Roam & Roar in Singapore
Published: May 8, 2014 | Updated: July 23, 2021 | Posted by: Moneymax | Lifestyle
Immerse yourself in a land that boasts of many colors, with prominent influences from the Chinese, Malay, and Indian cultures. Explore Singapore for 3 days and 2 nights for as low as Php9,575 or Php 797.92 per month for 12 months using your Metrobank credit card.
Singapore, also called the Lion City, Little Red Dot, and the City in a Garden, is 1,486 miles away or approximately 4 hours away by plane from Manila. It is made up of 63 beautiful islands. Undoubtedly, the most popular is Sentosa Island where tourists can easily switch from a nature trip to a luxury shopping spree.
Visit Marina Bay Sands, the first integrated resort in Singapore and the world’s most expensive building, which is reportedly worth US$5.7 billion. Across the resort is Singapore’s national symbol, the Merlion, overlooking the three towers of Marina Bay Sands. The merlion is a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish.
Head with the whole family to Resorts World and take that obligatory photo with the Universal Globe at Universal Studios. Then, muster all the courage you can find before riding the Battlestar Galactica.
When you feel like binge eating, go to the hawker center and order the Chicken Rice which is considered the national dish of Singapore. It is steamed or boiled chicken on top of fragrant, oily rice and serviced with sliced cucumber. If you are particularly searching for the best chicken rice, the legendary Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice is at Stall 10 of the Maxwell Food Centre.
Another must-try is the Chili Crab, a popular Singaporean dish made of fresh meaty crabs swimming in sweet and spicy sauce and served with deep-fried mantou, so you can mop all of that oozing goodness. Two of the most recommended restaurants for chili crab are Roland Restaurant and No Signboard.
To cap off your meal, get a dose of the Teh Tarik or pulled tea from The Sarabat Stall in Baghdad Street. Think frothy, gourmet milk tea that is especially made by Indian locals in Singapore. If you want something close to the Philippines’ halo-halo, get the iced kachang, a small mountain of shaved ice with creamed corn, condensed milk, gula melaka, brightly colored syrups, red beans, palm seeds, and cubed jellies. Try the iced kachang of Annie Peanut Ice Kachang in Tanjong Pagar Plaza Market and Food Centre.
Hurry! The booking period is only until May 31, 2014. The travel period is until July 31, 2014.Metrobank Terms and Conditions: This promo is open to all Metrobank Peso Visa/MasterCard, Femme Visa, Robinsons-Cebu Pacific MasterCard, and Toyota MasterCard cardholders in good credit standing. The booking Period is March 15, 2014 to May 31, 2014. Travel Period is from March 15, 2014 until July 31, 2014 Asia Travel, Metrobank Card’s land travel provider will be referred to as Travel Partner To inquire about the promo, cardholders must visit www.metrobankcard.com to reserve. Cardholder must correctly and completely fill-out all the fields in the booking inquiry screen. Travel Partner will inform cardholder about booking status, whether “confirmed,” “waitlisted,” or “unavailable.” Travel Partner/s will email/fax to cardholder the Mail Order Telephone Order (MOTO) form for the cardholder to fill-up. Cardholder MUST FAX the completed MOTO form to Fax No.: (632) 635-6699, no later than the option date given at the time of booking confirmation. Otherwise, booking will be subject to cancellation. Note that booking terms and conditions of hotel partners will apply. Once credit card transaction approval has been obtained from Metrobank Card, Travel Partner will email to cardholder the electronic copy of hotel voucher. Delivery of hard copies will be subject to the discretion of Travel Partner, and may be allowed in limited locations only. This will require presentation of a valid ID (SSS/GSIS, Driver’s License, Company, ID, Passport). All inquiries pertaining to the land arrangements (i.e. bookings,r ates, etc.) are the responsibility of Metrobank Card’s Travel Partner and must be directly communicated to them. The 0% installment is available on 3,6, and 12 months tenor options. This is subject to bank approval nd valid only if monthly bill is paid in full. The required minimum transaction to avail the 0% installment under this promo is Php5,000.00. Dollar conversions will be based on the prevailing foreign exchange reates (IATA Exchange Rates) on the day of the ticketing. Metrobank Card’s Travel Partner reserves the right to consider void any incomplete booking inquiry. All installment purchases are subject to the Terms and Conditions governing the issuance and use of Metrobank Cards and all related provisions of the Metrobank Cards 0% interest on installment program. Booking Terms and Conditions: Room Cancellation: Cancellation fee is equivalent to one night room charge Booking Period: March 15, 2014 to May 31, 2014 Travel Period: until July 31, 2014
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