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16 Best Places For NSF To Spend Their $100 NS55 Credits – Karaoke, Bubble Tea & TADA

NS55 credits 2022


It ain’t easy being an NSF, but if there’s anything that makes those few weeks on Tekong worthwhile, it’s patriotism free vouchers. Our ah gong a.k.a. the government, if you haven’t caught on to the colloquial slang already – has been distributing plenty of vouchers and credits lately. Other than CDC vouchers, the NSmen among us can also look forward to receiving $100 worth of NS55 credits.


What you need to know about the NS55 Vouchers


To celebrate 55 years of National Service, MINDEF and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) are giving out recognition packages for past and present national servicemen. Now’s a good time to check your letter boxes – all eligible folks will get a hardcopy notification via mail.

$100 worth of credits will be distributed from 1st – 31st July 2022 via the LifeSG application (iOS, Android). The best part? These credits are valid for a whole year and can be used at plenty of merchants across Singapore – both online and offline. 

One TikTok user even seemingly discovered that the vouchers can be redeemed as cash at Sheng Siong ATMs.


Best places to redeem your NS55 vouchers


From bubble tea to staycations, any business that accepts payment by “Scan and Pay” via PayNow UEN or NETS QR are on board. We sifted through the 130 participating merchants and below are 16 of the most exciting things you can spend your $100 NS55 credits on. 


1. Cat & the Fiddle



Those who can’t pick a flavour can try ‘em all with the Fickle Feline 2.0.
Image credit: Cat & the Fiddle

 Probably the #1 cheesecake connoisseur in Singapore, Cat & the Fiddle is the place to go if you’re craving a decadent dessert. Purists can dig into classic flavours like Classic New York and Oreo Cookies and Cream, while those with more adventurous palates can look forward to exciting flavours like Mao Shan Wang Durian

With NDP coming up, you can even go full #supportlocal and try their local-inspired cakes like Black Coffee and Milo Dinosaur. The bakery is Halal-certified too!

Additional NS55 promo: 

  • 20% off Naughty & Nice and Once In The Blue Moon whole cakes
  • Valid from 1st July 2022-31st August 2022
  • Available online and at all outlets

Contact: 6287 0077 |  Cat & the Fiddle website


2. Sushi Express


Think cheap sushi and Sushi Express is bound to come to mind. While it might be the talk of the town for a recent price increase (thanks a lot, inflation), we’re sure its queues aren’t going to get any shorter. Either way, put your vouchers to good use by treating yourself to a meal so you can scarf down some salmon sashimi without feeling the pinch. 😉

Additional NS55 promo: 

  • $2.50 off every 20 plates
  • Valid from 1st July 2022-31st October 2022
  • Available at all dine-in outlets

Contact: 6298 2947 | Sushi Express website


3. Koi & Playmade



Image credit: Eatbook

Singaporeans are bubble tea fiends with pearls coursing through our veins – no day is complete without the obligatory “Want BBT?” at 4pm. Whether you’re planning to belanja your buds or not, cool down with a boba fix from Koi or Playmade whenever, wherever with your credits. And hey, even if your loyalties lie elsewhere, you can’t really resist a free cup of bubble tea.

Additional NS55 promo: 

  • $5.50 medium Taiwan Milk Tea and 1 Original Egglet at $5.70 (U.P. $6.50)
  • $5.50 large Taiwan Milk Tea with 1 topping of your choice at $5.70 (U.P. $6.70)
  • Valid from 1st July 2022-19th August 2022
  • Available at all Playmade and Playground outlets

Contact: Koi website | Playmade website


4. Brewerkz



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Plan your next guys’ night out with the boys at Brewerkz, which is known for serving up a mean selection of house-brewed beers. Their menu has more drinks than I can count, but look out for their best-selling Golden Ale, or the fruity Circuit Breaker New England IPA for something a lil more refreshing. 

The brewery has outlet-exclusive dishes too, like Wagyu Braised Beef Shortribs ($32) and Kurobuta Pork Tenderloin ($28) at its Riverside Point restaurant. Other locations include One Fullerton, Orchard Rendezvous Hotel and Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Riverside Point outlet
Address: 30 Merchant Road, #01-07 Riverside Point, Singapore 058282
Opening hours: 12pm-12am, Daily
Contact: 9011 9408 | Brewerkz website

View the full list of Brewerkz outlets.


