After living in Singapore for the last few years, I know one thing for sure. We are a vibrant travel hub! With a world class airport and hundreds of direct flights, many exotic destinations are just a short plane ride away. With such ideal proximity, it should come as no surprise that travel is an essential part of life here. Come school holidays, most families are out and about visiting our scenic neighbors. For culture, places like Penang and Bali are local favorites, while Phuket and Langkawi come close for their sunny disposition (aka the beaches!). So, while, most of us have crossed the common travel destinations off our bucket list, there is always an insatiable hunger to discover newer places. After all, Asia is so diverse and versatile that every country offers a different yet profound experience.
So, what if there were newer destinations popping up that were still unheard off. Places that were exotic yet off the beaten track. These questions constantly hounded an avid traveler like me and I set out to make new discoveries and that's what led to the birth of this blog post.
With a whiff of fresh air and exotic palm fringed beaches, these beautiful locales will make you fall in love with Asia all over again. Hidden from the roving tourist eye, these getaways are largely undiscovered and still in their natural pristine state. Time to pack those bags ,shed those inhibitions and experience what these gorgeous locales have to offer.
1. Kudat, Malaysia
A diverse natural environment of undulating hills and valleys lined with lush forests and a pristine , coral-fringed coastline with secluded coves, white sand beaches and clear azure waters. Welcome to the exotic paradise of Kudat in Malaysia. Located 3 hours away from Kota Kinabalu, this breathtaking destination beckons travelers seeking seclusion and privacy. With some of Sabah's finest beaches , this sleepy little town is unlike any other tourist destination in Malaysia. Exuding a tranquil zen like aura, a trip here is bound to be relaxed, laid back and scenic! Resorts like the Hibiscus Beach Retreat offers an ideal getaway from the maddening crowd.
How to get there - Fly from Singapore to Kota Kinabalu and then drive 3 hours to Kudat.
Picture - Kudat, by Sabah Tourism