Singapore is called the “Lion City” for a reason. Its prosperity is known everywhere in the world and has become the go-to place for Filipinos to soak in the sights and culture, shop for tech stuff and luxury pieces, and, of course, go on an epic food trip!
If it’s your first time in Singapore, it can get overwhelming to know what to do, and how you can stretch your budget out so you won’t miss out on the full experience. Pay your way through Singapore’s must-see shops, attractions, and dining spots using your GCash, just like how you would do it in the Philippines–no need to pay extra fees for foreign exchange on your credit card, and you don’t need to bring too much cash around with you. Stay safe while having fun in these spots–they all accept GCash!
Gardens by the Bay
You can’t go to Singapore and not see their iconic Gardens by the Bay. Smack in the middle of the bustling city is this world-famous nature park, with three waterfront gardens to marvel at Bay East Garden, Bay South Garden, and Bay Central Garden. It will amaze you what man—and a ton of city planning!-can do!
While Singapore is quite small, several attractions are within walking distance of one another, it’s okay to hail a taxi and rest up. ComfortDelGro is the largest taxi company in the country—spot the blue or yellow taxi. When you see the Alipay+ in taxi (#FindThePlus), you can #PayWithGCash!
Changi Airport Group
Singapore’s airport is a treat—with its butterfly gardens and waterfalls, it’s a destination on its own! Add to that the varied array of retail stores, from luxury brands to Singaporean treats, all under one roof… and duty-free!
Buying pasalubong is a Filipino trait—you can’t meet up with friends and family after a trip without a little gift for them! Eu Yan Seng is famous for its gift hampers that are all about good health and wellness. Give gifts like Bird’s Nest, Lingzhi, Cordyceps, and more that promote a healthy body, mind, and spirit!
Found also in the Singapore Changi Airport’s arrival and departure areas is SHILLA Duty Free which is a haven for skin care and cosmetics obsessed. Time to try that skincare and makeup routine you’ve always wanted for the best prices possible!
Paragon Shopping Center
Located on Orchard Road, one of Singapore’s most established shopping and tourism districts, find your favorite brands to spoil yourself with some fashion items from Moschino, Gucci and The Hour Glass.
Bee Cheng Hiang
Taste authenticity with Bakkwa made from all-natural ingredients at Bee Cheng Hiang. When you dine, appease your palates with Mozzarella Katsu, DIY Sliders. Pair your Bakkwa with different wines from Bordeaux. You can also take home different delicacies such as pork and fish floss, rolls and sausages.
While walking around the streets of SG, you’ll spot a green cake and wonder what it is. The famous green cake originated from Bengawan Solo, a cake shop that’s been around for ages. Light, fluffy, and familiar to the taste of Filipinos, the green cake is made out of pandan and coconut milk—it will be love at first bite.
Coco Veggie Nyonya Cuisine
Even non-vegetarians will enjoy the tasty delights of Coco Veggie Nyonya Cuisine, where you’ll find locals and tourists alike eating together because it’s just that good. Nyonya cuisine is a combination of the cooking influences of different cultures—Chinese, Malay, Javanese, South Indian, and more—all in one dish. Doesn’t that sound like quite the experience?
Try out exceptional specialty coffee at Huggs to recharge on your journey. One of Singapore’s largest hometown coffee brand since 2008, Huggs enables digital ordering and Alipay+ payments to provide more convenience to travellers through a digital native experience.
Your Singaporean food trip is incomplete if you don’t head over to JUMBO Seafood, the home of the award-winning chili crab! They only serve the freshest seafood cooked just the way you want it. Visit their flagship store to see where they began, or visit the nearby outlet—you won’t regret it!
Malaysian Food Street at Resorts World Sentosa
Malaysia and Singapore have a shared history together, with Singapore separating from Malaysia in the 1960s. The countries are beside each other, and the Malaysian influence can still be felt in Singapore, as seen through different tourist spots like Malaysian Food Street. You can also satisfy your cravings with other options at Resorts World Sentosa such as table65, OSIA, Syun, Ocean Restaurant, Curate, and Feng Shui Inn.
It’s always a sweet time when you eat at Swensen’s! From their famous ice cream shaped into fun, savory delights (read: ice cream inside, looks like fried chicken on the outside!) to savory food like burgers and rice meals, you won’t run out of options here.
Old Chang Kee
Locals have enjoyed the authentic hot snacks of Old Chang Kee since 1956—that’s 66 years of their famous curry puff, traditional street food, and breakfast sets. If you want the true taste of Singapore, this should make it on your list!
Pay with GCash
Pay your way through these places with GCash which is now available in over 1 million Alipay+ merchants across Asia and in key countries including Singapore, Japan, South Korea and Malaysia. GCash is the way to control your budget when you’re outside the Philippines—enjoy real-time forex, zero service fees and get access to exclusive deals all inside the app!
Simply look for the Alipay+ sign and you can pay with GCash! After logging into the GCash app, select the QR or PayQR button at the bottom of the screen. Scan the merchant’s QR code, check the amount, then click Pay to see the receipt. No more traveling with large sums of money—you get to travel light and get deals and discounts from different places, but with the same payment. Go with Gcash!
To learn more about paying with GCash in Singapore, tap the “A+ Rewards” page in the app and select Singapore as your destination.