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Singapore Travel Influencers Share Their Tips And Hacks On Travelling.

Elijah & Joysalyn
www.agirlandabaldtraveller.com

Elijah & Joysalyn

How often do you travel annually and how do you usually decide where your next destination will be?
We travel at least 4 times a year. And by 4 times we don’t mean Bintan, Bangkok or someplace close by. It’s usually either Europe or Africa; the most recent being the Middle East.
We are visiting Asia (Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar) for the first time in a while this June though, because our initial plan to visit Ukraine was dashed as we failed to secure a decent air ticket price.

Deciding where to go next is simple for us. We plan to travel to every single country in the world, so our priorities are in the following order:

  • How exotic the country is?
  • Can it be done comfortably with our number of days allocated?
    ( Fortunately, we have a good many days of leave. When I was still a banker, I had almost 40 days. This year I have around 30)
  • The cost
    (Our Budget is usually not more than 3k for either Europe or Africa)
What are some of the best tips or hacks that can help Singaporeans save money when it comes to travelling?
We don’t exactly have tips for Singaporeans but I Guess the best thing Singaporeans could do would be to change their “spoilt mindset”.
The biggest cost of a vacation aside from the air tickets is usually accommodation. While we have progressed from hostel dorms, hostels do have private rooms way cheaper than hotels. Also, having a tour desk at the hostel helps secure cheaper day tours if necessary. Singaporeans are generally
Also, having a tour desk at the hostel helps secure cheaper day tours if necessary. Singaporeans are generally self-entitled and tend to turn up their nose at anything less than a 4-star hotel though they can barely afford it.

Booking accommodation and tours in the country itself also Beats booking online as you can haggle for a better price. Singaporeans, unfortunately, are afraid to step out of their comfort zone and prefer to be ripped off by booking everything in advance and online because they are afraid things won’t run smoothly if they don’t.

For under SG$1000, where is the best destination you best recommend this June Holiday?

Any travel destinations I would recommend would be at least somewhat exotic.

Under $1000, it would be tough to recommend anywhere out of Asia, which isn’t our speciality. If I had to recommend an amazing place Singaporeans could visit though, it would be Nepal. (I would recommend Bangladesh but it would be a waste of space as Singaporeans would never visit)

Many people think Nepal is about climbing mountains and one has to be reasonably fit to visit, but that’s all a myth. I’ve visited Nepal twice. There are easy 3-day 2-night treks like the Poon Hill Trek offering an amazing experience.

In fact, I actually came across a couple of Singaporeans ladies in their 50s making their way along it. Air tickets can be gotten around SG$450-500 during promotions. Once there, even a typical spoilt Singaporean could get by comfortably on SG$500 over a week. 

Bryan Lim
themoreitravel.com

themoreitravel.com

How often do you travel annually and how do you usually decide where your next destination will be?

I travel about 2-3 times a year, at least one of them will be to a moderately far destination (more than 10 hours flight). Decisions will be made based on promotional ticket price and the affordability of that travel expense in that area.

What are some of the best tips or hacks that can help Singaporeans save money when it comes to travelling?

Plan early, this way you can save on flights! Make use of promotional codes such as for Airbnb and hotels. Book with the right credit cards to earn miles for your future free flights redemption or even cash back.

For under SG$1000, where is the best destination you best recommend this June Holiday?

For under $1000, try Australia if you can get a cheap flight in to escape the summer intense heat. Otherwise, consider a drop dead gorgeous beach getaway to Boracay, or Palawan in The Philippines.

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Jaclynn Seah
theoccasionaltraveller.com

theoccasionaltraveller.com

How often do you travel annually and how do you usually decide where your next destination will be?

When I had a full-time job, I travelled as much as I could with those days, so about 4-5 times on average a year. Depends on where I can good/cheap flights to or places that just strike my fancy.

What are some of the best tips or hacks that can help Singaporeans save money when it comes to travelling?

Flights are one of the biggest costs, so keeping track of promos and planning your trips in advance are some of the best ways to save, or if you are savvy, loyalty programs are also great.

For under SG$1000, where is the best destination you best recommend this June Holiday?

Lots to see around South East Asia where you can travel for quite cheap. Maybe venture a little beyond the tried and tested Bali and Bangkok areas – Indonesia and Thailand both have a lot of other islands or cities that will see less tourists and are still very affordable. I also like Vietnam for the food and culture.

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