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5 Places You Have to See When You’re a Student

30 May 2022

There’s a popular sentiment that you shouldn’t travel much when you’re a student, simply because traveling costs so much. However, this belief isn’t necessarily true. As a student, you can take advantage of the many student only promotions available to accommodate students. 

Additionally, doing adequate research for each location will help you save on lodging, entertainment, food and more. Here are some of the destinations you can consider visiting as a student:

London, England

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Although London is the capital of England, there are many ways to see the City on a student’s budget. Firstly, you’ll want to plan your travels so that you stay near an area with a lot of the attractions that interest you. 

This way, you can spend less on transport and have great experiences walking from one spot to another. One such place is Kensington, where there are at least 3 museums you can visit for free i.e. the Victoria and Albert V&A, Science Museum, and National History Museum.

Accommodation can be as low as RM150- RM250 per night in this area too. Other areas for students on a budget include Westminster and London Bridge. 


Manchester, England

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Football fans may know Manchester as the home of several world renowned clubs, but the city has much to offer student travelers too. For starters, it is more affordable than many cities in England including London. 

There’s currently a free bus service that runs from the Manchester Piccadilly station with routes that reach many points in the city, so you can save on transport. 

There are plenty of things to see too, including free galleries and museums to visit like the Science and Industry Museum, the Pankhurst Centre and Manchester Art Gallery. 


Perth, Australia

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Perth, the capital of Australia, is a pretty laid back place with relaxing vibes. You’ll be able to get a hostel bed here for about RM80- RM100 per night ( AUD15-AUD25) and meals are relatively affordable too, with lunch costing between RM20-RM35 ( AUD6-AUD11). 

You can stay within the CBD, and enjoy some free attractions like King’s Park, Fremantle Markets, coastal walks and the Bell Tower. 


Adelaide, Australia

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Adelaide is known as one of the most affordable cities in Australia, so if you’re a student you can start your travels here. A budget hostel in Adelaide starts from about RM120 per night. Y

You’ll be able to enjoy pretty affordable meals too, with many cafes in the CBD pricing their meals at not more than RM 35 (less than AUD10).

In terms of attractions, you may want to check out Haigh’s Chocolates, which is one of Australia’s oldest chocolate factories located on the south side of the CBD. They offer free guided tours, as well as free chocolate samples from Mondays to Saturdays. 


Helsinki, Finland 

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Helsinki is the capital of Finland, a country that’s located in Northern Europe. It has been called the happiest place on Earth, and has one of the lowest poverty rates in Europe. 

Helsinki itself has many attractions you can visit for free, including the Suomenlinna Fortress, Tuomio’s Church and the National Museum of Finland ( free entry every first Friday of the month)

You can get a backpackers’ hostel for as low as RM150 per night and each meal costs between RM45-60. For transport, there are day passes available for about RM 50( USD11) which allows you access to trains, buses and trams all through the city. 


Enjoy MAS’s Limited Time Student Fare

MAS is offering an International Student Airfare Promotion for bookings from now until June 15th 2022, for travel periods from now to 30th September 2022. 

Enjoy 30% off regular fares to destinations to the UK and Australia, with 40kg baggage allowance and complimentary free date changes. So if you’re a student 18-26 years of age, you can benefit from this promo price when you book with Mayflower.

No matter whether you’re traveling for a vacation or to study, you can enjoy this promo as long as you show proof of your student status, either a student ID or confirmation letter. Contact us today to learn more about how you can save with MAS this coming month.