NYC, DC and West Coast, USA — RM20,588 per person

Day 1 (SINGAPORE – SAN FRANCISCO, USA – NEW YORK, USA):
Flight from Singapore (SIN) – San Francisco (SFO) – Newark Liberty Airport (EWR)

Day 2 (NEW YORK):
New York City Skyline Cruise
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Timesquare

Day 3 (NEW YORK):
Yankee Stadium
Morris-Jumel Mansion
Central Park
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Rockefeller Center

Day 4 (NEW YORK):
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum of Natural History
Century 21

Day 5 (NEW YORK):
Grand Central Terminal
Bryant Park
Macy’s
Empire State Building
Madison Square Garden

Day 6 (NEW YORK):
Statue of Liberty
Wall Street
World Trade Center Site / The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
St. Paul’s Chapel
Brooklyn Bridge
Broadway shows

Day 7 (NEW YORK – WASHINGTON DC):
Timesquare
Amtrak train from New York (Penn Station) – Washington DC (Union Station)

Day 8 (WASHINGTON DC):
The White House and Visitor Center
Washington Monument
National World War II Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
Korean War Veterans Memorial
D.C. War Memorial
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial
Jefferson Memorial
The Capitol
Library of Congress
Dinner at Ben’s Chili Bowl (1213 U Street NW Washington DC, 20009) * The chili contains beef

Day 9 (WASHINGTON DC – LAS VEGAS):
Library of Congress
Flight from Dulles Airport (IAD) – Las Vegas McCarran Airport (LAS)
Car rental pickup

Day 10 (LAS VEGAS):
The Strip
North Premium Outlet (Operating hours 10am-9pm)

Day 11 (DEATH VALLEY):
Dantes View
Zabriskie Point
Furnace Creek Visitor Center
Furnace Creek Ranch Museum
Artists Palette
Artist’s Drive
Badwater
Salt Creek
Devil’s Cornfield
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes
Stovepipe Wells Village
Mosaic Canyon

Day 12 (LAS VEGAS):
The Neon Museum
Old Mormon Fort
Natural History Museum
Wee Kirk O’ the Heather (Elvis wedding place)
The Mob Museum
Fremont Street Experience
Graceland Wedding Chapel
Stratosphere Tower & Thrill Rides

Day 13 (LAS VEGAS – GRAND CANYON):
Breakfast at Hoover Dam
Drive 285km to Granc Canyon South Rim
South Rim Helicopter Tour
Shop at Tusayan Trading Post
Tour the Visitor Center
Watch the sunset at rim viewpoint
Enjoy stargazing at the dark canyon skies

Day 14 (GRAND CANYON):
Grand Canyon East Rim
Drive 214km to Page
Lower Antelope Canyon Tour
Horseshoe Bend
Upper Antelope Canyon Tour
Drive back to Grand Canyon

Day 15 (GRAND CANYON – LOS ANGELES):
Watch the sunrise at rim viewpoint
Drive 663km to Los Angeles

Day 16 (LOS ANGELES – OAKHURST):
Hollywood sign
Griffith Obs
The Original Farmers Market
The Getty Center
Venice Beach
Drive 429km to Oakhurst

Day 17 (YOSEMITE)
Giant Sequoia (Mariposa Grove) * Closed in November – May
Tunnel View
Bridal Veil Fall
Glacier Point * Closed in November – May
Vernal Fall
Yosemite Valley
El Capitan
Overnight at Mariposa

Day 18 (OUTLET)
Drive 196km to Gilroy
Gilroy Premium Outlet (Operating hours 10am-9pm)

Day 19 (MONTEREY)
Drive 77km to Monterey
Bird Rock
The Lone Cypress
Lobos Point
Lunch at Old Fisherman’s Grotto (Operating hours 11am-10pm)
Drive 107km to Santa Cruz

Day 20 (SAN FRANCISCO)
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Drive 120km to San Francisco
Fort Point to view Golden Gate Bridge

DAY 21 (SAN FRANCISCO)
San Francisco downtown
Oracle Arena
Battery Spencer
Pier 39 – Sea lions

Day 22 (SAN FRANCISCO, USA – SINGAPORE):
Flight from San Francisco (SFO) – Singapore (SIN)

Destination: New York, Washington DC, Nevada (Las Vegas), Arizona (Grand Canyon, Page), California (Los Angeles, Yosemite, Santa Cruz, San Francisco)

