27 Dec '11, 1am

Long weekend prompts Singaporeans to travel

Long weekend prompts Singaporeans to travel

By Daryll Nanayakara my paper Tuesday, Dec 27, 2011 The Christmas holiday used to be a simple affair for undergraduate Colin Low. But this year, it also provided an opportunity to reunite with his family abroad. RELATED STORIES Top 10 relaxation and spa destinations in Asia 10 out-of-the-ordinary ways to celebrate New Year's Eve This is because Mr Low decided to take advantage of two long weekends - over Christmas and the New Year - to spend time with his parents and youngest sister, who moved to live in Xiamen, China, early this year. The family made plans to meet in Japan, to celebrate Christmas as well as to go on a 15-day holiday. From his hotel in Tokyo on Sunday night, Mr Low told my paper: "It is almost impossible not to get immersed in the celebrations here. "Were we back home in Singapore, we would have just treated it as another holiday." His parents and his youn...

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