Travel Tips that Singapore Travellers Should Know — Budget & Premium Airlines, Travel Search Engines, Air Mile Credit Cards and Deals!

Where do you buy tickets for your business trips? Where do you book hotels for your upcoming vacations? What are the websites that provide the best deals for Singaporeans? Today, BQ is going to introduce to you the top tips that you must know for you to plan your holidays ahead!

 

Budget Airlines

 

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We are fortunate that there are many budget airlines around us, we can follow their regular promotions and ticket deals to choose the best offer for our dream holidays! Budget airlines in Singapore include Tiger Airways, Jetstar Asia, Cebu Pacific, Air Asia and Scoot. From BQ’s experience, Air Asia always provides cheapest tickets after the well-known accident, but they are working hard to give their passengers the best flight experience. Tiger Airways is also cheap and it is generally punctual for flight departure. The space and seats of Scoot is more comfortable, but there were negative feedbacks about delaying the flight up to several days. For taking budget airlines, a gentle reminder is to read up the terms and conditions for change of ticket timing, passenger’s name as well as the restrictions for baggage weight. For more about budget airlines in Singapore, please refer to BQ link at http://bq.sg/2015/05/12/newbies-guide-to-singapores-budget-airlines/

 

Top Airline Deals

 

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It is known that Singapore Airline SIA has been one of the top airlines in the world. Singaporeans are considered as one of the top world travellers in the global. Thus, it is important to get to know the regular promotions of SIA and some other famous airlines such as Royal Dutch Airlines and Cathay Pacific. Other than saving costs, it is equally vital to pamper yourself with a good travel journey! BQ is much updated to such deals and we will always inform our fans the latest promotions and offers, for you to book in advanced before everyone else gets it! Some recent promotions that BargainQueen recommended are:

  • Singapore Airline: Bangkok from SGD$218, Hong Kong from SGD$248, Guangzhou from SGD$368 etc. A gentle reminder to accumulate your KrisFlyer points!
  • Royal Dutch Airlines: Bali from SGD$230, Denpasar from SGD$149, Milan from SGD$1179 etc.
  • Cathay Pacific: Korea all-inclusive from SGD$532, Hong Kong from SGD$248, Shanghai from SGD$418 etc.

 

Travel Search Engines

 

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Other than airlines’ official websites, it is wise to use some travel search engines, they are like agents who help you sort out all the useful information as your travel guides. Some suggestions of travel engines include ZUJI, SKYSCANNER, EXPEDIA, AIRASIAGO and some others. When you enter your destination and date in the search engine, a list of results will come out for your decision. The results include top airlines such as Singapore Airline and budget airlines such as Air Asia. If you think these are not enough, try agents such as ebookers, FlightNetwork.com, travelgenio.com, eDreams, bravofly and via.com. A gentle reminder to take note of the currency change of different agents! And you can always find out coupon codes from BQ.sg that can apply to your booking at the respective travel search engines.

 

Deal Websites

 

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As Singaporeans, we love deals! Even before BQ is dating someone at a confirmed location, BQ will search for the nearby deals to see whether we can make full use of it. This is called LOVE for saving and of course, LOVES for life. Out of several hot deal websites, Deal.com.sg and Groupon are the most famous sites with their loyal fans that search on their engines on a daily basis. For deal.com.sg, you can refer to deal.com.sg for their newly established travel deals such as SGD$228 Bali for 4D3N Stay At 4-Star Amadea Resort & Spa, Seminyak and SGD$279 Hong Kong NETT Price Special: 2-Way Air Ticket via United Airlines (Min 2 Pax). For Groupon site, you can refer to Groupon.sg  to enjoy deals such as SGD$199 Avillion Port Dickson: Hari Raya Haji Departure: 2D1N Stay for 1 Person in Water Chalet with Breakfast & Return Coach and SGD$404 Costa Victoria Cruise: 5D4N Stay for 1 Person in Ocean View Cabin with Meals. A gentle reminder to follow BQ's travel page for the last minute sitewide discounts for these two sites!

