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Short weekend trips from Singapore during National Day break

Short weekend trips from Singapore during National Day break
28 Apr 20205590

2020 looks set to be an exciting year with seven long weekends lined up for you to look forward to!

Table of Contents

Long Weekend Guide For Families
Travel Tip For A Better Budget Plan
Romantic Weekend Trips For Couples
Travel Tip For Better Costs
Travel Safe During The National Day Break

If you are planning a holiday, this is a good time to maximise the long weekends in 2020 to scoot away for some downtime. With National Day, 9 August 2020, falling on a Sunday this year, the following Monday, 10 August 2020 will be an observed public holiday. Starting Friday evening, 7 August 2020, you can look forward to an uninterrupted three days of holiday.

Singapore is a gateway to a number of coveted, top-rated destinations in Southeast Asia. The National Day break is the perfect time for you to plan a short weekend trip - whether it is with your family, friends or just by yourself!

Our weekend guide covers suitable destinations, activities and even budget travelling tips for families, couples and solo travellers.

Long Weekend Guide For Families

From top-rated tourist locations and kid-friendly restaurants to family-friendly hotels for staycations, Singapore has just about everything you could need for a relaxing weekend with your children. Still, it can be nice to venture out of Singapore every now and then. Travelling with children can get hectic, so our weekend guide covers kid-friendly hotel resorts, entertainment and food for the whole family.

1. The LooLa Adventure Resort in Bintan, Indonesia

Short weekend trips from Singapore during National Day break

Located right in the South Eastern part of Bintan, the island can be reached by taking a ferry from Singapore’s Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal to Tanjung Pinang Ferry Terminal. The LooLa Adventure Resort is an award-winning eco-resort that has plenty of outdoor activities for families ranging from rock climbing, flying fox, sailing and obstacle courses to keep your children entertained.

The villa resorts are also built with wood from renewable resources, feature the world’s first Eco Aircon System and naturally ventilated living rooms. With local community projects organised by the people down at LooLa, the whole family can learn a thing or two about sustainability efforts.

Spending your National Day long weekend in the LooLa Adventure Resort can be both entertaining and educational for your children.

2. Genting Highlands in Malaysia

Short weekend trips from Singapore during National Day break

Genting Highlands is an entertainment-packed hilltop resort. Only a half-hour drive from Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, the resort features an indoor theme park, gastronomical delights and very comfortable accommodation for families.

The Theme Park Hotel is perfect for families with young children. From the jungle-themed playground in the lobby to the snack bars of assorted bites, you will be able to keep your children entertained. Spanning over 400,000 square feet is the SkyTropolis Funland, an indoor theme park that features the Sky Towers - a drop tower ride that is two storeys high! There are rides such as the Copper Express that is suitable for very young children too.

After an exciting day of rides and games, families can look forward to dining at any of the restaurants available in Genting’s lifestyle mall, the SkyAvenue Mall.

Travel Tip For A Better Budget Plan

Contrary to what you might think, travelling budget-friendly with children does not entail cutting costs in areas that may compromise safety. Buying travel insurance along with your tickets is probably a good idea. Children are highly active and unpredictable, so buying insurance earlier may help you avoid a potentially large bill.

Romantic Weekend Trips For Couples

This is also the perfect opportunity for you to get out of the country on a much-deserved romantic getaway with your partner. Depending on the type of couple you are, there are numerous activities ranging from spa resorts to adventure-themed fun that you can book for in advance. During the National Day break, there is bound to be a high peak in reservations made at your favourite local restaurant and just about anywhere else in Singapore. Pack your bags and jetset to a romantic location for some quiet downtime with your loved one.

1. Resorts in Bali, Indonesia

Short weekend trips from Singapore during National Day break

Bali, Indonesia is a top favourite among travellers in Southeast Asia. From its pristine, beautiful beaches to cultural and historical attraction sites, couples can alternate between different activities throughout the three days to make their stay worthwhile.

If hanging out on the beach around swarming families is not your cup of tea, The Royal Purnama is an ideal resort that features private jacuzzis and villas that overlook the vast ocean. As the resort is located nearby rice fields and natural landscapes, you can go on short hikes and do some fun exploring with your significant other. Another premium couples resort that offers unparalleled views is the Sadara Boutique Beach Resort. With a private balcony and an in-house spa, you and your partner will be in for a relaxing and romantic retreat!

2. Adventure-Packed Weekend in Krabi, Thailand

Short weekend trips from Singapore during National Day break

Fancy a high-energy getaway? Krabi, Thailand is one of the best places in Southeast Asia to visit if you love adrenaline and heart-pumping activities. Known as the mecca for rock climbing worldwide, take on a rock climbing tour and challenge yourself to new heights! There are also island snorkelling tours where you can visit the different islets along Krabi’s coastline and view the diverse marine life there.

End off your days in Krabi by watching the purple and orange-tinged sunsets by some of the most pretty beaches.

Travel Tip For Better Costs

Travelling out of Singapore during the National Day break is a fantastic way to utilise the long weekend this year but be sure to book your tickets and accommodations early to save on costs. Early planning and budgeting can go a long way especially since prices tend to hike up during the peak seasons.

Travel Safe During The National Day Break

Short weekend trips from Singapore during National Day break

It is in Southeast Asia that you will find an eclectic mix of places to visit. From bustling cities and thriving nightlife spots to tropical getaways, the possibilities are endless. Understandably, many will book tickets and tours in advance if there is a long weekend to look forward to in the year. To maximise on savings, plan your trips out in advance.

Whether you are going on a relaxing retreat with your significant other or getting up to some mischievous fun with the children, our weekend guide covers highlights from some of the best places in the region. Picked for convenience, range of activities and reviews, these locations will have you booking your return trip!

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