One dollar travel is possible. Believe me! There is a thing known as Currency Exchange Leverage.
When I was in the UK, I used to enjoy the leverage of the British Pound’s exchange rates to other currencies. I remember when I was in Beirut, I felt like a millionaire! The exchange rate was crazy good. So do GBP to Turkish Lira. I can afford to stay in the heart of the Sultanahmet old city’s due to the power of Great British Pound.
Why 2017 is the time for you to visit Malaysia?
As of today, with the economic downturn resulted from low oil price and with US Dollar gains its strength when federal reserve increase the interest rate, a lot of currencies in the world feel the impact. For Malaysian Ringgit, it is at its all-time low if it is compare to the US Dollar.
However, as a travel junkie, you should see this as an opportunity to travel far east to a place that maybe you cannot afford before. If you refer to the exchange rate here at XE Converter, 1 USD is equal to 4.47 Malaysian Ringgit. So how this USD Malaysian Ringgit thing will impact your travel and visit here in Malaysia?
It’s an easy answer. It makes your travel more affordable. You can spend more, shop more and most importantly, eat more!
I will list here, 5 things you can afford with only 1 dollar. Crazy isn’t it?
Also please note some currencies may have different buying powers, so you might want to check your currency exchange rate first.
1) Cheap City Train Ticket
If you are in Kuala Lumpur, the most practical mode of transportation is train. This public transportation system will take you anywhere you want. At least, almost anywhere…imagine you are riding the famous London Underground or New York Subway, there are a lot of routes going to many directions. It is similar in Kuala Lumpur.
Kuala Lumpur’s train map. KL Sentral is the heart of it.
The heart of all routes is KL Sentral Station. From KL Sentral Station you can travel to so many routes to different parts of KL. So, now, imagine you are in KL Sentral and you want to visit the famous twin towers. You can just hop on to a train going to KLCC, and the cost for a single one way ticket is only RM1.60. It is like only a quarter of a dollar! I know, it is insanely cheap.
2) A Visit to National Museum
When you are in a foreign country, you most probably want to delve into the local culture and learn as many things as you can. After all, this is one of the reasons to travel. To learn about others and to open up your horizon. So, if you are looking to visit the National Museum of Malaysia, it will only cost you RM5.00! It is about $1.12.
National Museum of Malaysia
3) Lost in the Central Market
Home to more than 350 shops and kiosks, selling handicraft, batik, souvenirs, antiques and rare collectibles, with a lot of restaurants and stalls that will entice you for its delicious foods, this place should be one of your top go-to place if you are in Kuala Lumpur.
Spend your time here and don’t worry if you get lost. There is no entrance fee, so practically you can travel here for 0 dollar. However, foods and stuffs is surely isn’t free. You wish..
But believe me, it will not cost a lot! You must pay a visit to this place. Go find the DIY Batik painting shop, the henna art shop, the Chinese calligraphy kiosk and so much more interesting things to do.
And even if you really up to $1 and don’t want to spend a penny more, remember that just by getting here, you’ll get the experience of your lifetime. Get more information here at Central Market’s website.
4) Nasi Lemak
Remember when I talk about Nasi Lemak before, if you have $1 in your pocket, you should be able to buy 2 packs of Nasi Lemaks, and you might even have some spare change to buy national favourite drink; Teh Tarik (literal translation will be Pulled Tea).
Hiking in Batu Caves
To burn off those calories after savouring Nasi Lemak, and maybe if you feel like having a cultural adventure of your life, I suggest you to head up to Batu Caves that has three main caves featuring temples and Hindu shrines.
It is situated just at the edge of Kuala Lumpur, a home to a ginormous statue of the Hindu God at the entrance. There is also a steep 272 climb up to a view of stunning city centre skyline. While you climbing up those stairs, you will be accompanied by monkeys, frolic around the caves.
Really, this is a popular spot for climbing enthusiasts and also for typical travelers that will enjoy paintings and scenes of Hindu Gods in the Ramayana Cave.
Oh, most importantly, it is FREE!
So, wait no more.
Book your flight to Malaysia now!