 

Unique Ways to Enjoy Travelling- Airbnb and Couchsurfing

 

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Bored of traditional ways of traveling? BQ would like to introduce to you my personal experiences of using Airbnb and Couchsurfing internationally. Airbnb is a site for you to rent unique places to stay from local hosts in more than 190 countries. This is how it works: Discover amazing places by doing research on Airbnb- Book the rental by connecting with hosts and confirming dates- Pay through trusted online channel of Airbnb- Travel just like feeling at home and getting to know the real local life. Couchsurfing is another cool stuff nowadays, it is not only suitable for youngsters, but for all the travellers who love to taste new things and know new friends from other cultures. This is how it feels- “See, I have got friends in London!” “Italy as well!” Couchsurfing is a service that connects members to a global community of travellers. Use Couchsurfing to find a place to stay or share your home and hometown with travellers. For more information, please refer to https://www.airbnb.com.sg and https://www.couchsurfing.com/

Tips: invited by BargainQueen and get extra credit when you register with Airbnb.

 

Best Credit Cards to Use for Travellers

 

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Another practical and worth way of saving is to earn Airmile points! As a habit and a general trend, BQ realized many households are travelling on a half-year basis with the whole family. In such case, it is important to have some Airmiles credit cards in hand to earn points and rewards for the entire family! Some suggested credit cards are 1.  American Express Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Ascend Credit Card 2.  UOB PRVI Miles Platinum Card 3. ANZ Travel Visa Signature Credit Card 4. Citi PremierMiles Card 5.  DBS Altitude American Express® Card 6.  Maybank Horizon Platinum Visa Card 7.  OCBC Titanium Mastercard. For further information, please refer to BQ post at http://bq.sg/2015/02/10/singapores-best-credit-cards-review-series-best-airmiles-credit-cards-2015/

 

And last but not the least, checkout BargainQueen's Travel Page to find out the most up to date travel deals/coupons and recommendations! Love ya!

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20 Jan 2017 BQ’s Daily Top Deals: Buy 1 Get 1 FREE at Eu Yan Sang, Zalora 18% OFF, Marks & Spencer Final Reductions Up to 80% OFF, $4 OFF Uber Ride, $6 OFF ComfortDelGro Ride, AirAsia 20% OFF & More!

BQ's Daily Top Deals: Buy 1 Get 1 FREE at Eu Yan Sang, Zalora 18% OFF, Marks & Spencer Final Reductions Up to 80% OFF, $4 OFF Uber Ride, $6 OFF ComfortDelGro Ride, AirAsia 20% OFF & More!
Local Posted 1 day ago

This week, buy 1 get 1 free and buy 1 get 1 free deals on abalones and other delicacies at Eu Yan Sang! Also get your last minute CNY outfits at Zalora with 18% off storewide or at Marks and Spencer with up to 80% off on selected items.

Save on transport by using the coupon codes from Uber and ComfortDelGro when you do your shopping and plan your next holiday with 20% off on AirAsia or with SilkAir's American Express exclusive sale fares!

 

 

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19 Jan 2017 BQ’s Daily Top Deals: 50% OFF Singapore Zoo and Alive Museum Tickets, Spotlight Great CNY Sale, OTO Warehouse Sale, POPULAR 15% OFF & More!

BQ's Daily Top Deals: 50% OFF Singapore Zoo and Alive Museum Tickets, Spotlight Great CNY Sale, OTO Warehouse Sale, POPULAR 15% OFF & More!
Local Posted 1 day ago

 

Plan an outing with your family to Singapore Zoo with 50% off adult admission tickets for Safra members or to Alive Museum with 50% off admission!

Shop for new home furnishing and beddings at Spotlight's The Great CNY Sale, massager chairs and fitness equipment at OTO Warehouse Sale and new sports tops at Under Armour's 20% off sale!

Get new stationery or books at POPULAR and get a 15% discount card for unlimited use for a limited time when you spend $30. And plan for Valentine's Day at Golden Village Gemini with their Vday package!

 

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18 Jan 2017 BQ’s Daily Top Deals: Qoo10 $12 coupon, Scoot UOB 20% OFF, SQ Promo Fare to Bangkok from $188, 1-for-1 Costa Coffee Cooler, 1-for-1 Pizza Hut Lunch & Supermarket Opening Hours During CNY!