5. Timbre+



Timbre+ Eastside
Image credit: Eatbook

Whether you’re an Eastie or Westie, find a Timbre+ nearby – there’s a branch near Expo and another near one-north MRT. Dine in at the container-style food park for affordable grub, good vibes and live music. Food includes everything from traditional hawker fare to “hipster” nosh.

For bar bites and tipples, other eateries you can flock to with those credits include Timbre X SEA and FOREST5 Darts Café.

Timbre+ Eastside @ Expo
Address: 1 Expo Drive, Singapore 486150
Opening hours: Mon-Thu & Sun 9.30am-12am, Fri-Sat 9.30am-1am
Contact: 9850 5769

Timbre+ One North
Address: 73A Ayer Rajah Crescent, JTC LaunchPad @ one-north, Singapore 139957
Opening hours: Mon-Thu & Sun 7am-12am, Fri-Sat 7am-1am, Sun 11am-10pm
Contact: 9850 5819 | Timbre+ website


6. Suki Suki Thai Hot Pot



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Your $100 worth of credits will go a long way at Suki Suki Thai Hot Pot, where buffets are priced from an affordable $17.90/pax. Tuck into 6 soup bases, drinks and desserts, as well as unlimited meat, including chicken and beef short rib. That’s plenty of protein to buff you up for your next IPPT. 

Additional NS55 promo: 

  • 1-for-1 top up for Premium Meat
  • Valid from 1st July 2022-31st October 2022
  • Available at all outlets

HomeTeam NS Khatib outlet
Address: 2 Yishun Walk, #01-01 HomeTeam NS Khatib, Singapore 767944
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 11.30am-3pm | 6-10.30pm, Fri 11.30am-3pm, Sat-Sun 11.30am-10.30pm
Contact: 6908 5616

SAFRA Toa Payoh outlet
Address: 293 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh #01-04
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 11.30am-3pm | 6-10.30pm, Fri-Sun 11.30am-10.30pm
Contact: 6259 9106 | Suki Suki Thai Hot Pot website


7. Rasa Istimewa


Waterfront? Check. Halal? Check. Rasa Istimewa Woodlands Waterfront ticks off the boxes for an inclusive dining spot, with good views to seal the deal. Head on over after a long day at work with your fellow NSF buds to indulge in a seafood feast comprising fish, satay and a wide array of smokin’ BBQ grub (from $5) – including stingray, crab, cockles and lala.

No worries if you don’t live up north, as the restaurant also has 2 other outlets at Pasir Ris and SAFRA Jurong.

Rasa Istimewa Woodlands Waterfront
Address: 6A Admiralty Road West, Singapore 757445
Opening hours: 12pm-11.30pm, Daily
Contact: 6366 9339 | Rasa Istimewa Waterfront Restaurant website 

View the full list of Rasa Istimewa’s outlets.


8. Sri Bayu Balinese Spa



Image credit:
@sribayuspa

Ease up all of those knots and joints with a relaxing massage at Sri Bayu Spa, which offers Balinese, Swedish, Aromatherapy, and Tui Na treatments. Besides body massages, the spa also provides additional treatments such as cupping and gua sha therapy, as well as facial treatments to look as fresh as you’d feel afterwards.

Address: 60 Yishun Avenue, SAFRA Yishun Country Club, Singapore 769027
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri & Eve of PH 11am-10.30pm, Sat & PH 10am-10.30pm, Sun 10am-9pm
Contact: 6909 8334 | Sri Bayu Spa website


9. HaveFun Karaoke



Switch things up with their themed rooms complete with colourful projections.

Songbirds will already know of HaveFun Karaoke, with 7 outlets scattered across our little red dot, from the town area to the heartlands. Now that you’ve got $100 worth of credits in your pocket, you can croon to your heart’s content without worrying about the bills at the end of the night.

Additional NS55 promo: 

  • Use a minimum of $50 of your NS55 credits to get 10% off your next visit
  • Valid from now until 30th June 2023

Rates: From $18/room per hour
Contact: HaveFun Karaoke website 

View the full list of HaveFun Karaoke’s outlets.


