Monday, 8 August 2016

Gunung Kinabalu Hike 2017

August 8, 2016 - Air Asia Promotion.


Penang to Kota Kinabalu return fare only RM298 per person.


Luggage price :


Gunung Kinabalu 2Day 1 Night Package :


Bookings for hike only opens in Mid-October 2016. I was over excited to book the flight ticket first prior checking on the hike date availability.

The guide request me to pay him deposit RM250 (adult) & RM150 (child) first for him to arrange for bookings when it opens and photocopy IC too. I will strike off the IC for security reasons.

If I cannot secure the date I want on March 17 & 18, 2017. I will just go for a tour Kota Kinabalu. Ha! Ha!


Sunday, 12 June 2016

HongKong Trip February 2017


On 12 June 2016, at 12:00AM, Free seats promotion for Big Prepaid Mastercard members.



PEN to KUL, Adult Fare = RM18.36 + RM 10.64 (Taxes) = RM 29.00
PEN to KUL Child Fare = RM 18.36 + RM 10.64 (Taxes) = RM 29.00

KUL to PEN, Adult Fare = RM 51.38 + RM 12.62 (Taxes) = RM 64.00
KUL to PEN, Adult Fare = RM 51.38 + RM 12.62 (Taxes) = RM 64.00

KUL to HKG Adult Fare = RM 132.08 + RM 36.92 = RM 169.00
KUL to HKD Child Fare = RM 132.08 + RM 36.92 = RM 169.00

HKG to KUL Adult Fare = RM 162.08 + RM 73 = RM 235.08
HKG to KUL Child Fare = RM 162.08 + RM 20 = RM 182.08

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KUL to HKG Return, Adult Fare = RM 404.08
KUL to HKG Return, Child Fare = RM 351.08

PEN to KUL Return, Adult Fare = RM 93.00
PEN to KUL Return, Child Fare = RM 93.00

Total PEN to HKG, Adult Fare = RM 497.08
Total PEN to HKG, Child Fare = RM 444.08

Total = RM 1,438.24

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On 21 July 2016 - booked Hotel.



Sydney Trip June 2017


12 June 2016 - 12:00AM, Priority Booking for Big Prepaid Mastercard members.




KUL - SYD : Adult = RM 190.08 + RM 138.92 (Taxes) = 329.00
                       Child = RM 190.08 + RM 138.92 (Taxes) = 329.00

SYD - KUL : Adult = RM 190.08 + RM 280.00 (Taxes) = 470.08
                       Child = RM 190.08 + RM 102.00 (Taxes) = 292.08

Return for Adult = RM 799.08
Return for Child = RM 621.08

Total = RM 3,022.32 (3 Adults & 1 Child)


4 September 2016

1 Day before the sales date priority for BigPrepaid Card Members.



Booked Pen-Kul return flight for 2 Adults @ RM115 per person.

5 September 2016



Booked Pen-Kul return flight for 1 Adult & 1 Child @ RM150 per person.

Final Air Fare

Return for Adult 2 = RM 799.08 + RM 115.00 = RM 914.08
Return for Adult 1= RM 799.08 + RM 150.00 = RM 949.08
Return for Child = RM 621.08 + RM 150.00 = RM 771.08

Total = RM 3,548.32 (3 Adults & 1 Child)

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Taiwan Trip October 2016

Taiwan Trip October 22 to 31, 2016.

On April 10, 2016 - Booked Air Asia from Penang to Taiwan.


3 Adults & 1 Child.
Air Fare :

2 Adults & 1 Child = RM 2,099.50 (RM4 processing)
Per person = RM 698.50

1 Adult = RM917.54 (RM4 processing)
Per person = RM 913.54 (additional RM 215.04)

Luggage Price : Pen > Taiwan
20kg - RM 119.00
25kg - RM 139.00 (Paid RM160.23)
30kg - RM 189.00
40kg - RM 309.00

Luggage Price : Taiwan > Penang
20kg - RM 119.00 (Paid RM136.91)
25kg - RM 139.00 (Paid RM160.23)
30kg - RM 189.00
40kg - RM 309.00


9 October 2016 Booked Baggage = Total paid = RM457.37




20 June 2016 Booked Hotel in Hualien City.








Friday, 2 October 2015

Brunei Trip December 2015

On October 2, 2015 booked flight to Brunei.



KUL --> Brunei = RM 1,804.40
Pen --> KUL = RM 644.24

Total = RM 2,448.64

Per Person = RM 489.73 (Pen --> Brunei)

On November 25, 2015 booked Hotel.




Sunday, 20 September 2015

Perth Trip November 2015

23 March 2015 booked Tickets to Perth. It's Air Asia big sale.


Kul - Perth round trip only RM 348 (Adult) & RM 206 (Child).


Pen - Kul round trip only RM 19 (Adult & Child).

30 March 2015, we added 25kg Luggage which cost RM 198 for Kul - Perth round trip and RM 80 for Pen - Kul round trip.

Summary of Air Fare as below :

Pen - Kul - Perth round trip = RM 348 + RM 19 = RM 367 (Adult)
RM 206 + RM 19 = RM 225 (Child)

25kg Luggage = RM 198 + 80 = RM 278 (if divided to 4, each person RM 69.50)

Final Air Fare price inclusive of 25kg checked in luggage is :
Travelling Period: 9Nov to 18Nov.
Adult : RM 436.50
Child : RM 294.50

On 30 August 2015, booked a rental car from www.rentalcars.com :
Car Hire Charge RM 1,231.88 + Full Protection RM 312.56 = RM 1,544.44 (USD 368.03)


Paid Deposit of USD 40 ~ RM 170.25

Balance of USD 328.03 ~ RM 1,376.58 to be paid on 13 October 2015.

