When was the last time you traveled by plane for more than 5 hours? Probably awhile. However, now that international travel is open again, I’m sure we’re all eager to start making use of all the money we’ve saved up during lockdown. Plus, let’s all agree that every single one of us deserves a break and a long vacation. If you have an inkling to travel but still want to have a lot of savings left in the bank once you get back, here are some cheap holiday destinations with countries that are perfect for Malaysians to travel to on a budget this 2022!
1. South Korea
At this point, if you haven’t been to or planned for a trip to South Korea yet, what are you waiting for? With only roughly 6 hours of flying distance, you can experience a whole new culture and weather, which are home to some of the most famous Korean actors, dramas, and of course, 2021’s iconic Squid Game. There is so much you can see and explore in South Korea, from the lights of Seoul to the beautiful Nami Island to the tranquility of Jeju Island. Plus, exchange rates from MYR to Korean Won is quite a steal, the food is absolutely delicious, and as for Muslims, there’s a bunch of Halal restaurants scattered throughout the country’s main tourist spots, making the trip an absolute breeze!
Tall mountains, crystal clear waters, and a myriad of ancient ruins just waiting to be explored. There are so many reasons why Malaysians should definitely visit Turkey, especially if you’re aiming for a further holiday destination away from your home country. Aside from it currently open for tourism for both vaccinated and non-vaccinated travelers, although the latter needs a negative swab test, Turkey is by far the less expensive destination compared to elsewhere in Europe. Food is quite affordable, a lovely Airbnb to stay at can go as low as RM85 per night, and of course, the exchange rates are an absolute steal right now. With a ton of activities to do there and ancient empires to explore, Turkey is a must-visit in 2022!
Did you think we’re going to be talking about South Korea without mentioning its neighbor? Japan is probably every Otaku’s dream vacation, with it being the pioneers of not only Anime and Manga but also ramen, which has been Malaysian’s favorite for years. From the hustle and bustle of Tokyo to the rich cultural Kyoto, there are so many regions you can explore that are connected by trains. Some might say it’s expensive, but we beg to differ. Suppose you plan your trip right by calculating the distance of the regions and spreading out your Japan exploration into 2 separate holidays. In that case, you might be surprised as to how affordable it is and how much there is that Japan has to offer!
Endowed with several natural wonders, stunning beaches, plenty of wildlife, and super friendly locals, it’s actually unbelievably easy and affordable to navigate yourself through the vast country of Australia. With it being a fascinating country itself, it is actually a dream travel destination as there is a little something for every kind of traveler out there. Whether you’re looking for a unique cultural experience, a lovely island getaway, an adrenaline fix, or want to get in touch with nature, everything from Melbourne to Cairns to Perth offers you a nonstop fantastic experience for both land and aquatic adventures. Trust us, once you’re in, you’ll never want to leave this paradise of adventures, delicious delicacies, art appreciation, and budget traveling.