As we celebrate 50 years of being the awesomest country in the world, we know that we’re united in one thing: Singaporeans love a good promotion. If you’ve got tickets to this year’s National Day Parade, you’ll be getting a fun pack with a discount booklet inside. There, you’ll find tons of discounts on all types of food and services.
If you don’t have tickets, don’t worry! Download the Tikam2 app (iPhone | Android) and you can unlock the deals for yourself too – yes, the same as the ones in the NDP funpack discount booklet. Don’t forget to scroll down for more details. (/^▽^)/
Here are the best deals from this year’s NDP booklet that you can download by scanning any SG50 or Majulah Singapura logos!
– Lifestyle Deals –
1. Firefly Photography
Want to commemorate a special occasion? This promotion by Firefly Photography allows you to have a 90-minute outdoor photo shoot for up to 5 people at only $10. 5 of the day’s best photos will be selected by the photographer and provided to you in soft copy. The voucher is valid till 31 March 2016, and the voucher must be presented on the day of the photoshoot.
- $10 Photoshoot worth up to $120
- 5 pax
- 90 minutes unlimited shots
- Best 5 edited in High Resolution
- Choose from handpicked locations
- $50 Cash Voucher for Museum Grade Canvas Photo Print
Be the first 100 to sign up for MyRepublic’s 1Gbps Fibre Broadband at $49.99/month with the voucher and you’ll get a free $500 free credit, $100 off a new router, and free Home Voice with unlimited local calls. If you’re not lucky enough to be the first 100 customers, don’t worry – you will still get $150 free credit credited to your invoice.
- $500 free credit for the first 100 to sign up for MyRepublic 1Gbps Fibre Broadband at $49.99 per month
- $150 free credit for all subsequent customers to sign up for MyRepublic 1Gbps Fibre Broadband at $49.99 per month
Qoo10 is one of Singapore’s fastest growing shopping site, and is hugely popular for its daily sales and Deals of the Day. To celebrate SG50, Qoo10 is offering $50 special deals and $50 coupon packs! Check out www.qoo10.sg/sg50 and get shopping!
- $50 coupon pack
- $50 special deals
4. California Fitness
Singapore might be turning 50, but she’s still in good shape! Keep in good shape as well with California Fitness’ Jubilee Promotion: make an appointment with California Fitness for a complimentary 10-Day Trial Pass and a personal training session. This coupon is valid till 30 November 2015.
- 10 Day Gym Trial Pass + 1 FITStart Session worth $227
5. Automobile Association of Singapore
If you’re a motorist but not yet a member of the Automobile Association of Singapore (AAS), you should consider signing up with this promotion. The AAS covers 24 hour roadside assistance in case of vehicle breakdowns, and has associate services in over 120 countries worldwide, so you’ll be covered no matter where on the planet you’re driving.
- 1-Year Membership at only $50 (UP $112.35)
6. Adam Khoo Learning Technologies Group
Adam Khoo is one of the most prominent motivational speakers in Singapore. His program “I am Gifted!” has been credited for transforming the lives of underperforming children into confident and successful individuals. With your coupon, you’ll shave $500 off your child’s course fees. Or if you’re interested, you could also get $500 off “Pattern Trader Tutorial” and “Wealth Academy”, courses that teach you how to grow your wealth.
- $500 off “I am Gifted!”
- $500 off “Pattern Trader Tutorial”
- $500 off “Wealth Academy”
7. The Singapore Mint
The Singapore Mint makes commemorative coins that many of us will know from Chinese New Year. For our Golden Jubilee, The Singapore Mint designed a SG50 range of products. With the vouchers, you can get a SG50 Puzzle Medallion Set and a SG50 Merlion Letter Opener Bundle for $160 (worth $208) or a SG50 Coin Set and SG50 Medallion Pack Bundle for $80 (worth $103).
