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This itinerary was made at the last quarter of 2008. The year, i made an amazing race like tour. Absolutely tiring but worth it! I don’t recommend this kind of itinerary, i must admit that it was one of the most exhausting trips i’ve ever made BUT i just want everyone to know that it’s possible and can be done. With a careful planning and research, this trip can be a success. O well… As the saying goes TIME is GOLD… 😄😄😄
First thing i did was to make a pencil itinerary, like how many days would we want to spent on each country or what places to visit. Then i booked 3 flights on 3 different budget airlines. Here’s my Pencil itinerary:
DAY 1 Departure – Manila, Philippines to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Via AIR ASIA flight # AK 33 11:45 am – 15:40 pm
Hotel: City Villa Hotel – Chowkit – PWTC Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Mall Shopping Center World Trade Center Mall
DAY 2 Batu Caves
Bukit Bintang walk (Malls: Berjaya Times Square, Lot 10, BB Plaza, Low Yat Mall, New World Mall, The Pavillion, KL Plaza, Star Hill, Sungei Wang Plaza, Imbi Plaza)
DAY 3 Petronas Twin Towers
DAY 4 Bus Trip Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Singapore Via TRANSNASIONAL bus, Puduraya terminal KL
Hotel: Fragrance Selegie Hotel – Selegie Road, Singapore
DAY 5 Sentosa Island Harbour Mall Vivo City
DAY 6 Suntec Departure – Singapore to Bangkok, Thailand Via TIGER AIRWAYS flight # TR 108 18:05 pm – 19:25 pm
Hotel: First House Hotel – Petchburi Bangkok, Thailand – Arrival
DAY 7 Temple Tour
DAY 8 Shopping:
Central World Plaza
Big C Supermarket
DAY 9 Bangkok Tour
Ayutthaya River Cruise or Nong Nooch Tropical Garden
DAY 10 Departure
DAY 1 – Arrival in KL, Malaysia Our flight to Kuala Lumpur is a 4-hr flight. We decided to booked a flight at Air Asia coz of the promo fares. Around 7 am, we headed to Clark International Airport, it’s about an hour drive from Quezon City.
Updated 2014: *one can ride a bus going to Clark, simply inquire about the schedule of the buses located at Trinoma Mall, Quezon City (To get here: Ride an MRT and alight at North Ave Station, the mall is just beside the station). The terminal is located at the ground floor, near CD R King and Mercury, outside the mall. (To get here: Exit at the main entrance near KFC and JCo, then turn left and walk for 2 mins).
3:40 pm – Arrival – LCCT Airport, Kuala Lumpur This is the budget airport of Kuala Lumpur. It’s a small airport so it’s not hard to find your way out.
4:30 pm – Get Skybus to KL Sentral – 9 MYR The buses are located just outside the airport.
-Kuala Lumpur Train Map
> Upon Arrival To KL Sentral, ride a Monorail, outside KL Sentral terminal.
> Monorail KL Sentral to Chowkit – 2.5 MYR
6:00 to 7:00 pm – Arrival at the hotel
City Villa Hotel – located near Chowkit Station and World Trade Center.
Recommended: ☺☺☺ Cheap price but try to look for a better options, Looks good on pictures but so so on actual. The only good thing about this hotel is the good view of Petronas Towers and very near to Train Station. During our stay, we’re provided with 1pc brown-colored towels, look suspicious of the cleanliness that we decided to just buy our own outside the hotel.
7:00 pm – onwards – Dinner -Bland Version of Kenny Rogers
-Stroll along the area (The Mall Shopping Center & World Trade Center Mall)
-View outside our hotel
-First Morning in KL
DAY 2 – Genting Highlands It’s where Resorts World is located. It has an outdoor and indoor Theme Park that can be considered as the Disneyland of Kuala Lumpur.
