Staycation Is Here To Stay – Q4 2021 Edition

<em><span class=has inline color has cyan bluish gray color><sup>The Barracks Hotel Sentosa pool<sup><span><em>

A new study from Tripadvisor has revealed that Singaporeans are still wanting, dreaming and searching for alternative vacation plans. Staycations were a hot topic at the start of the pandemic and data is showing that the trend is here to stay. Singaporeans are also looking to spend more nights during a staycation compared to single-night stays during the start of a pandemic.

What’s trending on Tripadvisor for Singaporeans this Fall?

  • When it comes to hotels, Singaporean travellers are searching most for clean (COVID-19 safe) hotels and modern hotels
  • In terms of amenities, restaurant, bar/lounge and spas are popping
  • The most popular hotel styles in Singapore are family and mid-range hotels
  • Singaporeans are spending S$487 on average on their Fall trip
  • City trips are top of the list! The most popular international trips that Singaporeans are planning to book once borders open are New York CityLondonHong Kong and Dubai

We have picked some of the staycation packages that you can book to end off this year on a good note. We all deserve a break from 2021 and pamper ourselves.

And if you are planning overseas trips, check out the Singapore Airlines VTL flights or those offered on Air France and KLM. Book through Expedia and get discounted PCR tests at Raffles Medical

A 2 Day 1 Night Experience To Rediscover Singapore Zoo

<em><span class=has inline color has cyan bluish gray color><sup>Photo credit Mandai Wildlife Group<sup><span><em>

From 16 December 2021 to 19 March 2022, rediscover the Singapore Zoo with a unique two-day-one-night experience. Staycation in the Wild in the comfort on an air-conditioned dome amidst the tranquil Upper Seletar Reservoir. Experience the splendor of rainforests with open and vibrant exhibits, befriend a critter at a meet-and-greet, and be charmed by the parks’ residents as they feed.

<em><span class=has inline color has cyan bluish gray color><sup>Mandai Wildlife Group photo<sup><span><em>

A private guide will bring you to check out the Asian elephants during a special feeding while you chat with their carers. At Wild Africa, encounter some of the tallest, fastest and largest creatures on land. Befriend the white rhinos and feel their warm breaths as they retrieve a sweet treat from your hand. Enjoy a hearty dinner and then enjoy a symphony of lights, complete with beautifully orchestrated music and interactive play at Rainforest Lumina.

Staycation in the Wild will cost you S$1,499 per tent for up to 4 persons for a 2-day-1-night stay. Check in at 1 pm and check out at 10 am the next day. The package includes :

  • Air-conditioned dome tent complete with two double beds
  • Hearty dinner and breakfast
  • Intimate interactions with Asian elephants
  • Guided tour of Wild Africa, including feeding session with white rhinos
  • Reserved seating at Splash Safari and special photography session with sealion star
  • Special meet & greet with mystery Animal Ambassador
  • Rainforest Lumina Experience

Or go for the River Wonders’ Staycation with the Manatees. Drift to sleep while watching the manatees, experience exclusive behind-the-scenes sessions and meet the captivating capybaras at the Once Upon a River Show. This experience is priced from S$999 per tent which sleeps up to 4 persons for a 2-day-1-night stay. Check in at 2.15 pm and check out at 10 am the next day.

This package includes:

  • Glamp tent with amenities for a cosy sleep with manatees in air-conditioned comfort
  • Meet up with a mystery animal
  • Reserved seating at Once Upon a River animal presentation
  • Up Close session with cheeky squirrel monkeys
  • Manatee-inspired activity before bedtime
  • Hearty dinner and breakfast

The Clan Celebrates: Kith & Kin

QIN Restaurant and Bars Festive Feast featuring a 3 course menu The Clan Hotel Singapore photo0

Ring in the year end festivities and welcome 2022 with friends and family from now till 7 January 2022. Book The Clan Celebrates: Kith and Kin package for a one night stay in the signature MASTER Series room and a specially curated 3-course Festive Feast by QIN Restaurant and Bar’s Executive Chef James Tay and other privileges.

The hotel has collaborated with 1925 Brewing Co to introduce a new signature 庆 – The Celebratory Brew, which will be exclusively offered to guests during special occasions and celebrations. Light and refreshing to taste, with a heady aroma and notes of Osmanthus flowers, nectarine, and honey; the lager is brewed with a base of the best Dancong Oolong tea, 八仙 (bā xiān), a leaf that is reserved for among the most distinguished guests.

