Singapore Airlines has launched a new set of activities on its KrisFlyer Experiences platform, featuring wellness escapes at PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay and Trapeze Club, dining experiences at Straits Chinese Restaurant and Rhubarb Le Restaurant, and for those intending to head to Bali, a stay at the 5-Star Mulia Resort Nusa Dua.
Experiences start from 15,000 KrisFlyer miles each, with KrisFlyer UOB Credit or Debit cardholders enjoying 20% off selected redemptions (while stocks last).
|❓ What are KrisFlyer Experiences?|
KrisFlyer Experiences launched back in January 2020, allowing members to redeem their KrisFlyer miles for money-can’t-buy experiences. Past experiences have included various online workshops, high-end dining packages, and a KrisFlyer cruise-to-nowhere.
KrisFlyer Experiences can be redeemed for the member or his/her friends and family. They are non-refundable once redeemed.
Latest KrisFlyer Experiences
Here’s a summary of the latest KrisFlyer Experiences:
|Experience||Cost Per Pax||Dates|
|🇸🇬 Activities in Singapore|
|Wellness Experience at Trapeze Rec. Club||15,000 miles||21 Mar to 20 Sep 22|
|2N Wellness Retreat at PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay|
(Regular | KF UOB)
| 80,000 miles |
(KF UOB )
|14-16 May 22|
28-30 May 22
|Straits Chinese Restaurant Set Menu|| 32,000 miles |
(for 2 pax)
|8 Apr 22|
|Rhubarb Le Restaurant Set Menu|| 32,000 miles |
(for 2 pax)
|2 Mar to 31 Aug 22|
|🇮🇩 Activities in Bali|
|1N at Mulia Resort Nusa Dua Bali||35,000 miles||14 Mar to 14 Sep 22|
All experiences are non-refundable once redeemed, and members can redeem as many of each item as they wish, subject to availability. Members will need to contact the vendor to make reservations.
If you’re looking to redeem the PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay staycation with the 20% discount, you’ll need to login to your KrisFlyer account on the KrisFlyer Experiences platform and make your booking via either of the links below:
A limited number of discounted packages are available:
|Package Period||Number of Packages|
|14-16 May 2022||10|
|28-30 May 2022||10|
The full 80,000 miles will be deducted at first; a rebate of 16,000 miles (representing 20% of the price) will be credited to your account by 31 August 2022.
The full T&Cs of this offer can be found here.
Is it worth it?
The whole point of KrisFlyer Experiences is to redeem “money-can’t-buy” experiences, but I’m not seeing anything here that really meets that criteria.
For example, a breakfast-included rate at the Mulia Resort starts from S$375, whereas KrisFlyer Experiences wants 35,000 miles for the same room (without breakfast). You’d be much better off paying cash, since your stay experience will be no different from someone who books via any other channel.
Likewise, a two-night stay in the PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay on the dates in question will cost S$667. KrisFlyer Experiences wants 80,000 KrisFlyer miles for the package, which means a miserable 0.83 cents per mile! Granted, the package they offer has a yoga and candle-making workshop, but I hardly think those two things justify that sort of premium.
I’m going to sound like a broken record here, but what would really make KrisFlyer Experiences special is behind-the-scenes access. Instead of just another set dinner which anyone could buy, why not let guests do a kitchen tour? Instead of just another wellness retreat, why not craft something around the exclusive Golden Door partnership the airline just signed?
The way I see it, I’d only be in the market for something truly unique, like the SIA-themed Cruise to Nowhere on Dream Cruises (RIP) last year. Otherwise, you’re just paying with miles instead of cash, and at pretty poor rates at that.
The latest batch of KrisFlyer Experiences is now live, and as always, everyone’s going to have to do the math and decide whether it’s worth burning their miles for these.
I personally would much rather divert my miles to the recently-resumed Spontaneous Escapes!