Travel dates: 29 April 2017 – 21 May 2017

Season: Spring

Weather: 12 – 18 °C

Total damage: RM 20,588 per person, excluding RM 11,295 shopping

RM RM Cost (RM) Cost (SGD) Cost (USD)
#1 #2 TOTAL TOTAL TOTAL
Visa application              672              672           1,344              448              320
Travel insurance              223              223              446              149              106
Singapore Airline           4,292           4,292           8,585           2,862           2,044
Singapore Airline First row seat selection              418              418              835              278              199
United Airline SF – NY & DC – LV           1,766           1,766           3,532           1,177              841
United Airline – Baggage check in              114              114              227                 72                 50
United Airline – Baggage check in                 57                 57              114                 36                 25
Amtrak NY – DC              222              222              444              143              102
Taxi/Uber              301              301              603              192              134
Metro in Washington                 59                 59              117                 37                 26
Car rental           2,287           2,287           4,574           1,471           1,030
Petrol              565              565           1,130              356              249
Parking                 18                 18                 36                 11                   8
Toll – Bay bridge                   9                   9                 18                   6                   4
Annual National Park Entrance Fee              181              181              363              114                 80
Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort Entrance Fee                   5                   5                   9                   3                   2
New York City Pass              553              553           1,106              349              244
Broadway – Phantom of the opera              204              204              408              129                 90
Lower Antelope Tour                 75                 75              150                 47                 33
Accomodation           6,792           6,792        13,584           4,368           3,096
F&B           1,669           1,669           3,338           1,053              734
Sim card              107              107              214                 68                 47
       20,588        20,588        41,177        13,368           9,464

Transportation:

Accommodation:

Location Hotel Rate per night (RM)
New York Holiday Inn Long Island City – Manhattan View                 823.11
New York Hilton Times Square Hotel             1,474.79
Washington DC Club Quarters Hotel in Washington DC                 723.17
Las Vegas The D Las Vegas                 121.98
Grand Canyon Best Western PREMIER Grand Canyon Squire Inn             1,004.50
Grand Canyon Bright Angel Lodge                 874.20
Los Angeles Howard Johnson Inn and Suites – Pico Rivera                 296.36
Oakhurst Comfort Inn Yosemite Area                 587.39
Yosemite Americas Best Value Inn Mariposa Lodge (Expedia)                 583.90
Gilroy Ramada Limited Gilroy                 453.53
Santa Cruz Comfort Inn Santa Cruz                 535.36
San Francisco Regency Inn San Francisco Airport (Hotels)                 506.74

Highlights:

  • NY and DC are 12 hrs behind of Malaysia, e.g. Malaysia 4.00PM NY and DC 4.00AM
  • SF is 15 hrs behind of Malaysia, e.g. Malaysia 4.00PM SF 1.00AM
  • SGD1.00 = MYR3.11
  • USD1 = MYR4.5

New Delhi and Agra, India: Seven wonders — RM3,431.99 per person

Day 1 (SINGAPORE – NEW DELHI, INDIA):
Flight from Singapore (SIN) – New Delhi (DEL)

 

Day 2 (NEW DELHI, INDIA):
One Unity Mall
India Oil Massage

 

Day 3 (NEW DELHI, INDIA):
Taj Mahal
Souvenir shops
Red Fort
Pind Balluchi

 

Day 4 (NEW DELHI, INDIA – SINGAPORE):
Flight from New Delhi (DEL) – Singapore (SIN)

 

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Taj Mahal
2
Taj Mahal

 

Destination: New Delhi and Agra, India

Travel dates: 6 April 2017 – 9 April 2017

Season: Summer

Weather: 25 – 35 °C

Total damage: RM3,431.99 per person, excluding RM972.96 shopping

 

  RM RM Cost (RM) Cost (SGD) Cost (Indian Rupee)
  #1 #2 TOTAL TOTAL TOTAL
Flight ticket 1,739.11 1,739.11 3,478.22 1,118.40 54,242.40
Indian Visa 266.84 266.84 533.68 171.60 8,322.60
Accommodation 673.30 673.30 1,346.60 432.99 21,000.00
Meru taxi 24.05 24.05 48.09 15.46 750.00
Sim card 33.66 33.66 67.33 21.65 1,050.00
Massage 163.28 163.28 326.55 105.00 5,092.50
Taj Mahal (Including entrance fee of Rupee 1000 per person) 224.43 224.43 448.87 144.33 7,000.00
Taj Mahal tour guide 9.62 9.62 19.24 6.19 300.00
Red Fort 32.06 32.06 64.12 20.62 1,000.00
F&B 265.64 265.64 531.29 170.83 8,285.33
3,431.99 3,431.99 6,863.98 2,207.07 107,042.83

