For couples in love, anniversaries are special – they serve as the perfect reminder of how much you and your other half have grown in the relationship. Every passing year presents itself with a different milestone that you have achieved together so far – it may be your graduation from university, receiving your first pay check, getting a new car, owning your first home, celebrating the birth of your first child (or subsequent children!), growing old together… ❤️
What better way to reminisce on your journey so far by going on another epic journey? Better yet, achieve something new during your anniversary trip! How, you may ask? We’ve got you covered!
For the thrill seekers: Macau
1. Bungy-jump from the Macau Tower
Dubbed the “Las Vegas of Asia”, Macau is the perfect destination for a short getaway for your anniversary with your other half. Why, you may ask? It is home to the world’s highest bungy at 233 meters, so adrenaline junkies rejoice!
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Take a leap of faith (no pun intended) off the top of Macau Tower and experience the ultimate free fall. See Macau like you’ve never before as you descend on a state-of-the-art cable system. What makes the jump more meaningful is the fact that you get to experience it with your other half – the perfect anniversary gift for the both of you!
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With this cool experience of a lifetime, it is safe to say that there is no obstacle the both of you cannot overcome. After all, you have both taken the plunge (again, no pun intended) and survived the toughest challenge in life!
P.S: While you’re at it, here‘s more things you can do and explore in Macau! Do not fret as you can definitely find halal food in Macau, like the one-star Michelin-rated restaurant Golden Peacock in Venetian Macau.
For the road trippers: New Zealand
2. Cover both the North and South Islands on four wheels
I’m sure you have known by now that New Zealand is a beautiful country. It is the country to be for a great outdoor experience – from rugged mountains and freezing glaciers to thermal hot springs, active volcanoes and deserted beaches. The best way to take in the view is to go on a road trip! Better yet, experience the epic road trip together with your other half during your anniversary!
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As the country is made up of two main islands – the North and South Islands – New Zealand offers endless road trip opportunities. You may start your journey from Auckland in the North Island, slowly making your drive down to Taupo, Rotorua and Wellington. Then, proceed to the South Island by touring Kaikoura, Christchurch and Queenstown.
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Expect to make countless pit stops along your drive across the country because trust me, the views of the diverse landscape in New Zealand are too majestic! Of course, your road trip will be extra meaningful with the presence of your other half to take in all the postcard views of the country with you.
P.S: If you are pressed for time and can only cover an island in New Zealand, check this itinerary out for an epic road trip to the North Island!
For the beach vacationers: Maldives
3. Stroll hand-in-hand along the beautiful beaches
If you and your other half fancy a beach vacation for the ultimate relaxation, a trip to Maldives is your answer. With sandy white beaches and turquoise blue water of the Indian Ocean, this picture-perfect tropical nation is a great destination for your anniversary trip!
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Home to perhaps the best beaches in the world, it is no wonder honeymooners and travelers have Maldives at the top of their must-visit wish lists. The beautiful beaches serve as a great distraction from all the work back home, so treasure the breathtaking views and stroll hand-in-hand with your partner along the coastline!
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The paradise that is Maldives will surely create great memories to both you and your other half. Most probably you will both come home with a new wallpaper on your phones of the picturesque beaches in Maldives!
P.S: Here’s a great itinerary to Maldives for you to kickstart your planning for your next anniversary trip!
For the romantic lovebirds: France
4. Celebrate love and romance in Paris
The capital and most populous city in France, Paris is the city of love and romance. The iconic Eiffel Tower is the unique landmark in the city, with thousands of proposals taking place overlooking the tower! How romantic is it to celebrate your love and romance with your other half in the city of love?
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Drown in the sea of lights in the city at night as the Eiffel Tower is lit up with 20,000 lights that twinkle for 5 minutes every hour. Take vows of undying love for each other as you cross the River Seine on the Pont des Arts pedestrian bridge. Visit the famed Wall of Love where 300 declarations of love are written on it in 250 languages!
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No city in the world can compare to Paris when it comes to romance. Enjoy the company of one another as you stroll along the streets of the city, where every corner reminds you of the love and romance you both share!
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P.S: Do check out this halal food guide for an awesome time in Paris with your other half!
For the adventurers: Nepal
5. Hike to the Everest Base Camp (EBC) in Nepal
Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world, standing tall at 8,848-meters. If you and your partner are adventurers and avid mountaineers, it is time to make that dream of hiking to the foot of the mighty mountain come true!