- SG50 Puzzle Medallion Set + SG50 Merlion Letter Opener Bundle for $160 (save 23%)
- SG50 Coin Set + SG50 Medallion Pack Bundle for $80 (save 22%)
We all know Popular. One of Singapore’s leading book stores, all of us have spent some time in there, looking for jotter books, files, assessment books, or the coolest pens. To celebrate our Golden Jubilee, Popular is offering $10 off with a minimum purchase of $50 nett in a single receipt. Also, don’t miss Popular’s other coupon which saves you $5 if you sign up for a new 3 year membership!
- $10 off with minimum purchase of $50 nett in a single receipt
- $5 off new sign-ups for 3 year membership (save 25% for students and 17% for adults)
Times is giving away 50 free gifts per store this Jubilee celebration, so head down to your nearest outlet, present the coupon to the staff on duty, and you might be pleasantly surprised. And while you’re there, you can get $5 off with a minimum spend of $25, or 50% off a second book purchase!
- 50% off on second book
- $5 off with minimum purchase of $25
10. Teo Heng KTV Studio
Unleash your inner songbird at Teo Heng KTV Studio. With the booking of a room for 2 hours, you get 1 hour free – just present your voucher when making the booking. Valid till 30 December 2015, from Mondays to Thursdays only.
- Sing 2 hours get 1 hour free (valid from Monday – Thursday)
If you’re a frequent traveller, this is for you. Get a free dual SIM Samsung B310E (worth $50) with every purchase of a Samsung Galaxy A3. Original coupon must be presented for this offer to be valid before 31 August 2015.
- Free Samsung B310E (worth $50) with every purchase of Samsung Galaxy A3 4G
Clothes and Accessories
Quality is a word synonymous with Levi’s, and now you can get your Levi’s jeans, tees, shorts, and skirts at staggering discounts till 30th September. Jeans are going at 50% off, shorts and skirts are going at $50 each, while tees are flying off the shelves at $25 each. Grab these while they last!
- •Jeans: 50% off
- •Tees: $25 each (save up to 43%)
- •Shorts and Skirts: $50 each (save up to 43%)
One of the fastest growing Chinese mobile phone manufacturers, HUAWEI, is offering a Digital Life Editor’s Choice phone at a $100 discount, along with 3 free premium items. This promotion is only valid at the HUAWEI Flagship Store in the month of August 2015.
- HUAWEI Mate 7 Gold at $799 (UP $899)
- Free Earphone, Nano Liquid Screen Protector, Smart Case
Update your casual chic look with Denizen’s Jubilee special promotions. Get 3 polo shirts for $50 (UP $87.90) and 50% off the jeans of your choice. Promotions are only valid for regular priced items, so head on down to the nearest Denizen store before 31 October 2015.
- $50 off $100 nett spend on regular items
- Polos: 3 for $50 (save 43%)
- Jeans: 50% off
With vouchers valid till 30th September 2015, Dockers is offering 50% off pants worth $129.90 and $50 purchases with a minimum spend of $200. If you’ve been looking for new casual pants, you know where to go!
- Pants: 50% off
- $50 off with minimum spend of $200
16. VisionEase Eyewear & Pin Pin Optical
With over 2,000 designer frames and sunglasses to pick from including Prada, Gucci, Oakley, and Ray-Ban, you’ll be spoiled for choice at VisionEase Eyewear and Pin Pin Optical located at Ubi Avenue 1 and Paya Lebar Road respectively. What’s more, you can get $50 off purchases of $80 and above, so go on down and reward yourself with the new pair shades you’ve been looking for!
- $50 off eyewear and sunglasses (with minimum $80 spend)
Zalora marries the convenience of shopping online along with the ease of free returns, so it’s no surprise that they’ve been taking the e-commerce market by storm. With Zalora’s coupon, new customers are entitled to 20% off storewide, and existing customers get 18% off storewide.
- 20% off storewide for new customers, 18% off storewide for existing customers
Attractions and Entertainment
18. iFLY Singapore
Go with a fellow First Timer to iFly and one of you gets 50% off the Challenge Package! The Challenge Package consists of 2 skydives per flyer, and if you flash the coupon, you’ll even get a complimentary printed photo. Only online bookings are allowed for this promotion, so visit www.iflysingapore.com to make a booking.
