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November 2020

 

2020 has been a challenging year for everyone and has brought about many changes in our lives. As the year comes to an end, everyone in the family deserves a relaxing and enjoyable break. Though overseas travel isn’t an option, it doesn’t mean we can’t feel like a tourist locally. This year-end holiday, relax and recharge in luxurious hotels and take part in unique experiences with your loved ones.

We have five fabulous staycation recommendations for the whole family to enjoy, along with five activities for parents to do with their kids. Who says you can’t have fun in your own country?

 

 

Staycation Experiences 

1. Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

 

Nestled within 15 acres of lush tropical landscapes and the serenity of nature, Shangri-La Hotel Singapore is a great destination for a relaxing and enjoyable family staycation.

It is one of the few hotels in Singapore to have a dedicated programme that offers a wide range of luxury family experiences. From an interactive play space for kids to enjoy non-stop fun, to an array of interesting and enriching activities, this staycation is sure to cater to vacation fantasies of all age groups.

 

Looking for those Bintan vibes? Both kids and adults can enjoy fish-feeding at the Koi Pond. The pond is situated right outside Waterfall Ristorante Italiano, a great place to enjoy Southern Italian cuisine made from fresh produce, handmade pastas and heirloom recipes.

What’s more? A fun poolside experience awaits you at the hotel when you make your way to the Splash Zone. A thrilling adventure for the kids, the Splash Zone features specially designed aquatic amenities and six unique play areas at their water playground and family pool. Parents, on the other hand, can look forward to lounging on the poolside decks accompanied with a drink. A day of fun under the sun for the whole family!

 

Book your stay at the Shangri-La Hotel Singapore with UOB Cards.

Enjoy an Exclusive Family Package with a Garden Wing Deluxe Room from S$320++ per room per night.

This package is inclusive of:

● Breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children (below 12 years old) per night
● Complimentary playtime at buds by Shangri-La (limited to one session per night)
● Complimentary playtime at Splash Zone (limited to one session per night)
● 15% off food and beverage at Waterfall Ristorante Italiano
● Extra bed for 1 child below 12 years old, subject to availability
●Complimentary parking Available for stays between Mondays and Thursdays only.

Promo Period: Valid till 30 June 2021
Blackout dates apply

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2. Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road

Plan the ultimate family staycation and pamper yourselves with a wide range of hotel amenities and culinary experiences. The proximity of the hotel to prime attractions is great for visiting exciting places with restless little ones and rediscovering the country.

Image credit: Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road

 

The hotel is a great place for kids and adults to unwind and take that truly deserving break. The deluxe and premium suites accommodate the whole family, while the rooftop infinity swimming pool is perfect for soaking in some magnificent views. Kids can also enjoy a fun time at the entertainment lounge and have a go at the latest video games.

The dining experience here is perfect even for the pickiest eaters! If you're looking for some family cooking time, there is a kitchenette to get creative with. Alternatively, check out the Singapore heritage a la carte buffet at the newly refreshed Ginger, and Sichuan delights at Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant over at PARKROYAL on Beach Road. There's no shortage of options to satisfy your food cravings.

 

Book your stay at the Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road with UOB Cards.

Enjoy 10% off Best Available Rate plus complimentary breakfast for up to two adults
when you book your staycation at this hotel.

What’s more? Pan Pacific DISCOVERY members enjoy additional 10% off Best Available Rate.


Booking Period: Valid till 30 June 2021 

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3. Mandrain Oriental, Singapore

 

Lying in the heart of Marina Bay, Singapore’s main dining and entertainment district, a family staycation at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore is perfectly suited for leisure.

From spectacular views of the city to the bay and ocean view, the wide array of rooms at this hotel caters to everyone’s desire and is great to practice landscape photography. What’s more, delectable weekend brunches are sure to satisfy the whole family! Enjoy a delightful dining experience at Dolce Vita, the hotel’s Italian restaurant located next to its outdoor pool.


Image credit: Mandarin Oriental, Singapore

 

Surrounded by lush tropical greenery, the stylish 25-metre outdoor swimming pool with beautiful Italian glass mosaic designs in shades of calming lilac, blue and purple is raised to different levels to emphasise spectacular views of the Singapore city skyline. Lining the upper deck of the swimming pool are Oriental-inspired private cabanas. A contemporary wet deck with underwater benches allow guests to lounge in the sun whilst still being immersed in the coolness of the water. There is also a purpose-built children’s pool with bubble jet water features, which is surrounded by family cabanas and shielded from the main pool to provide more privacy for families.

 

Book your stay at the Mandarin Oriental, Singapore with UOB Cards.

From S$399++ per night for Marina Bay View room, package includes:

● Specially crafted Italian signature cocktail served in-room (once per stay).
● S$75 dining credit at Dolce Vita (once per stay).
● Daily dine-in breakfast for two.
● Two dishes selected from the Italian selection of the poolside menu (once per stay).
● 15% dining discount at Dolce Vita and BAY@5.

Additional perks for UOB cardholders: Late check-out at 4pm


Promo code: UOB2020
Promo Period: Now till 30 December 2020
Stay Period: Till 30 December 2020

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4. York Hotel, Singapore

 

Located in a tranquil location atop Mount Elizabeth, York Hotel, Singapore offers the perfect family staycation for those looking for a quiet urban retreat. Featuring a range of well-appointed guest rooms, and beautiful Balinese-style cabanas, this hotel is renowned for comfort, convenience, and warm hospitality.