 

Shopping:

Cost (RM)
Just Me
Fridge magnet 64.12
Grocery shopping 275.81
Silk scarf shopping 628.22
Bangles 4.81
972.96

 

Transportation:

  • Meru Taxi from airport to the hotel
  • Signed up a local day tour to Agra

 

Accommodation:

  • The Piccadily Hotel, RM448.87 per night

 

Highlights:

  • India is 2.5 hrs behind of Malaysia, e.g. Malaysia 2:30PM India 12:00PM
  • SGD1.00 = MYR3.11
  • INR16.16 = MYR1

Krabi, Thailand: CNY 2017 celebrations with family — RM957.90 per person

Day 1 (KUALA LUMPUR – KRABI):
Flight from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) – Krabi (KBV)
Massage

Day 2 (KRABI):
Rented 4 motorcycles for 2 days
Ao Nang town
Local market
Massage

Day 3 (KRABI):
Macro
Big C (Please note that this is very far from Ao Nang town)
Massage
The Hilltop Ao Nang

Day 4 (KRABI – KUALA LUMPUR):
Return motorcycles
Flight from Krabi (KBV) – Kuala Lumpur (KUL)

Destination: Krabi, Thailand

Travel dates: 31 January 2017 – 3 February 2017

Season: Summer all year

Weather: 25 – 31 °C

Total damage: RM957.9 per person

RM RM RM RM RM RM RM RM RM RM THB
#1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 TOTAL TOTAL
Flight ticket 348.52 348.52 348.52 348.52 348.52 348.52 348.52 348.52 348.52 3,137 26,037
Accommodation 359.38 359.38 359.38 359.38 359.38 359.38 359.38 359.38 0 2,875 23,865
Parking at KLIA2 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 0 400 3,320
Cash 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 1,800 14,941
957.9 957.9 957.9 957.9 957.9 957.9 957.9 957.9 548.52 8211.7 68163

Transportation:

  • Rented motorcycles

Accommodation:

  • Marina Express – Fisherman Hotel – Ao Nang, RM239.59 per night

 

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Local market
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Ao Nang town
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Rented 4 motorcycles for 2 days
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The Hilltop Ao Nang

Bangkok, Thailand: Girlfriends trip — RM1,291 per person

4 nov 2016 – 7 Nov 2016

 

Day 1 (SINGAPORE – BANGKOK):
Flight from Singapore (SIN) – Bangkok (BKK)
Asiatique

 

Day 2 (BANGKOK):
After You Dessert Café
Chatuchak
Laem Charoen Seafood at Central World

 

Day 3 (BANGKOK):
Café Tartine
Chinatown
Big C
Supanniga Restaurant
Iron Fairies Bar

 

Day 4 (BANGKOK – SINGAPORE):
Massage
Flight from Bangkok (BKK) – Singapore (SIN)

 

Destination: Bangkok, Thailand

Travel dates: 4 November 2016 – 7 November 2016

Season: Summer all year

Weather: 25 – 32 °C

Total damage: RM1,291 per person

 

RM RM RM RM RM RM SGD THB
#1 #2 #3 #4 #5 TOTAL TOTAL TOTAL
Flight ticket 422 422 422 422 422 2,108 703 17,498
Baggage 35 35 35 35 35 176 59 2,125
Accommodation 186 186 186 186 186 928 309 7,701
Sim card 48 48 48 48 48 240 80 1,995
Cash 600 600 600 600 600 3,000 1,000 24,896
1,291 1,291 1,291 1,291 1,291 6,453 2,151 54,215

 

Transportation:

  • We used Grab within Bangkok

 

Accommodation:

  • Airbnb (for 5-6 people), RM928 per night

 

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Asiatique
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Laem Charoen Seafood at Central World
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After You Dessert Café

 

Seoul and DMZ, Korea: — RM2,498 per person

Day 1 (SINGAPORE – ICHEON):
Flight from Singapore (SIN) – Icheon (ICN)

Day 2 (SEOUL):
Lunch at Tosokchon (토속촌)
Bukchon Hanok Village
Hongdae

Day 3 (SEOUL):
Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Tours (meet at City Hall Subway Station, then brought us to)
Imjingak (Nuri Peace Park)
The 3rd Tunnel
Dorasan Station
Panmunjeom

Day 4 (SEOUL):
Lotte Mart
Namdaemun Market
Myeongdong
Ewha Women’s University Shopping Street
Dongdaemun

