HOW TO SPEND THE SINGAPOREDISCOVERS VOUCHERS BASED ON YOUR PERSONALITY

If you’ve been suffering from a bad case of wanderlust, now’s a great time to head out, explore a different side of your city and uncover its hidden gems. In just five days time (December 1), all Singaporeans aged 18 and above will be able to redeem $100 worth of SingapoRediscovers vouchers—an initiative by the local government to help boost the tourism industry. The vouchers, which come in denominations of $10, can be used on attraction tickets, tours, and even staycations from partners Changi Recommends, Trip.com, Klook, GlobalTix, and Traveloka.

Spoilt for choice by all the options? We’ve narrowed down the best ones to spend your vouchers on, based on your personality.

If you’re a cultural buff…

True Blue’s Origin Experience (Truly Authentic Peranakan Experiences)

Satisfy your curiosities about the rich and colourful Peranakan history with a tour of 19th-century Peranakan houses located around Petain Road and Neil Road, where you’ll get to understand the architectural heritage behind these intricate properties. After which, explore the best-kept secrets of Chinatown and shop for trinkets like enamel tingkat sets and hand-drawn porcelain rooster bowls. As a fitting end to the tour, participants will enjoy lunch at True Blue Space, the sister café to True Blue Cuisine, which is a Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant located in a conservation shophouse on Armenian Street. Bonus: Baba Ben, owner of True Blue, will give an exclusive tour of his family’s private gallery on the upper floor of the shophouse.

More information here.

Credits: Capella Hotel Singapore

If you’re into wellness…

Wellness retreat at Capella Hotel Singapore

Let stress melt away as you rejuvenate your senses at Capella Hotel Singapore’s wellness retreat. Paired with a one-night stay in a Premier Garden Room, the package comes with a morning yoga class to help release tension in your muscles, a GoGreen Segway Eco Adventure session that lets you explore the lush greenery of Sentosa, as well as a guided sunset meditation at the end of the day. Other perks include daily breakfast for two at Mediterranean restaurant The Knolls, as well as access to fun in-house activities like “Build Your Own Boba” where guests can create their own brown sugar boba milk tea.

More information here.

Credits: Royal Albatross

If you’re eyeing sunsets and romance…

Eternal Love Sunset Anniversary Celebration

So your anniversary trip got cancelled—no biggie. Whisk your signature other away for a romantic day out starting with an Eurasian feast at Quentin’s Bar and Restaurant, located in a restored colonial building on Sentosa. Then hop aboard the cable car and marvel at aerial views of the island before setting sail on a massive, four-mast Royal Albatross ship. As the sun sets, tuck into a lavish three-course dinner and toast to champagne on the romantic two and a half hours journey.

More information here.

If you fancy picnics and the outdoors…

Nature Adventure for Friends & Family of 4

Make time for family bonding by taking your loved ones out for a full-day of outdoorsy fun on Sentosa island. Play local tourists by exploring Madame Tussauds and all of the museum’s five experience zones, embark on a two-hour guided tour of the island, relax by the beach, and enjoy a “forest bathing” experience. To keep everyone satiated, the package also includes a $20 meal voucher at Marrybrown, a Gold Peaknic (picnic) set, and the choice of either a coconut shake or ice cream per person.

More information here.

Credits: Kayak Fishing Fever Tours

If you’re in the mood for adventures…

Big Boat Small Boat Tour by Kayak Fishing Fever Tours

You might have caught plenty of fishes in Nintendo Switch’s Animal Crossing, but how will you fare IRL? Up the stakes with this kayaking and fishing tour, which comes in both beginner and intermediate levels. Slower paced and at only 2-4km, the easy route will have you fishing for bottom fishes like patriot, groupers, and snappers. Meanwhile, seasoned fishermen can fish at sunken wreck sites on the 3-5km routes.

More information there.

Credits: The Macallan

If you’re a gastronome…

The Macallan Private Dining Experience at Raffles Hotel Singapore

Fine wine, exquisite cuisine, and a beautiful ambient to boot—you can have them all. Luxury single malt whiskey brand The Macallan has paired up with Raffles Hotel Singapore to offer dining packages featuring pairings with their whiskies. Highlights include menus curated by Pierre Burgade, executive chef of Raffles Hotel Singapore together with his team of chefs de cuisine, three-Michelin-starred French Chef Anne-Sophie Pic’s first Asian outpost at La Dame de Pic, 藝 yì by Jereme Leung, and Chef Rémy Lefebvre at Butcher’s Block.

More information here.

Credits: Rasa Saying Village

If you like getting hands-on…

Rasa Sayang Prata Workshop

Learn to make the popular local snack from the masters at this workshop by Rasa Sayang Village, a fully Halal-certified coffeeshop just across the street from Changi Point Ferry Terminal. Participants can learn to toss and shape three pratas of their own, with 12 sweet and savoury toppings to choose from. Meanwhile, they’ll also enjoy a dessert or drink of their choice, including milo and tea.

More information here.

Credits: Kok Fah Technology Farm

If you’re a plant parent…

Experiential Vegetable Farm Tour

Has staying home turned you into a plant collector? Consider learning more about the greens from an experiential vegetable farm tour, which will bring you behind the scenes to understand how hydroponic vegetables ate grown. Tour aside, guests can also make their own terrariums, as well as bring home an aloe vera drink and freshly harvested lettuce.

Credits: The Theatre Practice

If you love theatre and film…

Crossroads Alive!

Delve into Singapore’s arts scene from both past and present with Trafalgar’s Singapore Arts and Cultural Gems tours, a six-hour sojourn around the Bras Basah-Bugis and Tiong Bahru precincts. Theatre and film lovers will enjoy the Crossroads Alive tour, which uses historical anecdotes compiled during the creation process of Practice’s “Four House Road 2020
production to showcase the diverse communities that once dwelled on Waterloo Street and its neighbouring streets. Other highlights include lunch at Practice Tuckshop, the home of Singapore’s longest-standing professional bilingual theatre institution, as well as a visit to the filming location of “Mee Pok Man,” a 1995 Singaporean award-winning film directed by auteur Eric Khoo.

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