Singaporeans love to travel to various destinations around the globe. And if you are one of them, you should know the countries you can visit without a fuss on Visa, and which once require you to have one.
This year the Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index, a yearly global ranking of countries based on their freedom to enter another country or territory without a visa, has placed Singapore on the fifth rank together with Japan and Austria. There are 219 destination countries, yet the maximum score is 218 as the citizen’s own country is not counted and Singaporean residents can visit 170 countries visa-free.
Discover which countries you can set foot on without a visa.
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You can stay for 6 months in:
Visit the Horseshoe Falls which is the Niagara Falls at the Canada Side. As it is a short ride from Toronto, it is a popular must do in the country that all visitors must have a reservation to be accommodated in the Skylon Tower that provides a 360 degree of the falls.
Over the years, the Stonehenge has stayed on top of the tourist attraction list of UK. It is a prehistoric site build in 2500 BC with no written records from the culture which created it. It is a mystery that attracted curiosity and debates all over the world.
Known for its wonderful beaches, this independent island country takes pride of Bathsheba Beach located in the west coast. It may not be safe to swim there but it is a paradise for surfers who love tor-notch waves and for photographers who like dramatic rock formations and abandoned homes.
Named as the Nature Island of the Caribbean, Dominica boasts of its Boiling Lake which requires a 3hour hike towards it eerie pool of bubbling gray green water. The temperature ranging from 180-197°F is cause by the hot gasses from molten lava below.
For 183 days you can stay in:
Machu Picchu is the only Inca City the Spaniards never colonized. It is still currently one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Trek the legendary Inca trail and discover its mysteries and wonder.
Enjoy 180 days in:
Love tequila? Waste no time and ride the Tequila Express or also known as Guadalajara Tequila Train Tour. Journey to the town of Amatitan through a traditional Mexican train and enjoy the scenic landscape. The tour includes a buffet lunch of Mexican food, tequila tasting, tour in the tequila distillery and a Folkrolic Show.
Cruise the Panama Canal, join the carnival in Las Tablas, roam the wilderness of Darién National Park and snorkel in the Bocas del Toro archipelago. Panama has much to offer other than its stunning Caribbean location.
Relax for 4 months in:
Let your toes feel the warmth of in Sigatoka Sand Dunes, take a ship through mangrove forests, discover the history in Fiji Museum and walk through the Garden of the Sleeping Giant.
Stay as long as 3 months in:
Binge your eyes with lively colors of vibrant La Boca, the portside in southern Buenos Aires, feast on the national cuisine called parrilla, ski down the slopes of Andes, and breath in the freshness of the stunning Bariloche and never leave without tasting the local’s chocolate.
If you are into beach bum you will love the pale pink sands of Harbour Island and the fine alabaster sands of Paradise Island. If you are a hard party goer, jam with the other tourists and locals in Junkanoo festivities in New Year’s Day and Boxing Day
Hungry for the challenge of nature? Go with the El Imposible’s rushing rivers. If you are into bird watching, satisfy your crave with over 500 species of bird freely flying on the treetops. Visit the volcanic crater lakes of Coatepeque and Ilopango and deep your toes in the warm waters of the lakes.
Celebrate Easter in Comayagua, climb Copán’s ancient ruins, take an adventure through La Mosquiitia, Central America’s Amazon, birdwatch on Lake Yojoa and go hiking in Pico Bonito National Park.
Ride the cable car to view across Tung Ching Bay, North Lantau Country Park and the giant Tian Tan Buddha statue. Bring out the child in you as you step in Disneyland and shop till you drop in Ladies’ Market on Tung Choi Street.
Explore the Ireland’s Viking heritage in Dublinia with its interactive media, may overlays, and some dressing ups. Bring the kids and feel with them the real sense of Ireland way back its history. Marvel at the Dublin Castle and learn the tales of the kings, stolen treasures, and British rules on lands.
Have a breakfast at Tsukiji Fish Market and feast on the freshest of sushi, grab your cam and capture Shirakawa-go, let your inner child feast with delight in Kyoto International Manga Museum, feel the serenity in the floating gateway of Miyajima and go back in the past in Himeji Castle.
Climb Mt. Kenya, have a day trip in Nairobi National Park, be captivated by the nature’s beauty in Masai Mara, visit the elephants in Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and shop in Mombasa.
Visit the Kuwait Towers and the Failakai Island. Kuwait is known for its sea clubs and its variety of outdoors and indoors facilities. The Sadu House is made of corals and gypsum. It houses the crafts and arts of the Bedouin society.
Expect one of a kind entertainment in Djemaa El Fna. Known as the hub of life in Marrakech, this is the place where locals and tourists mix together and enjoy various spectacles such as acrobats, snake charmers, musicians and storytellers.