Day 5 (ICHEON – SINGAPORE):
Flight from Icheon (ICN) – Singapore (SIN)

Destination: Seoul and DMZ, Korea

Travel dates: 22 September 2016 – 26 September 2016

Season: Autumn

Weather: 14-23°

Total damage: RM2,498 per person, excluding RM4,778 facial and fashion shopping

RM RM RM SGD KRW
#1 #2 TOTAL TOTAL TOTAL
Flight ticket 1,355 1,355 2,709 903 728,833
Airport lounge 62 62 125 42 33,600
Accommodation 237 237 475 158 127,683
Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Tours 149 149 297 99 80,000
Seoul Metro 100 100 201 67 54,000
F&B 386 386 771 257 207,400
Missing money 209 209 418 139 112,500
2,498 2,498 4,996 1,665 1,344,017

Shopping:

RM
Just me
Shopping            4,756
Souvenir                  22
           4,778

Transportation:

Destination Getting around (mainly by Seoul Metro)
From Icheon Airport to Seoul City Airport Line bound for ‘Gongdeok Station’. Get off at ‘Gongdeok Station’, then transfer to Seoul Metro.
Tosokchon (토속촌) Gyeongbokgung Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 2. Go straight about for 170 metres and turn left into Jahamun-ro 5-gil Road. Tosokchon (토속촌) is located 10 metres ahead on the left
Bukchon Hanok Village Anguk Station (Subway Line 3), Exit 2
Hongdae Hongdae University Station (Line 2, Exit 9)
Itaewon Itaewon Station (Line 6, any exit)
Lotte Mart Seoul Station (Subway Line 1 and 4), Exit 1
Namdaemun Market Hoehyeon Station (Subway Line 4), Exit 5
Myeongdong Myeong-dong Station (Subway Line 4), Exit 5, 6, 7, or 8 / Euljiro Il-ga Station (Subway Line 2), Exit 5
Ewha Women’s University Shopping Street Ewha Womans University Station (Subway Line 2), Exits 2 and 3
Dongdaemun Dongdaemun Stadium Station (Subway Line 2) / Dongdaemun Station (Subway Line 1 and 4)

Accommodation:

  • Star Hostel Insadong, RM 158.22 per night

Highlights:

  • Korea is 1 hr ahead of Malaysia, e.g. Malaysia 2:47PM Korea 3:47PM
  • SGD1.00 = MYR3.00
  • KRW807 = MYR1

 

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Lunch at Tosokchon
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Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Tours
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Lotte Mart
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Shopping~

New Zealand: All Blacks — RM9,915 per person

Day 1 (SINGAPORE – AUCKLAND):
Flight from Singapore (SIN) – Auckland (AKL)

 

Day 2 (AUCKLAND):
Try gown and suit (for next day’s pre-wedding photography)
Auckland Skyline
Rent a car at Auckland town

 

Day 3 (HOBBITON, MATAMATA):
Makeup
Photoshooting at Westheaven
Photoshooting at Hobbiton
Drive to Rotorua

 

Day 4 (ROTORUA):
Maori village, Lake Rotorua
Lunch – Kiwi Kai (Hangi, Rewena Bread, Fried Bread)
Drive back to Auckland
Return rented car

 

Day 5 (AUCKLAND – QUEENSTOWN):
Flight from Auckland (AKL) – Queenstown
Rent a car at Queenstown Airport
Dinner at Fregbaker

 

Day 6 (QUEENSTOWN):
Skydive
Glenorchy and Paradise

 

Day 7 (QUEENSTOWN):
Day trip to Arrowtown

 

Day 8 (LAKE TEKAPO):
Mount Cook
Lunch – Salmon
Lake Pukaki
Lake Tekapo
Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo

 

Day 9 (MOUNT JOHN):
Mount John
Christchurch

 

Day 10 (CHRISTCHURCH – SINGAPORE):
Flight from Christchurch (CHC) – Singapore (SIN)

 

Destination: North island and South island, New Zealand

Travel dates: 1 July 2016 – 10 July 2016

Season: Winter

Weather:

  • North island 6 – 16 °C
  • South Island -2 – 6 °C

Total damage: RM9,915 per person, excluding RM577 souvenir shopping

 

