3 destinations to travel solo

by By Hafiz Rasid (hrasid@sph.com.sg)
published on 21 June 2016

Going solo on a free-and-easy holiday may be the best way to experience a destination.

Since the travel itinerary is purely driven by your own interests, you get to spend more time visiting places that you love and make new friends along the way.

If you are planning on travelling alone, here are three destinations with plenty of attractions to see.

New Zealand

There is no shortage of attractions in New Zealand. With its diverse landscapes, you will find an attraction that suits your interests here.

Nature lovers will appreciate the flora and fauna at the Fiordland National Park, offshore islands such as the Bay of Islands near Auckland, and beautiful scenic sites such as Lake Tekapo.

Those who love the sea and sun can head to Whale Bay and Wainui Beach, and adrenaline junkies can go skydiving in Queenstown and skiing at Treble Cone, the largest ski area in the South Island.

Known for its laid-back and friendly locals, solo travellers can navigate through destinations in New Zealand with ease.

Iceland

In contrast to sunny Singapore, Iceland is a cool place to discover a unique landscape situated at the edge of the Arctic Circle.

Plenty of day tours are available. Go on a tour of Southern Iceland to visit beautiful natural attractions such as the black sand beach in Vik and stunning Solheimajokull glacier.

Want to witness one of nature’s most spectacular displays? Chase the Northern Lights and witness the rare natural phenomenon for a memorable experience.

Taiwan

A land of contrasts, Taiwan is where you can experience a fast-paced lifestyle in places like Taipei, and retreat to a more relaxing countryside.

Avid shoppers will be pleased with the range of products available, and interesting tourist attractions.

In Taipei, shop for trendy apparel and accessories at the hip Xi Men Ding shopping street. Drop by the famous Yong Kang Street for the latest skincare and cosmetic products.

Check out the amazing night markets such as the Fengjia Night Market in Taichung. Feast on street fare, and score bargains on trinkets and electronics to bring back home.

Visit the countryside and make a stop at different villages, such as the Wansiang Village in Nantou County, for handicrafts that make for unique keepsakes.