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

Taiwan: Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Taipei — RM3,343 per person

Day 1 (KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – TAIPEI, TAIWAN):
Flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL) to Taoyuan airport (TPE)

 

Day 2 (TAIPEI):
Taipei underground street
Longshan temple (龙山寺)
Ximending (西门町)
Shilin night market (士林夜市)

 

Day 3 (TAIPEI):
Jiufen old quarter (九份老街)
Shifen (十分)

 

Day 4 (TAIPEI):
Wufenpu (五分埔)
Barbie Café
Walk to Taipei 101
Taipei 101 Countdown

 

Day 5 (TAIPEI – TAICHUNG):
Fengjia night market (逢甲夜市)

 

Day 6 (NANTOU):
Sun moon lake (日月潭)
Cingjing Farm (清境农场)

 

Day 7 (KAOSHIUNG):
Rent a bicycle, ride to Love River (爱河)

 

Day 8 (KAOSHIUNG – HUALIEN):
Rent a bicycle
Cijin 旗津
Traveling from Kaoshiung to Hualien

 

Day 9 (HUALIEN):
Local tour brought us to these places:
Shakadang Trail (Mystery Valley) (砂卡礑步道)
Swallow Grotto (燕子口)
Tunnel of Nine Turns (九曲洞)
Tiansiang Lodge (天祥)
Eternal Spring Shrine (长春寺)

 

Day 10 (DANSHUI):
Danshui old quarter (淡水老街)
Fisherman’s Wharf (淡水漁人碼頭)

 

Day 11 (TAIPEI, TAIWAN – KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA):
Taipei 101
Yongkang street (永康街)
Lattea
Flight from Taoyuan airport (TPE) to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL)

 

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Taipei underground street
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Longshan temple (龙山寺)
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The famous noodle at Ximending (西门町)
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Jiufen old quarter (九份老街) — Get down at 7-11
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Jiufen old quarter (九份老街)
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Shifen (十分)
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Shifen (十分)

 

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Hello Kitty Café
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Barbie Café
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Taipei 101 Countdown
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Taipei 101 Countdown

 

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High Speed Train to Taichung
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Fengjia night market (逢甲夜市)
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Fengjia University

 

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Sun moon lake (日月潭)
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Sun moon lake (日月潭)

 

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Cingjing (清境)
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Cingjing Farm (清境农场)
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Love River

 

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Cijin 旗津
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Cijin 旗津

 

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Huelien Homestay
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Chishingtan Scenic Area
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Blossoms along the way
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Qingshui Cliff
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Chongde Tunnel
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Qingshui Cliff
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East-West Cross Island Highway gateway
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Shakadang Trail (Mystery Valley) (砂卡礑步道)
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Taroko Gorge
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Swallow Grotto (燕子口)
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Zhuilu Old Trail Zhuilu Old Trail
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Sakura

 

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Ferry to Fisherman’s Wharf
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Ferry to Fisherman’s Wharf
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Fisherman’s Wharf (淡水漁人碼頭)
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Fisherman’s Wharf (淡水漁人碼頭)
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Fisherman’s Wharf (淡水漁人碼頭)

 

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Taipei 101
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Yongkang street (永康街)
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Yongkang street (永康街)
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Yongkang street (永康街)
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Yongkang street (永康街)
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Yongkang street (永康街)
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Lattea + Chicken Chop
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Time to go back KL

 

Destination: Taiwan

Travel dates: 28 December 2013 – 7 January 2014

Season: Winter

Weather: 13 – 18 °C, Nantou is lower than 13°C, Kaoshiung is higher than 18°C

Total damage: RM3,343 per person, excluding RM460 shopping

RM RM RM TWD
#1 #2 TOTAL TOTAL
Flight ticket + Baggage allowance 789 789 1,578 14,281
Flight ticket (Upgrade to flatbed) 152 152 304 2,751
Accomodation 843 843 1,686 15,258
F&B 497 497 994 8,996
Transportation 653 653 1,306 11,819
Ferry 19 19 38 344
Rent a bicycle 21 21 42 380
Travel package (Sun moon lake & Cing Jing) 103 103 206 1,864
Hualien Room + Local tour package 210 210 420 3,801
Other (Entrance fee, etc) 57 57 114 1,032
3,343 3,343 6,686 60,508

Shopping:

RM
Just me
Fashion shopping 443
Souvenir 17
460

Transportation:

Destination Getting around (mainly by Metro and High Speed Train)
Taipei underground street Taipei Station
Longshan temple Longshan Temple Station
Ximending Ximen Station
Shilin night market Jiantan Station
Wufenpu Houshanpi Station, exit 1
Beitou Xinbeitou Station
Danshui old quarter Tamsui Station
Bali & Fisherman’s Wharf Ferry from Tamsui
Yongkang street Guting Station, exit 5 > Walk along Heping East Road > Turn left to Lishui Street > Turn right
Jiufen old quarter Ruifang Railway station > Take Keelung bus to Jiufen/Jinguashih (金瓜石) > Get down at 7-11
Shifen Take Keelung bus at 7-11 (to Ruifang Railway station) > Shuangxi station > Shifen
Fengjia night market Taichung Station > Take 豐原客運 (No. 160) to Fengjia University
Sun moon lake Taichung Station > Renyou Bus to Sun Moon Lake stop
Cingjing Farm Renyou Bus to Puli > Cingjing Farm
Love River Zuoying Station (左营) >  盐呈普站 > Rent a bicycle
Cijin Gushan ferry pier > Ferry

Accommodation:

  • Taipei – Fun Taipei Backpackers, RM 284.53 per night
  • Taichung – Fengjia Music House, RM 104.97 per night
  • Cingjing – Ching Jing Homeland Resort Villa, RM31 per night
  • Kaoshiung – 5×5 Guesthouse, RM 143.65 per night
  • Taipei – Stay 9, RM 132.60 per night