Travel is nice. Travel cheap is more than nice. Travel for free is ultra nice. The worlds no. 1 low-cost airline is the Kuala Lumpur based airline AirAsia and they sometimes gives away tickets for free, the only hook is that you need to combine it with a hotel which you probably would need in any case.
What I regretted from my previous long-term stays in Asia was that I did not explore the region enough. I planned my revenge early and came up with a final plan to visit Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam. It had to be an intense but amazing trip for only 17 days with a chance to met with old friends. It could also be a pleasant break form Indian curry, power-cuts, and bollywoood music. Be aware, the blog post will look like a it was born out of Lonely Planet.