Best deals in Singapore for August 2019

August 2019 dealsImage adapted from: @linisgod, @lynn_6123

August is always rife with National Day celebrations, and if you’ve been lucky enough to receive an NDP funpack, you’ve probably been poring over the voucher booklet for good deals. But for the rest of us, there’s no need to despair as this month is yet again full of promos we can all enjoy – including 1-for-1 crab, cafe mains, and dim sum.

1. Free coconut ice cream with waffle or toppings from Koko

Free Thai coconut ice cream KokoImage credit: @piceats

The weather’s been cray as of late – but what’s new. The good news is, Koko is giving out free Thai Coconut Ice Cream with either a waffle or toppings so you can get a temporary respite from all that scorching heat.

Free Thai coconut ice cream KokoImage credit: @melonmilkshake

The catch? Just download the M Malls app (iOS, Android) for free and sign up as an M Privileges member, then head down to either AMK Hub or Jurong Point to claim your sweet treat. Warning: You might just get Bangkok withdrawals after!

Promotion period: Until 4th August 2019

Address: 53 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, Singapore 569933
Opening hours: Sun – Fri 9AM-10PM | Sat 10AM-10PM
Telephone: 6753 9000

Jurong Point
Address: 1 Jurong West Central 2, Singapore 648886
Opening hours: Daily 10AM-10PM
Telephone: 6792 5662

2. 1-for-1 steamed dim sum at Masa by Black Society

1-for-1 dim sum Masa by Black SocietyImage credit: @linisgod

Most dim sum restaurants have a rather traditional oriental look, but MASA by Black Society brings a fresh spin to things with its modern, garden-like interiors with hanging plants. Their dim sum is equally eye-catching, cutely shaped like animals and fruits such as swans, pigs, and mangosteen!

Masa by Black SocietyImage credit: @masasingapore

Go all out and indulge in xiao long baos (U.P. $5.50), siew mai (U.P. from $5.50), har gao (U.P. $5.80) and more, because they’re now having a 1-for-1 promotion for all steamed dim sum. A unique treat to try will be the Beetroot Spinach Dumpling (U.P. $6), which is singled out on the menu as one of their highly recommended items.

Simply flash this post to claim the offer.

Promotion period: Until 1st August 2019

Orchard outlet
Address: 277 Orchard Road, #01-12/13/14 Orchard Gateway, Singapore 238858
Opening hours: Sun – Thu 11AM-10PM | Fri – Sat 11AM-10.30PM
Telephone: 6243 7988

Great World City outlet
Address: 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #01-121 Great World City, Singapore 237994
Opening hours: Sun – Thu 11AM-10PM | Fri – Sat 11AM-10.30PM
Telephone: 6235 9787


3. 50% off mango soft serve at Maxi Mango (U.P. up to $6.90)

50% off Maxi MangoImage credit: @_itschynna

With its grand debut in the Philippines, Maxi Mango first drew insane crowds and queues that lasted 4 hours for its mango soft serve. And now, the ice cream joint is opening on our island at Capitol Piazza – and you can probably expect the same kind of hype.

To make all the waiting worth it, pre-order coupons on Klook to get 50% off on flavours like Mango Coconut, Mango Ube, and of course their Maxi Mango Signature (U.P. $4.90 each). If all you’re craving is a drink, go for their Shake Series (U.P. $6.90), where you can opt for the regular Mango Shake or Mango Graham Shake for some crunch.

Pre-book your coupons here – discounts will be applied upon checkout.

Promotion period: 2nd August 2019

Address: 13 Stamford Road, #B2-29 Capitol Piazza, Singapore 178905
Opening hours: Daily, 11.30AM-10PM


4. Up to 80% off at Winter Time MacPherson

Winter Time MacPherson moving out saleImage credit: Winter Time

Those who’ve booked themselves a winter holiday but have yet to get appropriate attire for the freezing cold can quickly stock up on essentials at Winter Time MacPherson’s moving out sale. Items like thick coats, hiking boots and luggage are going at up to 80% off – there are even long johns going for just $5!

