As we approach the year end holidays, many parents will probably start planning trips or at least start thinking of planning one!
Its not easy to Bring Your Kid Out for a trip (especially for the long flights). If you are planning a year-end holiday nearby, let us help with 5 nearby Cities to visit from Singapore! Go with the kids or make it a couple-only trip!
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1. Bangkok, Thailand.
Capital of Thailand and touristic hub of Asia, Bangkok is rich in street food, markets and art. There is so much to see in Bangkok, and you might not have the time over a weekend to see everything. For those tempted to sample a slice of the sin city and who want to relive the Hangover movie, we recommend you the Hangover Tour, as for the foodie’s, walking food tours are a must as Bangkok street food is so rich and diversified.
If you want to bring recipes back home and impress your loved one with delicious and authentic dishes cooked by yourself, learning Thai cooking with a twist will give you insight into Thai food and further knowledge into the local culture.
After cooking, head to chatuchak’s weekend market, the biggest market of Asia, and definitely worths a visit if you are into shopping. Lastly, the best way to make the best of Bangkok is to go on a Tuk Tuk Tour by night when there’s no traffic and you can explore 5 to 6 sites in less than a few hours.
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How to get there : With more than 20 flights a day at less than SGD 150 and flexible schedules from Singapore you have no reason to miss a weekend escape in Bangkok!
2. Bali, Indonesia.
The Island of Gods will offer you a relaxing break with its varied landscape of mountains, lush rices terraces & sandy beaches among the most beautiful beaches in Asia. Choices of destinations and activities in Bali are endless.
You can start your weekend with a Bath and Breakfast with protected elephants and follow it by a healing experience with one of the oldest master healers in Ubud for a laid back break, or meet the locals and discover the Balinese daily life in Sidemen.
Undoubtedly one of the best things to do when traveling to Bali is to experience paragliding in Nusa Duaand explore the landscape from the sky.. And If you are coming with your loved one, after taking his/her breath away with the splendid views, why not stealing his/her heart, with a Private Romantic Cave diner on the beach also in Nusa Dua, it will be your ultimate romantic experience. Before leaving Bali, enjoy a SPA departure treatment located only 5min from the airport
Lastly, check out our 25 Bali must-do, must-see and must-eat if you are still undecided.
How to go there: With more than 16 flights per day, Bali is about 3 hours away from Singapore. Return flights cost around SGD 200 if you plan it in advance.
3. Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Get introduced to the wonders of North Thailand in Chiang Mai, the city is well known for its laid back way of life and a landscape pictured by hundreds of ancient temples. Chiang Mai attracts spiritual travellers joining Monks to understand the Buddhist way of life, and food travellers for its amazing culinary diversity with dishes from the North of Thailand, Burma, and Laos.
Chiang Mai is also the sanctuary of Elephants where travellers from all over the world come to feed them and to give them a bath. Bua Thong waterfalls abseiling is also a popular activity one of the most beautiful sceneries in the area.
For the early birds and the romantic ones, wake up early to enjoy a breathtaking hot air balloon flight and witness Chiang Mai’s sunrise.
How to get there: From Singapore, return tickets are about SGD 200 to 250 and the duration of the trip is about 3 hours. One evening flight per day makes it a great weekend escape.
4. Kuching, Borneo.
A weekend is perfect to explore the capital of Borneo, the third-largest island in the world and the largest in Asia. This destination gives access to some fantastic natural experiences such as diving and offers the rare opportunity to witness the friendly orangutans in their wildlife habitat.
Downtown, the atmosphere is groovy with an interesting cultural mix from India, Malaysia and China, the place became a real heaven for food. Walk by the river and feel Kuching’s colonial vibe or why not go for a journey on the river in Borneo ?
How to get there : You can find a return ticket for about SGD 100, and 2 flights a day from Singapore, both with Air Asia and Silk Air.
5. Krabi, Thailand.
Whether it be for a romantic escape or a family weekend trip, Krabi being quieter than its sister Phuket you’ll get immersed into a lush green jungle landscape surrounded by majestic limestones.
You’ll find a great deal of adventure and natural attractions to fill your days, from cycling, kayaking expedition , to longtail boat cruises in the islands. You can treat yourself away from the crowd by experiencing a Hot Spring Spa in a tropical jungle.
Krabi is also home to some thrilling rock climbing at the Railay beach.
How to get there : Two flights per day with Tigerair and Airasia leave for Krabi. It will take you only two hours to reach Krabi and the flights start from SGD 100.
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