Here’s where you should travel to in 2019, based on your zodiac animal


By Rachel Au

Here’s where you should travel to in 2019, based on your zodiac animal

Come Chinese New Year, a fair bit of people would often be curious as to what the year has in store for them thanks (or no thanks) to their zodiac animal sign. Apparently, this can even extend to the travel aspect of your life as revealed by celebrity fortune teller Mak Ling Ling in a collaboration with From a travel forecast to lucky destination recommendations to travel tips, Mak Ling Ling reveals all for the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac.



2019 is a great year to travel, albeit an accident-prone one. Avoid extreme activities and remember to stay vigilant while travelling. Don’t forget to surround yourself with nature and indulge your mind, body and soul with positive energy.

Recommended travel destination(s):

Hakone (Japan), Kyoto (Japan)

Sansuiroi Ryokan


Travel tips to improve your luck:

Opt for homestays and bed & breakfasts for a truly local travel experience.



2019 will be a year of love for you. Women should look forward to finding romance at the beach during the next summer getaway. Consider long-haul travel to improve your luck.

Recommended travel destination(s):

New South Wales (Australia), Phuket (Thailand)

Atlantic Byron Bay Australia

Travel tips to improve your luck:

Choose beachfront resorts to relax and unwind, or alternatively, chic boutique hotels to mingle and make new friends.



2019 marks a year of good tidings to your career, with many opportunities to travel for work. However, be mindful of who you travel with, as there is a likelihood you will get involved in arguments, particularly with women.

Recommended travel destination(s):

Singapore, Bali (Indonesia)

Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach

Travel tips to improve your luck:

Consider travelling with a foreign companion or male friends instead.



Your career outlook for 2019 may not be strong, but old is gold—consider travelling with parents or older relatives to boost your luck.

Recommended travel destination(s):

Singapore, Seoul (South Korea), Hokkaido (Japan)


Courtyard by Marriott Seoul Namdaemun

Travel tips to improve your luck:

Select senior-friendly hotels with big family rooms and accessibility features.



You will demonstrate exemplary performance in the workplace this year. However, you will also be prone to emotional instability, so avoid secluded places and watch your belongings when travelling. Do not attempt to transport luggage on behalf of others.

Recommended travel destination(s):

Singapore, Bangkok (Thailand), Tokyo (Japan)


Casa Nithra Bangkok

Travel tips to improve your luck:

Visit bustling cities with plenty of nightlife and shopping activities.



Hong Luan (Lucky Star) shines upon your zodiac this year. You will enjoy great relationships with the people around you and double your luck by travelling more in 2019.

Recommended travel destination(s):

Hoi An (Vietnam), Siem Reap (Cambodia), Yangon (Myanmar)


the strand yangon

Travel tips to improve your luck:

Consider buying souvenirs and gifts for family and friends while travelling to fend off bad luck, but do be mindful of small and trivial expenses.



2019 marks a year of uncertainty, but your fortunes can be improved with more travel. Take care of your personal safety when travelling and avoid road trips.

Recommended travel destination(s):

Taipei (Taiwan), Tokyo (Japan), Bangkok (Thailand)

Kimpton Da An Hotel

Travel tips to improve your luck:

Opt for city destinations with a vibrant culture.



Good luck befalls you when you travel solo or for work. However, be mindful of your personal belongings and prepare adequately for weather changes when travelling to avoid any last minute travel disruptions.

Recommended travel destination(s):

Adelaide (Australia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Chiang Rai (Thailand)

Seawall Apartments – Glenelg

Travel tips to improve your luck:

Visit destinations with good weather all year round.



2019 is the year to unleash your creativity and let your artistic talents shine. This year will also mark a period of solo travel and self-discovery, but be mindful of unsuspecting injuries from animals while travelling and watch out for road safety.

Recommended travel destination(s):

Taipei (Taiwan), Ubud (Indonesia), Siargao (Philippines)

BALQUISSE Heritage Hotel Indonesia

Travel tips to improve your luck:

Harness your creativity by checking into hotels with creative and unique design concepts.



2019 marks a joyful year for you. It is also a year of good fortune, so tap on your good luck for some wealth to come your way during your travels.

Recommended travel destination(s):

Singapore, Malaysia

Resorts World Sentosa

Travel tips to improve your luck:

Bask in joyous occasions, including overseas weddings, as well as great entertainment options for better luck.



2019 marks a year to create and a good year to pick up new skills. There may be some travel scares along the way, so don’t forget to get yourself insured ahead of your trip.

Recommended travel destination(s):

Gili Islands (Indonesia), Niseko (Japan), Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam)

The Alcove Library Hotel Vietnam

Travel tips to improve your luck:

Embark on an overseas educational trip or take up a short course during your travels.



Joyous occasions are plentiful in 2019, and there may even be potential for a whirlwind engagement or new addition to the family. There is also a high chance of falling ill during your travels so do pack sufficient medication.

Recommended travel destination(s):

Sarawak (Malaysia), El Nido (Philippines), Luang Namtha (Laos)

Miniloc Island Resort El Nido Philippines

Travel tips to improve your luck:

Visit nature spots to eliminate stress.


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