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8 Cool Ways To Use Your SingapoRediscovers Vouchers, With Tips On How To Get Extra Vouchers & Discounts

Cool ways to use your SingapoRediscovers Vouchers (SRV)

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you would’ve heard that all Singaporeans above 18 are receiving $100 in SingapoRediscovers Vouchers to spend on hotels, tours and attractions.  For those of us who are torn and still don’t know what to do with them, we’ve compiled cool ways to use your SingapoRediscovers Vouchers from murder mysteries to kayak fishing. 

These options are for those who want something a little more unique and exhilarating than your typical beach outing or staycation. Read till the end for some secret tips on how you can use DBS/POSB credit or debit cards to snag even more bang for your buck.

1. Stay in a Hawaiian-inspired shophouse hotel

Located in the heart of Chinatown, there’s plenty of nearby restaurants and bars including Tong Ah Eating House and Potato Head Folk.
Image credit: Hotel Soloha

With tropical decor plus neon lights, Hotel Soloha has an urban-chic jungle concept that will leave a lasting impression the minute you walk in. From the custom-made carpets to the spirit animal neon signs, every detail is curated to make you feel like you’re in a psychedelic version of Hawaii.

Deluxe room
Image credit: Hotel Soloha

Each of the 45 rooms is uniquely decorated and fitted with a queen-sized bed, TV and wireless in-room speakers to keep you cosy while your playlist chimes in the background. The standard room (from $119) is perfect for couples wanting a romantic getaway, while families who want a little more space for the kids to play around can opt for the loft room (from $212).

Rates: From $119
Address: 12 Teck Lim Road, Singapore 088387
Telephone: 6222 8881

Find out more about Hotel Soloha

2. Solve a murder mystery outdoors in Chinatown

Image credit: Klook

Imagine the scene: a murder in Chinatown, serial killer on the loose, people in fear and the only hope of catching the culprit is you. Put on your detective cap and solve the Niu Che Shui (a.k.a. Chinatown in Mandarin) murder mystery in an exhilarating outdoor puzzle game.

Image credit: Klook

Your tour guide and gamemaster will make the experience even more immersive by introducing side characters like samsui woman Auntie Geok or Raj the moneylender. You’ll be passing by and learning about buildings and landmarks you wouldn’t normally venture to. So gather your friends and family in groups of two to five for a roleplaying walkabout of Chinatown.

Price: $50/pax
Address: Meeting place at Chinatown MRT Exit C, Level 2 Garden Bridge.
Opening hours: 10AM-12PM, Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Find out more about the Niu Che Shui murder mystery tour.

3. Explore a secret underground WWII bunker at Battlebox

Image credit: Battlebox

For casual museum-hoppers and history buffs alike, Battlebox will take you back nearly a century to the height of World War II. The museum is a former British command centre inside Fort Canning Hill, restored to give you an insight into real wartime history. 

Image credit: Battlebox

In this underground bunker you’ll find preserved meeting rooms, communication devices and maps connected by a series of rustic corridors. Meanwhile, immerse yourself in history as the tour guide takes you through the frantic day the British surrendered Singapore to the Japanese.

Price: $20/ticket
Address: 2 Cox Terrace, Singapore 179622 (Fort Canning Park)
Opening hours: Wed – Sun & PH 10.30AM-4.30PM (Closed Mon-Tue)
Telephone: 6338 6133

Find out more about Battlebox.

4. Level up your kayaking on a kayak fishing tour

Image credit: Kayak Fishing Fever

Instead of kayaking or fishing separately, do both at the same time with Kayak Fishing Fever. Newbies can take the Playground trip (from $129) and reel up beginner-friendly fishes like snappers or groupers.

Image credit: Kayak Fishing Fever

Meanwhile, their intermediate trips include the Big Boat Small Boat (from $129) where you’ll be paddling among anchored vessels that are a hundred times your size. Alternatively, go from Sentosa to the Southern Islands on the Island Hopper Trip (from $129) that’ll make you work for your food. You know what they say, go fishing once and you’re hooked for life.

Price: From $129/pax
Telephone: 8850 8501

Note: For booking, select your tour and number of pax via the GlobalTix SingapoRediscovers Vouchers webpage below. Then email to confirm your booking and choice of tour.

Find out more about Kayak Fishing Fever

5. Play Ninja Warrior at SG’s first floating aqua park

If you’ve ever watched Wipeout or Ninja Warrior and wanted to take on the course, now’s your chance. HydroDash Sentosa allows you to bounce, flip, hop and slide your way across the multi-zone, inflatable obstacle course.

Those with a competitive spirit can race their friends, swinging across the Monkey Bars or climbing up the Action Tower as adrenaline kicks in. Before you know it, one small slip leads to a big splash, and you’re bound to have a wet and wild day out.

