Any individual who has lived in a bustling metropolis would know how necessary and imperative it is to get away from the city; to get away from the noise, the fast paced routine, the troubles of everyday life. Similarly, a seasoned traveler knows that exploring surrounding lesser known areas is required to sustain and fuel his worldly curiosity.
Luckily for Singaporeans and travelers to Singapore alike, there are umpteen islands around the hot and hectic city-state that one can escape to and explore. These provide a necessary break from the hazards of modern life and at the same time offer time and space to unwind and de-stress. Book your Singapore tour package now to enjoy the beautiful places of Singapore.
Bintan, Riau Islands
Bintan is a part of the Riau Islands of Indonesia and is a mere 45 minutes ferry ride from Singapore. Bintan offers two things – a splendid beach and golfing experience. The Trikora beach is clear and offers many sea-sport activities. If you want a lonesome and non-commercial beach experience then you must head to the area around Sumpat. Bintan is particularly known for its sea food and travelling in the area should be easy if you hire a scooter or car for the duration of the trip.
Batam, Riau Islands
Batam is the gateway to the Riau Islands of Indonesia and is located at a distance of 20kms from Singapore. Batam is a Special Economic Zone and is home to numerous electronics and shipping repair factories. In keeping with the massive work-force population there are numerous pubs in the area and the nightlife is unabashedly colourful! If you are looking to getaway and fall into the arms of someone special over the weekend, then this is where you must head.
Desaru, South-West Malaysia
For a weekend getaway of nothing, Desaru (located in the southern state of Johor, Malaysia) makes for a dear choice. Desaru is 125 kms from Singapore and the only thing it offers is a clean and clear beach that runs for 22 kms. When it comes to accommodation, there are a couple of semi-luxury yet ageing resorts that will provide you with bar, pool and spa facilities, if nothing more. Come here only if you strictly wish to do nothing but lie on the beach all day.
Siem Reap, Cambodia
For those extended weekends, a trip to Siem Reap in nearby Cambodia would make perfect sense. 2 hours by flight from Singapore, Siem Reap is a small province that is equipped to handle tourists well; there are plenty accommodation and food options in the area. When in Siem Reap you must visit Angkor Wat, the largest Hindu temple complex and a religious monument that is revered in Cambodia. Built in the 12th century, Angkor Wat is expansive and grand and makes for an unforgettable touristy and spiritually enriching memory.
About Creative Writer:
Author is a traveller and adventure seeker writing about a number of Indian & International holiday destinations. Solo Travelling, playing with nature and backpacking are few more undertakings author loves to do. As a blogger she writes about Singapore tourism and manages all holiday packages at WAH Holidays.