Featuring everything from affordable hearty feasts and savoury snacks to free ice cream and beer, plenty of National Day dining promotions await SAFRA members, family and friends. Onward, Singapore!
Free Ice Cream at 929 Desserts & Bites
For anyone looking to satisfy a sweet tooth, a visit to 929 Desserts & Bites is in order. This little dessert shop, which moved from Block 929 in Tampines (yes, from which it got its name) into SAFRA Tampines under a year ago, specialises in Korean and Taiwanese fusion bingsu, along with freshly made buttermilk waffles and ice cream.
From 7 to 20 August, indulge in a red-and-white treat with this National Day promotion. Simply purchase two Red Velvet Waffles and enjoy a scoop of Classic Ice Cream on the house! While Vanilla and Coconut will fit the theme, you’re also welcome to choose other flavours in the Classic range, including Double Chocolate, Mango, and the colourful Tutti Frutti.
More info at safra.sg/promotions/929-desserts-national-day
SAFRA Tampines: 1/A Tampines Street 92, #01-17
10% Off National Day Set at Heavenly Wang
If you happen to be near the SAFRA clubhouses at either Mount Faber or along Punggol Waterway from now till 31 August, then drop by Heavenly Wang for a taste of home. Besides the classic Singaporean breakfast of kopi with soft-boiled eggs and kaya toast, or even hearty halal mains such as Bibik’s Mee Siam, Ibu’s Mee Rebus and Nasi Lemak Kukus, SAFRA members can also enjoy 10% off the National Day set.
At just $5.90 after discount, it pairs a serving of Hae Bi Hiam Thick Toast together with a glass of Cold Barley. Bite into crisp thick toast with a generous sprinkling of house-made spicy dried shrimp on a bed of creamy egg mayo, finished with spring onions and a drizzle of condensed milk. Then wash it down with the ‘cooling’ drink. The perfect nostalgic breakfast or afternoon snack!
SAFRA Mount Faber: 2 Telok Blangah Way, #01-05
SAFRA Punggol: 9 Sentul Crescent, #03-04
$58 Hotpot Promotion at Huo Guo Kung Fu
If you haven’t gotten around to trying the Sichuan-style hotpot restaurant situated within the SAFRA Punggol clubhouse, then this National Day promotion should offer extra motivation. Exclusively from 1 to 15 August, Huo Guo Kung Fu invites SAFRA members to enjoy a mix-and-match hotpot set (worth up to $75++) at the special price of $58++.
Here’s how it works. Firstly, you can choose from a single pot of Collagen, Xiang La or Chicken with Cordyceps soup base. Then, decide on your preferred sliced meat – chicken, mutton or beef, as well as either 6-piece half-shell scallops or 2-piece handmade prawn paste. The set also includes a choice of the restaurant’s popular appetisers, Stir-fry Shredded Potato or Sliced Cucumber in Sweet and Sour Dressing.
SAFRA Punggol: 9 Sentul Crescent, #02-05
Free Ice Cream at Old Habits
Begin your meal with a comforting bowl of mushroom soup, followed by one of the many mainstays that Old Habits’ regular customers swear by. These range from Teriyaki Chicken Thigh Confit Rice Bowl to Chunky Beef Bolognese, which often sells out before the day is over. Other must-tries include the juicy Seasalt Caramel Roast Chicken, as well as Simply Salmon, which pairs pan-seared salmon with spaghetti tossed in spicy belacan chilli paste.
This National Day, SAFRA members who spend $30 enjoy a complimentary single scoop of ice cream to finish your celebration on a sweet note. Options range from Vanilla Bean to Rum and Raisin. Before you leave the homely cafe slightly heavier but happier than when you arrived, browse through the range of vintage collectibles for a blast from the past.
More info at safra.sg/promotions/national-day-promo-@-old-habits
SAFRA Mount Faber: 2 Telok Blangah Way, #01-04
$5 Off at Sakunthala’s Restaurant
Whether you prefer Southern Indian cuisine such as roti prata and mee goreng or Northern Indian fare like garlic naan and butter chicken, you’ll find it all at Sakunthala’s Restaurant. For National Day, sharing dishes to look out for include Crab Masala, Curry Fish Head, Pepper Mutton, Chicken Lollipop and Prawn Curry Leaves.
Situated by the main entrance of SAFRA Mount Faber, it’s a great option for your SG58 celebrations with family and friends. Especially since for one day only on 9 August, you’ll enjoy a $5 discount with a minimum of $50 spent. After fulfilling your taste buds, you can even treat your eyes to the fireworks display from a different vantage point atop Mount Faber Peak or even onboard a cable car!
SAFRA Mount Faber: 2 Telok Blangah Way, #01-07
2 Free Pints at Turandot
With live bands playing every night of the week, Turandot is another choice location for your National Day celebration. The unique menu is a marriage of two halves, so you can order up both classic Western grub and authentic Sichuan eats. How does Black Angus Ribeye with Steak Cut Fries sound alongside Braised Fish with Pickled Cabbage and Preserved Chilli, for example?
Throughout the month of August, be one of the first 50 SAFRA members to chalk up a $100 bill at Turandot. You’ll get to toast to the nation with two free pints of your preferred draught beer – choose from Carlsberg or Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc. And even if you don’t make the cut, don’t worry. Just take advantage of happy hour promotions from 4pm to 9pm daily.
More info at safra.sg/promotions/national-day-promo-@-turandot
SAFRA Mount Faber: 2 Telok Blangah Way, #01-09
1 Dines Free with 3 Paying Adults at Town Restaurant, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
There’s always a good reason to dine at Town Restaurant, not least its idyllic location with the Singapore river as backdrop. Dinner buffets on Wednesdays and Thursdays place the spotlight on seafood, while an al fresco charcoal-grilled barbecue enhances the spread on Fridays and Saturdays. There’s also an indulgent international lunch buffet on Saturdays.
Exclusively on 9 August, experience the ‘Where the River Always Flows’ lunch buffet. Besides savouring the best of local and international flavours, diners also enjoy access to a Local Delights Bazaar, featuring food carts serving nostalgic snacks and refreshments. Afterwards, you can stroll along the waterfront to take in the SG58 festivities and later that evening, the fireworks display.
SAFRA members and servicemen dine for free with three paying adults at selected buffets; more info at safra.sg/promotions/town-restaurant
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore: 1 Fullerton Square, Lobby level
10% Off Buffets at Window on the Park, Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre
The halal-certified lunch and dinner buffets at Window on the Park are popular with Singaporeans from all walks of life. They not only offer good value for money, but the spreads, which showcase a wide range of local, regional and international cuisine, are also popular with young and not-so-young alike.
And this National Day is no different. On 8 and 9 August, the National Day Wok Hei Seafood Buffet pays homage to our local food scene. Expect hawker favourites such as Seafood Hokkien Noodles, Nasi Lemak and Singapore Rojak, as well as iconic ‘national’ dishes including Singapore Chilli Crab, Chicken Rice and Singapore Laksa, just to name a few.
SAFRA members enjoy 10% off lunch and dinner buffets; more info at safra.sg/promotions/window-on-the-park
Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre: 11 Cavenagh Road, Level 2
NSmen, sign up for your complimentary 1-year SAFRA membership and enjoy discounts on dining and shopping purchases at over 1,500 merchant outlets islandwide, as well as members’ rates at more than 45 sports facilities at SAFRA clubs! What’s more, your family can enjoy the privileges too – your 1st dependent pays $10/year, and it’s free for your 2nd dependent onwards. Click here for more details.
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