On 29 September 2015, purchased travel insurance from AXA for RM 97.50. Family Package.



On 6 October 2015, Air Asia send an email saying flight changed and given us an option to change flight. We were excited!


We choose Option 1 : we changed our flight schedule to earlier on 6 Nov, 2015. The following day we use the Air Asia Live Chat to request for change. Managed to get connected to Live Chat at 11:38AM. The customer service officer said he will refer our case to the "Pre-Flight Department". at 9:30PM we received a call from Air Asia customer service and in a quick time we got our flight changed. Even for Pen-Kul flight also changed for free.

Our new itinerary :


With that changed, we now have extra 3 days in Perth, without incur any extra cost to the air flight! This is so wonderful!

7 Oct 2015, Change of Car Rental done.




31-Aug-2015, 30-Aug-2015RENTALCARS.COM MANCHESTER GBUS$40.00RM170.25

08-Oct-2015, 07-Oct-2015RENTALCARS.COM MANCHESTER GBUS$407.12RM1,768.87

08-Oct-201507-Oct-2015RENTALCARS.COM MANCHESTER GBUS$407.12RM1,768.87
31-Aug-201530-Aug-2015RENTALCARS.COM MANCHESTER GBUS$40.00RM170.25

Total Care Hire for 11 Days = RM 1,939.12

Change of Travel Insurance done on 8 October 2015 for extended stay.

This is for Family Package.





For Individual :



On 11 October 2015, Booked Hotels.


13-Oct-201512-Oct-2015SLEEP INN HOSP PL ALBANY AUA$136.00RM421.77



12-Oct-201511-Oct-2015RESTAWILE MOTEL BUSSELTON AUA$75.00RM232.50


12-Oct-201511-Oct-2015YHA Australia SYDNEY AUA$161.00RM499.12

On 12 Oct 2015, apply for Australia ETA (Electronic Travel Authority). It's Government Website charge AUD20 ~ RM61.08, but we found a webiste which charge only RM20.


After approval confirmation from xxx, go to the Australia official web site https://www.eta.immi.gov.au to check if it's already applied and approved. Below is the confirmation note that your application has been received and approved.


Australia ETA = RM 20 per person.

On 13 Oct 2016, go to money changer, buy AUD at RM 3.08 per 1 AUD.


On 15 Oct 2016, discovered YHA Malaysia which provides :

 http://www.msltravel.com/form/yha_form.pdf

With this card, we could have saved AUD 8.00 (MYR 24.30) per night. Too bad we already booked the hotel before discovering this.

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Shanghai Trip July 2016

On 7 September 2015, booked Hotel.
Start of with Booking the tickets from Air Asia Free Seats Promotion.


Promotion started on 7 September 12:00 AM. We logged in right at 12:00 AM with the dates on hand. Wanted date was July 2 ~ July 10, 2016. Since the flight departs in the evening, we do not want to waste a whole Saturday so we choose to depart on Friday instead. Flight returning on Sunday is 50% more expensive than Monday. With 12 people, savings of 50% is a large amount. So the final tour dates is from July 1 (Friday) ~ July 11 (Monday), 2016.

Price checked on Sep 13, 2016 - Last day of promotion compare to the price we paid for when we booked on the first day of promotion.


Too bad, Penang to KL flight was not cheap.


This is the price difference after promotion :

Actual Fair Price

Adult : RM 610.09

This Shanghai Trip is mainly for Family Reunion (Total 12 people) and also to visit the awaited Shanghai Disneyland! The latest news we got as of today Sep 13, 2015, the grand opening day for Shanghai Disneyland is on July 9, 2016.

On 13 September 2015, booked 25kg Baggage :

Pen - Kul return - RM 84.80
Kul - Shanghai return - RM 198.00


On 12 January 2016, Announcement of Opening Date for Shanghai Disneyland :

On the time of ticket booking, the opening date was speculated on July 9, 2016. We were lucky today it announce the opening is on June 16, 2016.



On 14 January 2016, booked Hotel.
Prior to booking, the price for single room was RM102. At the time of booking the price went up to RM104 per single room. The following day we check, it increase to RM105 per single room.




On 15 January 2016, Get Travel Insurance.
Get the travel insurance before price increase.


On 9 February 2016, Shanghai Disneyland official website announces the ticket price and it will be on sale beginning 28 March 2016.

The ticket price as below : Ticket website


On 28 March 2016, Purchased Disneyland Tickets.


CNY 4,270 ~ RM 2,646.34 X 2 = RM 5,292.68

Adult = RM 1,177.53
Senior / Child = RM 880.05

4 Days park entrance.



On 22 Apr, 2016 MBB charges only appear in statement.

22-Apr-201628-Mar-2016disney SHANGHAI CNCNY4,270.00RM2,608.29
22-Apr-201628-Mar-2016disney SHANGHAI CNCNY4,270.00RM2,608.29

CNY 4,270 ~  = RM 5,216.58

Adult = RM 1,158.47
Senior / Child = RM 870.59