RM RM RM SGD NZD
#1 #2 TOTAL TOTAL TOTAL
Flight (SG-AKL/CHC-SG) 4,637 4,637 9,275 3,080 3,329
Flight (AKL-Queenstown) 315 315 631 210 208
Travel insurance 41 41 81 27 29
Phone simcard 43 43 87 29 29
Accomodation at Auckland 129 129 259 86 89
Accomodation at Rotorua 111 111 221 74 80
Accomodation at Auckland Airport 119 119 238 80 87
Accomodation at Queenstown 303 303 605 202 216
Accomodation at Lake Tekapo 146 146 291 100 109
Accomodation at Christchurch 123 123 246 85 91
Skydive 995 995 1,991 657 678
Skydive video+photography combo 923 923 1,845 615 598
Skybus from airport to Auckland city 54 54 108 36 36
Uber 8 8 16 5 5
Car rental 749 749 1,499 500 488
Parking 6 6 13 4 4
Petrol 428 428 856 285 285
F&B 784 784 1,569 523 524
9,915 9,915 19,829 6,598 6,886

 

Transportation:

  • Rent a car for 2 days in North Island
  • Rent a car for 5 days in South Island
  • Uber to car rental shop in Auckland city
  • Airbus from Auckland Airport to Auckland city

 

Accommodation:

  • Auckland – Haka Lodge Auckland, RM278.25 per night
  • Auckland – ibis Budget Auckland Airport, RM261.25 per night
  • Rotorua – Alpin Motel and Conference Centre, RM235.09 per night
  • Queenstown – Airbnb, RM224.00 per night
  • Lake Tekapo – Tailor Made Tekapo Backpackers Hostel, RM279.00 per night
  • Christchurch – Sudima Christchurch Airport, RM289.50 per night

 

Driving distance:

  • Auckland – Hobbiton 238km
  • Hobbiton – Rotorua 84km
  • Rotorua – Auckland 238km
  • Queenstown – Glenorchy 46km
  • Glenorchy – Arrowtown 66km
  • Queenstown – Mount Cook 240km
  • Mount Cook – Lake Tekapo 83km
  • Lake Tekapo – Mount John 28km
  • Mount John – Christchurch 236km

 

Local taste

  • L&P Lemon
  • Kiwifruit
  • Pavlova cake
  • Cookie Time
  • Cadbury Chocolate Fish
  • Peanut Slab
  • Passcall Pineapple Lumps
  • Griffin’s Cookie Bear Shrewsbury
  • Tip Top Goody Goody Gum Drops ice-cream
  • Hokey Pokey ice-cream
  • Lamingtons
  • Afghans
  • Mince & Cheese Pie
  • ANZAC biscuits
  • Sausage sizzles
  • Steamed pudding (Maori)
  • Griffin’s Mallowpuffs
  • Griffin’s Squiggles
  • Griffin’s Tofeepops
  • Griffin’s Macaroons
  • Marmite + Chip sandwich
  • Maggi Onion Soup + Nestle reduced cream
  • Wattie Spaghetti in can
  • Happybee Manuka Honey
  • Tuatua
  • Bluff Oysters
  • New Zealand Mussels
  • Boil-up
  • Hāngi (Rototua)
  • Rewena bread (Rototua)
  • Fried bread (Rototua)

 

Highlights:

  • New Zealand is 3-4 hrs ahead of Malaysia, e.g. Malaysia 2:47PM New Zealand 6:47PM (18 Feb 2013 – 7 Apr 2012 3AM + 4 hrs) (7 Apr 2013 2AM – 29 Sep 2013 + 3 hrs)
  • SGD1.00 = MYR3.00
  • NZ$1 = MYR2.82

 

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Auckland Skyline
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Photoshooting at Westheaven
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Photoshooting at Hobbiton
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Maori village
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Lake Rotorua
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Cookie Bar at Queenstown
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Skydive
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Glenorchy
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Arrowtown
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Mount Cook
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Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo
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Mount John
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Christchurch
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Christchurch

Batam, Indonesia: Birthday celebration — RM 478 per person

Day 1 (SINGAPORE – BATAM, INDONESIA)
07:45 am SGT Collect ferry’s boarding pass at Harbourfront Centre
08:45 am SGT Embark on the high speed air conditioned ferry
09:30 am BT Upon arrival at Batam ferry terminal, after immigration and custom clearance, meet up local guide
10:00 am BT Kue Lapis Home Made Shop at Batam Center
10:15 am BT Ling Star Birdnest Shop
10:30 am BT Go Kart & Air Gun at Batam Center
11.00 am BT Duta Maitreya Laughing Buddha Temple
11:30 am BT Dry Market Food Stuff Market at Batam Center
11:45 am BT Coffee Cat & Chocolate Shop
12:30 pm BT Indonesia buffet lunch
13.30 am BT Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Outlet
15:30 pm BT Check in at hotel
17.30 pm BT SPA / Massage at Majesty Spa & Massage (Free pickup service by Majesty Spa & Massage)
19.30 pm BT Seafood dinner (Free transportation arranged by Majesty Spa & Massage)

