With deals like these, you can’t complain about being stuck in Singapore!

Universal Studios Singapore Far Far Away Castle - Things to do in Singapore

Here at The Travel Intern, we’re all about discovering new experiences abroad. But with COVID-19 still hanging around, looks like we’ll have to travel internally instead, geddit? 😝

In fact, there’s so much to explore here, even for locals! This year, we’ve already uncovered Singapore’s best outdoor adventures and adrenaline-pumping activities!

With so many great deals this National Day month, we can explore on a budget — all while helping the local economy!

Here’s our roundup of the 14 best wallet-friendly things to do this August:

1) Enjoy 6 months of unlimited entry to Gardens by The Bay

Promotion period: 1 Aug 2020 – 31 Aug 2020

Cloud Forest Conservatory Gardens by the Bay - Things to do in SingaporePhoto credit: @mikebecurious via Instagram

Photo credit: @mikebecurious via Instagram

To commemorate National Day, Gardens by The Bay is giving out six months of unlimited entry for the price of one ticket (S$20)! The deal also comes with unlimited shuttle service till 7 Feb 2021.

It’s your best chance to explore (and take pretty pics!) without the usual crowds. At the Flower Dome, you can explore eight different gardens, including a South African Garden, California Garden, and Mediterranean Garden. Each one has a unique landscape and exotic plants you won’t find in Singapore.

Indoor Waterfall Cloud Forest Gardens By The Bay - Things to do in SingaporePhoto credit: @clarencebeh via Instagram

Photo credit: @clarencebeh via Instagram

This deal also gives you access to the Cloud Forest and its 35m-high indoor waterfall! Here, you’ll experience the cool-moist climate of tropical highlands. Make sure to head up to the Cloud Walk and Treetop Walk for breathtaking views of the man-made forest!

Cost: S$20
Opening hours: 9AM – 8PM
How to get there: Take the Circle Line (CLL) to Bayfront

2) Have fun at Wild Wild Wet with over 50% off day tickets

Promotion period: 23 Jul 2020 – 31 Aug 2020

Kraken Racers Four Tube Slide Wild Wild Wet - Singapore Promotions

Kraken Racers. Photo credit: Wild Wild Wet

Spend a day at one of Singapore’s largest water parks at a big discount! This August, you get endless rounds of your favourite rides for only S$15 (U.P. S$32).

Wild Wild Wet has 13 enjoyable water rides, from the super-chill Shiok River to Free Fall‘s thrilling, near-vertical dropdown.

Man lounging in Shiok River at Wild Wild Wet - Things to do in SingaporePhoto credit: @downtowneast via Instagram

Photo credit: @downtowneast via Instagram

Cost: S$15 (Download and book through the GetKaki app to receive an additional S$5 Downtown East F&B eVoucher)
Opening hours: 12PM – 6PM, closed on Wed and Thu. Last admission at 5PM.
How to get there: Take the Green Line (EWL) to Pasir Ris and walk 15mins

3) Enjoy island fun at Sentosa — Free segway ride, 2-year unlimited entry and 1-for-1 S.E.A Aquarium admission

Promotion period: 1 Aug 2020 – 31 Aug 2020

Sentosa drone shot of Resorts World - Things to do in SIngapore

Photo credit: Visit Singapore

The excitement never stops at ‘The State of Fun’ with not one, but three ongoing promotions this month!

As part of their National Day celebrations, Sentosa is giving away 20 tokens to every household this August (while stocks last). Simply sign up to receive 2 Fun Passes with 10 tokens each. Unfortunately, the tokens are not combinable and attractions above 10 tokens require a top-up (1 token = S$1).

Still, there are plenty of activities worth 10 tokens. Like a free Segway Fun Ride (U.P. S$17), and free children’s entry to the Trick Eye Museum. Check out the full list of participating attractions for more ideas on how to spend your day — without spending too much money!

Trick Eye Museum Shark Attack - Things to do in Singapore

Another promo helps you save on travel costs. From now till 28 Sep 2020, get two years on your Sentosa Islander membership when you purchase a one-year Sentosa Islander membership (S$25). On top of unlimited island entry, you’ll get discounts at selected Sentosa attractions and eateries, plus a $20 voucher on your birthday!

