Our neighbour Johor Bahru isn't just for shopping, eating and getting a massage. Granted, Singaporeans cross the causeway mainly for these reasons. But if you have a little more time to explore and branch out further, there's a charming side to the state, that's outside of busy Johor Bahru. Known for its beaches and rainforests, here are eight places in Johor that will make you believe you're vacationing in a European country (in summer). Perhaps, a closer and cheaper alternative to scratch the itch, while you save up for the real deal. 1. RIDERS LODGE RESORT Step into the idyllic countryside when you enter the Riders Lodge Resort, which looks like an English manor situated in the UK. Stay for the night in one of its homey rooms and wake up to the sight of the horses grazing in the fields. You can even learn to ride a horse or join guided trails into a tropical plantation. … [Read more...] about Places in Johor that’ll make you believe you’re in Europe
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With National Day and Hari Raya Haji landing on Friday, August 9th and Sunday, August 11th respectively, Singaporeans will get the chance for a 4-day-long holiday. So while some people may want to stay in Singapore and enjoy the fireworks, others may want to jump at the opportunity to get away without having to take days off work. Unfortunately, due to the popularity of these travel dates, airfare for popular destinations is going to cost more than usual. So where should you go if you want an affordable getaway? Using data from Kayak, we found the 5 cheapest destinations for the National Day/Hari Raya Haji weekend. JAKARTA, INDONESIA The cheapest destination for the National Day long weekend is Jakarta. With flights as low as S$221, it can be a good choice for travellers looking for a metropolitan getaway or who want to use Jakarta as a stopover to get to Thousand Islands, Ujung Kulon National Park or the Mekarsari Fruit and Recreation Park. For travellers looking to get to one of the … [Read more...] about Cheapest getaways for Singapore National Day weekend
Travel insurance in Singapore is super-competitive when it comes to pricing. That’s great for us consumers, but it also means that you shouldn’t always choose the cheapest travel insurance plan you can find. You might end up with a dud if you make your decision based on price alone. BEST TRAVEL INSURANCE IN SINGAPORE 2019 So… how like that? Unfortunately there’s no way around it – you do have to do the research to find out what each travel insurance plan covers and what it doesn’t. Here’s a quick look at which insurers you should go to for your needs: Best for Travel insurance provider Cheapest travel insurance Etiqa, FWD, Aviva Highest medical coverage Amex, Allianz, Aviva, FWD Adventurous activities Etiqa Basic, ERGO, FWD Expensive trips Amex, AIG, FWD First, Etiqa, Aviva Pre-existing medical conditions NTUC Emergency assistance service AXA, AIG, Sompo (Japan) Want to know more about which specific … [Read more...] about Best travel insurance Singapore 2019
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?
Instead of sticking to the tourist trails, traveling off the beaten path will give you deeper, richer and more fulfilling experiences. There is no need to go to isolated places, but leave your comfort zone and avoid crowded tourist traps and overcrowded sites to really get to know the area’s people and culture. Here are a few things you can do to have a more fulfilling vacation, as suggested by Reader´s Digest. Talk to the locals Whether it’s asking the hotel staff or someone you bump into on the street about lesser-known local attractions and the best restaurants in town; the point is, start talking to the locals. They will share their favorite spots and also tell you how to get there. Sure, their advice will not always be impartial, but it will give you alternative places to go other than tourist traps. Read also: Seven reasons why you should travel solo Join a cooking class Book a spot at a local cooking class or culinary tour instead of having lunch at McDonald's … [Read more...] about How to travel off the beaten track