Friday, July 25, 2008

I need a vacation

Planning on a holiday ? How much it cost for a holiday for 2? Let's take a look.

These prices are based on:
1) Super Peak Season (Jul-Sept 2008)
2) Weekend (Fri-Sat) Different rate for weekdays (Sun-Thu for Terengganu state)
3) Twin sharing (standard / superior/ garden view / whatever room that is the cheapest)
4) 3D2N for self drive till jetty. (Cost of fuel, parking and toll are not included)
5) 4D2N for coach. (Return bus fare included. Bus starts journey at night, from Hentian Putra station)
6) Meal included. Different rate for FULL BOARD (2 breakfast, 2 lunch, 2 dinner, 2 teabreak) and HALF BOARD (2 breakfast, 2 lunch OR 2 dinner).
7) Return boat transfer. Please refer boat schedule. (THIS IS IMPORTANT. IT'S NOT HOURLY BASIS, you know. This is not Penang ferry)

Price Comparison
Perhentian Lang Tengah Redang
ResortSelf driveCoach ResortSelf driveCoach ResortSelf driveCoach
Lang IslandRM370RM455 BerjayaRM595
Coral View
Lang SariRM380RM490 LagunaRM548RM650
Perhentian Island
D'CoconutRM370RM495 Redang KalongRM355RM445
Cocohut & CozyRM410

Coral RedangRM490RM590
Senja BayRM430

Redang BeachRM460RM547

Redang BayRM400RM490

Redang PelangiRM370RM455

Redang ReefRM410RM490

After considering a few factors, I decide to try Lang Tengah Island, Lang Island Resort (by coach).

Among of the factors are:
1) Crystal clear blue ocean, not emerald green ocean.
2) Below RM501 per person including transportation.
3) Privacy (not many people, no loud music, no beach party).
4) Relaxing.
5) Beautiful scenery.
6) New island, which both never been before (we were planning for Redang, but seems like too expensive and too many people :P )

Then I do the booking here. Quite fast response.

First I booked, D'Coconut. A few second later, I get a reply email saying that standard rooms in D'Coconut are fully booked. Then I try to book Lang Island Resort. Luckily there are still available standard room for my selected date.

The booking confirmation was sent by email complete with package details and account number to bank-in or Internet transfer (No credit card required).

But if you prefer to use credit card, you can proceed with the payment via the website, it is using SSL layer for transaction.

After bank-in RM455 x 2 = RM910 via Maybank Cash Deposit Machine (CDM), I photocopy (enlarge 200%) the payment slip and fax it to the number provided in the email. Make a simple call (to the number which is also provide in the email) to make sure they receive the fax. They check and confirm by another confirmation email, together with tour package voucher, bus tickets booking voucher and other remarks. Another confirmation SMS also will be sent to my mobile, asking me to check my email. I print those vouchers and ticket vouchers. DONE.

Tour package: 4D2N Lang Tengah Island snorkeling x 2 Adults (RM910)
1) 2 nights accommodation at Lang Island Resort
2) Return coach KL-KT-KL
3) Return land transfer KT-Merang jetty-KT)
4) Return boat transfer (Merang-Lang Tengah-Merang)
5) 2 breakfast, 2 lunch, 2 dinner, 2 teabreak
6) 3 snorkeling trip + 1 jungle trekking

Okay, I have a bus to Kuala Terengganu to catch tonight. I will update again after I return from my sweet escape. Adios !!!!!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Adorable !!!

camner nk amik nie, originally uploaded by faeez_rezal.

Stolen from paeez flickr coz I like it soooo much!!!