With the 241 App, the Great Singapore Sale and a sweet deal from Singapore Airlines, there’s no better time to visit Singapore on an impulse.
When was the last time you travelled to Singapore for a weekend on impulse? Bangkok or KL maybe but Singapore has seemingly become too expensive. Dig deeper and you might find that it’s not entirely true, especially with some cool offers that sweeten the deal.
Getting there. The Singapore Airlines special offer: return tickets at Rs 22,000 (from 11 destinations in India) on one of the world’s best airlines. The offer is open until July 31, 2016 for travel upto September 30, 2016. You can also score premium economy seats at Rs 38,000 (From Delhi and Mumbai) as part of this offer.
Dining out – Huge savings on The 241 App: we first thought the App’s savings claim of Rs 50,000 was slightly exaggerated but with two offers at 25 participating outlets that involve a ‘two for the price of one offer’ we soon realised that this App walks the talk. We put it to test in multiple venues that included Singapore’s finest address – the Raffles Hotel (at the elegant Halia restaurant), one of the city’s finest day Spas – Aramsa and for after dinner desserts at the 2 am Dessert Bar in the plush New Holland Village neighbourhood. You can download it on the App Store and Google Play; we like how it works even when your device is offline.
The Great Singapore Sale: While Airbnb has come to the rescue of many travellers to Singapore – the city’s hotels are pricey, there’s also the Great Singapore Sale (On until August 4, 2016) that has some great offers on some of the city’s best hotels.
Singapore’s hawker centres (Great meals from just SGD 5/ Rs 250): there’s a huge difference between street food in Singapore and the rest of Asia – hygiene. An efficient local health and sanitation board certifies even the smallest food stall in the city with an ‘ABC rating’ (A being the highest) for hygiene standards. The city’s hawker centres churn out delicious local signature dishes – from Chicken Rice at Maxwell centre to scrumptious popiya rolls at Chinatown Complex. The city’s newest food centre – Timbre Plus, is slightly away from town (nothing is a long drive in Singapore though!) but is worth the trek for its cool design and live entertainment in the evenings.
Cool deals at Changi City Point Mall: even Singapore has an outlet mall and you can actually snag cool deals here. It’s perfectly located – just one train stop from the Changi Airport – you can shop till you board your flight; I almost didn’t make it to mine on time. The mall has some cool brand stores (some that are not available in India – like Esprit and Uniqlo) and we stumbled upon some really cool deals – Nike Lunarlons at SGD 99 (Rs 5000) and stylish Esprit backpacks at SGD 50 (Rs 2500). Deals that you might find even after the Great Singapore Sale concludes.