Pumped by extreme activities, New Zealand is the prime destination for those who love bungee jumping. The famous jump off places are the Nevis, the Pipeline, the Kawarau River Bridge, the Ledge,Taupo, Mangaweka (North Island) and Hanmer Springs (South Island). If you love zorb, then welcome yourself at its birthplace.
Soak your feet in Salto’s hot springs, shop in Montevideo’s markets for antiques and even live birds, enjoy parasailing, windsurfing, waterskiing, and sport fishing at Punta del Este.
Take a break for 90 days of any 180-day period in:
The Schengen Area which includes most EU States, except for Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania and the United Kingdom.
Admire Vienna’s baroque elegance, celebrate classical music at Salzburg festival, pump your adrenalin in Harakiri, Austria’s steepest ski slope, and pay homage to Salzburg’s Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Indulge with Belgium’s irresistible chocolates; visit Bastogne Historical Centre to relive the Battle of the Bulge which is one of German’s deadliest attacks against Allied troops during WW II, and eat moules frites with a little mustard.
Be enchanted with the world’s largest citadel, Prague Castle; explore Bohemia’s medieval town Kutná Hora; enter the fairytale castles of Karlštejn and Konopiště; jouney to the Pilsner Urquell Brewery and sip the best beer.
Have a picnic in Assistens Cemetery, try the audio walk with an interactive podcast which tours you around you chosen route, set foot on the birthplace of fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen and relive the Vikings heritage in Viking Ship Museum.
Enjoy the festivals in Tallin, Viljandi Folk Music Festival, Leigo Lake Music Festival and Rabarock, Järvakandi through various seasons, sample variety of beers and wheelchair-bound nature enthusiasts can go on hike to see the breathtaking Soomaa.
Take a tour in Lapland which is the home of the one and only Santa Claus where there is sunlight round the clock during summer and colorful northern lights Aurora Borealis in winter.
Join the Tour de France, the biggest cycling event in the world; be astonished with Millau Viaduct, the tallest bridge ever, and drive through French wine trails especially Route des Vins d’Alsace to sample lip-smacking wines.
WWII left Dresden in ash but now it is a worthy tourist destination as it resurrected beautifully. Sample ebbelwoi (applewine),bask in beer at Munich’s 16-day celebration of Bavarian culture, explore Neuschwanstein Castle, and shop at Cologne Christmas Market.
Experience the serenity in Meteora, Greece’s second most important group of monasteries. Take a tour in Athens, witness the music, dance and theatre performances in Hellenic Festival just like in going back in the past.
If you love brandy, you have to visit the Kecskemét which is renowned for its many varieties of pálinka (fruit brandy). Get soak in Hévíz thermal lake and visit the Dental Capital of the World, Sopron.
Bathe in the Blue Lagoon which is known of its milky turquoise waters. Experience a one of a kind New Year’s Eve with hundreds of bon fire and thousands of fireworks going off simultaneously in the crystal sky.
Tour the Tuscan wine cellars while basking in the fields of vines, cypress woods and sunflowers. See the remains of Pompeii and Herculaneum which remained engulfed after the eruption in AD79 and sail around spectacular Sardinia.
Ride the cable car from Sigulda to Krimulda to have the birds-eye view of the Gauja River Gorge, and enjoy a couple of drinks in 26th-floor Skyline Bar at the Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija.
Visit Vaduz Castle (Schloss Vaduz)Lithuania, tour the Prince’s Wine Cellars, hike around the castle ruins of Schellenberg and see the Winter Sports Museum.
If you love visiting breweries, you can stay at Béierhaascht brewery hotel and sample the alcoholic drinks prided by Luxembourg.
Bathe in the Blue Lagoon of Comino where the Hollywood movie Troy was filmed showing the dazzling blue sceneries. Visit the Blue Grotto whixh is the famous cave in Malta known to be surrounded by turquoise to deep blue waters.
Chill out at Saint-Martin Gardens, gable in style at Grand Casino in Monte Carlo, and feel the serenity in Monaco Cathedral.
Take your loved one a candlelit cruise along the canals of Amsterdam, Enjoy a football match at Amsterdam Arena and taste- test countless cheese in Holland’s cheese markets.
Brave the winter of Norway’s Arctic region to witness the Northern lights, perched on top of a 1969 feet cliff to marvel at the cerulean blue waters of Lysefjord, and experience traditional Norwegian folk culture.
Climb the Tatras Mountains, enter Lublin through the Cracow Gate and go mushroom picking as it has been a Polish tradition for centuries.
If you are into racing, check out the world-famous Estoril racetrack located near Lisbon on Portugal’s Atlantic coast.
Up for adventures spiked with wine? Take the Carpathian wine route which starts just outside the Slovakian capital. The Small Carpathian Wine Route will go through ancient wine towns and well preserved Červený Kameň Castle. Taste test various wine along the way.
Chill out at Radenci which is best known for 15 certified natural health resorts. Be allured by Slovenian wine and search for the Ljubljana Dragon.