Sentosa Beach Link Bridge - Things to do in Singapore

The third promo is specially for PAssion POSB Debit Cardholders, with 1-for-1 S.E.A Aquarium, Singapore Cable Car, and Sentosa Funpass tickets for all weekends in August! 🎉

Cost: Free Sentosa Fun Pass, S$25 for one-year Sentosa Islander membership (quote NDP2020) and 1-for-1 tickets for the S.E.A Aquarium, Singapore Cable Car, and Sentosa Funpass. You can also purchase Islander Membership at the Islander Membership counters at Vivocity and Beach Station
How to get there: Take the Purple Line (NEL) or Circle Line (CCL) to Harbourfront, then take the Sentosa Express from Vivo City

4) Hang out at Jewel Changi Airport’s Canopy Park with 55% off park attractions

Promotion period: 1 Aug 2020 – 31 Aug 2020

Topiary Walk in Canopy Park Jewel Changi Airport - Singapore PromotionsPhoto credit: Jewel Changi Airport via Facebook

Photo credit: Jewel Changi Airport via Facebook

We might not be able to travel but the airport is still lots of fun! This August, get 55% off Canopy Park attractions with every Canopy Park entry ticket (S$4.50).

This National Day discount covers admission to Canopy Bridge, Hedge Maze, Mirror Maze, and both Manulife Sky Nets. In short, visiting all these attractions will only cost you a total of S$31.20 (U.P. S$69.30)!

The attractions are perfect for all ages. Our favourites are the Canopy Bridge, with panoramic views of the Rain Vortex, as well as the bouncy Manulife Sky Nets!

Cost: From S$4.50 (Citibank credit cardholders can redeem a $10 Jewel voucher with a minimum purchase of S$55)
Opening hours: 10AM – 11PM, closes midnight on Wed
How to get there: Take the Green Line (EWL) to Changi Airport

Read also: Everything You Need To Know About Jewel Changi Airport — 25 Stores And Attractions Worth Travelling (To The East) For

5) Tick off the bucket list with AJ Hackett’s Bungy for just S$49

Promotion period: Till 31 Oct 2020

Girl Bungy Jumping at AJ Hackett Sentosa - Singapore Deals

Here’s a treat for all you thrill-seekers — feel your heart drop at AJ Hackett with a S$49 bungy jump (U.P. S$159)!

The 50m tower overlooking Siloso Beach offers one of the best views and is perfect for first-timers! There’s also a pool at the bottom so you can opt for a refreshing dip or full-body plunge.

AJ Hackett Giant Swing - Things to do in Singapore

If you’re not ready to take the leap of faith alone, get on the giant swing with a friend instead for S$49 (U.P. S$69) too! Feel the wind rush through your hair as you fly 120km/h alongside your buddy.

Cost: S$49
Opening hours: 11:30AM – 7PM, closes 9PM on Fri, Sat and PH. Registration opens at 10AM
How to get there: Take the Purple Line (NEL) to Harbourfront, take the Sentosa Express to Beach Station, walk 10mins

Read also: 11 Epic Things to do in Singapore for Thrill-Seeking Adrenaline Junkies

6) Visit the Singapore Zoo with 55% off the second adult ticket

Promotion period: 1 Aug 2020 – 31 Aug 2020

Girl Feeding Giraffe at Singapore Zoo - Things to do in SingaporePhoto credit: @joannejojobi via Instagram

Photo credit: @joannejojobi via Instagram

In celebration of the nation’s 55th birthday, Wildlife Reserves Singapore will take 55% off your second ticket! That’s perfect for a best friend catch-up outing, or for a more interesting date.

Jurong Bird Park Singapore Parrots - Singapore Deals

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

This deal also applies to the Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, River Safari and Jurong Bird Park.

