Southeast Asia is steeped in history and culture
Since its early days as a fishing village, Singapore has definitely come a long way. Today, it is not only a leading city capital and a financial powerhouse but a popular tourist destination as well.
While Singapore’s cityscape has since transformed into that of an eclectic modern one, pockets of her history have been well preserved and still stand till today. In particular, the varying styles of shophouses found all over Singapore are heritage gems with timeless architectural appeal.
It’s home to some of the most beautiful untouched nature
While plenty of picturesque spots have been overrun by tourists, a good portion of Southeast Asia is still left untouched and unmarred. Indonesia, in particular, is graced with some of the world’s most mesmerizing nature. These natural wonders are so incredibly surreal, it almost feels as though you’ve walked into the setting of Pocahontas.
Aptly so, Indonesia continues to remain one of the most coveted places to visit till today. Regardless of where you choose to start your journey in Indonesia, there’s countless of unique nature and wildlife to get yourself lost in.
It’s the best place to soak up another culture
There’s no better place to have a splashing good time than in Thailand! Come 13 – 15 April every year, locals take to the streets armed with water guns for Songkran, the world’s biggest water fight. Beyond just merrymaking, it is the time where everyone comes together to pay respects to the eldest and celebrate the culture, washing away misfortunes and ushering in a new beginning. It’s also one of the biggest festivals that invite tourists to come and join in the fun. Everyone you meet on the street becomes your family; there’s no need to worry about faux pas or prejudice at all.
If you ask any Malaysian what’s the best thing about their country and their answer would be a unanimous chorus of “Food lah, what else?”. If you’re a self-proclaimed gastronomer, you’ll definitely love Malaysian food. After all, it’s rich, indulgent, lip-smackingly delicious, and the best of all? It’s cheap.
There’s no stopping those bowls of Nasi Dagang or Nasi Kandar, nor can you resist ordering another 10 skewers of Satay while sucking the juices off a drool-inducing Tulang Merah.
Pristine white beaches and clear waters are everywhere
Boracay's amazing white beaches with sand as fine as powder, but you’ve yet to pay a visit. All we can say is, you’re sorely missing out. Who can pass up on a holiday by clear turquoise waters filled with some of the most diverse marine life, right?
Not to fret though, as the Philippines is an island upon an island with some of the longest white sand coastlines in the world. That is to say, no matter where you go in the Philippines, you’re bound to stumble upon a beautiful beach anyway.