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KL-SG Summer Adventure 2012: Summary, Itinerary, Expenses

I've written here several posts about our 2012 summer adventures in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and Singapore. It was such an awesome trip, a thrilling adventure; we rode (trains, buses, cabs), we walked, we climbed, we visited places; some are interesting, some are not. With this trip too, I smiled, I cried, I freaked out! But all these made this escapade a very memorable one; indeed, an unforgettable experience!

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A trip to KL would never be complete without visiting their skyscrapers, the KL Tower and the Petronas Twin Towers. These towers, specifically the Petronas Twin Towers symbolize Malaysia's progress and development. And it draws tourists from all around the world, this twin towers being one of the world's tallest structures. There are other interesting landmarks here worth checking out too and these include among others, the Istana Negara, Masjid Negara and Tugu Negara.

If you're a food lover, street dining in Jalan Alor in the Bukit Bintang area is a must-try experience. Jalan Alor offers a dining experience of different cuisines from Malay, Thai and Chinese, a one-stop-dining experience actually.

If you're into temples and willing to climb 272 steps to get into it, you may want to visit the Batu Caves Temple, a Hindu temple at the far north of the city famous for its 140-feet Lord Muruga statue, the tallest statue of Hindu deity in Malaysia. However, if you're one of those travelers who like to shop till you drop, you may want to visit the Chinatown in Jalan Petaling, a street market where you can haggle and shop for less. These are some of the interesting places we've visited in KL; if you want to read more about our adventures in these places, you may click the link to read more about them.

Anyway, for a more detailed account of our adventures in KL, here's our itinerary and actual expenses. I'm not the type who prepares itinerary beforehand; all I do whenever I'm planning a trip is check out interesting places, list down these places and then decide  on where to go and what to do when I'm already there. But I learned to take note of the actual places I visited and the actual expenses I incurred, so here it goes:


Singapore

Singapore is the smallest country in Asia but despite its size, it is the third richest country in the world, next to  Qatar and Luxembourg. And being one of the richest countries in the world, living here is expensive, much more touring it. If in Malaysia, I spent less than four thousand pesos roaming around and visiting KL's famous attractions, here in Singapore I spent more than twice of what I spent in KL.

Anyway, Singapore is famous for its themed-parks and a visit to this city/country usually entails going to these themed-parks. For our SG escapade, we visited Sentosa Island where I experienced crying while riding the cable car. It is also where I freaked out for riding the skyride, a floating chairlift that gives panoramic view of the Sentosa Island. We've also availed of a one day tour to Universal Studios Singapore, enjoying out different rides from a kiddie-ride Madagascar Crate Adventure to a more thrilling adult ride Battlestar Gallactica. We also tried riding the Singapore Flyer, a giant ferris wheel that gives a panoramic view of the Marina Bay and the surrounding area. For a detailed account of our adventures in SG, you may click the links and read more about them. By the way, following are our itinerary and actual expenses:


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These itineraries do not reflect our overall expenses for our KL and SG escapades but I hope this post somehow gives you an idea of how much a tour to these two countries would cost. I didn't include the cost of our package tour as I know it's a little bit expensive if compared to a DIY airline and hotel bookings, especially nowadays that a lot of seat sales are offered by airline companies.

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Date of Visit: May 6 - 10, 2012
Note: Currency conversions are just estimates, only the expenses in MYR and SGD are actual.

28 comments:

  1. Salamat sa detailed itinerary, planning to visit genting highlands themepark but i think malayo yon sa KL? Pag may time pa, baka makadaan na rin

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    1. Hi Supermario! Di ko alam kung malayo ang genting, di lang kami tumuloy pumunta kase ang mahal. me nakasabay kase kaming Pinoy din at sabi mga 5k daw ang gastos per person kung mag-tour kami kaya next time na lang, purita us eh. hehe...

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  2. I want to visit Singapore one day. Sa airport palang ko nakapunta. Thanks for the tips.
    Have a nice week Tal:)

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  3. Thank you for the visit here, ms Joy and Arvin. :)

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  4. Hahanapin ko uli etong post mo nato pagpupunta nako ng KL.Plan ko pumunta next year. Napunta nako ng SG pero di ko pa napuntahan ang lahat ng tourist attraction. Target ko naman Malaysia. Sana ganyan parin ang gastos :)

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    1. Mas tipid talaga trip sa KL kesa SG, kung makakakuha ka pa ng promo fare at murang hotel, all in pwede na siguro 10K sa KL. cheaper din kase entrance ng mga attractions dito, yun iba pa free tas mas mura din ang mga pagkain at transportation, compared to SG, more or less 300 pesos per meal ko sa SG, ang mahal di ba? pero kung balak mo mag-genting, yun ang medyo mahal. ;)

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  5. gusto ko rin pumuntang malaysia and see the Petronas tower...mas maganda talaga pag may itinerary that includes prices din..thanks for sharing...:)


    xx!

