Weekend Getaway Trip: Where You Can Go On A Budget

We all love long weekends and public holidays. They offer a chance for us to recharge and unwind before another work week.

Often, we find ourselves thinking, “what should I do this long weekend?” While staying home is an option, sometimes, getting fresh air and a change of scenery is what we truly need. The truth is that many people frequently turn to a weekend getaway trip away from Singapore as a tried-and-true method of de-stressing when spa treatments and other activities fall short.

But where can you go on a budget? Here are 3 locations to give you some ideas for your quick weekend getaway trip.

1. Desaru Coast, Malaysia

Just a 90-minute drive via the Causeway from Singapore is a luxurious beach resort that is sure to promise a weekend of fun.

Aside from pristine beaches and excellent dining options, the resort is known for having a full 18-hole golf course and three different 9-hole courses located along the coastline.

And if you aren’t a fan of golf, don’t worry. There are various exciting activities lined up to satisfy you yearnings for wanderlust. From coastal beach walks to informative tours along the mangroves and even adrenaline-filled ATV rides, there is something for everyone!

2. Sentosa

In need of a quick beach holiday but aren’t too keen on making that 90-minute drive to Desaru Coast? Well, the closest beach resort to Singapore is only a 10-minute monorail ride away.

Home to stunning tropical landscapes, several large beaches, famous tourist attractions (including the SEA Aquarium and Universal Studios Singapore) and a mouth-watering array of dining options, Sentosa is the ideal destination for those looking for something familiar and convenient.

3. Southern Islands of Singapore

Looking for a change of scenery and a passport-free weekend getaway trip? The Southern Islands of Singapore have got your back.

Perfect for those who are looking to get away from the crowd and still enjoy a day of fun-filled activities, the Southern Islands of Singapore receives lesser visitors than the popular Sentosa Island.

Comprising of 4 main islands – Lazarus Island, St. John’s Island, Kusu Island and Sister’s Island – the Southern Islands of Singapore are one of the best kept secrets that not many know about. No matter if you are looking to suntan on a pristine beach, snorkel in crystal-clear turquoise waters or a culture-rich day of reflecting and taking a break from your everyday worries, the Southern Islands promise the weekend getaway trip of dreams that you have been waiting for.

It’s a passport-free vacation that does not break the bank (and these are only some of the many reasons to visit the Southern Islands), it does not get any better than this.


After a week of hard work, we all deserve a break to unwind, relax, have fun, and spend time with the ones we hold near and dear.

If you are looking to travel to the Southern Islands of Singapore, Singapore Island Cruise is the one for you. Having been founded in 2007, we are the country’s first ferry operator and have been providing daily scheduled ferry services to the Southern Islands since our establishment.

Whether you are looking for a ferry to Sisters’ Island, St. John’s Island, Kusu Island or Lazarus Island, we strive to make your experience a memorable one with our ferry services. Alternatively, if you are looking to charter a ferry in Singapore, we have private chartering services available for those who would like the whole ferry to themselves.

Book your ferry tickets today and get ready for a weekend getaway trip to remember.