By Muneerah Bee
The Great Singapore Sale (GSS) 2018 kicked off its 25th anniversary on June 8 with a three-day carnival in the heart of the republic’s shopping belt Orchard Road with celebrity hosts and performing artistes such as Y&Z, Jack and Rai, Joie Tan, and The Unemployed.
Held for 66 days from 8 June to 12 August this year, GSS 2018 is organised by Singapore Retailers Association (SRA) and supported by UnionPay — the official payment brand for the third year running — and Singapore Tourism Board (STB).
The official launch was officiated by R Dhinakaran, president of SRA and managing director at Jay Gee Enterprises; Vincent Ling, deputy general manager at UnionPay International, South-east Asia; Melissa Ow, acting chief executive of Singapore Tourism Board; and Christophe Cann, GSS 2018 organising chairman and group CEO Asia at Al-Futtaim Group.
Organisers said there will be “fantabulous deals with lots of rewards for shoppers and tourists” throughout Singapore during the festival. Additionally, selected stores will be participating in GST Absorbed Day on July 7 and August 8, where the 7% GST is absorbed on all purchases.
The GoSpree mobile app (pictured) continues to be available this year offering exclusive deals and more savings. The app was introduced last year and can be downloaded free on Apple Store and Google Play.