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Pelago by Singapore Airlines: Book local travel experiences using KrisFlyer miles (and earn some while you’re at it)

Raffles Hotel

Always on the lookout for new adventures and experiences? Book one of Pelago’s activities

While international travel isn’t quite yet a reality, who says we can’t feel like tourists on our little red dot? Pelago, a new project by Singapore Airlines, curates experiences for travellers, quite like AirBnb Experiences, if you will. For now, experiences are limited to those within Singapore. Its team has curated more than 200 curated experiences to choose from; there are staycations, survival skills courses, cruises and even farm adventures. Occasionally, there will also be exclusive activities and there’s one currently – the Dale Chihuly: Glass In Bloom exhibition at Gardens By The Bay.

First-time users can now sign up and enjoy a 10 per cent discount on their first booking. Additionally, you’re able to use your KrisFlyer miles to pay for bookings. The cherry on top? You can also earn KrisFlyer miles – one mile for every S$1 spent.

Tanglin Gin Distillery Tour & Tasting

Explore Singapore’s first gin distillery and learn the ropes of crafting a bespoke blend of gin (S$30), from the processes of distillation to the careful selection of locally sourced ingredients. Towards the end of the workshop, you’ll get to savour four different Tanglin Gin expressions, each with a unique story behind it. You’ll also get to enojy a  gin and tonic cocktail made according to your preferences. Seize the opportunity to purchase bottles or cocktails at cellar door prices.

The Zen Sea II: A Lagoon Sailing Catamaran

If you’re craving the serenity one feels at sea, the Zen Sea II (S$1,088) is for you. This modern, 14m Lagoon Sailing Catamaran comes with a spacious outdoor lounge area, a bedroom, kitchen and one bathroom. You’ll be able to host a party of five comfortably as there are multiple areas to relax and unwind. On this four-hour private charter, you’ll start your journey at Sentosa Cove and cruise to St. John’s Island and Lazarus Island before sailing around the city skyline. There’s also the option to snorkel, paddleboard and kayak as well.

Singapore Sling Masterclass by Raffles Hotel

There’s no better place to learn the fine art of making cocktails – especially the Singapore Sling – than its birthplace at Raffles Singapore (S$123). Hosted by the bartenders, you’ll get a chance to see a live cocktail-making demonstration and gain insightful tips on crafting the perfect concoction. You’ll also be regaled with historical tales of the Singapore Sling, and how it cemented its legacy as the national cocktail of Singapore. And after learning the ropes, it’s time to craft your ideal version of the cocktail. To end off on a higher note, you’ll have the pleasure of bringing back home some souvenirs and a masterclass certification.

Indulge In Italian Cheese And Wine At Basilico

If you consider yourself a wine and cheese connoisseur, consider attending Formaggissimo Night at Basilico (S$137), one of Singapore’s top Italian restaurants. Sample six different kinds of cheese, including in-house specials such as the Pecorino Romano, learn about their aging processes, and pair them with glasses of delectable Italian wines. The evening ends off on a sweet note, with a complimentary dessert.

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