Trips You Can Definitely Afford If You Have The Money To Buy An iPhone 11

The iPhone 11 is here, and the hype is real! 

Released last 20 September, the new iPhone sent techies to a frenzy with its mind-blowing specs and rather interesting look (that launched a fleet of memes). 

Really now, who can resist the new line’s dual and triple-camera systems that take sharp photos? How about the stunning screen display? And don’t get us started with the design and all the colors that the new iPhone comes in. 

Everything about Apple’s latest and hottest product screams “Buy me!” But before you proceed to the checkout (that is, if you haven’t yet!), let us break down to you some trips you can take for the same price:



iPhone 11

Price: $699


A Return Plane Ticket To Australia

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Fancy a trip to the Land Down Under? Well, if you can afford an iPhone 11, then you certainly can afford a return plane ticket to Australia

This country in the Southern Hemisphere is a fantastic destination for people who are always game for an adventure and have a heart for nature and wildlife. 

Explore the great outback in Perth and discover fascinating Aboriginal cave paintings. Or take in lush and breathtaking views at Scenic World situated right on Blue Mountain. Or, if you like living the life of an epicurean, embark on a gastronomic journey across Melbourne, tasting fine wines in Yarra Valley. You can also join a food tour with other foodies in the city.


3 Days In Taiwan

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There are so many ways you can make a budget trip to Taiwan happen, and if you have $699, then you can certainly afford at least a three-day trip to the island.

This covers your airfare, which will range between $225-315 the cheapest (assuming you’re coming from Singapore or the Philippines), your stay at a hostel or a budget hotel, and your pocket money for transportation, food, attraction tickets, and some shopping.

For a three-day trip, it would be best to maximize your time in the capital city Taipei, and check out its best sights including the towering Taipei 101, Chiang Kai Shek Memorial, and the National Palace Museum. Of course, it’s a must to try Taiwan’s delicious specialties like the soup dumpling called xiao long bao, spicy beef noodle soup, and the crowd-favorite bubble tea. Be sure to get an unlimited Taipei Fun Pass for a hassle-free commute around the city, free entry to attractions, and discounts at local retailers. 



iPhone 11 Pro

Price: $999


5 Days In Seoul

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To many, South Korea is one of the most expensive destinations in Asia along with Japan. Some would even shy away from visiting it because of the tedious visa application process. But if you’ve got $999, you have more than enough to enjoy the best sights and experiences of Seoul.

Take a tour of the capital city’s historic and heritage sites like Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung, and Bukchon Hanok Village. Raise the experience up a notch by dressing up in a hanbok, the traditional clothing of South Korea. 

Fans of Korean pop culture will have a field day visiting filming locations of K-Dramas and shopping in Myeongdong for affordable skincare products, K-Pop merchandise, and more. 



A Backpacking Trip Across Indochina

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Want to cover as many places as possible with your $999? Backpacking across Indochina is a good bet. Besides, traveling around Mainland Southeast Asia is not just exciting, it’s incredibly affordable, too! 

Jumpstart your journey in Thailand. If you’re in the mood to party, bright and flamboyant Bangkok is the place for you. If nature-tripping is your thing, you shouldn’t miss the lush mountains of Chiang Mai. And if you’re a beach bum, Phuket or Krabi will certainly give you a good dose of vitamin sea. 

Make your way to Cambodia, and marvel at its stunning historical landmarks like the mind-blowing temple complex Angkor Wat in Siem Reap. Or experience something memorable and unique like receiving a blessing from Buddhist monks. 

After Cambodia, you can cap off your trip in Vietnam. A true wonderland for food lovers, it boasts a wide array of delectable dishes that will suit any palate. You can even join a cooking class to learn how to prepare a Vietnamese specialty! Got 0 culinary skills but enjoy the great outdoors? Stop by Da Nang, where you’ll find Ba Na Hill, a resort sitting on the Truong Son Mountains. Walk down the Golden Bridge or spend some playtime at Vietnam’s premiere amusement park Sun World.



iPhone Pro Max

Price: $1,099


A Return Flight Ticket To Most European Countries

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What’s so great about taking a trip to Europe is how most countries are connected by land, making hopping from one country to another easy for travelers. And if you’ve always wanted to experience the Eurotrip of your dreams, then all you need is a ticket to a destination in this continent, which will cost you at least $800 (assuming you’re coming from Singapore or the Philippines).

From there, you can hop on trains or buses to explore places that are on most people’s travel bucket lists.

Watch the city of lights that is Paris come into life as you cruise down the Seine River. Visit Italy’s historic sights and gorge on authentic Italian dishes. Admire the Swiss Alps as your train chugs by the mountains. Or, wander off to Eastern Europe and experience the sights and sounds of beautiful cities like Prague, Budapest, and Krakow.



A Long Weekend In Japan

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If you don’t want to travel too far, then just splurge on a long weekend in Japan! A dynamic country where traditional meets modern, it’s an exciting destination that has something for everyone.

Capital city Tokyo is ever-busy and bustling, but that doesn’t mean it falls short when it comes to packing in the fun. Sign up for a day tour to check out mustn’t-miss attractions in the city and around. Awaken the child in you by visiting theme parks like Sanrio Puroland, home to Japan’s most famous feline Hello Kitty, and the only Disney Sea in the World. 

For a more laid-back vibe, choose Osaka, which is near cities Kyoto and Nara. On your visit, take a stroll around the districts of Umeda, Namba, and Shinsaibashi, then feel the thrill of riding the movies at Universal Studios Japan or just have your fill of the most mouthwatering Japanese fare and dare yourself to try the infamous fugu.