Singapore Airlines' and SilkAir’s 2018 Flight Deals: Fly to Penang, Osaka, Perth & More from just S$159!

Singapore Airlines’ and SilkAir’s 2018 Flight Deals: Fly to Penang, Osaka, Perth & More from just S$159!

Satisfy your wanderlust with these flight deals and travel to your desired locations!

Summer has rolled around once again, and for those who’re still debating where to go for that dream getaway, we’ve got great news for you. Enjoy exciting promotional fares to over 55 destinations around the world with Singapore Airlines and SilkAir! Whether you are looking for that perfect beach weekend getaway or looking to sweat it out on a hike somewhere more luxurious, we’ve got recommendations for every preference.

Book your tickets with your American Express® Card and redeem exciting gifts like S$30 CapitaVouchers or a Samsonite Dorset 24″ Spinner with minimum spend. Terms and Conditions apply.

Not an American Express Card Member? You might like to apply for an American Express Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Credit Card. Enjoy a first year fee waiver along with a plethora of other superb benefits, such as sign-up bonuses and seamless transfer of KrisFlyer miles. As long as you are 21 years of age (or 18 years for Supplementary Card applicant) and have a minimum income of S$30,000 per annum, this Card can be yours.

With this Card, you can fly off sooner on your next holiday! Earn 2 KrisFlyer miles for every S$1 spent on, SingaporeAir mobile app, and KrisShop (inflight and online), with no cap.

That’s not all. If you apply for this Card before 30 June 2018, and spend S$2,000 in the first 3 months upon Card approval, you’ll walk away with a whopping 15,200 KrisFlyer miles that’s equivalent to a return Economy Class ticket to Bali.

So what else are you waiting for? Get 15,200 KrisFlyer miles in your pocket easily, and accumulate even more Krisflyer miles when you book Singapore Airlines’ promotional fares!

Don’t miss Singapore Airlines promo fares ending 15 June 2018 for travel from 30 May 2018 onwards for Economy Class! In addition, SilkAir promo fares end on 10 June 2018, for travel between 19 May 2018 and 20 January 2019.

For starters, here are some of our recommended destinations:

Penang, Malaysia – Return Economy Class Fares on SilkAir from S$159

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Not ready for long-haul flights? It’s time to jet off to the Pearl of the Orient! Our first recommendation brings us to this magnificent city in Malaysia, where it is chock-full of piquant street food, ornate architecture and cultural gems.

Embark on a day trip around Penang to discover the art murals all around the city in cute ‘gram-worthy outfits, or bask in the local atmosphere at the Little Penang Street Market where you can find delectable street food, beautiful hand-crafted trinkets and a volley of street performances around every corner. Marvel at cultural and religious wonders at landmarks such as the Kek Lok Si temple (dazzlingly lit after sun-down), Snake Temple, Penang Ghost Museum or even the Pinang Peranakan Museum!

For the outdoor nature lovers, Penang didn’t forget about you! Lace on those track shoes and hike your way around the likes of Penang Hill and Penang National Park before ending your holiday covered in sand, laughter and a healthy tan as you watch the sun fade away over the horizon at the Batu Ferringhi beach.  

Phnom Penh, Cambodia – Return Economy Class Fares on SilkAir from S$179

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Newsflash Cambodia’s not just Angkor Wat. Welcome to Cambodia’s capital of Phnom Penh, where the city is both known for its ties to the past and its myriad of contemporary attractions. If you like art and architecture, be sure to visit the Independence Monument, or go on one of the many fascinating architectural tours.

Jazz up your itinerary further and explore the National Museum, the Royal Palace and Wat Phnom, before heading to the Russian Market to gleam affordable yet memorable souvenirs for your friends and family. Fancy some extra protein? Fried insects are as popular a delicacy in Cambodia as in Thailand, and you’ll find these local specialties in various street stalls and popular eateries. Take your taste buds on an adventure!

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia – Return Economy Class Fares on SilkAir from S$199

Want something a little closer to home? Then Kota Kinabalu is for you! With its exotic views, multifaceted culture and tantalising cuisines, this colourful destination offers a wealth of relaxation with no compromise on creature comforts.

Try coconut pudding and lokam (clams) an hour away from the city centre at Salut, where they’re a hit amongst the locals. If you’re an adrenaline junkie, why not break out the gymwear and head down to the likes of the Coral Flyer Zipline or the Kiulu River for white water rafting? If you’re here with your significant other, go island hopping at Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, enjoy a romantic river cruise at Weston and experience a new culture at the Mari Mari Cultural Village.

Chiang Mai, Thailand – Return Economy Class Fares on SilkAir from S$339

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Bangkok is always a huge can of sardines at this time of year, so if you’re looking to avoid meeting familiar faces, why not consider Chiang Mai, Thailand’s ‘Rose of the North’? Enough of scorching yourself it’s time to enjoy Chiang Mai’s relatively cooler temperatures to make the most of your daytime travels.

