Singaporeans who cherish weekend getaways also love to plan quick trips on the fly. Book a resort with pre-planned package tours from your mobile, and you’ll be Snapchatting outside of Singapore before you even need to confirm your check-in!
1. Chiang Mai, Thailand
Wander inside the walls of an ancient moat, and drive up a mountain to view a royal winter holiday home and deeply-loved religious site.
Book a hiking tour from Chiang Mai on the Agoda App: Doi Inthanon National Park, Hmong Village, Doi Suthep and Phuping Palace
Snapchattable hikes and self-guided tours: Chiang Mai Old City, Lanna Folklife Museum, Bo Sang Handicrafts Centre and Umbrella Making Centre, Royal Flora Ratchapruek
Flight time from Singapore: 3 hours
Check In to a guest house or resort in Chiang Mai
Step Out to Doi Suthep and Phuping Palace
2. Danang and Hoi An, Vietnam
Admire the newly developed, sophisticated side of Da Nang’s beaches and bridges, and find a restaurant along the Han River waterfront. This former French colonial port is the gateway to its historic counterpart, Hoi An.
Book a tour from Da Nang to Hoi An on the Agoda App: Hoi An Ancient Town, The Marble Mountains, Japanese Covered Bridge at Cau Chua Pagoda, Cua Dai Beach
Instagram-worthy workshops and tours: Dragon Bridge, Hoi An Market, Chuc Thanh Pagoda, Museum of Cham Sculpture, Vy’s Market Restaurant & Cooking
Flight time from Singapore: 2 hours, 45 minutes
Check In to a resort or capsule hotel in Da Nang or Hoi An
Step Out to the Marble Mountains
3. Ipoh, Malaysia
Recognized as the gateway to Cameron Highlands, Ipoh can be tempting to skip. DON’T! This charming capital of Perak is oozing with heritage.
Book a tour from Kuala Lumpur on the Agoda App: Ipoh Railway Station, Birch Memorial Clock Tower, Little India, Mural Art’s Lane
Snapchattable workshops and tours: TJOAN’s Lantern Workshop, 52, Jalan Masjid, between Lin Yee Temple and Mural Art’s Lane
Flight time from Singapore: 1.5 hours
Check In to one of the 10 Best Hotels Near Cameron Highlands
Step Out to Ipoh
4. Guangzhou, China
Guangzhou has long been an international trading hub, but the region is gaining popularity as fast as the glitzy cars it produces. Expect hardcore luxury shopping, and find a breath of fresh air in the green spaces the city has worked endlessly to develop and perfect.
Book a tour from Guangzhou on the Agoda App: Guangzhou Redtory Art & Design Factory, Yuexiu Park, Shamian Island
Instagram-worthy shopping spots in Guangzhou: Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street, Beijing Lu Pedestrian Street, Taikoo Hui, Tianhe District CBD Shopping Circle
Flight time from Singapore: 4 hours
Check In to a serviced apartment or capsule hotel in Guangzhou
Step Out to Yuexiu Park
Ogle at flashy architecture, and lounge on pristine beaches to discover why this tiny nation, known as the Abode of Peace, is quickly gaining popularity.
Take a cultural tour in Bandar Seri Begawan: Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, Istana Nurul Iman, Kampong Ayer Cultural & Tourism Gallery, Royal Regalia Museum
Instragram-worthy eco-tours: Belalong Canopy Walkway in Ulu Ulu National Park, Temburong District, Tutong River cruise
Flight time from Singapore: 2 hours
Check In to a guest house or serviced apartment in Brunei Darussalam
Step Out to Bandar Seri Begawan