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The picturesque hike to the Everest Base Camp (EBC) offers breathtaking sceneries in addition to the glimpses of the highest mountain on Earth. Along the way, experience the one-of-a-kind Sherpa culture – from their lifestyle, tradition and food. You will spend your days walking as you make your way to different checkpoints every day. Fret not, the journey itself is a colourful one – from walking across swing bridges and visiting monasteries to walking past prayer wheels.
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The most amazing reward out of the journey is definitely reaching the base camp after days of walking and acclimatizing to the high altitude. You are bound to experience a great feeling of satisfaction for completing the hike. What makes it even more special is completing the feat with your loved one, on your anniversary!
P.S: If you need more convincing to visit Nepal, this article will get you agreeing in no time!
For the food connoisseurs: Hong Kong
6. Try all the delicious food in Hong Kong
For one of the best food experiences in the world, Hong Kong surely tops the list. The eclectic atmosphere of the eateries in addition to the exquisite flavours of the food in Hong Kong is the reason why it is a great place to go for your anniversary trip with your other half!
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From seafood to roasted meat, dim sum and desserts, Hong Kong seems to have it all. A bevy of eateries lined up on the bustling streets of Hong Kong means you will never go hungry in the city! The rich flavours of the local food is distinct, it’s definitely something you cannot find elsewhere in the world!
With the food so good and affordable, it is no wonder people throng Hong Kong just to satiate their palates. What better way to celebrate your anniversary than to enjoy all the good food Hong Kong has to offer!
P.S: Kickstart your gastronomic adventure in Hong Kong with this trusty halal food guide!
For the photography enthusiasts: Myanmar
7. Capture the beautiful sunrise in Bagan
A neighbour to the popular Thailand, Myanmar is often overlooked by tourist visiting South East Asia. It is understandable considering how Myanmar only opened its doors to tourism in 2012. If you and your partner are shutterbugs, this warrants you a trip to Myanmar!
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The ancient city in Myanmar that is Bagan is the perfect place for you to get your cameras clicking. Home to over 2,000 Buddhist monuments over green plains, Bagan is truly an interesting place to be. Wander aimlessly as your marvel at the beautiful architecture of the many temples in the city, enjoying the serenity of the vast archaeological site.
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The most rewarding view that you can possibly get in Bagan is the picturesque sunrise. Watch as the sun rises, towering over the many monuments on a quiet morning. Trust me, it is one of the most fairytale-like views that you will never forget!
P.S: Although Myanmar is not a Muslim-majority country, it is multi-cultural. Thus, it comes as no surprise that halal food is quite popular among the locals. There are small restaurants and shops serving traditional Indian and Muslim food in the country, so you don’t have to worry!
For the Disney lovers: Japan
8. Spend the day in DisneySea
No matter how old we are, there is always an inner child in all of us. If you or your partner wish to relive your childhood, head on to DisneySea in Tokyo for your day of fun!
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Let loose as you both unleash your inner curiosity by going on the endless rides in the theme park. Better yet, pose for photos with the many familiar characters that you both grew up with – Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy, among others. With so much to see and do at the theme park, enjoy the company of one another as you explore the park.
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End the night with the famous fireworks accompanied by the impressive medley of Disney songs. Witness the beautiful fireworks lighting up the sky, the perfect celebration for your anniversary!
P.S: Here‘s a halal food guide for your trip to Tokyo!
For the avid coffee drinkers: Australia
9. Café-hop in Melbourne
If you and your other half can never go a day without a cup of good coffee every morning (and possibly at any other time of the day), a trip to Melbourne is your answer to a great anniversary getaway. It is the best place to experience the café scene in Australia!
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The local coffee culture in the land down under is indeed a unique one – Australians really take their coffee seriously! What makes it so special is the distinct personalities of each café, something that retail coffee chains in the world seem to lack. With so many cafes for you to choose from in Melbourne, take the time to hop from one café to another and savour delectable coffee to your heart’s desire!
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Conversations over a good cup of coffee is always a great idea. Better so when it is with your other half, who loves to drink coffee as much as you do! The attention to detail to each cup of coffee will leave you and your partner wanting more!
P.S: In between all the coffee-drinking, don’t forget to fill your tummies with great food. We’ve got you covered this trusty guide!
With so much that you can possibly do with your other half, it is time for you to put on your thinking caps and start planning for your next anniversary trip! Not only do you get to spend time together during your getaway, you get to create new memories that will last you and your partner a lifetime!