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3 Last-Minute Getaways To Escape From Your Relatives This Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is just around the corner. If you’re still a single and lonely soul, the last thing you’ll need is a group of prying relatives who like to rub salt on your wound.

Instead of scouring the net for dodgy boyfriend/girlfriend rental services, pack your bags and get ready for a last minute weekend getaway to these 3 amazing holiday destinations for Chinese New Year!

1. Phuket, Thailand

Phuket, Thailand (image via phuket@photographer.net)
Phuket, Thailand (image via phuket@photographer.net)

Although Chinese New Year is not an official public holiday in Thailand, Phuket is populated by thousands of Chinese-Thai residents who celebrate the occasion every year.

Get ready for vibrant processions and loads of ear-popping firecrackers to welcome the Year of the Rooster in Phuket. Most of the celebration happens at Phuket Town, where you will see Chinese homes and shops adorned with red banners and lanterns as a symbolism of prosperity and luck.

Chinese New Year is widely celebrated in Phuket (image via BuyPhuketCondos.com)
Chinese New Year is widely celebrated in Phuket (image via BuyPhuketCondos.com)

Be sure to catch the annual Old Phuket Festival that will be held at the old Sino-Portuguese quarter of Phuket Town. The festival spans across two days, showcasing traditional Chinese performances and music to embrace Chinese New Year.

Avoid towing heavy luggages to your hotel or suffering through long queues at airport taxi stands. Travel directly to your accommodation in comfort with KKday’s Phuket private transfer.

2. Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap, Cambodia (image via Andrea Schaffer, Flickr)
Siem Reap, Cambodia (image via Andrea Schaffer, Flickr)

Siem Reap is one of the most popular travel destinations amongst Singaporeans, and even more so during the Chinese New Year season. Similar to Phuket, most Cambodians are of Chinese descent, making Chinese New Year a significant occasion for Siem Reap.

Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia (image via Andrea Schaffer, Flickr)
Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia (image via Andrea Schaffer, Flickr)

What’s a holiday in Siem Reap without a visit to Cambodia’s pride? Explore the Angkor Wat, Southeast Asia’s most renowned temple and the world’s largest religious monument. Angkor Wat scales across 162.6 hectares, hosting scores of temples and hydraulic structures that awes visitors with its imposing beauty.

1. Bali, Indonesia

Bali, Indonesia (image via Vladimir E, Flickr)
Bali, Indonesia (image via Vladimir E, Flickr)

It comes as no surprise that Bali is a popular holiday destination for city dwellers like Singaporeans. If you’re looking for a respite away from the hustle and bustle of festivities, Bali is your answer.

Bali, Indonesia (image via Whiz-Ka, Flickr)
Bali, Indonesia (image via Whiz-Ka, Flickr)

Complete with pristine beaches and tantalizing Balinese cuisines, Bali is a paradise perfect for yoga retreats or a break away from Singapore’s city life.

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Discover cascading rice terraces in Ubud, or indulge in a relaxing Bali spa overlooking the Indian Ocean. The beautiful Indonesian island definitely makes missing out on the angpow collection all worth it.

Whether you choose to explore exotic locales or sample exotic cuisines, you’ll definitely enjoy Chinese New Year your way, with KKday. Check out our links below for more traditional CNY travel ideas!