Are you looking for a short trip from Singapore but unsure where and when will be better? It is always a headache to decide the destination, or the period we should travel to the particular place we always wanted. Fret not and take a look at our Travel Calendar for the year. We compiled a list of travel destinations for your short getaway from Singapore with recommended period and reasons stated. Share it and plan for your next trip in 2018.

January
Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Reason to go Siem Reap in January: Usher into this new year by going to Siem Reap during this dry season with cooling weather and almost no rainfall. Famous for its temples of Angkor, you will see fabled temples, monuments, statues and many more belonging to the mighty Khmer empire in the 9th to the 15th century. And no doubt, this mythical site is one in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Don’t miss out this wonderful place as we offer you an eye-opening trip with our Siem Reap trip package.


Weather: Dry season with cooling weather and no rainfall
Travel Budget: SGD 415 – 500 (approx.)
Best Travel Period: November – March
Key Attraction/Must visit: Angkor Wat
Recommended for: Backpackers, Couples, Young Adults


Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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Reason to go Phnom Penh in January: Take advantage of the good weather and don’t miss out the bustling capital of Cambodia, situated at the confluence of three rivers, Mekong, Bassac and Tonle Sap. Besides the French Colonial style buildings, be sure to also visit the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda, the National Museum, the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum, the Choeng Ek Killing Fields and Wat Phnom.


Weather: Dry season with cooling weather and no rainfall
Travel Budget: SGD 400 – 480 (approx.)
Best Travel Period: November – March
Key Attraction/Must visit: Toul Sleng Genocide Museum
Recommended for: Backpackers, Couples, Family with children


February
Hong Kong

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Reasons to go Hong Kong in February: Indulge in the festival mood in Hong Kong as they celebrate Chinese New Year nationwide. Be prepared to see a spectacular firework display in the city’s skyline and dragon dances in the malls and on the streets. As this may be the coldest month in Hong Kong, the skies will still be blue and there will is very little rain. Although scarfs, gloves or ear muffs won’t be necessary, jacket coats and heat-tech clothing are still essentials to have.

Notable festival: Chinese New Year (16 February – 2 March 2018)


Weather: Cold, mild and dry with light drizzles
Travel Budget: SGD 830 – 1300 (approx.)
Best Travel Period: March to May 16 – 21 February 2018
Key Attraction/Must visit: Hong Kong Disneyland
Recommended for: Couples, Young Adults, Family with children


Macau

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Reasons to go Macau in February: Being named the Las Vegas of Asia, Macau is well known for its casino and the blend of Portuguese and Chinese monuments, churches, city streets and food. Everywhere in Macau celebrates Chinese New Year in full mode, with decorations of red and gold, Chinese lanterns, cherry blossoms and flowers at every corner.

Notable festival: Chinese New Year (16 February – 2 March 2018)


Weather: Cooling weather with little rain.
Travel Budget: SGD 750 – 1100 (approx.)
Best Travel Period: 16 – 21 February 2018
Key Attraction/Must visit: Ruin of St. Paul’s
Recommended for: Working adults, Family with children


Genting Highlands, Malaysia

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Reasons to go Genting Highlands in February: Genting is another tourist magnet spot for people who are looking for a slight sprinkle of fortune and luck during the festive period. Being atop on the Titiwangsa Mountains at 1,740 metres, this entertainment hub has gone through several major revamps throughout the years. With the latest addition of the Genting Premium Outlets, SkyAvenue Mall and the Awana SkyWay, Genting now offers countless gourmet choices, luxury shopping brands, entertainment shows and the super convenient cable car ride.

Notable festival: Chinese New Year (16 February – 2 March 2018)


Weather: Cool breezy weather
Travel Budget: SGD 100 – 400 (approx.)
Best Travel Period: 16 – 21 February 2018
Key Attraction/Must visit: Genting Premium Outlets
Recommended for: Family with children, Working adults, Young adults


Take a short break in Chinese New Year with our Genting Highlands package.

March
Halong Bay, Vietnam

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Reasons to go Halong Bay in March: Vietnam is blessed with warm days and clear skies, which is perfect for cruising along Halong Bay. Listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Halong Bay is surrounded by many different small islands. You will be sure to check out all 3 different parts – Ha Long, Bai Tu Long and La Han Bay, and the infamous Cat Ba island, which is also known as the Jurassic Park island.

