With 70% of Singaporeans being vacation-deprived (as shown in Expedia's latest Vacation Deprivation survey), IHG has identified three weekend getaways that will not break your bank account. With 6 long weekends in 2016, you will be able to take full advantage of these to save your annual leaves for longer trips instead. Here are three weekend getaways that you can take for under S$500 (inclusive of flight and accommodation):
BANGKOK - Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sathorn
Flight on Scoot: Approximately S$275
Accommodation (2 Nights): Approximately S$140
Total: Approximately S$415
The Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sathorn is located in the heart of Bangkok and it is also the perfect base for exploring the city's riverfront. The hotel offers a complimentary boat service from BTS Saphan Taksin and it is also a short walk from Patpong and the famous Silom Night Street.
Flight on AirAsia: Approximately S$250
Accommodation (2 Nights): Approximately S$85
Total: Approximately S$335
Recharge with a weekend escape to the Island of the Gods - Bali! With the Kuta Beachwalk right at your doorstep, you will be able to enjoy the best of Kuta within 5 minutes drive. Whether you are interested in lazing by the beach or shopping at Legian Shopping Centre, the Holiday Inn Express Bali Raya Kuta offers affordable comfort on this beautiful island! Be sure to check out the hotel's outdoor rooftop pool while you are here!
Flight on Tigerair: Approximately S$170
Accommodation (2 Nights): Approximately S$120
Total: Approximately S$290
Heading to Phuket for the weekend has got to be one of the most affordable things you can do from Singapore (in terms of travel). Estimated to cost only S$290, your weekend at the Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong (located in the heart of Patong Beach Central) will teleport you to a resort with private balconies and a large outdoor swimming pool. Venture out to the beautiful Phuket Paradise Beach to soak up the sun and check out the Patong Promenade for a range of shopping and entertainment options.