Don’t let your unused digital SingapoRediscovers Vouchers go to waste!

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ICYMI, our digital SingapoRediscovers Vouchers (SRV) have been extended till 31 December 2021 (previously 30 June 2021) 🎉

There are many things to do in Singapore but we get it, finding family-friendly and wallet-friendly activities can be tricky. In search of new ways to have quality bonding time without breaking the bank, we did some digging and found a bunch of fun experiences perfect for all ages!

From unique experiences to memorable staycations, here are 12 budget-friendly things to do (that are also SRV-eligible^)! So, if you have any unused digital SingapoRediscovers Vouchers, you know what to do 😉

^If you have family members under 18 years, you can claim up to six $10 subsidies off child tickets for attractions and tours.

*Pro-tip: Pre-book your activities and schedule them on a weekday to avoid the crowds!

Read also: The Complete SRV Guide — incl. Pro-tips and FAQs

Fun Bonding Activities to do With Your Family

1) Visit local farms and nature parks

Sungei Buloh Kingfisher Pod - Things to do in Singapore

Photo credit: Singapore Tourism Board

Exploring the outdoors is fun no matter what your age is. Get familiar with Singapore’s local farms and nature parks with a Fun Farms Tour! This tour brings you to Singapore’s first wetland reserve and two other interesting local farms. What’s more, lunch and transport to each location are provided!

Your first stop is Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. Nature parks like these have nicely paved wooden boardwalks that make exploring the reserve easy for everyone to navigate. The gorgeous wetlands are also home to a rich biodiversity of plants and animals — mangrove forests, migratory birds, and even crocodiles!

Crab Lovers' Farm - Things to do Singapore

Photo credit: Crab Lovers’ Farm

Next up, visit some of Singapore’s coolest farms! Did you know that there’s a crab farm in Singapore? Crab Lovers’ Farm is our one and only crab farm, rearing soft-shell crabs and mud crabs. Here, you’ll learn about their ethical farming process and how they produce high-quality crabs for distribution.

Kids holding frogs Jurong Frog Farm - Things to do in Singapore

Photo credit: Jurong Frog Farm

Another interesting farm you’ll be visiting is Jurong Frog Farm, where you’ll hear 20,000 American Bullfrogs sing. If you’re up for it, try your hand at feeding these docile amphibians! They may be slimy, but they’re pretty cute too. 😂

Cost: From S$49.90
Tour timings: 8:30AM – 3:30PM (Fri – Sun)
Meeting point: Paya Lebar MRT Station (East) or Jurong East MRT station (West)

2) Explore the Southern Islands

Kusu Island - Things to do in Singapore

Whether you’re young or old, Vitamin D is proven to be a great mood lifter. Hop on a ferry with your loved ones for a casual island-hopping experience around our very own Southern Islands — Lazarus Island, St. John’s Island and Kusu Island.

Southern Island Tour Lazarus Island - Things to do in Singapore

Photo credit: Singapore Island Cruise & Ferry Services

If you’ve never island hopped around Singapore before, sign up for this full-day Southern Islands ferry tour. A guide will be there to take you through each island and show you interesting spots along the way! Explore Lazarus Island’s pristine shores or hang out with Kusu Island’s giant family of turtles. This will be a day for the family to remember.

What’s more, lunch is provided, so just pack some sunblock and a hat for a good time out! ☀️

Cost: From S$90
Tour timings: 9:20AM – 4:30PM
Meeting point: Marina South Pier

Read more: 2D1N Southern Islands Staycation — St John Island, Lazarus Island, Kusu Island on a Yacht

3) Enjoy a seafood feast at Singapore’s only floating restaurant

Floating Kelong Restaurant Smith Marine - What to Eat in Singapore

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If food is the way to the heart, a grand seafood feast is a great way to make your family feel special. Treat your folks to a one-day kelong tour and visit Singapore’s only floating restaurant! Smith Marine is a modern kelong (floating platform) serving up only the freshest seafood in Singapore.

Come hungry to enjoy your five-course brunch — fried fish head beehoon, BBQ fish, fish porridge, lala (clams) in steamed egg, and fried prawns 😋 Apart from the seafood feast, you’ll also get to learn about how the fishes are farmed and get a chance to catch some of your own!

This tour also includes a bumboat ride and a visit to Jewel Changi Airport or Changi Jurassic Mile after.

Cost: From S$83.50
Tour timings: 7AM – 3PM (Weekends only). Do contact the tour operator to check on date availability prior to booking
Meeting point: People’s Park Centre

4) Join a cooking class

Cooking class - Things to do in Singapore

Photo credit: Let’s Go Tour Singapore

Some might say “too many cooks spoil the broth”, but cooking together is a great way to bond with our kin. Sign up for a cooking class and learn how to cook your favourite Hainanese dishes together!

