Who wouldn’t want an Instagram OOTD (Outfit of the Day) shot at the steps of the Great Wall Of China? But hey, not all of us are born rich and fabulous. Fortunately, TripAdvisor has come up with inspirational travel experiences – all to be found within South-East Asia.

Considering all the talk about 2017 being a bad year for the economy, emulating popular travel experiences of a lifetime closer to home will definitely be the cheaper option.

The experiences were identified in a recent cost comparison study called TripIndex Experiences of a Lifetime. Malaysians, here are your once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Walk the Great Wall of China

Once in a lifetime.

Take a hike up Batu Caves to enjoy its serene interior. Photo: TripAdvisor

The cheaper option: Walk up Batu Caves, Selangor.

Marvel at the wonder of the Taj Mahal

Once in a lifetime.

A private tour at the Grand Palace is so much more cheaper than visiting the Taj Mahal. Photo: TripAdvisor

The cheaper option: Marvel at the wonder of the Grand Palace, Bangkok.

Go on Safari in South Africa

Once in a lifetime.

Instead of travelling to Africa for a safari tour, why not do a night safari in Singapore? Photo: TripAdvisor

The cheaper option: Go on a night safari in Singapore.

Dive the Great Barrier Reef

Once in a lifetime.

There’s much to discover by diving into the Sunken Japanese Wrecks in Coron in the Philippines. Photo: TripAdvisor

The cheaper option: Dive down the Sunken Japanese Wrecks, Coron, Philippines.

See the Northern Lights

Once in a lifetime.

Forget about the Northern Lights, you can see some spectacular natural phenomenon of blue fires at Ijen Crater, East Java. Photo: TripAdvisor

The cheaper option: See the natural phenomenon of blue fires at Ijen Crater, East Java.