Malaysia to Introduce Tourism Tax for Tourist Stays - up to RM20 per Room per Night!

Malaysia will be introducing a brand new variable Tourism Tax from 01 August 2017 for all eligible accommodation products consumed by tourists in Malaysia. This Tourism Tax is variable and dependent on the ratings of the hotel or accommodation that the tourist has decided to consume - it ranges from RM2.50 to RM20 per room per night.

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My First Unlimited Skype WiFi Experience in Sydney

So I am currently at the Ibis Sydney Thornleigh and WiFi access is chargeable at AU$10 (or AU$15 for premium) per 24 hours. Earlier this year, I purchased the Microsoft Work & Play Bundle for US$149 and it came with unlimited Skype WiFi access (amongst a ton of other things) - apparently this is the ONLY way you can get UNLIMITED Skype WiFi but I never thought much about it since WiFi is usually readily available.

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UberX Summer Price Promotion (up to 20% off usual taxi rides) + S$10 Referral Credit

Attention all cab-takers and taxi-lovers! Rejoice as UberX becomes cheaper with its Summer Price Promotion. This is particularly useful for those who book their taxis and pay the S$2.30 to S$8 booking fee. Also, you will not need to pay location surcharges with UberX. With all that being said, you should always use the Fare Estimator within the Uber app to get a rough idea on how much will you be required to pay. 

With the Summer Price Promotion for UberX, base rate starts at S$3.50 with a minimum spend of S$8. Per KM charge is now S$0.30 and per minute charge is S$0.16 for this promotion. For a more detailed comparison between previous and current promotional pricing, please see the table below:

or those of you that do not already have an existing Uber account, please feel free to use my affiliate link. You will get a free S$10 credit to your account using my link and I will too when you make your first successful UberX trip! 

Click HERE to register for Uber (free S$10 credit)! 

I have previously covered an Uber(BLACK) review and did not find it to be spectacular from a price point of view but I will most definitely be taking advantage of this UberX promotion.

Safe travels! 

The Qantas Hong Kong Lounge

Located on level seven in Terminal One, the new Qantas Hong Long lounge boasts an extensive range of (alcoholic) drinks and food while offering ample space for the business traveler to rest and relax. There were communal tables as well as comfy leather seats scattered around the lounge. It was generally quiet and it boasted a pretty impressive view of the terminal while being conveniently located near the boarding gates.

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Hotel Review: Conrad Bali (Deluxe Ocean View)

Located about two and a half hours from Singapore is a popular getaway beach destination - Bali. I stayed at the Conrad Bali and spent three days at this fantastic property. I contacted the hotel to arrange for transport from the Ngurah Rai (Denpasar) International Airport for US$22 each way (per vehicle). Alternatively, you may choose to flag down one of many taxis for a cheaper rate (approximately US$8 - 10). The hotel is located at Nusa Dua, which is away from the usual Kuta haunts in Bali. As such, the beaches are a lot quieter but that also equates to being further away from the action and having to spend more time commuting to popular destinations. 

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