Where going on vacation is concerned, most of us can agree that it can be a pretty costly endeavor that will require a lot of saving-up beforehand. Even then, it is always essential to ensure that you keep to a budget so you remain aware of how much you’re spending when abroad and don’t go overboard.
Netizen shows how you can eat 3 meals a day in South Korea with RM10
Bearing that in mind, video creator and South Korean-native Tara Choi has taken to her TikTok profile recently to share how intrepid Malaysians who are looking to visit her homeland on a budget can actually make their Ringgit stretch where meals are concerned. Challenging herself to spend only RM10 (KRW ₩3,000) for an entire day, she starts off her day with breakfast by spending ₩1,000 (RM3.40) on two pieces of the ever-popular Bungeoppang fish-shaped buns.
This would then be followed by a lunch consisting of tteokbokki, which also cost ₩1,000 (RM3.40). Served in a paper cup, the generous amount she managed to get appears to include other ingredients such as fish cakes, which are typical in most tteokbokki recipes.
Finally, she spent the remainder of her money on a bowl of instant beef ramyeon, which once again cost ₩1,000 (RM3.40). Without putting too much of a strain on her wallet, Tara managed to spend RM10 on three moderate meals for an entire day!
Other travel recommendations
In speaking to WauPost, she adds that Malaysian tourists should also consider visiting some lesser-known, off-the-beaten-path locations in South Korea if they’re looking to enjoy the country but save a little more on their travelling expenses. Some of the spots she recommended include the city of Tongyeong, which is famed for its seaside vistas and being a popular filming spot for K-Dramas, as well as the city of Gyeongju, with its ancient architecture.
As these locations are less touristy and more popular with locals, they can be more budget-friendly as compared with tourist hotspots such as Seoul and Jeju.
Hailing from the city of Changwon near Busan, Tara has been working and living in Malaysia for four years and says that she enjoys the people here, in addition to a comparatively less stressful environment. She also shares that she prefers the weather here as opposed to South Korea’s temperate climate, and has grown fond of Malaysian cuisine.
Check out more of her content by visiting her TikTok page here!
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