8:00 am – Breakfast
9:00 am – Ride an LRT (walking distance from the hotel) PWTC star LRT to Masjid Jamek Station (transfer to Putra LRT line) – 1.20 MYR
> Masjid Jamek to Putra Gombak – 2.30 MYR
> Putra Gombak terminal to Batu Caves (take taxi, less than 10 mins) – 5.00 MYR (2.5/each)
12:00 pm – Batu Caves to Putra Gombak terminal – 5.00 MYR (2.5/each)
> Putra Gombak terminal to Genting Highlands (take Genting shuttle just outside the terminal) – 7.60 MYR
Genting Highlands Entrance – 51 MYR Anytime – (Pls take note of the last trip of the bus)
-The Script at Genting Highlands for the MTV Asia Awards
-The Venue of the MTV Asia Awards
> Genting Highlands to Putra Gombak terminal – 7.60 MYR
> Putra Gombak to Masjid Jamek LRT – 2.30 MYR
> (transfer to Star LRT), Masjid Jamek to Plaza Rakyat – 1.20 MYR
> Buy bus tickets to Singapore at Puduraya Bus terminal 2/F (Plaza Rakyat LRT)- Transnasional Bus ticket to Singapore – 30 MYR
> Bukit Bintang Walk Malls:
1. Berjaya Times Square
2. Lot 10
3. BB Plaza
4. Low Yat Plaza
5. New World Mall
6. The Pavillion
7. KL Plaza
8. Star Hill
9. Sungei Wang Plaza
10. Imbi Plaza
> Monorail Bukit Bintang to Chowkit – 2.5 MYR
DAY 3 – Petronas Twin Tower Website: http://www.petronastwintowers.com.my
Tallest Twin Towers in Malaysia consists of business units and Suria KLCC, a shopping mall located at the ground level of the buildings.
8:00 am – Breakfast
9:00 am – PWTC to Masjid Jamek – 1.20 MYR
> Transfer to Star LRT line, Masjid Jamek to KLCC Putra LRT – 1.60 MYR (Walk towards Suria Mall / Petronas Twin Tower)
7:00 pm – Get luggages at the hotel
> KLCC Putra LRT to Masjid Jamek – 1.60 MYR > Masjid Jamek to PWTC – 1.20 MYR
8:00 pm – PWTC star LRT to Plaza Rakyat – 1.20 MYR
10:00 pm – Bus trip from KL to Singapore
DAY 4 – Arrival in Singapore
*During this trip, make sure that you have enough coins if you want to use the restrooms during breaks.
*On the arrival point in Singapore, bring all your luggages and your documents for the immigration process. The bus will wait for you at the other side of the building. Make sure to move faster and to be aware of your bus mates. As for our case, we moved too slow and upon exiting, we got confused because there are so many transnasional buses waiting. We were lucky to be helped by one bus driver and drove us to lavender terminal.
3:30 am – Arrival in Singapore (take taxi to hotel) – 15 SGD (7.5/each)
*The bus terminal can’t be considered a literal terminal, it’s more of a big parking lot with a bus stop stand. At first we thought of staying there until the MRT opens, around 5:30 am but since the place is unreliable, we decided to took the taxi to our hotel. Luckily, my companion got some singaporean dollars to keep us through.
4:00 am – Arrival at Fragrance Selegie Hotel (bring luggage to concierge)
We stayed there for an hour until we’ve decided to walk around towards Mustafa Center. The center is located within walking distance from our hotel. Good thing, it’s open 24 hrs everyday. It’s wee hours in the morning and the entire Singapore is still dark, but we didn’t have any discomfort, and felt safe.
Fragrance Selegie Hotel Website: http://www.fragrancehotel.com
Verdict: Location: ☺☺☺☺
Cleanliness: ☺☺ ☺
Recommended: ☺☺☺ A very small room, not recommended for caucasians, since the walking space can be occupied by your luggages. Everything is small, even the television. Good thing about it is its proximity to the MRT stations and the location is good to everything. It’s relatively clean. Since everything is expensive in Singapore, this is a better option than staying at Red light district.
-The view outside the hotel
-Very small TV situated in an awkward location
5:00 am – Mustafa Center, Little India
6:00 am – Breakfast
-Singapore MRT Map
7:00 am – Little India MRT to City Hall MRT (take Little india to Dhouby Ghaut north-east line, then transfer to north-south line Dhouby Ghaut to City Hall) – 1.00 SGD
– Merlion Park
12:00 pm – Lunch
1:00 pm – Check-in at the hotel
> City Hall to Dhouby Ghaut (north-south line), transfer to north-east line, Dhouby Ghaut to Little India – 1.00 SGD
> Rest & Freshened
4:00 pm – Dhouby Ghaut MRT to Choa Chu Kang MRT (north-south line) – 1.70 SGD
> Take SMRT Bus 927 to Singapore Zoo – 1.80 SGD
Singapore Zoo & Night Safari Entrance – 30 SGD
Singapore Night Safari is probably one of the best Zoo i’ve ever been. I’m not usually a zoo person but i’m truly impressed with the set-up. It’s beautiful and you will feel the warmth of being in a real jungle. Upon entering, you will be greeted with some fire dancers. Then you need to proceed at the starting point of the Safari Trip. The entire trip is about an hour ride. Everybody is not allowed to use camera flash since you’ll be visiting a zoo full of unguarded wild animals. There’s also a walking trail for the adventurous ones.
