Where to go when you want to escape the city
You’ve snapped photo upon photo of the soaring Singapore skyline. Dug into classic chilli crab and sampled sticky satay from a food stall at a hawker centre. Shopped for antiques in Chinatown and fresh spices in Little India. And now you’re ready to swap the fast-paced flow of people for waves lapping a beach – at least for a little while.
Thankfully, the Singapore jetties are lined with a veritable flotilla of boats ready to whisk you away. Whether it’s just for a day or you want to pair bright city lights with a week under swaying palm trees, here’s our pick of islands that are short on travel time – and big on rest, relaxation and ravishing views.