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7 things you can buy in Asia for $1

Published December 15th, 2014

It’s cheap to get to and around, close to home and chock-full of culture – it’s no wonder Asia is always a popular choice for people looking for discount airfares and a budget vacation where you definitely get more bang for your Aussie buck. If you’ve been hoarding gold coins for a holiday, there’s plenty of ways you can make your dollar stretch further in Southeast Asia. And if you’re a full-time student or aged under 26, you can save even more coin on your flights to Asia with our exclusive Black Market Flights airfares.

Here’s 7 things you can buy in Asia for one Australian dollar:



1. A 750-metre taxi ride in Manila.



2. Two minutes of prepaid mobile tariff in Singapore.



3. Five local bus tickets in Beijing.



4. A few satay sticks in Kuala Lumpur.



5. A four-kilometre ride in a rickshaw in Mumbai.



6. Two banh mi in Ho Chi Minh City.



7. An onward flight to your choice of 7 cities in Asia.

Yep, you read that right! Book yourself on one of our exclusive Black Market Flights airfares to Kuala Lumpur and add a flight to Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, Phuket, Penang, Langkawi or Kota Kinabalu. What are you waiting for?


Cassandra Laffey

Consumed with unrequited wanderlust, I get my fix in 24/7 cities and hippie retreats. I'm still looking for the ultimate combo of secluded beach and major metropolis, and my happy place is a 5-star hotel room all to myself - sigh.