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The Best Batam Deals in Singapore

Batam is a popular tourist destination island located to the south of Singapore.  One can easily travel to Batam by ferry and do a day or overnight trip.  Known for sight-seeing, temples, shopping, and beach resorts, Batam is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of Singapore for some rest & relaxation.

As a matter of fact, there is not a better way to spend a weekend in Southeast Asia.  Actually, there is ONE better way, and that is to get the a travel package and deal to Batam to save some of your hard earned cash!  Stay on top of the numerous ferry + Batam Resort packages that come out every day from the top deal sites in Singapore to ensure that you enjoy your trip at the best price possible.

2D1N King Hotel with Buffet Breakfast

Brand New Hotel Batam: 2D1N King Hotel with Buffet Breakfast + 2-Way Ferry Tickets and Transfers + Seafood Lunch + Shopping Tour and Voucher + 60-Min Massage. Min 2 to Go. Massage Option Available.

“Upon arriving at Sekupang International Ferry Terminal, you will be greeted by the tour guide and escorted to an awaiting air-conditioned bus before proceeding for the One Day Batam City & Shopping Tour”

 

Special Promotion for The Centro Hotel & Residence

$38 For 2D1N Unique Experience @ Uniquely The Centro Hotel & Residence Batam + Tons of Tempting Breakfast + 2 Way Ferry Ticket & Land Transfers + FREE Shopping Shuttle – Top Up For Full Day Guided City & Shopping Tour + Irresistible Seafood Lunch! (Min 2 Pax)

“Before boats and planes, learning about foreign lands was only possible by visiting restaurants like Thai Express or The Rupee Room.”

 

Stay at The Gideon Hotel

73% off Batam: 2D1N / 3D2N Stay at The Gideon Hotel – Includes 2-Way Ferry Ticket + Meals + Massage or Bird’s Nest Soup* + Tour (Min 2 Pax)

“Batam is the nearest vacation spot for you to replenish yourself with loads of shopping, seafood, bird’s nest and massage. Rest within the comfort of Gideon Hotel – a new hotel built to attend to every tourist’s needs with provided amenities and friendly services – after a day full of bargaining, touring and eating. Grab this DEAL, then your family and friends to go on a happy and fun-filled getaway.”

 

Batam: $39 per pax for 2D1N M-One Hotel

Batam: $39 per pax for 2D1N M-One Hotel Stay with Breakfast + 2 Way Ferry and Land Transfers + More (Worth $115)

“Get out of the daily grind with a quick and fuss-free getaway to nearby Batam, delving into its rich culture and the island’s sandy shores for a day or two of well-deserved relaxation. Get a different kind of working done and work yourself into a shopaholic frenzy, hitting up the local dry markets, megamalls and factory outlet stores.”

 

Centro Hotel Batam

Batam: $39 per pax for 2D1N M-One Hotel Stay with Breakfast + 2 Way Ferry and Land Transfers + More (Worth $115)

“Make a quick escape to the nearby island paradise that is Batam… just a quick ferry ride away! For prices as low as only $38, you can enjoy a refreshing getaway that’s only a stone throw’s distance from home.”

The Best Travel Deals & Discounts from Singapore

Singapore is a great location for exploring South East Asia.  As one of the primary travel hubs in the region, you will have an array of options to choose from.  The first place that comes to mind is Bali, with it’s unique Hindu culture making it quite accessible to visitors.  There are also more far out places for adventurous types, such as Siem Reap in Cambodia or Malaysia Borneo.

Wherever you end up going, Deals Singapore wants to make sure that you get the best travel packages & prices possible.  That is why we have dedicated an entire section of our deal listings to Travel & Vacation deals, and we also have a dedicated sister site Singapore Travel Packages to cater to your needs.  Here are some of the hottest travel destinations in Singapore at the moment with the most competitive prices according to our users.