- 50% off second First Timer Challenge Package
19. The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum
The world’s largest live turtle and tortoise collection is in Singapore. It’s legit! The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum in Chinese Garden is certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as having 3,456 tortoises and turtles, including over 1,000 live specimens. This Jubilee celebration, get $1 off entry if you flash the coupon at the gate. Show your patriotic pride by visiting this uniquely Singapore attraction!
- Present Coupon for $1 off
20. Jurong Bird Park
Have a chirpy morning at Jurong Bird Park with our feathered friends at 50% off entry prices. Standard ticket prices are $28 (Adult), $18 (Child; 3-12 years old) and $12 (Senior Citizen). Discount is valid till 31 August, and each coupon is entitled to a maximum purchase of 5 tickets.
- 50% off Jurong Bird Park Admission
21. Singapore Cable Car
Explore the skies between Sentosa and Mount Faber with this promotion from Singapore Cable Car. From now till 30th September, you’ll have unlimited rides when you purchase a Sky Pass. This promotion is available for both Adult and Child tickets, so bring your family along and be wowed by Singapore’s beautiful skyline from up high!
- Free unlimited cable car ride with every SkyPass (Local) purchased
Don’t forget to bring your discount coupon the next time you visit Timezone! With a $50 game credits purchase, you’ll get an additional $50 game credits and 50 E-Tickets! But if you don’t intend to stay at Timezone the whole day, you can also get $5 game credits free with a $10 game credits purchase.
- Free $5 game credits with $10 game credits purchase
- Free $50 game credits + $50 e-tickets with $50 game credits purchase
- 50% off admission rate on LaserMaze game at Timezone Rush VivoCity
23. S’pore Discovery Centre
From now till 30 September, go on a Simulator Ride, go trigger happy at the Shooting Gallery, or watch a Blockbuster Movie or Short 3D Film for 25% off at the Discovery Centre. Each coupon can be redeemed for up to 5 pax. On top of that, you’ll also be entitled to 20% off at the gift and souvenir store!
- 20% off key attractions (short 3D film, blockbuster movie, shooting gallery, simulator ride)
- 20% off at gift and souvenir store
Household and Appliances
24. Pets Arena
We have a cat in our office, and we love her dearly. For anyone looking for some furry friends in their lives, Pets Arena is offering free shower vouchers (limited to 50 customers) and 5% off all retail products. And if you’re looking for a new puppy, free Obedience Training worth $450 will be provided for the first 50 customers!
- Free obedience training worth $450 (4 lessons, limited to the first 50 customers)
- Free shower voucher (limited to the first 50 customers)
- 1st 50 customers who bring their dog for full grooming are entitled to a free mud spa worth $100
If Hyflux sounds familiar to you, it’s because they’re the company behind NEWater, the water that flows through our taps. So no surprises that Hyflux is celebrating SG50 with water-related products – you get $150 off 2 different Drinking Water Systems, both of which block bacteria by up to 99.9999%, reduces chlorine by more than 90%, and blocks viruses as small as 0.01 micron.
- $150 off UF Drinking Water System with Antioxidant Alkaline HF1P-3AA
- $150 off UF Drinking Water System Long Life HF1P+
26. BIG BOX
If you haven’t been to BIG BOX yet, you’ve been missing out! BIG BOX is a sprawling 8-storey warehouse outlet on 56,000 square kilometers of land, and has everything from fresh food and groceries to electronics and furniture. Check out their discounts at their food, electronics, leisure, and home sections till 31 August!
- BIG BOX Vietnam Jasmine Rice 8kg for $11.50 (save 23%)
- 50% off selected headphone/gaming products
- $15 off with minimum $50 purchase for style.BOX and leisure.BOX products
- $30 off with minimum $50 purchase for home.BOX and living.BOX products
27. Certis CISCO Safe Deposit Box
Looking for a secure space to store your valuables? Certis CISCO is offering 50% off subscriptions for their Small, Medium, and Large boxes for one year! On top of that, flash your coupon at any Safe Deposit Box branch to participate in their lucky dip, with attractive prizes and vouchers to be won!
