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Instead, pick a picturesque destination with plenty of walking trails, cultural sights and natural attractions to help you clock in your daily 10,000 steps, even while on holiday. Here are some top destinations that combine the best of both worlds for the health-conscious traveller.

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For the Historical Buff: Yogyakarta

Prambanan Temple Near Yogyakarta, Java Indonesia

Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the grand Prambanan Hindu Temple Complex in Yogyakarta is one of the largest and most beautiful Hindu temples in the world. Clock in your 10,000 steps by strolling along the vast temple compounds, taking in the breathtaking sight of 240 temples and their magnificent structures. You can even enjoy free water, coffee or tea along the way and if you need a break, take a rest in the complex’s garden.

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For the Adventurous: Lombok

Mount Rinjani Crater, Lake at Sunrise

If you’re up for a getaway with some sweat, why not hike up the second highest volcano in Indonesia — Mount Rinjani in Lombok island? Standing at a height of 3,726 m, the challenging climb is recommended for people with average fitness levels. But once you reach the summit, you’ll find that an unbeatable view awaits. Take a night hike to reach the summit at sunrise to make it worth the while.

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For the Nature-Loving Photographer: Luang Prabang

Boats on the Mekong River in Laos

Located in Northern Laos, the ancient town of Luang Prabang is a gateway into the beauty of the enchanting country. From the enchanting Mekong River to where it meets the Nam Khan, Luang Prabang is also home to waterfalls, lush forests and undulating limestone mountain peaks, giving travellers ample opportunity to scale some heights and dip into cool waters. Trek, hike, kayak or swim your way to 10,000 steps — Luang Prabang is the pick for nature enthusiasts.

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For the City Lover: Düsseldorf

Old Town of Basel with Munster Cathedral Facing the Rhine River

Vibrant Düsseldorf boasts the picturesque Rhine River and is well known for its high fashion and art scenes. Combining a mix of both historical and avant-garde architecture, plus impressive art galleries, the old-meets-new city will have you exploring its corners from dawn to dusk. Take a stroll along the renowned promenade by the river, drop by historical monuments or visit the North-Park, also housing a Japanese garden. With so much to see and do, clocking your step mileage in this bustling city is a cinch!

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Thematic Challenge #6 — 10K Getaway Challenge
Challenge period: 3 to 16 April 2017

The Challenge:
Clock at least 10,000 steps or more on as many days as possible during the challenge period and stand to win flight tickets brought to you by Singapore Airlines and SilkAir. Other prizes like AMORE fitness and spa packages are up for grabs too!

Top Prizes

  • Clock at least 10 days of 10,000 steps or more and stand to win a pair of Economy Class tickets to Düsseldorf

  • Clock at least 7 days of 10,000 steps or more and stand to win a pair of Economy Class tickets to Luang Prabang

  • Clock at least 5 days of 10,000 steps or more and stand to win a pair of Economy Class tickets to Lombok

  • Clock at least 3 days of 10,000 steps or more and stand to win a pair of Economy Class tickets to Yogyakarta

Consolation Prizes

  • Clock at least 3 days of 10,000 steps or more and stand to win a pair of AMORE fitness and spa packages

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