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Can't Go Overseas? Here's What You Can Do In Singapore to #supportlocal

profileSudhan P

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.

Source: Giphy

“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.

Hotel Deals

Who wouldn’t love a staycation?

Not me.

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!

Attractions 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.

AttractionDeal(s)Deal Start DateDeal End Date
iFly SingaporeBundle 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 202031 Jul 2020
Jewel Changi AirportBuy one ticket for Changi Experience Studio and enjoy unlimited entries till 31 October 2020

Standard Rate -
Adult - $25 | Child/Senior - $17

Singapore Residents
Adult - $19 | Child/Senior - $13
15 Jul 202031 Jul 2020
55% off standard rate tickets for Changi Experience Studio
(refer to above for ticket price before discount)
01 Aug 202031 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 202010 Aug 2020
Madame Tussauds SingaporeFree entry for kids with promo code "ASAKidsFree"22 Jul 202031 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-La14 Jul 202031 Dec 2020
Mount Faber/Sentosa55% off Singapore Cable Car Sky Pass (Round Trip), Wings of Time (Standard Seat), and Sentosa Island Bus Tour17 Jul 202031 Aug 2020
55% off attraction tickets, as well as dining experience deals at Arbora Hilltop Restaurant and Cable Car Sky Dining
Singapore FlyerSingapore Flight Bundle at $55 for a group of 4, including 1 child01 Aug 2020
31 Aug 2020
Singapore Zoo50% off Hello From the Wild Side Virtual Experiences with promo code "HELLOGS50"22 Jul 202031 Jul 2020
Sentosa52% off AJ Hackett Sentosa Giant Swing (for 3 pax) at $9918 Jul 202031 Oct 2020
Snow City30% off Snow Play tickets17 Jul 202030 Sep 2020
Trick Eye Museum50% off Trick Eye Museum ticket with UOB credit cards01 Aug 202027 Dec 2020
Night Safari 50% off admission with promo code "NSWILD50OFF"22 Jul 2020
31 Jul 2020

Dining Deals 

Once you are exhausted from visiting the various attractions, what’s next?


Source: SpongeBob SquarePants | Giphy

Here are some of the dining deals available for you.

Location | OutletDeal(s)Deal Start DateDeal 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 202031 Jul 2020
Mount Faber | Dusk Restaurant & Bar3-course dinner with wine pairing and hands-on cocktail mixing experience 15 Jul 202031 Aug 2020
Resorts World Sentosa | Osia Steak & Seafood Grill 1-for-1 for all lunch set menus 15 Jul 202031 Aug 2020
Singapore Flyer | Bhandari’s Saffron1x main course at Bhandari’s Saffron + a ride at XD Theatre for $15 per person01 Aug 202031 Aug 2020
Sentosa | Blue Lotus 1-for-1 for Prosecco18 Jul 202030 Sep 2020
Sentosa | CoastesFree main with 3 other main courses bought15 Jul 202030 Sep 2020
Sentosa and various other locations | CO+Nut+ink1-for-1 for Signature Coconut Shake (500ml)
or Premium Dessert (Red Ruby) + free
Coconut Water
15 Jul 202015 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/CampaignLaunch DateWhat's Up?
Singapore Food Festival21 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 campaignAugustChope will run targeted campaigns such as
driving off-peak deals for local F&B outlets
#Hi5SGAugustFeatures dining promotions
from participating outlets centered around the
theme of ‘5’, a play on the 5-pax dining rule
Jalan Jalan: Your Good Hoods GuideAugustTo entice people to visit local neighbourhoods,
guidebooks featuring curated gastronomic,
shopping, entertainment and arts destinations
will be created

Tours Deals

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 | TourDeal(s)Deal Start DateDeal End Date
Monster Day Tours | Places such as Singapore city, Chinatown, Little India, or Kampong GlamSG55 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 202031 Aug 2020
Oriental Travel and Tours | Creepy Tales of Singapore Tour30% off 13 Jul 202031 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 202031 Dec 2020
Tribe | Local Tour (Bugis, Waterloo and Kampong Glam)Buy 5 pay 4 #instawalk tour18 Jul 202031 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!

While at it, you can also find out the best cashback credit card or miles card to use from the friendly SeedlyCommunity.

And if you are a fellow Singaporean who hasn’t been to Pulau Ubin too, let’s talk!

About Sudhan P
It isn't fair competition when only one company in the world makes Monopoly. But I love investing in monopolies. Before joining the Seedly hood, I had the chance to co-author a Singapore-themed investment book – "Invest Lah! The Average Joe's Guide To Investing" – and work at The Motley Fool Singapore as an analyst.
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