January 11, 2013

Free sightseeing in Singapore

If you book a Singapore Stopover on Singapore Airlines from New Zealand starting at $37 for a night in a lead-in hotel (you can upgrade to a posher place to lay your head) you will get this Singapore Airlines Stopover voucher entitling you to so many attractions you’ll have to stay about a week to get through them all. You’ll also get complimentary airport transfers to your hotel.

This is fantastic value. Here’s a sample of what you can do for free:

Singapore Flyer

On top of the world on the Singapore Flyer. Pic Flickr/Andrew Currie

The Singapore Flyer is the giant Ferris wheel that slowly rotates to its peak of 42-stories (165 metres) high allowing you a 360˚ view – or stitched photo – of the city and Marina Bay. At night it is lit up and I’d say this is the best time to go as it can be a bit hazy in the day time if photos are what you want to take. Open 8.30am to 10.30pm. Normal cost S$29.50.

Sentosa cable cars

Take a cable car across to Sentosa Island. Pic Flickr/Captn Jack

Pop out to Sentosa Island for FREE with your voucher. When I last visited here about 4 years ago it was home to just a couple of exclusive resorts, but work was underway to build theme parks and other attractions. Well all those are open now and you get free admission into the 131m high Tiger Sky Tower for views as far as Malaysia and Indonesia (normal cost S$15), Songs of the Sea which is a show the kids will love featuring pyrotechnics, water jets and lasers (normal cost $12), enter the Merlion, a half fish half lion lookout with a Gaudi-inspired mosaic walk (normal cost S$8), and see the award-winning Images of Singapore which is part theatre/part multi-media (normal cost $10).

Take a FREE one-way ride on the Singapore Cable Car to or from Sentosa across the harbour (normal cost S$29)

Visit Singapore Zoo for FREE (normal cost S$20) which is renowned for having “enclosures” in which the animals roam free. See the orangutans, pygmy hippos, and all the other critters.

Singapore stopover

This busy baboon at Singapore Zoo is found on Flickr/Chi King

I’m not going to bang on too much more, because the list of free attractions with this voucher is long so you can jump here and see all 15 places including the Orchid Garden, Golf Driving Range, take a river Bumboat Tour (I beg your pardon?!) and more…

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Check out Singapore Airlines current specials.

Sales are effective immediately and are valid through to 30 September 2013 – book with your local travel agent.

Click on this link and scroll to the bottom to have a look at the participating Singapore Hotels and their prices >>>

Additionally ALL Singapore Airlines customers, whether stopping over or passing through, will get $40 to spend at Changi Airport’s 450 retail, food and service outlets in transit and public areas of Terminals 1,2 and 3 – including the Ambassador Transit Lounge at Terminal 2 & 3. Click here for details >>>

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About Megan Singleton

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Megan Singleton is a travel writer, blogger and radio correspondent. She's been gallivanting around the world telling stories for the last 16 years and has her suitcase always half packed (or half un-packed!) Follow along on Facebook or Twitter and sign up for monthly newsletters if you want to keep up with the journey!

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