Day 2 (BATAM, INDONESIA – SINGAPORE)
11.00 am BT Meet up local guide at hotel lobby
11:30 am BT Collect ferry’s boarding pass at ferry terminal
11:45 am BT High speed air conditioned ferry back to Harbourfront Centre, Singapore

Destination: Batam, Indonesia

Travel dates: 7 May 2016 – 8 May 2016

Season: Summer all year long

Weather: 28 – 30 °C

Total damage: RM 478 per person

RM RM RM SGD Rupiah
#1 #2 TOTAL TOTAL TOTAL
Groupon voucher (Including local guide, lunch and hotel) 147 147 294 98 931,000
Ferry PDF tax 60 60 120 40 380,000
Ferry terminal tax 21 21 41 14 130,000
Performance tipping 3 3 6 2 20,000
Tour guide tipping 8 8 16 5 50,000
Massage 189 189 379 126 1,200,000
F&B 50 50 100 33 316,600
478 478 956 319 3,027,600

Transportation:

  • Groupon voucher including local tour to explore Batam
  • Majesty Spa & Massage provide free transportation service within Batam

Accommodation:

  • Groupon voucher including 1 night stay at I Baloi Batam Hotel

 

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Ferry to Batam
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I Baloi Batam Hotel
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I Baloi Batam Hotel
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I Baloi Batam Hotel
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Majesty Spa & Massage
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Majesty Spa & Massage
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Majesty Spa & Massage

Italy, Switzerland & Paris: Keep calm and travel Europe — RM 7,813 per person

Day 1 (SINGAPORE – ROME):
Flight from Singapore (SIN) – Rome (FCO)

 

Day 2 (ROME):
The Pantheon
Trevi fountain
Spanish Steps

 

Day 3 (ROME):
Roman Colosseum
The Palatine Hill
Roman Forum
Piazza Venezia
From Piazza Venezia, to Vittorio Emanuele Monument, go up to the Capotoline Hill, to have view of the Roman Forum
Capitoline Hill Museums

 

Day 4 (ROME):
St. Peter’s Basilica
St. Peter’s Square
Vatican Museums
Piazza Navona
The Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica
Piazza del Popolo

 

Day 5 (ROME – FLORENCE):
Eurorail Roma Termini > Firenze S.M.N.
Piazzale Michelangelo – Best view of all of Florence

 

Day 6 (FLORENCE):
InterRail Firenze S.M.N. > Pisa Centrale
Pisa
Cathedral and Baptistery
InterRail Pisa Centrale > Firenze S.M.N.

 

Day 7 (FLORENCE):
Accademia
Piazza del Duomo
Piazza della Signoria
The Uffizi Gallery
Palazzo Vecchio, then stroll across the Ponte Vecchio
Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens

 

Day 8 (FLORENCE – VENICE):
Eurorail Firenze S.M.N. > Venezia Santa Lucia
Burano
San Marco
The Rialto Bridge
The Grand Canal

 

Day 9 (VENICE – MILAN):
Eurorail Venezia Santa Lucia > Milano Centrale
Milan’s Cathedral Duomo
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele
Duomo Square

 

Day 10 (MILAN):
Sforza Castle
Last Supper

 

Day 11 (MILAN – GENEVE):
Milano Centrale – Geneve
Jet d’Eau, the tallest fountain in the world

 

Day 12 (GENEVE):
United Nations
Place de Bourg-de-Four
Cathedral’s north tower
Place Neuve
Grand Theatre
Music Conservatory
Parc des Bastions
Reformation wall
Pathek Philips Museum

 

Day 13 (GENEVE – PARIS – ANGOULEME):
Geneve – Paris
Paris – Angouleme

 

Day 14 (ANGOULEME – PARIS):
Angouleme – Paris
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower

 

Day 15 (PARIS):
Jardin du Luxembourg
Champs-Elysees
Shopping

 

Day 16 (PARIS – SINGAPORE):
RER B (Blue) > Paris (CDG) Airport T1
Do the VAT refund at airport before check in
Flight from Paris (CDG) to Singapore (SIN)

 

Destination: Italy, Switzerland and Paris

Travel dates: 6 November 2015 – 22 November 2015

Season: Winter is around the corner

 

