I don't know about you but I am an avid supporter of the smartie who came up with the quote, "Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer".

Traveling may not be the cheapest thing out there for us mortals but the experiences, memories, sights, sounds and culture that we take home with us will stay with us for a very long time.

So, I'd say go ahead and be consumed by wanderlust if you can afford to!

Anyhow, don't we all have a thing for long weekends?

We at GET.com have taken the initiative to suss out 5 travel destinations coupled with accommodation options for the fun-loving traveller!

Each destination is unique in its own right, so explore them with an open mind.

To make things easier for you, the accommodation options that we've shortlisted include both extravagant ones for those who'd like to splurge and more affordable ones for those who have to work around a tighter budget. Bon voyage in advance?

In This Getaway Destinations Guide

Bali
Phuket
Vietnam
Penang
Hong Kong

1. Bali

Have you been to Bali, a very popular tourist destination in Southeast Asia? Whether you're looking to chill on the beach or in a swanky pool villa or explore the terrains, Bali has tons to offer!

Armed with a varied landscape of hills and mountains, lush rice paddies, volcanic hillsides, rugged coastlines, soft, sandy beaches, natural waves perfect for surfing on and a very exciting nightlife, it is no wonder that this tropical paradise is a popular choice for many Singaporeans and tourists from all over the world when in need of a laid-back vacation away from the hustle and bustle of city living.

If you're looking to visit Bali this festive season, check out accommodation options at Nusa Dua if you fancy chilling in an enclave of high-end resorts accompanied by a long and gold sandy beach.

Those of you who prioritise surfing and vibrant nightlife can consider booking your accommodation in Kuta, Bali's famed surfer central with an emphasis on party culture.

This area is also heavily developed compared to other areas in Bali, don't be surprised if your neighbours come from all over the world!

Here you can read GET.com's travel guide to Bali.

Accommodation For Those Who'd Like To Splurge

Mulia Resort Nusa Dua - Rating on Agoda: 8.8
Address: Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan Kawasan Sawangan, Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia 80363

Accommodation For Those Who'd Like To Save

Harper Kuta Hotel -Rating on Agoda 8.3
Address: Jl. Legian No. 73, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia 80361

2. Phuket

For those who don't already know, Thailand has much more to offer than cheap shopping and spicy tom yum soup.

Those of you who live and breathe the sun, sand and sea can centre your trip around Phuket for your upcoming vacation.

Of course, if you'd like to experience first hand the happening nightlife of Phuket, the Patong area of Phuket Island is the place you should definitely check out.

Party-goers will have a lot of fun chugging cheap alcohol from dusk till dawn in the Patong area.

You can find cheap beers in any 7-11 stores there, too. Don't get me wrong, but did you know that in the Land of Smiles, a bottle of beer costs less than our beloved Gong Cha or Koi bubble tea?

What else can you do in Phuket besides chilling on the warm sandy beaches or partying your night away?

Well, you can rent a car or scooter to explore the island or go for activities like go-karting, paragliding, watching real life Muay Thai in action or riding an elephant.

If you're looking to snorkel or swim, I'd suggest that you explore the various small islands off Phuket by booking your island tours online. The waters at Patong Beach aren't the cleanest or most spectacular as it is extremely touristy.

You sure have options when it comes to accommodation in Phuket as there's something for everyone and for any budget, ranging from apartments, no-frills hotels to luxurious ones and even private couples-only pool villas.

Those of you who prefer somewhere further away from Patong area can consider booking your accommodation in quieter parts of Phuket, such as Kamala, Nai Thon and Nai Yang.

Accommodation For Those Who'd Like To Splurge

Cape Sienna Phuket Hotel and Villas - Rating on Agoda: 8.2
Address: 18/40 Moo 6, Nakalay Road, Amphur Kathu, Kamala, Phuket, Thailand 83150

Accommodation For Those Who'd Like To Save

Tanawan Phuket Hotel - Rating on Agoda: 7.6
Address: 162/44-45, 162/88-89-90 Phung Muang Sai Kor Rd., Patong, Phuket, Thailand 83150

3. Vietnam

What's the first thing that comes into your mind when you think of Vietnam? For me, it's a tie between the world-famous specialty Vietnamese coffee, pho soup noodles, and my Converse sneakers with their 'Made-In-Vietnam' label.

Anyhow, this Southeast Asian country on the South China Sea is also famous for its rivers, Buddhist pagodas, bustling cities and beaches.

Did you know that even though Vietnam lies on the continent of Asia, its long, thin geographical shape has bestowed upon it varied climates in different regions?

Don't be alarmed if you head out at night and it feels legitimately like a cooling 20 degree celsius!

