Luxury activities in Singapore
The way we see it, while the pandemic has put a damper on travelling plans, it’s at least saved us quite a bit of money that would have been spent on expensive plane tickets and hotels. Although understandably, being stuck in Singapore can be quite the bummer for those with the travel bug.
Fortunately, Singapore still has lots of things to do and see. And with the money saved on travelling to faraway lands, here are eight “atas” luxury activities in Singapore you can now try without breaking the bank.
Read to the end to find out how you can use Atome to try these luxurious activities without blowing your entire monthly paycheque.
1. Go on a well-deserved break with an ‘atas’ staycation
If you’ve been saving up your annual leave, it’s time to spend it on a well-deserved staycation. But don’t sleep on hotel stays as just an expensive place to spend the night. Many hotels offer more than just a night in a room if you book via Klook, adding on F&B credits, spa treatments and even holiday-themed stays for a memorable experience.
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There’s Andaz Singapore right in the heart of the city for families and friends in need of a break from the daily grind. Multiple room options are available, all of which include an expansive room with hardwood floors and views overlooking Singapore’s glistening skyline. Room packages are flexible too, with late check-outs available with the 36-hour stay option for those who want to get in an extra snooze sesh.
Price: From $80/month with Atome
For couples looking to rekindle their romance with a honeymoon getaway, book the Infinite Couples Experience at Sofitel Sentosa. The idyllic island resort’s Luxury Room comes with a king-sized bed we’re sure will see plenty of quality time being spent together.
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Plush room aside, you’ll want to at least leave it for a couple of hours for the provided meals in the package. The deal includes a two-course set for lunch, and a romantic, candlelit three-course degustation for dinner.
Price: From $210.33/month with Atome
If you’re still craving for an overseas getaway, you’ll come pretty close with a staycay at Dusit Thani Laguna. The newly-built city-fringe resort is known for its Thai hospitality from its service to its appointed rooms and tranquil spa treatments.
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And with its proximity next to a sprawling 18-hole golf course, it’ll feel like you’ve travelled to a private enclave of Phuket without having to take a flight.
Price: From $149/month with Atome
2. Customise and build your own watch
Watches are one of the few accessories that aren’t just practical, they can make or break an outfit as well. And if the search for the perfect timepiece has proved futile, it may be time to build your own instead.
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The only such workshop in Singapore gives watch enthusiasts a truly hands-on experience in the intricacies of watchmaking from scratch. Hosted by S13 – Seiko Bespoke, participants will get to personalise their own automatic watch. There are 144 designs and components, like hands, straps and watch faces to choose from, so chances are there won’t be a watch quite like yours.
Assembling the watch will take about four hours but what you’re left with at the end of the session is a unique gift for yourself or a loved one.
Price: $233/month with Atome
3. Set sail with man’s best friend on a Dog Cruise
Dog owners should be well-acquainted with the heartbreaking whimper your fur babies let out whenever they’re left behind for an extended period of time. But with the world’s first dog cruise, you’ll be turning cries into happy tail wags instead.
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Onboard the Royal Albatross, paw-rents will be able to set sail with their pooches in tow and in style on Singapore’s only tall ship. The luxury cruise is a chance for pups and their humans to bond over watching the sunset together on this evening cruise.
Rover will feel even more part of the fur-mily when dinner is served. He’ll get to dine at the table with you and partake in his own three-course gourmet meal together.
Price: From $76.67/month with Atome
4. Create a signature scent from orchids
Unless you’re a botanist or really into plants, you would probably only know orchids as Singapore’s national flower. But there’s so much more to discover about the tropical flowering plant at this orchid tour and workshop.
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Even without green fingers, the workshop providers will teach you all you’ll need to know in caring for your orchid. The lessons are immediately applicable too, as you’ll be carting home your own plant after the tour.
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The allure of orchids aren’t just in their looks but their fragrance as well. Go from learning about orchids to making your own perfume using orchid aroma oils in the second half of the workshop.
Play around with various other essential oils to create your own signature scent for men and women. Then bottle it up as a gift to yourself or to a loved one. You’ll be making more than enough perfume for a 100ML bottle and two travel-sized vials from this course.
