culture by Jacs T. Sampayan

Uber and Singapore Airlines give you a chance to go on an instant adventure

One of the best carriers in the world partners with your go-to transport app for an exciting trip to the unknown

Up for a quick—and we mean, really quick—getaway? Tomorrow, July 22, Uber riders from select cities in the metro will get a chance to win an instant ticket to a mystery location in Southeast Asia. Not that the public needs more reasons to love this app, mind you.

If you are an Uber user from Makati, Pasay, or Bonifacio Global City, simply open the app between 8 to 10 on Saturday morning and request for an UberPLANE ride. Three lucky passengers will win a two-way Economy Class ticket from Singapore Airlines with hotel accommodations. Take note: you will be picked up (at your pick-up points of course) and brought to NAIA Terminal 3 to fly to your surprise destination at 1pm of the same day. Winners will be given priority check-in privileges, 30KG baggage allowance, and access to the Manila SilverKris Lounge before the flight.

It’s kind of crazy, if you think about it to suddenly let yourself be brought to another country on impulse. But hey, given the infuriating circumstances we’ve been inundated with lately, maybe a little adrenaline would do all of us a bit of good.

This one-time offer by Singapore Airlines and Uber was done in celebration of the flag carrier’s 70th anniversary. For more updates on the mystery locations and to learn more about UberPLANE and other offerings, visit, or

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Jacs T. Sampayan
He's the current Editor of the The Neighborhood, Managing Editor for Rogue, and an editorial consultant for a top public relations firm. In his spare time, he helps run a volleyball training camp, hosts trivia nights, channels all sorts of drama into whacking a tennis ball, walks along major highways to surpass his FitBit goals, and sleeps as little as possible. He's on Twitter and Instagram as @jacs_do_it.
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