If you want to start traveling around the world, better start in Southeast Asia. Why? Because you get to travel multiple countries in a row, by land, without breaking the bank!
However, if the idea of traveling scares you because of financial matters, then these tipid tips are for you!
Misuari shares his tips on Facebook when he was able to tour Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore from the Philippines with only 20,000 pesos. Visiting other countries can be very expensive, right? But having the right plans and keeping tipid tips in mind will take you further.
First off, he booked a flight to Davao where he was supposed to take off to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He said in his post that if you travel with a partner, you can tell the immigration officer that you are a couple celebrating a special event (like anniversary) to avoid further questioning.
You can also dress up a little bit to look fancy if you are alone. This will send a signal to the officers that you can afford to travel!
Before leaving the Philippines, make sure to get all your cash exchanged to save time.
Lucky for him, he found a hotel room in Malaysia worth 500 pesos which includes free breakfast, air conditioner and a queen-sized bed. It sure helps to do a little research first before booking anything.
Then he traveled by land to Thailand and bought unlimited train access. He also mentioned that shopping in Bangkok with only 1,000 will get you so many stuff already so it certainly is a must do activity when you are in the city. Everything in Thailand is cheap including their food and hotel rooms.
After Thailand, he went back to Malaysia to tour the place some more. He enjoyed the food so much so it is recommended to pay a visit.
From Malaysia, he went to Singapore via bus which took him about 400 pesos. Touring the country tooking him 5 hours only so he did not bother booking for a hotel. Singapore is kind of expensive so bringing crackers would really help in budgeting.
The best tipid tip is to book cheap flights and hotels! Plane tickets and hotel accommodation drains our pockets so much so focus on hitting the book button first so you can start your tipi travel in SE Asia.