What can you get for SGD $250? A nice piece of clothing perhaps? Or a fancy dinner for two at nice restaurant?
Well I managed to escape from Singapore to tropical paradise in Malaysia for just SGD $250 total! This included transport, accommodation, food and activities. How amazing is that? I went to Tioman, an island located southeast of Malaysia, during Singapore’s National day weekend. It took a total of 6 hours traveling time from Singapore by bus and ferry. It was the perfect break from the hustle and bustle of Singapore city. A weekend of swimming with colourful fishes, sun bathing, reading, eating and sleeping. Paradise.
This is why I love being this part of the world, Southeast Asia. I enjoy the luxury having cheap, accessible, beautiful getaway destinations right at my door step. I think Singapore is the best place to be as a young graduate (I may be bias). It’s basically a first world country in a third world region. Neighbouring travel destinations Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam etc. make for great cheap holidays.
Let me know if you need any tips on how to get to Tioman.
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