12 celeb vacations that gave us major wanderlust

Their holiday adventures make it to our bucket lists

Please take us with you!
Please take us with you!
04 Oct 2019

Please take us with you!

Planning a trip but don’t know where to go? These globetrotting celebrities give us some ideas. Bryan Wong, Qi Yuwu and Joanne Peh show us the beauty of the UAE and Middle East, while Kym Ng and Desmond Tan head to scenic spots in Norway and Austria. And if sun, sand and sea is your thing, Chen Xiu Huan and Apple Hong take us to warmer climates for a dip in the water. Happy holidays!

Morocco
Morocco
04 Oct 2019

Morocco

Qi Yuwu and Joanne Peh celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary in September with an escapade to Morocco (sans kids) - which include Casablanca, glamping at Agafay Desert, a trip to Atlas Mountains and the outskirts of Marrakech to see tree-climbing goats – makes us want to book a trip there now!

Photo: Instagram/@joannepeh, @qiyuwu

Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
15 Dec 2018

Abu Dhabi

Bryan Wong traipsed through three continents in one month and visited several parts of USA and Europe, which included Munich, Hallstatt (Austria), Prague and UK. But it was his trip to Dubai and Abu Dhabi that took our breaths away. Just look at the amazing architecture of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi – so intricate and lavish.

Photo: Instagram/@bryanwwong

Austria
Austria
15 Dec 2018

Austria

Desmond Tan ventured to various parts of Czech Republic, Hungary and Austria for a much-needed vacay and came back with beautifully-shot pictures that make us green with envy. Here he visits the picturesque lake town of Hallstatt in Austria. We can understand why he was reluctant to leave!

Photo: Instagram/@thedesmondtan

Norway
Norway
15 Dec 2018

Norway

The best country to view the Northern Lights, Norway was home for Kym Ng and her husband who holidayed in Troms county up north. There, they watched the aurora borealis, went orca-watching, took amazing photos at Senja Island, trekked a little at Ånderdalen National Park and strolled through the sleepy fishing town of Sommarøy.

Photo: Instagram/@kym_ng

Paris
Paris
15 Dec 2018

Paris

Every day is holiday for Sharon Au who now lives in Paris. Envy! While she’s slowly filling her Instagram page with beautiful imagery of the City of Lights, here are a couple recent shots of her look très chic. 

Photo: Instagram/@sharonau13

Toronto and New York
Toronto and New York
04 Oct 2019

Toronto and New York

As a belated birthday gift, Dennis Chew treated his little sis Rui En to a trip to Niagara Falls where they took in the awe-inspiring waterfalls (he even splurged on a room with a view) before heading to New York for some shopping, sight-seeing and, er, handy panky.

Photo: Instagram/@denniszhouchongqing

Japan
Japan
15 Dec 2018

Japan

Who knew the Queen of Stars Avenue was a deft skier? Zoe Tay headed to Japan for the hols with her family and met up with Jacelyn Tay and son on the slopes of Hokkaido where they enjoyed a wintry holiday just skiing and eating. We hear the snow in Hokkaido is softer than ice-kachang!

Photo: Instagram/@zoetay10

North Italy
North Italy
15 Dec 2018

North Italy

Sheila Sim made the best of her long-awaited honeymoon by visiting the romantic city of Santorini in Greece, then made a stopover in Venice, and headed up to Cortina d'Ampezzo in Northern Italy for some rigorous trekking. What an adventurous couple!

Photo: Instagram/@sheila_sim

Iran
Iran
15 Dec 2018

Iran

Host Rosalyn Lee ventured to the Middle East for work and documented the trip with beautiful imagery of the locals and astounding landscape. Those gorgeous photos of her on the salt glacier at Hormuz Island (left) and Garden of Stones in Iran’s Sirjian province look like they are straight out of the pages of a magazine.

Photo: Instagram/@heyrozz

Portugal
Portugal
15 Dec 2018

Portugal

987 DJ Sonia Chew took a well-deserved holiday with her beau to Spain and Portugal recently and stayed mostly in the city to enjoy fine meals and lots of wine. In Portugal, they ventured to Pena Palace, UNESCO World Heritage site, and in Spain, they visited the beautiful gardens of Generalife and Antonio Gaudi's spectacular buildings.

Photo: Instagram/@soniachew

Maldives
Maldives
15 Dec 2018

Maldives

Apple Hong jet-setted to Maldives for a relaxing vacation at Conrad Maldives on Rangali Island. Being marooned on a five-star resort meant premium accommodations in a chic over-water villa, exceptional cuisine and an underwater dining experience like no other. Just wow!

Photo: Instagram/@applehong

Santorini
Santorini
15 Dec 2018

Santorini

One of the most popular destinations on everyone’s bucket list, Oia in Santorini is home to a sleepy seaside town of white-washed houses, where Chen Xiu Huan enjoyed a free and easy laid-back holiday.

Photo: Instagram/@chenxiuhuan

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