Earn and redeem Kris+ miles in Sydney and Melbourne with this itinerary


With Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) Kris+ lifestyle rewards app, your dollar goes further – and so will you. Earn and redeem miles at more than 80 partner establishments, including cafés, restaurants, stores and spas, through this app.

Whether you’re planning a self-care day or looking for an adventure with friends, here’s how you can enjoy a day about town in Sydney or Melbourne, all while maximising your rewards with Kris+.

1. Saunter through Sydney

Start your day with a delightful morning cuppa at Gumption Coffee

The skilled baristas at this tiny café within the historic Strand Arcade in Sydney’s bustling business district know their stuff. They’ll make you a perfect flat white using their own boldly flavoured roasted beans with equally bold names, such as Hairy Chest and Goodness Galileo. Earns 3 miles per dollar 

Grab a cuppa at Gumption’s beautiful café at the Strand Arcade. Photo: Gumption Coffee

Discover artisanal Italian footwear at 124 Shoes

Put your best foot forward at 124 Shoes, a short walk down George Street. Their massive collection of artisanal Italian footwear from boots to sandals are made from the highest quality materials and come in a dazzling array of styles. The store, with its gleaming shoes and strong leather aroma, is a sensory experience in its own right. Earns 3 miles per dollar 

Photo: 124 Shoes

Treat yourself or a loved one at Kakawa Chocolates

Then, hop on a bus east through Hyde Park to Darlinghurst to visit Kakawa Chocolates, where you’ll find fresh chocolates made using locally sourced seasonal ingredients. Enjoy flavours such as strawberry and peppercorn, mango and chilli dark chocolate, as well as Asian-inspired ones such as green tea, calamansi and lychee. A box of these artisanal treats makes for a perfect gift. Earns 3 miles per dollar 

Photo: Kakawa Chocolates

Sample Korean fusion bites at Funda

Refuel at Funda, a funky fusion joint back in the city’s shopping and business district. Against an eclectic backdrop of multi-coloured glass and plush green banquettes, sample delights like gochujang (a spicy red chilli paste) chicken and pork bossam (Korean boiled pork wrap). Noodle lovers should take note of Funda’s rendition of the ramyeon, or instant noodle, topped with an addictive bulgogi crumble and daikon kimchi. Earns 3 miles per dollar 

Photo: Funda

Pamper yourself at the spa or the movies

Walk 15 minutes south to digest lunch and arrive at the historic Queen Victoria Building. Inside, the Queen Spa offers a signature multi-hand sync massage that will leave you feeling like you’ve drifted away on a cloud. Earns 3 miles per dollar 

Pamper yourself while making your dollar stretch further with Kris+. Photo: Queen Spa

Or for a different kind of enjoyment, catch a film at any major cinema using Movie Rewards through the Kris+ app. Earns 3 miles per dollar 

Wind down with a cocktail in hand at Gin Lane

This cosy bar located in a beautiful heritage terrace in arty Chippendale boasts more than 60 gin cocktails on offer. You’ll find classics like negronis and martinis alongside house specials like the Lightbulb Moment, which includes blue Curacao, rose essence and prosecco served in a – you guessed it – smoking lightbulb. Teetotallers won’t miss out, as zero-proof options are available for all drinks. Earns 3 miles per dollar 

Let someone else make the decisions at Bay Nine Omakase

The only thing you’ll have to decide at this waterfront sushi joint is whether to have an eight- or 11-course meal; master sushi chef Yul Kim will take care of the rest. And given how he’s been freshly crowned with a coveted Chef’s Hat by the Australian Good Food Guide 2023, you know you’re in good hands with the morsels of deliciousness he’ll be serving. Pick from a 40-strong sake list to accompany your meal, or ask for a recommendation. Earns 2 miles per dollar 