How to purchase: Book online at Wild Reserves Singapore

7) Spend S$59 to be a kid again at Universal Studios Singapore

Promotion period: 1 Aug 2020 – 31 Aug 2020

Universal Studios Singapore Iconic Globe at Entrance - Things to do in Singapore

Save S$20 on your next trip to Universal Studios Singapore! Until 31 Aug, Singaporean adults only need to pay S$59 (U.P. S$79). What’s more, you get a free LiHO tea when you pay with MasterCard. 🥤

Scream your heart out on the Battlestar Galactica or take a picture with the despicably adorable yellow Minions — nothing beats a day at Singapore’s favourite theme park!

Photo Taking with Minions Universal Studios Singapore - Things to do in Singapore

Cost: S$59
Opening hours: 2PM – 9PM, closed Tue and Wed
How to get there: Take the Purple Line (NEL) to Harbourfront, take the Sentosa Express to Resorts World Station

Read also: Guide to Universal Studios Singapore — 7 Pro-Tips You Need To Know Before Visiting USS

8) Beat the heat with 30% off Snow City Tickets

Promotion period: 17 Jul 2020 – 30 Sep 2020

Photo credit: Snow City Singapore via Facebook

We can’t see winter in Japan this year, but we can still experience snow right here in Singapore! Snow City has reopened with 30% off Snow Play tickets for both the one-hour and two-hour sessions.

This is a great opportunity to put all that winter gear to good use — you’ll be playing in sub-zero temperatures, so be sure to layer up!

If not, they provide free winter jackets and boots for visitors to borrow. Gloves (S$2.90) and waterproof pants (S$4.90) are available for rent too!

Cost: From S$10.50
Opening hours: 10AM – 5PM, closed from 1PM – 2PM for cleaning, closed on Mon and Tue
How to get there: Take the Green Line (EWL) to Jurong East, walk 13mins

9) Travel to the future at the Art Science Museum at 30% off

Promotion period: Valid until further notice

Artscience Museum Future World Exhibition - Singapore Deals

Photo credit: The Straits Times

Sign up for a free Sands Rewards Lifestyle Membership and visit the new and improved Future World exhibition at 30% off! With the membership, you can buy up to four tickets each month.

LED instalment Future World Art Science Museum - Singapore PromotionsPhoto credit: @yuniqueyuni via Instagram

170,000 LED lights in Crystal Universe. Photo credit: @yuniqueyuni via Instagram

The Future World exhibition is a permanent instalment at the Art Science Museum. It’s a kaleidoscopic world with beautiful digital artworks that have become popular photo backdrops.

Artwork Proliferating Immense Life Future World Art Science Museum - Things to do in SingaporePhoto credit: teamLab

Artwork: Proliferating Immense Life – A Whole Year per Year. Photo credit: teamLab

You don’t need to travel to keep your Insta-game strong — keep you feed alive with their five new digital artworks! One of them will give you Alice in Wonderland vibes with its interactive mural of towering flowers in bloom.

Cost: S$13.30 (U.P. S$16)
Opening hours: 10AM – 7PM, last admission 6PM
How to get there: Take the Circle Line or Downtown Line (CCL/DTL) to Bayfront

10) Unlimited access to National Gallery exhibitions with a one-year free membership

Promotion period: 1 Aug 2020 – 31 Oct 2020

National Gallery Singapore Building - Things to do in SingaporePhoto credit: National Gallery Singapore

Photo credit: National Gallery Singapore

Love spending hours at exhibitions and hanging out in galleries? National Gallery Singapore is offering a free one-year Gallery Insider membership (worth up to S$120) to all Singaporeans and PRs.

Redeem your free membership and start exploring the museum’s 9,000 Singaporean and Southeast Asian artworks.

The membership gives you unlimited and priority access to the gallery’s exhibitions, as well as discounts on selected programmes and 15% off shopping and dining!

Cost: Free
Opening hours: 10AM – 7PM
How to get there: Take the Green Line (EWL) to City Hall, walk 7mins

11) See the city from new heights with the Singapore Flyer at 55% off

Promotion period: 1 Aug 2020 – 31 Aug 2020

Singapore Flyer with City Landscape - Things to do in SingaporePhoto credit: Wikimedia Commons

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

Celebrate National Day on this sweet ride with the Family Bundle — three adults and one child for just S$55 (U.P. S$120).

