As the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak continues, here’s how to support businesses in Singapore while also having fun, from food delivery to staycation deals
Singapore circuit breaker measures are now in place until at least 4 May 2020, which means we’ll all be spending a whole lot more time at home. While staycation deals and indoor playground offers are also on pause, there are still plenty of offers and deals, from e-commerce to restaurant takeaways.
We’ve rounded up an ongoing list of deals currently on offer to boost local business. From hotel staycation deals to kids eat free offers, here’s how you can still have fun while supporting local businesses during this challenging time. NB: Parks and Play deals are all currently
Audible – the world’s largest producer of spoken word entertainment and audiobooks – has just announced that kids can stream free for as long as schools are closed. This includes a massive selection of stories across six different languages. So if you’re working from home and could use a screen free break, mama, have the kiddos settle down for storytime. Audible can be streamed for free on desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
Sentosa has free entry available through 30 June 2020, which is perfect if you’re keen to hit the beach for some fresh air and responsible social distancing.
StarHub knows we’re all at home watching a whole lot more TV and movies than usual; they’ve kindly obliged with a free preview of the StarHub Go streaming app for StarHub customers all the way through 4 May 2020 at 12pm (the end of Circuit Breaker measures, we hope!). This includes 27 popular channels like BBC Earth, Warner TV, tvN, Zee Thirai and many more. Download the StarHub Go streaming app or visit www.starhubgo.com.
UFIT is a fave for fitness and nutrition solutions among Team Sassy Mama. In addition to the multiple daily virtual classes that they’re offering to members, they’re also offering a free weekly virtual class. Click here to register and get more info.
Four Seasons Hotel Singapore has a staycation deal offering families 12% off regular rates when they stay two nights or more, plus daily breakfast for two. As a bonus, kids under 5 eat free with a paying adult at One Ninety, one of our fave spots for brunch and afternoon tea in Singapore! Click here for more deets!
InterContinental Singapore has just introduced a Family First Staycation deal that’s available all the way through 30 December 2020 and is priced from $240++. The package is a great one for foodies as it includes breakfast for two adults and two kids at Ash & Elm; a 3-course prix-fixe dinner for two adults at Man Fu Yuan or Ash & Elm; a kids’ Kitchen experience alongside InterContinental chefs; and kids under 12 stay and eat free (with a selected menu). You’ll also receive 25% off the total bill at the aforementioned restaurants and The Lobby Lounge, and 50% off an interconnecting guest room. Note that the package must be booked by 30 May 2020.
Le Méridien Singapore, Sentosa has a “Family Retreat” offer from $330++ per night, including a family stay in a Heritage Suite for 2 adults and 2 kids, including daily breakfast, free parking, a complimentary Sentosa Express ticket, and one family activity of choice including either the Cable Car or and S.E.A. Aquarium pass for a family of 4 (that’s a really good deal!). Be sure to use promo code FML when you book!
PARKROYAL on Beach Road has just introduced a “Fun-Filled Family Weekend Getaway” staycation deal, available on weekends through 31 December 2020. The offer for two adults and two kids includes breakfast, complimentary children’s activities (everything from Wii gaming, to sand art, to free popsicles by the pool!), late checkout, complimentary parking, complimentary mini-bar, and – ideally for parents! – 25% off spa treatments at St. Gregory. There’s only a one-night minimum stay, too!
Raffles Singapore has just introduced a “Suite Life” package that includes two nights’ accommodation with upgrade to a spacious and beautifully appointed Courtyard Suite, along with a S$100 net Hotel Experiential credit that can be used at all Raffles-operated restaurants and bars, Raffles Spa and Raffles Boutique, plus an additional 15% off discount at all of those outlets. The Suite Life package is priced at $795++ for two nights and is valid for stays through 30 June 2020 (must be booked by 30 April).
Regent Singapore has a fab “Family Fun” Staycation deal that includes a complimentary connecting Premium Room just for kids that includes a tent, games, and kid-friendly amenities (can you say “bath bombs“?!). Kids will also find a milkshake station from 3-5pm each weekend by the pool and fams will get special access to indoor play at nearby Club Coco Nut (just $15 per child). Other perks for parents include complimentary breakfast at Basilico for two adults and two kids, and a picnic basket to take along to the Singapore Botanic Gardens for some nice outdoor family bonding. The package is valid every day of the week through 31 December 2020, though some kids’ activities only happen on weekends. Rates start from $320++ per day.
