Promotions you don’t want to miss
With our little red dot turning 51 this year, a plethora of $51 and “51% off” promotions have sprung up. That’s awesome, but why stop at $51 when you can go even cheaper? It’s no secret that we Singaporeans love cheap stuff, which is why we’ve sussed out a bunch of unbelievably affordable $5.10 deals for you guys! Don’t say bo jio hor.
1. Beauty products from Maison Beautique (U.P. $7.90 – $65), while stocks last
There are no ugly girls, only lazy ones…and maybe broke ones. Looking good doesn’t come with a small price tag, but the deals at this homegrown online beauty store will have you stocking up on products from brands like Cowshed this National Day. The mailman had better get ready, ‘cause I’m ordering enough stuff to last me two years!
2. Whopper meal from Burger King (U.P. $9.55), until 9th August
Sorry, this one’s for guys only. And the rare girls who’ve volunteered as NS tributes. In conjunction with SAF day as well as our nation’s birthday, those who turn up in their SAF/SCDF/SPF uniforms or produce their 11B cards will be able to claim this offer after breakfast hours.
As for the rest of us biting into our non-discounted burgers, let’s just bear in mind all the hardship our fellow countrymen have gone through in protecting and serving the nation. It’s a fair deal.
3. Premium Buffet at Aroy Mak Mookata (U.P. $15), until 31st August
No, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you. After all, an all-you-can-eat, no-time-limit buffet at such a dirt cheap price doesn’t come by every year – or maybe it does. With over 50 items and delectable nacho cheese and salted egg yolk sauces to pick from, you’ll regret not throwing your diet out the window for this.
Aroy Mak Mookata
Address: 510 Macpherson Road, Singapore 368208
Opening hours: Daily; 5pm – 12.45am
4. Three SingaFOUR pancakes from Mr Bean (U.P. $2.20) until 31st August
You know their classics like cheese and red bean by heart, but this national day, Mr Bean is introducing a local twist with 4 uniquely Singaporean flavours: Curry Potato & Egg, Juicy Turnip & Mushroom, Grated Coconut & Cheese, and Grilled Chicken Satay. The best thing? You’ve got until the end of the month to call dibs on these!
5. Exclusive Marks and Spencer Mug (U.P. $16.90), until 14th August
You’re probably wondering what’s so special about a mug. Well, these are from Marks and Sparks, and we all know that everything at M&S has a certain luxe quality to it. These mugs come in assorted designs so you can pick one that appeals to your personality best. This offer is valid with minimum spend of $51.
6. Gula Melaka Crodo from Da Paolo Gastronomia, until 14th August
Haven’t got a chance to try the famous Dominique Ansel Cronut in NYC yet? Here’s a local take on the croissant-donut hybrid, stuffed with gula melaka cream and topped with a sprinkling of coconut flakes. This is a limited edition flavour, so grab it while you still can!
Da Paolo Gastronomia|
Address: 290 Orchard Road, #B1-k8 Paragon, Singapore 238859
Opening hours: Daily; 8am – 10pm
7. Asian Star Dishes from Food Republic @ Capitol Piazza (U.P. $5.50 – $7.50), until 31st August
Mee pok with abalone is hard to find these days, and we can’t really blame hawkers for that. Rent is high, and those tiny molluscs aren’t exactly cheap either. Abalone lovers can now satiate your cravings at Ah Yat’s Kitchen with its new Mee Pok with abalone, cuttlefish, and pigskin!
There are also other Asian favourites, including Nasi Lemak, pork broth, and dumpling soup at this discounted price. You know where to go for dinner if everywhere in the City Hall area is crowded 😉
8. Half a dozen Glazzy Donuts from J.CO Suntec and Paya Lebar (U.P. $1.80), only on 9th August
Better prepare your red getup if you haven’t already, ‘cause the donut chain is offering their classic Glazzies at almost half price to those donned in red! Only the first 200 at each store get in on this sweet deal though, so do wake up early to avoid disappointment. The promo only starts at 1pm, but feel free to queue early in true Singaporean spirit to make sure you chope that doughy glazed goodness.
