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Tourist Promotions

By: kimberly on 14 Apr 2011
Get the most out of your dollar by exercising your right as a tourist and get discounts on shopping, travelling around the island and even on attractions.

Singapore is a rapidly growing metropolis with an increasing cost of living. For travellers that means paying for shopping and attraction admission fees will soon burn a hole in your pocket.

Reduce the credit card expenses with these attractive discounts and privileges with the Tourist Privilege Card, GST Refund, the Singapore Tourist Pass, the Singapore Airlines Boarding Pass and assorted discounts for attractions.

Sign up for the Tourist Privilege Card during the annual Great Singapore Sale and get rebates for your shopping or luxury items for free. Get amazing discounts and limited edition goods all for shopping in Singapore during this time.

The card can be used not only for department store items but also for brands like Ben Sherman, Topshop and Warehouse as well as accessories, tech goods at the EpiCentre, beauty and wellness, dining and sightseeing.

You could even get taxi vouchers to save on your travel! Tourists can also get around the 7% Goods and Services Tax by submitting your claims to the airport's tax refund counter.

When shopping in Singapore and spending more than $100 in a single shop, ask the shop for a refund form which you should fill up. The $100 can be accumulated in three receipts on same day purchases.

The goods must leave Singapore via the airports within two months of date of purchase. Produce the refund form with goods, receipt, passport, boarding pass or air-ticket to get the Singapore Customs to verify and endorse the form. Make sure that you proceed to the counter before checking in goods if they are bulky or to be checked in.

Other items can be produced at the refund counter in the Departure Lounge. After the forms are endorsed, you must fly out of the country within 12 hours and submit the form no later than 2 months after endorsement.

Save on getting around Singapore with the Singapore Tourist Pass, where your cost of travel is categorised by the number of days you spend in Singapore. This means that you can have unlimited rides on all public transport (meaning buses and MRTs) for the price of the pass.

If you've reached Singapore via our national airline, Singapore Airlines (SIA), make use of the SIA Boarding Pass on dining, accommodation, shopping and lifestyle and transport.

Finally, check out citytours.sg for discounts on a myriad attractions. Choose from three packages, Supa Select Package A, Marina Bay Package B and Wildlife Package B to see Singapore at discounted rates.

The first package is a choice between touring the city in some of the strangest vehicles, like an amphibian vehicle that can drive passengers both on land and on water, an open top bus and a bumboat (a small, old but sturdy boat) to see the city and learn how it all began.

You could also opt to see Cineblast at Sentosa and Sentosa 4D Magix or visit the Mint Museum of Toys to see how toys have evolved over the years. Package A costs S$39.90 for two choices for adults and S$31.90 for two choices for children.

Ride on the Singapore Flyer and take the amphibian tour, the DUKW tour (or more fondly referred to as the Duck Tours) for S$48.90 for adults and S$33.90 for children or tour the city in an open top bus and visit the world's first night zoo at the Night Safari for S$41.90 and S$29.90 for adults and children respectively.

Save up to 45% on these attractions that also come with a free walking tour of Marina Bay, one free drink at Manchester United Cafe and Hard Rock Cafe each as well as free transport at 9 am, 11 am and 1pm to Singapore Flyer to get your card!

Tourists who are stopping over in Singapore for only a few hours can also benefit.

Departing from Changi Airport is a free shuttle that will take you on a quick tour of all the areas to see in Singapore and their historical or cultural significance.

Start saving when you sign up for these offers online now and make your dollar stretch further!

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