This unique experience isn’t just about cooking: the three-hour session starts with a mini walking tour uncovering Hainan culture around the city. Then, you’ll get to know Hainan culture through its food. Finally, learn to cook dishes from the famed chicken rice to Kueh Yi Bua (steamed glutinous rice cake with coconut).

Cost: From S$90
Tour timings: 9AM – 12PM or 4PM – 7PM
Meeting point: Esplanade MRT station

5) Have high tea in a luxurious Peranakan home

Peranakan tea Experience Intan - SRV Eligible

Photo credit: Singapore Tourism Board

High tea at a hotel is cool but here’s something unique the older folks might appreciate more. The Intan is a Peranakan home museum decked out with an impressive collection of cultural treasures from furniture to traditional crockery. 

Meet Alvin Yapp, the owner, who has spent over 30 years building his collection. Be enthralled as he takes you through his gorgeous home and shares more about Peranakan history and culture!

After the one-hour house tour, enjoy traditional Nonya kueh (cakes) with a pot of tea!

Cost: From S$85
Tour timings: Sat 10AM & 4PM, Sun 4PM only. Do note that reservations are required
Address: 69 Joo Chiat Terrace, Singapore 427231

6) Uncover Fort Canning’s World of Spices

Nutmeg Tree Fort Canning Park - SRV Eligible

 A nutmeg. Photo credit: Let’s Go Tour Singapore

If your parents love cooking, take them on a journey of the senses through Fort Canning’s collection of herbs and spices 🌶

As you taste and smell different plants, you can also enjoy listening to the stories told by knowledgeable guides. You’ll learn about the history of these flavour bombs (like how nutmeg, cloves and pepper were once highly valued) and how they are used in present-day cooking!

Cost: From S$50 (U.P. S$100 — 50% off the usual tour price!)
Tour timings: 9AM – 11AM (Mon, Wed, Sun only)
Meeting point: Fort Canning car park Exit A 20mins before

7) A budget-friendly stay in the city — The Quay Hotel

The Quay Hotel - Staycation in Singapore

Photo credit: Singapore Tourism Board

Sometimes, there’s no better treat for our loved ones than a retreat.

Want something convenient, cosy and wallet-friendly? The Quay Hotel might just be what you’re looking for. This underrated hotel occupies a heritage building within the CBD and is a stone’s throw away from places such as Clarke Quay and Funan — many food options here! With the Singapore River also nearby, you could even pop out in the evening for a leisurely stroll by the waters.

The rooms promise a comfortable stay with soft beds and a spacious bathroom with a rain shower. If you’re planning to stay in to clock some bonding time with your family, their TVs feature an Airplay option, so you can mirror Netflix from your personal device onto the TV 👌

Cost: From ~S$120
Address: 57 South Bridge Rd, Singapore 058688

Read more: 16 Underrated Hotels to Spend Your S$100 SingapoRediscovers Vouchers

Unique Bonding Activities to do With Your Friends

8) Go on a secret mission at Jewel Changi Airport

Jewel Changi Heist Outdoor Escape Room - Things to do in Singapore

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Make your next trip to Jewel Changi Airport a memorable one with an outdoor escape room game tour! 

Put your teamwork to the test and take on the Jewel Heist 💎 You’ll need to solve time-sensitive puzzles hidden around Jewel and gain the highest points to win! Don’t worry though, you won’t be on your own — this fun and unique activity is led by a game master who’ll guide you through each challenge! 

Cost: S$80
Tour timings: 2:30PM – 5:30PM (Weekends only)
Meeting point: Jewel Changi Airport, L2 Main Entrance (Next to Shake Shack) at 2:20PM

9) Get up close with dolphins 

Swim with Dolphins Dolphin Encounter - Things to do in Singapore

Photo credit: Singapore Tourism Board

Dolphins are impressively intelligent creatures. If meeting them is high on your bucket list, why not rope in your favourite people to join the fun too? You’re never too young or old to appreciate an encounter with one!

Sign up for Dolphin Discovery where you can get up close and personal with these friendly Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins in a waist-deep lagoon. If you aren’t too keen about getting wet, there’s also the Dolphin Encounter where you can get that same intimate experience without getting in the water.

In both programmes, you’ll learn more about these lovable creatures while having a ball of a time! 

