I was today years old when I found out bubble tea could earn me a holiday overseas 🤯

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With new vaccinated travel lanes being announced, it looks like travel is slowly (and hopefully) recovering in 2022.

While you plan your next trip, we’ll let you in on a secret: you can earn your future overseas vacation by collecting miles! And you can do that by checking off local experiences — with the Kris+ App.

This Lifestyle Rewards App by Singapore Airlines gives you one of the best miles earn rates you can find in Singapore! On top of that, the app also offers tons of exclusive deals and privileges to look forward to.

From indoor skydiving to enjoying bubble tea, here are 10 things you can do in Singapore with Kris+ that’ll help you earn your way to book the next flight out 🛫.

Note: Earn your miles when you pay over the counter. Do check Kris+ for any advance reservation conditions to avoid disappointment.

1) Discover Singapore on a Vintage Vespa Sidecar Tour

People on Vespa Sidecar Tour - Things to do in Singapore

Photo credit: Singapore Sidecars

What better way to cruise along Singapore’s streets than on a vintage Vespa sidecar tour?

Organised by Singapore Sidecars, there are various themed tours to choose from — featuring iconic local attractions and hidden alleyways.

There’s even a tour inspired by the popular Crazy Rich Asians movie where you’ll visit filming locations such as Gardens by the Bay and Chijmes.

Singapore Sidecars with Kris+
Earn Rate:
9 miles per S$1 spent
Deal Voucher: 20% off selected 60min specialty tours at S$128 (U.P. S$160)
Kris+ Privilege: 20% off selected 60min specialty tours

2) Solve an Escape Room with Friends

Person Solving Escape Room - Things to do in Singapore

Photo credit: Trapped.SG via Facebook

Grab some friends and put your detective hat on to solve clues in an escape room!

Trapped SG offers players an immersive experience with the use of animatronics and hidden chambers. There are eight themed rooms of varying difficulty levels, making it an activity suitable for all!

Themes are updated seasonally across their two outlets (The Cathay and *SCAPE), so there’s always a fresh challenge for mystery and horror fans to tackle.

Trapped SG with Kris+
Earn Rate:
6 miles per S$1 spent
Kris+ Privilege: S$5 off per pax on escape room experiences

3) Engage in Wholesome Family Bonding

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Here’s a unique way to spend some quality time with your family — an exciting game of mini golf!

Holey Moley Golf Club is a mini golf course and bar with unconventional settings. Featuring popular show icons like the yellow brick road and the majestic iron throne, you won’t find the typical windmills and castles here.

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Besides mini golf, other fun bonding activities include bouncing on the suspended nets at AIRZONE or epic NERF fights at NERF Action Xperience.

Holey Moley Golf Club with Kris+
Earn Rate:
9 miles per S$1 spent
Deal Voucher: 50% off nine-hole mini golf from Mon – Thu before 8PM at S$11.77 (U.P. S$23.54)
Kris+ Privilege: 15% off F&B available daily, Up to 50% off nine-hole mini golf from Mon – Thu before 8PM

4) Express Yourself Creatively with a Loved One

People Art Jamming - Things to do in Singapore

Photo credit: @arteastiq via Instagram

Whether it’s to release stress or show off your artistic talent, don’t be shy and let your creative juices flow at Arteastiq.

Cleverly named, Arteastiq is a tea lounge combined with a painting studio. Be treated to refreshing tea as you art jam to your heart’s content!

It has three branches across Singapore including Jewel and Plaza Singapura, but take note that only the Mandarin Gallery outlet has an exclusive discount for the art jamming session.

Arteastiq (Mandarin Gallery) with Kris+
Earn Rate:
9 miles per S$1 spent
Kris+ Privilege: 10% off dining, 15% off 3hr art jamming

5) Indulge in a Unique Dining Experience

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Combine your love for seafood and travel at Lobster Air, the only airplane-themed restaurant serving lobster dishes by service staff from the aviation industry.

It’s a unique dining experience in Singapore where you’ll get to pretend you’re feasting as a First Class passenger on a plane.

For similar restaurants in “high” places, check out Sushi Airways — another airplane-themed restaurant serving Japanese cuisine, or LeVel33 — boasting the world’s highest urban microbrewery with a one-of-a-kind rooftop dining experience.

