Singapore-Malaysia 2017

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Here is a summary of our estimated expense and short itinerary from our recent trip SG-KL.
Singapore 2017 πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬ 

Visa free (PH holder) for 30 days

1 SGD = 34.49
🚌 Bus to NAIA 3 P730 

– book earlier

(The bus we booked left us but luckily we were able to ride the next trip to the airport. Be on time πŸ˜‚)

🚌 Shuttle to NAIA 1 P20 

– feel free to ask the airport staff where to find the shuttle
⁉️Travel Tax 1620 PHP
✈️ Changi Airport πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬ 

– We bought the all access MRT card/EZ link for 12 SGD

– This can be use for MRTs, Buses, some taxi and selected stores to purchase food or things (reloadable & its easier to use so you can swipe and go!)

– Free charging station & free water station!

– They have free wifi access for 3 hrs just approach the information desk
🏑 Traveller’s Loft @ Lavender St (292 A, Lavender St, Singapore)

– Landmark: Kempas Rd signage

– Stayed for 2 nights, 3 days

– Booked via booking.com (tried & tested, booked my 2 HK stay through booking.com)

– Hotels are pricey in SG, everything is pricey in SG (bec 1 SGD is equivalent to 34-36 PHP. Lucky for you if you have US dollars and not peso.)

– We booked a hostel because we werent able to find a great deal of hotel

– 6 bed-dorm type for girls, 35 SGD each for 2 nights plus 15 SGD as early check-in fee and 10 SGD each for security deposit

– Inclusive of breakfast (bread with jam, cereal and coffee)

– They will also provide a locker

– Free wifi

– No individual toilet per room

– The place is somewhat far from the nearest MRT (Took us about 5-7 streets from the MRT station). Nearest MRT is Farrer Park Station and Lavender Station
πŸš‹ MRT 

– Estimate: 22 SGD 

– EZ link cards can be purchased at the MRT station or Airport

– The cards balance can be refunded 3 days after the card purchase

– You can also purchase one way ticket at the MRT station but I prefer the card esp if you frequently use the MRT
🍽 FOOD

– Usually at fastfood chains or local resto that is affordable and also at MRT stations

– Estimate expense in food: More or less 50-100 SGD 

– There are free potable water in some place so always bring your tumbler for refill
πŸ“Places visited

– Universal Studios (Entrance: 70 SGD approach those who sell outside, 76 SGD at the ticket booth)

– Little India

– Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple

– Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple

– Sultan Mosque

– Haji Lane

– Arab Street

– Bugis Street

– Kuan Yin Thong Hood Cho Temple

– National Library

– Chinatown

– Merlion Park

– Gardens by the Bay

– Helix Bridge

– Post office (Central Mall Square)
🚌 BUS TO MALAYSIA

– 15 SGD until Melaka only (you can also book online because some bus do not accept walk-in).

– 3 seater bus

– The bus will stop at the Singapore border immigration and Malaysia border immigration

– The trip is around 4-5 hrs because of the line in the immigration

– The terminal of the bus we rode going to Malaysia is near bugis street/junction
Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ 

Visa free (PH passport) for 30 days

1 RM = 11.65 PHP
🚌 Melaka to Kuala Lumpur 10 RM

– Took about 1-2 hours

– The bus we rode dropped us at BTS then we rode the Monorail going to Maharajalela Station
πŸ’° Money changer is available at the bus terminal at Melaka

– I suggest you change your dollars there because the rate is higher comparedin KL Sentral

– 1 SGD = 3.08 RM
🏒Mandarin Court Hotel

– Stayed for 2 nights, 3 days

– Booked via booking.com (tried & tested, booked my 2 HK stay through booking.com)

– 261 RM for 2 people, 39 RM security deposit

– Inclusive of charger adaptor, coffee and tea, buffet breakfast (sulit!), own toilet with bathtub and shower

– Swimming Pool

– Friendly staff

– Nearest Monorail Station is Maharajalela Station (Few blocks away)
🚝 Transportation

– They don’t sell an all access card for MRT because they have different kinds of public transpo (eg mono, lrt, express etc)

– Spent around 70-100 RM for transpo because the fare going to Airport is quite expensive but really comfortable and fast
πŸ“Places Visited

– Batu Caves (Rent for sarong 5RM, refund 3RM)

– Chinatown

– KL Sentral

– Central Market

– Petronas Twin Towers

– Suria KLCC

– KLCC Mall

– BTS
🍽FOOD

– breakfast at the hotel!

– Estimate expense in food: More or less 40-80 RM (you can buy some meal around 7 RM)
✈️ Kuala Lumpur International Aiport 2

– Rode the KLIA express to the airport

– 55 RM each (one way)

– Took us around 30 minutes to reach the airport (Express!!)
🚌 NAIA terminal 3 to Victory Pasay

– We rode a shuttle for 150 PHP

– I recommend this esp to those who are not familiar with Manila like me

– The taxi line is too long unless you prefer the metered taxi (more expensive)
 βœˆοΈ Airfare

– 6,000 all-in (may mas mura pa dito, around 1,000-4,000 all-in kailangan mo lang ng sipag at tiyaga magabang sanay ka naman diyan. Haha.)

– Booked via Cheapflights (scoot) & AirAsia mobile app (The app is easier to navigate esp when you’re looking for promos)

– πŸ›« : Tigerair (It was my first time and the experience was great. Frienldly cabin crew and clean.) & AirAsia (The lavatory is not quite clean or maybe its because of the passenger. Some cabin crew keeps on giving side comments!)

Hope it helped at your DIY itinerary and travel. Safe and happy travel!

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