Lunar New Year Travel

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Discover Vietnam’s heartwarming traditions as you usher in the prosperous Year of the Goat. Immerse yourself into the culture as Vietnamese towns and cities come to life in preparation for Tet – The Vietnamese Lunar New Year Festival. Beautiful bouquets of brightly colored flowers begin to adorn every corner of the country in celebration. In fact, Tet is the most important holiday in Vietnam’s calendar, a time when the majesty of Vietnam comes alive to welcome the arrival of spring, so there really is no better time to visit Vietnam than over the Chinese New Year holidays. Why not do something a little different this year and give your family a New Year to remember and host your reunion dinner in vibrant and exciting surroundings. Never short of restaurants to suit every taste, Vietnam’s impressive development has seen it grow to rival some of the top hotels and eateries in Southeast Asia.

Ho Chi Minh City

Vietjet, a leading new age carrier offers daily flights from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City and takes just less than two hours, making low cost travel even more accessible for the whole family. From Ho Chi Minh City, you can benefit from a wide variety of connecting flights to other exciting destinations within Vietnam and truly give you and your family a one-of-a-kind experience. Experience the culture of Ho Chi Minh City Rich in culture and history, Ho Chi Minh City, with its charming architecture and cosmopolitan vibe is the beating heart of Vietnam. This bustling metropolis certainly does not hold back with its festive celebrations. See the city’s streets elaborately lined with rows of fresh flowers and trees and keep an eye out for ‘Tek Kumquat’ tress balancing precariously on the back of mopeds as locals head out of the city to see their families. Similarly, take a walk along the river and witness the barges slowly bringing the countless bundles of flowers into the city, a vivid and enticing scene. At Hotel Majestic Saigon’s Serenade Restaurant, enjoy a flavourful reunion buffet dinner with the ones you love whilst taking in the stunning views of the Saigon River. Or you can also indulge at the hotel’s Breeze Sky Bar’s buffet and free flow option accompanied by traditional entertainment and spectacular views of the firework display as the city welcomes in the Lunar New Year. Vietjet’s flight route between Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City operates seven round trip flights per week with a duration of 1 hour and 50 minutes. The flight departs Changi International Airport at 12.40pm (local time) daily and Tan Son Nhat International Airport at 8.45am (local time).

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Cooler Climes of Hanoi Offering cooler temperatures this time of the year, Hanoi, which still retains its quaint small town charm is another perfect environment for a family escape this holiday season. After a short two hour direct flight from Ho Chi Minh City, you can be amongst some of Vietnam’s most iconic and stunning scenery. In preparation for the New Year, beautiful flower arrangements and lantern displays surround the famous Hoan Kiem Lake. Join in as families gather at the lake to usher in the New Year and enjoy the stunning firework display put on by the city at midnight.

With a great many of the local population visiting family in the countryside, the city takes on a completely different feel – peaceful and far less chaotic for first time visitors. Host your family reunion at one of the city’s premium hotels such as The Marriott or the Movenpick, Hanoi. Both are a perfect choice if you fancy doing something a little different when celebrating this year. Vietjet currently operates 16 return flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. The flights depart Tan Son Nhat International Airport from 5.55am through till 9.55pm (local time) and Noi Bai International Airport from 6.00am through till 10.40pm, making it easy and convenient to connect directly from Singapore via Ho Chi Minh City. Holiday makers wanting to enjoy the charm of Vietnam this festive season can benefit from Vietjet’s great low fares from Singapore to over 10 other stunning destinations in Vietnam via Ho Chi Minh City. These places include Da Nang, Hai Phong, Vinh, Hue, Quy Nhan, Nha Trang, Buon, Ma Thuot, Phu Quoc and Da Lat.

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