It's already 2021! One thing we look forward to when the new year comes is definitely the public holidays and long weekends. In case you're wondering, Singapore will have 4 long weekends in 2021 😊 While this might seem less than 2020, we've got this cheat sheet below to help you to maximise your public holidays!
If you refer to this infographic we've created, you can get 9 long weekends by taking a couple of extra days of leave for Labour Day, Hari Raya Puasa, Hari Raya Haji, Deepavali and Christmas. We've also added a day to each of the existing long weekends so you can have a longer break 😍 Feel free to SAVE this infographic and SHARE it with your loved ones!
As we wait for the time when we can finally travel, we've rounded up these 8 exciting ideas to help you maximise your long weekends in 2021.
1. Go on a staycation
Credit: Villa Samadhi Singapore on FacebookThe year has just started but who says you can't start planning out your staycations for the long weekends in 2021? Even though you can't travel now, going on a staycation will definitely give you a good break from your hectic work schedule. Can't stay
at a villa in Bali or Krabi? Splurge a little andbook a room with a private pool
. If you can't miss out on a yummy hotel breakfast while on a staycation, these 8 hotels with halal breakfast
have got you covered! Planning to go on a romantic getaway or a fun-filled staycay with the family, check out these guides:
2. Explore a new neighbourhood in Singapore with the Singapoliday itineraries
The COVID-19 pandemic has definitely made us realise how much we haven’t explored in our backyard yet. Whether it’s hidden hiking trails
or hidden gems in familiar neighbourhoods like Bugis
, it’s time to rediscover Singapore once again! Thanks to the Singapoliday itineraries on the Visit Singapore website
, you can explore a district in Singapore you’ve never been to before. Choose from suburban spots like Changi and Kranji countryside or uncover new places in Bugis, Orchard or Marina Bay!
3. Use your SingapoRediscovers Vouchers if you haven't
If you're one of those people who didn't rush to use the SingapoRediscovers Vouchersin December, the good news is that you still have 6 months till they expire on 30 June
2021! The long weekends in 2021 will the perfect time for you to use the vouchers. Join a unique tour, rediscover a Singapore attraction or try something new with your vouchers. Check out our article forthe best ways to maximise your SingapoRediscovers Vouchers
4. Uncover a hidden gem
Since you can't travel now, long weekends are always great for exploring a hidden gem in Singapore
or an underrated attraction. From the abandoned Jurong Railway Line to Singapore's oldest dragon kiln
, Raffles Marina Lighthouse
, Upper Seletar Reservoir Park
and more, there's so much to uncover with your friends and family during the long weekends in 2021!
5. Conquer Singapore's hiking trails
Since travelling is not an option yet, why not add hiking to your New Year's resolutions? Singapore has plenty of nature spots
that are worth uncovering during your long weekends. Whether you're looking to see abundant wildlife, scenic walks or family-friendly trails, we've rounded up 18 hiking trails in Singapore that you need to conquer in 2021
. Challenging yourself to a long-distance hike? Check out our guides to the Coast-to-Coast trail
and Green Corridor
6. Explore Singapore's islands
Singapore might not be small, but there are a number of offshore islands where you can fuel your wanderlust. For
a feel of kampung vibes and Singapore's rustic charms,Pulau Ubin
never disappoints. If you're planning to enjoy a "beach getaway", Lazarus and St John's Islands
are your best bet. Both islands are calm and peaceful, making you feel like you're overseas. Kusu Island nearby is where you can explore shrines as well as a Tortoise Sanctuary. Environmental enthusiasts would want to check out the flora and fauna at Sisters' Island
while divers would love the coral reefs at Pulau Hantu
7. Pretend you're overseas
Although you aren't able to travel yet, you can still pretend like you're overseas
! Missing Japan? Plan a weekend to savour yummy halal Japanese food like ramen or udon, treat yourself to a private onsen and more with this pretend-Japan guide
. If you can't wait for your next trip to Bangkok, then head over to Golden Mile Complex's Thai supermarket or unwind at the Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore where you can enjoy a Thai-style retreat. You can also experience "winter" at cooler spots
like Snow City or the ice-skating rinks in Singapore.
8. Try out adventurous activities for an adrenaline rush
Credit: AJ Hackett Sentosa on FacebookHave you always wanted to tick bungy jumping off your bucket list or try sky-diving? Well, take this
time during the long weekends to experience adrenaline-pumping activities in Singapore! Head over to AJ Hackett Sentosa to experience their 47-metres bungy jump or the Triple Giant Swing. For a feel of sky-diving, iFly Singapore is a great alternative. Alternatively, you and your friends can also go on the thrilling zipline at Mega Adventure for a fun-filled rush of adrenaline.
Although travelling is not on the cards yet, you can still make use of your long weekends in 2021 to explore more of Singapore and try out new activities. Time to SHARE this with your loved ones and start planning your long weekend!