There are many great websites about travel in South East Asia. Here is our little selection of blogs and websites we recommend. We like these sites because they are full of useful information or will inspire you (just like they have inspired us) for your next trip. Happy reading. We’ve split the selection into 3 tabs. Blogs in English, Blogs in French, and finally the websites to arrange your trips. Check them out and let us know if we missed anyone!
South East Asia backpacker is a very rich website and covers most of the destinations in South East Asia. It can be a great source of information. You can also find updates and tips about travel in the region.
Franck started his website in 2011. He is crazy enough to code it manually. On The Travelarium, you will find thousands of pictures about destinations in Asia. A great source of inspiration for your next travel! Franck also shares information about his trips. This could help you plan your next adventure.
The blogs below are in French, so you can pass if you don’t speak Moliere’s language (or use translation tools). With more than 10,000 French (and counting) in Singapore, you can imagine that there are a few bloggers. Here is a small selection of the best from that community.
Thibaud is one of the monuments of adventure travel around Singapore. He’s been in Singapore for many years and has explored tons of destinations. Although he had not been updating his website regularly for over 2 years, a small miracle happened in November 2014 with 2 new articles (and more coming!). Thibinspore is a great reference and way to get you excited for new destinations. Most of his trips are for backpackers. His website is a reference in the French speaking community and has inspired many travelers – including your friends at tripinasia.
Our good friend Romain interviews people who are passionate about travel and Asia, including Thierry Robinet the man who knows every corner of Indonesia. Romain uses a different media: podcast. It’s a great way to find some inspiration and think of places off the beaten track while you are in the bus going to work ! We did a few trips together with Romain. We hope he will continue adding new episodes regularly!
Emilie, aka the girl with a million projects. Among (many) other websites and projects, Emilie is the blogger behind Les Petits Globetrotteurs. She’s also the founder and community manager of Singafrog, THE french speaking platform in Singapore. Les Petits Globetrotteurs is a great website and source of tips and inspiration for trips with children.
Special mention for Paris-Singapore. Louis shares useful information about Singapore (housing, job, visas) and writes reviews about the places he visits. His blog is nice to read and very useful if you plan to move or just moved to Singapore. He also has a few articles about travel! Last but not least, Louis interviewed us on this article about tripinasia
Quick overview of the official/commercial websites that will make your travel easier or your life in Singapore reacher (while making you poorer)
Best websites to arrange your trip
These 3 websites below will make your next trip possible. From flights to hotels, you can cover the basics and book the basics. Planning does not mean boring. It can help make the most of your trip. And don’t worry about the fun, unexpected randomness of your trip. Even the better planned trips are full of surprises.
Skyscanner is best website to compare flights and find the best timing and prices. It has great filtering features (departure time, flight duration, price, number of stops, etc) and compares hundreds of websites. It’s the best, but it’s not (yet?) perfect. Some flights are sometimes not included. But don’t worry, we have it covered. We give you some recommendations for flights for each destination.
Agoda has the largest database of hotels and guesthouses in South East Asia. We personally find they are superior to other vendors and use them all the time. On top of that, they offer great prices. Cherry on the cake: don’t forget to create an account as their rewards program is excellent and will enable you to save on your next booking. They are also our affiliate partner. Probably the best thing that happened to hotel booking in Asia.
Booking is another great alternative, especially if you prefer to pay only when you reach the hotel. You can also cancel your booking for free in most cases. They are very reliable and offer the same rates as Agoda. We use them as well. They are also an affiliate partner.
Kaligo is a hotel booking platform that makes you earn miles for every booking. Book a hotel and earn Krisflyer miles (Singapore airlines, Tigerair, Scoot) to pay for flights. You can also earn points on other rewards programs.
eOasia is a great portal to book your activities in Asia. From elephant tours in Thailand to canyoning in Bali or a helicopter tour over the Phang Na bay in Phuket, you can trust them to inspire you and pick the right vendors. It’s also a great way to save time by planning your activities in advance so that you can enjoy 100% of your holidays. Tripinasia has an affiliate program with eOasia.
Best websites to find activites in Singapore
If your flight got canceled because of a stupid volcano explosion or maybe simply because you decided to stay in Singapore and have a good time in the Merlion City. Here are a few helpful websites
The official Singapore tourism website. Check the See & Do section. It’s very comprehensive and will give you plenty of ideas to keep you busy if you are stuck in Singapore for a weekend. You can also have a look to our news Stuck in SG.
Check what’s up in Singapore and book your tickets for the upcoming events. Primarily for concerts, shows, etc. Nothing very underground there but all the major events/shows will be listed. check their calendars if you are looking to plan a night out.