9. Strawberries and Yoghurt from Saveur (U.P. $6.90), until 9th August
If you’re thinking this is just strawberries dumped in yogurt, think again. This macerated strawberry dessert from the French eatery is served with yogurt ice-cream, strawberry and yogurt caviar, strawberry and milk tuile, and basil oil. $5.10 can barely get you waffles with ice-cream today, but at Saveur, you get to enjoy this atas dessert. It surely isn’t a coincidence that its colour palette matches our national flag!
Address: 14 Scotts Road, #01-07B Far East Plaza, Singapore 228213
Opening hours: Daily; 11.30am – 10pm
10. Lunch Buffet promo for children and senior citizens at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport (U.P. $25 – $35 for children, $45 – $65 for seniors), until 9th August
Okay, so, many of us youngsters can’t get to enjoy this. Bummer. But good things must be shared, so tell your older relatives and friends with young children about this crazy affordable deal! Your grandma will thank you for this, and maybe give you a bigger ang pao for your next birthday.
11. Main course from Gin Khao (U.P. $9.80 – 12.80), until 9th August
It may be Singapore’s birthday, but no one said you have to restrict your palate to local delights on the day of celebration. Gobble up a hearty meal at this Thai eatery with its main course promotion. This is limited to 1 purchase for each promotional deal per table, but with each dish at half price, we’re not complaining. Besides, you’ll have more variety to share among a group.
Address: 1020 East Coast Parkway, #01-01, Singapore 449878
Mon – Thu: 11am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Fri – Sun: 11.30am – 10.30pm
12. SG51 Celebratory Drinks (U.P. $6.20 – $6.80) from Shin Kushiya, until 31st August
Quench your post-festivities thirst with the fruity cold drinks from this Japanese restaurant. Choose between Calpis Soda in Yuzu, Strawberry, Lychee, and Peach flavours, and Yakult in Sunny Orange, Citrus Pineapple, Cloudy Apple, and Cranberry flavours. My tastebuds are tingling already!
13. One extra crab from Wholly Crab (U.P. $28), until 9th August
Enjoy cheap add-ons when you get the Wholly Bucket ($129), which consists of two crabs, prawns, mussels, and clams. Even with the required purchase, where else can you get a freshly cooked crab for just $5.10? Even the zi char stalls at coffee shops don’t offer such low prices. Totally worth it.
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Mon – Thu: 3pm – 11pm
Fri – Sat: 3pm – 12am
Sun: 3pm – 11pm
14. Tiramisu Raspberry Frostyz from Ya Kun Kaya Toast, until 9th August
You know them for their toast and runny eggs, but our favourite traditional toast chain has specially created a not-so-traditional limited edition beverage for our nation’s birthday this year. A blend of chocolate, raspberry, and tiramisu topped with with cream, this rich beverage is perfect for those with a sweet tooth.
15. Various Items from Sheng Siong, until 9th August
Now’s the perfect time to stock your pantry up. Some of the discounted items include Jack ‘n Jill Potato Chips Fun Pack (U.P. $8.70 for 3), Happy Family Short Grain Rice (U.P. $6.50 for 2.5kg), assorted flavours of Sunshine 6” Pizza (U.P. $7.60). The list goes on. Help your mom chope them before the other aunties beat you to it!
15. 6pcs Drumlets or Wings from Pizza Hut @ SAFRA Punggol (U.P. $7.80), until 9th August
Other than just pizza, many love Pizza Hut for its juicy chicken sides. Whip your membership cards out, SAFRA members, and get a discounted a la carte order of Sweet ‘n Spicy Drumlets or Honey Roasted Wings. If you’re ordering pizza to watch the NDP with your folks, this would be a sweet accompaniment.
Happy Birthday Singapore!
With all the fun we’re gonna have treating ourselves to these deals, it’s like it’s not just Singapore’s birthday, but everyone’s birthday as well. WIth that said, let the festivities begin. Majulah, Singapura!