The tourism industry all over the world has been hit hard by COVID-19 travel restrictions, with attractions, hotels, and airlines bearing the brunt of it. Though the virus situation in Singapore is no longer that dire, the fact that we can’t take in visitors from abroad means that the economy will be in a less-than-stellar state for a while.
In a bid to help promote local tourism and boost the economy, Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is giving all Singaporeans $100 worth of spending credits aka SingapoRediscovers vouchers, which can be used for attraction tickets, staycations, and tours.
Here are 9 things to know about your $100 SingapoRediscovers vouchers, covering everything from how to redeem them, to where you can use them, along with special bundle deals and more. Consider your FAQs answered!
Read on to find out more about your $100 SingapoRediscovers vouchers!
#1: Eligibility criteria for SingapoRediscovers vouchers - who can redeem?
All Singaporeans of age 18 and above as of the year 2020 are eligible to receive $100 worth of SingapoRediscovers vouchers.
Unfortunately, these are only for Singapore Citizens. Permanent Residents (PRs) will not get to claim the vouchers.
#2: Do children below 18 years get anything?
Only those aged 18 and above will get the $100 SingapoRediscovers vouchers, but good news, parents: Any adult who qualifies for the $100 vouchers can also get subsidies of $10 for child or youth tickets, up to a maximum of 6 tickets. This means you’ll get to save up to $60 on your kid and play tourist together without worrying about the cost.
It is not specified that the subsidised child/youth tickets bought by adults have to be for one’s own offspring, so it looks like those without children of their own can still claim them for their nieces and nephews. If you have a big brood of kids, you might also be able to leverage on Ah Mah and Ah Gong - or even your childless friends - to see if they’re able to help purchase additional tickets for them.
Some child-friendly attractions that you can consider visiting with your little ones include Nestopia, BOUNCE Singapore trampoline park, and Snow City.
More details will be released in time.
#3: How to redeem your $100 SingapoRediscovers vouchers?
The SingapoRediscovers vouchers are e-vouchers, not physical paper vouchers, and will be issued to you digitally via SingPass.
Full details are not out yet, but from what we’ve heard so far, it is unlikely that you will have to go through an application process, and the vouchers will instead be given to you automatically - much like SkillsFuture credits.
#4: When will we receive our SingapoRediscovers vouchers?
The vouchers will be credited in December 2020, though the exact date has yet to be set. Now’s a good time to start thinking of where you might want to spend them, and perhaps even plan your leave days if you have any outstanding ones to clear before the year ends.
#5: Where can we use our SingapoRediscovers vouchers?
The vouchers can be used at all hotels, attractions, and tours that have been approved to resume operations by STB in Phase 2. Currently, there are almost 800 to choose from.
Some of these include Universal Studios Singapore, the ArtScience Museum, and HeadRock VR at Sentosa, along with various hotels such as Capella, Sofitel, and YOTEL. You can also hop on a local bike tour around the island or learn more about urban farming at Edible Garden City.
Check out the full approved list here. For easy access, below are the lists according to category:
#6: In what denomination will the $100 worth of vouchers be given in?
The vouchers will be given in denominations of $10, which means you will have 10 x $10 vouchers in total. This certainly makes them easier to spend, especially if you’re aiming for the more affordable attractions.
#7: Can the vouchers be stacked?
As of now, it is said that there will not be any limits to the number of vouchers used in a single visit - which means that you can either choose to spread them out over different dates and attractions, or blow them all at one shot on a staycation or single pricier attraction like a true baller.
#8: How long will our SingapoRediscovers vouchers last and when will they expire?
The SingapoRediscovers vouchers will be usable from the time they are credited in December, all the way to June 2021. This covers the June holidays for school children, so you can take some time off for a bonding session with the whole family.
#9: Will there be special promotions and bundle deals to take note of?
Yes! On top of the $100 credits, there will be special bundle promos to take advantage of, for even greater bang for your buck. This will include pairings of various attractions and activities together at good prices - for example, a staycation with a walking tour of the vicinity, or same-day entry to multiple attractions located in the same area.
Stay tuned for more information to be released in the months to come.
In the meantime, read our other articles for ideas on things to do in Singapore:
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Text by: GirlStyle SG