10. Clique Billiards & Gaming



Image credit:
SAFRA

For the bros who can’t say no no billiards and LF4D, use your NS55 credits at Clique’s cyber cafes at GR.iD and SAFRA Tampines, or at their billiards tavern at SAFRA Jurong. You’ll have enough budget to cover yours and your buddies’ costs for multiple games at the table.

Additional NS55 promo:

  • $5 credit return voucher when you use at least $20 of your NS55 credits
  • $20 return voucher when you spend $50 of your NS55 credits
  • Valid from now until 30th June 2023

Find out more about Clique Gaming and Clique Billiards.


11. Shoe retailers like Superga & Havaianas



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@superga_sg

On days off, put those army boots aside and trade them for a comfy pair of sneakers. Other than a pair of basic kicks at Superga, you can redeem your credits at Bata and Havaianas. Complete your shopping spree by swinging by Crumpler and Luminox as well – they all accept LifeSG credits.


12. Park Regis Singapore


The upcoming long weekends spell the return of the staycation season. Kick back and unwind with a stay at Park Regis Singapore, which has a quiet pool and modern rooms in the heart of Clarke Quay. Rooms are typically priced around the low $200s – meaning offsetting it with your $100 credits leave you with a half-priced stay. 

Additional NS55 promo: 

  • Use the promo code <NS55> and make partial payment using LifeSG credits to get 10% off the best available room rates
  • Valid from now until 30th June 2023

Rates: From $203
Address: 23 Merchant Road, Singapore 058268
Contact: 6818 8888 | Park Regis Singapore website 


13. Chan Brothers Travel



Hakone, Japan

Whether you’re looking for a free and easy trip, cruise vacay or all-inclusive package tour, a scroll through Chan Brothers’ packages will help you with your planning. Destinations include Japan, Australia and countries across Europe including Croatia and Spain, with trips of varying durations.

Additional NS55 promo: 

  • Additional $55 off selected package tours for Australia, Canada, Europe, Turkey, New Zealand, UAE and USA
  • Valid from now until 31st December 2022

Address: 150 South Bridge Road, #01-12 Fook Hai Building, Singapore 058727
Opening hours: 11am-6pm, Daily
Contact: 6438 8880 | Chan Brothers Travel website


14. Tribecar



Image for illustration only.

Come the next weekend, use your credits to rent a ride with Tribecar, a car sharing service with rates that start from just $0.50/hour. You can take your vehicle for a spin across Singapore for a road trip adventure, or even head up to Malaysia to experience the new hotels in JB.

Additional NS55 promo: 

  • $15 worth of additional credits when you top up $50 or more into your Tribecar e-wallet from now till 30th June 2023.
  • New users get 50% off Standard Sedan and MPVs on their first booking until 31st December 2022.

Rates: From $0.50/hour
Address (Office): 51 Ubi Avenue 1, #03-30, Singapore 408933
Contact: Tribecar website


15. TADA


If there’s anything better than a promo code, it’s a “free” ride. Enjoy your next TADA ride with no out of pocket cost when you pay using your nifty NS55 credits. Other than TADA, ComfortDelgro also accepts LifeSG credits.

Contact: 3129 3686 | TADA website


16. Supermarkets and minimarts including 7-Eleven & Fairprice


It ain’t all about big ticket purchases – you can also use your credits at major supermarkets and minimarts. Head down to Giant, Sheng Siong, Cold Storage, Fairprice and even 7-Eleven to snag your next bag of chips or grocery haul with credits instead of cash.


Where to spend your NS55 credits in Singapore


After working hard to serve the nation, you guys are deserving of these $100 worth of credits. Spend them all at one go, or ration them into multiple purchases across the year. 

Apart from activities and F&B eateries mentioned above, your credits can also be used on e-commerce sites like Shopee and Lazada, alongside schools like Mind Stretcher and Yamaha Music.

P.S. As a cherry on top, the same eligible NSF can also look forward to getting a complimentary 1-year SAFRA or HomeTeamNS membership.

For more lobangs, check out other deals and discounts that are part of the We Support NS Campaign.

Find out more about the NS55 credits

 

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This article was co-written by Ra Krishnan and Kezia Tan.
Cover image adapted from: Eatbook

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