The end of the year is fast approaching, and there’s no way to spend our annual leaves abroad yet. Instead, now’s the time to Jiak Hong in your own home country with the SingapoRediscovers Vouchers. (Read: How to Redeem Your SingapoRediscover Vouchers)
Jiak Hong is a Hokkien term which literally translates into ‘eating air’, it is used to describe the travelling person who spends so much time on the airplane, and the term also means to travel or go on a holiday.
Although there are no romantic rail journeys in our city-state, there are other ways to pander to your desire to travel. We’ve picked out several activities, which involve different modes of transport, that are ideal for people who just want a relaxing, no-frills experience to rediscover Singapore. No strenuous physical activities or walking under the hot sun, you can consider taking your grandparents out on a trip!
1. Go for a Ride in a Vintage Vespa Sidecar
Travel around the city in style with Singapore Sidecars! Feel a different tempo of the city when you’re on one of these vintage Vespa sidecars. Go on a breezy ride in the day or night, depending on the theme you like. There are heritage-focused rides in fancy Peranakan neighbourhoods as well as a journey around culturally vibrant Kampong Glam and Civic District. So buckle up, you’re in for the coolest ride around the city!
2. Sail along Singapore’s Skyline
Feel the wind in your hair aboard a luxurious yacht as you set sail across the tropical waters of Singapore. In space-starved Singapore, the sea offers a refreshing respite from the heat of the city, especially when the beach clubs are all fully booked. Take in the sights of our city’s skyline and make a toast to the sunset surrounded by friends and family. This is a 60-minute sightseeing cruise, and there’s an option for you to include a picnic set (for 2 to 3 pax).
Important to note: After you have booked the experience on Changirecommends with your SingapoRediscovers Vouchers, you will have to reserve the date and time on another website.
3. Catch a Flight At Mount Faber
For those itching for air travel, how about catching a flight from Mount Faber to Sentosa? At $10 per person, it’s a wallet-friendly experience to ascend in the air and take in the expansive views. If you’re making dinner plans or simply wish to enjoy a sun-downer, check out Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro located at Faber Peak (Mount Faber Line).
Alternatively, if you wish to enjoy unlimited rides on the cable car and a meal at Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro, book your experience here.
4. A Trip around the Island of Fun, Sentosa
Sentosa is Singapore’s island of fun, but do you know how it came to be? Hop on a comfy, air-conditioned 2-hour ride to learn the history and transformation of the island. Whether you’re familiar with the tourist spots in Sentosa or not, this journey will give you new perspectives. The bus will also take you to Fort Siloso Skywalk to get a bird’s eye view of the island and you’ll also get a glimpse of where the rich and famous lives in Sentosa Cove.
5. Go on a land and sea adventure with DUCKtour
There’s no better time to be a tourist in our own city than now. Jump onboard the amphibious military vehicle that was refurbished from World War II, DUCK tours can run on both land and sea. You’ll enjoy a ride in the city and then hit the waters to cruise past iconic landmarks while you remain seated in the war craft. The idea of driving into the Singapore River makes this an unforgettable experience as if you were part of an action flick, but rest assured that DUCK tours have a strong safety record.