Aside from gift-giving and partying, the Christmas holiday season in the Philippines is synonymous to having a vacation locally and abroad. And as per recent statistics, the Philippines ranked as the 6th largest visiting group in Singapore at about 678,000 in 2011 and 3rd growing market after China and Taiwan.
With that said, it is imperative to know the new spots and things to do in Singapore this holiday season.
Here is a list of what we have compiled with the help of the Singapore Tourism Board and Singapore Airlines:
8 New Things to do in Singapore this Holiday Season:
1. Visit Gardens By the Bay
Be amazed by the Supertrees at the iconic Gardens By The Bay which boasts of a large array of flaura and fauna from all-over the world.
Gardens By the Bay
2. See the Christmas Light Up Show @ Orchard Road
Touted as the most beautiful lighted street during Christmas season, be dazzled by the yearly Christmas Light Up in beautiful Orchard Road!
Singapore Shopping @ Orchard Road
3. Marine Life Park
Dive into marine wonders at the world’s largest oceanarium, the Marine Life Park.
4. Singapore Oriental Walks
Cherish unforgettable bonding memories and talk about Singapore’s best kept historical secrets from the Singapore Oriental Walks Tour.
5. Singapore Tripper Pass
The Singapore Tripper Pass is an affordable 2 or 3 Days Sightseeing Smart Card that’s flexible and has lots of benefits. You can also purchase the noon pass or day play pass for Sentosa.
6. Jersey Boys
The Jersey Boys is a 2006 Tony Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. Catch it in major theaters in Singapore.
Marina Bay Sands Hotel
7. Singapore Airlines Travel Packages
Singapore Airlines (SIA), in cooperation with the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), gives you more reasons to celebrate the holiday season in the Lion City with the launch of its all-inclusive, value-loaded and memorable holiday packages.
I have always flown with budget airlines’ Airbus 320 types of plane but SIA was the first biggest plane i got on until today. It was back in 2010 when I went to Singapore; the experience was awesome.
Starting at US$575 per person, the three new packages include Barkada Fun, the Family Getaway and the Romantic Escapade. These all-inclusive packages come with a roundtrip Economy Class ticket from Manila, Cebu or Davao via SIA or SilkAir (a full-service carrier); roundtrip airport transfers; two-night, twin-share hotel accommodation with daily breakfasts; selected tour or attraction; taxes and fuel surcharges.
Packages may be purchased until January 31, 2013. Know more about it at singaporeair.com.
SIA Holidays Launch
8. Singapore Airlines Boarding Pass Privilege
A valid Singapore Airlines Boarding Pass within 7 days of flight can be presented in selected dining, hotel accomodations, shopping, tourist attractions, and transport services. Check the details at www.singaporeair.com/boardingpass.
Singapore Airline (SIA) SingaporeAir.com
SIA Tours Desk: 753 5151-52, 756 8899 extension 7001 or 7002
But of course, my favorites – The Marina Bay Sands, Resorts World Sentosa, attractions at the Universal Studios Sentosa, and landmarks in Sentosa Island, remain in my must-see spots in Singapore.
Hop on to the offers of Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Singapore Tourism Board (STB) as they give you more reasons to celebrate the holiday season in the Lion City with these value-loaded and memorable holiday packages.