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Daytrips from Singapore

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Daytrips from Singapore
By road, water or rail, venturing off the island of Singapore is easy and worthwhile. You can spend a day scouring for bargains, enjoying a round of golf or just relaxing on the beach. Or tackle all of these, and more, on an island resort just south of the city.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Sentosa Island
Sentosa Island

While it’s only a short drive, train or cable car ride away, the number of attractions packed onto this small island make Sentosa a daylong destination. Beat the crowds and start off at Universal Studios, part of Resorts World integrated resort, which features some of the best shopping and eating in Singapore along its FestiveWalk. Choose from acclaimed golf courses, a butterfly park... More

While it’s only a short drive, train or cable car ride away, the number of attractions packed onto this small island make Sentosa a daylong destination. Beat the crowds and start off at Universal Studios, part of Resorts World integrated resort, which features some of the best shopping and eating in Singapore along its FestiveWalk. Choose from acclaimed golf courses, a butterfly park, historic tours or a luge ride for the afternoon before closing out the day along Siloso Beach, featuring the evening "Songs of the Sea" water-and-lights show. Less

Johor Bahru District
Johor Bahru District

A bargain shopper’s delight is just across the causeway in Malaysia, with numerous bus and train services available to ferry travelers across the border. The largest and most popular malls are easily accessible from the checkpoint and offer a blend of name-brand and knockoff shopping. Dig deeper and you’ll appreciate the city’s differences, good and bad, from Singapore, though rumors of... More

A bargain shopper’s delight is just across the causeway in Malaysia, with numerous bus and train services available to ferry travelers across the border. The largest and most popular malls are easily accessible from the checkpoint and offer a blend of name-brand and knockoff shopping. Dig deeper and you’ll appreciate the city’s differences, good and bad, from Singapore, though rumors of rampant crime are overblown. Museums and places of worship abound, along with good dining for any budget. A new premium outlet mall opened just outside the city in December 2011, and keep an eye on the new Legoland Malaysia, slated to open at the end of 2012. Less

Bintan Island
Bintan Island

A popular destination for golfers looking for better rates and more accessible courses, Bintan is also a nice way to escape the bustle of Singapore. A ferry ride takes between one and two hours, depending on where you’re headed. From there you can relax on one of the beaches or head inland for hiking and ATV rides or take a ride at the elephant park. There are a couple of towns on... More

A popular destination for golfers looking for better rates and more accessible courses, Bintan is also a nice way to escape the bustle of Singapore. A ferry ride takes between one and two hours, depending on where you’re headed. From there you can relax on one of the beaches or head inland for hiking and ATV rides or take a ride at the elephant park. There are a couple of towns on Bintan, but the island’s natural beauty is what draws visitors. Less

Melaka
Melaka

This charming city is a UNESCO world heritage site, with a rich trading history and multicultural heritage. Melaka is a rewarding town to explore and is about two hours from Kuala Lumpur.

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