flight Bundle at $55 for a group of 4, including 1 child||01 Aug 2020||31 Aug 2020
|Singapore Zoo||50% off Hello From the Wild Side Virtual Experiences with promo code "HELLOGS50"||22 Jul 2020||31 Jul 2020|
|Sentosa||52% off AJ Hackett Sentosa Giant Swing (for 3 pax) at $99||18 Jul 2020||31 Oct 2020|
|Snow City||30% off Snow Play tickets||17 Jul 2020||30 Sep 2020|
|Trick Eye Museum||50% off Trick Eye Museum ticket with UOB credit cards||01 Aug 2020||27 Dec 2020|
|Night Safari||50% off admission with promo code "NSWILD50OFF"||22 Jul 2020||31 Jul 2020
Once you are exhausted from visiting the various attractions, what’s next?
Here are some of the dining deals available for you.
|Location | Outlet||Deal(s)||Deal Start Date||Deal End Date|
|Changi Airport | Various outlets including Collin's, Heavenly Wang, and Saap Saap Thai||- Free delivery when you spend $50 and above with Mastercard and promo code "MC50FREE"|
- Free delivery plus 15% off total food bill when you spend $80 and above with Mastercard and promo code "MC80FREE"
(Above deals on top of Changi Rewards points for members)
|15 Jul 2020||31 Jul 2020|
|Mount Faber | Dusk Restaurant & Bar||3-course dinner with wine pairing and hands-on cocktail mixing experience||15 Jul 2020||31 Aug 2020|
|Resorts World Sentosa | Osia Steak & Seafood Grill||1-for-1 for all lunch set menus||15 Jul 2020||31 Aug 2020|
|Singapore Flyer | Bhandari’s Saffron||1x main course at Bhandari’s Saffron + a ride at XD Theatre for $15 per person||01 Aug 2020||31 Aug 2020|
|Sentosa | Blue Lotus||1-for-1 for Prosecco||18 Jul 2020||30 Sep 2020|
|Sentosa | Coastes||Free main with 3 other main courses bought||15 Jul 2020||30 Sep 2020|
|Sentosa and various other locations | CO+Nut+ink||1-for-1 for Signature Coconut Shake (500ml)|
or Premium Dessert (Red Ruby) + free
|15 Jul 2020||15 Nov 2020|
For more dining deals at Sentosa, you can head to its website here!
Now, let’s look at some festivals and campaigns centring around food that are coming up in the month of August.
|Festival/Campaign||Launch Date||What's Up?|
|Singapore Food Festival||21 to 23 &|
28 to 30
|This 27th edition of the festival will be virtual mainly. Participants can look forward feasting and exploring their culinary passions.|
|Chope's marketing campaign||August||Chope will run targeted campaigns such as
driving off-peak deals for local F&B outlets
|#Hi5SG||August||Features dining promotions
from participating outlets centered around the
theme of ‘5’, a play on the 5-pax dining rule
|Jalan Jalan: Your Good Hoods Guide||August||To entice people to visit local neighbourhoods,
guidebooks featuring curated gastronomic,
shopping, entertainment and arts destinations
will be created
The best way to be a tourist in our own country is to be one.
That’s where the tour deals come in handy.
Here are some tours that Singaporeans can partake in to discover the less trodden trails of our country.
|Company | Tour||Deal(s)||Deal Start Date||Deal End Date|
|Monster Day Tours | Places such as Singapore city, Chinatown, Little India, or Kampong Glam||SG55 Special Edition Tours for $55 in total for 5 pax|
(limited offer of free $10 Grab voucher and 2 free tickets to virtual bingo tour worth $20)
|25 Jul 2020||31 Aug 2020|
|Oriental Travel and Tours | Creepy Tales of Singapore Tour||30% off||13 Jul 2020||31 Oct 2020|
|Let's Go Tour Singapore | Kelong Tour (north eastern banks of Singapore)||10% off ||27 Jul 2020||30 Sep 2020
|Hello Tourism Company | Singapore Residents Tours (includes food and history tours)||10% off with promo code "RESIDENTS"||17 Jul 2020||31 Dec 2020|
|Tribe | Local Tour (Bugis, Waterloo and Kampong Glam)||Buy 5 pay 4 #instawalk tour||18 Jul 2020||31 Oct 2020|
Get The Right Credit Card
UOB and Mastercard are offering credit card promos at Trick Eye Museum and Changi Airport F&B outlets.
If you don’t carry any of the cards but would like to enjoy the deals, fret not!
Find out the best credit cards for you right here!
And if you are a fellow Singaporean who hasn’t been to Pulau Ubin too, let’s talk!