Be among the first to enjoy the limited-edition signature brew. The package starts from S$500 nett and includes the following:

  • 1-night stay in MASTER Series Grand Premier or Premier Room
  • Breakfast for two at QĪN Restaurant and Bar
  • 3-course Festive Feast** with Champagne for two at QĪN Restaurant and Bar
  • 庆 – The Celebratory Brew by The 1925 Brewing Co.
  • Late check-out till 4pm (not available between 22 and 25 December 2021 and between 29 December 2021 and 1 January 2022).

Book before 7 January 2022 with a minimum 5-day advance booking required for stays between 15 December 2021 to 14 January 2022.

Click here to book.

Pokémon Staycation At The Fairmont Singapore

From 15 November 2021 to 29 January 2021, Pokémon fans can unravel new mysteries in a fun-filled adventure at the Fairmont Singapore. Singapore’s first Pokémon-themed staycation transforms Fairmont Singapore into an interactive playground for families and fans to explore and win prizes. Try your hands at the gamified Quiz Rally and photo wall.

Check out the Pokémon-themed elements at the lobby and within the guest room. Upon check-in, guests will be given a customised quiz booklet to solve a series of questions with varying challenge complexities throughout the stay. Each correctly completed quiz presented to the Hotel’s Front Office Team a check out will receive a special sticker and a surprise Pokémon gift. The first 20 guests who complete the Quiz Rally correctly each week will also get a bonus giveaway. Take and individual or group selfie hotpot at the Pokémon photo wall in the hotel lobby with adorable Pikachu and legendary Pokémon Mewtwo and upload onto Facebook or Instagram and get a deck of Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy worth S$34.90.

Pokémon Staycation for 2 Adults and up to 2 Children – S$420++ (Sun – Thurs in Nov), S$435++ (Fri – Sat, Eve of PH & for all days in December)

  • Overnight stay in Fairmont Room
  • Daily breakfast for 2 adults and up to 2 children
  • Special Pokémon merchandises in-room on arrival
  • Participation in the Quiz Rally with special prizes to be won
  • Complimentary loan of Nintendo Switch during stay to try out various Pokémon game: Pokémon SNAP and Pokémon Sword and Shield from 15 Nov 2021, or Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl from 19 Nov (subject to availability).
  • 1 extra bed for children
  • Parking at Raffles City Shopping Centre with unlimited re-entries for the duration of
  • stay

Visit to book your Pokémon stay.

Enchanted Christmas Family GlampKation at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore

Book your family into a Grand Deluxe Room (from S$798++) or Stamford Suite (from S$998++) at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore for a stay until 7 January 2022. The ‘Enchanted Christmas Family GlampKation” is designed to delight both the children and their parents and fill their hearts with the true spirit of this festive season.

A children sleeping tent is decorated with festive fairy lights and plush toys. Each of up to two children can bring back a take-home sleeping bag. Enjoy Broadway American Diner inspired amenities including the signature train-shaped cookies, a trio of toffee nut milk, non-alcoholic Eggnog and chocolate milk, candy canes and marshmallows. Other take-home gifts include a toy advent calendar and bath fizzy.

As part of the joyous spirit, decorate a Christmas Tree inside the room and design a “Totes for Thoughts” bag with a personalised festive message. Kids will receive a gift after sharing a snapshot of their completed tree and their designed tote bag with the hotel’s Lady in Red. The hotel team will gather the bags for a gift-giving initiative for selected underprivileged children. Enjoy daily free-flow à la carte breakfast for up to two adults and two children as well as unlimited ice cream for children and one tomato-based pizza per child per stay. The non alcoholic beverages in the minibar as well as parking are also complimentary.

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D’Ultimate XCape at Downtown East

SGHotelOnWheels is going to SHOW you a good time at D’Ultimate XCape at Downtown East. D’Ultimate Xcape – Vacay to the East is available until 20 March 2022. The price range starts from S$188 per night for 20-footer rooms and from S$248 for 40-footer rooms subject to room type and booking period.

Rooms are equipped with ECOM MASK 030+ air purifier, the world’s first CIO2 patented technology air purifier that’s globally compliant and proven to kill 99.9% of bacteria. And the Moshi Deep Purple UV mobile phone sanitiser removes all the bacteria and germs on your smartphone in just four minutes. Upon check-in, guests will receive a SHOW Stay Save Welcome Kit. The kit contains ECOM Travel Size EA Mask Filter and Bion Spray, a handy EFIL Disinfectant Spray, Holistic Way Chewable Vitamin-C 500 mg, Allureskin Potions Invisible Defence Sunscreen SPF 50+ PA++++ and 24K Gold Luxurious Mask, Healthier snacks from Shnack. Also, the rooms and amenities are cleaned and disinfected by NTUC Club’s team of housekeepers and cleaners and all operations as of 13 October.

