To celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year, Singapore Airlines has created a holiday wish list inspired by the personality traits of the Chinese Zodiac. Paying homage to the Chinese tradition of associating each year with an animal, Singapore Airlines has created recommendations of the destinations most likely to appeal to those born under each of the 12 different animal zodiac signs.
Year of the Snake (1977, 1989, 2001, 2013) - Siem Reap, CambodiaThis month, the Chinese mark the start of the Year of the Snake for 2013. Snakes are known to be spiritually in tune, intelligent and patient, valuing beauty and serenity. The calm beauty of religious sites such as Angkor Wat, make Siem Reap an ideal destination for those snakes looking for enlightenment and inner peace. Return fares with Singapore Airlines start from £655 per person.
Year of the Horse (1978, 1990, 2002) - Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaWith traits that include lightning quick wit, a cheerful temperament and a love for sports and nights out on the town, the vibrant atmosphere of Kuala Lumpur is every ‘horse's’ dream. April sees the city overtaken by the world famous Malaysian Grand Prix, making it an ideal time to enjoy this bustling city. Return fares with Singapore Airlines start from £655 per person.
Year of the Goat (1979, 1991, 2003) - Lombok, IndonesiaCreative, artistic, charming and well-mannered, goats are known to be intelligent and sensitive but hate to be rushed. The laid back and beautiful beaches of Lombok provide the perfect opportunity to kick back and enjoy a more relaxed pace of life. Return fares with Singapore Airlines start from £640 per person.
Year of the Monkey (1980, 1992, 2004) - Phuket, ThailandKnown to be clever and curious, monkeys can be persuasive, flirtatious and the life and soul of any gathering. As one of South East Asia's liveliest hot spots, Phuket is a natural choice for fun loving monkeys to experience the renowned beach parties of this vibrant destination. Return fares with Singapore Airlines start from £645 per person.
Year of the Rooster (1981, 1993, 2005) - Perth, AustraliaWith their inherent heroic, self-assured nature and enthralling confidence, roosters will be right at home in the wide open spaces of Yanchep National Park. Located just 45 minutes north of Perth and nestled in tuart and banksia woodlands, it is one of Western Australia's oldest national parks. Rich in Aboriginal history and limestone caves, it's also home to a colony of koalas. Return fares with Singapore Airlines start from £795 per person.
Year of the Dog (1982, 1994, 2006) - Bandar Seri Begawan, BruneiKnown for their likeability, warmth, passion and faithfulness, those born in the year of the Dog will enjoy the deep-rooted faith and cultural heritage of Brunei. Large beautiful mosques are dotted across this tiny country, such as the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque - a royal Islamic mosque located in Bandar Seri Begawan. The capital of the Sultanate of Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan exudes quiet respect and a sense of peace, making it a very distinctive Asian city. Return fares with Singapore Airlines start from £640 per person.
Year of the Pig (1983, 1995, 2007) - Manado, IndonesiaPigs are noble, gallant and compassionate. Also intelligent and generous, they love to share new experiences. The small and little discovered Indonesian destination of Manado offers just that with its extensive choice of exotic diving locations. Return fares with Singapore Airlines start from £640 per person.
Year of the Rat (1972, 1984, 1996, 2008) - Manila, PhilippinesKnown to be quick-witted, cultured, charming and with a fun streak, it is clear that only a bustling city location will do for a rat. The contrasting locations found within the single city of Manila, provides rats with plenty of opportunities to explore the modern Philippines. Return fares with Singapore Airlines start from £640 per person.
Year of the Ox (1973, 1985, 1997, 2009) - Yangon, MyanmarRenowned for being hardworking and ambitious yet charitable, Oxen will be fascinated by the undiscovered lands of Yangon, Myanmar. Still holding on to a traditional way of life, Yangon is made up of beautiful landscapes and friendly people, meaning that any Ox will feel right at home. Return fares with Singapore Airlines start from £635 per person.
Year of the Tiger (1974, 1986, 1998, 2010) - Kota Kinabalu, MalaysiaImpulsive, adventurous and often rebellious, thrill seeking Tigers can find a host of adventures in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. The looming presence of Mount Kinabalu, one of the tallest mountains in South-East Asia, provides a challenging but rewarding trek, ensuring that Tiger in you is kept active. Return fares with Singapore Airlines start from £655 per person.
Year of the Rabbit (1975, 1987, 1999, 2011) - Langkawi, MalaysiaRabbits are gracious, gentle and sensitive souls who look for harmony and appreciate simple beauty. Situated in the Andaman Sea and famed for its stunning beaches, Langkawi offers a calm and sublime atmosphere which warrants a visit from rabbits searching for tranquillity. Return fares with Singapore Airlines start from £655 per person.
Year of the Dragon (1976, 1988, 2000, 2012) - Ho Chi Minh, VietnamThe dragon is courageous, eclectic, powerful and full of strength - an equal match for the high octane streets of Ho Chi Minh. Buzzing with energy, Ho Chi Minh has a host of attractions to keep energetic dragons busy, from exploring historic sites such as the Cu Chi tunnels, through to the wonderfully frenetic atmosphere of Ben Thanh Market or to the more modern malls and restaurants of modern day Ho Chi Minh. Return fares with Singapore Airlines start from £640 per person.
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