It’s one way to rack up those miles on a “plane” without even taking off 😉.

Lobster Air with Kris+
Earn Rate:
9 miles per S$1 spent
Deal Voucher: 15% off lunch course at S$68 (U.P. S$80.04), 15% off dinner course at S$88 (U.P. S$103.58), 68% discount for half a dozen oysters at S$10 (U.P. S$32)
Kris+ Privilege: Complimentary hot beverage (coffee/tea) with dine-in orders, 10% off 2nd bottle of wine

Read also: 12 Unique Restaurants in Singapore Even Non-Foodies Will Find Impressive

6) Wind Down with Bespoke Cocktails

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Photo credit: Southbridge

Nothing beats having a refreshing drink after a long day at work.

For that well-deserved bespoke cocktail, check out hip bars in town like Club 5 and SKAI Bar — located on the 70th floor of Swissotel with an amazing view of Singapore’s skyline.

Rooftop bar Southbridge also serves tasty gin and fresh oysters, complete with a panoramic view of iconic sights like Marina Bay Sands and Boat Quay.

Additionally, beer and wine-lovers can opt for Tap Craft Beer Bar, which has 20 craft beers on tap and 30 wines by the glass. Take note, there’s only three participating outlets at One Raffles Link, Raffles City SC and Robertson Quay.

Southbridge with Kris+
Earn Rate:
9 miles per S$1 spent
Kris+ Privilege: Earn 10% off total bill on weekdays

Tap Craft Beer Bar with Kris+
Earn Rate:
6 miles per S$1 spent
Kris+ Privilege: 10% off a la carte menu items

7) Get Away from the City

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Away from the bustling city lies Sentosa, which has plenty of things to do for travel-starved Singaporeans. One being iFly Singapore, where you can recreate the thrill of skydiving — rain or shine.

Not your thing? Here are other activities to check out too: Madame Tussauds Singapore, Mega Adventure and Ola Beach Club.

For a unique “overseas” experience, end your day with a 5 or 7-course dinner cruise aboard The Royal Albatross, Asia’s only luxury tall ship. There are two different experiences to choose from — the Sunset Sail, perfect for photo opportunities during golden hour, or the City Lights cruise for a more romantic view of Singapore’s skyline.

iFly Singapore with Kris+
Earn Rate:
6 miles per S$1 spent
Kris+ Privilege: 10% off flights (The Teaser Package and The Challenge Package)

The Royal Albatross with Kris+
Earn Rate:
6 miles per S$1 spent
Kris+ Privilege: 10% off the Sunset Sail or City Lights Dinner cruise

8) Prepare for Your Next Overseas Adventure

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Photo credit: @outdoorlifesg via Instagram

With travel borders closed for some time, our winter jackets have probably flaked away (like snow) in our cupboards.

But who knows, you might be able to visit a winter wonderland overseas sooner than you think! So it doesn’t hurt to be prepared by stocking up on quality winter wear at COLDWEAR.

In addition, assuming you use the Kris+ app to purchase winter wear for your family and spend S$500, you would have earned 4,500 miles (or ¼ the journey to Perth for one pax)!

And if you’re looking forward to conquering some epic hikes around the world, Outdoor Life offers a wide range of winter apparels, backpacks and climbing equipment to suit all your adventure needs.

COLDWEAR with Kris+
Earn Rate:
9 miles per S$1 spent
Deal Voucher: S$399 Down Jacket for S$199 (50% discount, limited to 1st 200 purchases), S$299 Down Jacket for S$149 (50% discount, 1st 200 purchases)
Kris+ Privilege: 10% off total bill (regular priced items)

Outdoor Life with Kris+
Earn Rate:
6 miles per S$1 spent

Read also: Hiking in Switzerland — Stunning Hikes That Aren’t on Most Tourist’s Itineraries

9) Enrich Your Body and Soul

Boxing Trainer at Gym - Things to do in Singapore

Photo credit: @boomsingapore via Instagram

Earn your future holiday by working up a sweat at the gym or soothing your soul at a relaxing spa.

