4 Best Weekend Getaways Destinations From Singapore
Feeling a little knackered from work or everyday routine and dream of a quick vacation? This article might help you. We have you covered!
Located in a strategic position in Southeast Asia, Singaporeans can take a short trip to almost all Southeast Asian countries. Although Singapore is filled with many things to do, see, and experience, sometimes you seek to find new adventures beyond the dynamic city of Singapore. Luckily, there is a wide range of short getaway destinations near Singapore that are accessible by car, plane, or even ferry, bringing you to your destination in a matter of hours.
About an hour from singapore by ferry
Bintan is the perfect short getaway for Singaporeans as it only takes around one hour ferry ride from Singapore to get to the island. Should you need a little me time to relax from your hectic everyday routines or wind down after a day full of adventures, simply book one of Bintan’s high-end luxurious beach resorts.
If you are looking for a new and different type of retreat, make sure to check out ANMON, a desert glamping resort located in Treasure Bay Bintan. ANMON offers a unique and different glamping experience where you can stay in one of its spacious and exclusive teepee-style tents. Spend your short trips at ANMON with your loved ones.
ANMON also offers many things for visitors to do or see. If you have been craving to spend the day at the beach, you can visit Treasure Bay Bintan Crystal Lagoon and suntan. If you’re an adventure junkie,there are various fun and exciting water activities, such as mangrove kayaking, paddle-boarding or wakeboarding. Guests can also enjoy a tent-side BBQ (with everything you need provided!) or arrange for a relaxing massage session in the comfort of your own room!
ANMON provides complimentary shuttle service from Bandar Bentan Telani Ferry Terminal to ANMON. You can kick up your feet and relax, as ANMON provides the warm and friendly hospitality, making it a home away from home. You will not regret spending your time here!
Halong Bay, Vietnam
About 5 hours from singapore by plane and car
Halong Bay is one of Vietnam’s top tourist attractions. It consists of around 2,000 islands which are also a designated UNESCO World Heritage site. Many of the islands are uninhabited and ready to be explored. The best way to breathe in all the beauty of this stunning tourist spot is by taking a long cruise along the bay. You can also go island-hopping or diving to enjoy its scenic nature.
About 4 hours from singapore by Car
If you are more of a city person, Malacca (Melaka) is the right place for you. Located only three hours drive from Singapore, Malacca offers a fascinating history through the city’s architecture and culture. The most famous site in Malacca is A Famosa, a Portuegese fort built in the 16th century, a silent witness from the city’s colonial era. At night, you can visit Jonker Street Night Market where you can taste authentic Malaccan specialties and get a grip of its cultural influences. Don’t forget to indulge in a Peranakan meal before you leave! Your tastebuds will thank you.
Luang Prabang, Laos
About 4 hours from singapore by plane and car
Luang Prabang means ‘city of the Golden Buddha Phra Bang’. The name refers to an 83 cm statue of Buddha which is believed to have given protection to the city since the 14th century. The famous tourist destination was awarded the UNESCO World Heritage stamp in 1995. In Luang Prabang, you can enjoy sight-seeing its preserved cultural landmarks, such as the Wat Mai Palace, or immerse yourself in its magnificent natural wonders, such as the Kuang Si Waterfall.