September Holidays Getaway
by Changi Recommends on August 27, 2015
With the September school holidays and Hari Raya Haji approaching, what plans do you have? Here are some getaway
ideas from beach holidays to shopping escapades to inspire your travel wanderlust.
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Boracay Island, the World's Best Overall Island and Top Island in Asia was awarded by Travel+Leisure Magazine.
Known for their white powdery sand and pristine waters with variation of gradient blue Philippines Sea. Relax and
bask in the sun on the white sandy beach and beach-hopping, one of the main activities to do on this island. There
are more than a dozen of private and public beautiful beaches in Boracay to explore the charismatic beaches. If you
do not have the time to explore all the places, here are the four recommended beaches and islands to visit this
Ilig-iligan Beach, is on the east coast of Boracay Island with several
coves and caves. The calm and clear sea waters is a great spot for snorkeling while explore scenic limestone islets.
Bulabog Beach is a windsurfers' paradise. A perfect place for adrenaline
junkie during the early months of the year as the strong winds lap up the waves for windsurfers. Until June and July,
fill the itinerary with other exhilarating activities such as kiteboarding, parasailing or otherwise feel the
"other side" of the beach during the rest of the months.
Join an island tour to the Southern part of Boracay, Crocodile Island,
the island that it resemble the shape of the reptile, hence its name. Swim along with the fishes for the crystal
clear waters makes snorkelling or diving is the must-do activity or choose stay on a boat and feed them.
Catch an array of colourful coral reefs, the breathe-taking underwater gardens where professional and amateur
scuba divers come together. Tambisaan beach, stone's throw away from Crocodile Island, is peaceful and serene
for those who wish to discover the deeper side of Boracay.
Besides the pristine white sand and turquoise waters, the Boracay sunset is a stunning sight that is not to be
missed. Catch the crimson hues of the setting sun in the evening from 5pm to 6pm daily. Experience the island's
exciting nightlife and party through the night at the famous Boracay Pub Crawl, the biggest and most happening
bar-hopping event in Boracay.
September is one of the best times to visit Seoul as temperature starts to drop. With its mild temperature,
catch the beautiful autumn foliage in amidst of the gentle breeze and stunning nature views. Immerse in the
largest shopping festival, The Korea Grand Sale 2015, where tourists enjoys various benefits of shopping, dining,
entertainment, hospitality and more.
From 14th August to 31st October 2015, there are more than 250 participating brands and
products for shoppers to enjoy such as famous cosmetic brands such as Nature Republic, Innisfree and Etude House.
For attractions and entertainment, enjoy great discounts when you visit Everland theme park and great prices
for Korail train tickets. Find out more about to enjoy more deals and discounts on the
Korea Grand Sale website. Remember to print out the
coupons to enjoy great deals at Myeong-dong, the cosmetic & skin care
shopping haven as well as the fashion district Dongdaemun.
Be captivated by the beauty of Mother Nature as autumn begins in September. There are several scenic spots to admire
the fiery colours of autumn leaves this fall.
Nami Island is said to be the best place to experience autumn in South Korea
because of its beautiful tree-lined roads filled with flaming orange leaves. This island, an oasis for culture and
leisure with humanity and nature is known for the filming location of the widely popular Korean drama, Winter Sonata.
Take a leisure stroll around the island or explore the breath-taking landscape on a bicycle. Or, experience
the gorgeous foliage from a different perspective by taking a cable car up to the
N Seoul Tower, which is located on Namsan Mountain, the tower offers great
panoramic views of the city.
Photo Credit: Taipei 101
Besides Seoul, Taipei is another a great shopping destination with a plentiful shopping districts and a wide
plethora of night markets.
Home to the renowned Taipei 101 and several large shopping malls, Xinyi District
is the city's trend-setting commercial district. Indulge in bespoke luxury shopping at Bellavita Shopping Mall
where high-end fashion boutiques such as Blvgari, Gucci and Tod's is at your dispense. Dine at Taiwan's first
Michelin-starred restaurant, L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, after a long day of retail therapy. Or, be lost in the
world of books in Eslite Bookstore, Taiwan's largest bookstore that opens 24 hours. Enjoy sipping a cup of coffee
while reading a book in the wee hours.
Satisfy your cravings for Taiwan local street food at Shilin Night Market, the city's largest and famous night
market. The market offers a wide selection of delectable classic street food, from meat buns, giant sausages to
shaved ice. Be sure to try the famous Ah Zhong Mee Sua (oyster vermicelli) and the popular XXL Crispy Chicken. If
you are feeling adventurous, do try Taiwan's iconic snack, stinky tofu. Once you have overcome the pungent
smell, you will be craving for more.
Lastly, end the night with a bowl of refreshing Ai-Yu jelly drizzled with lime and cranberries. The list of food
at Shilin Night Market is never-ending, so be sure to visit the market on an empty stomach!
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