From now till 31 October 2021, NTUC Members enjoy exclusive S$30 off room rates and FREE Wild Wild Wet Day Passes worth up to S$140, based on room occupancy. All SHOWroom bookings come with two complimentary day passes to the Wild Wild Wet water park.

Bookings can be made at

Stay to Eat Free 100% at Orchard Hotel Singapore

<em><sup><span class=has inline color has cyan bluish gray color>Orchard Hotel Singapore photo<span><sup><em>

For a limited time, book the Stay to Eat Free 100% package at Orchard Hotel Singapore. Be pampered with in-room service or wine and dine at Michelin Plate Hua Ting Restaurant, The Orchard Cafe and Bar Intermezzo. The hotel gives you 100% of your room stay in F&B credits.

Hua Ting lets you enjoy exquisite dim sum while The Orchard Cafe offers a Seoul-ful Feast with Korean treats until 14 November 2021. Or have afternoon tea or evening cocktails at Bar Intermezzo, the lobby lounge.

Book your free stay at Call +65 6734 8595 or email

Bike & Chill at Oakwood Premier AMTD Singapore

Oakwood Premier AMTD Singapore has launched a Bike & Chill package for stays until 31 December 2021. Its close proximity to the Marina Bay and Coastal Park Connector bike trails make it perfect for your cycling adventures around the city-state.

The Bike & Chilll Stay Package is priced from S$270++ per night for Studio apartments. You will also get a choice of S$70 dining credit at SE7ENTH or the pool deck terrace or one-way bike transfer of up to two bikes, bicycle parking in an allocated bicycle shed, uncapped utilities, round the clock concierge and technician services and access to outdoor infinity pool and fitness centre.

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Partnering up with active lifestyle tenants located within the same mixed-use development of Downtown Gallery with cycling concept stores aplenty, the Bike and Chill bundle pack will feature vouchers from tenants including cycling wear shop A-Cycle as well as active lifestyle concept store The Big Country, to spruce up your cycling gears

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The Colonial Charm Tour Staycation at The Baracks Hotel Sentosa

Rediscover the history of Singapore with the Barracks Hotel Sentosa when you book The Colonial Charm Tour package. The package includes daily breakfast for two, access to The Living Room with all-day refreshments and evening cocktail swith canapés, complimentary late check-out till 2 pm subject to availability. It also includes the Colonial Charm Tour of Fort Siloso, Mount Imbiah, Dempsey, Gillman Barracks and Seletar Estate. Expect to walk quite a distance at Fort Siloso and Mount Imbiah.

Go on the Barracks Heritage Tour that has been curated by heritage specialist Jerome Lim. This tour covers the history of the vicinity , how and why the buildings were contructed, and their uses pre and post-war times. And weekend sessions are personally conducted by veterans who used to serve and stay at this former British military barracks.

Visit here to book.

Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Themed Staycation at Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts

From 1 October to 18 November 2021, Häagen-Dazs has collaborated with Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts in Singapore to offer an ice-cream-themed room staycation. Book online at KLOOK.

The Häagen-Dazs staycation at Shangri-La Singapore and Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Singapore comes with an exclusive Häagen Dazs collectible cushion, teddy bear, bath bomb, face mask, coaster set, picnic mat and cooler bag that you can take home. The mini freezer in each room is also stocked with Häagen-Dazs pints, stick bars and mini cups to enjoy during your stay or take home. You also get to enjoy a special curated dessert featuring classic Häagen-Dazs flavours. You will also receive a S$20 voucher to indulge an ice cream creation at your nearest Häagen-Dazs Shop.

