I have always been a huge fan of Uber because when they first started out, they were so much better than Grab but truth to be told, Grab (and its fleet of cars and drivers) has improved dramatically over the years. With that being said however, Uber has always been far more superior at customer service - they actually read and reply to your feedback at lightning speed! Starting from 01 July 2016 (Friday), you will be able to utilise uberPOOL to get around - this is a service for pooling people who are heading down to the same place to save time and cost (as well as the environment!). Why bother you ask? Well, it's going to be cheaper than the usual uberX rates!
If you do not have an Uber account, sign up using my referral code UBERWHALE for a free ride (up to S$10)!
Using uberPOOL is relatively simple - you proceed to make a regular uberX booking but when uberPOOL is available, you will be given the option to select the cheaper alternative - it does seem like the more seats you require, the more expensive it gets (but still cheaper than uberX).
Here's how it works according to Uber:
Choose the uberPOOL option in the app. Enter your destination and request a ride. You’ll see your driver’s details straight away — name, photo and the details of the car. As with uberX, these drivers are have undergone an extensive screening process. uberPOOL will then match you with another passenger heading in the same direction:That passenger will either be in the car at the start of your trip, in which case you’ll see their name in advance; or Your driver will pick them up along the way, in which case Uber will notify you via the app. Whether you’re first or second into the car, Uber ensures that you’re never taken more than a few minutes out of your way. At the end of your trip, you’ll pay just like a normal Uber trip and receive an electronic receipt.
Sounds simple enough and I can't wait to try it out - oh and if you are sharing your uberPOOL experiences, be sure to leave an #uberPOOL hashtag for a chance to win some credits!
The award-winning boutique hotel booking service, Mr & Mrs Smith is collaborating with Tokyobike (a small and independent bicycle company from Yanaka, Tokyo) to bring free city guides and bike hire in the month of April 2017 to the community in Singapore, London, New York, Melbourne and Tokyo.
Wyndham Hotel Group's first Wyndham Garden hotel in South East Asia has just opened on one of the Asia's most-loved island destination - the Wyndham Garden Kuta Beach Bali (previously known as The Kuta Playa Hotel & Villas) has just undergone a refurbishment and has been rebranded under a management agreement between PT Wyndham Hotel Management and PT Global Bali Investama.
W Hotels Worldwide has just officially unveiled India's very first W Hotel, the W Goa which is located along the internationally-renowned Vagator Beach. This highly-anticipated debut is the brand's 50th hotel worldwide and it celebrates the bold brand values with a unique Goan-twist.
The Crowne Plaza Changi Airport has once again been voted as the World's Best Airport Hotel by international travellers in the World Airport Awards announced by Skytrax on 14 March 2017 at the Passenger Terminal Expo in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Located just five minutes away from the Tan Son Nhat International Airport, the ibis Saigon Airport by AccorHotels offers affordable and comfortable accommodation for both short-staying and long-staying guests. The property is also conveniently located just six kilometers away from the city center so getting there is fast and easy if you wish to check out what the city has to offer.
The Love Dining program by American Express offers one of the best dining perks in Singapore. With discounts of up to 50% off at carefully-curated restaurants around Singapore, American Express is bringing a limited edition experience at four distinct locations from 04 March 2017 to 03 May 2017 - Shangri-La Hotel,Singapore, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, The St.Regis Singapore and the W Singapore–Sentosa Cove. The American Express Love Dining Celebrity Edition menus have been crafted in collaboration with celebrity influencers Pornsak, Jeanette Aw, Lennard Yeong and Janice Wong respectively.
Kuala Lumpur has just received her first Mercure-branded property in Pudu which is located at the fringe of the famous Bukit Bintang shopping belt. The Mercure Kuala Lumpur Shaw Parade by AccorHotels features 213 guest rooms, an all-day dining restaurant, a lobby lounge, a fitness centre as well as a rooftop pool bar to go along.
Regarded as one of the top international resorts of the tropical island of Hainan (sometimes known as the Hawaii of China), the Raffles Hainan who has just celebrated her third anniversary, has just introduced the 'Top 10 Reasons' to visit this property. Located in a picturesque location with a white sandy beach that is dotted with swaying palm trees, the Raffles Hainan offers spacious rooms and suites (starting from 80sqm) for an unforgettable getaway.
Having leftover currency from a trip is a pertinent problem amongst travellers since it generally ends up in an envelope or a drawer somewhere. Passengers who are travelling through Singapore Changi Airport can now exchange their leftover currencies for online credits at selected partners with TravelersBox.
Melt Café at the Mandarin Oriental, Singapore will be bringing a mouth-watering buffet of authentic Thai cuisine from 06 March 2017 to 19 March 2017. Savour classic dishes like the Thai glass noodle salad with shrimp and lime chilli dressing (yum woon sen) or try the green papaya salad served with crushed peanuts, dried shrimps, long beans, tomatoes, chilli padi and nam pla (som tam) over at the live station.