Top Year End Destinations That Singaporeans Should Visit
Having no idea which country to go to, or which country you should spend your Christmas or New Year at before the year 2018 ends? Browse through a list of countries that many Singaporeans have been searching and booking their year end holidays to!
COUNTRY #1 – TOKYO, JAPAN
Being one of the more popular and most sought after country to visit, with its rich culture and cool technological innovation everywhere, Japan is definitely a country that should be on top of your mind for a vacation this year end. Flights are relatively easy to find as December is the month to travel, be it families, couples, or friends everyone is in the mood to travel. For the younger crowd, look forward to indulge yourself to Japan’s nightlife with their pubs, clubs, city night lights and the countless themed cafes. Those looking for good food and entertainment or night life should totally shortlist Tokyo, Japan as one of the countries to visit this year end.
COUNTRY#2 – SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
With the hype and trend now leaning towards K-POP and korean culture, Seoul should be the next in line when it comes to your year end vacation. Socialize with South Koreans over fried chicken and beer to unwind your hectic work life away. As the festive season is around the corner, there would be christmas decorations, carols, and lights all around the bustling city of Seoul. Sip on cold pints of beer while grilling pieces of salivating meat in a Korean barbeque outlet during this cold season. This would be one of the more favoured country to go to.
COUNTRY#3 – TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Taipei is another place that most Singaporeans would consider because of its affordable flight tickets and due to the fact that it is a mere 4 hour flight from Singapore. Soak yourself in their cold climate and get in the mood for Christmas. The temperature over at Taipei is not as cold compared to the european countries, it is around the usual air-conditioning temperature you would turn on even at home, around 25 °C. It may drop slightly lower in the night, but not till the extent of extreme negative temperatures. This country, is as close as you can get to Singapore as the local delicacies are mouth-watering and there are multiple night markets to peruse your options and take a stroll after all that shopping. Do not miss out on the famous Taiwanese sausages, beef cubes, fried chicken cutlets and oyster omelette as you make your way through the night markets.
COUNTRY#4 – HONG KONG, CHINA
When it comes to celebration, Hong Kong does not fall short even during Christmas or New Year. Expect your remaining days of 2018 to be filled with fireworks, night lights and laser shows as you feast on the dim sums (chinese snack food) around the city area. You can also take a trip down to Hong Kong Disneyland where there would be events after events packed to keep you entertained. Do also make time to drop by the Victoria Harbourfront and there will already be a crowd as there are laser shows and fireworks on specific times and days. Spend the rest of the day time to satisfy that year end shopping spree you have been saving up for!
COUNTRY#5 – LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
Couples should also contemplate and have London as one of their choices this year end as it is known for a romantic getaway, where travellers are able to fully immersed themselves into the Christmas mood and enjoy the songs sung from street carolers, concerts all around various venues. Enjoy the finer taste of life there with pizzas, turkey, log cakes and maybe a cup of hot chocolate to keep you warm! London is also the destination to go to if you are looking to enjoy a great view of fireworks.
COUNTRY#6 – BANGKOK, THAILAND
How could we have missed out this highly sought after neighbouring country for those who would like to have a getaway on a budget. December would be a dry month if you are to spend your days in Bangkok, however, the weather would be identical to Singapore. Start your day by going on a year end shopping spree, followed by the street food along the way, head for a massage nearing the end of the day and drop off your shopping bags in the hotel before heading out for a sumptuous dinner and drinks on a rooftop bar. All of these and you will not even feel a pinch! Bangkok has their fair share of fireworks especially on festive occasions and there are plenty of activities for people of all ages to do. Places of attraction for families, nightlife and street food for the group of friends, and cafe hopping for couples. This would be a feasible option to go to if you are looking for somewhere near!
COUNTRY#7 – SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
Sydney, a destination where they are not shy of any places of attractions. Get to spend Christmas making new friends, partying by the famous Bondi Beach or drink to your heart’s content at almost any bars as the beers there are really cheap! There would be a number of flea markets around the city for you to buy some gifts or souvenirs or grab some bargains that are value for money. Look forward to spending your remaining days in Sydney a memorable one as you party day after day, feast on some red wine and good meat in restaurants for a reasonable price. There would also be street carolers and light displays all around for you to view and take a stroll down with your loved ones.
*The above countries are in no bias order in terms of ranking, price, quality, food etc.*
If you have not booked any overseas trip at all, peruse through these options and book a flight to on of these countries right now. These are some countries that should not be missed out before you end the year.