Spend your ang bao money on a holiday!
Mention Chinese New Year and you’ll inevitably come across the twelve zodiac signs or sheng xiao. The Chinese Zodiac consists of 12 different animals, with each year dedicated to a different animal in a 12-year cycle.
For all the luck and good fortune this Lunar New Year season, we’ve consulted expert fengshui masters for the travel destinations best suited for your zodiac sign this year. Ready for your next holiday? Huat ah!
1. Rat – Cebu
Birth Year: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
Those born in the year of the Rat should head to Cebu, Philippines this 2018! With your lucky element being water, Cebu will have you surrounded by crystal clear blue waters. From lazing on the white sand beaches to snorkelling in the aquamarine waters with the whale sharks, feel the tranquility of the still waters cure your fatigue.
Since you’re also advised to avoid extreme sports and drive with extra caution, be sure to Klook yourself a car charter and have someone drive you around instead. Especially with unfamiliar street signs and dimly lit night streets, you wouldn’t want to be caught in an accident.
2. Ox – New Zealand
Birth year: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
All you born in the year of the Ox should have New Zealand on your list this 2018! We hear the stars have lined up a promotion or a pay increment in your career so this is definitely the year to reward yourself with a big trip! With Earth as your lucky element this year, from the Franz Josef Glacier Valleys to the Milford Sound you can be sure you’ll be surrounded by nature.
If you’re having trouble in paradise, nothing says rekindling the spark in your relationship better than stargazing at the Mt Cook John Observatory. Catch glimpses of Jupiter and the Orion Nebula as you share a cup of hot cocoa and a blanket.
3. Tiger – Osaka
Birth year: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
Osaka is definitely the city to be in for those born in the year of the tiger. Release all that pent up stress from the workplace at Universal Studios Japan! As you scream your lungs out on the Flying Dinosaur and get enchanted by the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, we guarantee you’ll be so tired after that day of fun you won’t have troubles sleeping. We know you’ll definitely be sharing those moments on your social media platforms so be sure to hashtag #Klookstories!
Since wood is your lucky element this year, be sure to head to the Todai-ji temple, home to the world’s LARGEST wooden building, the Big Buddha Hall.
4. Rabbit – Phuket
Birth year: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
The stars have predicted massive burnout from your busy work schedules this year, but the perfect solution to that is definitely a relaxing trip and Phuket is perfect for a short island getaway! Befriend the many species of tropical fishes as you snorkel in the clear blue waters or paddle through the famous James Bond Island – who says you can’t exercise while you’re having fun!
Be sure to book a massage at the award winning Let’s Relax Spa to loosen up those muscles after those workouts.
5. Dragon – Hong Kong
Birth year: 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
Those born in the year of the Dragon might not have the best fate this year. You’ll need to take extra caution to what you eat to prevent food poisoning and that’s exactly why you should head to Hong Kong! The culinary capital of Asia guarantees you some of the best quality food so be sure to feast at these iconic Hong Kong restaurants.
After slogging it out at work, you’ll definitely want to escape to the tranquil Ngong Ping Village. Take a ride on the Ngong Ping 360 and take in the incredible views of Lantau Island and the seascape.
There might also be trouble with colleagues at your workplace but we’ve got the perfect solution for that. Bring home a piece of Hong Kong in the form of delicious cured meat sausages and XO sauce jars from Yung Kee! We guarantee a taste of these beauties will definitely drive all negative thoughts away.
6. Snake – Reykjavik
Birth year: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
The stars have aligned and it spells out a great year for those born in the year of the snake. It’ll be a smooth sailing journey in your career and you’ll be thoroughly rewarded so be sure to treat yourself to a big trip! Since Fire is your lucky element this year, head to Iceland and venture inside the magma chambers of the Thrihnukagigur Volcano!
7. Horse – Bali
Birth year: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
Photo credit http://www.travelwithneelima.com/2016/06/hiking-mt-Agung-Bali.html
Since wealth is not on your side this year, we recommend just taking a short haul trip to getaway from the bustle of daily life and Bali is the perfect destination for that! Home to some of the rare few active volcanoes in the world, feel the heat of your lucky element fire at Mount Agung! With the photography tour, solidify those memories in the form of picture perfect moments with your loved ones.
Be sure to also catch a traditional fire dance performance at Uluwatu temple, perched high above a sea cliff, you can be sure the views will be amazing.
8. Goat – Taipei
Birth year: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
Those born in the year of the goat, be sure to catch a rest since you’re most likely to fall sick from overworking. The best way to catch a break is definitely through a holiday! Book your tickets to Taipei, your lucky travel destination this 2018. Hike up Elephant mountain and enjoy the serenity of the sunset or soak your stress away in the hot springs.
Since your lucky element is earth, be sure to head to the Yehliu geopark to get in touch with some of Mother Nature’s creations like the Queen’s head rock.
9. Monkey – Bangkok
Birth year: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
This year might not be a great year for your wallets and Bangkok is perfect for a budget friendly trip! For the lively monkeys, the city that never sleeps – Bangkok is the best place to be. From cheap massages to take the tensions of daily life away to shopping the night away at the many night markets, you won’t have to spend a bomb to have a good time!
10. Rooster – Sydney
Birth year: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
We know all of you born in the year of the rooster have a short attention span, so we’ve found the perfect city for you – Sydney! From getting up close with Koalas on wildlife tours to climbing up the Sydney bridge, we promise you’ll never be bored.
The inauspicious star “Bing Fu” also means you might be prone to minor illnesses so be sure to load up on those greens! Lucky for you Sydney is home to some of the best brunches in the world.
11. Dog – Yogyakarta
Birth year: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018
Even though 2018 is the year of the dog, it also clashes with Tai Sui, which means it might not be the best year for your wealth luck. Go on a budget trip to Yogyakarta where you can have the adventure of your lifetime without overspending. Feel at peace as you catch the sunrise at the UNESCO World Heritage Site the Borobudur temple!
Be close to your natural element as your professional guide lowers you down the Jomblang Cave via a human belaying system. You’ll definitely be amazed by their strength!
12. Pig – Seoul
Birth year: 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007
Good news for our pigs in courtship! 2018 is the year of romance for you as the auspicious star “Tian Xi” blesses you with lady luck in the love department. Head to the city of lovers – Seoul and lock down your love at the N Seoul Tower!
Legend has it that if you turn the lock and throw away the key and your love will be locked in forever.
Don’t forget to pay the Hanwha Aqua Planet 63 a visit since your lucky element this year is water. The main tanks are filled with all your favorite sea critters like penguins, seals and even otters! You must also catch the mermaid show! These mythical creatures glide along the water, swish their beautiful long tails and enchant you with tricks you can’t even imagine.
Pack your passports!
Now that you’ve got all the travel inspiration you need, be sure to pick up travel essentials like WiFi devices and transport cards on Klook for the ultimate hassle free experience! Take SGD 8 off your bookings with a minimum spending of SGD 120 with from now till 18 February 2018.