With the SingapoRediscovers vouchers, you get to be a tourist in your own city without burning a hole in your pocket.
Heads up, deal hunters! We’ve got fab news for you. Singaporeans will receive $100 in tourism credits called SingapoRediscovers Vouchers to discover the best of the city’s local culture, heritage, nature, architecture and art. That’s right: The government is doling out $320 million worth of tourism credits to us in December, so get psyched!
What to expect
In a speech made on 17 Aug, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat announced budgetary plans to boost tourism, among other things. One thing that caught our attention? The SingapoRediscovers Vouchers, which we can collect and spend at various attractions on the island.
The deets: All Singaporeans aged 18 and above will get $100 worth of digital vouchers. You can collect these credits via SingPass from December – no need to get in line! The vouchers, offered in denominations of $10, can be used separately or all at once until the end of June 2021. And the choices are limitless. Currently, we’ve got over 200 hotels (staycations, here we come!), 40 leisure attractions and more than 400 local tour itineraries approved by the Singapore Tourism Board.
For Singaporeans who haven’t quite made it to 18, adults can still snag up to six children and youth tickets for attractions and tours at $10 off each from December to June next year.
Full details are still in the works and will be released in November, but we’re already excited thinking about how best to utilise those credits!
This initiative will complement the $45 million SingapoRediscovers campaign launched by the Singapore Tourism Board in July to spotlight our eateries, shops, hotels and entertainment spots.
Deals to rediscover the best of Singapore
If you haven’t checked it out yet, there’s no time to waste. The SingapoRediscovers microsite is home to a remarkable array of promos for incredible experiences and hidden gems. Hunting down a staycation? You’ll find sweet deals from the best hotels.
Wanna play tourist in your own country? Hotspots like Gardens by the Bay, Madame Tussauds, HeadRock VR, S.E.A Aquarium, Singapore Zoo, Snow City and Wild Wild Wet are waiting to welcome you with offers that can’t be missed. Other highlights include discounts for tours, dining deals and shopping promos.
Go forth and explore
Even though we’re not jetting off on a holiday this year (thanks Covid-19!), there’s no reason to be cooped up at home. But it also works both ways, since overseas visitors won’t be arriving on our shores anytime soon. That means it’s up to us to support our own tourism sector, which has taken quite a blow since the pandemic arrived on impact.
The silver lining of it all? We’ve got plenty of incredible things to do in Singapore. We’re talking about fun times that won’t cost you a dime, unique attractions to take you off the beaten path, and secret spots just waiting to be unearthed. No more moping over lost vacation time!
Psst: Watch this space for all the details on those SingapoRediscovers Vouchers once they launch.