While not everyone may be looking forward to getting older, there is one thing that can make it worthwhile: seniors discounts. 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 in the country grant 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 to 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 telco companies, popular attractions, and 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. Seniors aged 60 years old and above can avail of the Hybrid Concession Pass (HCP) at $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 TransitLink Ticket Office, TransitLink Kiosk, Add Value Machine, Assisted Service Kiosk, or General Ticketing Machine—all of which can be found at MRT stations or bus interchanges.
To learn more about the senior concession pass and the fare structures, click here.
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Some of the country’s biggest grocery store chains, including NTUC FairPrice 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, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic still underway.
These are the following supermarkets that offer seniors discounts:
|Grocery Store||Senior Citizen Discounts||Additional Info|
|NTUC Fairprice||3% discount on Mondays for Pioneer Generation cardholders||Pioneer Generation cardholder must be present to show Pioneer Generation card.|
|2% discount on Tuesdays for Seniors||Senior shoppers aged 60 years and above must be present to show NRIC.|
|3% discount on Wednesdays for Pioneer & Merdeka Generation cardholders||Pioneer & Merdeka Generation cardholder must be present to show Pioneer or Merdeka Generation card.|
|Giant||3% discount on Mondays to Fridays (5% discount till 1 Jul 2022!)||Senior shoppers aged 60 years and above must be present to show NRIC upon payment.|
|Prime Supermarket||3% discount on Mondays and Fridays|
|Sheng Siong Supermarket||3% discount on Tuesdays and Wednesdays|
|Cold Storage||3% discount on Wednesdays|
Pharmacy 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||10% off health products / 5% off other products / 10% off all products on birthday month||Flash your Watsons Members Card, e-Card or quote your mobile number at checkout.|
|Unity Pharmacy||60||3% discount on Mondays & Wednesdays for Pioneer Generation||- Applicable for Plus! members only.|
- Capped at $200 purchase.
|2% discount on Tuesdays for Senior Citizens|
|3% discount on Wednesdays for Merdeka Generation|
|Guardian||50||5% off at all Guardian stores / 10% off during birthday month||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||$45++ for Harvest of the Sea Buffet Dinner||Mon to Thurs|
|$48++ for Harvest of the Sea Buffet Dinner||Fri, Sat, Sun, Eve of PH and PH|
|$32++ for Singapore Flavours Ala Carte Buffet Lunch||Mon to Fri|
|$35++ for Singapore Flavours Ala Carte Buffet Lunch||Saturday, Sunday and PH|
|Straits Cafe - Rendezvous Hotel||60||50% discount on buffets||Sun to Thurs|
|Straits Wine Company||60||15% off on selected wines||Daily|
|The Carvery - Park Hotel Alexandra||60||15% off the daily buffet||Mon to Fri|
|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|
|Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro||60||$12++ for choice of Main + Coffee / Tea / Soft Drink||Daily (12-3pm and 6-9.30pm)|
|Casual Dining Restaurant||Minimum Age||Senior Citizen Discounts||Valid Days|
|Fish & Co.||For PAssion Silver cardholders||1-for-1 on all a la carte main course||Mon to Wed from 11.30am to 6pm|
|10% off total bill||Mon to Fri|
|30% off total bill for takeaways||Mon to Sun|
|Hot Tomato||60||30% off main course||Mon to Fri from 3pm to 5:30pm (excluding eve of PH and PHs)|
|18 Chefs||55||$2 off any main course||Daily|
|Buffet Restaurant||Minimum Age||Senior Citizen Discounts||Valid Days|
|Sakura International Buffet||60||Discounted buffet pricing at selected outlets||Mon to Fri|
|Seoul Garden||55||20% off buffet lunch||Mon to Fri (11.30am-5pm) excluding PH 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||$2.00 kaya butter bun + kopi / teh set||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|
|Wildlife Reserves Singapore Group||60||$18 at Singapore Zoo / $17 at River Safari / $32.40 at Night Safari Plus / $9.80 at Rainforest Lumina / $15 at Jurong Bird Park||Prices are for Singapore Residents|
|Singapore Flyer||-||15% off Singapore Flyer + Time Capsule tickets||For PAssion Silver / Platinum cardholders|
|Gardens by the Bay||60||$15 for 6-month membership (weekdays) / $38 for 1-year membership||Membership includes unlimited admission to Flower Dome, Cloud Forest and OCBC Skyway|
|ArtScience Museum||60||$12 for Future World Exhibition / $12 for Virtual Realms Exhibition / $12 for Radical Curiosity Exhibition||Prices are exclusive of the additional one-time Fast Pass|
|Wild Wild Wet||55||$19 on weekdays / $26 on weekends||Day Pass rates include access to all attractions & rides|
|70||Free for Pioneer & Merderka Generation Cardholders|
|Sentosa||60||- Enjoy more than 90% off Cable Car Sky Pass (Round Trip) & a Sentosa Island Bus Tour at only $5 (UP $60)|
- 1-for-1 tickets for Madame Tussauds Singapore
- 50% Off 4-in-1 Combo Tickets for Sentosa 4D AdventureLand
- $5 round trip ferry ride tickets from Sentosa Cove Jetty to Lazarus Seringat Jetty (UP $18)
|Present your valid ID/Passion Silver concession card at the attraction to enjoy the privileges.|
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||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,
$2 off standard price tickets at Projector X,
10% off total F&B bill at Intermission Bar/Riverside Bar & 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|
|Conventional Swimming Complexes||$0.50|
|Special Features Swimming Complexes||$0.80 on weekdays / $1.00 on weekends|
To find out more about the other sports facilities available for rent, please visit the ActiveSG website.
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