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Please Help on my South East Asia trip and budget! thanks!!

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1. Posted by nomadicgal (Budding Member 26 posts) 10y

Hi there!...
Im arriving in Singapore on 18th Sep.. my friends are I are on tight budgets.. and we intend to travel up from singapore eventuallyu to thialand... see some of the islands etc then up.. north and to north thailand, loas and cambodia..

however... i will only have about £700 or so.... will this be enough for about 6 weeks?

Also.. what islands in thailand should we see? and where to go in general.. i need some advice from people who have seen these places and can give me some advice on places to see in loas, cambodia and thialand etc... on a bdiget!... also places to stay etc...

so please get in touch!.. thanks!


2. Posted by claireh (Respected Member 318 posts) 10y

Hello! I'm also going to SE Asia soon so I've done quite a lot of research on budget needed. You'll easily get by on £700 and be able to live relatively well. Depends what you are expecting though!!! If you are preparing to rough it, you'll probably be surprised at how far your money stretches. Check out Lonely Planet's "South East Asia on a Shoestring" and there are some good threads on this site on the same subject. As I haven't been yet I can't recommend anywhere fab I've found!! Happy travels

3. Posted by Laura_B (Respected Member 352 posts) 10y

Re: Islands in Thailand, just remember costs are a lot more then others parts of Thailand, Lao & Cambodia. Especially the Andaman Islands & Koh Samui.

Eat local food, travel by bus, haggle for goods & services, and don't booze too much & you'll see that your money will last longer.

Good luck & have fun.

4. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 10y

I will send some info in a PM.

5. Posted by Looosey (Budding Member 34 posts) 10y

Hi there,

I am doing the opposite trip to you, starting in Bangkok and making my way down to Singapore and from the information I have been given over the last few months am going on a £20 daily budget.

If you are going for 6 weeks you will have aprox £16.50 daily which I think you will be able to get by on, but like the advice given before my post, you will have to watch the pennies a little bit!

Hope your trip goes well,

Lucy :)

6. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 10y

A very very tight budget. But i think u might just make it, if u are careful.
Remember to keep enough for airport tax, for when/if u are flying out of Asia.
if u strictly spend no more than 15 pounds a day, u will make it. That will be easier in some countries, than others. eg Thailand. u will only need around 8 to 10 pounds per day there. Other countries in Asia a a little more expensive, but a lot of them, not much more. So choose carefully which ones u go to.
u can take overnight trains and buses, to cut down on accomodation expenses. And remember, in some countries u will have to pay for visas. ie, in Burma the cost of visas can add up.
If you are feeling brave, bring cash, rather that travelers cheques, or whatever. This will save on commission.
If there are any specific questions u would like to ask, about particular costs of things, just ask. I have the latest copy of South East Asia, on a Shoe String book here.