Take your relaxation to the next level with an invigorating swim, a dip in the outdoor pool surrounded by the lush greenery and tranquil atmosphere, or stay on with your fitness plan in the hotel’s well-equipped Fitness Centre.


 

Located on the lobby level of the hotel, White Rose Café offers a sumptuous a la carte breakfast buffet spread featuring tantalising gourmet delights that cater to kids and adults alike. For a hearty feast with the family, dig into familiar favourites from the restaurant’s ‘Treasured Flavours of Singapore’ daily a la carte buffet lunch menu, where you can find a treasure trove of tasty Singaporean classics as well as the restaurant’s highly popular Fish Head Curry.

With Orchard Road just a short walk away, the year end is the perfect time to catch glimpses of enchanting Christmas lights and dazzling ornaments for a visual treat, not forgetting some well-deserved retail therapy.

 

Book your stay at York Hotel, Singapore with UOB Cards.

Enjoy 10% off flexible room rates!
The package is inclusive of:

● Breakfast for two adults and one child below the age of six (sharing room)
● Enjoy 20% discount on F&B orders (excluding promotional items) at the White Rose Cafe
● Welcome drink
● Welcome fruit platter
● Early check-in at 11am
● Late check-out till 4pm


Promo code:
SCHOOLSOUT
Promo period: Valid till 31 December 2020

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5. The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore

 

With luxe accommodations, a 4,200-piece art collection, beautiful interiors and sweeping city views, celebrate your year-end holidays with a family staycation at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore.

Enjoy a splashing good time at the outdoor swimming pool, work out at the exclusive gym or pamper yourself at The Ritz-Carlton Spa. Children also enjoy a complimentary scoop of ice cream at Colony daily upon completion of the Ritz Kids Activity Sheet!

 

What’s a vacation without a lavish feast? Indulge in unlimited servings of your favourite dishes from Colony’s well-loved buffet which will be served directly to your table, or choose to revel in authentic Cantonese cuisine at the one Michelin star Summer Pavilion.

 

Book your stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore with UOB Cards.

Get 15% off on the hotels’ best available rates


Promo Period: Now till 20 December 2020

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Activities for the whole family

1. Nestopia

 

Head on to Nestopia, a unique play area at Siloso Beach, for an exhilarating day with the entire family! Embark on an adrenaline-filled adventure through their various play sections, obstacle courses and two of the longest slides on Sentosa island.

Spanning over 470 square metres, Nestopia draws inspiration from the natural landscape. The unique structure of the play area features climbing obstacles, suspended bridges, mazes and slides that help to build motor skills, strength and balance among others. Nestopia is a great way for kids to interact with fellow playmates and family members for a fun and dynamic experience!

UOB Cardmembers enjoy 10% off entry for 1 hr play (weekdays only).

Promo code: UOBNESTOPIA
Promo Period: Till 31 December 2020 

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2. Virtual Room: VR Escape Room Adventure

 

Enjoy a distinctive experience at Virtual Room: VR Escape Room Adventure, an award-winning immersive multiplayer VR experience that the whole family can take part in and bond! Located near Chinatown, Virtual Room blends the escape room concept with a full 3D cinematic experience to deliver, unique, mind-blowing adventure.

This VR adventure can be played in groups of two, three or four players making it an ideal experience for the entire family. Each player has their own room which is equipped with the latest virtual reality gear. Through this, they can search for items, manipulate objects and collaborate with their team members. Unlike anything you would have possibly experienced before, Virtual Room is sure to be a thrilling adventure for the whole family.

 

UOB Cardmembers enjoy 20% off online bookings using the following promo code.

Promo Code: UOB20
Promo Period: Till 31 December 2020

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3. Attraction bundles

 

Families can enjoy fun, fulfilling days with attraction bundles across popular household names. Whether it is enjoying an adrenaline-pumped adventure with various exhilarating zones at NERF Action Xperience and discovering sea creatures at the S.E.A. Aquarium, or combining learning and play with your family at Kiztopia, get more value and fun when you check out these attraction bundles.

 

UOB Cardmembers enjoy discounted rates on Attraction bundles.

Promo Period: Till 31 December 2020

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4. Klook Discounts

 

Enjoy a variety of discounts on Klook and redeem exciting offers to make your day out in the city more exciting! Looking for a thrilling day-trip with your kids? Why not redeem one of the many exciting Klook offers and head on to Universal Studios Singapore at Sentosa! If that isn’t enough, check out other attractions, tours and outdoor activities to keep everyone thoroughly occupied.

 

UOB Cardmembers enjoy 5% off activities (Capped at S$10).

Promo Code: KLOOKUOB20
Booking Period: Till 31 December 2020

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5. Science Centre Singapore

 

Looking for a fun and educational day trip with your kids? You can enjoy a fruitful day at Science Centre Singapore with your kids and explore the world of science and space through fascinating illusions and games! Take part in their various different activities and exhibitions, and let your imagination run wild. This is sure to be a day of definite fun for the whole family!

 

UOB Cardmembers enjoy 20% off Science Centre Singapore admission tickets.
Redemption is only available for online purchases using the following promo code.

Promo Period: Till 31 March 2021
Promo Code: SCSUOB20

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