Bangkok, Hong Kong and Jakarta are the top three destinations over the Chinese New Year holidays booked for local flights through an online travel portal, Zuji Singapore said on Friday.

While 15.6 per cent of total purchases on for flights over the festive period were to Bangkok, 14.7 per cent were for Hong Kong, and 13.7 per cent to Indonesia's capital.

"Bangkok is a perennial favourite, an affordible holiday destination steeped in culture, shopping and entertainment," Zuji said.

Festive packages to second-place Hong Kong were sold out two weeks before the New Year is ushered in on January 29.

Jakarta offers museums, galleries, lively nightlife and spicy cuisine, Ziji added.

The Malaysian resort island of Penang emerged in fourth place with 11.9 per cent of purchases and Kuala Lumpur fifth with 11.2 per cent.

The next five destinations were, in order, the Indonesian island of Bali, Colombo, Ho Chi Minh City, New Delhi and Perth.