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 N to T – 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.

N is for Nouméa, where island paradise awaits

Nestled on New Caledonia's southern tip, Nouméa offers a tropical escape unlike any other. This French territory boasts a stunning lagoon teeming with marine life, making it a haven for snorkellers and divers. Explore the underwater world at the Amédée Lighthouse Reserve, a protected area known for its coral reefs and colourful fishes. Snorkel alongside schools of vibrant tropical fish or embark on a scuba diving adventure to discover hidden underwater wonders. 

The city also boasts pristine beaches like Baie des Citrons. Bask in the golden sunshine, take a refreshing dip in the turquoise waters, or try your hand at kayaking through the lagoon's calm waters. Explore the nearby islets on a scenic boat trip, or experience the adrenaline rush of jet skiing across the crystal-clear waves.

History buffs can delve into Nouméa's colonial past at the Tjibaou Cultural Centre, which showcases Kanak (indigenous Melanesian people who have inhabited the island group for thousands of years) art and artefacts. Designed by renowned architect Renzo Piano, this captivating complex is a fusion of traditional Kanak structures and modern design elements, offering a glimpse into the island's fascinating history. Foodies will delight in the fusion of French and Melanesian cuisine, with fresh seafood dishes and tropical fruits taking centre-stage.

Best months to visit: From April to May and September to November. These months offer sunshine, comfortable temperatures, and less hustle and bustle compared to peak tourist times.

Discover New Caledonia’s stunning landscapes and rich biodiversity here

O is for Osaka, neon lights, street eats and unexpected delights

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Ditch the map and wander the neon-lit streets of Osaka to uncover the best street food and hidden alleyway delights.

Osaka, Japan's dynamic second city, pulsates with an infectious energy that's impossible to resist. But beneath the neon lights and frenetic pace lies a true paradise for gourmands – a city that proudly wears the nickname "Japan's Kitchen".

Dotonbori district is the beating heart of Osaka's culinary scene. Dive into a world of dazzling neon signs and overflowing food stalls. Sample the iconic takoyaki (octopus balls), or savour the goodness of okonomiyaki (savoury pancakes) sizzling on hot grills. Don't miss Kuromon Market, a bustling fish market where the freshest seafood is on display – a feast for both the eyes and the palate.

Beyond the street food frenzy, Osaka offers a spectrum of culinary experiences.  For breathtaking city views and upscale dining, head to the Umeda Skybuilding. Foodies seeking a taste of tradition can explore hidden gems tucked away in narrow alleyways, like the atmospheric Dotombori alleys, where tiny restaurants offer authentic Osaka fare.

Best months to visit: For comfortable weather and fewer crowds, visit in spring (March-May) or autumn (September-November).

P is for Paro, Bhutan's breathtaking beauty

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Hike to the breathtaking Taktsang Monastery in Paro, Bhutan for amazing Himalayan views.

Nestled amidst the majestic Himalayas, Paro offers a blend of ancient monasteries, breathtaking scenery and a sense of tranquility. This charming town serves as the gateway to the Kingdom of Bhutan, a hidden gem shrouded in mystery and natural beauty till recently.

Hike to the iconic Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest), perched precariously on a cliffside. This architectural marvel is a national treasure and a must-visit for any traveller. Witness the fluttering prayer flags and the serene atmosphere as monks chant their mantras.

Immerse yourself in Bhutanese culture at Paro Dzong, a magnificent fortress-monastery that serves as the administrative and religious heart of the valley. Admire the intricate architecture and witness traditional festivals where locals gather in colourful attire.

For the adventurous, Paro offers a range of trekking options. Hike the Paro Valley Trail, offering stunning vistas of the surrounding mountains and a glimpse into rural Bhutanese life. Witness traditional farmhouses nestled amidst lush valleys and experience the warm hospitality of the Bhutanese people.

Best months to visit:
Spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) offer comfortable temperatures and clear skies, making them ideal for sightseeing and trekking.

Read here for uniquely local gems you can’t miss on your trip to Bhutan. 

Q is for Queenstown, adventure capital of the world

Queenstown, located at the Southern Alps of New Zealand, is a playground for all types of travellers. This vibrant town offers a breathtaking backdrop of snow-capped mountains and crystal-clear lakes, alongside a plethora of activities that cater to every thrill level.

For the adrenaline junkie, Queenstown provides a heart-pounding menu of options. Take the plunge with a bungee jump off the Kawarau Bridge, the world's first commercially operated jump, or test your nerves on a white-water rafting adventure down the Shotover River. Hike or bike the scenic trails around Coronet Peak and The Remarkables mountain ranges, offering breathtaking panoramas and challenging climbs for all skill levels.

