Dolce far niente - the pleasure of doing nothing. How about getting away with your loved ones this National Day and doing absolutely nothing? Come back after a short holiday, rejuvenated and ready to go roading. Yes, Festive celebrations kick off with a patriotic feeling with National Day. Make it an extended weekend for travelling with your family or the better half. And if you want to make the most of this holiday, choose a road trip and travel at your pace. Just type Drive lah on your phone and leave to live this national day to the fullest.

With a plethora of options available on car rental, enjoying a road trip should be easy. The best car rental in Singapore is easily accessible, convenient to book and available at the touch of a button. You can book a car for rent in Drive lah, and the best part about DriveLah is that you can drive up to Malaysia at no additional cost. Isn't it amazing! So, start planning your holiday with DriveLah and make the most of it. 

Read this article and find the best five places where you can spend your vacation for this national day.  

1. Drive to Bukit Tinggi - Malaysia

Bukit Tinggi is a small and peaceful village in Malaysia, only a 5-hour drive from Singapore. This small town gives you a pleasant time from the hustle and bustle of city life with the best accommodation option. 

  • Travel Time - 5-hour drive from Singapore

  • Located in - Malaysia

  • Tourist Attractions - Long walk in Japanese Village, feeding rabbit at Rabbit park, Marvel at the sight of the majestic Bentong Waterfall.

Anyone who visits this tiny village along the Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway will likely fall in love with it. It is lovely and even breathtaking. The lush tropical forest and the majestic wildlife create a soothing atmosphere there.

2. Drive to Desaru - Malaysia 

If you want to enjoy your quick vacation with your partner and kid on an island, then Desaru is the perfect destination. It is just a 2-hour drive from Singapore city. It is home to pristine beaches with clear, warm blue water, and it's ideal for quick getaways. 

  • Travel Time - 5-hour drive from Singapore

  • Located in - Malaysia

  • Tourist Attractions - Long walk in Japanese Village, feeding rabbit at Rabbit park, Marvel at the sight of the majestic Bentong Waterfall.

The soothing sound of the waves and a beautiful sunset will make your getaway memorable. 

3. Drive to Marsing, Malaysia

The less travelled city Marsing is about a 3-hour journey from Singapore. However, many consider Marsing a gateway to Tropical Malaysian islands such as Tioman Island and Rawa Island. But, if you look around, you can feel that this seaside town has more to offer. 

  • Travel Time - 3-hour journey from Singapore

  • Located in - Malaysia

  • Tourist Attractions - White sand beach, Air Papan Beach, Sri Subramaniam Temple, Hock Soon Temple, and Masjid Jamek Bandar Mersing.

Marsing gives you a wide range of unique accommodation options as well.

4. Mount Pleasant Road - Heritage Road in Singapore​

Don't feel bad even if you can't take a day off on Monday (8th August) because here we have some great ideas to boost your mood. Scenic driving is always a fun way to destress in Singapore. And on top of that, if you are fond of nature and architecture, you must explore various driving routes on Mount Pleasant Road on your National Day holiday. 

  • Located in - The novena residential area of Singapore

  • Tourist Attractions - Road lined with saga trees, pre-war houses, Wild sown trees such as palms, figs, and cinnamon, Cemetery grounds

Whether alone or with friends or family, a slow relaxing drive with soft music on the meandering will give you absolute pleasure and serenity.

  5. Kranji - Serenity on Singapore

Kranji is another must-visit destination for nature lovers. It is home to sprawling farmlands, lesser-known restaurants giving farm-to-the-table experiences, and a beautiful reservoir park. 

  • Located in - Northwestern Singapore

  • Tourist Attractions - Kranji Marshes - home to 54 types of Butterfly, 170 species of birds, and 33 different kinds of dragonflies; Kranji Reservoir park - best hiking trail, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, and a memorial trail. 

Final Thought

Even when you don't own a car, Drive lah makes it easy by allowing you to rent a car from your neighbours from the same community. All you have to do is download the Drive Lah application and enjoy your road trip the way you want. Unlike other car-sharing services, Drive Lah allows you to book a car for the long term, the short term, and even hourly. 

Yes, you heard us right. Drive Lah is a long-term, short-term, hourly car-sharing service in Singapore with a wide variety of cars for you to choose from. So, what's stopping you? Pack your bag, book a car from Drive Lah and enjoy your national day festivity. A long drive with your family will put you in a different holiday mood. Ready? https://www.drivelah.sg/