Universal Studios Singapore has been given the green light to reopen by Singapore Tourism Board (photo courtesy Unsplash/Nauris Pukiss).
Singaporeans are to receive S$100 in tourism vouchers this December. The vouchers can be used on staycations, leisure attractions and local tours.
Singaporeans, excluding Permanent Residents, aged 18 and over will be eligible for the SingapoRediscovers vouchers, which will be available via SingPass from December. They can be used for ticket purchases and hotel stays until June 2021.
According to Trade and Industry minister Chan Chun Sing, this is an economic move aimed at boosting the local tourism industry rather than a social assistance scheme.
“This is an economic scheme to help our tourist attractions preserve their capabilities that have been built up over the years while they consolidate the capacity in the interim,” said Chan in a media briefing at Jurong Bird Park this week.
The vouchers are part of a S$45 million SingapoRediscovers marketing campaign launched in July to encourage locals to explore their city. The vouchers will be available in denominations of S$10 and can be used at hotels, leisure attractions and for local tours by operators who have received approval from the Singapore Tourism Board to reopen.
There are currently 214 hotels, 40 attractions and 438 tours that have been able to resume operations, including Universal Studios Singapore and Jewel Changi Airport's Canopy Park.
Details on how to redeem the vouchers will be announced in November.
Attractions are currently limited to 25% of operating capacity but this cap is set to rise to 50% from Friday September 18.