Wednesday, February 15, 2012

SG-Melaka-KL Trip: Everything is Falling into Place. I Think.

Since my last post about our planned trip, the only thing firm was our flight from KL to Manila. Now, some developments have come up which makes this trip seem to be more exciting.

First, I was able to get a promo fare to Singapore from Cebu Pacific which costs P2,720 for the three of us. The only downsides were 1) we have to catch our flight from DMIA - Clark, and 2) we had to take another day off from work as the departure date is 29 November, one day earlier than our original plan. With this, our return flights are confirmed.

Secondly, a couple of bloggers (Lakwatserang Bayong) had earlier visited Melaka and we're considering the accommodation that they stayed in: Oriental Residence Riverside Guesthouse. They had given me the email address of Asri, the owner/manager of the guesthouse. Will contact him soon.

Thirdly, I found websites, such as this and this, which gives the bus  and fare schedules for trips plying the Singapore-Melaka and Melaka-KL routes.

Lastly, Millenium and Copthorne had finally emailed and informed me that my request for extension of our two-day complimentary stay at Orchard Hotel - Singapore from June 2012 to December 2012 had finally been approved and will be receiving the new voucher within 2 weeks.

To make the planning more fun, my wife, daughter and I regularly discuss the itinerary for our trip and make sure that things we will see will be within our budget.

Suggestions on what to include in our itinerary for Singapore, Melaka and KL are most welcome. Remember, though, that we are on a shoestring budget.

11 comments:

Beng Gee said...

My goodness! Sobrang swerte mo naman Noel! Talagang you really can affort another trip for all the savings you got here. Now you truly can plan for your itinararies. How exciting!

Actually, hindi rin naman sobrang mahal sa Singapore. Slightly maybe. Pero affordable pa rin. So, I'm sure you'll enjoy your Singapore/Malaysian Vacay. Have fun!

Batangala said...

This is probably the longest vacation we will have. Aside from our 1 week in New Zealand, the longest I think is only 4 days. Thanks :)

Tin | The Average Jane said...

Wow! Grandeng bakasyon yan a! I hear Melaka's really nice. Hope we could visit there one time too. =)

Tin | The Average Jane said...

Wow! Grandeng bakasyon yan a! I hear Melaka's really nice. Hope we could visit there one time too. =)

Tin | The Average Jane said...

Wow! Grandeng bakasyon yan a! I hear Melaka's really nice. Hope we could visit there one time too. =)

Batangala said...

thanks tin. hope you can give me a workable itinerary for our 2 day stay in singapore. probably lots of walking. titipid eh, ha ha ha

Mafey said...

Hi. From SG to Malacca and KL, you may consider taking coach at Johor Bahru (Larkin Bus Terminal) instead of having it in SG, as you will be able to save almost half. This is what we've done when my mother and sisters visited SG, Malacca and KL. In Malacca, there are many affordable guest house/ hostels along Harmony St and all interesting spots are just within walk. Visiting KL can be done in a day.

Suggestion for SG:- a visit to Marina Bay Sands Skypark to have a very good view of the entire city. Or a swim at the infinity pool. At pede nyo po gawin ng libre yun :).

Or if you wish to see SG 30 - 40 years back, are interested in nature, is game into some serious physical work out, cycling at Pulau Ubin will complete it. The island can be reached by taking bumboat at Changi Village which would take only 5-7 minutes.

Batangala said...

thanks mafey for the suggestions. the infinity pool at the skypark is free? but what about the entrance fee to the Marina Bay Sands, how much ba? can i just email you for other questions? dmi eh, he he he

maftravelgraphy said...

Hello,

Pasensya na po for a very late reply. Feel free to email po: maftravelgraphy@yahoo.com :)

Regards,
Mafey

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