 

4D3N at Luxurious 4-Star Maritime Park & Spa Resort

Krabi with Flight: 4D3N at Luxurious 4-Star Maritime Park & Spa Resort. Includes 2-Way Air Ticket & Land Transfers + Daily Breakfast + Islands Hopping Tour + City Tour . Min 2 to Go – from all deals asia

“Countless volumes have been written about palm-peppered islands and crystallized beaches, where writers have been waxing lyrical about pillow-plush sand and turquiose clear waters. With so many coastal choices, it is indeed a challenge to pick the perfect stretch of sand to kick off your Sunday shoes and sprawl lazily to soak in the sun.”

 

4D3N Sunset Beach Resort Stay

Phuket: $275 per pax for 4D3N Sunset Beach Resort Stay with Breakfast + SilkAir Flight + Airport Transfer (Worth $388) – from groupon singapore

“Take a moment to luxuriate in pure bliss and tranquility before heading out to explore the sights and sounds of Phuket while relaxing on the sands or take a swim in the well-enclosed bay. When the hunger pangs set in, sate appetites with local favourites such as Green Curry, spicy Tom Yam Goong, pineapple rice and fishcakes.”

 

3D2N Stay at Beijing

56% off China: 3D2N Stay at Beijing – Includes Return Air Ticket by Singapore Airlines + Accommodation at Luxurious Hotel + All Airport Taxes (Min 2 Pax) – from deal.com.sg

“Experience the wonders that China has to offer for a truly cultural and enriching vacation. To kick-start your excursion, pay a visit to the Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China – a must do for all history buffs. The largest and the best-preserved imperial palace complex in the world, the Forbidden City functioned as the administrative center of the country. And your expedition will not be complete without visiting the Great Wall of China, one of the ‘Eight Wonders of the World’ and immersing yourself with its gigantic architectural design.”

 

3D2N DAVAO, PHILIPPINES Crown Regency Residences

50% OFF 3D2N DAVAO, PHILIPPINES Crown Regency Residences via Philippine Air – from street deal singapore

“Living in a congested city can often desensitize a person but while some desire the beauty of nature, staying anywhere that’s not a city is simply unthinkable. With today’s StreetDeal, you can enjoy the best of world when you travel to DAVAO, PHILIPPINES. Known for being a progressive city that is also bountiful in harvest, Davao is a great place for a vacation without completely depriving yourself of the urban luxuries you’ve gotten so used to.”

The Best Buffet Deals in Singapore

Singaporeans are notoriously hard workers, and our active lifestyles make for hungry hungry stomachs.  Couple that with the fact that we always want to save money and that’s why we have our own section for All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Deals, as well as a dedicated sister site for the Best Buffet Deals in Singapore.  Be sure to keep it bookmarked as it is updated daily with the newest and most popular buffet discounts and promotions around town.

So what better way to cap off the day with a discount at an all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant?  Here are a few of the top selling, savory and delicious buffet deals at the moment.

 

Dinner Buffet at Straits Cafe

34% off Only $38.90 for Dinner Buffet at Straits Cafe – Rendezvous Grand Hotel Singapore – Choose from a Sumptuous & Delicious spread with Snow Crabs, Canadian Oysters, Sashimi, Meat Carving Station, popular Durian Pengat, Durian Crepes and more! – from deals.com.sg

“Indulge in a myriad of international dishes at the Straits Cafe @ Rendezvous Grand Hotel. With Salad corners, meat carving stations, oysters, mussels, soup selection and a visually delightful selection of deserts, you would be spoilt for choices.”

 

Oktoberfest Buffet

Oktoberfest Buffet: $25.90 for German Food, Cocktails & Beers at The Gourmands Dining Bar in Clarke Quay (Worth $60) – from groupon singapore

“Welcome in the quiet afternoons or cosy nights with German bites and drinks to satisfy the mind, body and soul. Indulge in a line of German sausages including Bratswurt sausages, white sausages (Weisswurst) and more, as well as buttery mashed potato and German potato salad (otherwise known as (Kartoffelsalat) which will definitely fill tummies.”

