Here are the top 10 holiday destinations Singaporeans searched for on Google in 2016

The Straits Times

When it comes to travelling overseas, living in Singapore does have its perks.

With an airport that’s connected to 380 cities in about 90 countries worldwide, your next holiday is quite literally, a plane ride away.

So it’s no surprise that travelling is just about everyone’s favourite way to spend a well-earned vacation, and in 2016 alone, 9.5 million overseas trips were recorded.

Think about it, that’s almost 1.7 times the Singapore population.

So whether you’re taking a two-week break to the US or simply crossing the border to Johor Bahru for some quality food, there’s no lack of destinations to visit.

Google’s latest insights from its Asia-Pacific Travel Dashboard revealed interesting trends and travel search habits that Singaporeans have.

According to the searches in Singapore, people here seem to prefer short-distance getaways.

These were the top 10 destinations Singaporeans Google-searched for in 2016:

  1. Bangkok
  2. Bali
  3. Kuala Lumpur
  4. Johor Bahru
  5. Batam
  6. London
  7. Hong Kong
  8. Taipei
  9. Tokyo
  10. Seoul

Unsurprisingly, nine out of 10 of that list are Asian destinations, with Bangkok emerging top of that list.

This is in line with the trend of Singaporeans preferring affordable and accessible getaways, rather than exotic destinations which require a long-haul flight.

If you’ve crossed all of this places off your travel wish-list already, you can draw inspiration from the other popular places which Singaporeans are researching on Google.

Some of the upcoming destination trends include:

  • Luang Prabang
  • Hanoi
  • Lisbon
  • Munich
  • Da Nang
  • Prague; and
  • Yogyakarta

So whether you’re someone who prefers to be led by a tour guide, or an intrepid type who goes off the beaten track, these are probably the places you will most likely encounter another Singaporean.