Pelago Offers Muslim-Friendly Unique Experiences In South Korea, Thailand, Australia And Other Popular Destinations


Qistina Bumidin •  Jun 20, 2022

You’re probably seeing everyone on your Instagram and TikTok feed travelling. The ever-popular destinations of South Korea, Thailand, Australia, London, and Paris; the list is getting longer! ? Feeling the travel bug but not ready to board the plane just yet because of the pandemic or rising travel costs? We’ve got a solution for YOU that will allay those worries: Pelago by Singapore Airlines is offering you the best, unique travel experiences perfect for all ages at amazing discounts ?

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P.S. How amazing of a discount, you might ask? You’ll be getting SGD40 OFF any experience you book, be it at home or abroad with a minimum spend of SGD100! Do note that it’s limited to just one redemption per user, and is applicable for both new and current users. New users will get a 10% discount when they use the promo code: PELAGOWELCOME10. Do note that both promo codes can’t be used together.Read on to find out more?

Wait, what’s Pelago? Launched by Singapore Airlines (SIA) last year, Pelago is a travel experiences platform that has specially curated activities and experiences no matter where you go, be it at home in Singapore or overseas. What differentiates Pelago from the rest is that you’ll be promised the quality service SIA offers ? This means personal customer support, flexible cancellation and refund policies, among others. If you’re a KrisFlyer member, you can even earn miles and pay for your bookings directly on the platform with those miles! Whether you love adventure or are looking for unforgettable experiences with your young children, Pelago has a wide range of activities on offer that suits your every need. Yes, we know, you’re here for the hidden gems in your favourite destinations; here’s what you must check out! ?

1. Ride through the countryside of Seoul with rail bikes

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Let’s start off with a popular destination among the HHWT community, Seoul! Apart from being the home to their unique culture, architecture, food and of course, our K-dramas oppas and unnies, there’s more to the country than meets the eye! ? For instance, have you taken a rail bike (it’s literally what you read it as; riding a specially designed bike on abandoned train tracks ?) into the countryside of South Korea? Head on to Gangwon and take a leisure ride on the Gangchon Rail Bike along an old train track converted into a serene trail in the countryside.

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Pelago is offering a full-day tour atop of this rail bike experience, where you will then head to Nami Island, home to tree-lined roads and picturesque landscapes, and that superbly romantic scene from ‘Winter Sonata’ ? You will also get the chance to visit Petite France, a little French village inspired by the novel, The Little Prince, and the oldest private garden in Korea - the Garden of Morning Calm. A change of scenery for us fellow city-kids truly does wonders! From SGD105 (no hidden booking fee involved!), you’ll be getting a priceless experience so rarely enjoyed. Click here for your peaceful getaway now!

P.S. Did you know that there’s a halal-certified family restaurant on Nami Island that serves delicious Korean and Southeast Asian cuisine? Read all about it here

2. Skydive from 15,000 feet above a gorgeous beach in Australia

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If you’re heading Down Under, taking on something adventurous will definitely be on your Australian travel bucket list. And nothing screams adventure more than skydiving from Australia's highest altitude of up to 15,000 ft directly over North Wollongong beach! ? Located just one hour south of the Central Business District of Sydney, you’ll be freefalling at over 200km/h for about 60 seconds or less and then float under the canopy for 5 to 7 minutes, soaking up spectacular views of Wollongong and the Southern Sydney beaches.

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From SGD341, gawking over amazing, picturesque views like this with your own naked eye is truly worth every dollar ? After all the thrill, you’ll definitely be starving; treat yourself to a delicious Lebanese meal at the Muslim-owned Samaras Restaurant, which is just a 4-min drive away! ?

3. Indulge in delicious seafood at a Muslim floating village in Thailand

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Whether it’s your 100th visit to Phuket or not, you’ve probably heard about James Bond Island, an island in the Phang Nga Bay that was featured in the 1974 James Bond film, ‘The Man With The Golden Gun’ ? However, there’s another island nearby that’s worth a visit: Panyee Island (Koh Panyee)! This fishing village is home to a predominantly Muslim population.

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First built in the 18th century by nomadic Malay fishermen, this village is known for serving up delicious halal, authentic Thai seafood ? And they even have a floating mosque as well. From SGD90, you’ll be treated to the best of what this beautiful Phang Nga Bay has to offer: from sailing on a traditional long-tail boat, marvelling at natural mangrove forests and limestone mountains, a visit to the famous James Bond Island, feasting on halal Thai seafood at the Muslim floating village of Koh Panyee, and some retail therapy at Royal Gems. Now that’s what a vacation is! ?

Here’s a little gift from Pelago: When you spend a minimum of SGD100 (site-wide), you’ll get $40 OFF the experiences you book! And it doesn’t only apply to overseas experiences; it can be used right here at home as well. Perhaps you want to try water biking, or having your and your kids try a unique glamping staycation in a barn, Pelago has it all covered. Just use the promo code GOTRAVEL40 before you check out. Don’t hesitate though, the promotion ends on 31st July 2022, so it’s time to feed your wanderlust ? Do note that the promo applies to both new and current users, with only one redemption allowed per user. New users can also enjoy the evergreen code of PELAGOWELCOME10 offering 10% off of any experience you choose! Do note that both promos can’t be used simultaneously. 

Now that travel has returned, it’s time to seek out the true meaning of travel that may have been lost over time: being courageous to take on the path less travelled and adding  interesting experiences we never knew we needed, and Pelago is here to help you achieve that ?


This article is brought to you by Pelago.