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Top countries Singaporeans travel to, and where to get affordable data plans

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Have you checked Sim Card off your packing list? (Photo: Gettyimages)

There are more considerations right now than before when it comes to travel, but thankfully, things like flights, hotel bookings, activities, registration of ART/PCR tests and even data plans are now easier to reserve online than ever.

This brings us to the concept of eSims, basically, sim cards that no longer have a corporeal form. Traditionally, a SIM – acronym for Subscriber Identity Module – is a small plastic card that you slot into your mobile phone, which allows you to make and receive calls and texts, and use data on your phone. To switch to another country's provider, you buy a sim card from your travel destination and replace the existing SIM in your phone. While the process is fairly straightforward, you run the risk of losing your original sim card, as well as having to go through the hassle of collecting it at your travel destination.

Now, you don't even need to do that. eSims allow you to subscribe to your travel destination's data platform, and you can hit the ground running after subscription and setting up on your phone. The wonderful thing about eSims is that they're almost as competitively priced as the physical sim cards, without any hassles generally.

According to Statista, these are the most popular countries that Singaporeans want to travel to. Remember to get your data plan in advance if you're travelling to these countries!

Related: Family-friendly travel destinations to consider for the school holidays

Japan

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Spectacles Bridge in Nagasaki, Japan at dusk.
Spectacles Bridge in Nagasaki, Japan at dusk. (Photo: Gettyimages)

Taiwan

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Liberty Square in Taipei, Taiwan
Liberty Square in Taipei, Taiwan. (Photo: Gettyimages)

South Korea

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Traditional Korean Gwanghwamun Door Palace at Night with Beautiful Long Exposure Traffic
Traditional Korean Gwanghwamun palace door at night. (Photo: Gettyimages)

New Zealand

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Sunset at Mount Cook National Park alongside Lake Pukaki with snow capped Southern Alps basking in the late winter afternoon's golden light. The setting sun cast vivid pastel  hues on the sky.
Sunset at Mount Cook National Park alongside Lake Pukaki with snow capped Southern Alps basking in the late winter afternoon's golden light. (Photo: Gettyimages)

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Australia

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Darling Harbour City of Sydney CBD waterfront high-rise buildings at sunset with bright lights.
Darling Harbour City of Sydney CBD waterfront high-rise buildings at sunset with bright lights. (Photo: Gettyimages)

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Thailand

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Wat Arun Temple Thailand
Wat Arun during sunset. (Photo: Gettyimages)

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Malaysia

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Side view of Batu Caves temple main entrance with Murugan Statue in the front in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Asia
Side view of Batu Caves temple main entrance with Murugan Statue in the front in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Photo: Gettyimages)

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Switzerland

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Aarburg during sunset, Canton Aargau, Switzerland
Aarburg during sunset, Canton Aargau, Switzerland. (Photo: Gettyimages)

China

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Taihe gate(太和門) is the largest gate in the Forbidden City and the main gate of the outer court palace. A pair of bronze lions and four bronze tripods were cast in the Ming Dynasty. In the Ming Dynasty, Taihe gate was the place where
Taihe gate(太和門)is the largest gate in the Forbidden City and the main gate of the outer court palace. (Photo: Gettyimages)

United Kingdom

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Famous Big Ben with red buses on bridge over Thames river in London, England, UK
Famous Big Ben with red buses on bridge over Thames river in London, England, UK. (Photo: Gettyimages)

Travelling to multiple countries in a set period of time? Check out this Global Data plan that covers up to 87 countries with a single card!

Check out the full range of eSims and data plans for travel available on these sites: Airalo | Klook

Check airfare here: Skyscanner | Trip.com
Book accommodations and activities here: Agoda | Booking.com | Klook | KKday | HotelsCombined
General info here: Tripadvisor

And while you are at it, be sure to get your travel insurance!

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