BQ's Daily Top Deals: Qoo10 $12 coupon, Scoot UOB 20% OFF, SQ Promo Fare to Bangkok from $188, 1-for-1 Costa Coffee Cooler, 1-for-1 Pizza Hut Lunch & Supermarket Opening Hours During CNY!
Local Posted 2 days ago

 

Grab Qoo10's $12 cart coupon for your purchases! Also book your next holiday with Scoot's UOB 20% off promo or Singapore Airlines' special three-to-go fares to Bangkok from $188!

Enjoy 1-for-1 coolers at Costa Coffee and 1-for-1 Lunch at Pizza Hut for a limited time!

Lastly, keep our list of supermarket opening hours during CNY in case you need to do last minute grocery shopping!

 

 

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20 - 22 Jan 2017 Uber: Coupon Code for $4 OFF All uberX or uberPOOL Rides

Uber: Coupon Code for $4 OFF All uberX or uberPOOL Rides
LocalLast Day Posted 2 days ago

Meeting friends at your favourite bar to kick off the weekend? Uber will take you there (and back) for less. Apply code  to enjoy $4 off all uberX and uberPOOL rides from Jan 20 - Jan 22, 6AM - 12AM daily. Limited redemptions available. Ride away, SG!

 

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21 - 22 Jan 2017 ComfortDelGro: Coupon Code for $6 OFF Your Taxi Fare

ComfortDelGro: Coupon Code for $6 OFF Your Taxi Fare
LocalLast Day Posted 2 days ago

Only a week to go before we usher in the Lunar New Year! Whether it's preparations for CNY shopping or spring cleaning, let us help you save while you get around this weekend (21-22 January). Get $6 off your taxi fare with promo code when you book via the ComfortDelGro App. Limited to the first 6000 redemptions. Valid for 1 redemption per mobile number per day for current bookings only.

 

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21 - 22 Jan 2017 Sentosa: FREE Island Admission & Cable Car Ride for Those Born in the Year of Rooster

Sentosa: FREE Island Admission & Cable Car Ride for Those Born in the Year of Rooster

Exclusively for Singaporeans and local residents born in the Year of Rooster:

Simply present your identity card at Sentosa Station redemption booth on 21 – 22 Jan 2017, 9am – 9pm to receive one Island Admission Ticket and one Singapore Cable Car Sky Pass for free entry* to Sentosa between 28 Jan – 30 Jan 2017 (1st 3 days of Lunar New Year)!

*Pre-collection of tickets is required. Island Admission ticket is valid for entry via Sentosa Express only.

 

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Till 31 Mar 2017 Safra: Enjoy 50% off Adult admission tickets to Singapore Zoo!

Safra: Enjoy 50% off Adult admission tickets to Singapore Zoo!
Local Posted 3 days ago

Exclusively for Safra members, enjoy 50% off Adult admission tickets to Singapore Zoo from now till 31 March 2017!

Purchase one Adult admission ticket at $16.50 (U.P. $33). Bring your family now!

 

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20 - 22 Jan 2017 OTO Bodycare: Warehouse Sale Up to 70% OFF All Massage Chairs, Portable Massagers & Fitness Equipment

OTO Bodycare: Warehouse Sale Up to 70% OFF All Massage Chairs, Portable Massagers & Fitness Equipment
LocalLast Day Posted 3 days ago

OTO Warehouse Sale is back! Happening from 20 to 22 January 2017, get up to 70% off all massage chairs, portable massagers and fitness equipment! Dun miss it, while stocks last!
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Book by 22 Jan 2017 AirAsia: 3-Day Exclusive Mobile App Promo – Get 20% OFF All Flights!

AirAsia: 3-Day Exclusive Mobile App Promo - Get 20% OFF All Flights!
Local Posted 2 days ago

Exclusive for users of AirAsia's mobile app! Enter promo code and get 20% off all seats all flights! Promo ends on 22 Jan, terms and conditions apply.

Don’t let those travel plans take a back seat. Grab this promo before it’s gone!

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20 - 22 Jan 2017 Uniqlo: CNY Promotions In All Stores This Weekend!

