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8 Dreamy Springtime Destinations Near SG To Frolic In Flower Fields If Japan Is Too Crowded For You

Spring destinations near Singapore

Few things are as stunning as fields of blooming flowers emerging when spring comes around. But the season doesn’t exist in Singapore, so you gotta make a trip overseas to stop and smell the flowers.

To get your travel wishlist going, we’ve scoured some of the prettiest spring destinations and flower fields near Singapore. Each offers a healthy dose of wildflowers, birds and breeze, and, most importantly, a serious escape from the concrete jungle that is the Little Red Dot.

1. Singha Park in Chiang Rai, Thailand

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Singha Park in Chiang Rai, Thailand is a picturesque place.

It has sprawling cosmos fields, a petting zoo where you can feed zebras and giraffes, and miles of fruit orchards fresh for the harvest. As an added bonus, the park is free to visit. If it’s sweltering when you visit and you’d prefer not to work up a sweat, the garden has a tram and bikes to help you see the sights on wheels.

Address: 99, Mae Kon, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand
Opening hours: 8am-6pm, Daily
Contact: +66 91 576 0374 | Singha Park website

2. I Love Flower Farm in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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At I Love Flowers Farm in Chiang Mai, you’ll see fields full of red celosia, blue hydrangea, purple lavender, and white cutter flowers that run as far as the eye can see.

As the flowers bloom seasonally, you’ll get to catch different varieties on full display depending on when you go. Try to plan your visit after 5pm if you’d like to experience all the glory of the farm at sundown. Don’t forget to follow your flower sightings with a free icy cold drink and a Thai dessert that come with your admission ticket. 

Admission: THB100 (~S$3.81)
Address: 33 Mueang Kaeo, Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai 50180, Thailand
Opening hours: 8am-6pm, Daily
Contact: +66 95 967 5789 | I Love Flowers Farm Facebook

3. Hydrangea Flower Field in Dalat, Vietnam

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The rolling terrain of Dalat truly pops in spring when the hydrangeas come into full bloom. 

About 800 miles south of Hanoi, the mountainous region attracts flocks of locals around April when the Hydrangea Flower Field explodes with colours. Peep the bright blues, whites, and purples sprouting from the grassy hills at this prime location that newlyweds frequent for wedding photoshoots. 

Besides taking in the stunning vistas and hundreds of photos, another thing you can do is buy hydrangeas to bring home as souvenirs.

Admission: From VND30,000 (~S$1.66)
Address: Loc Quy Village, Xuan Tho Commune, Da Lat, Vietnam
Opening hours: 7am-5pm, Daily

4. Sa Dec Flower Village in Dong Thap, Vietnam

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Probably the most famous name in the Vietnamese flower circuit is Sa Dec Flower Village.

Located a 3-hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City, the village is the largest flower field and farm in the whole of Vietnam – 60 hectares in size, to be exact. In Spring, the space is strewn with thousands of roses, chrysanthemums, and pennyworts, alongside thistle and fig trees and 100-year-old rare bonsais.

Within Sa Dec Flower Village, you’ll also find plenty of corners to keep the whole crew entertained. There’s ziplining at Happy Land Hung Thy, an old villa that’s bedecked in 20th-century ornaments, and cultural sites such as a temple and a pagoda.

Address: Ton Duc Thang Street, An Hoa, Sa Dec, Dong Thap, Vietnam
Opening hours: 24 hours, Daily

5. Lavender Garden in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

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You won’t have to travel far to sniff the sweet smell of lavender. Just head to Lavender Garden at Cameron Highlands in Malaysia to immerse yourself in a scented sea of purple.

Wander through the complex and you’ll find several whimsical sights and activities. There’s the Hokkaido lavender nurseries, a strawberry garden with plump fruits ready to be plucked, a souvenir shop that resembles a castle, and a cafe where you can munch on lavender-infused desserts.

Admission: From RM7 (~S$2.01)
Address: 59, Brinchang, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang, Malaysia
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 9am-6pm | Fri-Sun 9am-7pm
Contact: Lavender Gardens Facebook

6. Palazzo Verde Sunflower Garden in Manila, Philippines

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If you cruise along the Daang Hari highway, it’s hard to picture the busy lanes taking you anywhere that could be dubbed dreamy. But it will.