 

Spanish Tapas Buffet @ 4 & A Half Gourmand
All-You-Can-Eat Spanish Tapas Buffet @ 4 & A Half Gourmands: Satisfy Your Cravings w/ Tasty Spanish Treats! Located Centrally at Clarke Quay. Foie Gras and Wagyu Beef Cube Option Available – from all deals asia

“Eat till you weep with this all-you-can-eat buffet deal. Satiate your cravings with great savings as you chomp down on the free-flow dishes of Potatas Espanola, Gambas with toasts, Sliced chorizos with toasts, Finger Foods, Olives, Achovy with toasts, and Garlic Mushrooms. Go on a date with your loved one and try out the optional add-on of eat-all-you-can Foie Gras and Wagyu Beef Cubes. ”

Bonus: Check out a full review of 4 & a half gourmands written by one of our users!

 

Thai Buffet Dinner at Suan Thai

Somerset: Only SGD15 for Ala-Carte Thai Buffet Dinner at Suan Thai [Valid Daily] – from street deal singapore

“Be bowled over by the sheer volume and variety of the buffets at Suan Thai restaurant. An award-winning restaurant at Somerset, their buffet has a luxurious spread of thai fare, from Pan-fried King prawns cooked on the spot to Deep fried whole fish. Get some sticky mango rice, and finish with a red ruby from the dessert counter.”

Bonus: Check out a full review of this Suan Thai buffet written by one of our users!

 

SUPPER BUFFET @ Bayfront SteamBoat

BESTSELLER: $15 ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SUPPER BUFFET @ Bayfront SteamBoat, Gardens By The Bay – Inclusive of FREE FLOW Soft Drinks – from voucherlicious

“With an array of favourite gastronomic delights to choose from, one is spoilt for choice as the quality cuts and delicious bites are available for picking. Delicious marinated meats, savoury seafood and mains like fried rice and bee hoon waits as you make your way down the line.”

 

Singapore Daily Deal Review – Fern & Kiwi

50% off Fern & Kiwi: $10 for $20 Cash Voucher for Food Items at Fern & Kiwi, Clarke Quay – Use Unlimited Vouchers Per Bill & Enjoy Mouth-Watering Dishes Like Oysters, Mussels, Pork Belly, Ribs, Beef & Many More!

Fern & Kiwi is a Clarke Quay restaurant that sits breezily along the river’s glitzy, touristy main watering hole. It aspires to embody everything New Zealand, from its national symbols, sports, and uh, cuisine, whatever New Zealand food is supposed to be. After dining at this blissfully nationalistic establishment, I’m sorry to say I’m still none the wiser as to what Kiwi food is, besides nebulous generalizations like indistinct at best and disappointing at worst.

A quiet evening with lovely ambience, and the promise of delicious food.

A quiet evening with lovely ambience, and the promise of delicious food.

I guess if I was forced to conjure a description of ethnically Kiwi food based on my experience at Fern & Kiwi, I would go with Western with delusions of fusion – the restaurant has a heavily meat-centric menu (all good, in my book. It only tastes good if it bleeds sums up my food philosophy) with seafood and pizza thrown in for good measure. But at almost $20 a starter, $10 a side and $30 to just under $50 mains, that certainly made me feel slightly queasy.

That being said, if the food was worth the price tag, I would definitely find myself returning. For a quiet afternoon, a small gathering with friends, or a romantic night out (I could easily envision a girl being impressed with fancy restaurant prices and the fancy restaurant that came with them) it was perfect.The dining area upstairs had large windows framing lush, street side greenery, and  letting in lots of natural light into the spacious interiors. The tables were dabbed with small, classy touches, like white table linen, flowers, and complemented with wood paneled walls adorned with themed abstract art.

Keeping it classy at Fern & Kiwi.

Keeping it classy at Fern & Kiwi.

I was equipped with a $40 voucher dining deal (which I paid $20 for), and I figured that would trim down the bill somewhat significantly. The dinner party comprised a friend of mine, me, and my husband. We had had a late tea shortly before so we ordered food to share – a Crusty Cheese Loaf, a cauliflower gratin, a main course of Classic Pork Spare Ribs and my fine dining staple, truffle fries. Truthfully I am in search of the perfect truffle fry, and once I catch a whiff of the oil wafting out of the kitchen, the impulse to order it is a purely physical reaction.

The Crusty Cheese Loaf - simple and good.

The Crusty Cheese Loaf – simple and good.