Uniqlo: CNY Promotions In All Stores This Weekend!

Celebrate the season of reunion and love at Uniqlo! If you have not found your CNY outfit yet, head down to their stores this weekend to check out their offers from dresses to innerwear on sale!

 

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Till 25 Jan 2017 Eu Yan Sang: Buy 1 Get 1 FREE & Buy 2 Get 1 FREE Deals on Abalones & Other Delicacies!

Eu Yan Sang: Buy 1 Get 1 FREE & Buy 2 Get 1 FREE Deals on Abalones & Other Delicacies!
Local2017 Chinese New Year Posted 3 days ago

One is never enough when it comes to delicacies from Eu Yan Sang! Enjoy special Buy 1 Get 1 Free and Buy 2 Get 1 Free deals from now till 25 Jan and share the joy of abundance with your loved ones!

 

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Book by 28 Feb 2017 SilkAir: Exclusive American Express 2-To-Go Return Fares from $189 to Langkawi, Penang, Phuket, Cebu & More

SilkAir: Exclusive American Express 2-To-Go Return Fares from $189 to Langkawi, Penang, Phuket, Cebu & More
Local Posted 2 days ago

Start 2017 with a trip to your favourite destination in Asia. Book your getaway now with an American Express Card on SilkAir with exclusive all-in return fares from $189 to Langkawi, Penang, Phuket, Cebu & more! Book by 28 February 2017.

Terms and Conditions apply.

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Till 25 Jan 2017 Spotlight: The Great CNY Sale Up to 60% OFF All Sheets, Towels, Quilt Cover Sets, Bakeware, Cookware & More!

Spotlight: The Great CNY Sale Up to 60% OFF All Sheets, Towels, Quilt Cover Sets, Bakeware, Cookware & More!
Local Posted 3 days ago

Time to get new furnishings for the New Year! Get them from Spotlight's Great Chinese New Year Sale and enjoy up to 60% off all sheets, towels, quilt cover sets, bakeware, cookware and more! Hurry while stocks last! Sale ends on 25 January 2017, Wednesday.

 

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Limited time only! Marks and Spencer: Final Reductions of Up to 80% OFF Selected Items + Pay 20 Cents for One Scone!

Marks and Spencer: Final Reductions of Up to 80% OFF Selected Items + Pay 20 Cents for One Scone!
Local Posted 2 days ago

Before they are all gone. Final reductions of up to 80% off selected items* at Marks and Spencer! Usher in the Lunar New Year with this season's most intimate styles from Marks and Spencer. To help you get lucky (in more ways than one), their bras are going at 28% OFF with every 2 sets purchased. Also treat yourself to their classic plain scone for only 20 CENTS (U.P. $1.90) with any purchase from their Food Hall!

*Exclusions, terms & conditions apply. Check in-store for details

 

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Till 9 Feb 2017 POPULAR: Spend $30 to Receive a Special 15% Discount Card for Unlimited Uses

POPULAR: Spend $30 to Receive a Special 15% Discount Card for Unlimited Uses
Local Posted 3 days ago

Something FEBulous is coming your way!

Simply spend $30 in a single receipt at POPULAR from now till 9 Feb 2017 to receive a special 15% discount card for UNLIMITED use from 10-19 February!

Limited quantity available, hurry down to your nearest POPULAR store today.
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Golden Village: Valentine Day Package – Get Cozy @ Gemini

Golden Village: Valentine Day Package - Get Cozy @ Gemini
Local Posted 3 days ago

Still haven't got any ideas for your Valentine's date? Fret not! This Valentine's Day, get cozy at Golden Village GEMINI! Each pair of tickets includes 1 x Large Popcorn Combo & 1 x Goodie Bag! Get them now and you're off to a great date!
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Till 15 Feb 2017 Alive Museum: 50% Discount on Admission Tickets!

Alive Museum: 50% Discount on Admission Tickets!
Local Posted 3 days ago

Alive Museum reopens with a 50% discount promotion!

This is one great way to spend the upcoming Chinese New Year holidays with your friends and family. They will be open daily 10am-10pm (with last admission at 9pm). Offer is valid till 15 February 2017. 
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