Hope you all had a good Christmas 🎄!!
Happy bargains day hope you all score stunning deals 😎.
We are taking an Asia trip for 18 days before reaching India where we will spend 3 weeks or more and book a return back to Melbourne.
The process of finding the best flight ticket prices, accommodation and tour itenary was a tedious as I just thought about it a week ago. Hopefully the trip goes well and would all be worth it 🤓
Cool bargain people of Oz, hoping to get your expertise at things I'm stuck:
Asian Sim Card : https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/374391
This deal only does for 15 days, would I be able to extend it? So that it suits for my 20 days trip which would cover all countries except India.
Was able to spote some on ebay, but unsure which one to opt, please suggest by your experience.
Also what do you think is better for long expiry sim card, Vodafone vs amaysim?
Currency & Visa💵: I have a Citi card, which I intend to use across all countries and not carrying any cash as yet but will be using the first atm in each country as I land to get sufficient to cover expenses (used ones in Thailand and thinking to do the same).
But will need to carry some money for visa's (gf on indian passport) so which forex trader would you suggest in Melbourne for currency exchange?
My gf needs visa to all countries, of which Thailand & Bali are on arrival but for Singapore & Malaysia need to apply ahead of our travel, I have checked online and it's not a straight and honestly little complicated process for me 🙃. Any better way or other way?
Car Hire🚙: I was thinking to drive from Singapore to Malaysia (one way) really want to do this, currently thinking to take a train deluxe sleeper at 9pm from Sin and arrival at 7am in Kul if car think doesn't work out.
a. Has anyone done this before or have suggestions about doing it?
b. Couldn't find a rental companies who provide one way rentals. Ones hired a car in Thailand and it was a shit car but that was only one available or scammed us lol.
c. For Malaysia visa check by land where should I set the port of entry to for car or train, I have checked for Johar which they do for train.
Was suppose to wait for my flashy new credit card which offers travel insurance but that was taking a bit of time so made booking without it, so need to pay travel insurance.
Which one do ozbargainers prefer? On my last trip I lost my bag and travel insurance didn't do much.
Hope to find answers 🙂