At boOm Singapore, learn the basics of boxing from experienced instructors — with upbeat music to keep you motivated! After that, head on over to Ikeda Spa for a detox massage to wash your sweat (and worries) away.

If boxing or a Japanese spa isn’t your thing, spend the day at Jal Yoga or Devarana Wellness for some spiritual healing 🥰.

boOm Singapore with Kris+
Earn Rate:
9 miles per S$1 spent
Deal Voucher: 25% off 2-Class Trial Pass at S$30 (U.P. S$40), 22% off 5-Class Pack at S$140 (U.P. S$180)

Ikeda Spa with Kris+
Earn Rate:
6 miles per S$1 spent
Kris+ Privilege: Up to 20% off Detox Massage (20% for 1st visit, 10% for subsequent visits), Up to 20% off Hinoki Onsen (20% off for 1st visit, 10% for subsequent visits)

10) Spend on Everyday Items

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That’s right, your daily spending can also help you accumulate miles for a holiday overseas!

So don’t feel guilty about buying Gong Cha’s freshly brewed bubble tea, tea time snacks from Polar Puffs & Cakes, or specialty coffee from Hong Kong at The Coffee Academics. Think of it as an investment toward your future VTL trips. 😉

This deal isn’t limited to just food and beverages. It also applies to other items like electronics — available at over 40 Challenger stores island-wide.

Gong Cha/The Coffee Academics with Kris+
Earn Rate:
6 miles per S$1 spent
Kris+ Privilege: 10% off total bill

Challenger with Kris+
Earn Rate:
3 miles per S$1 spent (in-store purchases only)

How to Earn Miles from These Experiences and Purchases

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In summary, when you pay with Kris+ at any of their 1,000 participating merchants islandwide, you’ll earn up to 9 miles per dollar spent. Plus, enjoy exclusive deals and privileges across retail, dining and services in Singapore, and overseas!

If you are travelling, do remember to check out available discounts at over 15 countries worldwide, including Korea, Australia and Hong Kong.

Remember to convert miles earned on Kris+ to your KrisFlyer account within seven days of earning them, before you can use those miles to book a plane ticket for your next holiday.

As a perk for new users, receive S$5 on Kris+ with the exclusive The Travel Intern promo code <KPTTI01> 🤩. Simply log in to Kris+ for the first time and input the promo code to receive S$5 (awarded in miles) instantly!

*Note: Deals are vouchers for online or in-store purchases while privileges are in-store perks — redeemable by scanning the Kris+ QR code in-stores.

Guide to Using the Kris+ App

Kris+ App Guide - Miles Hacking

Photo credit: Kris+

For those unfamiliar with Kris+, it’s a lifestyle and rewards app by Singapore Airlines where users can earn and redeem KrisPay miles. Here’s a summary on how to use it!

How to pay and earn miles with Kris+:

Kris+ Payment App Guide - Miles Hacking

Photo credit: Kris+

– Before you start earning miles on Kris+, you’ll need to set up Apple Pay (for iOS devices) or Google Pay (for Android devices) with your credit/debit card. Kris+ will then automatically detect this as a payment option and you can start using Kris+ to pay and earn miles!
– Scan the Kris+ merchant’s QR code in-store using the app. Ensure that the option to use KrisPay miles is toggled off.
– After successful payment, you’ll be prompted to transfer your miles earned from the purchase to your KrisFlyer account.

*Note: Miles transfer rate from Kris+ to your KrisFlyer account is 1:1

How to purchase and use Kris+ vouchers:
– On the app, you may also purchase vouchers within the Kris+ app that can be used in-stores. Vouchers purchased also earn you miles!
– At the store, go to your Kris+ app wallet to retrieve the voucher and scan the merchant QR code to use the voucher during payment.

*Note: : After scanning the merchant QR code to use the voucher, the voucher is considered redeemed and irreversible. Remember to show the voucher redemption to the cashier for verification.

How to redeem privileges:
– On the app, choose the privilege you want to redeem.
– Scan the merchant QR code and show the successful redemption on the app to the merchant before making payment.
– Pay the balance amount via the app.

Know any other useful mile hacks? Share with us in the comments below!


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Shy at first glance but weird and crazy at most times, she often dreams of travelling to places far away. Also has a strange obsession with corgi butts.

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