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
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Maldives: This country has giant infinity pools — RM1989 per person

Day 1 (SINGAPORE – MALDIVES):
Flight from Changi Airport to Male Airport
Speed boat to Maafushi

 

Day 2 (SNORKELING):
What’s more? Just enjoy the sun and beach lor

 

Day 3 (SAND BANK):
Okay, we came here for sun and beach

 

Day 4 (MALDIVES – SINGAPORE):
Local ferry from Maafushi to Male
Flight from Male Airport to Changi Airport

 

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Bird’s-eye view
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Welcomed by the country
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And, welcomed by the mesmerizing view
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Our stay
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Maafushi

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Snorkeling gear

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Under the sea
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Under the sea
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This is their sea

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Gear and mini fridge prepared by hotel

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Sand and umbrella
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Sun and sea
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Sunrise at Maafushi
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Not forgetting to write a good review for our stay

 

Destination: Maldives

Travel dates: 18 April 2014 – 20 April 2014

Season: Summer all year

Weather: 27 – 31 °C

Total damage: RM1989 per person, excluding shopping

 

RM RM RM SGD USD
  #1 #2 TOTAL TOTAL TOTAL
Flight ticket (Singapore – Male) 1,151 1,151 2,302 885 708
Accomodation 360 360 719 277 221
F&B 157 157 315 121 97
Speedboat 49 49 98 38 30
Ferry 7 7 13 5 4
Ferry to Male airport 3 3 7 3 2
Taxi in Male town 3 3 7 3 2
Sand Bank 134 134 268 103 83
Snorkelling Maavelaathu 77 77 153 59 47
Souvenir 33 33 65 25 20
Tips 16 16 32 12 10
Total 1,989 1,989 3,978 1,530 1,224

 

Transportation:

  • Speedboat from airport to Maafushi is expensive (150 USD per way). If you want to save money, may opt for public ferry. Please note that ferry is not available on Friday and it takes longer time to reach your destination. Alternatively, you can check from travel forum if anyone travel same time with you. Discuss with the person and share speedboat cost with them 🙂
  • Ferry from airport to Maafushi is cheaper (1-2 USD only). Please check their timetable (http://www.mtcc.com.mv/sites/default/files/Premium-Link-Ferry-Schedule-2016.jpg).
  • Taxi in Male town

 

Accommodation: Narnia Maldives Hotel, RM240 per night

Redang Island, Malaysia: Cuti-cuti in East Coast — RM761 per person

Day 1 (KUALA LUMPUR – KUALA TERENGGANU):
7:00AM – 7:55AM Flight from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Kuala Terengganu (TGG)
9:00AM – 10:30AM Ferry (LB) from Kuala Terengganu to Redang Island
11:00AM – 12:00PM Hotel Check-in & Briefing
12:00PM – 1:00PM Lunch
2:30PM – 3:00PM Snorkeling briefing
3:00PM – 4:30PM Snorkeling
4:30PM – 5:00PM Tea time
7:00PM – 8:00PM Dinner

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Ferry (LB)
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From Kuala Terengganu to Redang Island

 

Day 2 (REDANG ISLAND):
8:30AM – 9:00AM Breakfast
9:45AM – 12:00PM Snorkeling
12:00PM – 1:00PM Lunch
3:00PM – 4:30PM Snorkeling
4:30PM – 5:00PM Tea time
7:00PM – 8:00PM BBQ

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Redang Island (Pulau Redang)

 

Day 3 (REDANG ISLAND – KUALA TERENGGANU):
8:30AM – 9:00AM Breakfast
10:30AM – 12:00PM Ferry (LB) from Redang Island to Kuala Terengganu
1:00PM – 2:00PM Lunch
3:00PM – 5:00PM Explore Kuala Terengganu town
6:00PM – 7:00PM Pasar Malam

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Leaving this beautiful place at 10:30AM

 

Day 4 (KUALA TERENGGANU – KUALA LUMPUR):
9:15AM – 10:00AM LCCT – Setia Alam

 

Destination: Redang Island, Malaysia

Travel dates: 10 April 2013 – 13 April 2013

Season: monsoon season is just over, a little bit of rain

Weather: 25 – 32 °C

Total damage: RM761 per person

RM RM RM
  #1 #2 TOTAL
Flight ticket (KUL – TGG)         124         124         248
LCCT Airport transfer (2 way)           84           84         168
Taxi from Kuala Terengganu Airport to Jetty           15           15           30
Pulau Redang package         439         439         878
Marina reserve             5             5           10
Snokerling equipment           30           30           60
Taxi from Jetty to Kuala Terengganu Hotel             5             5           10
Taxi from Kuala Terengganu Hotel to Kuala Terengganu Airport           15           15           30
Accomodation in Kuala Terengganu           44           44           87
        761         761      1,521

 

Transportation:

  • Signed up a hotel + ferry + F&B package
  • Taxi