Shangri-La Singapore

From S$499 nett for 2D1N
The 2D1N Häagen-Dazs Staycation offers a free upgrade to a Garden Wing Deluxe Room overlooking the pool. Induge in a soothing bath with a custom strawberry and vanilla flavoured Häagen-Dazs bath bomb. Enjoy an exclusive treat served at The Line. An elevated take on the classic ice cream sandwich, Shangri-La x Häagen-Dazs Delight Sandwich is a generous serving of Häagen-Dazs’ fan-favourite Salted Caramel Ice Cream sandwiched between two slices of melt-in-your-mouth banana butter cake, topped with a tangy pineapple and vanilla bean compote, fresh strawberries and housemade oatmeal and roasted pecan streusel crumble. 
Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa, Singapore

From S$599 nett for 2D1N

From S$1,088 nett for 3D2N
Stay in a Deluxe Sea View Room and enjoy the limited-edition collectibles and private freezer full of ice cream. Also enjoy a complimentary poolside serving of the signature Rasa Sentosa x Häagen-Dazs Indulgence Sphere dessert featuring a Häagen-Dazs twist. Each set features a ruby chocolate sphere and pour over Valrhona Chocolate Raspberry Ganache. Crack open to unveil generous scoops of Häagen-Dazs fan-favourites Cofee, Belgian Chocolate, Vanilla and Caramel Biscuit and Cream ice-cream. Other resort guetss can enjoy this at S$28++.

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Boys Night Out with the Fairmont Singapore Mancation

Fairmont Singapore has teamed up with Glenmorangie and Truefitt & Hill to present the ultimate luxury getaway for the big boys. This ‘Mancation‘ is a getaway for men to round up a few good buddies and recharge in luxe hotel comfort. Enjoy a pampering massage that starts with a back massage to ease all the tension built up from daily stresses from work or as a hands-on father. After that, you get an express facial for a refreshing pick-me up.

Guests will receive a gift voucher in their rooms, presented in a beautifully packaged pillowbox along with an amenity kit, for a choice between The Royal Cut or The Ultimate Shaving Experience to spruce up their looks at the nearby Truefitt & Hill shop at Ann Siang Hill.

Indulge in a specially curated four-course dinner set with four distinctive local craft beer pairings at SKAI on the 70th floor of Swissôtel the Stamford. Or skip the four-course dinner and have the free-flow A5 Miyazaki Ribeye steak, sourced from 100% grain-fed cows in Japan, accompanied with a glass of wine for every steak ordered and bottomless sides like hand-cut chips and Hokkaido corn. 

Relish a fun session with your mates over a fine appreciation of Scotch & Whiskey with Glenmorangie and Ardbeg. You will be guided through a tasting while enjoying the nuances of Glenmorangie Lasanta 12 Year Old (2020 First Place for Best Single Malt 12 yo in IWC), Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 14-Year-Old (2020 First Place Best Single Malt 13 -14 yo in IWC) and Ardbeg 10-Year-Old (Master Distillery of the Year 2020). 

Sleep in and wake up to a hearty breakfast at Prego the morning after.

The package is available until 30 November 2021.

Mancation for 1 Guest $549.00 ++ • 1 Night Accommodation in Fairmont Singapore King Room 
• Breakfast at Prego 
• 1 x Hommage 60 minute “Me Time” Massage & Treatment at Willow Stream Spa 
• 1 x Voucher for The Royal Cut or The Ultimate Shaving Experience at Truefitt & Hill 
• 1 x Welcome Amenity Kit from Truefitt & Hill 
• Glenmorangie Whisky Tasting Experience at Anti:dote 
• Free-flow A5 Miyazaki Steak Dinner with Wine Pairing OR 4-Course Dinner Set with Craft Beer Pairing at SKAI 
Mancation for 2 Guests $908.00 ++ • 1 Night Accommodation in Fairmont Singapore Room (2 Queens)
• Breakfast at Prego 
• 2 x Hommage 60 minute “Me Time” Massage & Treatment at Willow Stream Spa 
• 2 x Voucher for The Royal Cut or The Ultimate Shaving Experience at Truefitt & Hill 
• 2 x Welcome Amenity Kit from Truefitt & Hill 
• Glenmorangie Whisky Tasting Experience at Anti:dote 
• Free-flow A5 Miyazaki Steak Dinner with Wine Pairing OR 4-Course Dinner Set with Craft Beer Pairing at SKAI 

Visit here, call +65 6339 7777 or email for reservations.

Maison 21G Sensorial Staycation at Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands

Maison 21G has partnered with Marina Bay Sands to offer guests the Sandsational Staycation Package until 31 December 2021. From S$379 per night excluding taxes and fees with a minimum of two nights stay, you can enjoy a complimentary room upgrade, Maison 21G perfume creation for one, the sustainability and art guided tour as well as dining credits, afternoon tea, evening drinks at Club 55 for Club Room and Suites guests and more.

Click here to book by 25 October 2021.

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