It’s never easy on the pocket when it comes to chasing your wanderlust. Don’t worry, we get it–sometimes budgets simply do not allow for a full-on escapist week (or month!) across the world.
However, it’s been proven that with some savvy know-how, a sprinkle of patience, and some imagination for an unbeatable itinerary, you can lock in that dream trip without draining your bank account. Luckily, once in a while, flight deals can arrive with the right prices.
This November, Singapore Airlines will be hosting its annual Time to Fly Travel Fair at Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre. Discounts, freebies, and more – we highlight the cities worth a trip with the deals that Time to Fly Travel Fair can offer with your Citi Mastercard.
Singapore Airlines Time to Fly Travel Fair
When: 3 to 5 November 2023
Where: Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hall 405 & 406
What time: 10:00am to 10:00pm
Don’t miss it: Receive a New Yorker Luggage when you book your travels with Citi Mastercard (with a minimum spend) at the Singapore Airlines Time to Fly Travel Fair 2023 from 3 to 5 November.
Additional perks till 31 December 2023: Get an American Tourister Argyle Spinner 68/25 Luggage when you enrol for the promo successfully and make a minimum spend of S$2,000 on the Singapore Airlines Website and/or SingaporeAir Mobile App with Citi Mastercard. How to enrol for this incredible promo - send an SMS to 72484 in this format using your mobile number registered with Citi: CITISQTTF<space>Last 4 digits of your eligible Citi Mastercard number (e.g. CITISQTTF 1234). Limited to the first 1,200 eligible Citi Cardmembers. Learn more about this promo and get your complimentary luggage.
Ready to go? We have gathered some of the most popular destinations below, with great savings for your flights when you book your tickets during the Singapore Airlines Time to Fly Travel Fair.
1. Bali, Indonesia
What else is there to say about Southeast Asia’s premier beach getaway? Bali is renowned for its awe-inspiring locale, unparalleled cuisine, and parties that run from dusk to dawn. There, you can mingle with fellow tourists and Balinese people alike, making for a destination that feels like a vibrant hub to connect with travellers from all around the world.
Music festivals, restaurant pop-ups, and various forms of family-friendly events are held regularly on the island, so you’ll never be left wanting.
However, if you’re travelling to Bali for a quieter escape, there’s still plenty to do. For example, its mighty Mount Agung, where you’ll be able to catch the sunrise from a prime location near the top (if you wake up early enough, that is!).
If you want a more tranquil hike, you can head to the Ubud Monkey Forest and spend a day spotting its tree-dwelling residents! While you are there, take the opportunity to pick up some art pieces as Ubud is known for its art and traditional craft.
Relaxation abounds at Bali’s spas, with opulent body treatment and stunning vibes to match! If anything, Bali has always been a popular choice amongst Singaporeans because of its proximity to Singapore. If flying to Bali is in your vacation plans, we have an enticing offer for you to experience a splendid beach and resort vacation!
Look out for promotions and snag the best fare deals when you book your flight tickets to Bali at the Singapore Airlines Time to Fly Travel Fair happening from 3 to 5 November 2023.
2. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
There’s no place in Southeast Asia like Vietnam. Its unique and storied history, melting pot of a metropolitan capital, and a range of cuisine delights have made it an unmissable destination.
Ho Chi Minh City, its capital, is bustling and teeming with popular tourist spots and hidden gems that reward the most patient visitors. It’s no secret that, if you want the best food the city has to offer, it’s preferred to eat by the roadside–either at the colourful Vĩnh Khánh street, which offers a mouth-watering selection of seafood, or among the travelling grilled meat trolleys on the streets of Trần Khắc Chân.
Once you’ve chowed down to your heart’s content, you can head to one of the city’s many craft beer pubs or specialised coffee joints. To make the search easier, go to East West Brewery, where you can find an amazing selection of local and imported craft beers. Its owner hails from Portland, Oregon–which has been known as the craft beer capital of the world–and you can be rest assured that he knows what he’s doing with its regularly-rotating menu of pints. For a unique local pick, they offer the Saigon Rose, a fruity craft beer perfect for a relaxing afternoon in-between shopping.
If you spot a Cộng Cà Phê outlet, you know that you’re in the hands of pure coffee experts, with its ubiquitous presence across the city (they have 18 outlets in Ho Chi Minh alone!).
The best part about Vietnam: it won’t cost an arm and a leg to get you there. Not when you can get a deal with the Singapore Airlines Time to Fly Travel Fair at Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre!
3. Seoul, South Korea
Of course, who can forget Seoul? The beating heart and, yes, soul of South Korean culture–from royal history to the modern-day Hallyu wave–is a destination of wonders for so many Singaporeans.
