The breathtaking Philippines is a relatively easy travel destination for Malaysians. English is widely spoken so communication is easy, and this beautiful country has an endearing “don’t worry, be happy” vibe which is extremely soothing for first time visitors. The people are vibrant, fun loving and love food as much as we do. Each region in the Philippines has its own particular cuisine, and Filipino food has a diverse blend of Oriental, European and American influences and tastes. One dessert that might find a place in your heart is the traditional Halo-halo, which is an eclectic mix of shaved ice, syrup, marshmallows, tubers, jelly and fruit and strongly resembles our very own famous Malaysian ‘Ais Kacang’. Experience otherworldly sunsets in San Juan, swim in the incredibly refreshing Cambugahay Falls and try the fish spa beneath a 400-year-old tree in Siquijor. These are some of the many must-see spots in the Philippines. A colossal 488 coral species out of 500 in the world can be found here, which makes the Philippines one of the top three dive sites in the world. Apo Island, which is a tiny island in the Negros province, is known as one the best marine sanctuaries in the world. It’s where you will find incredible underwater life and get a chance swim with giant turtles.
It’s a good idea to travel during low seasons (June and September) so you can enjoy lower hotel and flight prices, saving you anywhere between 20% to 40%. Since the Philippines is the 5th largest English speaking country, 90% of the population can speak English so you can converse with many locals. Filipinos are friendly, hospitable and tend to welcome tourists with open arms. Did you know that they produce some of the best wood cutting boards made from Philippine mahogany? If you love cooking or you have loved ones who do, be sure to pick one up. When you shop, keep in mind that the price of almost everything in the Philippines is negotiable. It’s not only normal to ask for a discount, it is an expected tradition. Before you agree to a price for a taxi ride or boat trip, ask the locals about the actual price first. Last but not least, tipping is expected but it’s completely up to your discretion. Even if there is a service charge included, restaurant staff will expect one so the standard practice is 10% of the total bill.
Travel insurance to Philippines is extremely helpful in the event you are in a troublesome scenario. So be sensible and avoid unnecessary costs from unforeseen mishaps such as when you fall ill, your flight gets delayed or you lose your luggage. You can trust AIG to ensure all your travel and health needs are satisfied. All you have to do is buy AIG travel insurance to Philippines online and let us take care of the rest.
In the Philippines, your money can go a long way for all activities, excursions and of course food and drink. Enjoy your fun-filled trip to Philippines and let AIG take care of all your worries. We offer a comprehensive insurance that will protect you throughout your journey. It takes minutes to get a quote online and make your purchase. For as low as RM26, you can have peace of mind while you travel and have fun. Don’t worry about any unforeseen circumstances, as AIG is ready to reimburse you for reasons applicable within our policy. Acquire our insurance and travel to Philippines today, and have yourself a delightful holiday.
Our benefits include:
Besides overseas emergency medical expenses, medical evacuation costs and personal accident coverage, AIG will provide cover if you are forced to cancel or cut short your trip for reasons covered under our policy. Any flight departure delays, baggage delays, baggage damage or loss, personal items damage or loss due to theft or negligence by service providers, AIG will cover for you.
AIG will reimburse you for non-refundable expenses incurred if your trip to Philippines is cancelled due to specific events, within 60 days before your departure date.
If you experience travel inconveniences such as delays, loss or damage to your personal belongings, including your checked-in baggage, you will be covered by AIG.
Depending on the plan and product purchased, AIG will cover up to unlimited medical expenses and up to RM 500,000 for personal accidents in Philippines. Our travel assistance team is on call by phone 24/7 to assist you in any emergency situation, ensuring that you receive appropriate medical care in Philippines.
If natural disasters occur in Philippines such as landslides, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and typhoons, AIG will pay for expenses caused by these travel inconveniences.
Our 24-hour Emergency Assistance Team delivers fast and efficient aid if you are injured during an accident or if you are ill, requiring hospitalization in Philippines.
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