Cruise dining, biking tours among activities Singapore visitors can now enjoy free

The programme for those who arrive by air on a short-term visit is designed to suit different interests and itineraries. ST FILE PHOTO

SINGAPORE - Visitors to Singapore can now look forward to enjoying historical bike tours and other leisure activities free under a new programme launched by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB).

The SingapoRewards programme allows them to take part in one out of nearly 40 activities or experiences here at no charge, the STB said on Tuesday.

The programme is designed to suit different interests and itineraries, and the activities that are redeemable fall into four categories: novelty and excitement, food and dining, sustainability, and wellness.

Food and drink connoisseurs can savour local cuisine on the Singapore River Dining Cruise and delve into the origins of gin on the Brass Lion Distillery Tour.

Those with an interest in ecology and sustainability can look forward to a guided tour at the S.E.A Aquarium, focusing on aquatic life and conservation.

To be eligible, visitors must be on a short-term visit and arrive here by air. They cannot be Singapore citizens or permanent residents.

STB chief executive Keith Tan said that as more international travellers return to Singapore, the board aims to enhance their travel experience by introducing them to “hidden gems”.

“By focusing on innovative experiences, SingapoRewards also provides a platform for local businesses to launch and test new products and offerings,” he said.

“I invite all visitors to explore our city’s diverse offerings through SingapoRewards and to share their positive experience with others.”

The programme was piloted from October 2022 to March for visitors from Australia, India and Indonesia.

There have been more than 1,300 redemptions since the pilot began, said Mr Oliver Chong, STB’s executive director of International Group Headquarters and Oceania.

“Through feedback collected, we found that travellers who redeemed their complimentary SingapoRewards experience indicated greater interest to explore other hidden gems in Singapore and to visit Singapore again; they also learnt something new about Singapore,” Mr Chong added.

The programme is now available to visitors from all over the world.

Redemptions and bookings can be made on the VisitSingapore app or SingapoRewards website.

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