Have you ever dreamt of going on a whirlwind adventure across the globe and ticking off destinations letter by letter? As part of Changi Airport’s ‘Travel A to Z’ campaign that gives participants a chance to win return air tickets to cities features from A to Z, we’re unveiling destinations from H to M – so read on! 

Want to know how you can stand a chance to win the return air tickets? Find out more here and be inspired to travel the world, one letter at a time. 

Click to find out how you can explore the world from A to Z and win return air tickets from now till 31 March 2024.

H is for Helsinki, the enchanting Finnish capital

Helsinki is nestled on the southern coast, offering a treasure trover of sights and experiences. The best way to describe the city? A captivating blend of historic charm, stunning natural beauty and unique architectural wonders. If you’re a history buff, you can immerse yourself in history of the city by visiting the iconic white Helsinki Cathedral, and exploring the Temppeliaukio Church, a Lutheran church carved directly into granite rock.

Helsinki is also a city perfect for you to embrace the outdoors. Explore the majestic Suomenlinna sea fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you’re more adventurous, we recommend venturing further into the archipelago's countless islands by ferry or kayak, or simply relax in one of Helsinki's many parks, like the peaceful Esplanadi Park, and soak in the refreshing Nordic air.

Best months to visit: Between May and September when there is little rainfall. Temperatures reach a maximum of 26ºC in July.

Read more about travelling in Helsinki here.

I is for Istanbul, where East meets West

Straddling the Bosphorus Strait where Asia and Europe meet, Istanbul in Turkey seamlessly blends the rich tapestry of Eastern and Western influences. It is a popular destination for travellers from around the world, known for its rich tapestry of history, culture and delectable cuisine. In 2023, Istanbul was ranked the most-visited city in the world by Euromonitor International with over 20 million international travellers. 

One of the must-visits is Hagia Sophia, an architectural marvel that has been standing tall for over 15 centuries. It was once a cathedral, then a mosque, followed by a museum, and now a mosque again, with its fascinating past sure to leave an indelible mark on every visitor. You should visit the Grand Bazaar too and get lost in the bustling marketplace overflowing with spices, jewellery, carpets and countless handcrafted goods.  

Best months to visit: From March to May and between September and November, when the weather is comfortable for you to explore the city. 

J is for Jeju, South Korea’s volcanic gem

Formed by millions of years of volcanic activity, Jeju Island is another popular destination in Asia. Boasting a stunning landscape unlike any other country with rich culture heritage sites and exciting outdoor adventures, it is a destination you should include in your travel bucket list. 

Mount Hallasan is the island’s highest peak, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The best way to explore its beauty is by hiking, and you will be treated to breathtaking panoramic views. There is a variety of trails with differing difficulty levels, so choose one that is most suited for you for an enjoyable experience.  

There are even more breathtaking views in Jeju for you to experience – plan a day to wake up early and witness the sunrise spectacle at Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak, where the majestic volcanic tuff cone rising from the ocean transforms into a fiery silhouette as the first rays of dawn paint the sky.

Best months to visit: Between March and June where you can see cherry blossoms in mid-March to April, and pleasant weather all around this period. 

Discover the top things to do in Jeju here, for the best local experiences and adventures.

K is for Kota Kinabalu, a gateway to Borneo’s rainforest and pristine islands

Nestled between mountains and a shimmering coastline, Kota Kinabalu serves as a gateway to unforgettable experiences in the heart of Southeast Asia and Malaysia. 

One popular activity is to embark on an island-hopping adventure, where you can explore a cluster of islands, each offering distinct experiences. From relaxing on the pristine beaches on Sapi Island to snorkelling in crystal-clear waters at Manukan Island, it’s the perfect itinerary for those who love the outdoors. 

For those who prefer being close to flora and fauna, the Kinabalu National Park allows visitors to trek through the dense rainforest canopy and you could potentially encounter exotic wildlife along the way. While you’re exploring the city, don’t miss out on the vibrant food scene, offering a fusion of Malay, Chinese and indigenous influences. Must-eats include fresh seafood dishes, satay (skewered meat) and laksa (spicy coconut broth with noodles). 

Best months to visit: Between December and March when there is lower rainfall.

L is for London, a global metropolis with a myriad of experiences

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The vibrant city of London is synonymous with iconic landmarks and rich history. From exploring the corridors of historical sites to embracing the arts and culture of the city, there’s lots to discover in the capital of United Kingdom. 

For first-time visitors, visiting the Tower of London, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace will certainly be in your itinerary. To fully experience the vibrant city, dedicate some time to explore diverse neighbourhoods like Notting Hill with charming streets and colourful houses, Portebello Market for antique hunters, and Camden Market – a haven for fashionable and quirky finds. 

Best months to visit: March to June and between September and November, where is it Spring and Autumn respectively 

If you have a few more days to explore London, discover some of the best day trips you can plan from London here.

M is for Medan, Indonesia’s bustling cultural hub

As the capital of the North Sumatra province, travellers can experience the bustling streets, flavourful culinary scene and fascinating cultural heritage in Medan. The magnificent Maimun Palace is one of the most visited sites in Medan, as the fusion of Malay, Islamic and European influences in its architecture reflects the Sultanate’s rich history. Other architectural gems in Medan include the Tjong A Fie Mansion and Sri Mariamman Temple, with each structure whispering tales of the city’s rich cultural tapestry. 

Some refer to Medan as the Number 1 culinary paradise in Indonesia, for some the most unique and delicious dishes. From street food stalls to upscale restaurants, you wil find local delicacies like bakso (meatballs), Sate Padang (meat skewers) and the king of fruits – Durian, especially at the renowned Durian Ucok stall.

Best months to visit
: Between May and September before the rainiest months in October and November. 

Don’t miss your chance to win return air tickets to any of the 26 cities from A to Z

If you’re a travel enthusiast who wants to explore the world from A to Z, Changi Airport’s ‘Travel A to Z’ campaign is your chance to win return air tickets! 

From 1 to 31 March 2024, simply guess correctly the city featured in a video each week on the ‘Travel A to Z’ page and you will be entered into a Grand Draw to win return air tickets to any of the 26 cities featured. The more correct answers you submit, the greater your chances of winning the Grand Draw!

What are you waiting for? Head over to ‘Travel A to Z’, pack your bags, and get ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure.


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