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7 Best Places for a 72-Hour Getaway
23 Mar 2018EXPLOREBY SweetEscape

As an urbanite, the hustle and bustle of living in a capital city like Jakarta, Singapore or Manila must be all too familiar for you. This is why every now and then a getaway is called for. It's always important to escape from your daily routines and spend some quality time whether alone or with your loved ones!

Long weekends are usually the perfect time for a quick getaway. With this in mind, we have picked the 7 best places you can explore in only 72 hours. Ready? Here we go!

For The Food Lover In You - Osaka, Japan

Want to satisfy your rumbling tummy? You can’t go wrong in Osaka. Undoubtedly the best city in Japan for foodies, it may take about 6 hours to reach from Jakarta or Singapore but we promise that every hour is going to be worth it! Known as Tenka no daidokoro or The Country’s Kitchen, Osaka houses some of the best ramen, thanks to its famous soup base. There are also the best teppanyaki restaurants and street food sellers for local dishes and dessert treats - you can find them virtually everywhere in Osaka!

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Get Ready To Get Wet - Palawan, Philippines

Get in touch with your aquatic side in Palawan! Go up north where you can find some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, soak in the warm sun and marvel at the unique waterlife that will rejuvenate your body and soul. Suffice to say, there is a good deal of island hopping, turquoise water and out-of-this-world coastlines that Palawan has in store for you.

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by Fatima for SweetEscape in Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Fun with Family - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

In the mood for family time? Kuala Lumpur is the ideal destination for you and your family. Visit the leafy parks at KLCC where you can dip into the vast swimming pool or Batu Caves to let your kids see the wonder of this ancient limestone cave - for free! Alternately, you can also head over to Petrosains Discovery Center, KL Aquarium, or Kidzania where the whole family can get together and have fun! We are certain you will leave with a memory of a lifetime.

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by Oscar for SweetEscape in Kuala Lumpur
by Oscar for SweetEscape in Kuala Lumpur
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Learn Your History - Brunei Darussalam

A unique destination, Brunei is a gem in Southeast Asia where life beats at a much slower rhythm, but we promise you will enjoy every second! Visit mosques such as the golden Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, colossal palaces like Istana Nurul Iman, Royal Regalia Museum and the water village, whose locals will greet you with a lot of warmth and friendliness. Enough to satisfy any culture enthusiasts, expect to learn a lot about Brunei's rich history!

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by Chiam for SweetEscape in Kuala Lumpur

Experience The Best of Everything - Bali, Indonesia

Bali is not just a traveling destination, but a complete experience altogether. There are plenty of reasons that will make you in love with this paradise island, from the world famous beaches, exotic temples, majestic mountains and sloppy hills, finest weather, amazing cultures, delectable cuisines to its friendly people. With a short flight away from Jakarta, Manila or Singapore - you will be in for a refreshing trip and return to work so much more energized.

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Shopping Paradise - Bangkok, Thailand

You can't say no to a little retail therapy! If you’re up for a cheap and quick shopping trip, book your ticket to Bangkok for the best shopping experience of your life. From prestigious mall with high-rising towers, night markets where personalized arts & crafts flood the streets (don't forget the city has the world’s largest weekend market, Chatuchak), local markets filled with the freshest fruits to the mid-scale bargains - Bangkok has it all!

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by Preecha for SweetEscape in Bangkok

Reconnect with Nature - Sumba

A short getaway is always the best time to take a pause, take a deep breath and detach. Sumba islands is the perfect destination for that reason, where technology and modern life remains few and far between. Visiting Sumba means getting up close to nature at its best, from the sleepy Waingapu town, the sparkling Weekuri Lake, or the azure water of Tarimbang Beach, in addition to lush waterfalls and vast savannah. Anytime you’re wandering in the off-beaten path of Sumba, get ready to reconnect with nature - and yourself.

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by Virgians for SweetEscape in Sumba

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