Singapore is a small country, and one can easily be bored without going for a holiday. Are there really nothing worthwhile to do and spend some good time during the weekend than checking out new cafes and staring into the display windows along Orchard Road? Want to travel but feel constraint by budget?

We’ve helped you by coming up with a list of things to do that you can keep in handy and the best credit cards to help you save on these activities.

Visit Legoland

Singaporeans love to get across the causeway for some cheap shopping and food, by what about visiting Legoland for a change?  Consisting of a water park, live shows, an onsite-resort and more than 70 hands-on rides, slides, shows and attractions, you can be assured of a good weekend spent here.

What’s even better is that with any Maybank credit card, you get to enjoy 30% off Legoland Theme Park and Water Park ticket if you make your purchases 3 days in advance. If you’ve been there and find it so much fun that you will like to go back more often, then get the annual pass promotion with any Maybank cards and get 35% off.

And while you are there, why not check into the Legoland hotel and get a 20% off at the best available rate?

A Leisure Weekend At Downtown East

Perhaps you haven’t spent much of a quality time with your family these days, or you would like to take the initiative to organise a weekend BBQ for your university friends. The easiest way to have such simple fun is to rent a chalet.

If you already hold the OCBC Plus! Card and have been enjoying the rebates you get from buying your groceries at NTUC Fairprice, now you can make use of the link points you’ve accumulated to offset the cost of your stay at D’Resort Downtown East.

NTUC Plus! Members get to enjoy unlimited access to Wild Wild Wet Water Park and discounted BBQ pit and parking rates.

Day of Fun at Sentosa

Sentosa, the resort-island, is ubiquitous as the place to have fun in Singapore. You can literally find anything there and be entertained for days, including white sand beaches, activities for kids(like Kidzania), adventure rides, water sports, visiting the Madame Tussauds Wax museum and even challenge yourself to a sky-diving experience at iFly.

The good thing is that MasterCard and Sentosa have got an excellent partnership which allows Mastercard holders special discounts to a good variety of activities, food and lodging found at Sentosa. Some highlights include:

  • 10% off with purchase of 2 ‘First Timer Challenge Package’(U.P. $119) at iFly Singapore
  • Enjoy 2 Adult combo tickets at $60 (U.P. $78) with Mastercard at Madame Tussauds
  • Enjoy $6 off 5-Rides Skyline Luge tickets
  • 15% off a la carte items at Brewerks Sentosa Boardwalk
  • Bucket of 4 Bottled Beers of the month for just $32 at Sand Bar
  • Enjoy a Maine lobster with 2 main courses ordered after 5 pm daily at Tanjong Beach Club
  • 15% off Hotel’s “Best Available Rates” for Accommodation at Le Meridien Singapore, Sentosa
  • 2D1N stay in Deluxe Room with complimentary Eco Tour and breakfast for two persons at S$220++ per room at Siloso Beach Resort

Rustic Staycation in Singapore

You don’t need to travel to Malaysia or Australia to experience farm life; in fact, you can experience that right here in urban Singapore! If you haven’t had the chance to experience the northern part of Singapore, now is the time! Plan a night’s stay at Kranji Farm Resort and spend your day in exploring the various farms in the Kranji Countryside.

There is a total of 13 farms, including the Nippon Koi farm, Bollywood Veggies and Hay dairies. You can easily take a tour of the hop-on-hop-off Kranji Countryside Express. At the resort, you can also enjoy massage and spa, as well as go prawn-fishing. Book through with your UOB card and you get to enjoy 7% off!

Romantic Staycation

What’s a better way for a time-strapped couple to spend quality time together than having a romantic staycation in Singapore? You can choose to spend the day relaxing in the hotel’s swimming pool or just stay comfortably tucked in your cosy comforter with a glass of wine in hand.

A more active option would be to spend some quality time bonding over an activity, such as the complimentary Qool activity when you book a weekend staycation at Quincy Hotel. Participate in a chocolate Truffle Making class or an art-jamming session with your partner, complimentary with your stay.

The package also includes buffet breakfast for 2, evening cocktails, a bottle of red wine, complimentary in-room mini bar and a Saturday movie night by the pool. Book now with the OCBC Frank card and enjoy 10% off!

Written by Lynette Tan

This article first appeared on ValuePenguin

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