To be really honest, I am not quite sure how I would like to spend my $100 SingapoRediscovers vouchers. First and foremost, $100 isn’t a lot. A typical attraction ticket costs about $20 and a one-night staycation at an average hotel costs in Singapore about $200. What should I spend on?
I spent an afternoon browsing through the five authorised SingapoRediscover booking platforms to search for any interesting tours, attractions or staycation packages. If you want to make your best bang for your buck, it is best to book via online platforms that offer additional discounts. For instance, you can add ShopBack credits when you book via Trip.com.
In order to use your SingapoRediscover vouchers, you have to book via these selected online booking platforms and redeem your vouchers using your own SingPass. You can redeem a single $10 voucher at a time or use multiple $10 vouchers at one go. And yes, you are allowed to use the $100 credits all at once to book your staycation package.
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SingapoRediscovers Booking Platforms
It’s probably a futile attempt for me to do so because though there were interesting ones but I find that they were way overpriced. In this time of crisis, should we be spending more to support the economy or save up for rainy days? It got me thinking about what others have been spending their vouchers on. I wondered.
Popular attractions, tours and hotels in Singapore
I decided to search for the most popular bookings across the five online booking platforms and this is what I’ve found. The list below may change from time to time depending on the bookings and hence, it is not fixed. Do note that the attractions, tours and hotels are not arranged in order of popularity.
Top 10 Attractions
- Universal Studio Singapore
- Gardens by The Bay
- S.E.A Aquarium
- The Skyline Sentosa Luge & Skyride
- Singapore Flyer
- ArtScience Museum
- Singapore Zoo
- Singapore Cable Car Sky Pass
- Jewel Changi
- Singapore NIght Safari
All these attractions are family-friendly and I am not surprise that Universal Studio Singapore tops the list because it’s currently the school holidays in Singapore and which kid doesn’t like theme parks?
Thus, if you are someone who hates the crowds, you might be better off visiting other not-so-popular attractions or head out only after the December holidays.
For me, the most worth-it attraction is probably the Skyline Sentosa Luge and Skyride because there’s an element of fun and adventure in the rides. Besides, it’s not something which you can do in the city. Thus, making a trip to Sentosa island might be more worthwhile.
Top 10 Tours
- Explore Southern Islands
- Peranakan Experiences
- Yacht Tour
- Pulau Ubin
- Farm Tour
- Bike tours
- Food tour
- Walking tours
- Go Green Segway tours (Klook)
- Chinatown Murders Game Tour (Klook)
I enjoy going for heritage walks and tours around Singapore. Prior to COVID-19, these tours are usually free to join. They are highly enriching, educational and fun. Sometimes, the guide might bring you to explore the hidden gems in Singapore. One of the least explored places in Singapore is probably the Southern Islands. There might not be many things to do there except to enjoy the scenic view and have a picnic. But it is still a nice retreat or get away from the usual urban city life.
Top 10 Staycation Hotels
- Yotel Singapore Orchard
- Hotel G Singapore
- Crowne Plaza Changi Airport
- M Social Singapore
- The Fullerton Hotel
- Orchard Hotel Singapore
- Fairmont Hotel
- Andaz Singapore
- Grand Hyatt
I used to enjoy staycations a lot when I was residing with my parents back at home and just needed some personal space to myself for a day or two. Now that I’m living alone, I did not really enjoy staycations as much as before. Nonetheless, nothing beats staying in a beautiful air-conditioned room where you can enjoy breakfast in bed.
However, be prepared to fork out another extra hundred or two hundred dollars to book a hotel, even with the use of the vouchers. It’s expensive as booking a 3 day 2 night trip to Malacca. #justsaying
How would you spend your $100 SingapoRediscovers vouchers?
My best advice is to wait for reviews and look out for further promotions. Avoid visiting places during peak seasons like school holidays and public holidays. Even after you’ve spent your vouchers, you might still find yourself visiting some of these attractions again and again until we are free to travel again.