Ritz-Carlton Millennia Singapore will let kids dine free at breakfast, lunch and dinner with every paying adult at Colony Restaurant through 31 May 2020. There are also other kid-friendly staycation deals on, including “Game Night” (from $550 per night, includes a bespoke Singapore Monopoly game) and “Ritz Kids Night Safari” (from $630 per night, including edible kids’ amenity and a fun safari tent for kids to sleep in).
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa has a “Retreat to Sanctuary” package through 31 March that includes accommodation in a Luxury Room, rejuvenating massage, and curated 4-course Italian meal at The Cliff, all for just $388. Sounds like a pretty nice staycation to us (and they’ve got a beautiful pool and nice kids’ club)!
Village Hotel Sentosa has just introduced a staycation package for families that’s available anytime through 30 June 2020! For just $200++ per night, the “Island Holistay” package includes a free room upgrade; complimentary buffet breakfast and up to 20% off for select F&B outlets; choice of attraction tickets for Wings of Time, the Cable Car, or a Sentosa Island Bus Tour; weekend activities like a movie night, scavenger hunt, and more; and a Supersize Kids’ Pack for Family or Deluxe Family Room stays!
W Hotel Singapore has a fab staycation deal where you can take 50% off the second night when you stay between a Friday and Sunday. The deal also includes daily breakfast, complimentary overnight parking, and fun daily kids’ activities like cooking class, sports day on the Lawn, and movie nights! Be sure to use promo code ZE2 when you book – valid for Friday, Saturday and Sunday night stays through 31 December 2020.
il Lido Group – which includes restaurants like Michelin-Starred Braci and the spectacular rooftop views of Aura – is offering three fab deals to diners in these trying times: At Art, Braci and Amò there’s daily BYO and free corkage; there are 1-for-1 housepours at Aura, Braci rooftop bar and Soutbridge; and best of all you can get 30% off your total food bill at Art, Amò, Aura, Braci and Southbridge when you quote ‘De Vito Friends & Family‘. Best of all it’s valid with set menus, degustation and takeaways!
ION Orchard has a slew of 1-for-1 dining deals available at some of its most popular outlets – including Coffee Bean, Seoul Yummy, Toast Box and more – through 31 May 2020. Just download the ION Orchard mobile app to enjoy (limit one redemption per customer). ION also has daily free parking from 12-2pm and 6-10pm (valid through 30 November 2020).
Sarnies is one of our fave CBD cafes, but in recognition of the fact that many people are working from home now, they’re offering 1-for-1 on coffee beans through 14 April. Use promo code WENEEDCOFFEE when you order online.
Stamford Catering is offering 25% off and free delivery for both online and offline orders of its Mini Buffet, Mini Party Sets, Bento Box and Packed Meals! Mention promo code 25OFFM at checkout; offer is valid through 30 April 2020 and is not valid in conjunction with any other promotions, vouchers or discounts.
Tim Ho Wan has 12 handy locations across Singapore, all serving up super yummy and authentic Hong Kong-style dim sum. During weekday afternoons in Singapore, more than 20 of their most popular dim sum dishes (and drinks!) are available for just $4.20 each. The promotion is valid Monday to Friday from 2:30-5pm, and excludes the Marina Bay Sands, Jewel and Plaza Singapura outlets (though the same deal applies at MBS with dishes priced at $4.50 each). Tim Ho Wan has also just introduced two-course dinner set menu for just $9.80 on weekdays that includes any two hot dishes, one cold dessert, and free-flow tea!
Epigram Books – publishers of local children’s book favourites like the Danger Dan series and The Amazing Sarong, among many others – is offering 19% off and free shipping during the month of April! Simply spend $40 to enjoy the discount (shipping is free across Singapore, regardless of spend!).
Our Art Studio, a great online source for arts & crafts supplies, is offering free delivery for orders over $150, as well as a 5% discount with no minimum spend when you use the promo code OAS5OFF.
Scholastic Asia is offering up to 40% off storewide (including books, toys and activities) to celebrate their new store on Shopee (you can also get an additional 8% off if you follow the official Scholastic store there). See shopee.sg/scholastic.sg for more details — sale is on through 30 April 2020.
Scribolo, which makes maybe the coolest coloring sheets we’ve ever seen (they’re Singapore-themed!), is offering Sassy Mama readers a 10% discount. Just use promo code SASSYPERK at checkout; they offer free delivery in Singapore and also ship internationally!
This list will be updated as more information becomes available; please let us know if you have an offer to add!
Lead image via Raffles Hotel Singapore