Are you dreaming of vivid blue oceans, fascinating cultures, lush green landscapes, and warm tropical climates for your vacation? Then look no further than Southeast Asia!
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has joined forces with world-renowned Swiss brand Victorinox to create the Southeast Asia Travel Collective, an exciting collaboration that reflects the warmth and amazing diversity of the region’s ten countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam) through a uniquely curated collection of travel gear from Victorinox.
The Southeast Asia Travel Collective will bring together Victorinox’s time-honored travel products that are inspired by travel to each ASEAN Country. From sleek suitcases to stylish watches and useful Swiss army knives, the collection showcases everything an adventurer will need for their next dream vacation to Southeast Asia.
Home to a year-round tropical climate and awe-inspiring scenery, the 10 countries in Southeast Asia offer a diverse blend of unique cultures, exciting activities on both sea and shore and seemingly endless cuisines to try, and Victorinox the perfect collaborator to ensure you have everything you need for any dream you dare to explore!
Victorinox is a global family-run company that is now being managed by a member of the family’s fourth generation. The company‘s headquarters are located in Ibach, canton of Schwyz, at the heart of Switzerland.
It was there that Karl Elsener set up his cutlery workshop back in 1884, where he also invented the legendary “Original Swiss Army Knife” a few years later. The company does not only produce the world-famous pocket knives, but now also makes high-quality household and professional knives, watches, travel gear and fragrances, making them the perfect retailer to help travellers with all their needs.
In 2005, the company acquired the long-standing knife and watch manufacturer Wenger SA in Delémont, Switzerland. The products are now available in the company’s flagship stores and via a comprehensive network of subsidiaries and distributors in more than 120 countries.
Whether you shop the travel luggage to look stylish while you travel or fancy a timeless classic from Victorinox, we share some of our favourite activities in each of the 10 Southeast Asian countries to help you decide which accessories from the Southeast Asia Collective would be your perfect fit on your next dream vacation!
Brunei Darussalam is known for its stunning Mosques and incredible national parks. Darussalam means “Abode of Peace,” and this peaceful nation is the perfect spot to learn about different cultures and for visitors looking to have a unique blend of experiences in one place.
Cambodia’s temples, museums, beaches, ancient and civilization are to be noticed. The nation is also home to Angkor Wat, the largest religious building in the world. As the year 2023, Cambodia is the host of the 32nd SEA Games, the 12th ASEAN Para Games under the theme of “Sports Live In Peace” with the promotional campaign “Visit Cambodia Year 2023”.
Indonesia has a monkey sanctuary, fabulous spas, silversmith classes, world-class surfing, and fantastic hiking opportunities. The unique blend of cultures is a fascinating place to learn more about the diversity of different peoples and religions and stands as a shining example of coexistence.
Lao PDR is a haven for adventurous spirits looking to hike, rock climb, and kayak. The waterfalls in the nation are unrivalled, and the vibrant culture and friendly people will charm guests.
Combining modern with history, Malaysia is home to diverse cultures, exciting festivals, historic villages, and lively cities. An epicurean delight, Malaysia offers culinary adventures for the foodie at heart.
Myanmar is known for its breathtaking hot air balloon tours, fascinating gilded pagodas, unique beaches and crystal-clear lakes. For the nature lover, visit one of the nation’s unspoiled snow capped mountains and expansive parks.
The Philippines has some of the most delicious cuisines in the world, and the archipelagic nation is also famous for its mysterious caves, fascinating rice terraces, active volcanoes, coral reefs, and breathtaking national parks.
Whether it’s bustling districts and neighbourhoods, sunset cruises, street food tasting excursions, or visits to Singapore’s many attractions, this city is perfect for the traveller looking to shop, dine, and unwind. For the more adventurous-minded, Singapore boasts a rain forest and many well-managed nature parks right within the city to explore.
Whether visiting a Buddhist Temple, taking a yoga retreat, learning Muay Thai, snorkelling, or taking a cooking lesson, Thailand has plenty to do for the adventurous traveller. However, Thailand’s beautiful beaches offer respite and stunning natural beauty for those who want to unwind.
Viet Nam is a haven of natural beauty, including pristine beaches, towering mountains, and historic rice terraces. Viet Nam is perfect for hikers, swimmers, snorkelers, and history buffs!
Whether hiking, swimming, or observing ancient art, Southeast Asia truly is “A destination For Every Dream.”
To give fans a chance to fulfill their dreams of visiting Southeast Asia, a series of weekly trivia questions will be conducted and the fans with the highest number of correct responses will not only win a trip for two to one of the ASEAN countries but also the travel set that matches the country they intend to visit. In the case of a tie, the participants will be entered in a random draw.
To learn the official rules of our giveaway, click here.