Starved of enticing options to use your SingapoRediscovers Vouchers on? Well, no worries;
Because the supply train is all set to… broaden its horizons.
More Merchants Have Joined the SingapoRediscovers Vouchers Scheme
More eligible merchants are set to be added to the SRV Scheme bandwagon.
These include businesses in the hotel stay, local attraction and tour sectors.
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One example is the Asian Civilisations Museum, which hopped on board earlier this month. The museum is one of four in Singapore, and was lauded as the best on local shores back in 2014.
Meanwhile, its counterpart, the National Museum of Singapore, is all set to follow suit.
“The National Museum of Singapore will also be launching SingapoRediscovers vouchers experiences,” said the National Heritage Board. “More details will be made available when ready.”
In November 2020, it was announced that the vouchers could be used on 178 hotels, 79 tour operators and 39 attractions from December onwards.
Those figures have since been amended to 206 hotels, 146 tour operators and 43 attractions.
More than 440 SRV-eligible products are also available as at 1 January 2021.
Since the introduction of the vouchers, several institutions have seen a drastic change in luck.
The Science Centre Singapore, for one, has been seeing more visitors.
“We have seen a 20 per cent increase in guest numbers from before the vouchers were introduced. More than 30 per cent of the overall tickets sold are SRV redemptions,” a Science Centre spokesman said.
It should be noted, however, that several facilities are ineligible for SRV use.
Hostels, for one, are deemed to be inappropriate due to their close-living quarters, which may result in safety risks.
“As backpackers’ hostels are close-living quarters where non-related individuals are likely to come into close contact, often in enclosed spaces, and for prolonged periods of time, MTI has not allowed hostels to accept bookings by locals for leisure purposes,” said STB, referring to the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
This is a tough notion considering how hostels have been struggling over the past year.
Even with the implementation of Phase 3, it would purportedly still take some time before they can get back on their feet.
“Phase 3 is here and they’ve started to relax some of the rules. But I don’t know how long it’ll take for this to apply to us,” said Pod Boutique Capsule Hotel general manager Steven Lee.
Retrievable from 1 December 2020, the SRV vouchers are for Singaporeans aged 18 and above.
The vouchers are distributed in denominations of S$10, and constitute $100 in total.
They cannot be stacked with other SRV vouchers.
Apparently, the vouchers must be used by 30 June 2021. The consumption period is also required to fall within the same time frame.
You can check your balance here.
For further updates on eligible merchants, you can check here.
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