It’s official! The borders have opened up again and travel restrictions for many countries have been relaxed. It’s time to dust off your passport and pack your bags. But wait, before you book that flight ticket, there’s one more thing you need to check off your list.

With the Ringgit weakening against the US Dollar, and the Sterling Pound steadily rising, your hard-earned ringgit won’t travel well. Travelling won’t be as much fun if you don’t get to experience everything you’ve been dreaming of since the lockdown. After all, travelling is all about unique experiences.

What if we told you there is a way to get the most out of your travelling experience that will give you plenty of room to indulge every once in a while? The RHB Multi Currency Account* lets you store up to 24 currencies in one account, all while accumulating interest at attractive rates. With instant currency conversion that can be carried out via RHB Internet Banking, there will be no panic search for the closest money changer. The account also comes with a Multi Currency Visa Debit Card that you can use abroad to enjoy exclusive currency conversion rates and maximise the value of your foreign currencies. You won’t have to worry about the varying exchange rates and additional fees at the money changers, and since you won’t be carrying around wads of cash, there’s the safety aspect, too.

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The RHB Multi Currency Account* isn’t just for travelling. It can also be a tool to diversify your savings in various currencies to hedge against fluctuations. If you open an account today, you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits by the time you get on that flight.

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Now that’s settled, all you need to do is plan your trip. Where will you be heading to? We’ll walk you through some mind-blowing experiences in countries that have officially removed vaccination and quarantine requirements. To whet your appetite, we’ve listed down some indulgent experiences, too.

United Kingdom

Okay, so the UK actually counts as four countries – England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. It almost feels like we’re cheating by counting it as a single destination.

Music festivals, dining, or unique cultural experiences – the world (or the UK) is your oyster! The best places to visit in the UK include everything from beautifully preserved country estates and castles, to its many world-class art galleries and museums.

Panoramic view of Big Ben in London at sunset, United Kingdom.

Some things to see and do:

London

There are tens of music festivals and events to enjoy almost every weekend. Visit the Museum of Natural History (you’ll need a few days to cover all the exhibits).

Indulgent experience: Dining on a river cruise, or at the many Michelin star restaurants.

Scotland

Walk through the cobbled streets of Edinburgh and take in the unique architecture. Pop in to a quaint pub to have a bite of haggis, just so you can tell your friends back home that you’ve tried it.

Indulgent experience: Wake up to a view of the Edinburgh Castle at the Alexander Graham Bell suite at the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh The Caledonian.

Wales

Snowdonia National Park is home to Wales’ highest peak and largest natural lake. Book a trip in advance and be prepared to be awed by the pristine natural landscapes.

Indulgent experience: The Vale Resort, located in 650 acres of beautiful countryside in South Wales.

Northern Ireland

Often overlooked as a travel destination, there’s plenty to see and do here. Visit the location where Game of Thrones was filmed, or be awed by the 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns at Giant’s Causeway. According to legend, Northern Ireland was once home to a giant named Finn McCool. When another giant – Benandonner, across the Irish Sea in Scotland – threatened Ireland, Finn retaliated by tearing up great chunks of the Antrim coastline and hurling them into the sea. The newly-created path – the Giant’s Causeway – paved a route over the sea for Finn to reach Benandonner.

Indulgent experience: Dine at Michelin star restaurants like The Muddler’s Club, or OX.


Bird’s eye view of the Geirangerfjord, Norway.

Norway

Norway is home to beautiful fjords that are actually listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Head to Nordkapp, the northernmost point of Europe, to watch the Northern Lights. Explore the historic lanes behind the bold-coloured clapboard houses of vibrant Bergen, and take in the sights, sounds, and smells of the seafood market.

Indulgent experience: Take an Arctic cruise, or if you’re feeling adventurous, enjoy a snowmobile safari.


Wooden bridge at Koh Nangyuan island in Surat Thani, Thailand.

Thailand

Our neighbours to the north have so much to offer, whether it’s island hopping, street food, sandy white beaches,the vibrant nightlife, or responsible elephant tourism in Chiangmai and Chiang Rai, in the northern most corner of Thailand. This is where you can also learn about the hill tribes and meet them in person.

Indulgent experience: Take a gentle cruise along the Chao Phraya River on board the Manohra Cruise, which are carefully-restored rice barges. Or kick it up a notch and charter a special cruise to enjoy a romantic breakfast for two.

The world is opening up again, but it is still advisable to check the respective destination countries’ internal regulations regarding wearing a mask, interstate travel, vaccine certifications, requirements for children and teens, and protocol when dining out or attending public events like festivals and concerts. Please also ensure that you take your own safety precautions such as regularly sanitising your hands and ensuring social distancing.

Safe travels!


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