Overseas Weekend Getaway Destinations Just Hours Away from Singapore

There are a lot of perks that come with living in Southeast Asia, and one of them is that the sheer number of gorgeous getaway destinations makes it easy to fill up a bucket list of places to go to.

And when the long weekend is right around the corner, there’s even more reason to pack your bags and book a flight for your quick vacation.

Here are five amazing getaway spots that are just four hours away by plane from Singapore:

1. Bintan Island, Indonesia
The many islands of Singapore’s neighbouring country are easily a go-to if you’re looking for the getaway destination to make your long weekend, and Bintan is only close to an hour away by ferry.

Not only is there an abundance of lush, white sands for you to soak up the sun in, but there are also all kinds of eco-tours that you can book, such as the Bintan Mangrove Discovery Night Tour and the Air Adventures Flying Club.

2. Bangkok, Thailand
In The Land of Smiles, you can easily do a year’s worth of shopping in as little as seventy-two hours, and with the sheer number of cafes to grab a quick bite and a cup before heading back to Platinum Mall, there’s no stopping you from filling up your bags to your heart’s content.

Great street food? Busy nightlife? A vibrant hipster culture on the rise? Sounds like a recipe for a great urban getaway!

3. Ipoh, Malaysia
It’s hard to ignore Ipoh if you’re a foodie looking to excite your taste buds with dishes you’ve never tried before, and this lesser-known food capital is in a league of its own when it comes to Malaysian cuisine.

Aside from old hawker stalls and coffee shops serving traditional heritage dishes, you can also find a lot of cafes selling their own different spins on artisanal baked goods.

4. Yangon, Myanmar
It’s easy to see why the country’s commercial and artistic center is now quickly becoming a hotspot for tourist hordes, and why you should book a flight to Yangon before it gets too crowded.

Not only is the local cuisine amazing, but you’ll also find the trifecta of tradition, culture, and history something that’s definitely worth checking out – and that’s not including the Shwedagon Pagoda!

5. Luang Prabang, Laos
Trails of preserved temples, detailed wall carvings, and magnificent natural wonders all await you at the heart of Laoatian culture, and when you get to a place awarded with the UNESCO World Heritage Stamp, you know that it’s the real deal.

And once you’ve seen the temples on your first day, don’t forget to head on over to the Elephant Village Sanctuary to get up close and personal with elephants.