Weather:

  • Rome 8 – 17 °C
  • Milan 1-11°C
  • Geneve 2-7°C
  • Paris 4-9°C

 

Total damage: RM7,813 per person, excluding RM17,172 shopping

 

RM RM RM SGD EURO CHF
#1 #2 TOTAL TOTAL TOTAL TOTAL
Flight ticket 2,943 2,943 5,886 2,264 1,519 25,665
Travel Insurance 143 143 286 110 74 1,247
Airport transfer from Rome Airport to Rome 72 72 144 55 37 628
Accomodation 3 nights in Rome 321 321 641 247 165 2,795
Accomodation 2 night in Milan 207 207 414 159 107 1,806
Accomodation 2 night in Paris 356 356 711 274 184 3,101
Accomodation 1 night in Angouleme 207 207 415 160 107 1,808
Accomodation 3 nights in Florence 334 334 668 257 172 2,911
Accomodation 1 night in Vernice 203 203 406 156 105 1,771
Accomodation 2 nights in Geneve 183 183 367 141 95 1,598
Accomodation – City tax 100 100 200 77 52 872
Train Rome-Florence (www.trenitalia.com) 69 69 137 53 35 598
Train Florence-Vernice (http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en) 157 157 314 121 81 1,368
Train Venice-Milan (http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en) 36 36 73 28 19 317
Train Milan-Geneve (http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en) 117 117 234 90 60 1,020
Train Geneve-Paris-Angouleme (www.tgv-europe.com/en) 210 210 420 161 108 1,830
Train Angouleme-Paris (www.tgv-europe.com/en) 86 86 171 66 44 747
Bus from Firenze to the Mall 20 20 40 15 10 174
Bus from the Mall to Firenze 20 20 40 15 10 174
Train from Firenze to Pisa 32 32 65 24.92308 17 283
Train from Pisa to Firenze 32 32 65 24.92308 17 283
Vodafone sim card 80 80 160 61.53846 41 698
Entrance fee 314 314 627 241 162 2,736
F&B 1,378 1,378 2,756 1,060 711 12,014
Transportation 194 194 388 149.2 100 1,691
7,813 7,813 15,627 6,010 4,034 68,134

 

Shopping:

RM
 Just Me
Shopping      17,172

 

Transportation:

 

Accommodation:

  • Rome – B&B Vatican Town, RM255.29 per night
  • Florence – Hotel Montreal, RM205.36 per night
  • Venice – Abbazia De Luxe, RM419.11 per night
  • Milan – B&B I Am Here – Gioia 66, RM213.87 per night
  • Geneve – City Hostel Geneva, RM400.20 per night
  • Angouleme – Mercure Angouleme Hotel de France, RM456.57 per night
  • Paris – Hotel Darcet, RM411.76 per night

 

 

Destination Getting around (mainly by public transport)
From Airport to Rome Leonardo Express Airport Train to Termini Station
The Pantheon Buy Roma Pass > Bus 40, 64 to Largo Argentina stop
Roman Colosseum Metro B > Colosseo
Piazza Venezia Metro > Termini, take bus 40
Capitoline Hill Museums Metro A > Termini, take bus 40
St. Peter’s Basilica Metro A > Ottaviano
Vatican Museums Metro A > Cipro
Piazza del Popolo Metro A > Flaminio
Campo dei Fiori Metro A > Barberini, then take bus 62/492
Piazzale Michelangelo Stazione Parcheggio > Take bus 12 > Stop at Piazzale Michelangelo
Pisa InterRail Firenze S.M.N. > Pisa Centrale > Board the LAM Rossa bus in front of the Pisa Jolly Hotel > Stop at ‘Torre’
Burano Take ACTV to Murano island. Then, transfer the boats to Burano
San Marco Vaporetto line # 2 > San Marco square
The Rialto Bridge Vaporetto line # 2 > Rialto
The Grand Canal Vaporetto line # 2 > Rialto
Milan’s Cathedral Duomo Metropolitana Linea 1 or 3  > Duomo
Duomo Square – Fashion Quadrilatero Metropolitana Linea 1 or 3  > Duomo
Last Supper Metropolitana Linea 2 > Cadorna FN (or Metropolitana Linea 1 > Conciliazione)
United Nations Take tramway no.15 to Nations
Place de Bourg-de-Four Take tramway no.15 to Plettes, stop at Stand
Arc de Triomphe Metro lines 1, 2 or 6 > station Charles-de-Gaulle-Etoile
Montmartre – Moulin Rouge Metro line 2 > Blanche
Eiffel Tower Metro lines 9 > Trocadéro station
Jardin du Luxembourg Metro line 4 or 10 > Odeon
Champs-Elysees Metro line 1 > Champs-Elysées-Clemenceau
From Paris to Airport RER B (Blue) > Paris (CDG) Airport T1