- 50% off subscription for S, M, L boxes for one year
There’s nothing more Singaporean than knowing that it’s a matter of time before the annual haze hits again. For this Jubilee Deal, 50 sets of Daikin Air Purifiers are up for grabs at $100 off their usual retail price. Beat the annual haze and keep your home clean of air contaminants! Voucher is valid till 31 December 2015.
- Daikin Air Purifier $488 nett (50 sets only, save $100)
With recent technological advances, it should no longer surprise us what we can do with our phones, but I still got surprised when I learned about Fotohub’s Jubilee promotion. From now till 30 September, order 4R HD Photo Prints from your phone at 50% off with a minimum purchase of 50 pieces. That means you can just send your photos to be printed to them from your phone – there’s no need for a computer! Or you can get softcover photo album with 20 pages for $49.90 (UP $89.90).
- 50% off when you order 4R HD Photo Prints on your smart mobile device (minimum 50 pieces)
- HD Photobook – 8SQ HD FotoJournal Softcover (20 pages) for $49.90 (save 45%)
– Food Deals –
30. The Manhattan Fish Market
One of my favourite post school hangout spots, Manhattan Fish Market is having 3 different 1-for-1 promotions from now till 30 September 2015. The Manhattan Flaming Seafood Platter (Dory), Mediterranean Baked Fish, and Fishy Chicky Bang Bang are fan favourites, so swim on over for a whale of a meal!
- 1 for 1 Fish Chicky Bang Bang
- 1 for 1 Mediterranean Baked Fish
- 1 for 1 Manhattan Flaming Seafood Platter
Located in the CBD at 72 Circular Road, Dojo specialises in burgers, sandwiches, beer, and yakitori. Get a single burger set at $10 nett if you’re dining alone, or if you’re with friends, get 50% off the third burger set!
- $10 Nett Single Burger Set
- 50% Off 3rd Burger Set
Delifrance is many Singaporeans’ go-to bakery in the morning – their croissants and madeleines are to die for. This year, they’re celebrating SG50 through our stomachs – purchase any 2 sandwiches at $9.90, or you can buy 1-for-1 Madeleines and Feuillites to share.
- Any 2 Sandwiches at $9.90 (save up to 37%)
- 1 for 1 Madeleines at $4.00
- 1 for 1 Feuillite at $3.60
33. Hot Tomato
Hot Tomato has 7 outlets nationwide, each serving comfort food. They’re popular for their pasta, steaks, and grills, so be sure to order one when you visit! Enjoy 50% off the second main lunch course when you come with a friend. Offer is valid till 31 October 2015.
- 50% off second main lunch course (up to 3pm)
Get 50% off your favourite Japanese beef bowl with the purchase of any complete meal at Yoshinoya! This promotion is valid at all Yoshinoya outlets except for food courts, from 11 July to 30 September 2015.
- 50% off ala carte bowl with purchase of any complete meal
35. Tony Roma’s
Tony Roma has a few promotions to commemorate SG50. Get 20% off your bill if you dine in from Monday to Thursday, or 15% off if you dine in from Friday to Sunday. Otherwise, buy 2 and get 1 main course free or spend just $50++ for a Feast and two glasses of soft drinks!
- 20% off total bill from Monday to Thursday/15% off from Friday to Sunday
- Buy 2 get 1 free main courses (save up to 33%)
- $50++ for a Feast + 2 Drinks (save up to 30%)
36. Garrett Popcorn Shops
We smell it before we see it. Garrett’s Popcorn’s trademark smell at CityLink Mall is almost a permanent fixture, and there’s always an internal struggle when I walk past it: to buy or not to buy? With a coupon, you can get a Large Signature Bag of popcorn for $5 (UP $11), or get $5 off any One Gallon Tin purchase. And if you’re feeling extra patriotic, there’s a new Garrett Signature Singapore Tin you can munch your popcorn from!
