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Agoda Goes Shopping at the Great Singapore Sale

BANGKOK, June 08, 2009

The annual Great Singapore Sale, an island-wide sales event that lasts for the next two months, is back. It just started on May 29th and will continue until July 26th giving tourists plenty of time to plan their ultimate shopping trip., an online hotel booking service, is helping travelers save money on accommodations by offering special room rates and promotions at local Singapore hotels during this year’s Great Singapore Sale.

Participating retailers throughout Singapore offer deals up to 70% on nearly everything, and major shopping malls will be opened late every weekend. Tourists can ask for a Global Refund Check used to claim a tax refund when they spend a minimum of SGD100. Additionally, MasterCard holders will be able to take advantage of exclusive privileges during the eight-week sale, including a chance to win a free shopping holiday if they spend a minimum of SGD200 or SGD100.

A ‘Tourist Privilege Card’ is also available in the Great Singapore Sale Tourist guide, which offers even greater discounts on participating brands and products ranging from Club 21, Fox, G2000 and U2 to home wares, watches, dining and wellness goods. Bargain hunters and luxury aficionados can find discounts on international luxury brands in the main downtown shopping districts of Orchard Road, Marina Bay and Bugis. The Great Singapore Sale also stretches into China Town, Little India, Kampong Glam and the Southern Waterfront, where Vivo City, Singapore’s newest shopping mall with over 350 stores, is located.

To help promote and celebrate this year’s sale, the Orchard Road Business Association recently launched the ‘Orchard Road-A Great Street’ promotion and held the ‘Orchard Reloaded’ event to celebrate the completion of the famed shopping-street’s infrastructure enhancements. Those coming to Singapore this spring will experience the fresh new look of Orchard Road while they shop to exhaustion.

Mr. Wilfred Fan, Vice President of Agoda commented, "Compared to last year, Singapore hotel rates during the Great Singapore Sale are significantly lower, especially those with 4-5 star ratings. In addition, Agoda is often in a position to negotiate even greater savings on already discounted rates by offering special promotions such as long stay discounts and weekend deals. Travelers should take the opportunity to stay in a luxurious hotel at a fraction of the usual cost. Our website lists these special rates, informative hotel descriptions and photos, extensive customer reviews and convenient search tools to help sort through the 137 Singaporean hotels so customers can choose their ideal hotel."

Below are some of the hottest deals and promotions offered at Singapore’s hotels by location.

Marina Bay/ Financial District

Pan Pacific Singapore Hotel  5 Star (Deluxe), Rate starting at USD118 (normally USD205)
Promotion: Stay 2 Nights to enjoy 15% discount
Berjaya Hotel   4 Star (Studio), Rate starting at USD88 (normally USD152)
Promotion: Stay 2 Nights to enjoy 15% discount
Peninsula.Excelsior Hotel  4 Star (Premier), Rate starting at USD113 (normally USD196)
Promotion: Stay 3 Nights to enjoy 25% discount with Free Breakfast and Internet
Somerset Bencoolen  4 Star (1-bedroom Deluxe), Rate starting at USD117 (normally USD202)
Promotion: 25th Anniversary offer - Rates after 25% discount

Orchard Road

Shangri-La Hotel  5 Star, (Tower Wing Deluxe), Rate starting at USD194 (normally USD336)
Promotion: Book 14 days advance to enjoy 15% discount
Orchard Parade- A Far East Hotel  4 Star (Superior), Rate starting at USD94 (normally USD162)
Promotion: GSS Weekend Deal, 20% discount for Fri-Sun

Clarke Quay / Riverside

Novotel Clarke Quay Singapore Hotel,  4 Star (Standard 1 Queen Bed)
Hot Deal: Rate starting at USD 115 (normally USD199), No Change, No Cancellation
Swissotel Merchant Court  5 Star (Classic Room), Rate starting at USD111 (normally USD239)
Promotion: Stay 3 Nights to enjoy 20% discount

Arab Street District

Golden Landmark-A Far East Hotel  3.5 Star (Superior), Rate starting at USD68 (normally USD118)
Promotion: GSS Weekend Deal, 10% discount for Fri-Sun

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