Haven’t used your SingapoRediscovers Vouchers yet? Perhaps you’re still unsure what you want to do with them. But one thing’s for sure, you do want something different, and not the “been there, done that” type of activities like going to the zoo or bird park. Not to worry we’ve got some fun-filled and out-of-the-box ideas courtesy of Love 972 DJs Jian Wen and Lina, and Klook.
Here’s What Jian Wen and Lina’s Singapolidays Look Like
While Jian Wen has led tour groups abroad, he doesn’t join travel tours when he goes on personal holidays. Instead, he prefers to plan everything himself, right down to the meals he’ll be having. But even then, he admits that he is also perfectly happy to throw all his carefully laid plans out once he arrives at the destination, and just “live in the moment”.
Though when it comes to what he wants to do on his Singapoliday, Jian Wen is more than happy to follow someone else’s lead. His biggest wish? To go kayaking. “I enjoy island-hopping around Singapore, but I haven’t had the chance to kayak and explore.”
Besides that, Jian Wen also shares that he is looking forward to visiting places that he’s hardly had time for, like museums, as well as sites that he’s never been to. “I’ve never stepped into Sungei Buloh, so it’s definitely in my top 10 list.”
Like Jian Wen, Lina also likes to plan her holidays, and she’s all about the little details. “I am kiasu so I need to know where things are, like where the nearest hospital or police station to my accommodation is.” And being the consummate foodie, Lina is determined to eat her way through Singapore during her Singapoliday. Besides sightseeing, her ideal itinerary also includes many stops to eat along the way from the Botanic Gardens to Little India and then onwards to Joo Chiat for Peranakan food.
But the one thing she is absolutely looking forward to is finally going up on the Singapore Flyer. “Everyone laughs at me when I tell them this, but I’ve never been up on the Singapore Flyer before. I don’t know how it feels so I would really like to do that this time.”
Inspired by Jian Wen and Lina’s Singapoliday plans? Here are similar activities you can check out from Klook:
Be Like Jian Wen
Explore parts of Singapore that you might not have been or hardly step foot in with this five-hour Kayaking Mangrove Exploration Tour. A combination of outdoor adventure learning and water sports, it’s a great way to spend the morning with family or friends. You’ll finish with a well-deserved “spa” treat for your feet at the Sembawang Hot Spring Park.
Live it up in style with this private yacht island-hopping tour to explore Singapore’s Southern islands – you’ll get to stretch your legs for a bit of a wander on Lazarus island as well. Learn more about the islands while picking up a useful sailing tip, or two, on this trip. Also includes a light lunch on-board.
Betcha didn’t know that there’s a hidden museum within Thian Hock Keng Temple! Come and be amazed by the craftsmanship of the past at Singapore’s first musical box museum. Housed within Singapore’s oldest Chinese temple, you’ll discover the intricate workings of each musical box — there are over 40 antique music boxes including a Grandfather jukebox, and how its role in societies has evolved over time.
Like Jian Wen, you probably had plans for a family vacay this year before things went belly-up. So why not whisk the family for a staycation at the Fairmont Singapore instead? Besides getting $100 F&B credits to feed hungry bellies during your stay and 50 per cent off* the room rate on your second night when you book a two-night stay in the Fairmont Room with Balcony, there are also fun packages that promise to make your stay a memorable one.
The kiddos will love glamping in the room, complete with a tent set-up and special amenities just for them with the Glampcation package, or visit the Orient Express exhibit together as a family with free tickets via the Classic Family Journey Through Time package.
*Available for room only and comes without other inclusions.
Enjoy a complimentary room upgrade and breakfast when you book a night’s stay here with the Family Staycation package. But if mum and dad want some couple time, there’s also the F&B Staycation package that comes with a night’s stay, breakfast and $75 F&B dining credit that can be used at the hotel’s Beach Road Kitchen during your stay to enjoy some local and international cuisine.
Be Like Lina
Take a spin on Asia’s largest observation wheel and enjoy the magnificent views of Singapore’s skyline as you reach a dizzying height of 165m in one of 28 fully air-conditioned capsules. But that’s not all, there are a host of other activities to enjoy too. Elevate your flight experience at Flyer 360+, an interactive in-capsule experience that tells the story of our iconic Singapore Flyer. And don’t forget to stop by the Time Capsule, the Flyer’s newest attraction to learn more about Singapore’s 700-year history via an immersive journey through nine different zones.
If you love nostalgia, then this tour is for you. Imagine you’re back in time as you travel through the streets of Singapore. With your guide, the friendly and knowledgeable Trishaw uncle, you’ll learn more about the cultural transitions Singapore has undergone from Chinatown and Little India to Kampong Glam and along the banks of the Singapore River.
Combine your love for sightseeing and food with this Joo Chiat walking tour. Get an insight into the heritage and culture of Singapore’s Straits-born Chinese as you discover centuries-old traditions like intricate Nonya beadwork, find hidden architectural gems and learn how to make delicious Popiah rolls and Kueh Pie Tee during this three-hour session. You’ll also get to whet your appetite with handmade Nonya kuehs and sip on Peaflower tea along the way.
You don’t need to travel to Thailand to feel like you’re in the Land of a Thousand Smiles. Start with a Thai market tour to get fresh produce for your Thai cooking class where you’ll learn to cook up a storm of Thai delicacies like Tom Yam Soup, Khanom Tako and Papaya Salad. The perfect foodie activity if you’re missing your weekend trips to Thailand.
After a full day of eating your way through Singapore, head back to The Fullerton Hotel for a well-deserved night’s rest. And if you’re still feeling peckish, the Rediscover The Fullerton Hotel package includes $120 F&B dining credits so you can fill your belly with more delicious food. But if you’re bringing the family, the Family Glamping package comes with a pitched tent in the room and sleeping bags that you can take home, as well as Daily Chandon Breakfast, Afternoon Tea and Evening Cocktails for two adults and one child below 12 years.
A staycation with a difference, art lovers will want to check out the Artist in Residence package that comes with a night’s stay in a Deluxe Room with breakfast and an art workshop facilitated by French artist, Gabriel Dufourq (his masterpieces include acrylic paintings of political and contemporary icons like Barack Obama and the late Lee Kuan Yew against vintage newspaper clippings). For pawrents, the Pawfect Staycation package is perfect for you and your fur kid with a welcome amenities basket for your pet, daily breakfast and 20 per cent off food and drinks at Ash & Elm, Man Fu Yuan Restaurant and The Lobby Lounge.
Book Your Singapoliday Now!
All ready to book your Singapoliday? 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 checkout, click on the “Use SingapoRediscovers Vouchers” during payment
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