Unlimited WiFi For $5/Day In Thailand, Taiwan & Hong Kong
Planning a holiday overseas can be such a nightmare — you’d have to pack, book flight tickets and reserve hotel rooms.
A lot of our activities require us to go online and luckily for us, we can easily do that anywhere in Singapore with free WiFi networks like [email protected]
But what happens when we’re finding our way around an unfamiliar place with limited Internet access? There’s no [email protected] to save us.
SpaceRoam is offering unlimited WiFi for S$5/day at these popular tourist destinations. So you can hop on the plane and leave your worries behind if you’ve planned a holiday there.
You know Thailand does night markets right when one was brought into Singapore and became a huge hit. Yes, we’re talking about ArtBox.
If you didn’t get a chance to visit, you missed out on the rows upon rows of stalls, fairy lights and seating areas that filled the whole Bayfront Event Space.
We don’t know if it’ll be back next year so if you still want to find out what a trendy night market is like, you should visit one in Thailand itself.
Indy Market in Thonburi has colourful, pointy tents that resemble those found in Ramadan bazaars in Malaysia.
Like the bazaar, lots of yummy street food is sold there and like in Ramadan, you can only start eating when the sun sets since the market opens from 6pm.
Address: Thanon Suk Sawat, Chom Thong, Bangkok 10150
Opening hours: Daily, 6pm – Midnight
Nearest MRT: Wongwian Yai
If you prefer smaller crowds, head over to Hua Mum Market which screams hipster with its industrial decor and chill vibes.
Imagine the cramped alleyways of Haji Lane spread out in an open-air market. You won’t have to make reservations to dine here with the hip and happening crowd.
Address: 678 Prasert-Manukitch Rd, Lat Phrao, Bangkok 10230
Opening hours: Tues-Sun, 6pm-12am
Nearest MRT: Lat Phrao
Waiting for your bae to give you flowers can be a pointless expectation.
Forget the romantic gesture and treat yourself to a trip to Zhongshe Flower Market in Taichung, Taiwan.
Wandering through the flower fields will be enough to give you that pleasant, fluttery feeling of falling in love.
Let your bae know how much fun you’re having by sending them the gorgeous photos on WhatsApp or Telegram.
You can go online and give them ‘live’ updates from the middle of the field with SpaceRoam’s pocket WiFi.
Address: No. 469-13, Sanfeng Road, Houli District, Taichung City 421
Opening hours: 8am-6pm daily
Jan – May (Tulips Season): S$6.68/adult, S$3.34/child (ages 3-12)
Apr – Dec: S$5.34/adult, S$2.67/child
3. Hong Kong & Macau
Being a hypebeast is all the rage among millennials and finding the perfect backdrop for Instagram photos can be a difficult task.
Singapore’s HDB flats with large, cartoon murals aren’t exactly the best options and finding a better location is often challenging.
You might have to literally go the distance for a good photo but hopefully not too far for this place in Hong Kong.
Choi Hung estate in Kowloon East gives grungy, old-school vibes with the aged residential buildings painted in pastel colours. You’d look effortlessly dope in these surroundings.
You can take some cool shots at the basketball court on the carpark’s rooftop and pose like a street basketball player.
Make sure to share the pictures online so you can rake in those likes, comments and follows to seal your almost instafamous status.
Address: Choi Hung Estate, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon East
Nearest MTR station: Choi Hung (4-min walk from Exit A)
If everything is made in China, there must be a place where you can find everything you need, right?
Well that place is in Guangzhou, specifically Beijing Road Pedestrian Street which has rows of wholesale shops selling anything from sleepwear to pets.
Each lane is dedicated to a specific type of product which would appeal to the neat freaks who love hunting down bargains in an orderly fashion.
Besides shopping, indulge in a wide variety of street food from rows upon rows of pushcart vendors. If you go where the queues lead, you’re bound to come across something incredibly delicious.
Address: Beijing Road, Guangzhou 510055
Nearest train station: Gongyuanqian (公园前) or Beijing Road (北京路)
We reckon that you’d still need a map to guide you around the shopping district and that often requires an Internet connection.
With SpaceRoam, you can easily navigate your way around and get your shopping done quickly because you’ll need to be efficient to cover all that ground.
Travel vloggers on YouTube always visit spectacular natural sites which leave you in awe and raring to go there yourselves.
But the thought of an arduous hike can be daunting so you’d have to think twice. Forget those worries and try a unique way of appreciating nature in the city of Ōdate in Akita, Japan.
Cycle on a Ōdate-Kosaka rail bike along a decommissioned railway track that cuts through the mountainous city and across the Nagasaki River.
You won’t have to do it alone because there are bikes that could accommodate up to 4 people. Electric-powered bicycles are available too, if you want to focus less on the cycling and more on the scenery.
Address: 30-2 Aza Ōtakai Yukisawa Ōdate City, Akita Prefecture (In front of Seifuso Onsen)
Opening hours: 9am-4pm (closed on Tues & Wed)
Fees: S$30.50/2-person bike, S$42.69/4-person bike, includes commemorative picture.
Pedalling your way through the valley could get exhausting, but at least you won’t have to tire yourself out trying to get WiFi.
SpaceRoam connects you to the Internet anywhere in Japan, even while you’re on an out-of-service railway in the middle of nowhere.
6. South Korea
Tourists visit South Korea to indulge in Korean food, fashion and pop culture. If you find that to be getting a tad overrated, check out this sweet Parisian escape.
Gyeonggi-do Petite France transports you to an idyllic French village so you won’t have to travel too far to see the real thing.
The pastel-coloured houses that line up along the hills each contain unique trinkets, from antique shops to a tiny museum dedicated to The Little Prince.
Address: Hoban-ro, Oeseo-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
Opening hours: 9am-6pm daily
Admission fees: S$12.18/adult, S$7.31/child
How to get SpaceRoam
SpaceRoam also caters to over 200 countries worldwide, so those looking to travel out of Asia can have your mobile WiFi sorted too.
You can book SpaceRoam online here.
Enter the destination, departure and return date of your trip and check if a device is available for that period of travel.
Book in advance so you can collect the device the day before you fly off. You’ll have to return it on the next working day upon returning to Singapore.
You can either have it delivered via courier service at an extra charge of $6 or collect it yourself at any of these 7-Eleven outlets:
- City Hall MRT (City Link)
- Boon Lay MRT
- Somerset MRT
- Bishan MRT
- HarbourFront MRT
For a full list of all the 7-Eleven outlets you can collect SpaceRoam from, click here.
Be more prepared for your holiday with SpaceRoam. With a WiFi device that you can carry everywhere, you’ll never have to worry about staying connected.
This post is brought to you in collaboration with SpaceRoam.
Featured image from TheSmartLocal.