While not everyone may be looking forward to getting older, there is one thing that can make it worthwhile: senior citizen discounts. Thankfully, there are a myriad of perks and deals you can tap on once you become eligible. Check out Homage’s guide to the best senior citizen discounts Singapore has to offer!
Who is eligible for senior citizen discounts in Singapore?
As stated in the Senior Citizen Act of Singapore, anyone who is at least 60 years of age is considered a senior citizen and is eligible for these benefits. While the Act only considers those aged 60 years and above as seniors, certain establishments extend their senior citizen discounts to individuals as young as 55 years old!
Similar to military personnel and healthcare employees, senior discounts are commonly offered as a sign of respect for our elders. After having contributed to society in their own way during their early days, it simply serves as a small token of appreciation for their hard work. Here in Singapore, the elderly are certainly not exempted from these privileges.
From lower-priced telco prices, discounted tickets to popular attractions, and cheaper trips to the grocery stores, here are the best discounts and benefits that can help senior citizens in Singapore stretch their dollar!
On top of a more senior-friendly transport system, elderly adults can enjoy discounted public transportation fares as well. Senior citizens are eligible to apply for a Senior Citizen Concession Card once they are 60 years old, which allows them to enjoy concessionary fares for bus and train services.
Seniors aged 60 years old and above can also make use of a monthly Hybrid Concession Pass (HCP), which costs $64 for one month of unlimited travel on basic bus and train services. Compared to the $128 Adult Monthly Travel Pass (AMTP), seniors can enjoy 50% off on the same transportation privileges.
This pass can be conveniently purchased at any SimplyGo Ticketing Service Centre, ticket office, SimplyGo Kiosk, Assisted Service Kiosk, or via the SimplyGo Portal and SimplyGo app. Simply head to any of the MRT stations or bus interchanges to apply for your card!
To learn more about the senior concession pass and the fare structures, click here.
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Groceries and supermarkets
Some of the country’s biggest grocery store chains, including NTUC FairPrice, Sheng Siong, and Cold Storage, have introduced designated shopping days for seniors along with discounts exclusively for them. By doing so, it reduces crowding at the stores significantly and ensures that the elderly remain safe.
These are the following supermarkets that offer discounts to senior citizens:
|Grocery Store||Senior Citizen Discounts||Additional Info|
|NTUC Fairprice||3% discount on Mondays for Pioneer Generation cardholders||Cardholder must be present to show Pioneer Generation card.|
|2% discount on Tuesdays for senior citizens||Senior shoppers aged 60 years and above must present their NRIC.|
|3% discount for Pioneer and Merdeka Generation||Cardholder must be present to show Pioneer or Merdeka Generation card.|
|Giant Supermarket||4% discount on Tuesdays||Senior shoppers aged 60 years and above must be present to show NRIC upon payment.|
|Prime Supermarket||3% discount on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays|
|4% discount on Tuesdays and Wednesdays||Senior shoppers aged 60 and above must present their NRIC, Pioneer Generation Card, or Merdeka Generation Card.|
Spending limit of $200 per receipt applies.
|Cold Storage||3% discount on Wednesdays|
Pharmacies and health retailers
Pharmacies and health chains in Singapore are also among the many establishments that offer exclusive discounts for seniors. Take a look at the various perks offered by Watsons, Guardian, and Unity Pharmacy!
|Pharmacy & Health Retailers||Minimum Age||Senior Citizen Discounts||Additional Info|
|Watsons||50||All year round:|
- 10% off health products
- 5% off other products
|Flash your Watsons Members Card or e-card at checkout.|
|Unity Pharmacy||60||2% discount on Tuesdays for Senior Citizens||Spending limit of $200 per receipt applies.|
|Pioneer Generation cardholders||3% discount on Mondays and Wednesdays for Pioneer Generation|
|Merdeka Generation cardholders||3% discount on Wednesdays for Merdeka Generation|
|Guardian||50||All year round:|
- 5% off at all Guardian stores
|Applicable for Guardian Golden Senior cardholders.|
From restaurants to casual dining, these are some of the best dining discounts for seniors in Singapore. Please check with the respective merchants on any updated opening hours and promotion details/validity before visiting.
|Restaurant||Min. Age||Senior Citizen Discounts||Valid Days|
|Spices Cafe - Concorde Hotel||55||$55++ for Harvest of the Sea Buffet Dinner||Thurs to Sun|
|$33++ for Singapore Flavours Ala Carte Buffet Lunch||Mon to Fri|
|$36++ for Singapore Flavours Ala Carte Buffet Lunch||Saturday, Sunday and PH|
|White Rose Cafe - York Hotel Singapore||55||10% discount on Treasured Flavours of Singapore À La Carte Buffet Lunch||Every Tues from 12pm to 2pm|
|Buffet Restaurant||Minimum Age||Senior Citizen Discounts||Valid Days|
|Suki-ya||55||20% off for senior citizens on regular buffet||Sun to Thurs|
|Seoul Garden||60||Discounted buffet pricing for weekday lunch||Mon to Fri (11.30am-3.59pm) and eve of PH|
|Captain Kim Korean BBQ & Hotpot||60||$15.90++ for buffet lunch||Mon to Fri|
|$25.90++ for buffet lunch||Sat to Sun / PH|
|$26.90++ for buffet dinner||Mon to Thurs|
|$27.90++ for buffet dinner||Fri to Sun / Eve of PH / PH|
|Food Court||Senior Citizen Discounts||Valid Days|
|Koufu||Kaya Butter Bun + Hot Coffee / Tea at $2.20||Mon to Fri from 3pm to 5pm (PAssion Silver Card / PAssion Silver e-Card must be presented)|
Along with the Seniors Go Digital initiative launched by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), some of the country’s top telco companies are offering senior-exclusive mobile plans to assist elderly adults on their digital journey.
