Singapore is recognized for its two seasons: summer and shopping. In fact, surveys reveal that, despite its small size, it is one of the most popular destinations visited in the Asia Pacific.
According to the MasterCard Future of Outbound Travel in Asia Pacific (2016-2021) Report, international outbound travels by Filipinos are estimated at 3.4 million trips in 2016 and are forecasted to grow by an average of 4.4 percent per year to reach 4.3 million trips in 2021.
More visitors are expected to flock to the Lion City for the Great Singapore Sale which started on June 8 and will run until August 12.
Love shopping? Here’s where you can snag the trendiest finds at irresistible prices, plus more amazing perks when you use MasterCard.
Shop at the glitzy Orchard Road
Known as Asia’s most famous shopping street, Orchard Road covers 2.2 kilometers of luxury brands, homegrown labels, and trendy high-street fashion collections. Pedder on Scotts is where you can score 100 brands for footwear and accessories, while the iconic TANGS—Orchard Road’s first department store—boasts a vast collection of clothing items from international labels and local brands such as Aijek, Max Tan, In Good Company, and Carrie K.
For a minimum spend of SGD350 on your MasterCard, you’ll receive SGD20 worth of ION Orchard shopping vouchers. You can also get a 30 percent off on your stay at Holiday Inn Orchard Road when you book in advance.
Shop for the family at Vivo City
Singapore’s largest retail and lifestyle destination offers a plethora of options for the whole family. Vivo City is home to a series of artworks, an open playground for kids, and a rooftop amphitheater.
Stock up on the latest fun and stylish outfits for the young ones at Avenue Kids, then grab some haute couture-inspired pieces from Australian retail brand Forever New. Comic book lovers will revel in DC Comics Superheroes, a retail concept featuring clothes, accessories, and collectibles centered on Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, and more.
After all that shopping, sit back and relax with a glass of wine. For a minimum spend of SGD120 on your MasterCard when dining at Putien or TungLok, enjoy a complimentary bottle of red or white wine.
Shop for collectibles and unwind on Sentosa Island
Singapore’s premier island resort getaway brims with spa retreats, lush rainforests, beaches, and shopping choices. Asia’s favorite playground, Resorts World Sentosa, home to over 45 retail outlets, is in the heart of Sentosa Island. It’s an absolute shopping paradise with specialty stores like Hershey’s Chocolate World, luxury designer brands, high-end home furnishings, and so much more.
MasterCard makes the most out of your stay on Sentosa Island by giving up to 20 percent off on dining outlets, spas, and world-class attractions including iFly Singapore, Madame Tussauds Singapore, Sentosa 4D Adventureland, and more. You also get special offers on admission packages and annual passes to Universal Studios Singapore, S.E.A. Aquarium, and Adventure Cove Waterpark, so you’ll have exciting experiences to look forward to all year.
Shop for last-minute souvenirs at Changi Airport
Forgot something? Complete your shopping list right before you head home at Changi Airport where you’ll find over 350 stores of luxury goods and necessities.
Enjoy 10 percent off when you use MasterCard at So Chocolate, the largest confectionery store of its kind offering popular classics like Toblerone, KitKat, and Hershey’s, as well as premium brands including Godiva and Valrhona. Get your niece or nephew a new backpack or character-themed utensils for school from The Little Shop. For travel needs like handbags and luggage accessories, make a stop at Trunk and Co so you can avail up to 10 percent off on regular-priced items.
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