If you’re about that shopaholic life, thin your wallets at Nimmanhaemin Road, Chiang Mai’s most fashionable district filled with great entertainment and well-known restaurants. Also, visit Doi Inthanon National Park to get some fresh air, spend time at an elephant nursery at Maesa Elephant Camp, discover what remains of Wat Chedi Luang  and soak in the hot springs of San Kamphaeng. Don’t forget those crazy-invigorating full-body massages!

Fuzhou, China – Return Economy Class Fares on SilkAir from S$499

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Only have time for a short break? Whisk yourselves away to Fuzhou, a city that’s steadily gaining popularity for its attractions. China might not be your first-choice getaway, but there are countless gems to be discovered in this fascinating town that sets it apart from Beijing. Shanghai and other bigger Chinese cities.

Start your day at Wushan neighbourhood and be wowed by the intricate shops on display and array of scrumptious food. Then, nourish yourselves with a hearty bowl of Buddha Jumps Over The Wall, one of Fuzhou’s original creations. Thereafter, soak up the views at Wuyi Square Park, the Huangdi Dong Canyon and catch the waves at one of Fuzhou’s many warm beaches.

In need of a quick getaway to recharge and nourish your soul? If you apply for an American Express Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Credit Card by 30 June 2018, you can receive up to 15,200 KrisFlyer miles! Simply spend at least S$2,000 within the first three months of your Card approval and you can redeem these Krisflyer miles for a return Economy Class ticket to Bali. It’s that simple! In addition to earning KrisFlyer miles with the above sign-up Spend bonus, you can earn KrisFlyer miles in a variety of other ways!

Fly faster with Singapore Airlines:

Earn with your basic spending:

  • Earn 1.1 KrisFlyer miles for every S$1 spent on all your eligible purchases, with no cap

Use your card to pay for your Grab rides:

  • Be rewarded for your spend on Grab, enjoy 500 bonus KrisFlyer miles* on your first Grab booking
  • Earn 3.1 KrisFlyer miles for every S$1 spent on Grab rides, up to S$200 each calendar month

Use your card on purchases made overseas:

  • Earn 2 KrisFlyer miles for every S$1 equivalent in foreign currency spent overseas, on eligible purchases during June and December, with no cap

Accelerate your miles journey with your American Express Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Credit Card, and fly off sooner on your next dream holiday.

Perth, Australia – Return Economy Class Fares on Singapore Airlines from S$528

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If the local heat is getting to you, hop on a plane to get to the land Down Under for some natural air-conditioning. Where summer is happening for everyone else, winter in Australia is just getting started! Enter Perth, where the cosmopolitan city is a hubbub of big-city attractions, pristine parklands and ocean beaches all connected by a fantastic public transport system.

Get your taste of the city’s offerings by exploring Northbridge and whip out your cameras in time for some picturesque shots around the Claisebrook Cove Bridge where you can hang love locks with your loved ones. For those looking for something a little more alternative, head down to Fremantle, a port city right outside of Perth that offers a charming experience of music, beaches and mouth-watering delights. You can also stop by the Caversham Wildlife Park for your fill of Australia’s furry inhabitants. Remember to catch the sunset over Cape Peron for a dreamy end to your holiday experience.

Osaka, Japan – Return Economy Class Fares on Singapore Airlines from S$728

Ah, the land known for their exquisite okonomiyaki and takoyaki. While other cities such as Tokyo and Okinawa rank high as must-visit destinations, other gems like Osaka are often overlooked despite offering their own unique blend of attractions.

For a blast to the past, seasoned gamers and newbies alike can visit Round 1 Stadium for an afternoon of arcade adventure. Drop by the Pokemon Centre to get another fill of childhood and maybe purchase an Eevee or two to add to your collection. Don’t leave Osaka without stripping down to your birthday suit and giving their onsens a go we’ll guarantee it to be one of the things you’ll remember about this smashing holiday.

Summer’s also the perfect weather to visit places like the idyllic Hanahaku Memorial Park Green Land and the popular Sumiyoshi Taisha for a blend of nature and traditional Japanese culture.

London, UK – Return Economy Class Fares on Singapore Airlines from S$1,198

Looking to live out that English dream? London’s the city for you. Throw on a light cardigan and take an afternoon stroll in Hyde Park with your arms linked around your loved one, complete with an hour or two of romantic paddle-boating. Drop by districts like Soho, Camden and Shoreditch for a closer look at the diverse urban society (think: jazz bars, old-school theatres and goth/punk communities) that thrive in London along with its enthralling nightlife.

Walking tours are aplenty in London, and art buffs will be pleased to find the glut of free museums available — check out the street art of East London, The National Gallery, The Serpentine Galleries and the graffiti at Leake Street.