For instance, if you are going to be staying in the southern part of Vietnam where Cat Tien National Park, Con Dao, Can Tho, Chau Doc , Cu Chi, Ho Chi Minh City, Long Xuyen, Mui Ne, My Tho, Phan Thiet, Phu Quoc, Vung Tau, Tay Ninh, Vinh Long and Tra Vinh are, note that the South has three somewhat distinct seasons: hot and dry from March to May/June; rainy from June/July to November; and cool and dry from December to February.

General knowledge would have reminded you that mosquitoes thrive in the rainy season, so if you're prone to getting nasty bites or skin reactions, it is best that you avoid visiting this part of Vietnam during that time of the year. To each, his own!

Accommodation options are aplenty just like any other destinations that we are highlighting here, but note that different parts of Vietnam have different attractions and will appeal to different individuals!

If you're someone who loves human interaction and mingling with the locals, Ho Chi Minh City might be somewhere to check out.

But if you prefer scenic pit stops where you'll get to snap gorgeous photographs and bask in nature altogether, Ha Long Bay in Northeastern Vietnam might appeal to you.

Accommodation For Those Who'd Like To Splurge

InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort - Rating on Agoda: 8.8
Address: Bai Bac, Sontra Peninsula, Tho Quang, Da Nang, Vietnam

Accommodation For Those Who'd Like To Save

Palace Hotel Saigon - Rating on Agoda: 7.6
Address: 56-66 Nguyen Hue Street, District 1, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

4. Penang

If you're a foodie at heart and you've got a thing for all things multicultural, Penang may be the perfect destination for you on your short getaway frenzy.

Renowned as the food paradise of Malaysia, Penang is where you will have a sweet encounter with plenty of must-try hawker food stores when you pay this quaint little town a visit!

To find out what food is worth your calories, all you have to do is do a quick search on the internet - lists of food recommendations will pop up on your screen in a jiffy.

A fun fact that you may not be aware of is that Penang has one of the highest population densities amongst all other states in Malaysia and it is here where the ethnic Chinese are the majority in Malaysia.

George Town is the capital of Penang and it is a must-visit for visitors to Penang. Here, you'll be greeted by pre-World War II houses and shophouses as well as churches, temples, mosques and colonial buildings that date way back.

Be sure to download the PDF version of the map of George Town on your electronic device before heading there!

If you like to walk about and take in the sights and sounds, venture to Armenian Street. It is an old historical street in the heart of the UNESCO Heritage Zone where you'll get to see a lot of colonial architecture and old shophouses.

Accommodation For Those Who'd Like To Splurge

Eight Rooms - Macalister Mansion - Rating on Agoda: 8.7
Address: 228 Jalan Macalister, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia 10400

Accommodation For Those Who'd Like To Save

Sunway Hotel Georgetown - Rating on Agoda: 7.6
Address: 33, New Lane (off Macalister Road), Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia 10400

5. Hong Kong

How could we exclude Hong Kong from this list, right? Hong Kong is an extremely popular destination of choice for many Singaporeans looking to do a short trip overseas, mostly to eat and shop - the two national favourite pastimes of true blue Singaporeans.

The former British colony is a major tourist destination for the mainlanders who are increasingly more affluent, so don't be surprised if you have to wrestle and rub shoulders with them since Hong Kong is about as tiny as Singapore but probably more densely populated than Singapore.

Never mind all that when there's delicious food that keeps your belly happy! When in Hong Kong, eat their roasted meats, traditional local favourites from Australian Dairy Company, dim sum from where Tim Ho Wan shot to fame, egg tarts, and all sorts of noodles.

There's a reason why your peers rush to Hong Kong every time there's a long weekend to stuff their faces silly with nice food.

Shopaholics can unleash their tenacity to suss out great deals if you know where to shop. You can literally shop anywhere from their many famous shopping districts and streets, in the departmental stores to mega malls that house outlet stores!

If you must know, Kowloon is one of the world's most densely populated areas in the entire world!

This area of Hong Kong offers fantastic views of the island and a haphazard mix of shopping malls, street markets and residential properties. Mong Kok and Tsim Sha Tsui are subsets of Kowloon, if you know what I mean.

Here you can read GET.com's travel guide to Hong Kong.

Accommodation For Those Who'd Like To Splurge

Kowloon Shangri-la Hotel - Rating on Agoda: 8.8
Address: 64 Mody Road, Tsimshatsui East, Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Accommodation For Those Who'd Like To Save

L'Hotel Nina et Convention Centre - Rating on Agoda: 7.8
Address: 8 Yeung Uk Road (New Territories), Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Would you like to save money on your next holiday? Take a look at our pick of the best travel credit cards in Singapore that offer rewards when you use them to make purchases. The rewards you earn with travel cards can later be redeemed towards travel, so can end up paying less for your next holiday!

*All information is accurate as of 14 January 2016.
*All images are from Agoda.com