5 Destinations For Your Year-End VTL Escape

The announcement of Singapore’s Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTL) has brought much excitement and joy to many.

After being travel-starved for close to 2 years, there are now more than 10 countries – in Europe, North America, North Asia, and South East Asia – that residents in Singapore can travel to from December. 

If you’ve caught the travel bug and are itching to pack your bags and hop on a plane this year-end, but still haven’t decided where exactly to go, here are 5 destinations that you can consider visiting for your travel comeback!

1. Vancouver, Canada

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Longing to explore the great outdoors? Consider a scenic road trip to the Canadian Rockies, located east of Vancouver, for your fill of stunning glaciers, charming turquoise alpine lakes, snow-capped mountains, as well as cozy winter lodges and small mountain villages nestled in the heart of evergreen fir forests. Apart from taking in these spectacular sights, don’t forget to set aside some time to indulge in winter sports like cross country skiing, snowboarding, and ice climbing, before taking a soak in relaxing hot spring pools, for the perfect winter vacation!

2. London, The United Kingdom

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London is the place to be if you’re looking for a modern metropolis that’s filled with old-world charm. This city, which has a history stretching back to the Roman times, has tons of great shopping and dining options, as well as iconic historic sights such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey and more. To enjoy a slice of local life, take a ride on the Tube, which started operating in 1983 – this makes it the world’s first underground passenger railway! And if you’d like to slow it down a notch, make time to visit Hyde Park, a green expanse in the midst of this bustling capital.

3. Seoul, South Korea

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If you’re a fan of all things Korean thanks to the Hallyu Wave, then Seoul is the destination for you. Visit sites where popular K-dramas were filmed, indulge in Korean delicacies, and sing along to chart-topping K-pop songs as you stock up on your favourite Korean skincare and makeup products at shopping districts like Myeong-dong and Edae. 

Whatever your plans are, remember to spend a day exploring the Bukchon Hanok Village. It’s here where you’ll take a step back in time and find hidden gems in the form of guesthouses, restaurants and teahouses as you wander through the hidden streets and alleys. And for an experience unlike any other, rent a traditional Korean hanbok and transport yourself back to the Joseon Dynasty as you explore this quaint neighbourhood.

4. New York, The United States Of America

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Unique street grids, countless skyscrapers, world famous art museums, hundreds of food trucks, top-notch Michelin-star restaurants, and critically acclaimed musicals: these are just some of the things that New York City is best known for. It’s called The City That Never Sleeps for a reason – there’s just so much to see and do, so if you’re the sort to love packing your days while on vacation, you’ll love a trip here. If it’s your first time visiting, set aside some time for iconic sites like the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, and of course, the sprawling Central Park!

5. Berlin, Germany

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History buffs, culture vultures, and art aficionados will love Berlin. Looking for a crash course in European history? This city has lots of stories to tell. Here, you’ll uncover tales from the Nazi era as well as World War II. Visit the Berlin Wall, which once divided the city for nearly 30 years. Today, it’s known as the East Side Gallery, an open-air space, featuring over 100 murals by artists from all around the world. These captivating pieces of street art have been painted directly on a 1,316m long remnant of the wall, making it the world’s longest outdoor art gallery.

 

 

 

All inspired and geared up to see the world once again? As a KrisFlyer member, you’ll earn KrisFlyer miles when you fly on Singapore Airlines and Scoot to these destinations, and travel quarantine-free on VTL flights back to Singapore. Alternatively, you can also choose to redeem your KrisFlyer miles for that trip that you’ve been dreaming about. 

Not a KrisFlyer member yet? Sign up with the promo code KF800 to enjoy 800 KrisFlyer miles as well as all that our rewards programme has to offer.

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