How to get from Singapore Changi Airport to City Center?

Singapore International Airport, ie. Changi Airport, is the main public airport, other one is the Seletar Airport. Almost nobody knows but Seletar Airport was the first international airport of Singapore. Changi Airport has been consecutively chosen as the best airport of the world. This is not a fiction. Whenever you reach there, you will confirm it.

Changi Airport has 4 Terminals. (4th one is going to be opened soon) Therefore, before calling a taxi/grab/uber, be sure about which terminal are you in.

There are three options:

Train – MRT/LRT

Most convenient way of airport transfer is using the train system of Singapore. From Terminal 2 or Terminal 3, you can access to the train station by foot. If you are in Terminal 1, you can use Skytrain which is a free service of Changi Airport.

Cost depends on the station that you want to get off. But it is approximately 2~3 SGD. For an exact budget, check this fare calculator: https://www.mytransport.sg/content/mytransport/home/commuting/busservices.html#Fare_Calculator 

Public Bus

Buses with code 36/36A go to the city. It takes around one hour and costs 2.5 SGD.

Taxi – (Grab or Uber) Continue reading “How to get from Singapore Changi Airport to City Center?”

How to get from Langkawi Airport to City Center, Kuah or Cenang?

Since it’s a small, but fascinating, island in Kedah Province of Malaysia, transportation is not a big issue. There are mainly 3 options, listed from expensive to cheap:

You can ask for your hotel’s shuttle service. This will be the most expensive option. One-way trip will cost around 80 MYR (19 USD) for Kuah.

You may use taxi (without meter) mostly fixed price. But do not forget to negotiate. One-way trip will cost around 35 MYR (8 USD) to Kuah.

If you have the internet in your mobile, you may use applications Uber and Grab. There are not too much Grab Driver in Langkawi, Uber is more common. One-way trip will cost around 20 MYR (4.5 USD) to Kuah. Continue reading “How to get from Langkawi Airport to City Center, Kuah or Cenang?”

How Much Money will I Spend in Malaysia, daily?

If you are not a luxury seeker, but a keeper of mid-class standard,  you should budget approximately 400 MYR (~90 USD) per day in Malaysia. This is valid for couples or family with one children. If you will travel with more members, here is the calculation.

You may use the below breakdown for budgeting your daily expenses:

Accommodation (max. 700 MYR, min. 200 MYR)

For Kuala Lumpur:
5* hotels are average 350 MYR/night (breakfast included)
4* hotels are average 200 MYR/night (breakfast included)

For Langkawi: (more expensive than KL)
5* hotels are average 700 MYR/night (breakfast included)
4* hotels are average 300 MYR/night (breakfast included)

Food (max. 130 MYR, min. 45 MYR)

  • Breakfast (considered as inclusive of Accommodation) or you may budget as 10 MYR/person
  • Lunch 39 MYR (for fast food, KFC twister box is 13 MYR)
  • Dinner 75 MYR( an average local restaurant will cost you around 30MYR for each adult, 15 for children)
  • Other snacks and beverages 16 MYR

Continue reading “How Much Money will I Spend in Malaysia, daily?”

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