There are the iconic sights like the Gyeongbokgung Palace, where you can immerse yourself in the heritage of the Joseon dynasty, along with Hanbok costumes that you can try for a unique photo-op.
Seoul, being the entertainment capital of Asia, is where you’ll be able to attend K-pop concerts and festivals–a huge plus if you always miss out on tickets whenever these artists sell-out shows in Singapore.
At Myeongdong, you’ll be able to feast on famous Korean delicacies as you walk through its streets, where you can also find riches of beauty products that are more affordably-priced, compared to the pricey imports you find at local retailers. If you want to spend your night at a more trendy and colourful location, head over to Ikseon-dong, where hip new cafes take residence alongside age-old businesses.
During its winter season–from December to March–you can try your hand at skiing at Seoul’s Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort, which is most famously the closest resort to the city.
Some quiet time away from the city–without the hassle of long-haul travel–can be done on the Korea Wine Train, where you can find bottomless servings of wine before heading to the city of Yeongdong for a quick day-long escapade.
As you can imagine, Seoul is immensely popular amongst Singaporeans, so finding the right price for a flight from Singapore can feel like a heavy task in itself. At the Time to Fly Travel Fair, keep an eye out for fare deals to Seoul and secure your tickets to the popular city. You can also redeem a New Yorker Luggage when you book your travels with Citi Mastercard (with a minimum spend) at the Singapore Airlines Time to Fly Travel Fair.
4. Hong Kong
Through tides of cultural changes and historical shifts, Hong Kong has remained steadfast as a proud city in Asia. If you’ve ever visited the place, you’ll know that Hong Kong can be glitzy, but with a raw edge in its neighbourhoods, and that both locals and tourists adore that rare balance.
A place like Victoria Peak will afford you a panoramic view of the city, and you can see that brilliance in all its shades. An alternative would be Braemar Hill, which offers multiple view spots–you can find them along your hiking trail there.
In Singapore, we do not lack dim sum hotspots, but in Hong Kong, you’re getting a slice of local cuisine heaven that you can only get there. Put aside the Tim Ho Wans and Crystal Jades–those institutions have earned their flowers for a reason, but you’ll get a full-bodied experience visiting long-running dim sum restaurants like Spring Moon, Dim Dim Sum, and Ming Court. Each of these restaurants are headed by industry veterans, and they have served locals well for decades.
Hong Kong’s arts and culture is rich and diverse, and you can find a peek of it at The Mills, a veritable arts hub where you can view the works of legendary and contemporary artists.
Being a simple four-hour flight away, Hong Kong offers Asian heritage with a quick and fuss-free trip. Book tickets at the Time to Fly Travel Fair and enjoy fare promos and perks! You can redeem a New Yorker Luggage when you book your flight tickets with Citi Mastercard (with a minimum spend) at the travel fair, while stocks last!
5. Perth, Australia
When it comes to Australia, its star cities are characterised by its local cultures: Melbourne with its bustling arts capital, while Sydney possesses the country’s most famous landmarks.
Perth, however, is where you find a thriving habitat for the world’s most unique wildlife. There, you can visit the AWQA, also known as the Aquarium of Western Australia, where you will be able to come face-to-face with giant sharks, turtles, stingrays, and a natural collection of aquatic species that range from familiar faces to rare creatures you can only find there.
Offshore, there’s Rottnest Island, which is a simple boat ride away from the metropolitan city. While you can find a peaceful population of quokkas scurrying across its large grounds, this is the place in Perth for fun-filled picnics and leisurely hikes.
Within the city of Perth, however, you can also find tranquility at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, where it plays host to over 3,000 species of unique flora.
As you decide which city in Australia fits your holiday itinerary, don’t ponder too long–the Time to Fly Travel Fair is offering tickets to destinations across the world at discounted fares.
6. Paris, France
Whether it be the city of love or city of lights, Paris is everything it’s been made out to be–and more! Its sights alone would already be embedded in your mind–the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe and, of course, the Eiffel Tower–so seeing these remarkable structures up close and personal will be a transformative experience.
While the Notre Dame Cathedral is still undergoing reconstruction, following its unfortunate fire incident in 2019, you’ll be able to visit Sainte Chapelle, which is just a short walk away. The lines are long, but once you’re in, you’ll be spellbound by its collection of stained-glass art and life-sized architecture.
Another place worth travelling to is the Palace of Versailles, a historic landmark that offers a tour of its palace grounds and royal garden.
If you need to visit one restaurant with authentic French cuisine, make it Le Bouillon, where you can tuck into an old-fashioned Parisian brunch meal in the morning or taste different types of wine at night.
Paris is both tourist-friendly and replete with hole-in-the-wall establishments if you have enough time to search for them.