Photo: Bay Nine Omakase

2. Mosey about in Melbourne

Start your day with a hearty brunch at Hardware Société

Make like a true Melburnian and tuck into the above at this alleyway café a stone throw’s away from Southern Cross Station. Some choice picks on this French-inspired menu include the decadent croque madame and garlic mushrooms with shallot bread. Enjoy how the interior matches its menu, with Parisian wicker chairs encircling marble tables and vintage posters of French fashion houses splashed across the walls. Earns 1 mile per dollar 

Tuck into Hardware Société’s delicious mains. Photo: Hardware Société

Suit up at Benjamin Barker

Catch a train going via City Loop and disembark at Melbourne Central – or if you don’t mind a slightly longer journey, the free tram service within Melbourne’s Central Business District will also take you there. It’s time for some retail therapy, starting with Benjamin Barker, the purveyor of men’s tailored suits. Browse jackets made from luxurious wool, crisp cotton shirts and well-made accessories like leather wallets – all essentials for the modern gentleman. Earns 3 miles per dollar 

Photo: Benjamin Barker 

Satiate your sweet tooth with some boba at Comebuytea

If you need a pick-me-up, make a stop across the road at Comebuytea for a taste of Melbourne’s current obsession: bubble tea. Grab a milk-roasted oolong tea or a tropical passionfruit jasmine green tea, and top it off with some kanten crystal jelly, known for its high-fibre, low-fat properties. Earns 3 miles per dollar 

Quench your thirst at Comebuytea. Photo: Comebuytea

Grab a comfy pair of shoes at The UGG Shop

Next, head to the nearby QV complex and weave through the laneways filled with designer boutiques – you’ll find the The UGG Shop there. Aside from their iconic Australian sheepskin boots, the brand also boasts a range of slides and sandals perfect for exploring Melbourne now that it’s summer. Earns 3 miles per dollar 

UGG’s sheepskin boots are quintessential, but you’ll also find other options more suited for the summer. Photo: The UGG Shop

Indulge in Italian flavours at Brunetti Oro

For lunch or a coffee treat, locals can’t get enough of this café’s Italian dishes and desserts. Its Flinders Lane location throngs with the lively conversation of its diverse clientele.

Take your pick of drool-worthy cakes from the glass cabinets, from the hazelnut-encrusted Nocciolato sponge cake to every type of cheesecake and tart imaginable (don’t miss the lemon tart). Or if you’re craving something savoury, their classics such as pasta, pizza, meatballs and grilled octopus are sure to satisfy. Earns 3 miles per dollar 

Find open-faced sandwiches and more at this classic Italian café. Photo: Brunetti Oro

While the afternoon away at the spa or over heart-pumping immersive virtual games

Treat yourself to a luxury experience at Botanica Spa at the InterContinental Hotel. This day spa was opened by a mother-and-daughter duo who wanted to give clients a taste of the most opulent spas around the world. Their treatments range from massages to specialty facials such as LED light therapy and microdermabrasion procedures. Earns 3 miles per dollar 

Or for those seeking more of an adrenaline rush, the Virtual Room on the western edge of the CBD near Flagstaff Gardens will get your imagination going and heart pumping with a range of immersive games. Earns 3 miles per dollar 

Enter fantastical worlds with your friends at Virtual Room. Photo: Virtual Room

Knock back some craft beers alongside dinner at the Belgian Beer Café

This restaurant at the Eureka Tower in Southbank, the second-tallest building in the city, is where you’ll find a little slice of Europe. Wash down a kilo of moules frites (mussels and fries) or a Flemish beef and dark ale pie, with one of the 120 Belgian, European or Australian beers available. Watch the sun set over the Yarra River as you reflect on a day well spent. Earns 3 miles per dollar 

Enjoy some hearty grub and thirst-quenching craft beers at the Belgian Beer Café. Photo: Belgian Beer Café

The Kris+ app offers an earn rate of up to three miles for every dollar spent at participating venues via Apple Pay or Google Pay. Customers can also redeem their earned miles at a rate of 150 miles for AU$1 off their bill. Download the app here.


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