5 Travel Destinations for this June Holiday

5 Travel Destinations for this June Holiday

Looking for a place to go during your June holiday? Here are some suggestions!

With the June holiday just around the corner, it’s high time you get those travel plans done up! If you can’t make a decision about where you’d like to go, fret not! Here are our favourite destinations, just in time for the June holiday.

1. Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei is a small piece of heaven for all you food and shopping lovers. Famous all around the world for its night markets, you can’t say you have been to Taipei without visiting at least one.

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You can check out the Shilin Night Market, which is one of the largest night markets in Taipei. There are many famous street snacks available for you to savour here like the Hao Da Chicken Cutlet, a large chicken cutlet coated in breadcrumbs and deep fried. What makes it different from any cutlet out there is the special seasoning on the cutlet. Spicy and salty, it delights taste buds from around the world.  Extremely sinful, but also extremely delicious. If you would like something more local, try the Taiwanese sausages wrapped in glutinous rice, topped with salted vegetables, lettuce and a large amount of garlic. For those who love shopping, remember to check out the fashionable clothes from the stalls at Shilin Night Market. With all the latest fashions on offer, you can be sure to find something that suits your fancy.

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If you dislike crowds, head down to the Raohe Night Market instead. This is a smaller night market that sells food and apparel as well. Although Raohe Night Market is gaining popularity among tourists, it is still not as crowded as Shilin Night Market.

2. Jakarta, Indonesia

If you are headed to Jakarta this June Holiday, snag some new threads at a great price!

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If you are looking for branded goods, you can check out the various factory outlets in the country. Be wary of fakes though since some of these “branded goods” are imitations. A good way to tell would be to check if the original brand tags are still on the clothes. If you simply want a good deal, check out Pasar Senen. While branded goods may not be available here, there are still one of a kind vintage pieces waiting to be snagged at excellent prices.

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If you are interested in economics, head down to the Museum Bank Jakarta. It tells of the history of Jakarta from the perspective of a banker.

3. Tokyo, Japan

If you are a fan of all things Japanese, fly down to Tokyo this June! Early June is widely considered the most opportune time to visit Tokyo as the weather is the best during that time.

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To get in touch with the culture of the country, visit the Meiji-jingu, also known as Meiji Shrine. Like many structures in Tokyo, it was destroyed in World War II and then rebuilt. However, it still maintains its authentic feel. Visit the iris gardens in the shrine, which are said to be exceptionally beautiful in June.

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Want to make your inner child shine? Head over to Disneysea, the (slightly less busy) sister attraction of Tokyo Disneyland. Unique to Tokyo, it is geared towards older children and adults currently and you can be sure that you and your family will be entertained throughout your stay there. Do note that to secure seats for the shows, you should reach about 30 minutes in advance.

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Also read: Tokyo Bucket List: 20 Challenges For Your Next Trip

4. Busan, Korea

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Thinking of jetting off to a beach this June to enjoy the sun and sand? Instead of going to your usual tropical destination, check out Busan this June holiday!

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From June 6 to 9, Busan hosts the Haeundae Sand Festival, a summer festival that takes place on Haeundae beach. Once there, you can enjoy a hot sand bath (which is said to give you medical benefits) and participate in beach volleyball competitions. You can also see fireworks, amazing sand sculptures and swim in the ocean, all at the same time!

5. Sarawak, Malaysia

Want to go to Malaysia but have no idea where? Why not try Sarawak?

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Also read: 10 Things to Do in Sarawak

Sarawak has much to offer for both nature lovers and culture lovers. Pay a visit to Mulu National Park where you can explore limestone caves or the amazing sights along the world’s longest tree canopy walk. If you desire a closer look at the local culture, you can arrange to visit a traditional Iban longhouse to see traditional dance performances.

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Yi Shao
Yi Shao

Yi Shao is constantly on the lookout for new adventures, which had led her from the mountains in Salzberg to the bustling night markets of Taiwan. While she is currently in Singapore finishing up her university education, she still seeks out the lesser known places in her hometown before she embarks on her next big adventure.


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