First to arrive was the Crusty Cheese Bread which was described as a freshly baked “Vienna cheese and garlic loaf” with “whipped garlic butter, olive oil and sea salt”. And it was all of those things. The texture was light and fluffy, and the bread pulled apart gently and easily, as if it was baked two minutes prior to serving.

Classic Spare Ribs with Fries. The fries were the better half - a carnivore's tragedy.

Classic Spare Ribs with Fries. The fries were the better half – a carnivore’s tragedy.

The ribs soon followed, served with a side of “rustic, hand cut ‘lady claire’ potato fries”, for we all know that the best potatoes are named after people, and the upper crust of that cohort are named after nobles. The fries were good, served in nice chunks of universal appeal. The Classic Pork Spare Ribs, however, was merely a pretender to the throne – baked in honey, hoisin and orange glaze, I highly doubt the pedigree of the dish and its classicalness. The meat was tender, but was sadly outstripped by the cloying sweetness of the glaze, and the Asiatic notes of hoisin, when doused disproportionately in honey, ring too close to US Chinese take-out.  And at ~$35 a plate, I expected something a whole lot closer to unadulterated yum.

 

Cauliflower gratin - Something I Would Eat.

Cauliflower gratin – Something I Would Eat.

The cauliflower gratin with Upper Moutere cheddar performed more solidly, but frankly speaking I can’t say I was expecting a whole lot from cauliflower, but it made the prospect of eating something good for you at least somewhat enticing, which I suppose passes for success in the vegetable arena.

And finally, my resident truffle fries review. At first I couldn’t tell the difference between the truffle fries and the regular (but delicious) ones. Only occasionally when the stars aligned were the fries adequately baptized with truffle seasoning and worth remembering; subtly and deliciously flavored, with crisp, generous wedges of potato with the privilege of playing conduit to this perfection. But I would take this with a pinch of salt, however, as I only had maybe three to five truly truffle fries spread out through a serving of normal ones that I diligently worked through.

 

NZ beer - it's just beer.

NZ beer – it’s just beer.

According to my husband, the NZ beer was just what it professed to be, stark, modest, and naturally brewed, and nothing much to write home about. The service, however, was pretty abysmal even by Singapore standards. Water took ages to be served, and when it was, they forgot to mention it was $12 a bottle, I suppose it just slipped their mind. Perhaps it’s just too classy a place for me – maybe the patrons who aren’t clutching dining deals have too much money to notice the price, the poor service or the lack of (justifiably significant) quality. I had expected a Kiwi restaurant to feel more like New Zealand – pleasant, laid-back, presented with fresh, unpretentious food, but perhaps it’s my fault; I should have known better than to trust a predominantly European country with fusion.

Rating: 3/5 stars

This daily deal review was posted by Janice

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Best Restaurant Buffet Deals in Singapore – July 2013 Edition

Planning to arrange for a dinner or lunch get together with friends? As you search through various restaurants and food joints to make it an enjoyable experience, that too without burning your pockets badly, know that there are some deals and vouchers available to make the process exciting and enticing for you. Some of the prominent restaurant buffet deals that are exceptionally good and lip smacking are provided here to help you decide better.

bigdeal-seafood-buffet-deal

Big Deal brings for you a lucrative scope of savoring the best of seafood items at the recognized restaurant of The Orange Lobster at Orchard Central. Get to enjoy their A La Carte Buffet for an amazing rebate rate of $26.50 instead of the usual price rate of $70.62. Gorge on the unlimited all you can eat buffet of sea food at this award winning lobster porridge signature restaurant that makes eating out pocket-friendly and within budget limits. To avail this food deal at its best, you need to make prior appointment and reservation with the restaurant through voucher redemption process. Applicable on all days for both lunch and dinner, you can even get to avail unlimited vouchers as per its validity and availability.

