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A Few Things Should Know to Enjoy Holiday at Singapore

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Going overseas for a holiday must be an exciting experience. However, it can be disastrous unless getting well prepared. There are a few things you should know while you are planning to stay in Singapore. Please note that this is based on my personal experience, so not everyone will get satisfied with this.


Get Your Smartphone Ready

There are several mobile carriers in Singapore, but I would recommend SingTel as it is the biggest and most reliable. It is the same as KT in South Korea and Telstra in Australia. If you want to buy a prepaid SIM, go to currency exchange service once you get out of the custom.


There are, of course, heaps of service retailers, but using the currency exchange service next to the door of the custom is the easiest and fastest way. The currency exchange service is located in Terminal 2 but I’m pretty sure that the same currency exchange service selling the prepaid mobile SIM must exist in the other two – Terminal 1 and Terminal 3.

Depending on your days of stay, you will be asked to buy a different amount, but $28 prepaid plan is the most common. Once you choose this plan, the service staff will setup your mobile phone to use SingTel, such as APN or something like that. Once your phone gets ready to use, you will be asked to call *363 to get your mobile phone ready to use mobile broadband service. Then you will get a text message from SingTel. Follow the instruction of the text message. The most common data plan is 1GB for 7 days for $7. After the 7 days expiration, you can just add $1 for additional 10MB for 7 days with the remainder rolled over. That $7 and extra $1 is deducted from $28 that you have paid already. How cool, isn’t it?

Store Your Excessive Baggage

Each terminal has got a baggage storage service. If you have a few suitcases that you do not need while staying in Singapore, you can simply leave them to the baggage storage service. It costs about $5 per day per bag. But remember that you should let them know about your next flight schedule to get your baggage prepared to pick up later on.


Get Tourist Pass Ready

If you want to use public transport in Singapore, using Tourist Pass will be the best option for your budget. It costs only $20 for unlimited number of travels for three days using subway trains – MRT and LRT – and buses. The pass is sold at the airport station, but its operating time is very limited – 12.00 to 15.45 and 16.45 to 19.30. So, you should ask any staff at the visitor centre for more information about that. If you arrive outside the time span, you should go to another station to buy the pass. Make sure that your children must pay for the same fee unless their height goes under 0.9 metre. If you provide your children’s passport to prove that they are less than 7 years old, they will get $15 discount.

We have reviewed three things that you should know before enjoying Singapore. If you are well planned and well prepared, your travel will be much better than expected.

Written by Justin Yoo

10/12/2012 at 21:55

Free iPhone in Australia

iPhone promotion from Vodafone

iPhone promotion from Vodafone

According to rumors from everywhere, Apple’s new iPhone is going to be released in June. As a must-have item, iPhone is definitely attractive. There are three major mobile carriers officially dealing with iPhone in Australia – Telstra, Optus and Vodafone.

iPhone is still being sold at a high price with two year contract. However, Vodafone just released a promotion for “FREE” iPhone of current version with 24 months contract!! In other words, if you guys jsut sign the 24 months contract, iPhone will go into your pocket with free of charge. Wow~ that’s sensational~!

So, what am I doing now? Well, I really want to have iPhone. But when I consider buying this, another thought always comes out. Is it really necessary for me? How is my everyday life tougher without it? Of course, it would be good if I have it, but nothing happen without it?

Well, that’s my thought. I’m neither a big fan of Apple nor iPod, iPhone. To me, a mobile phone is just a device to talk to others.

But, who knows in the future? 🙂

조만간 새버전의 iPhone이 나온다는 소문이 쫘악 돌고 있다. iPhone은 호주에서 너도 나도 갖고 싶어하는 아이템 중 하나다. 호주의 이동통신사들 중에 현재 세 군데에서 iPhone을 취급하고 있는데, 이번에 보다폰에서 2년 약정으로 iPhone을 공짜로 준다는 프로모션을 시작했다!

Apple의 가격정책은 한국이나 미국이나 호주나 크게 다르지 않아서 비싸다. 물론, 그런 비싼 가격에도 불구하고 잘 팔리는 것을 보면 뭔가 있긴 있나 싶다. 덕분에 애플 제품에 전혀 관심이 없던 나도 관심이 생겼을 정도니까. 근데, 정말 나한테 iPhone이 필요할까? 없어도 그만인데 뭘. 전화통화만 잘하면 됐지. 한때 PDA를 비롯해서 모바일 기기들을 끼고 살았더랬지만, 현재는 크게 필요가 없으니… 그닥 끌리지 않는다는게 나의 입장.

하지만, 머… 다른 사람들은 어떻겠고… 나중에 내 맘이 어떻게 바뀔지는… ㅎㅎ

Written by Justin Yoo

12/05/2009 at 04:08