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Start your year by planning your travels for 2023!

Getaway ideas for all of the long weekends in 2023.

In Singapore, the minimum amount of leave entitlement employers are legally required to give is seven days. Which is not a lot, considering that we also have one of the longest working hours per week (45 hours), ahead of China at 42 hours.

Coupled with not much land space to escape to, it's no wonder that travelling is Singaporeans' favourite pastime. Even a trip across the causeway will help to dissipate the restlessness of living among one of the world's highest high population density.

It pays to be smart with your precious leave entitlement, which can allow you to take longer and deeper rest, positively impacting your mental health. This is why we've come up with a leave planner to help you plan 2023's leave, with a mere seven to eight days. Of course, those with more leave entitlements can think about extending the leave dates, especially during April 2023 (or between April-May 2023) with two long public holidays.

Just look at the bright gradient green and blue boxes for specific dates to take leave!

Maximise your rest with this planner! (Photo: Yahoo Life Singapore)
Maximise your rest with this planner! (Photo: Yahoo Life Singapore)

Where should you go, though? Consider booking your next adventure with these travel ideas and short-haul destinations.

Get your girlfriends out for a ladies weekend out in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Misty morning during sunrise in Kuala Lumpur with Petronas Twin Tower.
Misty morning during sunrise in Kuala Lumpur with Petronas Twin Tower. (Photo: Gettyimages)

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Accommodations giving us wanderlust

W Kuala Lumpur

W Kuala Lumpur (Photo: Agoda.com)
W Kuala Lumpur (Photo: Agoda.com)

The Ritz Carlton, Kuala Lumpur

The Ritz Carlton Kuala Lumpur
The Ritz Carlton Kuala Lumpur

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Get some nature into your consciousness at Sabah, Malaysia

The Mount Kinabalu under a blue cloudy sky during the sunrise in Malaysia
The Mount Kinabalu under a blue cloudy sky during the sunrise in Malaysia (Photo: Gettyimages)

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Accommodations giving us wanderlust

Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu

Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu (Photo: Agoda.com)
Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu (Photo: Agoda.com)

The Magellan Sutera Resort

The Magellan Sutera Resort (Photo: Agoda.com)
The Magellan Sutera Resort (Photo: Agoda.com)

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Find your spiritual side in Bali, Indonesia

An aerial of the Tegallalang rice terrace in Bali, Indonesia.
An aerial of the Tegallalang rice terrace in Bali, Indonesia (Photo: Gettyimages)

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Accommodations giving us wanderlust

Lloyd's Inn Bali

Lloyd's Inn Bali (Photo: Agoda.com)
Lloyd's Inn Bali (Photo: Agoda.com)

Alaya Resort Ubud

Alaya Resort Ubud (Photo: Agoda.com)
Alaya Resort Ubud (Photo: Agoda.com)

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Every body is a beach body in Batangas, Philippines

The ruins on the coast of Fortune Island in Nasugbo, Batangas, Philippines
The ruins on the coast of Fortune Island in Nasugbo, Batangas, Philippines

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Accommodations giving us wanderlust

The Farm At San Benito

The Farm At San Benito (Photo: Agoda.com)
The Farm At San Benito (Photo: Agoda.com)

Vivere Azure Resort

Vivere Azure Resort (Photo: Agoda.com)
Vivere Azure Resort (Photo: Agoda.com)

Related: 8 hotels in Manila to check out for your next staycation

Live the high life in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Aerial view of Buu Long Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City. A beautiful buddhist temple hidden away in Ho Chi Minh City at Vietnam. A mixed architecture of India, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, and Viet Nam
Aerial view of Buu Long Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City. A beautiful Buddhist temple hidden away in Ho Chi Minh City at Vietnam. A mixed architecture of India, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam (Photo: Gettyimages)

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Fusion Suites Saigon

Fusion Suites Saigon (Photo: Agoda.com)
Fusion Suites Saigon (Photo: Agoda.com)

Hotel Nikko Saigon

Hotel Nikko Saigon (Photo: Agoda.com)
Hotel Nikko Saigon (Photo: Agoda.com)

Sip tea over rice terraces in Sapa, Vietnam

Terraced rice field are beautiful shape in Mu Cang Chai of Yen Bai province in the Northwest region of Vietnam.
Terraced rice field are beautiful shape in Mu Cang Chai of Yen Bai province in the Northwest region of Vietnam. (Photo: Gettyimages)

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Silk Path Grand Resort & Spa Sapa

Silk Path Grand Resort & Spa Sapa (Photo: Agoda.com)
Silk Path Grand Resort & Spa Sapa (Photo: Agoda.com)

Pistachio Hotel Sapa

Pistachio Hotel Sapa (Photo: Agoda.com)
Pistachio Hotel Sapa (Photo: Agoda.com)

Bring all your shopping and eating kakis to Bangkok, Thailand

People at Damnoen saduak floating market, Bangkok Thailand. colorful floating market in Thailand
People at Damnoen saduak floating market, Bangkok Thailand. colorful floating market in Thailand (Photo: Gettyimages)

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The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon

The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon (Photo: Agoda.com)
The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon (Photo: Agoda.com)

Tastoria Collection Hotel Sukhumvit

Tastoria Collection Hotel Sukhumvit  (Photo: Agoda.com)
Tastoria Collection Hotel Sukhumvit (Photo: Agoda.com)

Live your Thai drama fantasy in Chiangmai, Thailand

A scenic view of a Wat Chedi Luang Buddhist temple in the historic center of Chiang Mai, Thailand
A scenic view of a Wat Chedi Luang Buddhist temple in the historic center of Chiang Mai, Thailand (Photo: Gettyimages)

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Chandra Residence Weekend Villa Chiang Mai

Chandra Residence Weekend Villa Chiang Mai (Photo: Agoda.com)
Chandra Residence Weekend Villa Chiang Mai (Photo: Agoda.com)

Phra Singh Village

Phra Singh Village (Photo: Agoda.com)
Phra Singh Village (Photo: Agoda.com)

Sweep your family to Perth, Australia for a whirlwind trip

Perth, Australia - September 9, 2022: Two unidentified women walking among the eucalypt treetops on the 52-metre glass-and-steel elevated bridge on the Lotterywest Federation Walkway in Kings Park in Perth, Western Australia.
Walk among the eucalypt treetops on the 52-metre glass-and-steel elevated bridge on the Lotterywest Federation Walkway in Kings Park in Perth, Western Australia (Photo: Gettyimages)

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Crown Towers Perth

Crown Towers Perth (Photo: Agoda.com)
Crown Towers Perth (Photo: Agoda.com)

Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough

Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough (Photo: Agoda.com)
Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough (Photo: Agoda.com)

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Yahoo Shopping Southeast Asia