 

 

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Airport transfer from Rome Airport to Rome
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Spanish Steps
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Trevi fountain
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Roman Colosseum
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Roman Colosseum
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Roman Forum
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St. Peter’s Basilica
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St. Peter’s Basilica
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St. Peter’s Basilica
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St. Peter’s Basilica
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Vatican Museums
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Vatican Museums
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The Pantheon
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Bus to Piazzale Michelangelo
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Piazzale Michelangelo
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Train from Firenze to Pisa
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Pisa
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Pisa Centrale Station
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Florence
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Bus from Firenze to the Mall
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Venice
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Burano
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Duomo Square
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Sforza Castle
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View in train Milan-Geneve
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Fondue
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Jet d’Eau
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United Nations
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Arc de Triomphe
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Arc de Triomphe
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Eiffel Tower
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Louvre Museum
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31 Rue Cambon – The first Chanel store

Taipei, Taiwan: Craving for the local food — RM2,161 per person

Day 1 (SINGAPORE – TAIPEI, TAIWAN):
Flight from Singapore (SIN) to Taoyuan airport (TPE)

 

Day 2 (TAIPEI, TAIWAN):
A village near Taipei 101 (四四南村傳統眷村)

 

Day 3 (YILAN, TAIWAN):
Day trip to Yilan
Paragliding (外澳飛行傘基地)
Jimmy Parks (几米广场)

 

Day 4 (TAIPEI, TAIWAN):
ATT 4 FUN
Xin Guang San Yue (新光三越)
Shilin Shengchao Yangrou (士林夜市裡半夜才開的熱炒攤)

 

Day 5 (TAIPEI, TAIWAN – SINGAPORE):
Flight from Taoyuan airport (TPE) to Singapore (SIN)

 

Destination: Taipei & Yilan, Taiwan

Travel dates: 23 September 2015 – 27 September 2015

Season: Autumn

Weather: 27 – 29 °C

Total damage: RM2,161 per person, excluding RM889 shopping

 

  RM RM RM SGD NTD
  #1 #2 TOTAL TOTAL TOTAL
Flight ticket 1,221 1,221 2,443 828 18,133
Accomodation 276 276 552 187 4,099
Bus ticket from Taoyuan Airport to Shilin 17 17 34 11 250
Bus ticket from Taipei to Toucheng/Jiao Xi 12 12 24 8 180
Bus ticket from Yilan to Taipei 16 16 32 11 240
Paragliding 135 135 269 91 2,000
Transportation 84 84 167 57 1,240
Food 346 346 692 235 5,137
Taxi from Shilin to Taoyuan Airport 54 54 108 37 800
  2,161 2,161 4,321 1,465 32,079

 

Shopping:

RM
Just me
Shopping 889

 

Transportation:

 

Accommodation:

  • Homestay at Shilin Night Market (weekday), RM144 per night
  • Homestay at Shilin Night Market (weekend), RM197 per night

 

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Yilan
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Paragliding
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Nobel Cake
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A village near Taipei 101

Langkawi, Malaysia: Weekend getaway — RM 609 per person

Day 1 (SINGAPORE – LANGKAWI, MALAYSIA):
Flight from Singapore to Langkawi Airport
Rent a car from the airport

Day 2 (LANGKAWI, MALAYSIA):
Cable car ride
Eagle Square
Underwater World
Enjoy the beach

Day 3 (LANGKAWI, MALAYSIA – SINGAPORE):
Mardi
Return car at the airport
Flight from Langkawi Airport to Singapore

Destination: Langkawi, Malaysia

Travel dates: 3 July 2015 – 5 July 2015

Season: Summer all year

Weather: 23 – 31 °C

Total damage: RM 609 per person

  RM RM RM SGD
  #1 #2 TOTAL TOTAL
Flight ticket (Singapore – Langkawi) 281 281 561.60 208
Accomodation 148 148 296.82 110
Car rental 80 80 160.00 59
Meal 100 100 200.00 74
  609 609 1,218 451

Transportation:

  • Rent a car for 2 days RM160

Accommodation:

  • Best Star Resort, RM 148 per night

 

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Eagle Square
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Cable car ride
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Enjoy the beach