Price: $20 for 1-hour pass
Address: Palawan Beach, Sentosa, Singapore 098498
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 12PM-6PM | Sat & Sun 10AM-7PM

Find out more about HydroDash Sentosa.

6. Ride around Singapore on a Vespa sidecar

Image credit: Klook

It doesn’t get any more vintage than riding around Singapore’s heritage sites for an hour on a Vespa sidecar tour. Play tourist for a day and view the streets of Joo Chiat, Kampong Glam or Tiong Bahru from an angle you’ve never seen before – figuratively and literally. Without a license, or the money to splurge on our own Vespa, it’s a rare opportunity for us to experience what whizzing down the streets is like.

Image credit: Klook

Plus, your friendly driver will entertain you with tales from each location you pass by. They’ll also be more than happy to take plenty of photos for your next IG post, so don’t worry about struggling with selfie angles or having to pack your own tripod along.

Price: $160/pax

Find out more about the Vespa sidecar heritage tours.

7. Live out your Wes Anderson dreams at a hotel straight out of The Grand Budapest Hotel

There are restaurants, pubs, shopping and heritage sites galore within a five-minute walk radius, plus the 24-hour Mustafa Centre for late-night snacking.
Image credit: The Great Madras

The Great Madras is one of Singapore’s hidden gems tucked between the bustling streets of Little India, Bugis and Chinatown. Though small in size, the neon lights and pastel colours give it plenty of character – and Insta-worthy backdrops at every corner.

The Great Suite
Image credit: The Great Madras

There are seven different room types to choose from, ranging from co-living hostel suites to balcony rooms. The Good Room (from $116) is nicely decorated with plants, graphic wallpapers and plenty of large windows for natural light. For those feeling luxurious, the Great Suite (from $293) even comes with a bathtub for an even more relaxing staycation.

Rates: From $116
Address: 28 Madras Street, Singapore 208422
Telephone: 6914 1515

Find out more about The Great Madras.

8. Set sail on Singapore’s only luxury tall ship

Image credit: Changi Recommends

Although it looks like something straight out of Pirates Of The Caribbean, Singapore’s one and only luxury tall ship, the Royal Albatross Cruise, is very much real – and ready to take you and your loved ones on an unforgettable sea expedition.

Choose from various itineraries such as the Sunset Cruise, where you can marvel as the sky turns crimson, or the City Lights Cruise, which grants you unrivalled views of our Little Red Dot’s majestic skyline. 

Image credit: Changi Recommends

There’ll be activities onboard suited for all ages and interests, including traditional sailing showcases, maritime trivia sessions, and DIY workshops for sailor hats or a funky coaster made out of a nautical knot.

Price: $95/pax
Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
Opening hours: Friday – Sunday only

Find out more about the Royal Albatross Cruise.

Get even more vouchers & discounts with DBS

Next time you ask your friends or family for an outing or staycation, check out some of these cool ways to use your SingapoRediscovers Vouchers to make the best use of that $100 with no regrets. But you know what’s even cooler? Snagging even more vouchers and discounts with DBS promos.

The Singapore Tourism Board has partnered with five authorised booking partners so you can conveniently make your reservations and keep tabs on your upcoming accommodations and activities. Lucky for us, DBS has promotions for each. Use the promo code DBSTNT4 for $4 off tours and tickets bookings or DBSHTL4 for $4 off hotel bookings. Min. spend $30, limited to the first 1,250 redemptions.
Or use the code DBSTNT15 for $15 off tours and tickets bookings or DBSHTL15 for $15 off hotel bookings. Min. spend $100, limited to the first 1,000 redemptions.

Klook: Free $10 Klook return voucher with any purchase. No min. spend, limited to the first 1,400 redemptions per month. 

Traveloka: Free $10 Traveloka return voucher for hotel bookings in 2021 with every Singapore hotel and Xperience purchase . No min. spend, limited to the first 1,800 redemptions for December 2020.
15% off hotel bookings. Min. spend $50, capped at $15 and limited to the first 900 redemptions from January – June 2021.
10% off tour and attraction bookings. Min. spend $30, capped at $10 and limited to the first 900 redemptions from January – June 2021.

Changi Recommends: Use the promo code DBSCTSSRV10 for 10% off SingapoRediscovers Vouchers bookings. No min. spend, capped at $10 and limited to the first 1,200 redemptions for December 2020.

GlobalTix: Free $5 foodpanda voucher with every purchase. No min. spend, limited to the first 300 redemptions weekly.

Redeem these deals from 1st December 2020 – 30th June 2021 and be quick so you’re among the first to snag them each month. Hopefully, the SingapoRediscovers Vouchers plus DBS’ exciting deals will keep your spirits up and make up for the travel that could have been. 

Check out DBS’ SingapoRediscovers Vouchers promos here

This post was brought to you by DBS.
Cover image adapted from (clockwise from top-left): The Smart Local, Kayak Fishing Fever, Klook, Hotel Soloha

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