Price: $52.67/month with Atome
5. Personalise jewellery with silversmithing and stone-setting
The days of getting matching couple rings from a mall kiosk are over, especially when it’ll be so much more meaningful crafting your own at a silversmithing workshop. What better way to say ‘you are one in a million’ with a one of a kind piece handmade by yourself?
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Materials like a piece of silver 925 and semi-precious stones are provided, along with all the tools you’ll need to make your own bespoke jewellery. Bend silver into rings or shape metal around stones to create earrings even – the possibilities are as limitless as your imagination.
When you’re done, add a touch more of your personality with an engraving of your own name so everyone knows this accessory is yours.
Price: $39.33/month with Atome
6. Pamper yourself with a gentleman’s day of grooming and whisky
Gentlemen, it’s not just the ladies that should get all the fun in a pampering session. You deserve to treat yo’self too after working long hours every day. And the Gent’s Day Out at The Mezz is just the transformative session that will take you from Donald Duck to Don Draper.
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The grooming includes a 75-minute facial to extract gunk from pores, followed by a sharp haircut to neaten appearances. The self-care package ends with a lounge at The Mezz while you nurse on two shots of Glenrothes 12-year-old whisky – a drink as smooth as your freshly exfoliated skin.
Price: $76.67/month with Atome
7. Indulge in a yacht getaway with kayaking and snorkeling
If there’s one thing we’ve noticed in rap videos, it’s that nothing screams living the high life more than luxuriating on a yacht. While spending greens on a brand new sailboat might be out of the question, you’ll at least be able to indulge for four hours with this getaway from White Sails.
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The yacht charter for two sails out to and drops anchors at Lazarus Island, where you can hop off to explore its quiet beaches. But if you’re up for a salty sea adventure, White Sails provides kayaks and snorkels for you to explore the deep blue.
Otherwise, it’s luxurious enough to stay onboard hanging out in the catamaran’s three interior cabins or on the open deck to work on your tan.
Price: $183/month with Atome
8. Dine in private with caviar and champagne at a Michelin-starred restaurant
When you’re in food paradise Singapore, securing a reservation at a Michelin-starred restaurant is like winning a golden ticket. And in this case, this golden ticket offers an intimate dining experience with a bottle of bubbly to boot.
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Join four other friends to break bread in privacy at the one-Michelin starred Alma by Juan Amador at Goodwood Park Hotel. The highlight of the meal includes a sampling of five different types of caviar – black gold harvested from Kaluga, Russian and even hybrid sturgeon varieties.
The feasting like kings and queens continues with a Boston lobster pasta, which you can then wash it down with a flute of Goutorbe Bouillot, a champagne from a family-owned estate.
Price: $387.67/month with Atome
Buy now, pay later with Atome x Klook
When it comes to paying for such lavish activities, most of us would feel the pinch of coughing up so much cash in a single payment. But services like Atome ease that pinch into something much more manageable – paying in three interest-free monthly installments.
This means you won’t be blowing your entire paycheque all at once. Rather, you’ll be able to enjoy private dining at Alma by Juan Amador at $387.67 monthly, and still have more than enough to book a yacht getaway for $183 per month for the next quarter.
Atome has partnered with more than 5,000 retailers in fashion, beauty, lifestyle and more in Southeast Asia, and is Klook’s first buy now, pay later payment option. The Atome x Klook collaboration isn’t just for staycations and experiences; the service can be used on exhibitions and shows found on Klook as well.
Use Atome on Pop-Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration, an interactive exhibit running from 19th November 2021 – 20th March 2022. It’s $8.67 for three months for admission into seven rooms of Mickey Magic featuring Instagram-worthy backdrops.
Or if a captivating show is more your cup of tea, pay $30.67 for three months using Atome for a night of cabaret, circus and comedy with the Parisian performing troupe La Clique.
Beyond just managing payments, choosing Atome when purchasing on Klook will save you 10% off listed prices with a minimum spend of $80 when you use the code ATOME10 at checkout.
Plus, TheSmartLocal readers will also get to enjoy an additional welcome offer of XXL Crispy Chicken from Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks at just $1.50 (U.P. $4.75) with the code ATOMEKLK.
With Atome, you’ll be able to do more and relish in the finer things in life more often without having to worry about burning a whole in your pocket or paying extra in interest fees.
This post is brought to you by Atome.
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