Need inspiration for your next getaway? Travel search engine Skyscanner has just unveiled the top 10 most-searched holiday destinations among Singaporeans between January and June 2015. Here are the results:
From savoury street food such as grilled pork to sweet treats like mango sticky rice, Bangkok is the number one getaway for Singaporean travellers. Fuel up on the caffeine and casual conversations too, by cafe-hopping at Mr Jones’ Orphanage or Roast Coffee & Eatery. Travelling with children? Spend the day exploring the mysteries of the underwater world at Siam Ocean World or check out Siam Park City for some serious water theme-park fun!
Plan an escapade to Bali, where there’s a beach no matter where you are. Head to the west side of the island for some surfing, or cruise the lanes of Ubud to find the best cafe for organic dining or coffee sampling. You can also rent a cycle to explore the nooks and crannies of the island.
3. Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a shopping haven for travellers who wish to indulge in designer labels. Enjoy duty-free shopping (apart from alcohol and tobacco) everywhere on this island. The city is also a perfect blend of old and new – watch as junk boats pass by against the backdrop of the city skyline.
Known for beautiful packing, intricate delicacies and orderliness, Tokyo is no stranger to the travellers at heart. Bring your child (or your inner-child) out at Tokyo Disneyland or Tokyo Disney Sea (for those with older children). Walk around the compounds of Imperial Palace and Gardens to enjoy stunning views of the palace. For the adrenaline-junkies, head down to the amusement park at Tokyo Dome City. The National Museum of Nature and Science also offers great learning opportunities and kid-friendly exhibits.
Seoul offers exciting nightlife, as well as a buffet of great food, drinks and music. Travelling with your other half? Declare your love at the famous Namsan Tower and take in the sights from its vantage point. Stay until the night falls and watch as the whole city lights up in unison.
If eating is your passion then Taipei is perfect for you! With plenty of unique night markets famous for different cuisines and experiences, Taipei will definitely leave your tummy satisfied. Up for a panoramic view of the city? Check out the view from one of the tallest buildings in the world, Taipei 101.
7. Kuala Lumpur
The federal capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is well-known to most Singaporeans. Marvel at the world-famous Petronas Twin Towers or enjoy shopping at KLCC and Pavilion, there’s something to do for everyone in Kuala Lumpur. Families travelling with children can check out the Aquaria KLCC. For those craving more excitement, head down to Sunway Lagoon and spend the whole day there at the water theme park or wildlife park. If you do not wish to travel too far out, the Farm in the City offers you the opportunity to get up close and personal with free roaming animals.
London is a city that needs no further introduction. Whether you spend your afternoon by River Thames, taking in the sights of the beautiful architecture, or roaming around one of many interesting museums, this city is sure to win you over.
Manila is the capital city of Philippines and one of the most densely populated cities in the world. Be a part of the underwater world at Manila Ocean Park where you can walk with the diverse creatures of the sea. Walk over to Museo Pambata to satisfy your children’s’ desire for knowledge at this interactive museum. For those craving a little more relaxation, watch the sunset at Manila Bay with a drink in hand.
Clear waters, warm sun and delicious food by the beach. If you’re looking for an affordable beach getaway destination, Phuket is your go-to place! Go island hopping, indulge in massages, lounge at the beach with a drink in hand, or gear up for exciting watersports.
You can search for affordable flights, hotels and car hires at these top 10 destination favourites on Skyscanner at www.skyscanner.com.sg.