Cost: From S$35
Tour timings: Dolphin Discovery – 10AM, Dolphin Encounter – 11AM & 4PM (unavailable from Wed to Fri)
Meeting point: S.E.A. Aquarium Ticketing Counter 20mins before

10) Explore one of Singapore’s ‘hipster’ neighbourhoods

Tiong Bahru Market - things to do in Singapore

Tiong Bahru, to many of us, is known for its fancy hipster cafes and bookstores. But it’s a lot more than just that. Rediscover this popular district with your friends on a special excursion through Singapore’s original “hipster” enclave!

Follow a knowledgeable guide through the unique nooks and crannies of this neighbourhood. Among its distinct Art Deco houses, you’ll find old school bakeries beside French patisseries and traditional dressmakers alongside independent boutiques.

Tiong Bahru Bakery - things to do in Singapore

After the insightful history lesson, head over to Furama Hotel Riverfront and enjoy a bespoke Nasi Lemak croissant created by the hotel’s culinary team! You’ll receive a special gift at the end of the tour too. ☺️

Cost: From S$60
Tour timings: Sat 4PM and Sun 10AM. Do contact the tour operator to check on date availability prior to booking
Meeting point: Tiong Bahru MRT station Exit A

11) A retro staycation in Chinatown — Hotel Soloha

Hotel Soloha Courtyard - Staycation in Singapore

Photo credit: Hotel Soloha

Hotel Soloha is perfect for both the young, and young at heart! The hotel’s colourful interior takes you back to the retro days with neon lights and vibrant motifs. The rooms are cosy and have got everything you need, including a 4K smart television and a rain shower. 🚿

Hotel Soloha Deluxe Room - SRV Eligible

Photo credit: Hotel Soloha

A one-night stay at either their standard or deluxe room comes with all-day 1-for-1 Asahi beer and 10–15% off selected dining in the area.

And since it’s located in Chinatown, you’ll never get bored with many sights to see all around!

Cost: From ~S$140/night
Address: 12–16 Teck Lim Road, Chinatown, Singapore 088388

11) A vintage-themed staycation in Bugis — Hotel G

Hotel G Singapore Room Interior - SRV Eligible

Photo credit: Hotel G Singapore

Hotel G is best described as a perfect mix of old-school and modern. Interiors here combine industrial, vintage and bohemian elements that will appeal to everyone regardless of personal style.

If your friends prefer staying in, Hotel G is perfect for them — you don’t have to leave the premises to get food! With two amazing in-house dining options, you’re spoilt for choice between Ginett, a French restaurant and wine bar, or 25 Degrees, an American burger joint.

But if they’re keen to head out in the day, there’s also plenty of chill activities in the area. Visit art museums for a quiet afternoon away from the heat, or shopping centres with aircon on full blast!

Cost: From ~S$135
Address: 200 Middle Road, Singapore 188980

Quick Guide to Using Your Digital SingapoRediscovers Vouchers

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If you’ve yet to use your digital SingapoRediscovers Vouchers, redeeming them is easy! Four simple steps are all you need:

Step 1: Select an SRV-eligible activity from any of the five authorised booking partners’ websites

Step 2: Get your voucher code — click on ‘Use digital SingapoRediscovers Vouchers’ at the checkout page and login via Singpass 

Step 3: Declare any minors — if you have family members aged below 18, declare their details to receive S$10 subsidies for up to six child/youth tickets on attractions and tours

Step 4: Select the amount of digital SingapoRediscovers Vouchers you want to redeem, copy the generated voucher code and then return to the authorised booking partners’ page to paste it on their checkout page

*Important: Beware of unauthorised booking partners’ websites and scams — always double-check and do not share your Singpass login information and One-Time Password (OTP) with anyone!

Kingfisher Pod at Sunrise - Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

With the digital SingapoRediscovers Vouchers, it’s a great chance to introduce your loved ones to unique experiences they normally wouldn’t do.

It doesn’t have to be something crazy like bungy jumping or wake surfing. Having a change of environment like visiting somewhere new with friends or even booking a staycation with the family is a great way to bond.

All you have to do is pick a place, make time for it, and you’ll have great memories to treasure for life.

Thankfully with the extension, there’s no need to rush to clear our SingapoRediscovers Vouchers — you can experience these amazing offerings at your own pace! 

That being said, it’s important to stay up-to-date with the news and avoid crowds as much as possible. Remember to keep safe, observe Safe Management Measures and have your TraceTogether token (or app) with you at all times!

*Pro-tip: Be sure to cross-check the validity and exact price(s) of the tours, hotels, attractions and/or experiences on the authorised booking platform with that of the merchant.

Featured image & Facebook image credit: Hotel Soloha

What are some fun things to do in Singapore we missed out? Tell us in the comments!


This post was brought to you by the Singapore Tourism Board.

Disclaimer: All images were shot before the COVID-19 pandemic, or in line with safe distancing measures.

Information is accurate as of 19 July 2021.

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