Be captivated by Madrid, visit Museu del Prado, set foot in Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia to see Picasso’s famous Guernica and tour the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid’s Royal Palace.
If you’ve got a couple of days do not miss put the cruise on the MS Ceres along the historic Göta Canal. The canal’s 614km (382 miles) reaches from Gothenburg in the west to Söderköping. Also meet Sata Caluse in Santaworld theme park .
Admire the rustic Appenzel, the traditional villages in Switzerland and overlooks France, Germany, Austria, Italy, and Liechtenstein.
Relax for 90 days in:
Cycle the Gramoz Mountains for unforgettable views, discover the Tirana’s communist past and hike through the famous Albanian Alps.
Follow in the footsteps of the first Bengalis in archaeological sites of Sherpur and Paharpur, ride a rickshaw, and stalk tigers in Bengal.
Cruise over Lake Titicaca, float down the Amazon, retrace Che Guevara’s final footsteps, and bike down ‘Death Road’.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Cross Mostar Bridge across the Neretva River and feet the history unfolding, try rafting near Bihac, and visit Catholic shrines in Medjugorje.
Paddle around the Okavango Delta and get close to the wildlife of Africa. Explore the waterways in a mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe to see birdlife at its closest range.
Visit San Andrés and its smaller sibling Providencia to feel the tropics at its best. Party hard in Carnival in Barranquilla and tour the Zona Cafetera (Coffee Zone) to visit coffee haciendas. Discover various kinds of coffee along the way.
Take a plunge in the thrillingly turbulent rivers, visit coffee plantations and find the sacred Quetzal known as the Holy Grail of Costa Rica’s tropical birds.
Climb Mayan pyramids in archaeological site, Tikal which is hidden in the rainforest. It was once a plce for an estimated 100,000 Maya and now contains various species of monkeys, anteaters and tapirs.
Travel to Lake Malawi and snorkel the famous colorful fish, thembuna (African cichlids). Rock climb the 2,100m (6,890ft) Zomba Plateau and reach Likoma island to take a glimpse of largely unspoiled East African ocean.
Once a haven for pirates, the Corn Islands are now famous tourist spots for being known as pocket-sized paradise, it has serene turquoise waters, white sand beaches, and colorful coral reefs.
Explore the culture wonders of Novi Sad known as the “Serbian Athens”; follow Serbia’s old wine routes known as “Wines from the Sands” and take a pilgrimage to the Monastery of Zica.
Go on a shark cage dive, spot whales in Hermanus, surf South Africa’s famous waves and swim with African penguins.
See the exquisite Joseon palace, visit the Buddha above Bulguksa Temple, take a plunge in the Jeju Island and explore Gyeongju known as the Museum Without Walls.
You can stay for 30 days in:
Check out the Tomb of Sultan Bolkiah, be mystified by Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, and discover their culture in Brunei Museum.
Admire the Atacama Desert, witness giant icebergs through the Beagle Channel, play with the penguins of Antarctica.
Dive in the Red Sea and discover the rich marine life under the crystalline waters. Get lost in Cairo’s famous labyrinth of Khan-el Khalili bazaar and shop for trinkets and perfume. Christian pilgrims can take a pilgrimage to Mt. Sinai.
Rediscover Bali and surf its glorious waves, meet the people of Toraja land to experience their tribal culture and get through the rainforest in Sulawesi.
Look for 460 different species of birds, marvel at the the corals of Ludao, feast your eyes at at Taroko Gorge and relax in Chung Tai Chan Monastery.
Watch a Muay Thai match, be mystified by the Grand Palace in Bangkok, rediscover vanished empire through the ruins in Ayuthaya and release your stress with a Thai massage.
United Arab Emirates
Explore the archaeological digs at Hili, marvel the iconic building Dubai’s Burj Khalifa which is the tallest building in the world with the height of 2,716.5ft, and haggle in Dubai’s famous souks, the open air market place.
Explore Hanoi, sail through the Mekong Delta and shop for suits in in Hoi An.
Chill out for 21 days in:
Discover the surreal collection of shipwrecks in Calamian Islands, relive the Spanish colonial lifestyle in Vigan, bury your toes in the white sands of Boracay, and brave the big waves of Siargao beaches.
Take a 14-day breather in:
Have a coffee in at the Causeway Restaurant while taking in the view of Arabia, get lost in the colorful local market of Bab Al Bahrain, and take a pilgrimage in Tree of Life which attracts 50,000 pilgrims every year.
Look out for the 429 recorded bird species, try to catch a taiman, the world’s largest salmonoid, see the not-so barren Gobi desert and visit Ghengis Khan’s birthplace.
There are countless places to discover, cuisines to sample and sports to try. If you need more cash to get on your next adventure, call Cash Mart or pay a visit. The friendly staffs are willing to assist you on processing a personal loan to make your dream vacation a reality.
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