A 50-minute drive from Manila, the masterpiece that’s Palazzo Verde Sunflower Garden is located just off the highway. If you time your visit around late spring, which is around April to May, you’ll get to see patches of towering sunflowers surrounding a glass house.

The whole scene looks straight out of a storybook and might make you forget that you’re on the side of an industrial street.

Address: Vista Alabang Daang Reyna, Almanza Dos, Las Piñas, Metro Manila, Philippines
Opening hours: 24 hours, Daily

7. Marigolds field in Bali, Indonesia

The temples and beach clubs in Bali might get all the attention, but the Marigolds Field near Mount Agung is also special and worthy of a visit.

travelImage credit: @vacanzeabali via Instagram

The scenic destination is about 2 hours away by car from Seminyak. Though marigolds bloom throughout the year in Bali, the field explodes in colour around April and May, after a few wet months. Time your visit wisely so you can see the best blooms and even the summit of Mount Agung, if you’re up to do some hiking in Bali.

Marigold Fields is free to enter. However, since it relies on donations, you may wish to shell out a few bucks to contribute to the garden’s upkeep.

Address: Besakih, Rendang, Karangasem Regency, Bali 80863

8. Cherry blossoms in Alishan Forest, Taiwan

spring destinations near singaporeTaiwan is a short 4.5-hour flight from Singapore.
Image credit: @peter030902 via Instagram 

With rolling hills, wooded paths, and over 19,000 Sakura trees, the sweeping landscape of Alishan Forest in Taiwan turns into a supreme cherry blossom viewing spot every spring. 

You can stroll through the forest on foot to take in the scenery, sprawl out on the grass for a picnic, or hop on the steam train for a guided tour. To take in the best view, plan your visit around mid-March or early April, when the trees are expected to reach their full bloom. Make sure to check out our Alishan Forest Railway guide as well, to make the most of your trip.

Admission: From NT$150 (~S$6.33)
Address: 605, Chiayi County, Alishan Township, Taiwan
Opening hours: 24 hours, Daily
Contact: +886 5 267 9917 | Taiwan Forest Recreation website

Visit these spring destinations for the best blooms

Nothing spells springtime wonder quite like frolicking in a field of flowers. That’s why you should celebrate the season with a trip to one of the dreamy springtime destinations above.

Then again, you might be flat-broke after splurging on Christmas gifts for the fam and can’t afford jet-setting just yet. While you wait for your bank account to recover, get a pack of the Tempo pear blossom-scented tissues. That way, you can still smell the flowers as though you’re in a field abroad, surrounded by delicate floral scents.

tempo tissues

They’ve been developed using German Engineered Microbridges Technology. While that sounds very cheem indeed, it essentially means that Tempo tissues are the perfect blend of strength and softness, softer and more luxurious than most of the offerings on the market. Thanks to the 4-ply thickness, they’re also extra durable and can survive a good wipe-down without falling apart. 

tempo tissues

The best part is, all Tempo products are dermatologically tested. So whether you’re getting the Petit Pear Blossom Pocket Handkerchief for clean-ups on-the-go, the Soft Pack Pear Blossom for the whole fam to use at home, or the Prestige Toilet Rolls Pear Blossom for comfy toilet time, rest assured that they’ll be gentle on even the most sensitive of skin.

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Here’s a bonus treat for you: when you buy at least $15 worth of Tempo products from now till 31st December 2023, you’ll snag a free Project Acai Medium Bowl e-voucher worth $9.90. But hurry, only the first 250 customers will get to redeem this, while stocks last.

spring destinations near singapore

Flower field-hopping is no doubt one of the best ways to welcome spring. Imagine the cute floral content you’ll be able to get. But if such an excursion doesn’t fit your budget at the moment, there’s still an option to sit and smell the floral-scented tissues at home on the couch, or when you’re out and about using their cute handkerchief packets. The power of imagination, amirite

Here’s where you can cop some Tempo Tissue and be well on your way to redeem a nice treat: selected FairPrice outlets and FairPrice Online, RedMart, Shopee Supermarket, the Tempo Lazada Official Store, and the Tempo Shopee Official Store.

Score a free acai bowl with your Tempo Pear Blossom tissues

This post was brought to you by Tempo Tissue.
Photography by Shawn Low.
Cover image adapted from: @vacanzeabali, @dohc_kws, @yannyseow & @iloveflower_farm via Instagram