SingapoRediscovers Vouchers (SRV) Expiring: Here's What To Do!

SingapoRediscovers Vouchers (SRV) Are Expiring Soon: Here’s What To Do With Them!

No time like now to be a tourist in your own country!

Trade and Industry Minister, Chan Chun Sing, announced on Monday, 5 Apr 2021 that there are currently no plans to extend the expiration date of our SRV – adhering to its original date of Wednesday, 30 June 2021. This is especially important, considering that only around half of the vouchers distributed since last December have been redeemed. According to Mothership, a staggering 2.2 million adult Singaporeans have yet to redeem their SRV as of Sunday, 28 Mar 2021. 

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Though merely speculation, this figure could perhaps be attributed to most of our hopes that the expiration date would be extended. So far, the reluctance of redeeming SRV could be due to factors like intimidation towards the process of redemption (e.g. having to download SingPass app, or having a unique voucher code that expires within 15 minutes), not having the time to plan a day out, or simply a lack of information over which activity to partake in. One is either overwhelmed by or isn’t aware of the available options.

Thus, now seems like the most opportune time to curate this list of options of what you can do with your SRV. Hopefully then, you won’t be feeling too overwhelmed and you can go ahead and utilise them before they expire:

What to do with our SRV before they expire?

Luckily, the SRV takes into account the interests of all, regardless of whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or someone who prefers something more sedentary. 

Also read: 11 Ways To Enjoy Your Long Weekends in 2021 With SingapoRediscovers Vouchers

For the adrenaline junkies

Ironically, I harbour as much fear for heights as much as the thrill that comes with adrenaline-packed activities. The mere thought of having to climb to bungee jumping and trapeze towers makes my hands clammy and heart rate increase, even as I sit in the comfort of my desk. However, I think about the rewarding rush of adrenaline that immediately follows when I overcome the fear (however momentary), and it ultimately excites and compels me to seek these activities. 

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While we associate such activities with Europe’s miles-long mountainous views, Singapore has managed to keep its small areas entertaining by building its very own adrenaline-inducing facilities right in the heart of our small island. From a myriad of activities at Sentosa like indoor skydiving and zip-lining, to water-based sports and activities around Singapore, there is an option for all you adventurous souls. You may hop on over and refer to our very own adrenaline junkie guide before your SRV expires! 

For the cultural lovers and artsy folks

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The arts scene in Singapore might not be what we’re well known for, but don’t overlook what we manage to offer within our small island. We have a variety of gardens and parks (fun fact: Gardens by the Bay was ranked as Singapore’s second top-rated tourist attraction!), as well as museums and exhibits for those of us who find comfort in history, culture, and creative freedoms of expression. We’ve curated a guide for all the art lovers out there to help you decide how to use your SRV before they expire! 

For those who crave a getaway

This one’s surely a sentiment that we can all relate to. Since travelling is something that we can only yearn for now, why not be a tourist in our homeland by opting for a staycation in one of our island’s many hotels to support our local businesses?

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There are multifarious types of tours and promotions available regardless of whether you’re opting for a solo reprieve, a fun family stay, or a chance to romantically bond with your significant other – there’s something available for everyone. Each activity will whet your appetite for adventure and offer you respite from the humdrum of daily life! 

Also read: 5 SG Getaways to Embark On With Your SingapoRediscovers Vouchers For the Complete Singapoliday!

For the children at heart

Do you remember the days when we used to have school excursions and go to our local attractions? We would show up to school with such jubilance as we were there just to take attendance, and it wouldn’t be long before we’d all board the bus. With fuel provided from a KFC or McDonald’s lunch, we’d venture around the attractions with such excitement because it was exciting to not have to attend our lessons that day, and we’d certainly dread the hour when we had to go home.

Now, we can relive those same experiences as Wildlife Reserves Singapore has launched an all-four-park pass that can be redeemed with your SRV. As we’re no longer children, we can still tap into our inner child by having a whale (pun intended) of a time at our parks while getting mesmerised with the different animals that cohabitate these spaces. 

For the spirit of community

And of course, if you don’t plan on redeeming your SRV for yourself, don’t fret – there are communities that can gladly benefit from them! 

Instead of redeeming their SRV, many individuals have decided to donate their SRV to Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWO) like ItsRainingRaincoats (IRR). A social initiative and enterprise created for our migrant workers, IRR has been accepting donations as they support the welfare and wellbeing of our migrant workers. These donations are a way to show our appreciation for their hard work and to strengthen our communal ties. Many Singaporeans have already donated their SRV to IRR for our migrant workers to visit the Singapore Flyer — if you wish to do so too, you may follow these instructions, but make sure you do so before your SRV expires! 

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Another VWO that SRV has donated to is the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre in the interests of furthering the extra-curricular education of children from lower-income families. You may find out more about how to donate your SRV for these children to visit the Science Centre Singapore here

Regardless of what you’re planning to do with your SRV expiring this June, we’re sure that the effort to make someone’s day (whether your own or someone else’s) better goes a long way in improving the mental health of everyone during these dire times. 


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