- $5 off any One Gallon Tin purchase
- Large Signature Bag of popcorn for $5 (UP $11)
37. Mad For Garlic
Mad for Garlic is an Italian restaurant that originated in Korea and can now be found at Suntec City Mall. Despite its international background, they’re celebrating Singapore’s 50th birthday with us, offering a buy-1-get-1-free pizza or pasta, or a 30% discount on food items. Coupons are valid till 31 October 2015.
- Buy 1 get 1 free on pizza or pasta
- 30% discount on food items
From now till 31 August, grab a Bandung to complement your meal at all participating Kopitiam outlets for only $0.50. This drink is valid for dine-in only, and is not valid with other promotional offers and/or discount privileges.
- $0.50 Bandung
39. Continental Delight Catering Services
Singapore’s first Halal-certified caterer has outdone themselves with an “everything also 50” promotion! Get $50 off your total bill with a minimum spend of $500, 50 cents Panna Cotta (limited to 50 servings), and a 50 cents drinks upgrade. On top of that, the first 50 customers will receive a mystery gift! This promotion is valid till 31 October 2015.
- $50 off total bill (minimum $500 spend)
- 50 cents chendol panna cotta (maximum 50 servings)
- 50 cents drinks upgrade (available for NESTEA Ice Lemon Tea or Green Tea)
40. Boon Tong Kee
Some say this is the best chicken rice in Singapore, although this will always be a contentious topic. Boon Tong Kee has been around since 1983, after Mr Thian Boon Hua started a small stall in Chinatown that proved so popular that he and his family established the first Boon Tong Kee at Balestier Road. Visit them with the discount voucher and get 10% off your meal! Valid till 30 September 2015.
- 10% off dine in
41. Dunkin’ Donuts
Remember the hype when Dunkin’ Donuts first opened in Singapore? I haven’t had the opportunity to try it for myself, having been turned off it from the reports of snaking queues. From now till 20 November, present the voucher at the counter and you can get 6 regular donuts for $7.90 at any Dunkin’ Donuts outlet except Changi Airport Transit.
- 6 regular donuts for $7.90 (save 12%)
There’s no better way to end a Thai meal at ThaiExpress than with a 50 cents Chendol. Okay, I personally prefer their Mango Sticky Rice, but nobody will say no to 50 cent Chendol! While you’re there, be sure to try their Poo Phat Pong Kari (rice with soft shell crab, egg, and onion curry)!
- Thai chendol at 50 cents (minimum $10 spend)
Singapore’s most popular sandwich chain is joining in the celebrations with discounts for their ala carte items. The pick of the bunch? 7 cookies for $5. Seriously. Get the White Macademia and Chocolate Chip cookies and you won’t regret it. If you don’t have a sweet tooth, you can order a Veggie Delight Salad and a bottle of Dasani water for $5, or get 50% off a 6″ sub with the purchase of any drink!
- 50% off a 6” sub with purchase of any drink
- $5 for 7 cookies (save up to 45%)
- $5 Veggie Delight Salad + a bottle of Dasani water (save up to 42%)
Foodfare is a social enterprise food court under the umbrella of NTUC dedicated to keeping food costs as affordable as possible. From now till 31 August 2015, you can present a voucher at Foodfare stores for $0.50 off their normal priced items. Voucher is not valid for alcoholic beverages, tobacco items, or promotional items like the NTUC Breakfast Set.
- $0.50 gift voucher
45. Old Chang Kee
Old Chang Kee is one of my favourite finger food chains. The aunties behind the counters are always friendly and helpful, and their hard work epitomises the Singaporean spirit. It’s fitting then, then Old Chang Kee is part of this year’s celebrations, offering $5 for any 4 Puffs. If you’re unsure which to get, go for the tried and trusted: Curry’O!
- $5 for any 4 puffs (save between 17% to 26%)
46. Peach Garden Chinese Restaurant
Whether you’re celebrating out or at home, Peach Garden has you covered. They’re offering both a catering voucher ($50) and a gift voucher ($25) for dining in at their restaurants. Both offers are valid till 31 December 2015. Dim sum anyone?
