Sunday, 28 July 2013

Planning for a holiday or getaway from work? Check this out!

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Feeling bored or stress over work? Maybe it’s time for you to take a break and enjoy yourself!

Some useful tips and links when planning your trip itinerary:
1)   Check out for any airfares promotion that you may “tab” on. Sometimes, you can even save up to 50% on the airfares if you are lucky =)

2)   Once air tickets booked, next up will be which hotel to stay in? No worries, there are actually many hotel booking sites where you can easily browse through the list of hotels, read up the reviews from other tourists and compare the pricing before deciding which hotel to book. Book your hotel from here and get rewarded
                        (Collect 10 nights and get 1 night free)
          Prices are usually relatively cheaper and you only need pay when you stay for most rooms (Free cancellation at least three days before)
Agoda: Another commonly used hotel booking site

3)   Planning your trip and need advices on which hotel to stay, where to go, how to get there? I will recommend Tripadvisor. It’s a good and useful site where you can get most of the info you need there.

Tripadvisor: Check out the lists of hotels, places of interest and reviews while planning your itinerary.

4)   Read up travel blogs or forums to know what are the “MUST-SEE”, “MUST-GO”, “MUST-DO” and “MUST-EAT” and plan them in your itinerary.

5)   It’s important to plan your route well so that you don’t waste time travelling/going the wrong way to your destination. So, if you are Kiasu a bit, you can even buy travel guide book where it provide detailed info. and help you plan your route. I realized the better travel guide books are usually in mandarin as there are more images and are more detailed than those English publications. Among all the travel guide books that I have read or come across, I highly recommend the ones from Sky Publishing Limited HK (長空出版有限公) as it’s easy to read and provide you with the various directions (with estimated transport cost) to the destination. (p/s: only bad thing is that it's all in chinese characters! But, it's still not too difficult to read and understand lah~)

6)   You can also get maps and brochures from the respective Tourism Board in Singapore to help you with your planning. The personnel there are also very warm and friendly to answer your enquiry or provide useful advices.

Taiwan Tourism Board: 30 Raffles Place #10-01, Chevron House, Singapore 048622
Korea Tourism Board: Korea Plaza, Samsung Hub, #01-02, 3 Church Street, Singapore 049483
7)   And, most importantly, remember to “CHOPE” your leave early! 

Hope the above info are useful! Start planning for a getaway now ya? =)

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