Winter Time MacPherson moving out saleImage adapted from: Winter Time

Promotion period: Until 31st August 2019

Address: 605 MacPherson Road, #01-16 Citimac Industrial, Singapore 368239
Opening hours: Daily, 10AM-7PM
Telephone: 6383 1433


5. 1-for-1 mains at CreatureS (U.P. up to $34)

1-for-1 mains CreatureSP.A.P. Power Ayam Pecik (U.P. $24) – char-grilled half spring chicken with blue pea rice and sayur lodeh
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For local classics upgraded with restaurant-level flair, hop over to CreatureS. If your hawker go-to is Hokkien Mee, try their take on it – Crayfish Hokkien Mee (U.P. $30). It doesn’t just come with prawns and squid, but a whole fresh crayfish and tobiko as well.

1-for-1 mains CreatureSCreatures Crayfish Hokkien Mee (U.P. $30)
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Other mains include Urban Baba Babi Pongteh ($24) with Nonya chup chye, Rendang Lamb Shank ($34) with lontong, and Assam Snapper & Nasi Ulam ($34). Prices are a little on the steep side, but there’s nothing to fear with their current 1-for-1 promotion for all mains!

T&Cs: Reservations are required, and each guest must purchase at least 1 drink and be following CreatureS on Facebook and Instagram in order to claim the promotion.

Promotion period: Until 4th August 2019

Address: 120 Desker Road, Singapore 209639
Opening hours: Tue – Thurs, Sun 12PM-10PM | Fri – Sat 12PM-11PM (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 6291 6996

6. Up to 60% off home items at Isetan Jurong East

Image credit: Intero

Heads up, new homeowners: Isetan Jurong East is having a big clearance sale with up to 60% off household items such as kitchen appliances, pillows, and bedsheets.

Isetan Jurong East saleNeoflam Retro Frypan and ASD Hard Anodised Wok
Image adapted from:
Neoflam, Heap Seng Group

Some products with heavily slashed prices include the Intero Tencel Print Bed Set at $99 (U.P. $530-$570), Neoflam Casserole with Silicone Glass Lid at $45 (U.P. $129), and Greenpan Covered Wok at $39.90 (U.P. $159). With these discounts, you can save moolah while building up your dream home – and devote more of it to your holiday fund.

Find out more here.

Promotion period: Until 7th August 2019

Address: 3 Gateway Drive, B1 Westgate, Singapore 608532
Opening hours: Sun – Thu 11AM-9PM | Fri – Sat 11AM-9.30PM
Telephone: 6896 7777

7. $1 Assam Sliced Fish Value Meal at Gu Ma Jia (U.P. $7.50)

Gu Ma JiaImage credit: @gumajia

Gu Ma Jia literally translates to “aunt’s house” – so you can expect unpretentious, homely dishes that’ll leave a warmth in your heart and belly. There’s an emphasis on seafood dishes here, with items like Butter Salted Egg Yolk Crab, Siam Style Hot Plate Prawn (from $20), and Cereal Sotong with Curry Leaves (from $18).

$1 Assam Sliced Fish Gu Ma JiaImage credit: @xavvylicious

But on 5th August, head straight for their Assam Sliced Fish Value Meal, because it’s going for a mere $1 (U.P. $7.50). The deal will be open for just 1 hour, so head down in advance to make sure you snag yours!

Note: Limited to 100 boxes only, 1 box per customer

Promotion period: 5th August 2019, 12PM-1PM

Address: 45 Tai Thong Crescent, Sennett Estate, Singapore 347866
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 11AM-2PM, 5.30PM-9PM | Sat – Sun 11AM-9PM
Telephone: 6285 2023

8. Free admission to National Gallery

National Gallery free entryImage credit: @lynn_6123

Many museum exhibitions come with free entry for Singaporeans, but there are also ticketed ones from time to time that we tend to overlook. Now’s the best time to be a culture vulture, because the National Gallery is offering free admission to all their ticketed galleries on selected dates till 12th August.

