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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.”

 

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

Let’s continue our look at the daily deals sites in Singapore by profiling 4 more today, the sleeping giant Groupon Singapore, medium sized players JuzToday & MoxDeals, and small upstart ShoppeTreatz.

If you haven’t read part I yet, be sure to check it out here.

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Groupon SG – Ah the world dominating Groupon, who hasn’t heard of them?  In fact Groupon is so synonymously known throughout the world that it is often confused with the term “daily deal”…  kinda how people call tissues “Kleenex”, even though the latter is just a brand.  The most interesting fact about Groupon in Singapore is that they actually don’t have as much of a stranglehold on the region as in other parts of the world.  Give local companies such as Deal.com.sg and AllDealsAsia a big pat on the back for the strong competition they have put up, to make the Singapore daily deals industry less of a monopoly.

A strategy that Groupon should employ is to look for other places to market their deals; that is besides putting up expensive billboard signs and TV/radio commercials.  This is one area where some of the smaller players have been able to do better than them – return on investment or what’s referred to as getting the best bang for the buck.

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JuzToday – JuzToday has been around for a while and like Groupon, they suffer from the same problem, just (no pun intended) on a smaller scale.  They have the quality and quantity of deals to compete with other bigger daily deals sites such as Plus Big Deal and Streetdeal, but I just haven’t seen or heard enough about them from the marketing aspect.  Most recently, they’ve opened a JuzMarket section which helps push their ever growing inventory of products deals.  Let’s see if they make that extra marketing push in the 2nd half of 2013 to put them in the upper echelon of daily deal sites in Singapore.

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MoxDeals – One of the many daily deal spin-offs done by Telecom companies, MoxDeals belongs to one of the e-commerce divisions of Aglow Alicom Pte Ltd, based out of Germany.  For the Singapore market, Mox Deals seems to be able to source well for Health & Beauty daily deals.  While MoxDeals will probably never be a regional leader in Singapore, their presence keeps the large daily deal sites honest.  At the same time, MoxDeals seems to be selling a reasonable amount of deals to keep on reaping whatever other beneficial gains they get from running a daily deals division under their telecom empire.

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ShoppeTreatz – ShoppeTreatz is a smaller daily deals site that was started in mid-2012 and on average they have about 20 or so live deals.  Their deals are catered more towards the ladies ranging from spa treatments to Kate Spade handbags.  While the majority of their deals are attractive, I seem to always have trouble loading their web pages quickly.  This kind of user experience will turn off some shoppers so it will pay for them to look into make their website top-notch, to go along with some of their already exciting daily deals.

Join us next week for the last installment of this edition where we’ll review the on-goings of NiceDeal, StreetDeal, Voucherlicious, and Whee!

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.

Coupon-ing: Print or Online?

Since 1987, the US newspaper industry has been in slow decline and most believe it is due to the development of the internet. Even newspapers are creating online editions to keep pace with their readers. As the internet business continues to boom, daily deal websites are becoming the rage. With the group buying phenom hitting nearly every country, print coupons are becoming seemingly obsolete. But, perhaps it isn’t the internet or the daily deal sites making the print coupons obsolete, as it is the print coupons themselves.

One great example of this was I was using a Groupon deal to a local restaurant I had never tried before. I was talking to the owner of the restaurant, asking how successful the Groupon advertising had been for their establishment, and she said over 500 people had dined in as a result of the deal. She went on to say that she recently put a coupon in the local paper for nearly $1,000.00 for a “Buy 1 Dinner, Get 1 Dinner Free” deal. Unsuccessfully, the coupon only brought in about 5 customers, costing her way more than she made.

hong kong print or online couponsEven though the Groupon copy-cat websites may seem to do marginal in comparison with Groupon, they have a larger market share than coupons from the local newspapers. Considering the larger distribution due to e-mail, these deals reach consumers much faster and more frequently. On the other hand, some will argue that almost 60% of consumers mention print coupons as their main source. This could be because consumers are able to purchase more using print coupons. They can visit a grocery store and purchase a weeks worth of groceries, whereas the Groupon deals are aimed at one particular item or service. Additionally, older consumers who are less acquainted with the internet are most likely to stick to their reliable source of coupons – print ads. They are less likely to jump on the technology bandwagon and print out electronic coupons.

There really does not appear to be a real threat to either electronic or print coupons. With the rise of couponing and shows such as “Extreme Couponing”, consumers are more encouraged to reach for their Sunday newspaper to stock up and save on their weekly groceries and personal items, as well as activities and restaurants. On the other hand, with the rise of online deals, other consumers are logging on excessively to anxiously await the next daily deal. In a falling economy, everyone is reaching for deals from wherever they can find them. As deals become available, it seems the source is not that important.