Whenever I think of which Asian destination to travel to, Taiwan easily comes to mind. Taiwan is one of the most visited countries in Asia as it is very accessible with just 1.5 hours worth of flight from Manila.
When it comes to traveling to Indonesia, there is no doubt that Bali comes to mind first. However, what most adventurers overlook is the fact that there is more to Indonesia than Bali. Another island in Indonesia that one should not hesitate to explore is Java. It is actually where the capital (Jakarta) is located.
Borobudur is the world’s largest Buddhist site and Indonesia’s most popular tourist attraction. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a majestic example of Indonesian architecture. Borobudur Temple is undoubtedly the crown jewel of the country. There may be a lot of other beautiful and stunning temples in Indonesia, but nothing compares to how spectacular Borobudur is.
Johor Bahru is a city connected to Singapore by two bridges. A lot of tourists and locals from Singapore go to Johor Bahru for the shopping malls as shopping is generally more affordable here compared to Singapore. As a matter of fact, Johor Bahru is one of the biggest industrial centers in its country.
Singapore has always been an ideal first international trip for Filipinos and for the right reason. Singapore boasts of its beautiful man-made attractions such as unique museums, modern botanical gardens, and luxurious entertainment centers. It has got everything from vibrant nightlife to delicious food. On top of it all, the environment is generally safe and clean. Cultural diversity is also very evident in the city.
It is a known fact that Singapore boasts of its beautiful man-made attractions such as unique museums, modern botanical gardens, and luxurious entertainment centers. But there is one more spot in the city that will never fail to bring out the child in you. One of the most-visited destinations and definitely something you should not miss when in Singapore—the Universal Studios Singapore!
Whenever someone mentions traveling to South Korea, Seoul is always on the top of everyone’s minds. We cannot blame ourselves for this. Being the center of all things pop and culture and having portrayed as the primary setting of most Korean drama and films, Seoul is the most popular city in South Korea. It is the capital, after all. However, South Korea has so much more to offer.
South Korea is one of the top international tourist destinations among Filipinos because of the prominent Korean influence in our country. Majority of Filipinos nowadays enjoy Korean food, music, culture, films and drama series. This is why South Korea has become a dream country for most of us. The good news is we can turn this dream vacation into a reality starting with the first vital step: Applying for a visa. As you may know, a tourist visa is required to enter South Korea. Don’t worry, applying for a South Korea visa is very easy and totally free!
During the celebration of the Philippines and South Korea’s 70th anniversary of their diplomatic relations last June 2, 2019, Korean Ambassador Han Dong-Man said Seoul will ease the requirements for Filipinos who want to visit South Korea. He announced that they will give multiple entry visa valid for 5 to 10 years and cut down the number of documents needed for visa application–especially for qualified people such as the businessmen, media representatives, and government officers.
UPDATE: Processing of applications for South Korea for a temporary visitor’s visa will be a minimum of 25-30 working days from the date of lodging at the Korean Embassy (excluding Saturdays, Sundays & holidays), according to the announcement of the Korean Embassy last September 26, 2019. Expedite/Express processing option will no longer be allowed starting September 9, 2019 (for both first-time travelers & frequent travelers).
The Embassy will also no longer allow withdrawal/pull out of passports and documents once the application has been received. So please be make sure that you will not be needing your passport until the release of your Korean Visa.