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3 Literally Cool Places to Escape Singapore’s Summer Heat

This holiday season has just turned hot and humid. Since you’ve got the time off, plan a trip somewhere nearby where you get to both cool off and do something fun and exciting!

Melbourne, Australia

Just on the other side of the equator, it’s winter time in the Land Down Under. Spend the days exploring the incredible landscapes in cool, crisp weather as you encounter Australia’s unique wildlife, sample their wine, and drive into the open road until you reach the sea.

Yarra Valley Winery and Puffing Billy Railway Tour

Enjoy a ride on Australia’s oldest steam train and view the stunning landscape of Dandenong Ranges National Park.

Do you fancy yourself an old soul, with a gift for tasting wines? Board the oldest steam train in Australia as you brush past lush forests before arriving at the world renowned wineries and vineyards in Yarra Valley.  Here you’ll get to elevate your skills to connoisseurship levels and sample some of the world’s best wines.

Great Ocean Road and Great Otway Tour

Drive through the Open Road before finding yourself right before the incredible ocean waters.

Drive through pockets of rainforests, past tranquil seaside towns, and under tree canopies with koala bears munching eucalyptus. The Great Ocean Road is Australia’s most famous road-touring routes that will take you through all sorts of incredible sights. On your drive back to Melbourne, take the chance to explore the interesting art and culture scene and incredible food.

South Island, New Zealand

Take a walk—a trek, a hike, or what locals like to call ‘a tramp’—on the wild side. With its unique and pristine topography of forests, mountains, lakes, beaches, and fiords, New Zealand has gained a reputation for being the adventure capital of the world. (READ: 6 New Zealand Experiences for Thrill Seekers)

Make Like a Hobbit

See the worlds of JRR Tolkein and Peter Jackson come alive (image via Hobbiton™ Movie Set)

“Not all those who wander are lost,” wrote J.R.R Tolkein. Find yourself lost and stumbling through the charming beauty of the Shire™ at the heart of the Waikato region, as the Kaimai Ranges tower in the distance. Relive the wonder and adventures of Middle Earth without having to battle Sauron.

Enjoy the scenery of the New Zealand fjord

Drink in the cool weather and the incredible scenery of the Milford Sound (image via Real Journeys)

Experience the geological drama of New Zealand as you sail along Milford Sound and see sheer cliffs, massive waterfalls, glaciers, and lush rainforests. Be on the lookout for friendly seals basking on the rocks, and marvel at natural wonders such as Mitre Peak and Pembroke Glacier, all from the comforts of a luxury cruise liner.

Okinawa, Japan

Enjoy the best of the tropics when you head to Okinawa, Japan. The island cluster is both a geographic and cultural oddity, with a unique mix of Japanese, Chinese, and Southeast Asian influences that make not only for incredible beaches, but also incredible food.

Explore, Dive, and Jet Ski the Waters of Okinawa

Explore the wonders of the underwater world!

Okinawa is filled with endless stretches of white sand separate the coast from the crystal-blue ocean waters brimming with colourful coral reefs and exotic marine life and colorful. Okinawa is a nature lover’s paradise with an infinite number of ways to explore the waters.

Go Parasailing

Sail through the air over Nahu City!

Or maybe you’d rather explore the skies? See the sparkling blue of the ocean broken only by the beauty of the islands as you sail through the clouds at incredible heights.

Escape the heat and grind of the city and cool off in fun and exciting ways when you book your adventure with KKday!

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