10:00 pm – SMRT Bus 927 to Choa Chu Kang MRT – 1.80 SGD > Choa Chu Kang MRT to Dhouby Ghaut (north-south line) – 1.70 SGD
DAY 5 – Sentosa
Updated 2014: This itinerary was made just before they finished Resorts World and Universal Studios. Those are located at Sentosa aswell.
8:00 am – Breakfast
9:00 am – Little India to Harbour Front MRT (north-east line) – 1.50 SGD > Harbour Front to Sentosa – 3.00 SGD
> 1st Stop – Imbiah Station
1. Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom – 10 SGD
2. The Merlion & Merlion Walk – 8 SGD
3. Mt. Imbiah
> 2nd Stop – Siloso Pt
1. Underwater World (Entrance to Dolphin Lagoon) – 19.9 SGD
2. Fort Siloso – 8 SGD
> 3rd Stop – Palawan Beach
1. Dolphin Lagoon
2. Animal & Bird Encounter Anytime – Sentosa to Harbour Front MRT – 3.00 SGD
> Stroll (Harbour Mall / Vivo City) > Harbour Front MRT to Little India (north – east line) – 1.50 SGD
DAY 6 – Suntec / Arrival in Bangkok, Thailand
8:00 am – Breakfast
9:00 am – Stroll along the area (Little India, Selegie Road, Sim Lim Square)
11:00 am – Suntec
> Dhouby Ghaut MRT to City Hall (north-south line) – 0.90 SGD
12:00 pm – Lunch
2:00 pm – City Hall MRT to Dhouby Ghaut MRT – 0.90 SGD
> Get luggages
2:30 pm – Dhouby Ghaut MRT to Changi Airport Budget Terminal
*Take the NS line Dhouby Ghaut to City Hall, then transfer to EW line, City Hall to Tanah Merah, then interchange to Changi Airport line – 1.70 SGD
*Just follow the directions located at the Main Changi Terminal going to the budget terminal.
6:05 pm – Singapore to Bangkok via Tiger Airways
7:25 pm – Arrival (6:25 pm Bangkok time)
7:00 pm – Airport Express Bus AE2 to hotel
*Alight at Stop # 2 PLATINUM MALL or stop # 3 Petchaburi Soi 20 near First Hotel – 150 Baht
10:00 pm – Hotel check-in, dinner & rest
First House Hotel
Recommended: ☺☺ Probably the worst hotel of the 3. It’s an old hotel with old furnitures and gloomy lighting.
DAY 7 – Temple Tour 8:00 am – Breakfast
> Taxi to Grand Palace- 40 Baht (20/each)
> Grand Palace entrance – 250 Baht
> Chao Phraya River – 7 Baht (14 Baht roundtrip)
> Wat Arun – 20 Baht
12:00 pm – Lunch -Very delicious Thai Cuisine
-The famous Tom Yum Soup
> Taxi to MBK – 150 Baht (75/each)
> Mall Hopping (MBK, Siam Discovery, Siam Center, Siam Paragon)
DAY 8 – Shop, Shop, Shop
These are walking distance to one another, so you wouldn’t have a hard time finding them.
-Beautiful mall decorations
-Market place inside the mall
-Outside Central Plaza
Pantip Plaza – more of a bazaar like mall
Platinum Mall – cheap clothes and goods
*Tough day, we’re so exhausted and it’s raining in Bangkok, that’s why we decided to skip our Nong Nooch Tropical Garden tour and proceed with our market shopping at Pratunam Market for souvenirs and Central World for last minute shopping.
6:00 PM – Get luggages and hail a taxi going to the Airport
DAY 10 (Departure) 12:05 am – Departure 4:30 am – Arrival in Manila, Philippines
…….yeah! Tired but Worth it!!! ☺☺☺