It’s almost time for the school holidays! Thought about your destination for your next family getaway? Whatever you’re looking for, take this time to reconnect with everyone while having lots of fun and creating new travel memories.
Good thing Singapore has these amazing neighbours you can take advantage of for a quick family escapade!
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Dreaming of white sandy beaches, relaxing mornings under the sun, and fantastic water activities? Head to Bintan, the largest island in Indonesia’s Riau Islands province and a favourite among Singaporean holiday-seekers. With just a ferry ride, you’ll be transported to this paradise offering adventure, nature, and heritage—a complete package for any type of family traveller. Stay at Bintan Resorts, which covers the entire northern coast of Bintan Island. Take a family portrait in one of its beaches, enjoy wakeboarding in its Crystal Lagoon, or kayaking in a private mangrove river.
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Turn your short vacation to a memorable walking tour of one of Vietnam’s most visited cities, Ho Chi Minh. Although its busy streets can make it unfriendly for families with kids on strollers, Ho Chi Minh is still a worthy trip for families interested in culture, gastronomy, and history. Explore Downtown Saigon or District 1 by foot and take holiday snaps in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral or at the top of the Bitexco Tower Skydeck.
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If you’re looking for a low-cost trip, then Malacca might as well be at the top of your list. Just a bus or car ride away from Singapore, Malacca offers a refreshing change of scenery from the fast-paced city. Here, you’ll get to take a trip down memory lane along its stalls, shops, and alleyways. Ride a trishaw with your kids to get a more nostalgic feel of the place. Check out also the Melaka Wonderland Theme Park and Resort for an exhilarating water park experience!
Siem Reap, Cambodia
With just a two-hour flight, Siem Reap makes a top contender for a culturally-rich trip. Hire a local guide and immerse your family in the wonders of this ancient culture. After visiting the venerable Angkor Wat and temple hopping, go on a food trip or shop for unique souvenirs! You can also watch young and talented artists tell unique Cambodian stories through music, theatre, and dance at Phare, The Cambodian Circus. Stay at the eco-friendly rooms of The Aviary Hotel and get a taste of the Cambodian way of life right at the heart of Siem Reap.
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Phuket remains a family-friendly destination despite being crowded with expats and solo or group travellers. It’s not only because of its pristine beaches and affordable accommodations. It’s also because of the diverse experience the island offers—from water sports to water parks, gardens, and even temples. If your family’s tired of beach bumming, try Dino Park and add more excitement to your vacation with a challenging game! It’s a mini-golf course that features replicas of prehistoric creatures, like dinosaurs, which your kids will surely love.