Looking to take some day trips outside of Singapore, no more than 5 hours away. What towns are worth visiting? Looking for both scenic and lively places.
You might want to visit Melaka, which used to be a Portuguese colony, in Malaysia. It is about 2 hours away by car. You can also try some Indonesia islands an hour away such as Batam and Bintan. There are ferries leaving daily to these islands.
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I would go to Melaka if I were you.
It's just 2-3 hours from Singapore and a really wonderful town with lot's of history and a great food scene.