18 Amazing Destinations That Are Cheaper To Visit Right Now


Shasha Dania •  Feb 17, 2020

[Updated 20 February 2020]

By now we've all been dealing with the Covid-19 situation for almost 2 months and have seen uplifting stories of community outreach to healthcare workers. But did you know that an unexpected outcome has been that many airlines or attractions have slashed their prices over the next few months? ? Considering the hesitation right now over whether it's advisable to travel at the moment, we definitely understand why travellers have cancelled their trips but we were surprised to see the effect that it's had on tour providers and airlines.

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Thankfully, many airlines, attractions, and of course governments have stepped up safety and hygiene measures to ensure that travellers can travel without worry, and we've started looking forward to checking out what flight deals are popping up over the next 6 months. If you're curious to see what great offers you can snap up before they disappear - or maybe you've started planning for your next trip after the virus dies down - look no further. ? Here are 19 destinations from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Jakarta that are cheaper to visit right now!

Note: Do check the latest health travel advisories before booking your trip, and weigh your options before taking any non-essential trips! If you're planning on booking a non-essential trip, do remember to take health and safety precautions such as washing your hands regularly, avoiding touching your face, and bringing sanitizer along. Click here to You should also check with your insurance provider before booking any tickets or accommodations, as there may be limited coverage during the outbreak period. ?

Disclaimer: All flights were found on Google Flights for a 1-week trip for 2 passengers. The prices stated are the total cost for both passengers and we recommend you check these websites and airline websites directly for more accurate fares!

Flights from Singapore

1. Da Nang (Jetstar)

This coastal city is a mix of experiences, ranging from spending an afternoon relaxing by the seaside to hiking up the Marble Mountains for a breath of fresh air. Da Nang's most famous attraction is by far the Mercure Ba Na Hills French Village which is a mountaintop retreat built in the style of traditional European architecture. ? Perfect for a relaxing week away from the busy city, or just a weekend escape!

Departure date: Feb 21

Price: SGD224 (Save SGD115)

2. Ipoh (AirAsia)

Ipoh is famous worldwide for its amazing food, stunning heritage buildings, and eye-catching Instagram-worthy spots! We even have a list of 12 stunning IG-worthy spots near Muslim-friendly eateries to get you started on exploring the city. ? This dynamic city is great for a getaway with your BFFs, or a family trip with your loved ones.

Departure date: Mar 5

Price: SGD174 (Save SGD80)

3. Malé (Singapore Airlines)

March is right at the end of the Maldives' 'good' season (the off-peak season runs from Apr-Sept) so it's not too late to book a sunny getaway! ☀️ This beautiful island nation has some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world, with crystal-clear waters perfect for diving, and sunset views that will leave you speechless. It's popular as a romantic or honeymoon destination, but if you and your friends love being outdoors and enjoying water sports you'll have lots of fun too! ?

P.S. Here are more cost-saving tips to help you save on your Maldivian holiday!

Departure date: Mar 12

Price: SGD839 (Save SGD506)

4. Osaka (Scoot)

Osaka is amazing year-round but going during April or May means you'll get to avoid the stifling heat of summer. ? Iconic attractions including Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Castle, and Dotonbori all await you - or you can even add in day trips to Kyoto, Nara, or Hiroshima!

#HHWT Tip: Keep in mind that this falls during Ramadan! If you plan to fast while travelling, check out these tips to make the most of your time away from home.

Departure date: Apr 30

Price: SGD713 (Save SGD1386)

5. Perth (Scoot)

Great news for Singaporeans - Scoot is having an offer on flights to Perth before May 31! The code 'GOPERTH' will give you 15% off your ticket, leaving you with more budget to meet cheerful Quokkas, dine on fresh seafood, and explore the gorgeous nature of Western Australia. ? Find out more on Scoot's promotion page.

Departure date: By May 31

Discount: 15% off

6. Athens (Scoot)

Time to tick Greece off your bucket list! Athens is one of the most famous cities in the world, packed to the brim with ancient culture and history. You can see the best sights such as the Acropolis Museum and Syntagma Square on a free walking tour, or dig deep into its Islamic history at the Benaki Museum of Islamic Art. ?

