With Christmas barely over, malls and restaurants have started with the Chinese New Year songs and décor mere days after the Yuletide event.
For those of us that need to dole out red packets, it’s yet another season of spending.
But do not despair for here are some fantastic deals and discounts for your reunion dinners, takeaways, goodies and staycations — so you can still treat your loved ones to a sumptuous meal, use the savings to pack those ang pows and still have some spare cash leftover.
So go ahead, eat well and be merry in this Year of the Pig!
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Free Yusheng and other lip-smacking perks!
Spice(s) up your CNY
Dine at Spices Café, Concorde Hotel Singapore, from 4 February to 6 February 2019 for a Salmon Yusheng with House-made Nonya Sauce platter per table and an additional complimentary serving of Braised Lobster with Baby Abalone, Chinese Mushroom and Broccoli. Valid during the Chinese New Year Eve Reunion or Dinner Buffet. Priced from $72++ per adult. And if you are reading this article on or before 20 January 2019, quickly book and pay to enjoy 18% discount (deposits paid are non-refundable).
“Berry” Good Deal
At Carlton Hotel Singapore’s Café Mosaic, get a “berry” good deal. Enjoy a complimentary platter of Salmon Yu Sheng drizzled in strawberry sauce per reservation for Reunion Dinner on 4 February 2019. The buffet dinner is priced from $88++ per adult. Other items to fill up on include seafood on ice, Ginseng Chicken Broth, Roasted Whole Suckling Pig, and Steamed Seabass Fillet with Nyonya Curry. Oh, and selected credit cardmembers enjoy a 4-for-3 promotion for Chinese New Year Day 1 & 2 Buffet Lunch & Dinner.
Better with Friends
Round up your friends and family, because buffet restaurant Plate at Carlton City Hotel Singapore is offering guests a complimentary platter of signature Classic Abundance Salmon Yu Sheng for dining groups of six persons and above. The reunion buffet, priced from $58++ per adult, runs from 21 Jan to 19 Feb (weekday lunch) and 4-5 Feb (dinner, with one complimentary serving of abalone per diner). Other dishes on the buffet spread include Singapore Chilli Crab with Fried Mantou Buns, Golden Salted Egg Yolk Prawns and more.
Three Times Tasty
On the eve, first, and second days of Lunar New Year, make a beeline for Triple Three at Mandarin Orchard Singapore because yusheng is on the buffet line (buffet priced from $88++ per adult). Toss to good fortune as the dish will be on the lunch and dinner buffet spreads. Other tantalising treats you should also pile on your plate: grilled lobster topped with a decadent layer of salted egg yolk butter sauce (dinner only), Executive Chef Sam Chin’s Nyonya-Spiced Roasted Kurobuta Pork Rack reminiscent of his hometown Penang, and coconut-flavoured jelly in the shape of a Koi Fish.
At Swissôtel Merchant Court, Singapore, individual tables at the Prosperity Buffet at Ellenborough Market Café will get a plate of Salmon Yu Sheng on Lunar New Year eve, 4 February 2019. Prices start from $68++ per adult. Enjoy Peranakan delights as well, such as Ayam Buah Keluak, Nyonya Chap Chye, Babi Pongteh, Kueh Dadar (coconut pancake) and the restaurant’s aromatic signature Durian Pengat.
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Promotions and discounts
Goodies to Chew
In addition to Carlton Hotel Singapore’s exclusive 4-for-3 promotion for Chinese New Year Day 1 & 2 Buffet Lunch & Dinner promotion for selected credit cardmembers, there’s another deal for its CNY goodies. Selected credit cardmembers enjoy 15% off selected Chinese New Year Goodies from 21 January to 4 February 2019. What goodies you ask? Carlton Premium Pineapple Tarts, Carlton Pineapple Tarts, Cornflake Cookies in Jar and Crunchy Coco Pop Cookies. Bye, diet.
