Top 9 Underrated and Must-Visit Places in the ASEAN

Without a doubt, the tourism sector is back on track! There is a growing need for affordable and hassle-free travel options as more individuals are eager to explore the world. In order to maximize your time and financial resources, AirAsia MOVE suggests exploring the undiscovered treasures and essential destinations in Asean. Even though it’s closer to home, it promises amazing views, delectable food, and exciting educational experiences!

These are a few of the must-visit locations in Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu, Thailand.

Kota Kinabalu: Gateway to Borneo

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Mount Kinabalu: Embark on an unforgettable journey to the summit of Southeast Asia’s highest peak, Mount Kinabalu. Whether you’re an avid hiker, a nature enthusiast, or an adventure seeker, the breathtaking sights will leave you awe-inspired.

Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park: Be mesmerized by lush greens and dive into the crystal-clear waters of this marine park, which comprises five idyllic islands just off the coast of Kota Kinabalu. Explore vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life, indulge in snorkeling or diving adventures and other water sports, or simply relax on pristine white-sand beaches.

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Mari Mari Cultural Village: Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Sabah at the Mari Mari Cultural Village. Step back in time as you discover traditional homes, witness cultural performances, and savor authentic Sabahan cuisine.


Thailand: The Land of Smiles


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Bangkok: Check out the bustling streets of Thailand’s capital city, where ancient temples coexist with modern skyscrapers. Don’t miss the iconic Grand Palace and Wat Pho, home to the magnificent reclining Buddha.

Phuket: Indulge in sun, sea, and sand on the idyllic beaches of Phuket. From the lively Patong Beach to the tranquil shores of Kata and Karon, Phuket offers a diverse range of experiences for beach lovers and adrenaline junkies alike.


Chiang Mai: Explore the cultural heart of northern Thailand in Chiang Mai, renowned for its historic temples, vibrant markets, and lush countryside. Experience the unique charm of the Old City and embark on a culinary adventure at the renowned street food stalls.


Kuala Lumpur: A City of Contrasts and Diversity

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Petronas Twin Towers: Of course, every tourist planning a trip in Malaysia couldn’t miss the iconic and architectural wonder of the Petronas Twin Towers. Ascend to the observation deck for panoramic views of the city skyline and explore the Suria KLCC shopping mall at its base.

Batu Caves: Go beyond the city and experience the majestic Batu Caves. It is a series of limestone caves and Hindu shrines. Climb the 272 steps to reach the main cave, which is adorned with colorful statues and sacred temples.

Jalan Alor: Every trip won’t be complete without trying the local delicacies each country has to offer. Jalan Alor is Kuala Lumpur’s renowned food street. Among the busiest food streets in Asia, Jalan Alor offers a gastronomic delight through Malaysian cuisine, whether it be at food stalls or upscale eateries.

Visit all these places and discover more about these destinations in one year. Worried about the cost? Worry no more, because it’s going to be a lot easier and more affordable with AirAsia MOVE’s Asean Pass. 

Asean Pass KV

From Super+, AirAsia MOVE brings to you the Asean Pass, the latest travel subscription program that offers huge savings, unlimited hotel discounts, and ride perks. From Manila, travel enthusiasts can enjoy zero-base fares, and they only need to pay for taxes and fuel costs. 

Nadia Omer, AirAsia MOVE Chief Executive Officer, said: “ASEAN has so much to offer. There are way too many wonderful, yet underrated destinations to visit. We hope for our subscribers and all Filipino travel enthusiasts, business travelers, and backpackers to give it a chance, and explore the wonders of ASEAN. We’re here to make this possible through the Asean Pass. One of the primary advantages of the Asean Pass is its cost-effectiveness. By paying a fixed monthly or annual fee, travelers can enjoy significant savings compared to booking individual trips. 

On top of that, these plans also offer unparalleled flexibility, allowing subscribers to customize their travel experiences to suit their preferences.”

Based on AirAsia MOVE’s data, its subscribers redeemed more than 80,000 free seats through the Super+ subscription last year. This time, each subscriber is also eligible for exclusive discounts on hotel accommodation from AirAsia MOVE’s hotel inventory of 900,000 options worldwide, plus discounts on the platform’s ride-hailing arm, AirAsia Ride.

Get the Asean Pass for only PHP 14,888 from March 22 to March 31, 2024. 

Avail of the 5% early bird discount when you purchase from March 22 to 24, 2024.

The Asean Pass is valid for up to one year from the date of purchase. The travel period is from May 1, 2024, to April 30, 2025.

So get ready for more adventures in your life, and stay tuned to AirAsia MOVE by following on Instagram and AirAsia MOVE Philippines on Facebook for the latest updates. 

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