14 January 2015

SG50 Offers - Celebrating the Year with the Nation

It is the 50th year of Singapore's independence. That's half a century of nation building. It's quite an achievement to have come so far.

Bloomberg recently listed the Top 100 ideas of the century and "Singapore" was strangely listed as one of those ideas!

At #71, Bloomberg highlighted Singapore's growth of 1356% in GDP per capital over that 50 years while the world grew 146% and the US at 96%. World #1 in ease of doing business, #2 in shipping container traffic per capita, #2 in global competitiveness, #4 in financial centre, #3 in science scores, #2 in maths score and #3 in reading scores. Fascinating.

I guess there is much to be thankful for, even as we deal with new challenges moving forward, re-calibrating from a growth-at-all-cost model to one that seeks to find the right balance.

So let's celebrate SG50 with the nation. I came across a few offers for this year long celebrations. I thought I might start collecting the list of offers for reference. Here goes ...
Pan Pacific Hotel. Staycation package with breakfast and S$50 credits thrown in.

Wildlife Reserves Singapore. For the price of 1 usual ticket, residents can sign up for Feather Friends Membership to visit Jurong Bird Park for a year unlimited.

Resort World Sentosa. Buy a $5 voucher and be entitled to buy a Day Pass to RWS at $50. Offer available till 18 Feb 2015 only (min 2 to go).
[For a cheesy tale: Weekend at Resort World Singapore (Nov 2010)]
I didn't include those niche offers that are only for newborn and pioneers. The list is kind of short for now. Will add as I find out more over time.

Greatly welcome any information to add to the list.

You may also be interested in this:
Time for Businesses to Celebrate (Singapore Business Review)

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