According to the Mastercard Future of Outbound Travel in Asia Pacific (2016-2021) Report, international outbound travel by Filipinos are estimated at 3.4 million trips in 2016 and are forecasted to grow by an average of 4.4 percent per year to reach 4.3 million trips in 2021. One of the most popular destinations visited in the Asia Pacific is Singapore according to the Mastercard Asia Pacific Destinations Index 2017. This is a country recognized for its two seasons: Summer and Shopping. Make sure you’re there for the latter when the Great Singapore Sale happens from June 8 to August 12.
With your Mastercard, shopping for the trendiest finds at irresistible prices becomes even more rewarding when your card of choice throws in more amazing perks to let you experience the best of the island city.
Shop at the glitzy Orchard Road. Known as Asia’s most famous shopping street, Orchard Road covers 2.2km of luxury brands, homegrown labels, and trendy high-street fashion collections. Pedder on Scotts is where you can score 100 brands for footwear and accessories, while the iconic TANGS, Orchard Road’s first department store, boasts a vast collection of clothing from international labels and local brands such as Aijek, Max Tan, In Good Company, and Carrie K.
For a minimum spend of SGD350 on your Mastercard, you’ll receive SGD20 worth of ION Orchard shopping vouchers. You can also get a 30% off on your stay in Holiday Inn Orchard Road when you book in advance.
Shop for the family at Vivo City. Singapore’s largest retail and lifestyle destination offers a plethora of options for the whole family. Vivo City is home to a series of artworks, an open playground for kids, and a rooftop amphitheater.
Stock up on the latest fun and stylish outfits for the young ones at Avenue Kids, then grab some haute couture-inspired pieces from the Australian retail brand Forever New. Comic book lovers will revel in DC Comics Superheroes, a retail concept featuring clothes, accessories, and collectibles centered on the finest superheroes: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, and more. After all that shopping, sit back and relax with a glass of wine. For a minimum spend of SGD120 on your Mastercard when dining in Putien or TungLok, enjoy a complimentary bottle of red or white wine.
Shop for collectibles and unwind at Sentosa Island. This is Singapore’s premier island resort getaway brimming with spa retreats, lush rainforests, beaches, and shopping choices. Asia’s favorite playground, Resorts World Sentosa, is at the heart of Sentosa Island and home to over 45 retail outlets. It’s an absolute shopping paradise with specialty stores like Hershey’s Chocolate World, luxury designer brands, high-end home furnishings, and so much more. Mastercard makes the most out of your stay in Sentosa Island by giving you up to 20% off on dining outlets, spas, and world-class attractions including iFly Singapore, Madame Tussauds Singapore, Sentosa 4D Adventureland, and more. You also get special offers on admission packages and annual passes to Universal Studios Singapore, S.E.A. Aquarium, and Adventure Cove Waterpark, so you’ll have exciting experiences to look forward to all year.
Shop for last-minute souvenirs at Changi Airport. Complete your shopping list right before you head home at Changi Airport where you’ll find over 350 stories for luxury goods and necessities.
Mastercard gives you exclusive offers of up to 20% off at participating outlets. Enjoy 10% off at So Chocolate, the largest confectionery store of its kind offering popular classics like Toblerone, KitKat, and Hershey’s and premium brands including Godiva and Valrhona. Get your niece or nephew a new backpack or character-themed utensils for school from The Little Shop. For travel needs like handbags and luggage accessories, make a stop at Trunk and Co so you can avail up to 10% off on regular-priced items.
As you indulge in the ultimate shopping trip to the Great Singapore Sale, you might even find yourself on a plane to Broadway or the West End afterwards. For every $100 single receipt spend on your Philippine-issued Mastercard when traveling or shopping (including online merchants) overseas until June 30, get the chance to fly business class with PAL to London or New York and get VIP seating to watch Hamilton, as well as perks like limousine airport transfers, luxury hotel accommodations, a private city tour, and so much more.