Singapore will enjoy a total of seven long weekends in 2020, and you know what that means: It’s time to plan your holidays!
Now, we understand that vacation planning can be exciting or stressful (or somewhere in between). So, to make things easier for you, we took the liberty of coming up with a list of awesome activities you can try in 15 countries for the best long weekend getaways in the coming year!
January 26, Sunday
Chinese New Year
Escape the sunny tropics and chase down winter in South Korea or Japan! Play in the thick white tufts of snow, soak up and rejuvenate your senses in hot springs, slurp down a good bowl of ramen, or, if you’re up for some thrill, head on over to a ski resort and give skiing or snowboarding a try to get that sweet rush of adrenaline. Starting your year couldn’t get any more exhilarating than this!
Book your experiences now:
Elysian Gangchon Resort 1-Day Ski Tour
Day Tour from Seoul: Korea’s Yangji Pine Ski Resort
Vivaldi Park Self-Guided Ski Tour from Seoul
April 10, Friday
April remains to be one of the best months to visit Thailand. The weather is dry and clear, which makes for a great exotic retreat. A country that has topped must-visit lists left and right, the Land of Smiles sure has something for everyone. Bright Bangkok never fails to excite with its lively shopping scene and thriving nightlife. The city also has a lot of dog cafes, where you can play with super cute doggos! If you’re more into nature-tripping, the mountainous area of Chiang Mai is the place to go. Catch the most breathtaking views in the country from the Doi Inthanon National Park, which is awash with greenery and stunning architecture. Need some vitamin sea? Phuket will always be a fantastic beach destination for you to sink your feet into the sand, frolic in the water, and breathe in the salty breeze.
May 1, Friday
May 24, Sunday
Hari Raya Puasa
In May, Vietnam enters its lengthy summer season. Although there are occasional showers, the weather is generally pleasant during this time of the year. Hop on a moped and tour the busy streets of Ho Chi Minh. Try your hand at cooking local specialties in Hanoi. Or, treat yourself to lush vistas from the Golden Bridge in Da Nang.
July 31, Friday
Hari Raya Haji
Call your friends and take a trip to the happiest place on earth—Disneyland! Meet your favorite characters from your childhood and take home unique and authentically-Disney souvenirs for yourself and your folks back at home. Of course, a Hong Kong Trip won’t be complete without a food trip, so get your appetites ready for an unforgettable gastronomic experience in the ever-so-packed streets of Mongkok.
August 9, Sunday
Rich culture, mouthwatering gastronomy, beautiful nature, friendly locals… Taiwan ticks all the boxes that make a destination incredible. In August, stop by Kaohsiung to catch a glimpse of the Taiwan International Balloon Festival, when massive colorful balloons float dreamily in the air delighting spectators below. You can also sneak a peek into folk villages and Taiwan’s treasured aboriginal culture on your visit.
Book your experiences now:
Kaohsiung Meinong Folk Village & Taiwan Aboriginal Cultural Park
Taitung Luminous Hot Spring & Resort: Tethered Hot Air Balloon Experience with Breakfast Buffet
Private Tour from Kaohsiung: Meinong Folk Village and Qishan Old Street
December 25, Friday
While the rest of the world chills in December, the land down under slips into a summer spell. Golden sunlight, clear skies, cool waters to swim in… Australia is an great destination if you want to have some fun under the sun during the cooler months. Watch the famous parade of penguins on Phillip Island, which is about an hour and a half away from Melbourne. Take the Bondi-Coogee beach walk or scale the architectural wonder that is the Harbour Bridge in Sydney. Or if you want to awaken the daredevil in you, sign up for a skydiving experience in Brisbane or Gold Coast!