Travel like a pro: Mastercard’s guide to Singapore!

Singapore, a gorgeous island country, is undoubtedly one of Asia’s most exciting destinations. From world-class shopping centres, delicious cuisines to fantastic architectures and glittering skyscrapers, this place should definitely be on your bucket list.

However, do you know there is a part of Singapore waiting to be uncovered by the foodies and shopaholics? Yes, the local food is amazing here along with several great places to shop. So, what are you waiting for? Kick start your Asian Adventure with a visit to ‘The Lion City’.

Travel advice before you take off:

Plan a trip to Singapore between November and February. Make sure you are carrying important documents like passport, visa, photographs and bank statements of last 3 months. Also, don’t get into the hassle of carrying any foreign currency; instead get a Mastercard for all your travel needs. Globally accepted in over 200 countries, it’s your best shot for a stress-free, secure way to transact. Now enjoy up to 20% savings all year round at participating outlets in Changi Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3 and 4 (Transit and public areas) using your Mastercard.

For all the foodies!  Check out the top food items you should try in Singapore

Roti prata

Mostly available round the clock, this flaky, crisp and soft Indian flatbread goes best with a side of spicy curry. Interestingly, some also like to eat it with sugar. Wao!

Where to eat: The Roti Prata House

Now get exclusive discounts on dinner, attractions, hotel packages and more when you pay with your Mastercard! Enjoy upto 20% savings at participating outlets in Sentosa when you use your Mastercard all year round.

Bak chor mee (Minced Meat Noodles) 

Once in Singapore, you must try this noodle dish garnished with minced pork, meat balls/ fish balls, liver, fish cake slices with a base sauce of vinegar. Super yum, right?

Where to eat: Tai Hwa Pork Noodle

Now while hopping from one restaurant to another in Singapore, ride with SMRT Taxis and pay with your Mastercard to enjoy S$0 Admin Fee. How cool, isn’t it?

Nasi lemak (Coconut Rice)

A very popular dish in Singapore, this fragrant rice is cooked with coconut milk and is served with fried chicken drumsticks, spicy sambal (sauce) and sotong (cuttlefish) balls. Hunger Alert!!

Where to eat: Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak

Now enjoy 15% off with Mastercard across restaurants such as Bedrock Bar & Grill, Fat Cow, The Pelican, Kinki Restaurant + Bar, etc.

Hokkien mee

A combination of 2 types of noodles (egg and rice) with prawns, squid, egg and small slices of pork. Tasty!

Where to eat: Chia Keng Fried Hokkien Mee

Also, see the legendary Sentosa Merlion, a mythical creature with a lion’s head and a fish’s body who is Singapore’s guardian of prosperity! To catch the award-winning night show visit the official site and book with your Mastercard to avail exciting offers.


Now are you up for some retail therapy? Well don’t miss these great places to shop in Singapore

Haji Lane

Don’t like shopping malls? Head to Haji Lane for a fantastic experience. Surrounded by cute vintage stores and boutiques, this lane will not disappoint you.

Did you know? You can now get 10% savings when you shop with your Mastercard at over 15 retail outlets in Resorts World Sentosa.

shutterstock_474434644Orchard Road

A 2.2 km stretch of mega malls, Orchard Road is where you should be. Do visit Takashimaya Shopping Centre where you can enjoy up to 15% savings with Mastercard at participating specialty stores.

Chinatown Street Market

From traditional candles, clothing to artwork and eateries, one can easily spend a day here in this wonderful market.

Also, if you are bored of shopping, then we suggest you to go watch a movie at Cathay Cineplex. You can experience the perfect combination of movie magic and exclusive Mastercard privileges here.

Little India

A trip to Singapore is incomplete without visiting the Little India. The exotic sounds and intriguing smells make this place stand out from the rest.


Additional tip: Want to have a secured vacation? Choose specially curated medical packages from Global Health and Travel – and receive 15% off when you book with your Mastercard.

Now with a list of places to eat and shop from, book your flight tickets ASAP and leave for an extraordinary vacation. Also, don’t forget to carry your Mastercard to avail benefits upto 20% in places like Changi Airport Terminals, Sentosa, 15 retail outlets in Resorts World Sentosa and across 13 restaurants of Refinery Concepts such as Bedrock Bar & Grill, Fat Cow, The Pelican, Kinki Restaurant + Bar, etc. And when  in Singapore, use your Mastercard to get great offers at Cathay Cineplexes and with SMRT Taxis. Now with Mastercard, you also get 15% savings in Takashimaya Shopping Centre.

Till we meet again, happy travels!