Beach Weekend Break from Singapore

Discuss about life in Singapore. Ask about cost of living, housing, travel, etiquette & lifestyle. Share experience & advice with Singaporeans & expat staying in Singapore.
Post Reply
M-T
Member
Member
Posts: 31
Joined: Fri, 05 Jan 2007 5:59 pm
Location: Singapore

Beach Weekend Break from Singapore

Post by M-T » Tue, 10 Jul 2007 12:14 am

Hello,

I am looking for destinations at around 2-3h flight or drive from Singapore for a beach weekend break, any recommendations?

Cheers,

User avatar
muratkorman
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 232
Joined: Tue, 24 Oct 2006 9:41 pm
Location: Clementi

Post by muratkorman » Tue, 10 Jul 2007 8:57 am

Bintan island (Indonesia) is 50 minutes ferry ride from Singapore. Many resorts are available for stay.
With my kind regards

Murat Korman

LT
Regular
Regular
Posts: 52
Joined: Sun, 01 Jul 2007 1:54 am
Location: Sing-a-Pore

Post by LT » Tue, 10 Jul 2007 9:45 am

Alternatively, will be Sentosa Siloso Beach...
_________________
I am not driving fast - I am just flying low...

User avatar
muratkorman
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 232
Joined: Tue, 24 Oct 2006 9:41 pm
Location: Clementi

Post by muratkorman » Tue, 10 Jul 2007 9:58 am

You can't swim in Sentosa. Sea is not good there. But if you just want to play beach volley, it makes sense.
With my kind regards

Murat Korman

jumping_gene
Member
Member
Posts: 31
Joined: Mon, 19 Feb 2007 7:09 pm

Post by jumping_gene » Tue, 10 Jul 2007 10:04 am

a 3-hour flight can take you to the beaches in thailand, indonesia, malaysia, and the philippines. take your pick.

German_Expat
Member
Member
Posts: 41
Joined: Mon, 28 May 2007 10:50 am

Post by German_Expat » Tue, 10 Jul 2007 1:48 pm

Bintan is very convenient, I would recommend Mayang Sari challets.... rustic woodden challets directly at the beach, quiet and relaxing. Also some nice snorkeling to the left of the bay

User avatar
ching
Regular
Regular
Posts: 128
Joined: Sat, 30 Jun 2007 11:43 am
Location: Singapore
Contact:

Post by ching » Tue, 10 Jul 2007 8:12 pm

You can try Cebu (in the Philippines), or Phuket or Krabi in Thailand. Check the weather before you go :)

A 3-hour flight is a bit long for a weekend break, once you count the time you spend at the airport before checking in and then travelling to the beach from the airport... but if you've got an extra day or two it's perfect.

Hope this helps!
Tips from expats living in Singapore - http://www.livinginsingapore.org

Beablue13
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 8
Joined: Wed, 06 Sep 2006 6:38 pm
Location: River Valley Road/ GWC

Post by Beablue13 » Wed, 11 Jul 2007 12:25 am

thanks for all your very useful responses, very appreciated.

toramran
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 5
Joined: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 12:48 pm

Post by toramran » Fri, 27 Jul 2007 8:32 pm

the gili islands, lombok in indonesia. its 2 1/2 hours on silk air direct from singapore. the gili islands are perfect as they can arrange your transfer to and from the airport. you leave early in the morning and can be on the islands by lunchtime. perfect for a long weekend. we stayed at big bubble dive - fabulous.

User avatar
beach_bum
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 16
Joined: Fri, 08 Jun 2007 1:17 am

Post by beach_bum » Wed, 08 Aug 2007 5:01 pm

Cebu is great but the beaches near the city/airport aren't that good. If you've got a long weekend, you can go to Cebu then hop on a ferry to Bohol (2hrs) for great beaches and snorkelling/dive sites.

MC Donalds
Member
Member
Posts: 31
Joined: Thu, 31 May 2007 7:40 pm

Post by MC Donalds » Mon, 13 Aug 2007 12:36 pm

Perth - assuming it's summer.

User avatar
muratkorman
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 232
Joined: Tue, 24 Oct 2006 9:41 pm
Location: Clementi

Post by muratkorman » Mon, 13 Aug 2007 1:27 pm

You will spend half of the weekend in the plane if you go to Perth :?
With my kind regards

Murat Korman

Edward Sim
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 9:23 am

Post by Edward Sim » Tue, 14 Aug 2007 9:33 am

Hi there, I have been to Tanjung Pinang in Bintan. It is quite nice and a bit laid back. Even though prices are still cheap at resorts compared to Singapore, due to commercialisation, they are quite marked-up compared to those in the towns.
A Better Mortgage, A Better Life. Home loans solutions from panel of 11 banks, look for Edward Sim 9187 2681

Elena1228
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 6
Joined: Fri, 06 Jul 2007 11:34 pm

Post by Elena1228 » Mon, 20 Aug 2007 8:45 pm

Club Med Cherating, Bintan... if you will like to be involved in group activities :)

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 39638
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 1:26 pm
Answers: 10
Location: Retired on the Little Red Dot

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 20 Aug 2007 10:33 pm

Elena1228 wrote:Club Med Cherating, Bintan... if you will like to be involved in group activities :)
That sounds interesting! Last time I was at Cherating group activities were more like a group grope! :lol: Course that was around 12 years ago.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Staying, Living in Singapore”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests