It’s no secret that Singaporeans love to eat, shop and travel and the Jetstar team has put together a holiday service announcement to make the most of the eight long weekends in 2014 to travel to the most popular destinations and enjoy the local cuisine.
This list was put together based on Skyscanner’s annual travel trends report 2013 which lists the most popular destinations for Singapore travellers and the travel preference report by travel booking site, Wego.
Singapore traveller’s most favourite cities are Bangkok, Hong Kong, Taipei, Bali* and 60 per cent of Singapore travellers select their destinations based on the local food**. The top culinary destinations as reported by Wego also mirror the top favourite Asian cities but include Japan, Indonesia and Malaysia and South Korea.
Jetstar recommended holiday weekend getaways 2014:
February – Escape to the cool weather and tranquillity of Siem Reap or Yangon during the Chinese New Year weekend
April – Tuck into Thai cuisine while enjoying the cool of Songkran, the Thai New Year celebrations in Bangkok or Phuket over the Good Friday weekend
May – Relax on the beaches in Bali or Haikou over the Labour Day or Vesak Day weekends and refresh your tan before you head back to the office
July & October – Visit family and friends celebrating Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji in neighbouring Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Medan and Surabaya
October – Celebrate spring in Perth over the Deepavali weekend and visit the natural sights the city has to offer.
December & January – Bundle up for Christmas and the New Year’s in Hong Kong and Taipei, to take in the shopping, local delicacies and lights of the city over the holiday season.
Time is of the essence for such short weekend getaways and Jetstar Asia offers low fares to 21 destinations, all within five-hour flight radius from Singapore. The less time spent travelling, the more time there is for fun and food!
*Skyscanner annual travel trends report, 2013
**Travel booking trends report, Wego, 2013
For the list of gazetted public holidays in Singapore, please visit the Ministry of Manpower website