Here Are 2018's Trending Holiday Destinations | Clozette


It's that time of the year again when we dream of jetting off to a new destination to explore sights and culinary offerings. We're sure you're already excited to fill your calendars with future escapades in exotic locations or historically rich destinations. But before you do so, might we interest you in taking a peek at places that deserve to be part of your to-visit list? Here are the trending holiday destinations from HomeAway you should definitely visit with your family or besties.


Cebu, Philippines



It's no secret that the Philippines has an abundance of pristine beaches. By now, you may have already heard of the famous Boracay and the hidden paradise of El Nido. But this year, there is a trend to leave the bustling life in the city, especially for those who are in Malaysia and Singapore, and go where there is quiet and peace — and that is to the sugar-white beaches of Cebu. Also called the Queen City of the South, Cebu is home to over a hundred islands and islets that are teeming with natural beauty. Stay in a cabin or a treehouse to cap off the experience.


Taichung, Taiwan



Taiwan has become a popular destination for tourists in the past couple of years because of its culinary offerings. Many people flock to Taipei's modern metropolis with a twist of rich history, but there's so much more to see in the land formerly called Formosa. Those who want to commune with nature but also have the amenities of modern cities, like people from Singapore and Malaysia, will find Taichung to be a treat. With Taichung's beautiful natural scenery — from wetlands and forests to mountains and hot springs — coupled with their food havens and art streets, your days will be packed with fun and adventure.


Fukuoka, Japan



Considered one of Japan's best-kept secrets, Fukuoka is the place to be this year if you want a unique vacation that's inspired by the fusion of Japanese and Korean influences. The city, which is closer to Seoul, Korea than to Japan's capital, Tokyo, is bright and bold with its culinary and cultural offerings. Those who want to learn more about a different culture but would love to still be able to experience the comfortable living they're used to, like in Singapore and Malaysia, Fukuoka is the best choice. With great a transportation system to help you go around and explore outstanding food, hot shopping destinations and good museums, you'll feel right at home in this city.


Bali, Indonesia



It's the most popular holiday destination in Indonesia — and for good reason. Bali is home to exotic temples, amazing beach resorts and surf spots, great food, and a vibrant nightlife. If you're used to a busy life, as are those who are in Japan, escaping to indulge in the scenic places in Bali is the perfect way to unwind. After some quiet time, haggle to your heart's content at their many flea markets and take a piece of the amazing island with you.



Chiang Mai, Thailand



Blissfully calm and impressively rich in natural beauty, Chiang Mai is the place to be for recharging your soul. Despite the modernity that time has brought upon the city, it remains a good choice for those who are looking for time away from hectic everyday life. Hop on a bike and go around the city to treat yourself to a quiet day by the riverside, a feast for the eyes at the many ancient temples they have, and an immersion in their local culture at one of their walking streets and night bazaars.


Honolulu, Hawaii



Nestled on the island of O'ahu, Honolulu is a haven for those whose top criteria for a vacation location are tropical climate, pristine beaches, unique culture, rich history and great food. And yes, it's well worth the travel time. Explore the must-see attractions in the city: the 'Iolani Palace, which was home to Hawaii's last monarchs; the USS Arizona Memorial, which was created to pay tribute to those who died during the attack of Pearl Harbor; Diamond Head, which is great for hiking and mountaineering; and the Ala Moana Center, which offers a smorgasbord of things to do and items to buy. Of course, no visit to Honolulu is complete without visiting — and frolicking at — their world-famous beaches.


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Women are resilient, loving, and all-around wonderful. But we can all agree that despite all these many amazing things they are made of, there's still a need to support women's rights. That said, we're happy to learn about brands' initiatives that help empower women and strive for better welfare for us. Here are just a few of them — and how you can show your support.


Shape the future of girls




In partnership with World Vision, Skin Inc is going to help 100 girls in disadvantaged communities in Asia get individualised care. With every purchase of your My Daily Dose Serum or Limited Edition Get Glowin', Hydrate Em'or Lines Be-Gone Custom-blended Kit this month, you'll help World Vision see to it that the 100 girls included in the program obtain legal birth registration, are enrolled in school and has her nutritional needs met. Go to any Skin Inc branch now or shop online


Wear your cause



Off-White for NET-A-PORTER


Show your support for women by wearing it with pride. NET-A-PORTER, in partnership with various designers, has released t-shirts that depict each of the designers' take on the bravery and strength of women. All profits from the sales of the shirts will go Women for Women International, an organisation that helps women in war-stricken countries learn life, business, and vocational skills.


Re-embrace




In partnership with the Singapore Council of Women's Organisations (SCWO), Embrace Jewellery encourages people to donate their pre-loved jewellery pieces and accessories to be re-sold at SCWO's New2U Thrift Shop. This year, they will also sell bracelets, at SGD25 each, for the cause. Profits from the initiative will go towards Star Shelter, which provides refuge to women and children who are victims of domestic violence.


Should you wish to donate your accessories, you may do so from 8 March to 8 May at the following locations: Embrace Jewellery at Takashimaya Level 3, Kai Life at Holland Road Shopping Centre, and Embrace+ at Tanglin Mall (opening on 8 April).


#beautyyourownway



In an effort to remind women that each one is unique and that beauty cannot be limited to what society dictates, Vaniday has asked five women from different walks of life to share what beauty is to them and how they strive to champion beauty in their own way. 



Express yourself



Pomelo asks you to celebrate your womanhood and individuality this International Women's Day. Thrive and do what makes you happy — in style — with Pomelo's summer collection, which champions expressive and creative dressing.


#FreeToBe____




Sephora wants to inspire you to take a leap into what you love doing the most with the help of a new Speaker Series, which will happen on 8 March from 7PM to 9PM at ION Orchard. Even if you can't make it to the talk, you can still participate in the cause and be #freetobe whatever you want to be by pledging your promise to yourself through pledge cards available at all Sephora stores island-wide.



Give back



Conscious online retailer ZERRIN, sustainable fashion label Baliza and TV host Michelle Chia have created a limited edition dress that aims to give back to the unsung heroes of the fashion community, garment workers. Proceeds from sales of the dress will go to Ladli, a vocational training centre in Jaipur, India, where the dress was handcrafted.


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