25 August 2011

Singapore, 25 August 2011 - Visitors to Singapore can now experience the best of Singapore with The StarHub Preferred Tourist Prepaid Card, allowing them to enjoy great tourist benefits and staying connected through voice calls, SMS, and access the Internet.

Visitors will feel right at home with the attractive perks at just S$15. They will enjoy free data access on the Singapore Tourism Board’s YourSingapore Guide mobile application, additional free 30MB of local data access for their Internet surfing needs, free IDD 018 Calls to 18 destinations to call back home, 20 free local SMS, per second billing, and more!

YourSingapore Guide is a free mobile application that hosts the latest and most essential information about Singapore. Tourists can use this application to navigate around the island with useful route suggestions, travel fare estimates, and maps, and gain access to over 1,000 ways to enjoy Singapore‘s sights and sounds. Currently, YourSingapore Guide is supported on iPhone and Android smartphones, and will be available on other smartphone platforms later.  

In addition, customers can also look forward to exclusive merchant privileges such as 1 for 1 Singapore Sling at St James Powerstation, Discounts off Kaya & Coffee powder gift sets at Toast Box and GoSingapore Pass for special packages to places of interests in Singapore.

Launched jointly by StarHub and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), The Preferred Tourist Prepaid Card is available in both regular and microSIM formats. It can be conveniently purchased at UOB Foreign Exchange Counters at Changi Airport, TravelMania at Orchard MRT, StarHub shops and selected exclusive partner outlets. Available in 4Q2011, StarHub’s tourist WiFi will allow tourists to enjoy free wireless surfing in Changi Airport and selected hotspots throughout town. Customers can also top up the card via the Internet top-up, all existing StarHub Prepaid Top-up cards, and Electronic top-up via the ATMs (DBS/POSB), AXS stations, and SingPost SAMs.

Said Ms Joanna Chan, Vice President of Personal Solutions, StarHub: “Singapore receives an average of a million visitors monthly so far this year. Going forward, the Singapore tourism landscape promises to offer more choices with more tourist attractions opening at the two Integrated Resorts in late 2011 and 2012. We would like to extend our hospitality to tourists by offering them memorable experience when using The StarHub Preferred Tourist Prepaid which is packed with exclusive merchant privileges, and free data access on YourSingapore Guide app that gives them over 1,000 ways to enjoy Singapore. Our visitors can enjoy maximum savings with the benefits, and at the same time conveniently call, text and access the Internet when they are in Singapore.”

“The advancements in mobile technology have radically influenced the way people plan and experience their travels. Our partnership with StarHub has enabled us to co-create a great tool to help visitors experience Singapore with as much ease as possible. The YourSingapore Guide app completes the YourSingapore experience as visitors can begin their Singapore journey by designing their itinerary on the YourSingapore website, before arrival in Singapore, and make use of the myriad services found on the YourSingapore Guide app once they arrive,” said Ms Sophia Ng, Executive Director, Brand & Marketing at STB.

For more information, please visit www.starhub.com/visitsg.