Notable festival: Cherry Blossom Festival @ Hanoi (Mid-March, may vary from year to year)


Weather: Warm average temperatures and clear skies
Travel Budget: SGD 425 – 615 (approx.)
Best Travel Period: March – May
Key Attraction/Must visit: Cruise
Recommended for: Backpackers, Couples, Working adults


Perhentian Island, Malaysia

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Reasons to go Pulau Perhentian in March: April is ideal for diving and snorkelling in the calm and clear waters of Perhentian Island and the nearby islands alike. For beginners, Perhentian would be the best island in Malaysia to do a diving course and get a certificate as there are many diving spots available to enjoy immediately after completing the diving course and the price is probably the lowest in Malaysia.

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Weather: Cool weather with little rain
Travel Budget: SGD 400 – 600 (approx.)
Best Travel Period: April – September
Key Attraction/Must visit: Diving
Recommended for: Backpackers, Couples, Young adults


April
Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Reasons to go Chiang Mai in April: Visit the rustic yet majestic temples, elephant sanctuaries, lush green forests and churning waterfalls in Chiang Mai under the warm and sunny weather in April. Known to be a blissfully calm and laid-back place, its culture and atmosphere will truly provide you a unforgettable experience.

Notable festival: Songkran Festival (13 – 15 April 2018)


Weather: Warm and sunny weather
Travel Budget: SGD 465 – 675 (approx.)
Best Travel Period: 13 – 19 April 2018
Key Attraction/Must visit: Doi Inthanon National Park
Recommended for: Backpackers, Working adults, Young adults,


Komodo Island, Indonesia

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Reasons to go Komodo Island in April: The rainy season is over at this point with little rain during the night. This is considered as the best time to engage the marine life as the water will be calm and the sea has clear visibility. Do check out the main islands of Komodo, Rinca, Padar and the Komodo National Park, another UNESCO World Heritage Site off your bucket list. If you fancy some snorkelling and swimming, you can head to the world-famous Pink Beach, a view you won’t regret.

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Weather: Beginning of dry season with little rain
Travel Budget: SGD 459 – 800 (approx.)
Best Travel Period: April – December
Key Attraction/Must visit: Pink Beach
Recommended for: Backpackers, Couples, Young adults


Going for an unforgettable Komodo adventure trip? Comelah! We have prepared an exclusive package for you.

May
Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Reasons to go Cameron Highlands in May: This is the season where the strawberries are much sweeter and you get to pick your own bounty of the fruits in Cameron Highlands, which is home to multiple strawberry farms. There are many greenhouses in these farms that houses the juicy red fruits and other vegetables. Also, there are large tea plantations where you get to see the scenic views of the mountains. This is truly a haven where strawberries go hand in hand with tea perfectly.

Enjoy a well-planned trip with our Cameron Highlands package here.


Weather: Warmest month of throughout the year, but still cooling
Travel Budget: SGD 200 – 400 (approx.)
Best Travel Period: February – May
Key Attraction/Must visit: Strawberry farms
Recommended for: Family with children, Working adults


June
Mount Bromo Volcano, Indonesia

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Reasons to go Mount Bromo in June: One can only wish for good weather when it comes to hiking and climbing up the mountain trails, ideally when the days are dry and sunny. June is the time when it’s optimal to go on a trip to Mount Bromo where you can catch breathtaking views and the beautiful sunrise atop the mountain. This is also the place where you get to ride a horse up the crater to see the crater acidic lake.

Check out our Mount Bromo packages to make your next trip fun and exciting!

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Weather: Dry and sunny
Travel Budget: SGD 359 – 700 (approx.)
Best Travel Period: May – August
Key Attraction/Must visit: Sunrise view on Mount Bromo
Recommended for: Backpackers, Couples, Young adults


Ijen Crater, Indonesia

Reasons to go Ijen Crater in June: While you are up visiting Mount Bromo, why not make the trip more worthwhile by paying Ijen Crater a visit as well with just a few hours drive away. You get to see the spectacular Blue Flame that is only available here, and not to forget the stunning landscape view of the largest sulphur lake.

Are you excited for the trip and wants to find out more? We got you covered as we give you a first-hand experience in our blog.

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Weather: Dry and sunny
Travel Budget: SGD 359 - 700
Best Travel Period: May – August
Key Attraction/Must visit: Trekking up Ijen
Recommended for: Backpackers, Couples, Young adults


You can start planning a short getaway for 1st half of the year. Can't decide where to go? Message us and we could recommend you the best place that suits your needs.

Check out the Travel calendar Part 2 here.

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  • This travel calendar is great! Thanks for the compilation!

    Irene

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