According to Wikipedia, ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) is a political and economic union of 10 member states in SouthEast Asia. It promotes intergovernmental cooperation and facilitates economic, political, security, military, educational, and sociocultural integration between its members and other countries in Asia. In 2006, ASEAN countries agreed to waive tourist visit visas in all ASEAN countries. This agreement was stated in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which was signed in July. So, if you want to spend your holiday abroad, ASEAN countries will be a perfect choice. Here, you don’t have the hassle of applying for a VISA.
As claimed by the ASEAN Mou, Indonesians are free to have a vacation in its countries for a certain duration (14-30 days per visit) such as Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. If you have a plan to come to Singapore, don’t forget to book your hotels from Traveloka Lifestyle SuperApp, to find cheap hotels in Singapore that have great facilities.
Here are some recommended tourist attractions that you can consider visiting for your holiday.
- Petronas Twin Towers
The Petronas Towers are two twin skyscrapers located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is famous as the tallest twin tower in the world. It was designed by Adamson Associates Architects, Canada together with Cesar Pelli of Cesar Pelli & Associates Architects, United States of America. This icon was completed in 1998.
- Shwedagon Golden Pagoda Myanmar
A pagoda is a sacred building, a place of worship for Buddhists. Pagodas are usually found in countries where the population is mostly Buddhist. Well, one of them is the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon City, Myanmar.
- Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque Brunei Darussalam
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque is the royal mosque of the Sultanate of Brunei which is located in Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital city of Brunei Darussalam. This mosque is one of the most impressive mosques in the Asia Pacific, as well as being a landmark and a major tourist attraction in Brunei.
- Grand Palace Thailand
The Grand Palace is a palace complex in Bangkok, Thailand. It served as the official residence of the Kings of Thailand from the 18th century onwards. The establishment of the palace began in 1782, during the reign of King Rama I, when he moved the royal capital across the river from Thonburi to Bangkok.
- Angkor Wat Kamboja
Angkor Wat is a temple located in the city of Angkor, Cambodia. This temple was built by King Suryavarman II in the mid 12th century. The construction of the Angkor Wat temple took 30 years.
- Pha That Luang Laos
A visit to the capital of Laos, Vientiane is incomplete without a visit to Pha That Luang. This site is actually a temple with a golden coloured stupa. In 1975 Pha That Luang was designated as an icon of the country of Laos. Until now, the illustration of Pha That Luang is plastered on every sheet of Kip alias Lao currency, Pha That Luang is estimated to have been built in 1566.
- Merlion Singapore
The original Merlion statue stands at the mouth of the Singapore River while a taller replica can be found on Sentosa Island. The Merlion is 8.6 meters high and 70 tons in size. The Merlion Statue was built from a cement mixture by Singaporean artist Lim Nang Seng.
Until 1997 the then Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew, inaugurated the Merlion installation ceremony in Singapore on 15 September 1997. The Merlion remains its trademark symbol to this day, and also frequently appears on souvenirs approved by the Singapore tourism agency.
Singapore, ASEAN Best Countries to Travel
Singapore might be small, but this country is rich in cultural diversity. It has four official languages; English, Tamil, Malay, and also Mandarin. No wonder this country is also plentiful in delicious food that is worth trying for food lovers.
For those of you who want to feel like a vacation in a country that has modern, clean, and safe facilities, Singapore will be perfect. It is free of unpleasant smells or unsightly litter, thanks to rules about spitting and littering. The people there are also very nice.\