It is that time of the year again! Yes, the summer heat is making us all sweat and the scorching sun is burning our skin. In Singapore, we are always looking for cold-weather getaways because it is always hot and humid around here. Escaping to a cool destination is always the first choice for long weekends and holidays.
Here is a list of some of easily accessible budget destinations where you can enjoy a welcome drop in degrees if you are craving for a perfect cold-weather getaway from Singapore. We hope this post will help you plan your next vacation to escape from the infernal weather this summer.
Kundasang Sabha, Malaysia
Nothing can beat the fresh and chilly air of Kundasang which is located at the foot of Mount Kinabalu and is a town in the district of Ranau in Sabah.
The relaxing and lovely climate, low-night temperatures and beautiful natural sceneries make for a perfect getaway. Kundasang is famous for its fresh vegetable market and the cattle dairy farm. You can also enjoy fresh milk, yogurt and ice creams here. It takes 2 hours in flight from Jewel Changi Airport and if you want to cut on the traveling cost, take a luxury bus to reach in around 9 hours.
Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
Cameron Highlands is the first choice for locals in Malaysia for their weekend outings. Unlike the hot and humid weather in most parts of Malaysia, this high-altitude destination maintains a temperature of 25 degrees or below all year round. There is no dearth of luxury resorts as well as budget accommodations here.
The scrumptious local cuisines will make your traveling experience even better. Don’t forget to enjoy the view of tea farms and the bunch of strawberries which are the essence of the Cameron Highlands as they grow in abundance here.
Indonesian Islands are popular for beaches and water sports. Bukittinggi in Indonesia is a hidden gem with a cool climate. Here the temperature ranges between 16 degrees to 24 degrees making it a perfect cold-weather getaway for tourists.
Located above the sea level of approx. 990 meters in western Sumatra, it is surrounded by both active and inactive volcanoes. If you are an outdoor activities enthusiast, this place is going to give you the best adventurous memories. Another unique part of Bukittinggi exists in Colmer Tropicale, which lies on the trekking path of the Sianok Canyon. The city has many colourful French-styled buildings that give it a European look and feel.
The capital city of Vietnam, Hanoi is known as a historical city. The climate here is relatively cold with the average temperature being 24 degrees. Though the climate is not very cold, the city promises to leave you sweat-free during day hours. Pho and other Vietnamese street food are popular across the South East Asian Countries. Hoan Kiem Lake is a “must watch” as it is known for its scenic beauty and insta-worthy photo ops.
These places are some of the best-marked cold-getaway from Singapore to sway all the summer sweats. You don’t have to plan any expensive trips to places halfway across the world. Now you have super cool options just at your doorstep to get away from the sunny days.