While travelling overseas remains on pause right now, why not use your SingapoRediscovers Vouchers to take a Singapoliday? Singaporeans above the age of 18 in 2020 have until Jun 30, 2021 to redeem up to $100 on hotel stays, local attractions and tours on official booking platforms such as Klook. In fact, there are value-for-money and exclusive deals galore on Klook, the hardest part would be deciding which deals to use your vouchers on.
Perhaps some Singapoliday inspiration from the celebs might come in handy. Love 972 DJs Dennis Chew and Marcus Chin are already planning how they’ll be using their SingapoRediscovers Vouchers, from hotel stays to local attractions. We get the DJ duo to give us some ideas for that ideal Singapoliday.
What do Dennis Chew and Marcus Chin’s ideal Singapolidays look like?
Dennis tells us he’s a fan of the Singapore Zoological Gardens, Jurong Bird Park, Gardens by the Bay and Universal Studios Singapore. In fact, the host is a regular visitor at these local attractions even before Covid-19 struck. Not only does he have an annual pass to Universal Studios Singapore, complete with the Universal Express pass so he can sit all the rides without wasting time, he’s also a “Friend of the Zoo” as he visits the attractions a few times a year.
A fan of staycations and hotel hopping, Dennis reckons he’ll be booking a stay at the Andaz Singapore, where actress Sheila Sim held her wedding. “I like the hotel and have been planning to stay since I attended her wedding. She did say she'd book rooms for everyone to stay together, but I thought better not to disturb the wedding couple [laughs]. I’ve also been back to host several wedding dinners since then. I've always wanted to stay there but never had the time to as I was busy with work. Now that Klook has an exclusive deal, I’m finally going to make time for this staycation,” he says.
Marcus, on the other hand, is a true-blue Singaporean. He loves to go shopping to snap up good deals, and particularly loves Marina Bay Sands. He adds that the wide spaces within the mall makes for a pleasant shopping experience, and is a soothing environment to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee with the “river” flowing beneath when you want to rest your legs from all that walking.
But he plans to redeem his vouchers to spend time with loved ones, specifically, a trip to visit the zoo and the bird park with family and friends – socially distanced, of course. And if his schedule permits, he might pop in for another staycation at his favourite Singapore hotel, the Grand Hyatt Singapore, because he loves the food options at its restaurants, especially mezza9 with its offerings of nine different cuisines in one place.
Feeling inspired by Dennis and Marcus’ Singapoliday itineraries? Here are similar activities you can check out from Klook:
Restore And Recharge With A Staycation, or Two
Book yourself in for a stay at Andaz Singapore. The deal includes complimentary breakfast as well as $100 F&B credit per room. Best bit? You can use this dining credit all on your meals, including in-room dining. Yes, waking up to breakfast in bed is definitely something we’ll be looking forward to. Plus, you’ll also enjoy complimentary in-room minibar (excluding spirits; replenished once during your stay) as well as all-day refreshments that include non-alcoholic beverages, coffee, tea and light snacks throughout the day at the Sunroom on Level 25.
Love the bustle of Orchard Road? Then staying at the Grand Hyatt Singapore is where you’ll want to be. There are also a variety of Klook exclusive options to suit your needs, such as the Room Only or Room with Daily Breakfast for two packages. But if you want to pamper yourself, why not opt for the Foodie & Spa Staycation, which includes daily breakfast at StraitsKitchen, a three-course lunch set at Mezza9 and a $50 spa credit per room for two.
Enjoy a guaranteed upgrade to the Warehouse Loft when you book a stay at the hip Warehouse Hotel. The Klook exclusive Warehouse Respite package also comes with daily breakfast, $50 F&B dining credit and complimentary two bespoke cocktails. Book an extra night and get your F&B dining credits increased to $80. Or take some time off during the week and book a Weekday Riverside Respite and enjoy the view of the Singapore River during your stay. In addition, all guests will get a complimentary one-hour exclusive use of the swimming pool during the day too.
Take A Little Trip Around Singapore
Want to do something fun and different? Hop on for a Vespa heritage tour — a finalist for the Best Tour Experience at the 2019 Singapore Tourism Awards — and explore Singapore like you’ve never done before. There are different districts and neighbourhoods to choose from for a visit and a wander onboard your very own Vespa (Note: You won’t be driving yourself, so feel free to snap lots of pics as you zip along).
Calling all animal lovers, spend the day exploring the animal kingdom with this four-in-one Park Hopper Pass. Start the morning at the award-winning Singapore Zoo for fun, up close encounters with the animals, then move over to the Singapore River Safari and say hi to Kai Kai and Jia Jia. After the sun sets, get to learn more about the animals’ habits at the Singapore Night Safari. If birds are your faves, then the Jurong Bird Park is a must-visit where you can learn more about flamingos, ostriches, pelicans and friendly lorikeets. Do note that you have to book a date and timeslot before visiting any of the parks.
Breathe in some fresh sea air by exploring the northeastern banks of Singapore on a guided three-hour Kelong Tour. Besides watching sea birds, you’ll also learn more about Singapore’s land reclamation projects and fish farming practices that are still in use today. A great way to spend time with your friends or family, and is great for both the young and young-at-heart.
Go on a trip to discover what Singapore was like in the 1950s to 1980s. Learn more about our country’s slowly disappearing prolific trades on this 2017 Singapore Tourism winner: Visit one of the few remaining local coffee roasters to see how coffee beans become a tasty cup of kopi-o; head over to a local bread factory for a behind-the-scenes look and meet one of the masters of paper house making to find out how it relates to Singapore’s Chinese customs. Book through the exclusive link and get a free local breakfast snack – free coffee and snack, yes please!
Book Your Singapoliday Now!
Here’s how you can redeem your SingapoRediscovers Vouchers on Klook:
Step 1: Have your SingPass ready
Step 2: Browse the Klook website for ideas (Note: Eligible activities are marked with the SingapoRediscovers Vouchers icon)
Step 3: Add to cart the activity, attraction or hotel stay of your choice
Step 4: At payment, click on the “Use SingapoRediscovers Vouchers” at checkout
Step 5: Login using your SingPass to choose the amount of SingapoRediscovers Vouchers you want to redeem (Note: If you have family members under 18 years old, click the “Activate child/youth subsidies” and key in their NRIC numbers and names to receive $10 subsidies for each child/youth)
Step 6: Copy the generated SingapoRediscovers Vouchers code and paste it on the Klook checkout page
Step 7: Complete the checkout and go explore Singapore!
For more information on all the hotels, attractions and activities you can use your SingapoRediscovers Vouchers on, visit https://bit.ly/Klook-SingapoRediscovers-Vouchers.