#HHWT Tip: If you're embarking on a European cross-continental adventure, Athens is a great place to start as it's next to Eastern Europe, while also being an EU member giving you easier access to Western European destinations such as Italy, Germany, and France.

Departure date: Jun 5

Price: SGD1144 (Save SGD606)

7. Brisbane (Singapore Airlines)

Brisbane has really transformed over the last few years to become a vibrant city with music and art venues, a trendy culinary scene, and gorgeous green spaces too. You can even get out of the city and see native Australian wildlife at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, or take a day trip to Gold Coast's famous theme parks! ? It's definitely a city that has something for everyone, and all types of travellers from families with young children to couples will have a great time.

Departure date: Jul 30

Price: SGD1262 (Save SGD350)

Flights from Kuala Lumpur

8. Da Nang (AirAsia)

Good news for Malaysians - there are direct flights from KLIA to Da Nang too! ? The flight takes just over 2.5 hours so it's perfect for a quick getaway.

Departure date: Feb 27

Price: RM500 (Save RM632)

9. Prague (KLM)

Lovebirds who have more flexible schedules might want to consider a romantic jaunt around Eastern Europe beginning with Prague. ? Along with Budapest and Vienna, these are 3 of the classic cities in Europe for a romantic getaway. Prague's Old Town Square, Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, and the Basilica of St. George are just some of the stunning spots to see in this historic city.

P.S. If you're planning a spontaneous getaway inter-country European escape do remember to book your hotels and transport ASAP! Prices can surge closer to your intended days, and you don't want to find yourself stranded with no ticket to your next destination. Check out this 10D9N Prague-Krakow-Budapest Muslim-friendly itinerary to get your travel inspo going!

Departure date: Mar 19

Price: RM4370 (Save RM2204)

10. Langkawi (AirAsia)

One of the beach destinations that's perfect year-round, you can't go wrong with a quick getaway to the sandy shores of Langkawi. ? The dry season actually lasts from Nov-Mar, so a trip in April will help you avoid the bristling crowds of tourists. It's also a great place to squeeze in one last trip before Ramadan starts in late April, and get yourself relaxed and ready for the month ahead. (If you're already bored of Langkawi, here are 11 more Malaysian islands to visit! ?)

P.S. We've also heard that hotels in Langkawi have slashed their prices by up to 70% so it's the perfect time to book your island getaway!

Departure date: Apr 16

Price: RM198 (Save RM100)

11. Athens (Scoot, departing Jun 4)

Scoot is one of the few low cost-airlines that flies to Athens. This means a quick stopover in Singapore before continuing on your journey! If your layover is long enough, click here to find out what you can look forwad to in Singapore's very own Jewel Changi Airport which is connected directly to Terminals 1, 2, and 3.

Departure date: Jun 4

Price: RM3759 (Save RM2587)

12. Amsterdam (Saudia, departing Jun 11)

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Amsterdam in June? Count us in! ? The summer months are a great time to visit Europe, so a travel deal like this one goes a long way in avoiding that post-trip-it's-time-check-my-bank-account heartbreak. The Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House, and Rijksmuseum are full of stunning exhibits, or you can take a day trip to the nearby village of Zaanse Schans to see historic Dutch windmills. Our 9D8N Muslim-friendly London-Amsterdam-Paris itinerary will come in handy if you're thinking of adding on to your trip.

P.S. Make sure to take a look at our ultimate Muslim-friendly guide to Amsterdam and start planning that long-awaited holiday!

Departure date: Jun 11

Price: RM4100 (Save RM1972)

13. Seoul (AirAsia, departing Jun 25)

How could we leave Seoul out of this list? ? Prices for this capital city are at some their lowest rates right now, ranging from RM1500-RM2400. The summer months in South Korea are warm and humid, but the temperature in late June is still 'just nice' to keep you from sweating up a storm. Rent a gorgeous hanbok to walk the streets in, or café hop through Seoul's huge coffee scene.

#HHWT Tip: This 7D6N Muslim-friendly Seoul-Busan itinerary is just what you need for your South Korean summer escape!

