LIFESTYLE & TRAVEL
Stock up on beauty and skincare products at the airport when you travel. “You’re already spared the seven per cent GST when you buy at the airport. And most of our products are pegged at a discount of up to 40 per cent,” says a spokesperson from Nuance-Watson (Singapore), a travelretail group. For example, a popular anti-ageing cream, costing around $150 at beauty counters, goes for $112 at the airport.
Yearly savings: $152
(if you replace the cream every three months)
Scrap your fitness package. “I had a yoga package but skipped classes frequently. So I decided to just buy a yoga mat and stretch at home. That saved me $200 for a 10-week package; in a year, I saved $1,040.” – Cheryl Leong, features writer
Wait for travel fairs. “I booked my trip to Shanghai three months in advance at last year’s NATAS Travel Fair, saving at least 15 per er cent off the cost of $800.” – Seo Cai Ling, 27, senior or community connections s executive
Yearly savings: $120
Yearly savings: $100
Opt to fly mid-week. Andrea explains: “I’ve found that at flying out on Tuesdays and Thursdays hursdays is less expensive. On average, mid-week flying could potentially save you up to 25 per cent of the cost.” Say you’re ou’re flying budget to Sydney, the basic fares on Tuesday or Thursday y may be $148 each way; on a Wednesday, ednesday, it’s $198.
(for or a round trip for one person, not including taxes)