Singaporeans love travelling to Johor Bahru for a short getaway or grocery shopping, thanks to the favourable exchange rates. There are multiple ways of travelling to JB from Singapore, but which is the cheapest way to get there? We compare 4 common modes of transport: train, bus, car, and taxi. COST OF TRAVELLING TO JOHOR BAHRU BY TRAIN For those who are in a hurry to get to JB and want to avoid the traffic jams on the Johor-Singapore Causeway, taking the train may be your preferred route. While travelling via the Causeway can take up to 6 hours during peak periods, going by train will take merely 5 minutes. The trains are operated by Malaysia's KTM Berhad and runs daily on regular timings. You can opt to purchase train tickets on KTM's official website before your trip, or buy tickets on the spot at Woodlands Train Checkpoint. It is slightly cheaper for you to buy your tickets at the KTM counter itself, but there is a risk that tickets have been all sold out by then. Train Ticket … [Read more...] about Cheapest way to travel to JB: Train, bus, car or taxi?
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San Francisco-based investor Paul Bragiel said he needed to be asked three or four times before he accepted an invitation from Singapore to check out its tech scene. He made the trip in 2010, but said that back then, the city-state's prospects of becoming a leading Asia tech hub were "bleak, to say the least". He did see some promise, though, and like many other investors and tech companies since then, he was attracted by generous terms from government agencies. "They gave us a very aggressive deal. Very few countries would have matched it," added Mr Bragiel, who considered Hong Kong and Tokyo for an Asian expansion before co-founding venture capital firm Golden Gate Ventures in Singapore in 2011. He declined to say what the terms of his deal were. Armed with lucrative grants and incentives, Singapore has been ramping up its efforts to lure tech firms and investors, including global players like Facebook, Alphabet's Google and Dyson, companies and government officials say. But now the … [Read more...] about Singapore chases tech ‘Jedi Masters’ to groom budding talent
I have a love-hate relationship with travel insurance - it's the umbrella I know I should bring out, yet am always tempted to leave at home. Whether or not you should get travel insurance is up to you, but if you've already decided that you want it, there are actually several ways you can save money on it, such as travel insurance promotions. Some credit cards also cover you for free if you book your flights with the card. 7 WAYS TO SAVE ON TRAVEL INSURANCE IN SINGAPORE (2019) Single-trip travel insurance in Singapore typically cost around $25+ for basic plans and up to $100+ for the most comprehensive ones. To aid you in your quest to stretch that holiday dollar, here are 7 money-saving hacks when it comes to shopping for travel insurance: 1. CHECK IF YOUR CREDIT CARD OFFERS COMPLIMENTARY TRAVEL INSURANCE. Let's start with the free stuff first - complimentary travel insurance promotions when you charge your return flights to your credit card. Most credits cards in Singapore offer free … [Read more...] about 7 ways to save on travel insurance in Singapore
SINGAPORE - It's that time of the year again, when the travel bug bites and wanderlust kicks in. The month of June is a common time for Singaporeans to go overseas, especially since it coincides with the school holidays. Be it travel tips and hacks, advice on driving overseas, buying travel insurance, or what to do in emergencies, The Straits Times has all the information you need. Here are 10 useful articles for a stress-free vacation. 1. Six travel hacks ST travel journalists Lee Siew Hua and Clara Lock recommend ways to save money, snag an airline seat upgrade and keep your many devices fully charged. These suggestions include using a multi-currency account, renting a pocket Wi-Fi device and buying car insurance. READ MORE HERE 2. Travel light with the right insurance plan Enjoy your holiday abroad with peace of mind, knowing you have the right insurance to cover you. A suitable travel plan does not have to be pricey, yet it offers peace of mind and protects you, your … [Read more...] about June holidays are coming: 10 articles for your travel needs
While the status quo of transportation in Singapore is public transport, cars still make up a considerable portion of travel. But cars are no affordable alternative to public transportation as purchasing a car often requires a six-figure commitment. Thus, many people consider leasing rather than purchasing a vehicle. However, while leasing a car requires lower up front costs and peace of mind regarding maintenance and insurance, will it save the driver money over the long term? We break down the costs below. OWNING A CAR COSTS MORE INITIALLY, BUT IS CHEAPER LONG-TERM When deciding whether to buy or lease a car, drivers consider more than just the price of the vehicle. In the case of leasing, the convenience is an attractive benefit since you get a brand new car for a neat monthly price that includes insurance, roadside assistance, maintenance and road tax. Another benefit with leasing that can entice financially constrained drivers is that the upfront cost is an affordable deposit that … [Read more...] about Buying or leasing a car: Which one is cheaper?