We've had a RWS tourist attraction turned into gastrodining experience, [email protected], and most recently, cruises to nowhere. It's evident that the appetite for travel hasn't waned. In fact, in bid to boost local tourism, SGD100 SingapoRediscover credits will be given out via SingaPass in December (that's SGD320 million set aside), to be used for staycations and tours until the end of June next year. Here are some ideas of where you can spend your vouchers.
Meet these cuties
Discover urban otters with wildlife photographer and self-proclaimed "ottergrapher" Bernard, and learn about the other animals coexisting with the locals as you cycle around the Marina Bay and Singapore River. The three-hour tour hosting up to 10 is priced at SGD87 per pax.
Play real world RPG
If you, for some inexplicable reason, miss hunting for the mouse that promised tons of cash, you can have a similar experience exploring off the beaten paths, scouring for clues in Fort Canning Park. Using keywords gained, every choice made will determine your outcome in tackling the final mission. Of course, a collectible prize awaits should you succeed. The two-hour outdoor puzzle hosting up to five every weekend is priced at SGD39 per pax.
Solve a murder
A serial killer is on the loose (no, not COVID-19) and you're charged with playing detective. You get to pick your route and items in this game as you meet pivotal characters like Samsui woman Auntie Geok, moneylender friend Raj, provision shop owner Ah Kee around Chinatown. The two and a half hour game hosting teams of a minimum of two every weekend is priced at SGD50 per pax.
Hunt for Ghosts
Make some new 'friends' (or not) at the sites of some of the most notable historical horrors. Deep into the evening, trail a quiet bridge into a secluded hill, the coastal gun battery where possibly thousands of innocent were massacred during the Sook Ching operation of WWII, and end the night in a cemetery of over 100,000 tombs. Fun. The three-hour tour hosting a minimum of two is priced at SGD150 per pax.
Discover Jewish Heritage
The lesser known but equally fascinating story of Singapore's Jewish community is told through some iconic Jewish buildings and synagogues. Learn about the heartwarming and heartbreaking tales of the local Jewry, and prominent Jewish figures their contributions to Singapore’s early development. The Day Tour hosting a minimum of two from SGD 148 per pax is inclusive of return private transfer, with add-on 3D2N staycation options at One Farrer Hotel and Raffles Hotel.
Visit the future
Get a glimpse into our increasingly likely future at the world’s first low-carbon, hydraulic-driven vertical farm. The highly-awarded nine metre tall invention can produce up to ten times as many vegetables as traditional farming methods. And of course, you'll get to have a taste of the freshly harvest on-site. The three-hour tour hosting up to 10 is priced at SGD107 per pax.
Singapore's water story has long provided a source of fascination and pride for the country, so it makes sense to dive a little deeper. From waste management to sustainable energy, you'll learn about the efforts put in place and the way ahead along the very barrage. The two-hour tour hosting of up to three and five is priced at SGD200 and SGD250 per group respectively.