350km north-west of Hanoi, Vietnam, is the alluring town of Sapa, Mother Nature's work of art.
First things first: At an altitude of 1600m, Sapa's moderate temperature never exceeds 29°C even in the summer. With some luck, you'll even catch it snowing on a winter's day! Perfect for an escape from Singapore's relentless heat.
Its relatively far-flung location makes it mostly uncrowded, but those who've been swear it's worth it. Here's why you should visit, too.