SingapoRediscovers Vouchers: Places to visit, attractions, local tours, and more
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If you've gone through your entire Netflix library and you're sick of eyeballing the four walls of your humble abode, it's a sure sign you need to get out. And since flying isn't necessarily the safest or most viable option in the midst of a global pandemic, getting out no longer means taking a much needed (and wanted) vacation in another country. Instead, getting out has been redefined by the pandemic as venturing out of your dwellings and having a go at discovering the undiscovered on our island.
Luckily for us, the government announced last month that all Singaporean citizens aged 18 years and above will receive $100 worth of SingapoRediscovers Vouchers. The vouchers, which come in denominations of $10, can only be redeemed via five authorised booking partners: Changi Recommends, Trip.com, Klook, GlobalTix, and Traveloka. You'll also need your SingPass account to claim the vouchers. These tickets to explore our backyard can be used starting 1 December 2020 till end-June 2021. With more than 200 eligible merchants across hotels, leisure attractions and local tours, you'll be spoiled for choice. There's still some time before you can redeem those vouchers, but that doesn't mean you can't start planning for your vacation break now, considering places and reservations might be snapped up quickly. To help kickstart your local holiday, we've put together a list of authorised places you can use the voucher at, if you're suffering from cabin fever.
Book a well-deserved staycation
Hotel stays are all the rage right now, with many offering up discounts and packages to provide a change of pace (and view). From couple deals to 'WFH' (work from hotel, not home) packages, hotels are proffering up some of the best deals yet.
Marina Bay Sands Hotel Workation
Pack up your home office and indulge in a luxurious work office with Marina Bay Sands' workation package deal. In addition to a discounted price, you can get complimentary dining credits and other benefits during your stay.
There're no plans for Maldives or Bali in our itinerary for this year, but that doesn't mean we can't relax at an island paradise. Sip iced tea at an oasis with a staycation package at Capella Singapore and get rewarded with discounted prices, complimentary resort activities, and a breakfast bundle for two.
Raffles Hotel Singapore
With festive season rolling up, gift yourself a luxurious staycation at one of the most iconic hotels in Singapore. Indulge in a night at Raffles Hotel Singapore with their seasonal Raffles Family Christmas staycation package. Besides complimentary daily breakfast meals and credits and discounts at the hotel's boutiques, you'll also get a miniature Christmas tree that you can deck up with festive ornaments.
Go on a tour
Explore new crooks and crannies in Singapore that you never knew existed with edgy new tours. To help keep things interesting, local tour agencies have been amping up their tour selections and formats. From a murder mystery tour to a guided trishaw tour around Singapore, you're sure to learn something new.
Outdoor Escape Room Tour by Tribe Tours
You're in Chinatown, and a serial killer is on the loose. It's up to you find the culprit through solving a series of puzzles around the area. A switch-up from the usual tours of Singapore, this contemporary tour is a new exhilarating way of discovering what it was like living in Chinatown in the past whilst solving a murder mystery. Time to channel Sherlock Holmes, people.
Trishaw Tour by Trishaw Uncle
Before there were cars, buses and trains, trishaws were the mode of transport in Singapore. Hop onto a trishaw tour with a friendly rider who doubles as a local guide, and embark on a nostalgic trip through the streets of our island. Lasting approximately 45 minutes per tour, rediscover areas such as Little India, Kampong Glam or Chinatown, which are filled with rich heritage charm.
Big Boat Small Boat tour by Kayak Fishing Fever Tours
Up for a challenge? Give kayaking and fishing a go. Discover a new way of fishing on our tiny island with the Kayak Fishing Fever tour. To cater to everyone's skill level, the tour has both beginner and intermediate levels. This thrilling experience will certainly get you addicted — hook, line and sinker.
Traditional Taste tour by Indie Singapore Tours
Eat, learn and be merry on this tour where you'll rediscover Singapore's rich food heritage. Specially curated for Singapore Food Festival 2020, journey down the streets of Chinatown and Tanjong Pagar whilst feasting on local snacks. The 2-hour long trail will also allow you to discover stories of the past and learn interesting factoids of heritage food places that have been around since the 1930s.
Street Art tour by Xperience Singapore
If you're a fan of art displays and paintings at art galleries, why not take it a step further by exploring the vibrant art scene on the streets of Singapore? With this street art tour, take a gander at local artistic, colourful murals depicting anything and everything — from local historical scenes to bold art pieces. Discover paintings and murals you never knew existed, and snap a few for the 'Gram whilst you're at it.
Play tourist in Singapore
If you miss being a tourist and discovering new attractions, you still can do so within our island city. Who says you can't jump into tourist mode and re-discover local attractions? Get a load of these familiar favourites with fresh perspectives.
Universal Studios Singapore
Universal Studios Singapore is the classic attraction that we all know and love. The perfect place catered to all ages, take a break from the usual lull and raise your spirits with thrilling rollercoaster and adventure rides. To make the most out of your time there, arm yourself with these insider tips.
Take a break from this pandemic-ridden reality and escape into a virtual one at Singapore's first ever virtual-reality (VR) theme park. With 11 various themed rides as well as three coloured zones, the theme park is sure to keep you occupied all day long. Where else will you be able to experience adrenaline-inducing adventures and zombie apocalypses in Singapore?
Gardens by the Bay
Swing by everyone's favourite majestic garden for the opening of the Floral Fantasy attraction at Gardens by the Bay. Admire the whimsical and immersive floral landscape with several different gardens and attractions. Best yet, the temperature inside Floral Fantasy is set at a cooling 23 degrees, so you can stroll through the gardens without breaking a sweat.
Flight Experience Singapore
If you miss hopping onto flights and didn't quite manage to grab a ticket for the Singapore-Hong Kong travel bubble before it sold out, jet off on this adventure instead. A fully immersive experience, this award-winning flight simulator allows you to take control of the cockpit in a genuine Boeing 737-800 replica. Admire the view that's displayed on life-like high definition screens, whilst experiencing different weather conditions and hearing real flight control sounds. You can even take off and land in airports of your choice, with certified pilot instructors guiding you on procedures.
Take a refreshing break from work at Singapore's first floating aqua park, HydroDash. Designed for all ages, you can climb, slide, leap and bounce through the entire inflatable obstacle course. Sign us up for this much-needed respite from the supressing heat.