At Crystal Jade Dining IN (VivoCity), feast and save if you are a Jadeite member and/or partnering bank cardholder. Order the CNY Set Menu (valid from 21 January to 19 February 2019) and receive cash dining vouchers worth up to $500 (10% of set menu value ordered); or go for the CNY Ala – Carte dishes to enjoy up to 12% discount.
Still can’t get enough of Crystal Jade’s goodies? Jadeite members and/or partnering bank cardholders ordering takeaway items from estore.crystaljade.com (an entire reunion set or addictive Fortune Bo Lo pineapple tarts, anyone?) can enjoy up to 12% discount for online orders till 14 February 2019. Or order from the outlet for the same discount if you missed the last online order date (till 19 February 2019).
Have a Citibank, DBS, OCBC, UOB and/or UnionPay credit card? Enjoy 10% discounts on festive goodies and yusheng takeaways at Peach Garden Chinese Restaurant. Order online via Peach Garden’s E-Shop and in person at Peach Garden restaurants till 19 February 2019 (advance order of three days is required and the last order date is 16 February).
Pro tip: Quickly order your CNY takeaways from Swissôtel Merchant Court, Singapore as you can enjoy 20% discount for orders made before 31 January 2019. Impress your in-laws with the hotel’s Prosperity Kurobuta Pork Yu Sheng, Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng, Braised Buddha’s Temptation Claypot, Chinese Roast Combination Platter and more.
A slew of deals from TungLok Group
Have a MostValuedGuest (MVG) / tunglokfirst card and/or Citi/UOB credit/debit card(s)? Here are some Tung Lok deals to act on now:
- Enjoy 15% off for takeaway Yusheng, Pen Cai and Take-Home Feast orders placed before 20 January 2019. Missed that offer? You can still enjoy 15% off Tung Lok Festive Gifts (Pork Bak Kwa and Nian Gao), available till 19 February 2019.
- Tung Lok members also enjoy dine-in privileges during Eve of and through 15 days of Chinese New Year such as 15% rebate for MVG members and 10% rebate for tunglokfirst members.
- Diners can also receive a complimentary fragrant rice gift pack when they dine in and spend a minimum of $150 in a single receipt before service charge and GST. Or a $50 return visit voucher for every $200 (total bill) spent. These offers are valid from 4 February to 19 February 2019, while stocks last.
Near Celebration Central
Live it up with a staycation at Carlton City Hotel Singapore because it’s got a spacious and chic designer-inspired guest room just walking distance of where all the CNY festivities are at — Chinatown. The “Spring Reunion Getaway” comes with complimentary festive inclusions. The Deluxe Room (from $218++ per room per night) includes complimentary daily buffet breakfast for two persons, non-alcoholic welcome drink at The Trading Floor (lobby level), complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi access, and complimentary usage of handy mobile phone. For stays from 1 to 10 February 2019.
Another option is sister property Carlton Hotel Singapore, priced from $195++ per room per night, which is also near CNY hotspot Chinatown. For stays from 25 January to 17 February 2019.
Room with a View
Enjoy 20% off Best Flexible Rates for direct bookings made on meritushotels.com/marina (Marina Mandarin Singapore). Your room stay also includes complimentary use of handy smartphone as well as Wi-Fi for up to four devices, and the offer is applicable for stays in the modern and elegant Deluxe, Executive Deluxe and Premier Rooms. Booking deadline: 31 January 2019, for stays till 31 March 2019.
From 25 January to 28 February 2019, pamper yourself with the luxuries that Sheraton Towers Singapore’s well-appointed rooms offer. Plus enjoy a complimentary sumptuous breakfast buffet and Cocktail of The Month for two. Room rates start from $260 per night.
Lap of Luxury
Imagine tucking into a breakfast buffet for two at Marriott Cafe, then retreating back to your luxurious Deluxe Room. Your festive staycation at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel includes these and more, plus a $50 Food & Beverage credit. Room rates from $340++ per room per night. Book from now until 10 February 2019, promotional code: YX1.
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