Accumulating miles to redeem for flight tickets to dream destinations such as London, is just one of the numerous perks of your American Express Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Credit Card. Enjoy an array of other benefits:

Complimentary travel inconvenience and travel accident benefits

  • Up to S$350,000 if you purchase your travel tickets with your Card

Exclusive Singapore Airlines Travel Benefits:

  • Enjoy S$150 cashback on your Singapore Airlines flight purchase, with qualifying spend on your Card

Preferential rental rates for Portable Wi-Fi Routers by Changi Recommends:

  • Enjoy special rental rates from as low as S$4.65 per day

Special rates for travel insurance:

Fraud protection guarantee:

  • American Express will not hold you responsible for any unauthorised charges on your Credit Card, both online and offline

Earn miles the hassle-free way:

  • Enjoy automatic transfer of KrisFlyer miles with no conversion fee

Make this Credit Card your best travel companion yet! Accumulate KrisFlyer miles for your next dream getaway as you spend on your everyday purchases, and stay protected where you travel with a peace of mind on your trip.  Remember to apply online today!

Johannesburg, South Africa – Return Economy Class Fares on Singapore Airlines from S$1,208

Jo’burg, or also genially known as Joz, began its earliest days as a tented mining village and eventually transformed into one of the most prosperous cities in South Africa. While nowhere as affluent as Wakanda, Johannesburg is upscale in its own way, and beats with an feisty blend of culture and enthusiasm. Check out a line-up of local musical talents at the Good Luck Bar along with the hip new arrival on the block – The Sheds at 1 Fox market. For the active, pack your wits and try out an overnight hike at the Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve to catch a glimpse of wildlife native to Africa.

Finally for the truly adventurous, pit yourself against the heights of the Orlando Towers in Soweto with a bungee jump. If you’re feeling more than a little shaken after the thrill, drag yourself to the Ubuntu Kraal Brewery nearby for some warm food in your stomach and authentic Soweto Gold beer to wash down the jitters!

San Francisco, California – Return Economy Class Fares on Singapore Airlines from S$1,318

While San Francisco seems like a run-of-the-mill city only iconic for its big red bridge in its countless action movie features; the city is so much more than this former wonder of the world. Urbanites will rejoice at the city’s diverse offerings of contemporary attractions. Whether you trek the full 1.7 miles of the Golden Gate Bridge during your stay here, don’t miss out on other major favorites, such as a tour of the infamous Alcatraz Island prison and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Stuff yourselves at the Ferry Building Marketplace, cruise along in a cable car — there are endless things to do at San Francisco!

BONUS: Upgrade to The American Express® Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Ascend Credit Card for more privileges!

Does your annual income sum up to S$50,000 and above? If the answer is yes, you should upgrade to the American Express Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Ascend Credit Card! Delight in more exclusive privileges such as:

  • Higher miles earning rate – Earn 1.2 KrisFlyer miles for every S$1 spent on all your eligible purchases with your Card (with no cap), and 3.2 KrisFlyer miles for every S$1 spent on Grab rides, up to S$200 each calendar month.
  • Complimentary airport lounge access 4 complimentary access passes each year to any participating SATS Premier Lounge in Singapore and Plaza Premium Lounge around the world
  • Complimentary night stay annually at Hilton Properties in Asia Pacific 1 complimentary night at one of over 110 Hilton Properties in Asia Pacific and complimentary upgrade to Hilton Honors Silver membership tier
  • Exclusive Singapore Airlines Travel Benefits – Enjoy an accelerated upgrade to the KrisFlyer Elite Gold membership tier and a Double KrisFlyer Miles Accrual Voucher, with qualifying spend on your Card
  • And many other benefits too!

There’s no better time to start planning your dream holiday with Singapore Airlines or SilkAir. Don’t miss out on these exciting fares! The promotional fare sale ends on 15 June 2018.

Exclusive to American Express Card Members, book your tickets with your American Express Card from 16 May to 15 June 2018 on, SingaporeAir mobile app, or SilkAir mobile app to bring home:

  • S$30 CapitaVouchers – with a minimum spend of S$1,288 in a single transaction (limited to first 1,000 Card Members)
  • Samsonite Dorsett 24” Spinner – with a minimum spend of S$4,888 in a single transaction (limited to first 350 Card Members)

Terms and Conditions apply. Book early for your tickets on Singapore Airlines here. For SilkAir tickets, book here.

Not an American Express Card Member? Sign up for your American Express Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Credit Card or KrisFlyer Ascend Credit Card to earn more KrisFlyer miles with your travel and everyday spending, and you will be on your way to your next dream holiday!

Brought to you by American Express, Singapore Airlines and SilkAir.

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Alvina Chan
Alvina Chan

Alvina wishes she got a tan from lazing around the beach with a book and mango juice, but instead she’s got it from hours of outdoor sports without sunscreen. Since she's currently low on the dough, she scratches the travel itch by stalking travel vlogs and fantasising about meeting her European online pals in person. Other times, she’s just trying not to accidentally die yet again in Overwatch.