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Short getaway ideas for long weekends in 2017

Long weekends sure do sneak up on you, not that we’re complaining! If you haven’t taken leave of the Little Red Dot this time around, it’s time to start planning for the next long weekend to ensure you don’t miss the boat (or the plane). Here’s the list of public holidays left for 2016 to mark in your diary right this second.

  • 25th of June 2017- Hari Raya Puasa
  • 26th of June 2017- Hari Raya Puasa Holiday
  • August 9th 2017- National Day
  • September 1st 2017- Hari Raya Haji
  • October 18th 2017- Deepavali
  • December 25th 2017- Christmas day

So, where will you go with all of these cheeky free days? Here are some inspirational travel ideas to help you get started.

romantic holiday destinations in asia
Stunning views of the Indian Ocean

New romantics
Looking to escape with your lover for a long weekend, not too far from Singapore to minimise the travel time? Here is our list of favourite destinations.

Macau's Grand Coloane Resort gets the thumbs up from these two
Macau’s Grand Coloane Resort gets the thumbs up from these two

Family fun
Langawi, Thailand, Sri Lanka or Macau? What about Singapore? Sometimes staying put can be just as fun! Check out our round up of budget friendly staycations that won’t break the bank, but will break the boredom.

A long weekend is a great time to strap on the hiking boots and get back to nature. Here are a few recommendations for adventure travellers looking to escape the city (for a couple of days at least). Myanmar or Bhutan (for a slightly longer break – it’s a good 6 hours away)

Hong Kong shopping
The shopping Mecca that is Hong Kong

Shoppers Paradise
Hong Kong is so close, and a haven for savvy shoppers. And guess what? We even have a sister who lives there. Check out Expat Living Hong Kong for all you need to know.

There’s plenty more where this came from in our Travel section. Happy holidaying!