Asked by Anonymous
Asked on 13 Aug 2018
My husband and I adore Asian countries for their food, cheap flight tickets and accessibility over long weekends! Top favorites are Taiwan, Thailand and Malaysia :)
I'm not budgetbabe... but she'll answer tonight haha!
Personally, I love going to Taiwan or Bangkok. I go with my other half as a city person and generally you can explore the fringes of the city if you want to get to nature. So those work well withe me :)
And to be honest, these two locations, you can take like 2 days leave and go over the weekend so it becomes like a 4D3N holiday which is fun. And not too pricey as well, food is affordable and delish with accomodation aplenty!
Top Contributor (Jun)
New Zealand : scenery is beautiful beyond descriptions. Kind and friendly people where even petrol stations pump attendance will be nice and friendly and proud of their job.
Buangkok : friendly people , courteous and very tasty food, not to mentioned super affordable even for students. Lot of nice scenery up north to explore other than major city.
Not to sound un-original but yea Taiwan. Let me explain why.
First off, I love Japan. But it's expensive. Like, really expensive. I can't take a cab because it'd burn my wallet too much.
But wait, Taiwan?
First off, work trip to Taiwan means my flight is settled. Accommodation can be settled through airbnb (shopback app!) and I can take the train from airport to town in just 30minutes. Food is cheap and great plus Taiwan has so many different aspects to it. You can go for nature or you can go for coastal or city as well. If I'm feeling lazy, I can uber/cab without feeling the big dent in my pocket.
It's clean, accessible and people perfects their art .. be it food or culture.
For example, I like to go to table for one when I'm in Taipei. Check it out at https://www.klook.com/activity/8712-table-for-one-taipei/ (use shopback for cashback!)
I also love bangkok, malaysia (cameron highlands!) but bangkok can be too dirty at times (sorry I'm a clean freak) and I love Cameron Highlands but it's got too little city life to it. Taiwan is a good mix of both. :)
Hope this helps!
Personally it has got to be Japan, even though I've only been to Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka.
Food: hard to find bad food here. Even Lawson sandwiches taste amazing, and the price is reasonable.
Culture: everyone is incredibly polite and gracious.
Sightseeing: hands-down one of the most beautiful views, coming from someone who has travelled to US, most parts of South Asia (including India, Vietnam etc)
I always make sure to get the tourist passes that give you access to many sights and destinations - great bang for your buck if you can visit many places in one day.
Love Japan of their culture, scenery, snacks, etc, would love to visit during one of the sakura season!
Simply love HK since young, prob due to influence of HK drama, love the food there.... love the existence of old, new building...
Love Malaysia & Thailand for the affordable shopping and with many new cafes coming up, would love to check them out!
Have not really travel Taiwan, except for a very rushed 3D 2N trip to kaohsiung. This is definitely one country that I wanted to explore more, though my previous trip is short, I find it enjoyable with many places to visit and many nice street food!
Top Contributor (Aug)
I loved Australia, Perth. We had a farm stay, visited vineyards, bee farm to taste the freshest honey!
The country side in Australia is really beautiful, food is great too!
Top Contributor (Feb)
Japan. Culture and food and beautiful places to explore. Not to mention I love anime (hauled back some 8 big figurines as well during my trip there in June). Just don't like the prices there
Malaysia because of the exchange rate which allows me to save more!
I love Japan! it's safe, clean, and full of good food and nice people!
Thailand. Everything is cheap there. And maybe cos it's the only few country I go too.
You get to enjoy scenery and food that is cheaper than singapore and yet taste better
Top Contributor (Oct)
Japan for the clean efficient systems. Awesome food, great experiences and friendly people.
I love Japan! Food is awesome and there are many things to do.