On Asia’s largest observation wheel, you get stunning views of the city skyline. At the highest point (165m), you can even spot Malaysia and Indonesia!

Cost: Family Bundle (3+1) for S$55
Opening hours: 3PM – 9PM
How to purchase: Book online with Singapore Flyer
How to get there: Take the Downtown Line or Circle Line (DTL/CCL) to Promenade and take Exit A

12) Take to the skies on Boeing 737 at 30% off

Promotion period: 1 Aug 2020 – 3 Jan 2021

Flight Experience Singapore Simulator Cockpit - Things to do in SingaporePhoto credit: Flight Experience Singapore via Facebook

Photo credit: Flight Experience Singapore via Facebook

We can’t book a flight, but how about flying one? 🤪

Soar to the skies again with 30% off all Boeing 737 & Virtual Reality Experiences! Onboard the Boeing 737 cockpit replica, the flight feels true-to-life with views displayed on high-definition screens. You’ll even face ‘real-life’ changing weather conditions while ‘in the air’!

The experiences last 30 minutes for the intro level, with the longest session being 90 minutes for a more in-depth lesson.

Cost: From S$122.50 (U.P. S$175) (quote SGLOCAL at checkout)
Opening hours: 2PM – 8PM, opens 11AM on weekends
How to get there: Take the Downtown Line or Circle Line (DTL/CCL) to Promenade and take exit A

Singapore Staycation Deals

13) Treat yourself to a weekend at Mandarin Orchard Singapore from S$248++ including lounge access

Promotion period: Valid for stays until 30 Nov 2020

Mandarin Orchard Singapore Deluxe Room with King Bed - Singapore DealsPhoto credit: Mandarin Orchard Singapore

Photo credit: Mandarin Orchard Singapore

Located right in the heart of Orchard Road, immerse in the luxury of Mandarin Orchard Singapore for just S$248++ a night. This promotion gives you access to Meritus Club Lounge, presenting 360-degree views of Singapore. What’s more, you get 50% off your food bill when you dine at Chatterbox!

Meritus Club Lounge Mandarin Orchard Singapore - Singapore PromotionsPhoto credit: @mandarinorchard via Instagram

Meritus Club Lounge. Photo credit: @mandarinorchard via Instagram

Cosy up in your Deluxe Room or take it up a notch with your complimentary room upgrade.

How to purchase: Book online with Mandarin Orchard Singapore
How to get there: Take the Downtown Line (DTL) to Rochor, walk 4mins

Read also: Staycations in Singapore: 12 Ideas For an Unconventional Getaway

14) Plan a mini staycay at the swanky Hotel G from S$120++ with free dining

Promotion period: 1 Aug 2020 – 31 Aug 2020

Good Room Hotel G - Staycation in Singapore

Good Room. Photo credit: @doyenne.sg via Instagram

Hotel G is a trendy, Insta-worthy hotel hosting a unique mix of styles from vintage to bohemian.

Spend your mini staycation feasting on juicy burgers with their #BURGERSINBED package. For S$120++, you get a one-night stay in the Good Room and two signature burgers from 25 Degrees.

Ginett Restaurant and Wine Bar. Photo credit: @pablico via Instagram

Alternatively, get the Glam Your Gram Package for S$140++. This deal gives you a King-bedded Good Room and a $50 dining voucher for the swanky Ginett Restaurant and Wine Bar. This promotion ends on 31 Dec 2020.

How to purchase: Quote BURGERSINBED when booking online, or purchase the Glam Your Gram Package here
How to get there: Take the Downtown Line (DTL) to Rochor, walk 4mins

Read also: Staycation in Singapore — 11 Unique Singapore Hotels From Just S$48 a night/pax

Travel Internally With These Fun Things to Do in Singapore

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Since we can’t travel, why not get to know this island a little better?

Exploring and travelling in Singapore can be just as fun as an overseas getaway. Whether it’s going on a local food tour or trying something new and surprising, let’s bring the spirit of travel back home until we get to venture out again!

Read more: 54 Things to Do in Singapore — Local’s Guide to Indie and Iconic Singaporean Experiences

What are your favourite things to do in Singapore? Let us know in the comments!


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