AirAsia commissioned the duo to compose the song and shoot the music video in the 10 countries of Asean over 27 consecutive days. The music video, a collaboration with Union Pay, was launched on Asean Day on AirAsia’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.
Ten countries in one go may be too ambitious for most travellers, so we split up Eb Duet’s actual itinerary into three manageable trip plans.
ITINERARY 1: Indochina Escapade (10 credits)
5 cities, 5 countries on the AirAsia Asean Pass
Suggested duration: at least two weeks
KUALA LUMPUR ✈ SIEM REAP (3 CREDITS)
Start your journey in the Cambodian city of Siem Reap, famous for the splendid 12th century Angkor Wat. Explore temples such as Bayon in Angkor Thom, one of the majestic remnants of the once-powerful Khmer kingdom. After dark, lively Pub Street beckons, while Phare, The Cambodian Circus promises a night of energetic entertainment.
SIEM REAP ✈ BANGKOK (1 CREDIT)
Thailand’s capital Bangkok awakens the senses in a way no other city can. From its floating markets to the marvellous Grand Palace, every place calls for your full attention. Admire the skyline from Sirocco Rooftop Bar and take the water taxi to Asiatique The Riverfront to see why Bangkok is one of the most visited cities in the world.
BANGKOK ✈ YANGON (1 CREDIT)
The golden Shwedagon Pagoda dominates images of Yangon, formerly Rangoon, Burma – now known as Myanmar. Old colonial buildings face the ravages of time in the downtown area, while the Circular Train offers glimpses of everyday life as you sit or stand side-by-side with locals, produce and livestock while the train passes by markets and houses.
YANGON ✈ BANGKOK (1 CREDIT)
BANGKOK ✈ LUANG PRABANG (1 CREDIT)
The UNESCO World Heritage city of Luang Prabang is the gem of northern Laos. The main strip is studded with ancient temples and architecture from the French colonial period. Cruise the Mekong River or watch the world go by ever so slowly at riverside cafes. Don’t miss Kuang Si Waterfall with its turquoise pools spread over various levels.
LUANG PRABANG ✈ KUALA LUMPUR (3 CREDITS)
ITINERARY 2: Islands and Cities (8 credits)
4 cities, 3 countries on the AirAsia Asean Pass
Suggested duration: at least 10 days
KUALA LUMPUR ✈ LANGKAWI (1 CREDIT)
The beautiful island of Langkawi off the northwest coast of Malaysia is a favourite amongst holidaymakers for its varied beaches and family-friendly attractions such as the Langkawi Sky Bridge, SkyCab, and 3D Art Langkawi.
LANGKAWI ✈ SINGAPORE (1 CREDIT)
Singapore may be a small island nation but it is big on world-class tourist draws, among them Southeast Asia’s largest aquarium, the aptly named SEA Aquarium, and the trio of iconic landmarks: Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay Sands, and Gardens by the Bay.
SINGAPORE ✈ YOGYAKARTA (3 CREDITS)
The Indonesian archipelago is the largest in the world and Yogyakarta fondly called Jogja – is the cultural capital of Java, its most populous island. Track down the silversmiths of Kotagede and shop at Jalan Malioboro for cool souvenir tees. With the city as your base, head out to Mount Merapi for a jeep adventure and to the iconic towers of Prambanan Temple for the Ramayana Ballet.
YOGYAKARTA ✈ KUALA LUMPUR (3 CREDITS)
The balance of 2 credits can be used for a return trip to any of the 18 other Asean destinations that have flights redeemable with 1 credit per way. Itinerary 2 may also be combined with Itinerary 1 using the AirAsia Asean Pass +.
ITINERARY 3: The Outliers (20 credits)
5 cities, 5 countries on the AirAsia Asean Pass +
Suggested duration: at least two weeks. Flexible option: split up the itinerary into four return trips over the course of two months.
KUALA LUMPUR ✈ MANILA (3 CREDITS)
The Philippines’ Hispanic heritage lives on in Intramuros, the heart of Old Manila. Make sure to experience a jeepney ride and watch the sunset over Manila Bay. If you wish to escape the malls, casinos and entertainment centres, consider visiting historic Corregidor Island or Taal Volcano, said to be the smallest in the world.
MANILA ✈ KUALA LUMPUR (3 CREDITS)
KUALA LUMPUR ✈ BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (3 CREDITS)
Oil-rich Brunei has the ability to surprise. The golden Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque makes a grand statement across Kampung Ayer, the world’s largest water village, where all the houses are on stilts. If money is no object, live in the lap of luxury at the Empire Hotel & Country Club, which boasts its own golf course and private beach.
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN ✈ KUALA LUMPUR (3 CREDITS)
KUALA LUMPUR ✈ DA NANG (3 CREDITS)
On the coast of Central Vietnam, Da Nang is an ideal vacation city, with clean beaches and access to lovely Hoi An Ancient Town and misty Ba Na Hill, a themed attraction once a hill station favoured by the French colonists for its cool weather.
DA NANG ✈ KUALA LUMPUR (3 CREDITS)
*KUALA LUMPUR ✈ SINGAPORE (1 CREDIT)
Explore Singapore’s colourful districts and walk along its quays and distinctive bridges. From the durian-shaped performing arts centre the Esplanade, wander till you come across the Merlion statue and the heritage buildings turned into cultural institutions, among them the Asian Civilisations Museum and the National Gallery.
*SINGAPORE ✈ KUALA LUMPUR (1 CREDIT)
To combine Itineraries 1, 2 and 3, remove the KL-Singapore and Singapore-KL legs indicated by* and substitute these and the extra credits with return trips from Kuala Lumpur to 2 of 18 other Asean destinations that have flights redeemable with 1 credit per way via Kuala Lumpur.