We’re nearing the time of the year when the travel bug usually hits and we start making plans to clear our annual leaves. But with overseas vacations being improbable any time soon, here are some cool ideas that might just tickle your wanderlust tastebuds, without you having to set foot out of Singapore.
#1 Take Flight
For some, a vacation ain’t a vacation if it doesn’t involve flying. Can’t board a plane now? How about an experience at Sushi Airways? The airplane-theme restaurant located at 20a Baghdad Street is voted one of the top six sushi restaurants in Singapore by London-based website Culture Trip. Its deco is inspired by an 80-year-old aircraft, and crew in hybrid kimono uniforms and chef-pilots will whip up business-class service to make you feel like you’re on a flight again.
#2 Shop tax-free
Miss duty-free shopping? Check out iShopChangi 24/7 and purchase items you’ll usually browse from an in-flight magazine – no boarding passes required. Get extra 10% off your first purchase with our NDP eCoupon here or 7% off tax-absorbed shopping for existing iShopChangi shoppers here.
#3 Take a Singapoliday
From restored shophouses-turned boutique inns to designer urban oases to beach villas with panoramic views, hotels in Singapore offer myriad opportunities for the perfect staycation. To book, get the Expedia app then take your pick from hotels that are currently approved by the Singapore Tourism Board for safe management measures.
#4 Dine Like a Hotel Guest
If hotel service makes you feel pampered, be totally indulged when you dine at Window on the Park, a restaurant known for its sumptuous buffets at Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre. Currently served á la carte-style, its lunch and dinner buffets feature local and Asian flavours. Enjoy a 1-for-1 deal at Window on the Park now with our NDP eCoupon here.
#5 Go on a Beach Getaway
Undoubtedly, Sentosa is the closest you will get to a beach getaway, without having to cross any immigration checkpoint. What’s not to like with at least 30 attractions offering fun and entertainment, plenty of dining outlets and hotels if you plan to stay the night.
Double your enjoyment when you sign up for the Sentosa Islander membership offering privileges all year long, now at $25 for a 2-year membership (U.P. 25/yr) with our NDP eCoupon here.
Or why not feel like a tourist once again when you take the Sentosa Island Bus Tour, now at 55% off (Adult U.P. $25 / Child U.P. $20) with our NDP eCoupon here. Cable car rides (round trip) are also at 55% off (Adult U.P. $35 / Child U.P. $25) with our NDP eCoupon here.
#6 Go island hopping
Lest you forget that our island state comprises of more than the mainland, Sentosa and maybe Pulau Ubin, you can hop on a cruise to visit the idyllic Southern Islands just minutes away from Marina South Pier. Take a trek to enjoy the flora and fauna of St. John’s Island then cross the bridge to Lazarus Island. Ride the ferry to Kusu Island, home of several shrines that are rich in heritage. Book now on Easybook.com, the largest land, sea and air transport booking website in Southeast Asia. Get up to 5% off Easybook’s travel gift cards with our NDP eCoupon here.
#7 Soak in the Arts
The Louvre Museum in Paris or the Metropolitain Museum of Art in New York can wait. Put the National Gallery Singapore on your bucket list as one of the top must-visit museums in the world. Afterall, it boasts the world’s largest collection of Singaporean and Southeast Asian art, housed in two national monuments – the former Supreme Court building and City Hall. Don’t miss! Get FREE 1 Year Gallery Insider membership worth up to $120 in value from unlimited and priority access to all exhibitions, and up to 15% discounts on dining and shopping now with our NDP eCoupon here.
#8 Save Your Travels in a Photo Album
It’s always fun to look back on your holidays through the photos you’ve taken on your trip. While most of you would probably be posting them on your social media, why not also create lasting memories with FotoHub’s prints, photobook or FotoCanvas, now on offer with our NDP eCoupons as follows: 50% off Prints, HD Photobook at $36.90 (U.P. $75) and 40% off FotoCanvas.
#9 Prepare to (Really) Travel in Due Time
Part of the fun of travelling is to research travel packages online. For when we can freely cross borders once again (soon, we hope), here are some other resources that you should keep in mind.
An award-winning travel brand, Trafalgar curates itineraries crafted by travel experts that give you the freedom to discover. Take your pick from thematic tours, such as sightseeing, safari, castle, national parks, battlefield and food. See how you can travel with Trafalgar with peace of mind, when the time is right here.
If Batam or Bintan is where you wish to go next, THK Tours & Travel has a promotion ongoing till 30 June 2021 that is offering a FREE 2-way Batam Ferry Ticket excluding ferry taxes and terminal fee, with 12 months validity here. Similarly, you can get 10% off on all their Batam and Bintan packages with the eCoupon here.