City or countryside, urban or rural, these romantic escapes near Singapore will rekindle your love.
P.S. The kids will understand.
Mother Nature’s work of art, trek up the moutainous vistas of Sapa and be rewarded with a splendid view of cascading rice terraces bathed in soft sun rays. And a drink at the mountaintop bar, of course.
Plus, at an altitude of 1600m, Sapa’s moderate temperature never exceeds 29°C even in the summer, making it a perfect pseudo-wintery escape.
NEXT: Chiang Mai, Thailand →
Chiang Mai is lovingly dubbed “Rose of the North” for its paradiasical charm, both natural and man-made, but we’d give some credit to the romantic air that captivates the couples that visit, too.
After all, there’s a reason why so many expat couples choose to retire in Chiang Mai!
NEXT: Vientiane, Laos →
It’s not Valencia nor Venice, but all the better, for this city straight out of a fairytale oozes a charm of its own.
Vientiane marries a European style of architecture with Asian culture, as well as all the pleasures of a city. Go from exploring cultural sites to partying it up at happening bars, and even then, the laid-back lusciousness of the countryside is never far away.
NEXT: Langkawi, Malaysia →
One of our favourite beach cities in Malaysia, Langkawi’s outstanding geological landscapes – from beaches to waterfalls to landforms – made it a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Underrated? Yes. But Langkawi’s undisturbed beauty is exactly what we love about it.
NEXT: Yogyakarta, Indonesia →
Eat, Play, Love could just as well have been filmed in Yogyakarta as it was in Bali. Life here is zen, perfect for both the Romanticist and the romantic.
And, of course, nobody visits Yogyakarta without exploring the iconic Borobudur (pictured), one of the greatest Buddhist temples in the world.
NEXT: Bali, Indonesia →
Even if Bali’s “been there, done that” for you, we’d wager that you’d do it all over again, anyway.
This time, try a stay at Hanging Gardens of Bali, home to what must be the world’s most photographed pool (pictured). Private pool, might we add.
NEXT: Con Dao, Vietnam →
Ringed by pristine beaches and scenic bays and nestled in the cradle of nature, this island paradise offers honeymooners nothing short of a romantic recharge.
Where to stay: five-star luxury resort Six Senses Con Dao, sat in a nature and marine park.
NEXT: Vigan, Philippines →
One of the oldest towns in the Philippines, walk down Vigan‘s cobbled streets, lined with elegant European-style merchant houses, with horse-drawn carriages trottling by every now and then.
Soon enough, you might just begin to think you’re really in a quaint, idle Spanish town.
NEXT: Sapa, Vietnam →
By Pinky Chng, February 2017 / Updated by Melodi Ghui, July 2019
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