- $25 off total bill at Peach Garden Restaurants (minimum $100 spend)
- $50 off catering (minimum $600 spend)
47. Four Seasons Durians
At Four Seasons Durians, it’s always durian season. And with Mid Autumn Festival around the corner, you can get 50% off 4 pieces of Mao Shan Wang Durian Mooncake and D24 Durian Mooncake! Offers are valid till 6 September 2015.
- 50% off 4 pieces of Mao Shan Wang Durian Mooncake
- 50% off 4 pieces of D24 Durian Mooncake
- 1 cup premium Mao Shan Wang Durian Ice Cream at $2.50
At FairPrice, FairPrice Finest, and FairPrice Xtra, get $0.50 off one pack each of 6x250ml Yeo’s Iced Tea Lemon or 6x250ml Yeo’s Chrysanthemum Tea + Luo Han Guo. Promotion is valid till 31 August 2015, so keep cool and beat the heat with Yeo’s!
- $0.50 off with purchase of 1 pack of 6 x 250ml Yeo’s Ice Tea Lemon
- $0.50 off with purchase of 1 pack of 6 x 250ml Yeo’s Chrysanthemum Tea + Luo Han Guo
49. Prima Deli
Prima Deli is a Singaporean icon, being one of our most recognised confectionaries. If you’re celebrating a birthday in August, order a fresh cream cake from Prima Deli to add to the festivities and get $12 off!
- $12 off 1kg & above whole fresh cream cakes
My friends love Popeyes’ buttermilk biscuits, while I just love their mashed potatoes. But we all agree that Popeyes’ fried chicken alone is worth the visit. From now till the end of the year, we have more reason to visit, with $5 promotions for either 2 pieces of chicken and 1 regular soft drink, or 1 piece Cajun Fish, 1 piece Tender, and 1 regular soft drink. And to top off your meal, you can get one regular signature side for $1.50!
- $5 for 2 pieces of chicken and 1 regular soft drink (save 39%)
- $5 for 1 piece of cajun fish, 1 piece of Tender and 1 regular soft drink (save 37%)
- $1.50 1 regular signature side (coleslaw, mashed potatoes or cajun fries) (save 35%)
Tikam2 is an app that tries to capture the element of surprise and fun many of us had while playing tikam-tikam, a game where luck was everything and you could win anything from a cheap packet of candy to an expensive toy. In its current form as a smartphone app, Tikam2 represents a bridge between the past and present, a celebration of modern Singapore’s achievement with its roots in our uniquely Singaporean traditions.
Download TIKAM2 today and scan any SG50 and Majulah Singapura logos and you’ll get more chances to unlock the deals in this article or more – you could even win a FUNVEE open top bus ride from City Tours, or a 50% discount off Go Buy Lah products, a limited edition SG50 watch, NTUC vouchers, and many more! That’s why it’s called TIKAM TIKAM. You will never know what you will get! So give Tikam2 a try – you never know what you’ll get! Find out more about Tikam2 on their Facebook page here.
The Tikam2 app (pronounced as Tikam Tikam) was developed by Xhoppe, a local mobile app startup who were frustrated by the lack of thought that had gone into the entire SG50 campaign, with many SG50 promotions simply an exercise of pasting the SG50 icon on a product and calling it a SG50 celebration.
The lack of content and interaction between Singaporeans and the ubiquitous SG50 logos set the founders of Xhoppe thinking: what if we could interact with the SG50 logos simply scanning them with our smartphones? It is in this spirit that they have developed a mobile app, TIKAM2 as their gift to Singapore.
What else can you Tikam2? The Tikam2 founders have also included information about icons of SG50 and SG Heart Map on their app. So besides scanning for deals and coupons, users will also be able to find out more about our nation’s heritage.
If you dare to dream and help Tikam2 out a little, there’s one project that they’ve undertaken which needs your help. The founders envisioned a 50 days of “Back to 1965 prices” campaign where users will get to enjoy a plate of Char Kway Teow for 10 cents like the good ol’ days or buy a SIA air ticket to New York at $128. If you know of any companies or marketers who dare to dream and make this a reality reach out and contact them on their Facebook page.
This post was brought to you by Xhoppe and was co-written with Amanda Lee.
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