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    1. abang na ng promo fare gurl, para tipid. ;)

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    2. hi dear! thanks for dropping by....a new follower!...:)

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  6. Thanks for the tips girl.I'm planning to send my parents on vacation but no proper planning yet.At least I have an idea kung magkano ang budget ko sa kanila.

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  7. Hala, malaki laki pala dapat pag-ipunan ko para makagala sa Singapore at Malaysia.. Pero thanks for the info, at least may idea na ako..

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  8. hi i find your blog interesting :) so i am following you now :) id appreciate if you follow back :)
    x♥x♥
    The Girl with the Muji Hat

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  9. Thank you for providing detailed information! mas mahal tlga ang singapore..but I really want to visit singapore next year and hauled H&M! hahahaha!

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  10. Hi Grace, Mhie, Joanne, Erica and ST! Thanks for the visit gurlz!! :)

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  11. Yung cost ng package tour ang gusto ko sana malaman. San kayo kumuha? Gusto ng sister ko i lego land si Ykaie. Balak namin mag out of the country trip next year. Gusto ko sana cambodia e. Yung hubby namn ni sis gusto vietnam. Yung cousin ko naman thailand! Hala iba iba kami ng gusto puntahan e kung lahat yan pupuntahan namin inang ko po ang laking gastos. Bahala na kung saan padparin. Nag aabang din ako ng cheap deals.

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  12. Salamat sa iterinary may ipri print ako kapag sinuwerteng makabisita sa singapore:)

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  13. hi DIY lang kami going to KL and SG... kayanin kaya namin?

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    1. Hi! Keri nyo yan, maraming budget hotels sa kl, SG lang talaga medyo mahal pero kung matipid ka, I think 20k-25k per person, accommodation & allowance would suffice for kl-SG, 5days/4nights.

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  14. Wow. Nagpunta ka pala KL- SG hehe.. In total Glends, how much did you spent (Plane fare, Hotel and all ) thanks hehe

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  15. Hi, great detailed itinerary. Very useful. Btw, may I request for an excel copy of this itinerary? I am planning to use your itinerary as my guide. Thanks. Here's my google acct: aiza.llapitan@gmail.com.

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  16. Hi Aiza! I'm outdoors and only using my cp to reply to you. Anyway, I'll send you the excel copy once I get home. :)

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  17. Hello! May out of the country din kami this November in SG and gusto ko try ang itinerary mo, can I get also the copy of your itinerary? Thanks in advance. sweetiegurl0016@yahoo.com

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  18. Hi sweetiegurl0016! I replaced my laptop and I can't seem to find my backup copy of the itinerary, you may however download/save the above image copy of the itinerary. Anyway, thanks for visiting here; hope you'll enjoy your visit to SG, soon. :)

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  19. Hi,

    Can you suggest where to ride a bus from SG to KL? Also, do you know the price?

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    1. hi Steph! sorry but I've no idea about land travel from sg-kl. try theviewingdeck.com its blogger had posted his itinerary for his sg-kl trip. good luck. :)

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  20. Hi. Thanks for your generosity sa ideas hehe. Ask ko lang how much ang bus or train from singapore to malaysia?

    2nd question, okey lng po ba kung davao-SG-Malaysia-davao ang route? Baka kasi tanungin ako ng immigration bakit malaysia na ang flight ko pauwi eh sa SG ako papunta.. Curious lng takot ma-offload hehe

    Thanks in advance

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    1. Hi Sarah! Thanks for visiting my site. Regarding your questions:

      1) we didn't try bus ride from kl-sg, we flew via tiger airways for around 2kPhp at the time of travel and it's part of the package but I had a recent convo w/ a colleague who travel (last year) via bus for a fare of around 1kPhp;

      2) for our trip, we used mla-kl, kl-sg, sg-mla route and we were never questioned at the immigration. I think as long as you already have a hotel booking, a round-trip ticket and a proof (normally employment here in PH) that you're coming back, you'll have no problem at the immigration. Just make sure to have with you the necessary/supporting docs.

      Enjoy your travel, stay safe. :)

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