Top emerging locations for travel-loving Singaporeans

Every traveller dreams of being lost in another place and discovering new secret getaways as keepsake memories. As travellers visit new locations and embark on journeys beyond the typical bucket list destinations, they find lesser-searched and overlooked destinations for their next adventure.

Top Emerging Locations Sunset Beach
Sunset Beach Top Emerging Locations

Here are some of the fastest growing destinations that Singaporeans should look forward to visiting this year – and they’re growing for good reason. Find yourself a reliable travel insurance in advance and list these locations in your to-travel list.


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Hua Hin, Thailand

Hua Hin serves as the gateway for the people of Bangkok since the roaring 20s and still serves as a magnificent destination for anyone looking for a beach-side retreat away from the throngs of people of the mega Asian cities. The serene beaches and humble seafood huts offer limitless choices of activities like kite surfing and water skiing for thrill-seekers and families. Hua Hin Jazz Festival is a famous attraction, and when you get tired of city fare, you can charter a boat for a fantastic trip out to Monkey Island to explore, fish and swim.

Cathedral of Zagreb
Cathedral of Zagreb De Famille – Photo personelle, ancien album, FAL, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2167787

Zagreb, Croatia

Croatia is beginning to be a hot destination among those searching for something fun and classical, and this historical town fits the bill perfectly. During the winter, it’s a short drive to the amazing ski slopes just outside the city, and in summer, biking and pedalling around the city is a great way to take in the sights. The markets and squares are characteristically European, and during the nights, the young people of this small country really know how to party hard.

Typical Icelandic houses in the center of Reykjavik
Typical Icelandic houses in the center of Reykjavik De Bjørn Giesenbauer – http://www.flickr.com/photos/giesenbauer/2072569810/in/set-72157609191391650/, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7192060

Reykjavik, Iceland

This location’s name sounds unique, and so does what you’ll see here. Iceland’s capital and biggest city are starting to get noticed worldwide. It’s been reported that the Northern Lights are dimming, so make sure to catch them while as soon as you can. Reykjavik and its neighbouring tundras are equally enthralling whether viewed under the midnight sun or by the light of the aurora borealis during long dark winter nights.  The city itself is walkable and urbane, with awesome culture and art to experience up while you’re here. At the end of the day, wash your stress away in one of the famous geothermal pools.

Dunedin seen from Unity Park lookout in the suburb of Mornington
Dunedin seen from Unity Park lookout in the suburb of Mornington

Dunedin, New Zealand

New Zealand’s South Island has received fame through exposure in Peter Jackson films, and visitors are starting to detour from the north and head directly here. Dunedin is a gorgeous scenic town founded in the Victorian era. Outdoor aficionados will have plenty to keep them busy with a full slate of cycling and hiking trails. The Otago Peninsula’s melodramatic scenery will leave you fascinated as you pass through.

Monks in the dzong of Paro
Monks in the dzong of Paro De Stephen Shephard – Trabajo propio, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1121903

Paro, Bhutan

Travellers are finally beginning to catch on the charm of Bhutan, and Paro is the place to be when starting your explorations of this isolated Himalayan territory. This ancient town is lined with classical Bhutanese buildings and temples, which includes some of the nation’s most famous attractions, like Taktsang Monastery, a retreat suspended on the sheer face of a cliff. Don’t expect much shopping outside the local markets. Regardless, that’s not why you visit Bhutan. You go for the quiet, peace and spiritual calm of this paradise.

End Note

Noticed how uniquely most of these locations are named? Wait until you actually visit these destinations and experience them for the first time. Before you go, don’t forget to acquire a travel insurance quote online to see how much you need to spend on it to make your travel more secure and hitch-free.

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