Singapore Weekend Getaways – Best Short Travel Trips From Singapore

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If you are visiting from outside of Asia, Singapore would probably be your best base to explore the mid to southern part of Asia. In fact, you will be surprised how this Little Red Dot makes the perfect launchpad for a short travel trip. To help you get the most out of your trip to Asia, we have put together a comprehensive list of destinations that can be reached in a few hours by flight, ferry, bus or train from Singapore. Here are our recommended Singapore weekend getaways for your trip planning. Have fun!

1. Singapore Weekend Getaways – Bangkok

Bangkok is a must-visit when you are in Asia. The Thai Capital has perfected its shopping scene to thrill and delight even the most discerning of shoppers. Besides shopping, Bangkok is also a great city to soak up Thai culture, savour famous Thai cuisine which ranges from high-end delicacies to yummy street food and of course, amazing Thai massages.

For First Time Bangkok Visitors: Top 10 Must Visit Tourist Attractions In Bangkok, Thailand

For ShoppersBest Bangkok Night Markets

For Food & Lovers: Must Eat Street Food In Bangkok

For Pet Lovers: Best Pet Cafes In Bangkok   

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2. Singapore Weekend Getaways – Bali 

In Bali, the landscapes offer an incredible delight for the senses. The lush green foliage and sweeping rice fields can keep visitors intrigued with its splendour for hours. The location is magical with its impressive volcanoes and beautiful beaches. There are so many places for which to photograph and capture the sun’s beautiful display of colours and beauty as it sets. Most people remark that Bali’s sunsets are some of the most romantic in the region. A true display of artistry occurs every evening in Bali.

READ MORE: Top 10 Beach Resorts In Bali | The Mandala House | Bali Beach Guide | Bali Cliff Top Wedding | Potato Head Bali

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3. Singapore Weekend Getaways – Hong Kong

For some, Hong Kong is a modern high-density city with a horribly fast pace in life which makes it really similar to Singapore. But ladies beg to differ, they adore the shopping and eating tai tai kind of lifestyle in this metropolitan city. Well, one man’s meat is another man’s poison.

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4. Singapore Weekend Getaways – Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur or KL as it is commonly known is just a conveniently hop from Singapore either via air or roads. As the capital, Kuala Lumpur is the most modern and developed city in the country, with contemporary high-rises and world-class hotels, glitzy shopping malls as well as local and international cuisine. While the city’s past is still present in the age-old colonial buildings of the Dataran Merdeka and the old fashion lamps of the Petaling Street Night Market, that past is everywhere met with insistent reminders of KL’s present and future. While you are there, remember to check where the locals go for their Bah Kut Teh & Yong Tau Foo.

READ MORE: Top 10 Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur | Petaling Street Central Market | Glutton Street Street Delicacies | Bak Kut Teh | Yong Tau Foo | 

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5. Singapore Weekend Getaways – Penang

For me personally, Penang is a charming fusion of both the East and West. The city creatively embraces modernity while retaining its traditions and old-world charm. These are well reflected in its harmonious multiracial populace and well-preserved heritage buildings which led to George Town being accorded a listing as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site recently. The street art in George Town is also a must-see in the city. Long regarded as the food capital of Malaysia, Penang also entices visitors with its beautiful coasts and scrumptious cuisines.

READ MORE: Top 10 Boutique Hotels In Penang

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6. Singapore Weekend Getaways – Malacca

Malacca is one of the historical states of Malaysia. The city is full of beautiful heritage buildings, ancient landmarks and colonial structures. It was here that colonial forces first made contact with Malaysia, which eventually shaped the country into its current economic and political system. Hence you can still see imprints of British, Dutch and Portuguese forces left behind in forts, museums, churches and towers. But I personally love the city for its rich Peranakan culture and cuisines. Ditch the big hotels and stay at one of their boutique hotels to soak up the heritage.

READ MORE: Best Boutique Hotels In Malacca 

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7. Singapore Weekend Getaways – Port Dickson

Located 333 kilometres from Singapore in the state of Negeri Sembilan, a weekend road trip to Port Dickson is a popular option for many Singaporeans. Prided mainly as a beach destination, it is a perfect destination for a super chill out weekend with your family and loved ones. If you really must get out and do something, a morning or evening hike at Cape Rachado Lighthouse is one option in sleepy port town. READ MORE

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8. Singapore Weekend Getaways – Kukup

Kukup is a small fishing village located about 40 kilometres south-west of Johor Bahru, in the district of Pontian, Johor. Famous for its open-air seafood restaurants and old school chalet-style accommodations built on stilts over the water, Kukup makes the perfect weekend getaway for large families or close group of friends who wish to reminisce Singapore in the good old kampung days.

READ MORE: Friends Trip & Family Trip

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9. Singapore Weekend Getaways – Batam

Batam is one of the largest islands in the Riau archipelago, Indonesia. Conveniently located 45 minutes away from Singapore, it offers a quick and dirty option if you really must get out of our Little Red Dot over the weekends. Although Bintan and Batam offer similar experiences, Batam is a lot easier on the pocket. Why pay more? When you eventually get tired of lazing around your resort, hop onto a cab and make your way to Nagoya Hill for shopping, good food and end off with a soothing massage. READ MORE   

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10. Singapore Weekend Getaways – Bintan

Located just 60 minutes via a catamaran ride from Singapore, Bintan Resorts is an integrated tropical beach resort destination covering the entire northern coast of the Indonesian island of Bintan. Consist of of12 independently owned and operated resorts, 4 designer golf courses, a range of recreational facilities and attractions, there are lots of new and fun development at Bintan.

If you have not been back to the island for a while, here are 10 reasons why Bintan should rank high on your list for your next getaway from Singapore!

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11. Singapore Weekend Getaways – Bawah Island Indonesia

The latest weekend getaway from Singapore is now calling for you to be the first to step onto the untouched archipelago. From 31st July 2017, Bawah is inviting its first explorers to discover the rare ecosystem at this ‘naturally lux’ retreat in the heart of the Indonesian Anambas.  The ultimate hideaway, Bawah Island is just three hours from Singapore and accessible only via a short ferry ride from Batam and a 75-minute private seaplane.

READ MORE: Bawah Island Indonesia – Latest Weekend Getaway From Singapore

12. Top Weekend Getaways From Singapore – Weekend Cruise 

Cruises are by far the best way to take the exhausting travelling leg out of a weekend getaway. Yes, you are still heading off to a destination but you get to chill, relax and feast while the ship is moving.

Contrary to popular belief, a cruise is not just about eating, gambling and lazing around (although the gambling is quite a big thing for many Singaporeans). There are lots of activities and facilities going on at every hour for everyone in the family.

READ MORE:  Dream Cruises Genting Dreams | Royal Caribbean Spectrum Of The Seas | Royal Caribbean Quantum Of The Seas

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We hope you find the suggestions above useful. Do share with us your thoughts or suggest your personal favourite Singapore Weekend Getaways – Best Short Travel Trips From Singapore.

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