Most Singaporeans I know travel whenever the opportunity surfaces. After all, travelling is a great way for people to put aside their work and really spend some time bonding and catching up. I don't know about you but my boyfriend and I try to travel somewhere at least once or twice a year despite our considerably tight budgets. If you are looking to spend some quality time exploring a new destination with your sweetheart, consider the following four incredible places we at GET.com have rounded up for you. Nobody says you have to stick to the usual Southeast Asian countries all the time!
4 Affordable Destinations For Couples
1. Lisbon, Portugal
You will probably have a better time in Lisbon than in popular cities the likes of Paris or London when visiting Western Europe. Not only do you get to enjoy affordable seafood meals in restaurants that cost way less than a typical meal at a fancy cafe in Singapore, Lisbon also has a beautiful coastline. This city for lovers has loads of romantic, intimate places for you to explore. From cocktail bars and quaint cafes to nature trails, rejuvenating spas and the utterly romantic 18th-century royal palace - couples sure have a lot to check out while in Lisbon.
2. Taipei, Taiwan
Besides the ease of getting cheap air tickets to Taipei, the trip itself won't even take up too much of your time. Taipei is famous for its night markets, delicious street food and snacks and inexpensive shopping. Couples who love trying local delicacies should really pay Taipei a visit because the world-famous Ximending and Shilin Night Markets are all nestled there. Those looking for some variety can go hiking in Yangmingshan, scale up the elevator at Taipei 101, get cultured at the National Palace Museum and visit the many temples, museums and memorial halls peppered around the city. Soaking in hot springs is also a nice way to bond and unwind.
3. Goa, India
One of the cheapest cities in the world, Goa boasts gorgeous idyllic beaches, picturesque waterfalls, fascinating heritage, and markets where you can haggle for great deals. Romantic dinner dates at restaurants ar also a good choice if you and your other half want an experience more intimate than stuffing your faces with local street food and snacks. Hop onto a rented motorbike to get around Goa or go on trips exploring offbeat places and islands.
4. Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia
Singaporeans love heading to Indonesia's Batam and Bali for short trips. But, those two destinations aren't the only two that you and your significant other can visit, especially if you guys are absolutely in tune with nature. For couples who live and breathe the outdoors, Raja Ampat Islands will be right up your alley. From lush green jungles and crystal clear waters to white sandy beaches, diverse marine life and colourful coral reefs, there is plenty to do there. After all, this gem of a place is one of the must-go places for people who love diving and snorkelling. Frolicking in the quiet lagoons sounds like a pretty good idea as well.