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Make the Most of 2020’s 7 Long Weekends with Loved Ones

Holidays-just reading the word sends shivers down your spine, getting you all giddy and mushy. With the long weekends ahead, there is plenty of time for you to make wonderful moments with your significant other, be it a romantic candlelit dinner or a picnic by the bay.

Dates to Keep

There are exactly seven long weekends this year. That means you have plenty of time and opportunity to plan the most romantic and/or adventurous getaway with your significant other.

First off, New Year’s Day kicked off to welcome the new decade, so that is one long weekend ticked off your list for 2020. Here’s the rest of the long weekends this year:

  • Chinese New Year – 25 January 2020 – 27 January 2020, Saturday to Monday
  • Good Friday – 10 April 2020, Friday
  • Labour Day – 1 May 2020, Friday
  • Vesak Day – 7 May 2020, Thursday
  • Hari Raya Puasa – 25 May 2020, Monday
  • Hari Raya Haji – 31 July 2020, Friday
  • National Day – 10 August 2020, Monday
  • Deepavali – 14 November 2020, Saturday,
  • Christmas Day – 25 December 2020, Friday

It is up to you to make the most of these holidays. For example, since Labour Day falls on the 1st of May, you can file your vacation leave until the 4th (Monday), so you get four days off. That is, of course, just one strategy you can use to keep the dates longer.

What to Do and Where to Go for the HoliDates

Before buying concert tickets or looking for one-for-one buffet promos, come up with a couple of ideas that you and your significant other would both enjoy. You can have a list of places and activities both of you want to do, and then follow the process of elimination based on your budget and your preferences.

For the artsy couple. If you are the couple who devours art, the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre may be perfect for you. There are unique art installations and free performances you two would love.

  1. For lovebirds longing for serenity. Do you enjoy solitude? Well, a stay-cation at a hotel would be great. Add activities like a leisurely stroll in the park and you’re in for a treat. After all, a little bit of solitude, matched with unplugging from social media, in an urban jungle does come with positive effects on a person’s wellbeing.
  2. For nature-loving lovers. There are also many green spaces in Singapore with beautiful nature trails that will give you the peace of mind that you and your partner need. Top of the mind recommendations would be the Chinese Garden, Fort Canning Park and Southern Ridges.
  3. For couples who love open space. Singapore also has many picnic spots, like the East Coast Park. A picnic basket placed on a red-and-white checkered tablecloth should complete the picture-perfect scene.

Amidst all the recommendations, bear in mind that making memories need not be expensive. As long as you and your significant other know what you both want, any date would be one for the books.