You can still go on a National Day staycation – here’s what we recommend
Despite the Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) restrictions, you can still enjoy a staycation over the National Day long weekend. Just remember to keep to the rule of two per room, unless you are all from the same household.
Fly-bys, fireworks and free time – these are just a few of the things we love about National Day. And with Singapore’s 56th birthday right around the corner, there is no better excuse to book a staycation, preferably close to the National Day Parade at the Marina Bay Floating Platform. The parade is still likely to go ahead, albeit on a different scale.
(Editor's note: This story was first published before the announcement on the postponement of NDP.)
Still, appealing staycay options abound across the city. These include the Mandarin Oriental Singapore, PARKROYAL Collection Marina Bay and Fairmont Singapore, all of which will place you close to the National Day action. While dining-in is not allowed at the moment, you are welcome to enjoy room service. And do note that a maximum of two people are allowed in each room, though exceptions will be made for individuals who are all from the same household, subject to the room’s maximum capacity.
From now till Aug 31, the Mandarin Oriental Singapore is offering its Deluxe rooms for S$309 per night on weekdays and S$369 on weekends. The room package comes with a buffet lunch for two from Melt Cafe, early check-in and check-out (subject to availability), and two additional privileges of your choice. These might include daily breakfast or a room upgrade when you sign up for its Fans of M.O membership programme.
At the equally swanky Fairmont Singapore just down the road, a night in a Fairmont Room will set you back S$489 per night. If you want a room with a view of the fireworks, add S$200 to that bill. But book at least 72 hours in advance, and you enjoy a special rate of S$391. Optional a la carte breakfast from Prego is priced at S$39 per person. These rates are valid from now till Aug 9.
For a guaranteed view of the fireworks, book a room at PARKROYAL Collection Marina Bay (prices start from S$715 per night for two adults and two children under 12), which comes with daily buffet breakfast for two from Peppermint restaurant and S$50 in-room dining credits.
Away from the vicinity of the Parade, the heritage Warehouse Hotel along Havelock Road is offering a pair of bespoke cocktails when you stay in one of its River View Lofts. Other alluring packages include a 3D2N Warehouse Staycay, which comes with daily breakfast, S$80 worth of dining credits and two cocktails of your choice. Among the leisurely activities to enjoy in and around the hotel are strolls down Robertson Quay.
At Sofitel Singapore City Centre, Staying For Good refers to a 2D1N stay for couples (starting from S$409) in a luxury room that comes with breakfast, afternoon tea and merchandise created by the Autism Resource Centre for your keeping. The languorous afternoon tea features quintessential French favourites and classic treats with a local twist. Think salted gula Melaka macarons, pandan coconut scones and sambal salmon rolls with caviar.
Should you choose to stay at Hotel G Singapore, you can enjoy a Slay, Stay and Play package that includes an upgraded night’s stay in its king-bedded Great Room and a National Day meal courtesy of 25 Degrees Burger & Liquor Bar. For the occasion, the restaurant has created The Satay Burger, featuring chargrilled chicken, fresh Japanese cucumber and red chillies. Guests also get to take home a swag bag filled with products from local skincare brands like Sigi Skin.
Meanwhile, along the Orchard Road stretch, Grand Hyatt Singapore is offering 15 per cent discounts off stays for bookings from Jul 31 till Sep 30.