It’s most advisable to free up time in your itinerary for at least a week in Paris. Make the planning easier by booking your flights at the Time to Fly Travel Fair with great fares, so that you can focus on perfecting your itinerary.
7. New York, USA
If Paris is reputed for being the city of lights and the city of love, New York completes the trifecta by being the city of dreams. You’ll find that what Alicia Keys sang about in ‘Empire State of Mind’ is not just accurate–it’s embellished on its concrete pavements and supersized billboards.
The city–while known for its thriving nightlife, cultural harbours, and endless offering of activities–became what it’s known for thanks to its strong communities, among them generations of Americans who’ve descended from migrants from all over the world.
This has resulted in New York being a food paradise. Sure, you can find a robust pizza joint at every corner, and most of them will provide you with tasty slices. But its bodegas are where you can get the freshest sandwiches and bagels–roast beef, salmon, cream cheese–and they’re also stunningly affordable.
Immerse yourself with culture: you can easily get tickets to a Broadway (or off-Broadway) show on an afternoon, while you can reserve a table at the legendary Blue Note jazz club for a night of enrapturing melody.
For a nice, long stroll, you can opt for the Coney Island Boardwalk or, if you’re willing to go the distance, the iconic Brooklyn Bridge.
New York feels worlds away, but it doesn’t have to be. Not when Singapore Airlines will make your trip easier (and less taxing on your budget) with tickets at the Time to Fly Travel Fair, where you can find discounted fares, and redeem a New Yorker Luggage when you book your flight tickets with a Citi Mastercard (with a minimum spend, while stocks last).
8. Brussels, Belgium
Let’s whisk you away to the heart of Europe, to a city that often flies under the radar but is nothing short of enchanting – Brussels, Belgium. With Singapore Airlines expected to launch non-stop flights between Singapore and Brussels from April 2024, it will make it the airline’s return to the Belgian capital for the first time in more than 20 years.
A must visit is the Grand-Place, the city’s Town Hall and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998. Many travellers have visited this spot due to its historical significance, ornate designs and original beauty – the place hasn’t changed much since the late 17th century! The best thing to do at the square? Stop by a café, order a plate of moules-frites (mussels and fries), the go-to dish in the city, and watch the world go by.
Next activity on the list? Checking out one of Belgium’s most famous exports: chocolate. Stroll along cobbled streets and discover artisanal shops serving up pralines and truffles that have been crafted to perfection. One of the most famous shops has got to be Artisan Chocolatier Mary with the original boutique on Rue Royale, with hand-rolled truffles and pralines for visitors to sample.
The blend of old-world charm and contemporary is the best way to describe Brussels.
Secure your flight tickets from Singapore to Brussels, with Singapore Airlines. The launch of non-stop flights between the two cities will certainly make your dream European getaway more accessible than ever before.
Here, we’ve covered some of the bucket list destinations that you should cross off your list at least once in your life. However, there’re even more places to discover and explore and they will all be available for you at the Time to Fly Travel Fair 2023, happening at Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre (Halls 405 & 406) from 3 to 5 November 2023, 10:00am to 10:00pm.
For travel fair attendees who book their flights at the event–and, importantly, with a Citi Mastercard – you will receive a free New Yorker Luggage (with a minimum spend). There are limited redemptions, so plan out your travels and book your flights at the event to secure the free luggage.
The deals do not stop there. If you can’t make it to the travel fair happening from 3 to 5 November 2023, simply enrol and use your Citi Mastercard for your flight bookings on the Singapore Airlines Website and/or SingaporeAir Mobile App and you can redeem an American Tourister Argyle Spinner 68/25 Luggage with a minimum spend of S$2,000. While stocks last too, valid from 3 November 2023 to 31 December 2023.
How to enrol? Send an SMS to 72484 in this format using your mobile number registered with Citi: CITISQTTF<space>Last 4 digits of your eligible Citi Mastercard number (e.g. CITISQTTF 1234).
Not a Citi Cardmember yet? Sign up for the Citi PremierMiles Card and you can get to enjoy a variety of perks. First - earn up to 1.2 Citi Miles per S$1 local spend and 2 Citi Miles per S$1 foreign currency spend. Next – your Citi miles never expire so you can redeem and use them whenever you want.
And the best part? Receive an exclusive welcome gift of up to 30,000 bonus Citi Miles (equivalent to return flight tickets on Singapore Airlines Economy Class from Singapore to Bangkok) when you successfully apply for a Citi PremierMiles Card. Apply now and get ready to embark on your next getaway! T&Cs apply. Applicable for new Citi Credit Cardmembers only.
With your luggage, flights, and travel itinerary all settled, there’s only one thing left to do: time to fly. Happy travels ahead!
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