25 Feb '12, 2am

Tips on planning a short-haul vacation for your next long weekend:

They say the easiest way to start a conversation with a group of Singaporean strangers is to talk about food. From coffee culture to Cantonese cuisine, there are few who can resist sharing what they just ate and where. But if you are game to spice up the conversation, consider dropping the S-word - short-haul vacations. Here, the sun, sea, spa and sandy beaches await in the day, while the shops and local markets welcome the Singapore dollar when the sun sets. There are eight more opportunities for a long weekend this year. Seven, now that the Chinese New Year celebrations are over. If you have yet to plan your leave for the year, you may want to start looking at how you can work your annual leave around the public holidays over the next 10 months to get the most out of them. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION When planning for those weekend getaways, consider destinations from t...

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