What’s New In July 2023

This month, commemorate our servicemen with a month-long fiesta of SAF Day deals and events!

By Diana Najm        13 July 2023

The June holidays may be over – but as we enter July, the new happenings in Singapore just don’t stop. There are various things to do around town for the whole family, from a massive food festival in Sentosa, a fun day out for you and your furry friend, and a new Korean mochi doughnut outlet.

Intrigued? Read on for some of our favourite things to do in Singapore in July 2023. 

Things To Do


It’s time to pay tribute to our beloved NSmen at BE@SAFRA: Appreciating NSmen Open House. There’s a month-long line-up of activities and promotions this month, such as the Families For Life Pack Dad’s Field Pack activity. Exclusive to SAFRA members, this scavenger hunt will have the little ones help Dad pack his field pack by hunting for the various cut-out field pack items around our clubs. The first 100 members per club to complete this mission will earn a limited edition army tag personalised with your name and also a club keychain tag!  

If your birthday happens to fall this month, SAFRA has a little something to spice up your special day! SAFRA members born in July will get to redeem a $20 e-voucher (limited to the first 100 members per club). All you have to do is redeem the e-voucher at the Customer Service Counter at any SAFRA club (subject to availability). You can then enjoy a $20 discount at the participating outlets at each club by flashing the e-voucher in your SAFRA app. Make sure to refer to safra.sg/happy-birthday-from-safra to check on the vouchers’ availability.

Not your birthday? Well, you can still get a $20 SAFRA Rewards Voucher by introducing a friend into the SAFRA family by having him sign up for a Principal Membership. Do note that the offer is limited to the first 50 successful referrals at each SAFRA club, and is not valid for sign-up of NS55 complimentary 1-year SAFRA membership. You can find more information at safra.sg/referafriend

There’s also a message board at the atrium of all SAFRA clubs from 1 to 31 July – should you want to leave a heartfelt note for fellow NSmen. 

For more info, visit safra.sg/be@safra-appreciating-nsmen-open-house

Appreciating NSmen Deals

The SAF Day celebrations just got a whole lot more exciting!

For our National Servicemen and women who have given so much for our nation, SAFRA has prepared close to 200 deals partnered with over 160 merchants islandwide in recognition of their service. Some of these deals include exclusive prices at Anderson’s of Denmark and discounted rates when you book a quaint abode at Lazarus Island by Tiny Away Escape. 

From 50% off booking fees at SAFRA club facilities, to 1-for-1 weekend movie tickets at Shaw, there is a cornucopia of sweet goodies, treats and discounts awaiting our frontline defenders! 

Visit safra.sg/from-safra-to-you-10-unique-saf-day-promotions-deals-to-thank-our-nsmen for 10 cannot-miss SAF day promotions and deals.

SAFRA Buddies’ Day Out

SAFRA celebrates National Day this year by partnering with Gardens by the Bay to bring you and your best animal friend a fun day out amongst the greenery.

Set against the beautiful backdrop of Gardens by the Bay, SAFRA Buddies’ Day Out kicks off with an array of pet-friendly activities such as a Scavenger Hunt and Pet Bingo. If your animal buddy is feeling up to it, you can even partake in the Best-Dressed Contest, where your pet struts their stuff on the runway in their most stylish attire. Participants will conclude an already exciting day of activities with a 1km Pet Walk.

What’s more, every registration gets you an exclusive goodie bag, which contains a limited edition souvenir tag, a bandana and much more! 

Oh and one more thing – make sure to catch the fireworks at the Meadows as well as the Mediacorp National Day concert, which will happen after the walk!

#dontsaybojio and join a convivial community of pet parents at one of Singapore’s most beautiful green spaces. 

5 August 2023, 4pm to 6pm , Floral Fantasy at Gardens by the Bay; more info at safra.sg/SAFRABDO23

Be a Changi Millionaire

Do you want to be a millionaire? Well, Changi Airport and Jewel are giving you the chance with their “Be a Changi Millionaire” promotion. Here’s your chance to get up to $1,000 daily cash and other instant prizes with any purchase. But that’s not all – if you’re really lucky, the grand prize is $1 million and a Porsche Macan.

All you have to do is spend $50 in a single receipt at Changi, Jewel, or online at Changi’s e-commerce portal iShopChangi. You can also boost your luck by checking out with Changi Pay when you shop at iShopChangi. That’s not too hard, especially since there are more than 20 new stores, food and beverage outlets, and health and beauty services at Changi Airport and Jewel, including a Beyond The Vines pop-up, DJI’s first Singapore store, and G-Shock Casio. 

Till 31 May 2024, at Changi Airport, Jewel and online at iShopChangi


Skechers Foamies Collection

With the ongoing heat and humidity, sandals seem to be Singaporeans’ footwear of choice. If you’re looking to get a new pair of kicks, Skechers has just expanded their new range of the Skechers Foamies collection that’s both comfortable and stylish at the same time. 

Look out for the new Skechers GOwalk 6™ sandal, now available in four colourways and featuring a contoured Goga Mat footbed and high-rebound Hyper Pillar Technology – this ensures extra support and comfort no matter how long you’re out for. 

The Skechers Foamies range is available at selected Skechers concept stores

Bandai Gashapon

Major Gashapon otakus, this one’s for you. Singapore’s first Gashapon store has finally opened at Nex, featuring 200 collections of figurines and over 300 vending machines.

Not sure how it works? First, you need to get a special token from the machine located at the entrance of the store. You’ll need about 2 to 5 tokens for each machine, depending on which collection you’re making a beeline for – some favourites include Miffy, Sanrio, and Kirby. There’s even a selection of premium gashapons. 

23 Serangoon Central, #03-31 NEX, Singapore 556083 



Love Korean mochi doughnuts, also known as Chapssal doughnuts? You don’t have to travel all the way to Seoul to get your cravings fixed, because Donas8 just opened at Great World, making this street food accessible to all Singaporeans. 

Depending on your taste, you get to choose from 3 types of doughnuts – Chewy Donut, Bombolini, and Twisted Donut. One you can’t go wrong with is the Cinnamon Chewy Donut ($3.20) – the most “authentic” version of the ones you’ll find in Korea. 

1 Kim Seng Promenade, #B1-K122, Great World, Singapore 237994

Ride Side Skate Cafe

Those who say Jurong is “ulu” and boring definitely haven’t been to Ride Side Skate Cafe. It’s a new establishment located right next to Jurong Lake Gardens Skatepark with a skateboard shop, cafe, and even a skateboard bowl. Don’t know how to skate? Don’t worry, simply sign up for one of the lessons held here – there are options for beginners, advanced skaters, and even kids. 

To refuel after your classes, grab a bite at the cafe, with affordable mains such as the Buttermilk Chicken Burger ($9.90) and The Ride Side Melt sandwich ($10.90).

108 Yuan Ching Rd, #01-01 Rainforest Pavilion @ Jurong Lake Gardens, Singapore 619617

Sentosa Food Fest

Sun, sea, and delicious food. Sentosa Food Festival makes its return in the form of a 10-week-long food extravaganza, now on till 17 September 2023. This year, expect 3 exciting events that are part of the food festival – Sentosa GrillFest (7 to 30 July), Sentosa Restaurant Trail (14 to 25 August) and Sentosa Food Truck Fiesta (1 to 17 September).

One event Singaporeans will definitely look forward to is the Sentosa Food Truck Fiesta. Themed after the Grand Prix for the first time, this year’s Sentosa Food Truck Fiesta will feature specially fabricated food trucks, with live music, movie screenings, and an artisanal flea market.

Till 17 September 2023, various locations across Sentosa

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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