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Places in the Far East to tick off your bucket list
With the Far East being so rich in culture, it’s no wonder it’s on many of our bucket lists. From the white sand and clear waters to the bustling capital cities, its many countries offer everything an adventurer could want.

With so many places to see, we’ve compiled our favourite cities and town to get you started on your Far East adventure.


You’ll never find yourself short of things to do whilst in Bangkok. The bustling capital of Thailand is rich in history and culture, making it easy for a day of new experiences.  To discover the history of Thailand, visiting Wat Pho to see the reclining Buddha is a must. At 15 metres tall and 46 metres long and covered in gold leaf, its truly breath taking up close.

The Grand Palace is one of the most popular places to visit, and for good reason. The magnificent former home of the King is a staggering 214,000sq metres, so be prepared to spend a good amount of time here.

If you’re looking for a more action packed experience, Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand, with several matches taking place either the Lumpini or Ratchadamnoen stadiums.  An evening spent at the stadium is sure to be adrenaline packed as the locals become so immersed in the fights that the atmosphere reaches fever pitch. It’s not something to miss.

Best time to visit: November – February.

Hua Hin

For a more tranquil experience in Thailand, Hua Hin is perfect. A few hours south-west of Bangkok Hua Hin is a beachside district surrounded by blue waters and white sands. Stay in a beach cabin along the shore and sit back with your drink of choice.

It’s not just beautiful beaches Hua Hin has to offer though. There’s plenty of natural wonders to explore further inland, including the Pa-La-U-Waterfall. One of the highest in the country it’s set inside a jungle over a thousand years old, and home to all kinds of wildlife. The waterfall consists of many different sections, the third of which is a large lagoon perfect for paddling, its waters are crystal clear and full of small fish which nibble your toes as you wade through.

For the adventurous types, Sam Roi National Park & Praya Nakhon Cave has it all. At certain points in the morning, sun rays flood through the roof of the cavern, bathing the floor in a small glow, a beautiful sight to behold. For the history buffs, the cave includes the small pavilion built for the visit of King Chulalongkorn in 1890.

Best time to visit: November - February


Though there is plenty of natural beauty within Penang, it’s capital George Town deserves a mention. A colourful multicultural capital of the Malaysian island, it’s known for its British colonial buildings, Chinese shophouses and creative street art. Though don’t let its rich history fool you. It’s a modern city with plenty of skyscrapers where you can take in the stunning views of the cityscape. Discover George Town’s heritage and culture on a cycling tour of the city or climb to Penang’s Rainbow Skywalk at the Top Komtar Observation for a truly breath-taking view.

Known as the food paradise of Malaysia, you must try the ‘hawker food’ inspired from the Chinese, Nyonya, Malay and Indian ethnic mix of Malaysia. Full of noodles, spices, and fresh seafood, it’s tempting for any foodie.

Best time to visit:  December - April


Though Singapore may be known as one of the most expensive cities in the world, it’s also one of the most entertaining. With a beautiful melding of both old and new, Singapore offers impressive history, gardens, and live performances.

For something truly awe inspiring, make sure you take a trip to the Gardens by the Bay. We doubt even the most well-travelled among us has seen a greenspace as creative as this one. With towering observatories, the Cloud Forest which mimics the cool-moist ecology of the tropical highlands, and an Instagram worthy 114ft indoor waterfall.

A must visit is the world’s first safari park for nocturnal animals. It’s extremely popular amongst tourists. The 86-acre reserve houses around 2,500 animals from 130 species, more than a third of which are endangered. Take a ride around the park on a complimentary guided tram, but to experience the most of the world’s first, walk the trails where you can for a more intimate animal encounter.

Best time to visit: December – June.


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