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Uber/Grabcar vs. Taxis – What You as a Commuter Should Consider: Safety, Price, Quality Assurance

by Zhiqiang & TingyiNovember 23, 2015

I’ve always been one to enjoy talking to taxi drivers. More often than not, they’re quite happy to chat, and will have interesting stories to tell. Recently, more and more of these conversations have been about the mounting pressure and competition from Private Hire Vehicles (PHVs) apps like Uber and GrabCar. It’s clear that taxi […]

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Blacklane Limousines Review – Booking Airport Transfers via Phone App up to 15 Minutes before Departure

by Zhiqiang & TingyiFebruary 26, 2014
Blacklane Limo Transfer Service

What if you are rushing to catch a flight and you are unable to hail a taxi off the street during peak hours and worse still, the taxi booking hotline is always busy!  Don’t fret.  There are always number of on-demand limousine services in Singapore that you can tap on (and yes literally on with […]

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Travel in Style with Helilink Helicopter Flight to Waiheke Island

by Zhiqiang & TingyiApril 20, 2011
Helilink Helicopter Ride Auckland

Waiheke Island is considered by many, including Aucklanders, to be the most magical part of the Auckland experience – its beautiful beaches and native forest reserves harmonise diligently with cafes, vineyards and art studios. This island is perfect for a day’s shopping and wine tasting or just for the more adventurous ones, mountain biking, horse […]

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Choo Choo! along the Dandenong Ranges with Puffing Billy Steam Train

by Zhiqiang & TingyiJanuary 4, 2011
Puffing Billy Steam Train Railways

Our weekend adventure started as soon as we arrived in Melbourne after a 7-hour overnight Jetstar Starclass flight from Singapore and checked into the classy Crown Metropol hotel. By 10am, we were met by Rebecca, our fun-loving guide from Tourism Victoria who took us on a half-day trip to the Dandenong Ranges. The Dandenong Ranges […]

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Jetstar Starclass Experience Onboard Inaugural Flight from Singapore to Melbourne

by Zhiqiang & TingyiDecember 22, 2010
Jetstar Starclass Melbourne Business Class

Thanks to Jetstar, we had the opportunity to enjoy the Starclass experience onboard Jetstar’s inaugural flight from Singapore to Melbourne. The launch of this new Jetstar long-haul value-based flight was held with much fanfare and received wide media coverage as Mr David Hall, Jetstar CEO of Australia & New Zealand, arrived in the first flight, […]

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Hong Kong Icons: Star Ferry, Hong Kong Island Tram, Sogo Basement Lao Po Biscuit

Hong Kong star Ferry by Zhiqiang & TingyiMay 11, 2010

The Hong Kong Star Ferry is one of the most famous Hong Kong icons – for a few Hong Kong dollars (payable using your Octupus card), you will be able to enjoy this short 10-minute boat ride across the channel separating Hong Kong Island and Kowloon and catch the building landscape of buildings in the […]

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Rock Climbing and Mini Golf Onboard Legend of the Seas Cruise

by Zhiqiang & TingyiJanuary 11, 2010
Royal Caribbean Cruise Exercise Rock Climbing Gym Miniature Golf

The best way to work out all the calories gained from all the yummy food onboard the Legend of the Seas, is by joining in the range of fun physical activities e.g. miniature golf, gym and rock climbing. Located on the top deck, you will find a challenging rock climbing wall – it is usually […]

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Casual Dining Onboard Legend of the Seas

by Zhiqiang & TingyiDecember 26, 2009
Windjammer Cafe Royal Caribbean Cruise

Perhaps the best part about cruising with Royal Caribbean Cruise is the seemingly endless supply of food available from morning to late night. There are 2 main restaurants onboard – you can choose to have breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet-style in the Windjammer Cafe or have the meals served to your table in a fine-dining […]

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How to Book Secret Discounted Hong Kong taxis?

by Zhiqiang & TingyiNovember 18, 2009
Hong Kong Taxi

There are 3 types of taxis in Hong Kong – Urban Taxis (red with silver roofs) cater to areas in Kowloon and Hong Kong Island, New Territories Taxis (green with white tops) and Lantau Taxis (blue). They operate exclusively in each of these areas. Hong Kong Discount Taxis (八折的士) Among these taxis, there are also […]

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Getting Around Shenzhen via Metro

by Zhiqiang & TingyiOctober 21, 2009
Shenzhen Metro

To get around the Shenzhen city area, tap on the modern Shenzhen Metro (深圳地铁).  It is the most convenient and cheap  form of transport to get around Shenzhen.  It will cost you ¥2 to travel the first 3 stops and a maximum of ¥5 to travel along the entire line. There are currently 2 Metro […]

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