Singapore has quickly become one of the preferred leisure travel destinations with its varied attractions for all kinds of travellers. It is also irresistibly accessible to other cities neighbouring it. So what’s better than a Singapore vacation? Adding another popular vacation destination to it!

Singapore is the gateway to South-East Asia, flanked by exciting destinations you could visit directly. Each of these add-ons have unique aspects that will make your Singapore vacation complete. So take the holiday you deserve by extending it for a few more days and add one of these bonus vacations. Find out which of these convenient destinations are made for you:


Go There If: You like cities with a cosmopolitan vibe.

Best Way To Get There

The Aerobus from Singapore takes you about 5 hours into the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Bus tickets start as cheap as S$ 20 (Rs 1070 or US$ 15) up to S$ 50 (Rs 2600 or US$ 36). If you prefer train journeys or are on a tight budget, take an overnight train to Kuala Lumpur which takes about 7 hours and about S$ 13 (Rs 700 or US$ 9).

Number Of Days To Spend There: 3

Places To Visit In Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Langkawi

What To See

When in Kuala Lumpur, a visit to the Petronas Twin Towers is a must for city slickers. Fulfil your craving to shop at Bukit Bintang and your craving for good food at Jalan Alor.

Immerse yourself in Malaysian culture by heading to Penang from Kuala Lumpur to experience its vibrant street art and night markets.

An overnight stay at Langkawi lets you wind down with a walk on its pristine white, endless beaches. Or keep the holiday adrenaline going with some water sports.


Go There If: You are looking for a beach haven that spells out leisure.

Best Way To Get There

A short 2.5 hours flight from Singapore takes you to this scenic island of Indonesia, which will cost you S$ 120 (Rs 6400 or US$ 87).

Number Of Days To Spend There: 3 to 5

Places To Visit In Bali: Seminyak, Tanjung Benoa, Uluwatu, Kintamani, Ubud

What To See

In Seminyak, you must experience the traditional Kecak dance by the Balinese people.

Visit the Uluwatu temple and enjoy watching magical sunsets from your stunning hotel on a cliff face.

Try out some amazing Benoa water sports or take a tour of the Kintamani volcano. Then finally, find serenity in the beautiful rice fields of the Ubud village.


Go There If: You want to experience something absolutely diverse compared to the Singaporean sophistication.

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Best Way To Get There

There are daily flights from Singapore to Bangkok with a duration of under 2.5 hours with a cost of S$ 84 (Rs 4500 or US$ 61).

Number Of Days To Spend There: 4 to 5

Places To Visit In Thailand: Bangkok, Pattaya, Koh Samui, Krabi

What To See

Explore Bangkok, the Land of Smiles with some budget shopping and fabulous street food. Head to Pattaya next to explore the underwater sea life as well as beautiful botanical gardens. You can travel within Thailand in its famous Tuk-Tuk, but also float down the Mae Wang River on a traditional bamboo river raft.

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If you fancy spending a day of doing nothing on a hammock at the beach, travel to Koh Samui. Or unwind at the beaches of Krabi. A must-do at Krabi is to experience snorkelling or diving in its extraordinary sparkling waters.


Go There If: You enjoy chaos and hip cultures

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Best Way To Get There

The cheapest way is to fly to Cebu which takes about 7.5 hours and will cost you about S$ 200 (Rs 10700 or US$ 145). The quickest flight from Singapore is to the Davao airport which takes less than 4 hours with a cost of S$ 750 (Rs 40150 or US$ 542).

Number Of Days To Spend There: 4 to 5

Places To Visit In The Philippines: Manila, Palawan, Cebu, Boracay

What To See

In Manila, satiate yourself with a swirl of street vendors, affordable shopping and Spanish cathedrals.

Boracay Island has over 12 beaches for your leisure. Or if you want to get away from the hustle bustle to a destination that’s not as crowded with tourists, visit the Palawan islands to experience its turquoise beaches, coral reefs and limestone cliffs.

Hong Kong

Go There If: You are a foodie and like Instagram-worthy pictures of your vacation

Best Way To Get There

A flight from Singapore takes you to Hong Kong in under 4 hours with a cost of S$ 150 (Rs 8030 or US$ 108).

Number Of Days To Spend There: 4 to 5

Places To Visit In Hong Kong: Disneyland, Harbor City, Dragon’s Back Ridge

What To See

Start with a beginner level scenic hike to the Dragon’s Back Ridge, the Hong Kong Trail. Quench your shopping and gastronomical delights at Harbor City. Have your fill of authentic dimsums at both- Michelin star restaurants and quaint rooftop spots.

Bargain for knick-knacks and fashionable clothes at Mongkok’s famous Ladies’ Market.

Hong Kong’s Disneyland offers world-class attractions for adrenaline junkies.


Go There If: You appreciate multifaceted and intricate cultures

Best Way To Get There

Take a quick 2-hour flight from Singapore to Vietnam with a view of endless coastlines, lush rice fields and soaring mountains. A one-way trip will cost you S$ 95 (Rs 5100 or US$ 68).

Number Of Days To Spend There: 4 to 5

Places To Visit In Vietnam: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Mekong Delta

What To See

Shop for unique souvenirs and eat freshly picked produce at the floating market in the Mekong Delta. 

Or get a taste of Asia’s most dynamic city- Saigon. Imagine spending your days living in underground tunnels, with the Chu Chi tunnels tour. Here you can also take the offbeat track and cycle through the coastline along south to central Vietnam.

Get a 360-degree view of Hanoi at the observatory at Lotte Centre.

Planning your Singapore add-on destination is easy. Just find out which destination excites you the most and head there!