While you may not be able to jet out of Singapore this holiday season, the government has made staying home a little sweeter by gifting S$100 worth of tourism vouchers each to all Singaporeans adults (aged 18 and above). This initiative is part of the wide-reaching SingapoRediscovers campaign to boost local tourism spending given the massive slump in international visitor numbers this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Yesterday (17 November), the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) finally announced the date that these vouchers will become available: 1 December 2020.
Eligible Singaporeans simply need to set up or access their SingPass account to retrieve to their allocated vouchers (which come in denominations of S$10). These can then be redeemed for staycations, tour packages and admission tickets via five platforms: Changi Recommends, Trip.com, Klook, GlobalTix and Traveloka.
Do note that vouchers can only be redeemed via these portals, and not with the merchants directly. What this means is you first select the experience you want from any of these portals, add to cart, and click on ‘Use SingapoRediscovers Vouchers’ at checkout. Log in using your SingPass, generate a promo code, paste that in the checkout page then complete the booking.
Redemption will be ongoing from the date the vouchers are available until 30 June 2021, and there is no limit on the number of vouchers that can be used in a single transaction. However, you cannot combine different people’s vouchers on a single transaction.
Adult Singaporeans will also be able to purchase up to six subsidised tickets for attractions and tours – each at S$10 off – for those under 18 years of age.
Over 200 merchants are participating in the initiative, so you have plenty of options to choose from when it comes to planning your splurge.
Need some rest and relaxation from the weekly grind? You can pamper yourself with a luxurious staycation at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore or Sofitel Singapore City Centre.
Looking for somewhere to take the kids? Why not head to popular attractions such as River Safari, Snow City, Jewel Changi Airport’s Canopy Park attractions, Universal Studios Singapore or Gardens by the Bay. In the mood for something more thrilling? Get your thrills at AJ Hackett Sentosa, iFLY Singapore and NERF Action Xperience.
And if you feel like being a tourist in your own country and rediscovering Singapore through a fresh lens, you can peruse the bevy of tours on offer, including foodie escapades, cycling adventures and heritage walks.
You can check out the full list of participating establishments via STB’s website here.
Please remember to adhere to safe-distancing measures while out and about.