Live the dream: Win trips to Bali, Taipei, and Seoul! Join the BIC Amazing Asia Getaway!

Seoul by Brady Bellini via Unsplash

BIC Amazing Asia Getaway!

Manila, Philippines — “Where to next?” The question an avid traveler would ask oneself after getting home from a trip. We’re lucky to be living in a continent where countries are in close proximity to one another but luckier that each one holds their own magnificent charm.

Bali Amazing Asia Getaway by Oliver Sjostrom via Unsplash
Bali Amazing Asia Getaway Photo by Oliver Sjöström on Unsplash

The Philippines is a tropical country known for its immaculate beaches and untouched islands. And much like ours, another destination has been attracting tourists with its azure blue waters—the dream island of Bali, Indonesia. Think cozy villas, relaxed surf towns, sprawling fields, and rice terraces, and pristine beaches dotting the entire province. A must-visit is their most famous beach, Kuta Beach, known for gentle waves perfect for those learning how to surf. Uluwatu, one of Bali’s iconic sea temples, is perched on a cliff edge and offers visitors the most stunning sunsets. Then, gorge on chicken satay with peanut sauce, a local must-try dish and deliciously addictive little meat skewers. And off the mainland of Bali is Nusa Penida, the biggest of three Nusa Islands, where the Instagram famous and breathtaking coastal cliffscape Kelingking ‘T-Rex’ can be found.

Taipei at Night
Taipei at Night

Another trending destination is Taipei, Taiwan. It’s a city bustling with street markets, art, culture, and history. Its most iconic skyscraper, Taipei 101, affords visitors a 360-degree view of the entire cityscape from the 83rd-floor observatory. One of the greatest animated films of all time, Spirited Away, took inspiration from Jiufen’s 100-year old famous landmark, A-mei Tea House. This gem of a town is a maze of quaint and charming alleyways where you can release traditional sky lanterns in Pingxi Old Street. Taipei is also famous for their street food at night markets, food stalls and folding tables filled with dozens of tourists all night. Enjoy the taste of the now globally famous, bubble tea, right in its hometown.

Seoul by Brady Bellini via Unsplash
Seoul Photo by Brady Bellini on Unsplash

K-drama and K-pop lovers will have the time of their lives at Seoul, South Korea by visiting SMTOWN. You can also go crazy shopping for cosmetics and Korean skincare products at lower prices at Myeongdong. Or have a field day at their largest amusement indoor park, Lotte World or promise eternal love to your partner by leaving a love lock at N Seoul Tower.  And when you go hungry, indulge in delicious street food including tteok-bokki or spicy rice cakes, hotteok or sweet pancakes, and kimbap or seaweed rice rolls!  Feel close to your favorite K-pop stars at SMTOWN, promise eternal love to your partner by leaving a love lock at N Seoul Tower, and if you have time to spare, head over to Chuncheon and visit the tiny half-moon island Namiseom or more known as Nami Island.

Street Art in Hong Kong
Street Art in Hong Kong

With so many places to see, deciding where to go can be stressful. So why don’t you let the stars decide for you? Or in this case, your lucky stars. Join the BIC Amazing Asia Getaway Promo from now until November 20 and get a chance to win free roundtrip tickets for two to Bali, Taipei, Seoul, Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Tokyo. Also up for grabs to make your trip memorable are four heavy-duty Samsonite luggage and ten Grab vouchers worth Php5,000 each.

This promo runs nationwide so rush to your nearest 7-Eleven store and stack up on your BIC Lighters, now!

*To join the e-raffle, purchase any two (2) BiC Lighters at any 7-Eleven store and have your CLiQQ Card or App Barcode scanned before payment. For every 2 pieces bought of the same items, you will earn on (1) or two (2) e-raffle entries. For inquiries and full promo mechanics, you may contact [email protected] or visit

Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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