National Gallery free entryImage credit: @yenhui.teng

Even if you miss that window, take heart in knowing that entry is 50% off for the remaining half of the month. Pop by to browse the paintings, sculptures, and installations, and beyond all the “Insta-worthiness”, take some time to read up on their descriptions and the deeper meaning behind those pieces.

Promotion period: Free entry, 1st, 5th – 7th, 11th – 12th August 2019 | 50% off, 13th – 31st August 2019 (Closed on 2nd – 4th and 8th – 10th Aug)

Address: 1 Saint Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
Opening hours: Mon – Thu 10AM-7PM (Closed on Fri – Sun)

9. 1-for-1 crab at Mouth Restaurant (U.P. $44.80)

1-for-1 crab Mouth RestaurantImage credit: @vvien0107

This month is gonna be delightfully crabby – not crappy – with 1-for-1 Sri Lankan Crab (U.P. $44.80) at Mouth Restaurant – all without the 10% service charge. Which means that you’ll get to pick from variants like Black Pepper Sauce, Salted Egg Yolk, and the classic Chilli at just $22.40 per crab!

1-for-1 crab Mouth RestaurantImage credit: @elsielsieee

While you’re there, have a go at the yum cha restaurant’s Peking Duck and spread of Hong Kong Dim Sum.

Note: Reservations are required. Pre-purchase your coupon here (Maxwell) or here (Marina Square) and present the e-receipt at the outlet to claim the offer. Not redeemable on Public Holidays.

Promotion period: Until 30th September 2019

Maxwell outlet
38 Maxwell Road, #01-01 Air View Building, Singapore 069116
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 11.30AM-3PM, 6PM-10PM | Sat – Sun 10AM-4PM, 6PM-10PM
Telephone: 6438 5798

Marina outlet
Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, #02-200 Marina Square Shopping Mall, Singapore 039594
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 11.30AM-3PM, 6PM-10PM | Sat – Sun 10AM-10PM
Telephone: 6337 7446


10. $1 Oyster Katsu at Imakatsu (U.P. $20.80 for 5 pieces)

$1 Oyster Katsu ImakatsuImage credit: Imakatsu

If you missed Imakatsu’s Oyster Katsu promo in June, you’ve still got a chance to try these sinfully battered, fried morsels at just $1 each (U.P. 20.80 for 5 pieces). Oishii!

Note: Valid only during dinner, maximum 3 pieces per person visit. Only available at the Tanjong Pagar outlet.

Get your coupon here.

Promotion period: Until 31st August 2019

Address: 7 Wallich Street, #01-06 Guoco Tower, Singapore 078884
Opening hours: Daily, 11.30AM-3PM, 5.30PM-10PM
Telephone: 6822 7912

11. Up to 80% off at Takashimaya’s Craziest Toy Sale

Takashimaya Craziest Toy Sale 2019Image credit: @hotwheels_essentials

The June holidays may be long over, but the fun doesn’t have to end for your kid…or yourself. Takashimaya’s 23rd Craziest Toy Sale is full of toys at slashed prices, including brands like Disney, Hot Wheels, and Play-Doh.

Spend at least $100 to get a free goodie bag, and a voucher worth $20 (limited to first 50 redemptions daily). You’d also want to head down as soon as you can to snag early bird deals for Hot Wheels, Sylvanian Families, and Transformers at just $23.

Takashimaya Craziest Toy Sale 2019Image credit: @hayatkirtasiyee

On top of that, there are attractive purchase-with-purchase deals, where you can get items from My Little Pony and Tsum Tsum for just $2.50 with a minimum spend of $20. Find out more about these deals here.

Promotion period: Until 4th August 2019

Address: 391 Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya Square, Singapore 238872
Opening hours: Daily, 10AM-9.30PM
Telephone: 6506 0508

Food, fashion and home appliance promotions in August 2019

There’s nothing more Singaporean than scouting for sales, so don’t be shy – go on and chiong for these cheap food items, clothes, and kitchenware for your HDB flat. Better be quick before the promotions expire or the good stuff gets snapped up!

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