Departure date: Jun 25

Price: RM1650 (Save RM800)

Flights from Jakarta

14. Yogyakarta (Citilink Indonesia)

Who doesn't love Jogja? ? With plenty of activities to do and great food to try out it's truly a city that keeps you on your toes and surprises you with something new! From the world-famous Borobudur Temple to catching a night-time Ramayana ballet at Prambanan Temple, the city is full of heritage and culture activities that will immerse you in the traditional side of Indonesia and Java. Balance it out with these 9 picture-perfect spots (near halal food) to up your Insta-game!

Departure date: 10 Apr

Price: IDR1,337,600 (Save IDR750,020)

15. Berlin (Scoot)

Germany made it onto our list of the best Muslim-friendly destinations to visit in 2020 and a flight to Berlin is exactly how you can kick off your central European adventure! Berlin's iconic attractions include the Brandenburg Gate and Berlin Wall, as well as more morbid monuments like the Nazi Party Rally Grounds. It's also a good starting point for visiting other cities such as Munich, or crossing over to Salzburg in Austria.

P.S. Do keep in mind that it's a Scoot flight which is a low-cost carrier, so it might be worth it to pay for a seat upgrade to keep yourself comfy throughout the long flight!

Departure date: Apr 23

Price: IDR14,154,462 (Save IDR20,398,938)

16. Copenhagen (Turkish Airlines)

If you're enchanted by classic European royalty, you've got to visit this Danish capital at least once in your life! The Amalienborg and Christiansborg palaces are jaw-droppingly beautiful, and there's even the Tivoli Gardens amusement park that thrill-seekers and families will enjoy! Make sure to snap a photo at Nyhavn Harbour too - its narrow, pastel houses are a famous photo spot and the tranquillity of the harbour makes it a good place to catch your breath and soak in the atmosphere of one of the happiest cities in the world. ?

#HHWT Tip: Keep in mind that this falls during Ramadan! If you plan to fast while travelling, check out these tips to make the most of your time away from home.

Departure date: Apr 26

Price: IDR15,674,000 (Save IDR9,451,400)

17. Malang (Lion Air)

If you're in the mood for a nature retreat, Malang should come to mind! Though it's most famous for Mount Bromo, if you're not a fan of climbing you can still enjoy the scenic views of Bromo Savanna Hill, the Coban Rondo and Madakaripura waterfalls and more. ? There's nothing like the stunning beauty of nature to put life into perspective and add an extra layer of wonder to your experience.

#HHWT Tip: Keep in mind that this falls during Ramadan! If you plan to fast while travelling, check out these tips to make the most of your time away from home.

Departure date: May 3

Price: IDR2,156,800 (Save IDR1,179,200)

18. Amsterdam (Qatar Airways)

Qatar Airways won 4 top awards at the 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards - so you're guaranteed to have an amazing and comfortable flight even on long-haul trips. ? As this flight will require a stopover in Doha, you can even arrange your flight dates and book a stopover in Qatar to enjoy luxury hotel rates at a discount! Just remember that Jun is one of Qatar's summer months, so pack your sunblock and handheld fan. ☀️

Departure date: Jun 1

Price: IDR16,706,000 (Save IDR7,644,800)

19. Dubai (Cebu Air)

It can sometimes be super expensive to fly to Dubai - which is why it's worth it to snap up this deal if you've always wanted to visit the UAE! ? Dubai is truly a destination for every type of traveller, from families to couples to you and your best friends! Apart from the Burj Khalifa and souks, Dubai has the largest theme park complex in the Middle East and is, of course, a culinary paradise for all types of cuisines. You can even take a day trip to Abu Dhabi to visit landmarks such as the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Our 6D5N itinerary is just what you need to get a taste of everything in this amazing city - and don't forget to add in these gorgeous spots for your perfect souvenir photo.

Departure date: Jul 19

Price: IDR10,497,638 (Save IDR6,129,762)

Even though there are still some concerns about flying at the moment (look out for our upcoming article on hygiene tips while travelling right now!) that doesn't mean it's impossible to book yourself a getaway. ? Just make sure you take care of your personal hygiene and keep up to date on travel updates!