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5 Short Getaway Ideas From Singapore (For Couples & Families)

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Happy FRI-YAY!

The March school holidays are approaching soon, #dayremummies have you planned out a short getaway with your family?

If you are still dreaming of a couple trip or a cosy family retreat but can’t seem to decide on the location, we’ve got some ideas for you!

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Read on to learn 5 short getaway ideas you can consider if you are looking to spend roughly 2 – 4 days out of Singapore for a nice retreat.

*NOT your usual #BKK, #JB or #Bali 😉

1. Rawa Island Malaysia

Image source: Rawa Island Resort

If this image has got you go “wowww!” and got you imagining yourself chilling on the beach, its time for a short getaway!

Spending quality time together, chasing sunsets 🌅 on the beaches, enjoying a pampering 💆🏻‍♀️

If this is your imagination of a perfect short getaway with your loved ones, #Rawa Island will be perfect for a couple trip.

Also crowned as the “Maldives of Johor Baru”, azure blue waters and pristine white sand awaits you once you arrive on the island!

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Image source: amirahazmi

What’s there?

Water slide, Sea sports centre (for snorkelling, diving, kayaking)

P.S Rawa island is surrounded by coral reefs, so if you are an avid diver, you are in for a good treat!


How to get there: Take a coach from Singapore to Mersing Habour Centre. This will take approximately 3 – 4 hours. Then, enter the island via a 20 minute boat ride.

2. Lombok & Gili Islands

Explored beautiful Bali but haven’t heard of #Lombok and #Gili Islands?

If you would like to avoid the human crowd on the beaches of Bali, heading over to its neighbouring islands is a highly recommended alternative!

As seen from the middle of the image above, Gili islands consists of 3 smaller islands – Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air.

Image source: Trip Canvas

What’s there?

Instagrammable swings and hammocks on Gili Trawangan (the one above 😍), Snorkelling in the crystal clear blue waters, Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep waterfalls, Bars and restaurants


How to get there: ✈️ Fly direct from Singapore to Lombok International Airport. To enter Gili Islands, take a 1 hour boat ride from Bangsal harbour.

3. Langkawi

Image source: Asia Marvels

Perfect for families and couples, langkawi offers both scenic beaches for relaxation and iconic structures to get a birds-eye view of the island.

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Image source: ttoscandinavia

The #Langkawi Sky Bridge provides a stunning view that overlooks the Andaman Sea. But, beware of the strong breeze that will send your hair flying all over!

What’s there:

Tanjong Rhu Beach, Pantai Cenang Beach, Langkawi sky bridge, Langkawi cable car, Water sports activities (e.g parasailing, jet-skiing)


How to get there: The fastest way to get to Langkawi is by plane. In just 1.5 hours, you can begin exploring Langkawi!

4. Penang

Image source: Awesome Penang

We can’t escape the fact that Singaporeans love to eat. On top of eating, taking instagrammable #foodie shots is in our blood isn’t it?

#Penang = non-stop eating + a stroll around heritage

Famous must-try food:

• Hokkien mee (prawn noodles) at Mount Erskine market
• Ah Leng Char Kuay Teow
• Gurney Drive (various food options to choose from e.g nasi lemak, popiah, koay pai ti)
• Peanut pancake
• Chendol
• Ayam laksa

Image source: Timetravelturtle

Heritage streets: Old Georgetown Streets offers both heritage (its a UNESCO World Heritage site) and Instagram worthy street art for you to have fun posing with them!


How to get there: The fastest way to get to Penang is by plane. Beat the queues and get to the land of food haven in approximately 1.5 hours!

#dayrefoodies #dayrefatties #dayretravels

5. Bandung

For the shopaholics! #dayreshopping

While most Singaporeans are familiar with Bangkok being a shopping destination, Bandung in West Java of Indonesia is actually a hidden gem for shopping too!

It is dubbed as the “Paris of Java” due to its resemblance to the European rich culture.

Image source: cavinteo

What’s there:

Shopping (Loads of factory outlets for cheap bargains, “Jeans Street” for all things denim), White Crater, Volcano crater, Strawberry-picking, Cafe-hopping

Image source: marriedtoourbackpacks

Featuring the majestic white crater in Bandung above!


How to get there: A direct flight for Bandung would take approximately 2hours and it is the fastest way to get there

Packing for short getaways

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Try to travel without a check-in luggage and maximise your carry-on luggage instead.

Most airlines would allow for 2 pieces of carry-on including a laptop or handbag with combined weight not exceeding 10kg. So, use this ‘privilege’ you have to the fullest!

Best part: Our Porter Messenger Bag features a hidden compartment to store your additional shoes!

Store worn shoes away from your fresh clothes & stay hygienic ✨

If you would like, you could store other travel essentials in it too!

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Foldable travel bag for that *extra* storage in case you need it is a MUST!

Especially for a short getaway, packing light also reduces your stress when you unpack for your travels – lesser laundry, lesser things to put them back in place but yet a happier mind.

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Packing using travel organizers

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Stay organized during your travels so that you wouldn’t need to dig through your messy luggage just to find that one thing!

We know that “stressful situation” – it really makes your heart drop! Enjoy yourself to the fullest ☀️

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