Below is a list of senior discounts on various contracts provided by our local telco companies:
|Telco Company||Contract Type||Contract||Monthly Fee||Data / Outgoing Talktime / SMS|
|Singtel||SIM Card Only||12 months||$20||20GB / 150 min / 500 SMS|
|Starhub||None||$8||5GB / 350 min / no SMS|
|M1||$18.75||30GB / 1,000 min / 1,000 SMS|
|TPG Mobile||$5||20GB / 300 min / 30 SMS|
|Singtel||SIM Card with Phone||24 months||$34.32||2GB / 200 min / 1,000 SMS|
|Starhub||$40||15GB / unlimited / no SMS|
|M1||$30||12GB / 100 min / 100 SMS|
Tired of staying at home and want to head out to the great outdoors? Maybe it’s a sign to pay a visit to our local attractions. Whether you want to enjoy a fun day in the sun at Wild Wild Wet or immerse yourself in art and culture at the ArtScience Museum, there’s bound to be something for everyone.
|Attraction||Minimum Age||Senior Citizen Discount Price||Additional Info|
|National Orchid Garden||60||$1 per ticket||Discount is applicable for Singapore Residents only. Present a valid ID to enjoy.|
|Gardens by the Bay||60||- $30 for Flower Dome & Cloud Forest|
- $8 for Flower Dome
- $23 for Cloud Forest
- $5 for OCBC Skyway
$6 for Supertree Observatory
- $8 for Floral Fantasy
|Prices are for Singapore Residents.|
Present a valid ID to enjoy.
Book your tickets here.
|Wildlife Reserves Singapore Group||60||- $20 for Singapore Zoo, River Safari, River Wonders, or Bird Paradise|
- $22 for Night Safari
|Prices are for Singapore Residents.|
Book your tickets here.
|Singapore Flyer||60||$25 per ticket (U.P. $40)||Book your tickets here.|
|Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum||60||$9 per ticket (U.P. $16)||Inclusive of $1 SISTIC booking fee.|
Book your tickets in advance here.
|Asian Civilisations Museum||60||Free entry for senior citizens||Valid for Singapore Residents.|
|National Museum of Singapore|
|The Peranakan Museum|
|Singapore Philatelic Museum|
|Indian Heritage Centre|
|Malay Heritage Centre|
|Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall|
|Reflections at Bukit Chandu|
|Science Centre Singapore||60||Free entry for senior citizens on weekdays||Present your NRIC to enjoy.|
|Wild Wild Wet||55||- $19 on weekdays |
- $26 on weekends
|Day Pass rates include access to all attractions & rides|
|Pioneer and Merdeka Generation||Free entry||Present your Pioneer or Merdeka Generation Card to enjoy.|
|Trick Eye Museum||60||$28 per ticket (U.P. $32)||Book your tickets here.|
Want to head over to the cinema and enjoy a blockbuster hit? Take advantage of discounted movie tickets that can go as low as $4!
|Cinema||Minimum Age||Senior Citizen|
|Valid Days||Additional Info|
|Golden Village||55||$5||Weekdays |
|Premium seat prices may vary|
|Shaw Theatres||55||$4.50||Only valid for box office purchases|
IMAX Digital & 3D prices may vary
|Cathay Cineplexes||55||$5||Only valid for box office purchases|
|WE Cinemas||55||$4.50||2D Atmos and First Class ticket prices may vary|
|Filmgarde||55||$5||Not valid with other promotions, 3D movies, premium halls, vouchers, and passes|
|The Projector||55||$55 for Senior Club Membership|
(Inclusive of 4 free redeemable tickets,
$2 off regular concession price tickets at Golden Mile Tower,
10% off total F&B bill at Intermission Bar, and more exclusive perks)
|N/A||Not valid for Events, |
Special Film Events, Movie Marathons, Double Bills and certain Film Festivals
Gym and wellness facilities
Keeping fit doesn’t always have to be about going to the most expensive gym or fitness centre. Sometimes, the best options are right under your nose. Besides your neighbourhood fitness corners, seniors can visit any public ActiveSG location to get access to fitness facilities without breaking the bank.
|ActiveSG Facility||Senior Citizen Discount Price|
|ActiveGYM||$1.50 per entry|
|Conventional Swimming Complexes||$0.50 per entry|
|Special Features Swimming Complexes||- $0.80 per entry on weekdays |
- $1.00 per entry on weekends
To find out more about the other sports facilities available for rent, please visit the ActiveSG website.
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