Sunday, April 29, 2018

Theeggyolks' Travels

Travelling has always been something that we wanted to do every now and then. Egg and I had been planning for our trips for at least once a year ever since we got married. We've been going both overseas and local, depending on our budgets.

We’ve been to Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore and just recently, we’ve been to Shanghai.

However, going for an oversea trip is fun but it always burns a big hole in our pocket. Especially when we’re are bringing little yolkie along. There’s no such thing as children-fare when it comes to air tickets. Therefore, instead of going overseas, we plan our trips locally or to nearby countries. We’ve been to Sabah, Penang, Johor, Langkawi and most of the time, we just hang around in KL, especially Genting Highlands.

In fact, the flight from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore isn’t that expensive, so maybe we could bring little yolkie to Universal Studio Singapore. We’ve been there 6 years ago (before the arrival of little yolkie). I bet there will be a lot of new upgrades and most importantly, little yolkie is now tall enough to take most of the rides.

The only problem about going to Universal Studio Singapore is the weather! If you’ve ever been to a theme park, you should know that the time you spent waiting in the line is so much more than the time you actually play the game or the rides. If the waiting time is over 45 minutes and the weathers is over 32℃, we could have become dried sotong already. The same goes to Legoland, Johor. The only different is that Legoland is less crowded but still, it’s as hot as in an oven.

Ultimately, our goal is to go to all the Disneylands. We’ve been to both the ones in Hong Kong and Shanghai during winter seasons.

The next one which we wanted to go shall be the Tokyo Disneyland,Japan. It has always been our dream to go to Japan but whenever we think of the expenses incurred, we had to pull the handbrake.

We have to wait for promotions and the only time we can find promotions is during Matta-Fair.

You can actually find a lot of great deals during the fair. However, the downside of Matta-Fair is that they are way too CROWDED!! You’d be spending hours in the fair just to compare the prices offered by different travel agency. Those promotion tours are always limited and the travel period is set at the low seasons. If we’re to bring little yolkie along, we have to wait for school holidays (That’s the season where air tickets fares sky-rocketed)

Our local airlines do have sales from time to time especially the 0 fair tickets which sell like hot cakes. In order to get the cheapest flight, we have to stay up all night just to purchase the tickets. You’ll be lucky if you get to book one as most of the time, you’ll just be diverted to their queuing page due to their server traffic congestion.

Recently we found a rather new travel booking platform which not only helps to look for the lowest fares but it also comes with tonnes of discounts and promotions! Traveloka is an online service that helps to find both flights and hotels at the lowest price possible! It does not search through only one airline but all airlines under it’s network in South East Asia.
If you’ve installed the Traveloka apps, it actually sends you notification when the flight that you’re eyeing is on sales or promotions! Now that I mentioned about promotions, Traveloka provides discount codes for your flight and hotel stay. So it’s usually much cheaper for you to book through the hotel’s or the airline’s official sites.

Another thing which makes Traveloka different from other online travel service is that all the prices stated are NETT! No hidden charges.

So if you guys are the budget-traveller like us, we strongly suggest you to try Traveloka. After all, you don’t have to pay a cent for their services :D

Happy Travelling!!