$$$ KPO and CZM $$$: Short Weekend Trip to KL

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Short Weekend Trip to KL

CZM and I will be going to KL (Kuala Lumpur) this weekend (17th to 19th March) because CZM has food cravings (Roast Pork/Char Siew from Restoran Oversea)!! She tried to justify it by saying MYR is at a all time low ($1 SGD = $3.14 MYR).

Fortunately/unfortunately, she is correct. Look at the exchange rate for the last 10 years:

We booked a return coach to from redbus.sg which has 10-15% discount (RBSG10 or RETURNSG). RedBus provide a platform for the booking of buses similar to what Expedia does for flights and hotels. They are not in one of the top google search results but being a KPO, I always look for cheaper deal and came across this site.

It is also an excellent opportunity for us to stay in 5 star hotel! We eventually decided to stay in The Westin because of its location which is near the shopping and food area. We thought we might as well made use of the SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest) and World Mastercard promotion to get ourselves a SPG Gold status which normally requires 10 eligible stays or 25 eligible nights in a calendar year. However, upon the registration and verification, we were immediately given a 20% discount!

At the above rate, we are paying around $150 SGD per night for a 5 star hotel stay that comes with SPG Gold status! A quick search at trivago shows that the cheapest rate available is $161. Sense of achievement whenever KPO finds a cheaper and better deal.

Hopefully, CZM will write some food blog post after this trip and share with everyone. Do comment and share with us if you have any food recommendation!

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