Asian countries dominate when it comes to passport power in 2019

Japan goes into the new year holding 1st place on the Henley Passport Index, with citizens enjoying visa-free/visa-on-arrival access to 190 destinations. In a further display of Asian passport power, Singapore and South Korea now sit in joint 2nd place, with access to 189 destinations around the globe. This marks a new high for South Korea, which moved up the …

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Commuters to Malaysia asked to plan journey for holiday season

Traffic is expected to be particularly heavy on weekends throughout the holiday period as the year-end school holiday approaches, warned  the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) in a press release on Monday (12 November). The authority noted that travellers using the land checkpoints during this period can expect delays and should take note of this advisory. ICA stressed that security …

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A guide to picking out the best car rental option in Japan

by BankBazaar.sg The most inaccessible places are usually the most memorable — difficult terrain leading to (relatively) untouched nature, far-flung areas that aren’t close to any form of public transport, or a quiet countryside where no one speaks your language. Likewise, even with Japan’s advanced public transport system, sometimes the best way to uncover the country’s beauty is via car. …

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Six travel experiences that every family must try

by BankBazaar.sg Travelling as a family can play a strong role in shaping the thinking of your children and grandchildren. There are so many benefits of travelling together as a family. During travel, your children get exposure to new places, people, cultures, and things. It gets them to step out of their comfort zone and gives them a perception of …

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Travelling for Deepavali? Where to go and how to save while celebrating

by ValueChampion Deepavali is just a couple of weeks away. For those who want to explore how the Festival of Lights is celebrated worldwide, we compiled a list of some of the best destinations to visit. Deepavali (Diwali) is the second to last public holiday left this year, a stark reminder that 2018 has somehow ended as fast as it began. …

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Extension of Frequent Traveller Programme to eligible holders of Thai passports

The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) has announced that the Frequent Traveller Programme (FTP) to eligible holders of Thai international passports will be extended from 24 September 2018. In a press release on Thursday (20 September), it stated that this will enable them to use the automated immigration clearance facilities (also known as the enhanced immigration automated clearance system or …

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