For a more relaxed pace, explore the surrounding vineyards nestled amidst rolling hills. Sample award-winning Pinot Noir and savour breathtaking views of the region. Kayak across the crystal-clear waters of Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand's longest lake, or simply soak up the sun on the picturesque shores.

Best months to visit: Queenstown thrives year-round! Winter (June-August) offers snowy slopes for skiers and snowboarders. Summer (December-February) boasts warm weather for exploring lakes and vineyards. Shoulder seasons (March-May & September-November) provide comfortable temperatures for outdoor adventures, with fewer crowds in autumn (March-May).

R is for Rome, of gladiators, gods & gelato

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Step into the Colosseum and feel the spirit of the gladiators come alive as you explore this iconic landmark.

Rome, the "Eternal City," is a living museum brimming with historical and cultural treasures waiting to be unearthed.  Step back in time and explore the iconic Colosseum, once the stage for gladiatorial battles and a marvel of Roman engineering.  Admire the Pantheon’s architectural brilliance, a former Roman temple with its awe-inspiring dome that has captivated visitors for centuries.

Toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain, a legendary Roman landmark, for good luck and a guaranteed return to this magical city.  Wander through the Vatican City, an independent state completely surrounded by Rome, and visit the St. Peter's Square, a masterpiece of Baroque design.  Don't miss the Sistine Chapel, adorned with Michelangelo's breathtaking frescoes, a testament to human artistic genius.

No trip to Rome is complete without indulging in its culinary delights. Savour a plate of spaghetti alla carbonara, a classic Roman dish, or explore the local markets overflowing with fresh produce and delectable cheeses. End your day with a scoop of gelato, a quintessential Italian treat enjoyed by locals and tourists alike.

Best months to visit: For pleasant weather with manageable crowds, visit in April, May, September, or October.

Explore all the top things to see and do in Rome here

S is for Stockholm, a Nordic fairy tale

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Stockholm's charm unfolds as you cruise along canals lined with colourful houses.

Stockholm, the "Beauty on Water," is a city built on 14 islands.  Embark on a scenic canal cruise, weaving through the archipelago and marvelling at the city's unique architecture.  Colourful houses line the water's edge, their reflections shimmering in the sun-dappled water, creating a scene straight out of a fairytale.

For a taste of history, head to Gamla Stan (Old Town), a maze of narrow cobblestone streets, charming cafes, and historical gems. Explore the imposing Royal Palace, the official residence of the Swedish monarch, or delve into Viking history at the fascinating Viking Museum.  Ascend to the top of Stockholm City Hall for breathtaking panoramic views of the city and its surrounding islands.

Beyond its historical heart, Stockholm boasts a vibrant cultural scene.  Catch a performance at the Stockholm Opera House, a magnificent structure renowned for its acoustics and ballet productions. Explore the Fotografiska museum, a haven for photography enthusiasts, or delve into modern art at the Moderna Museet.

Best months to visit: For sunshine and long days, visit Stockholm in summer (June-August). Shoulder seasons (April-May & September-October) offer pleasant weather with fewer crowds. Winter (December) is magical with Christmas markets and a chance to see the Northern Lights, but be prepared for the cold.

T is for Taipei, a journey through Taiwanese treasures

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Taipei 101, a symbol of Taiwan's innovation, pierces the sky above bustling streets and ancient temples.

Taipei, Taiwan's dynamic capital, is a bustling metropolis that offers a kaleidoscope of experiences for every traveller. Immerse yourself in history at the Longshan Temple, one of the oldest and most important temples in Taipei. Wander through its ornate halls, marvelling at the intricate carvings and the wafting scent of incense as locals practice their faith.  For a deeper dive into Chinese imperial history, visit the National Palace Museum.  This sprawling complex houses a staggering collection of over 700,000 artefacts and artworks spanning centuries, offering a glimpse into the grandeur of China's imperial dynasties.

Taipei's modern side shines brightly in the iconic Taipei 101 skyscraper. Ascend to the observatory for breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views that encompass the sprawling cityscape and verdant mountains on the horizon.  For a trendy and youthful vibe, explore the Ximending district. Dive into the world of trendy fashion boutiques, quirky cafes, and street performers showcasing their talents.

Foodies will find paradise in Taipei's vibrant culinary scene. Don't miss the chance to explore the city's renowned night markets, offering an endless array of delicious street food – from savoury scallion pancakes to decadent mango shaved ice.  Beyond the food, these night markets are a cultural experience in themselves, bustling with locals and tourists alike, offering local crafts and a lively atmosphere.  

Best months to visit: Spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) offer pleasant weather, with spring boasting cherry blossoms and autumn showcasing vibrant foliage. 

If you’re planning a family vacation with the kids in tow, read here to find out why Taiwan is a great choice.  

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

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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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