As per the terms and condition of this deal, you cannot exchange or intermix it with any other options available in the restaurant. Moreover, once the voucher is redeemed, there is no scope for cancellation later. From appetizers to desserts and mouthwatering dishes, here is your excellent opportunity to savor the best platter of seafood items in low rates.

dealguru-sg-japanese-buffet-deal

If Japanese cuisine is your choice of food to satisfy your taste buds, then Deal.com.sg has the right deal variety for you to check out. Just for $29.90, you will be allowed to a lip smacking and tantalizing Ala Carte Buffet of Japanese dishes at the KOME. From the diversities of Salmon Sashimi, tempura prawns to soft shell crabs, you will get it all here in this unbeatable low cost that is hard to miss. Adding more joy to this deal, you can bring your below 3 years kid also for a free-dine facility.

Open for buffet of two hours, this voucher can be redeemed as per the rules of the deal which states that this voucher is not applicable on weekends and other public holidays. In case of wastage of food, you will also get charged of $5 fine against each 100 gram of food.

streetdeal-korean-buffet-deal

Thirdly there is the food deal from StreetDeal where 2-in-2 Korean food buffet is served for only $16.99. Including delectable dishes such as the roaster and ginseng chicken, steamboat, shark fin soup, scallop chicken rice, fresh bird nest beancurd and chili crab, this deal is available everyday till 6am and is also inclusive of taxes.

You need to, however, reserve your deal in the restaurant in advance as it is existing only on the basis of availability. With this voucher redemption, you can utilize it for two people at a time only even though it is available unlimited for gift purpose.

Buffets not your cup of tea?  Find many more dining deal options that allow you to try the many delicacies Singapore has to offer!

Landscape Lookout – Daily Deal Sites in Singapore – July 2013 Edition (part I of III)

As a frequent buyer of daily deal discounts, I figured it would be helpful to give others a periodical profiling of the various daily deal sites that are in Singapore, their status, and the quirks of the offerings that they present.  At the moment, it appear that the daily deal websites in Singapore are undergoing a consolidation, with the number of operations jumping to as high as 72 during the peak of 2010, reducing to 39 in 2011, and even less so in present day.

all deals asia singapore

AllDealsAsia – The most interesting part about All Deals Asia is that they are an aggregator first, but also offer a healthy diet (usually 200+) of their own deals.  They have a strong diversification of their deals and are particularly strong in the food & restaurant deals and short destination travel daily deals to Batam & Bintan.  Since inception in 2010, they have undergone a round of investor funding already so they definitely have some staying power in Singapore’s Daily Deals industry.

best bargain singapore

Best Bargain – Established in 2012, Best Bargain is a relative newcomer to the Singapore daily deals marketplace.  However, at 300+ deals strong, they’re certainly looking to make a big splash.  With the major competitors already established since early 2010, it’ll be hard for Best Bargain to break into the market.  However don’t count them out as they’ve certainly been able to source some quality deals so far; with the right marketing strategy, they could climb right into the upper echelon in Q3/Q4 of this year.

Plus big deal singapore

Plus! BigDeal – These guys are a subsidiary of NTUC Link who run a successful consumer loyalty program in Singapore.  They are experts when it comes to knowing what makes consumers tick so they definitely have that aspect of their business locked down.  Like many daily deal sites in SG, BigDeal serves up deals in abundance, usually close to 200 to be exact.  They have been around for awhile but haven’t changed much, so it certainly looks like their website is due for an overhaul sometime soon.

deal guru sg

Deal.com.sg – Outside of Groupon SG, perhaps one of the most successful if not the most successful daily deals site operating out of Singapore is deal.com.sg operated by DealGuru holdings.  In 2012 they held the largest share of the group buying market and with the heated competition in 2013, will be hard pressed to repeat the same feat again.  Thus far this year, the number of offerings from them has decreased to an average of 150, but the quality and usefulness of their deals remain high.  They have been particular strong through the years with their dining discount deals, and this has lead them to branch out to other services such as Dealivery. Deal.com.sg is also looking to expand their deal empire to Malaysia with MyDeal.com.my, a successful daily deal spin-off.

What are your experiences with the daily deal sites mentioned above?  Have you bought something from them and were happy?  unsatisfied?  Feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comments discussion!

Join us next week as we look at 4 more daily deal companies: the sleeping giant Groupon Singapore, medium sized players JuzToday & MoxDeals, and small upstart ShoppeTreatz.

The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of Deals-Singapore or any of its associated entities.