Are you looking for weekend getaways from Singapore to take a break from the stressful life in the city?
We get it, being in a highly urbanised city like Singapore can get overwhelming sometimes. On the flip side, one of the best things about living here is its proximity to a lot of wonderful destinations!
Singapore is only a quick flight or a short ferry trip away from many amazing spots for quick getaways for families, couples, and even solo travellers.
Check out our list of weekend getaways from Singapore for some inspiration if you’ve been wanting to go on a quick vacation yourself!
1. Bangkok, Thailand
As the city that never sleeps, Bangkok doesn’t run out of weekend activities for tourists. This high-energy city is filled with cheap dining spots and food stalls at every turn, making it the ideal getaway for food lovers.
From tom yum soup to sweet sticky mango rice, and even boat noodles, the list of food options goes on. You’ll never go hungry during your quick stay here!
Apart from being a haven for foodies, Bangkok stands as a paradise for shoppers as well. There are shopping malls like Siam Paragon, Platinum, and MBK housing some of the most popular and hippest brands.
If you ever get tired of roaming the malls, make sure to hit the night markets for some amazing fashion bargains.
Fair warning: expect to be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of choices you have in Bangkok, not only in dining and fashion but basically in everything.
2. Bali, Indonesia
We feel like Bali is a place that doesn’t need an introduction. Yes, it’s a popular, well-trodden tourist destination, but for a good reason!
Only a little 2 hours away from Singapore, Bali is perfect for quick romantic getaways with your special loved one.
It’s got everything both of you need to recharge for the weekend, including crystal clear waters, white-sand beaches, breathtaking sceneries, and of course, wonderful locals!
Plus, there are plenty of activities to keep you entertained beyond the beaches. You can go on a hike to Mount Batur to see the gorgeous sunset in the morning, and many other activities such as paragliding, surfing, etc
Other weekend activities that tourists like to do here are visit Balinese temples and explore the Ubud rice fields, both just as relaxing as chilling on the beach!
There’s a range of accommodations here, from budget-friendly hotels to high-end resorts, but make sure to book ahead of time. Cheaper accommodations get fully booked fast!
3. Perth, Australia
Perth is a small town on the western coast of Australia. It’s not as popular as Melbourne and Sydney, but we believe that it should receive the same amount of love!
If you’re looking for a change in scenery but don’t want to be away from the city, Perth is the place to be. It may be small, but it’s filled with hidden gems that make for a relaxing weekend break from Singapore.
From small bars to wineries, and even thrift shifts, you’ll have everything you need here as you escape your life in the city-state.
Among the popular destinations here are the wineries. There’s one that’s 25 minutes away from Perth where you can learn everything about winemaking, as well as get a taste of some of Australia's best wines.
Something that you should do before leaving Perth is to take a photo of that blue house, aka the Crawley Edge Boatshed. It’s a frequently Instagrammed place in Perth that can also be an amazing site for an impromptu photoshoot.
4. The Maldives
Don’t know what to do over that upcoming long weekend in May? Why not take a special trip to the Maldives?
With its white-sand beaches and crystal clear waters, the Maldives is ideal if you’re after a total change of scenery, away from the hustle and bustle of Singapore.
We’d say that the Maldives is made for adventure and romance, so if you’re after these two, then you’ll have the time of your life here.
Many hotels and resorts on the island offer their own water sports, including scuba diving, parasailing, snorkelling, and even dolphin watching, if you want something relaxing.
Going into the Maldives, you’ll pass through its capital Male, which is like a place of its own.
It’s a densely populated small island with a fish market and a mosque. It’s here where you’ll get a taste of authentic traditional Maldives cuisine.
Exploring beyond Singapore
We all need a quick break away from our life in Singapore. Fortunately, we live in proximity to amazing weekend getaway spots, so planning a quick weekend trip isn’t that stressful!
Still don’t know what to do on weekends in Singapore? Get in touch with us! We can make your rest days more exciting with our local and interactive tours!