Best Countries to Visit in 2018, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

by Dawn Chen
LIFESTYLE  |  February 19, 2018
  • Plan a trip and boost your luck at the same time.
    1 / 13 Plan a trip and boost your luck at the same time.

    Already dreaming about your next holiday? Well, you’re in luck. Travel website kayak.sg consulted with Hong Kong Feng Shui master Tong Wong to gain some tips and insights on where to point your compass in 2018 based on Flying Star Feng Shui. Read on to find out which destinations are the most auspicious for you this year!

    (Also Read: What Does Your Zodiac Sign Reveal About Your Health In 2018?)

    All photos: Kayak

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  • Dog (2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958)
    2 / 13 Dog (2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958)

    Welcome to your year! Boost your luck further by travelling to the Northwest – perhaps you’ll find a bone or two in cities like Florence, Mumbai, Dubai, Athens, Istanbul, Cairo, Amsterdam, Paris, Dublin, Rome, Zurich, Prague, Reykjavik, or London.

    Pictured here: Florence

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  • Rat (2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948)
    3 / 13 Rat (2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948)

    Winter is coming! Rats should avoid travelling North this year. Destinations that you may want to save for next year include Beijing, Mongolia and the Russian Far East. Instead, aim your compass Southwest or Northeast in 2018 and head over to one of these destinations for better luck: Cape Town, Port Louis, Mauritius, Macau, Shanghai, Taichung, Kota Kinabalu.

    Pictured here: Macau

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  • Ox (2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961, 1949)
    4 / 13 Ox (2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961, 1949)

    This year, the mighty ox will plow ahead and travel wherever it wants to! If you want an extra boost to your luck, travel somewhere to the Northeast. You can consider these hot spots: Brunei, Kota Kinabalu, Boracay, Taipei, Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo and Shanghai.

    (Also Read: Lucky Colours to Wear in 2018, According To Your Zodiac Sign)

    Pictured here: Kyoto

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  • Tiger (2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950)
    5 / 13 Tiger (2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950)

    To make the most of 2018, tigers should head either Southwest or Northeast. Luckily this leaves them plenty of exotic and juicy destinations to sink their teeth into. Consider heading to Cape Town, Port Louis, Mauritius, Macau, Shanghai, Taichung or Kota Kinabalu.

    Pictured here: Mauritius

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  • Rabbit (2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951)
    6 / 13 Rabbit (2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951)

    The year of the dog is also a year of good luck for you! Apparently there are many carrots in your future, particularly in the Southwest and Northwest regions. Why not hop over to the following places?

    Southwest: Pekanbaru, Padang, Mont Lubin), Cape Town, Port Louis

    Northwest: Maldives, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Dubai, Istanbul, London

    One last tip for the bunnies – if you’re a rabbit-entrepreneur or are single and looking for some luck in love, go somewhere Southeast like Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmania or Auckland.

    Pictured here: Copenhagen

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  • Dragon (2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964, 1952)
    7 / 13 Dragon (2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964, 1952)

    Uh-oh, make try to avoid Northwest destinations such as Maldives, Dubai, Copenhagen, Istanbul, London or Edinburgh this year lest you lose your fortunes. Instead, travel Southeast to find better luck in places like Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmania, or Auckland.

    (Also Read: How Money-Rich You’ll Be In 2018 Based On Your Zodiac Sign)

    Pictured here: Auckland

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  • Snake (2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965, 1953)
    8 / 13 Snake (2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965, 1953)

    You’re in luck – nowhere is off-limits for serpents during the year of the dog. Snakes are free to slither anywhere they like this year, but for an extra dose of luck, the best directions for you are Northeast and Northwest.

    Northeast: Nha Trang, Sanya, Macau, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taichung, Boracay or Kota Kinabalu.

    Northwest: Mumbai, Dubai, Athens, Istanbul, Cairo, Amsterdam, Paris, Dublin, Rome, Zurich, Saint Petersburg, Prague, Reykjavik or London.

    (Also Read: 6 Travel-Friendly Exercises to Do In The Airport’s Waiting Lounge)

    Pictured here: Saint Petersburg

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  • Horse (2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954)
    9 / 13 Horse (2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954)

    Lucky directions for you this year are Northwest or Northeast. Horses who travel with friends born in the year of the tiger will also enjoy extra huat this year. So, find a tiger buddy and head over to these auspicious hotspots for a prosperous year!

    Northwest: Istanbul, St Petersburg, Prague, Berlin, Manchester, Dublin or Reykjavik.

    Northeast: Nha Trang, Sanya, Macau, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taichung, Boracay or Kota Kinabalu.

    Pictured here: Istanbul

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  • Goat (2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967, 1955)
    10 / 13 Goat (2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967, 1955)

    Those born in the year of the goat are kind, calm and less assertive. But this is your year to take a chance as there are no off-limit directions for goats to travel this year. Go wherever your heart takes you in 2018! For an extra lucky trip, your best chances lie Northeast and South.

    Northeast Destinations: Boracay, Taipei, Osaka, Tokyo, Hong Kong or Kaohsiung.

    South Destinations: Sentosa, Jakarta, Palembang or Christmas Island.

    Pictured here: Hong Kong

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  • Monkey (2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956)
    11 / 13 Monkey (2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956)

    Plenty of bananas lie in the Southwest this year. Time to plan your travel to destinations like Cape Town, Port Louis, Mauritius, Macau, Shanghai, Taichung or Kota Kinabalu. South is also a great direction for monkeys to swing to if you want to boost fame or wealth. Possible destinations include Sentosa, Jakarta, Palembang or Christmas Island.

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    Pictured here: Sentosa

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  • Rooster (2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957)
    12 / 13 Rooster (2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957)

    Cocks normally crow when the sun rises in the East, but if you are an adventurous

    rooster, 2018 is the year to try something different when you travel. This year, heading West is actually your best option so why not take advantage of this with a special trip to Africa or South America? Consider Male, Sri Lanka, Colombo, Kochi, Kenya, Tanzania, Lima, Sao Paulo or Buenos Aires.

    Pictured here: Sri Lanka

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  • Pig (2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1958)
    13 / 13 Pig (2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1958)

    Make 2018 a year of short-haul trips so you don’t burn out this year. Favourable directions for you include Southeast, South and Southwest. Try planning a trip to Bali, Bandung, Adelaide, Perth, Christchurch, Jakarta, Palembang, Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmania or Auckland.

    (Also Read: 8 Signs You’re Too Stressed And Need Another Holiday ASAP)

    Pictured here: Bali

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