Travel

When is it worth buying annual travel insurance?

by ValueChampion Travel insurance is a popular purchase for a lot of vacationers. But given that travellers have different preferences and habits, it can be difficult to navigate all of the available offerings. In this article, we explore whether you will benefit most from an annual travel policy or a single trip policy. With so many travel trends taking Singaporeans by …

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Singaporeans booking travel deals to Taiwan most vulnerable to fraud, says McAfee study

There’s no doubt that Singaporeans love travelling and they’re constantly on the lookout for novel travel destinations and experiences. Unfortunately, the lucrativeness of the online travel industry has made it a hotbed for cybercriminals who target innocent customers with phishing scams and fraudulent accommodations. According to a study by McAfee, cybercriminals are capitalising on consumers’ risky holiday booking habits for …

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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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