Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Japan Trip 2015 - Tokyo/Sapporo Flight Itinerary

Finally, we booked our air tickets with Japan Airlines. As there's no direct flight from Singapore to Hokkaido,Japan, we had to transit in Tokyo and then take a domestic plane to Sapporo, Hokkaido.

Originally wanted to take Singapore Airlines but was worried about the domestic flight connection, so decided to take Japan Airlines with the connecting domestic flight.

Booking the air tickets with Japan Airlines was easy, the website is in English and user friendly.

We decided to spend four nights in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan and three nights in Tokyo.

The airfare to and fro costs us S$887.40 per adult.

Next was booking the hotel in both cities. No problem with the hotels in Sapporo as there's many hotels located near the Sapporo Station. For Tokyo, we intended to stay in hotel near Shinjuku Station but there's limited hotel within our budget. Originally we could have booked our intended hotel cheaper but we were so fickled minded, thinking the hotel rates will go down, we ended up paying extra S$80 more per night . Argggggg.

For the travel story, you have to wait a couple of months more, when I fly there and return with lots of stories. Looking forward to my trip:)

Friday, April 03, 2015

Getting information for my coming Japan Trip.

Visited the Revolution Travel Fair today and managed to get all the information I needed for my coming Japan Trip in a couple of months.

As this is my first trip to Japan (supposed to go to Japan in 2011 but had to cancel it due to the earthquake), I decided not to be greedy to cover the whole of Japan. So I decided to go only Sapporo only and not the whole of Hokkaido and Tokyo.

Sunday, March 08, 2015

NATAS Fair - Planning my next trips

Yesterday, I visited the NATAS Fair held at Singapore Expo, collected the information and maps that I needed for my next trip. Yes, I am going to Taiwan again in Autumn cause to attend a wedding of a close relative.

But before my taiwan trip, I am planning a Summer trip to another country but still in the planning stage, still looking for the best airfare and hotels.

Can you guess where I am planning to go for my Summer trip.

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Travel Fair - Time to plan another trip

It is travel fair fever in March in Singapore, lots of competions among travel companies. I browsed around few travel companies in Chinatown Point over the weekend and enquired what I wanted but could not get the good answer that I wanted. There will be a few more travel fairs coming up in the coming one or two weeks, will check out the travel fair.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Johor Bahru - Komtar JBCC and City Square Mall

Just went to Johor Bahru and had a blast of time dining and shopping.

The exchange rate was very good too. I found out that it was better to change our S$ to RM in JB rather than in Sg. The rate was S$1 to RM2.71 at most money changers in JB but the best rate I found was the money changer in JBCC Level 2, it was S$1 = RM2.72, of course unless you are changing a lot of dollars, the one or few cents difference dont make much impact.

You can read my previous post on how to go to Johor Bahru from Singapore.

And also from another post on how to go to City Square Mall from the JB Immigration Building.

There's a new mall that just opened in JB, is JBCC that just next to City Square Mall and the immigration building. These three buildings were linked via pedestrian bridge. After clearing the immigration and walking towards the mall, we could see both the City Square Mall and JBCC Mall.

Just followed the signs and directions on the bridge to the respective malls.

JBCC is still quite empty as it was fairly newly completed and not many shops were open yet but there's Angry Bird Theme Park on Level 3 in JBCC but we did not visit the theme park cause we were soley there to shop for our Chinese New Year.

After browsing in JBCC, we decided to head to City Square Mall located just next door.

Due to the recent good exchange rate, shopping this time round is so much cheaper and we managed to buy shoes, bags, etc for our coming Chinese New Year. Very happy shopper. :)

And lunch was so much cheaper in Ringgit, oh dear I kept saying cheap cheap cheap hahaha - typical Singaporean style. Singapore is simply too expensive to shop nowadays.... sigh