Celebrate Mother's Day at these places

Celebrate Mother's Day at these places

Mother's day is just around the corner. Why not use this opportunity to bring your mother for a nice day out to thank her for everything that she had done for you and your family. Here are a few suggestion on where you can bring your mother to enjoy the weekends.

Spa

1) Yunomori Onsen and Spa

Yunomori Onsen and Spa is the first spa in South-East Asia to combine an Japanese hot spring with traditional Thai massages. Onsen baths are said to be able to relieve muscular tension, improve blood circulation and skin health. Combining it with a full body Thai massage before or after the osen to help relax the muscles.

2) St Gregory Spa at PARKROYAL on Beach Road

St Gregory Spa at PARKROYAL on Beach Road offers traditional Chinese Tui Na massage. Tui Na is a massage combining the techniques of deep tissues massage and acupressure, the simulating of pressure points in the body. Tui Na can help to relive tension and muscle ache while supposedly increasing the flow of positive energy in your body.

Food

1) Taste of Thailand

If you looking for delicious and affordable Thai food to treat your dear mother, then Taste of Thailand located at Yishun Ave 5  is a great place to go to.  Serving their special Thai-style Deep-Fried Grouper, Pineapple Fried Rice and Tom Yam soup. This will be a meal you won't soon forget.

2) Arteastiq

Having an afternoon tea at Arteastiq, located in the heart of Orchard Road, is a great way to relieve fatigue after a long day. Enjoy a nice cup of refreshing ice tea while eating delicious food served on a tier stand.
 

Why not rent a car from us and travel to these places in comfort with your mum? Drive.SG is now having a Mother's Day Promotion. Rent a vehicle from us for 3 days over the Mother's Day weekend and get $15 off your rental! Simply use the code MOTHER17 during checkout to enjoy this fabulous discount.

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Reasons to rent a car for Hari Raya Puasa

Reasons to rent a car for Hari Raya Puasa

Hari Raya Puasa is coming soon. You might be considering about how you can get the most out of this holiday. The answer is definitely to rent a car for the holiday and here are the reasons why.

Why rent a car then?

Have no worries for the rest of holiday!

You can cram more destinations into your itinerary if you aren't squeezing onto public transport and you don't have to worry about delays due to train breakdown or track fault!

Praise the shade!

Hate walking around under the hot sun? We sure do! Save yourself the trouble from having to hail a cab under the blistering sun with a nicely air-conditioned car at your disposal.

Family-friendly

Do you have a big family? Drive your family around in our comfortable & spacious MPV. We believe big family deserve big discount, so with our Early Bird promotion, you can get up to $88 off when you rent a MPV with us!

Drive.SG is now having an Early Bird Promotion for Hari Raya Puasa. Book your vehicle for Hari Raya Pusa 2017 before 30 April to enjoy up to $88 discount! No voucher code required!

What are you waiting for? Get a cheap Hari Raya Puasa car rental before they run out!

 

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Best Deals for Hari Raya Puasa Car Rentals 2017

Best Deals for Hari Raya Puasa Car Rentals 2017

It's that time of the year where our Muslim friends in Singapore starts to prepare for Hari Raya Puasa.

If you’re looking to rent a car to travel around during the holiday, here’s a quick gudie on what you need to know about renting with us during this Hari Raya Puasa.

During this period, as everyone travels to visit their friends and family, there will be an influx of people heading to Malaysia or visiting in Singapore with their families.

Quick Background on Car Rentals during Hari Raya Puasa

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These are some things that you might want to take note of when it comes to getting around during the Hari Raya Puasa period if you don’t own a car.

  • First, it’s hard to use public transportation during this period, as many people are also doing their own visitations, this means that public transports will be very crowded.

  • Secondly, it will also be harder to get a cab during this period as a lot of the drivers will be on holiday as well. Which means standing longer under the sun.

  • Thirdly, a typical cab can only sit up to 4 passengers which make it inconvenient for bigger family as they might need to get 2 different cab just to accommodate the whole family.

  • Finally, the demand for rental cars during this period will be sky time high for this period. Many people will be looking to rent a vehicle to avoid public transportation to transport their family.

FAQ

We’ve compiled a list of the frequently asked questions that we have received from our customer.

Q1. Why are they all 5 days and 7 days packages? Are there any 1 day rentals?

Majority of the Car Rental companies in Singapore sell 5-7 days packages as these packages help to cover manpower constraints. This will give their own staff to do their own visitations. As a result, they will not be operating during the festive period.
It’s rare to find a single day rental company that is open on Hari Raya Puasa. There may be unlicensed private rentals but we advise against it due to a couple of reasons.

  • Unclear service agreements - It's fine when nothing goes wrong but it is unclear who is liable and what damages are to be paid if something does. Being unclear on what you've agreed on also leaves it to interpretation and they may hold it against you.
  • Insurance coverage - The risks of accidents and costs of repairs should already be calculated and accounted for as a business risk for all legitimate car rental companies. Hence, insurance helps them to mitigate the risks. Private rentals may not have the required insurance and it's also unclear how much damage would you be liable for.

Q2. Why are prices so high? Why is there a surcharge compared to normal days?

  • Instead of booking the rental car on a daily basis, you are required to book the car by a minimum package period of at least 5-7 days. This raises the total price.

  • Demand during the period is overwhelming hence all car rental companies increase their prices during these periods. Eg. Peak Hour Surcharges in Taxis

(To help you with the cost, Drive.SG is now giving Early-bird discount of up to $88 for Hari Raya Rental Packages)

Click Here To View Hari Raya Puasa 2017 Packages.

Tips for Renting in Hari Raya Puasa

Tip #1 Book Early

Booking Early means a wider variety of car models at all price points. More popular models or cheaper packages tend to get snapped up early. Larger capacity vehicles tends to be more popular as well.

Drive.SG is now giving Early-bird discount of up to $88 for Hari Raya Rental Packages until 23rd April.

Tip #2 Ensure you’re clear on what you’re renting 

On top of the confounding complexity for first time rentals, there are also additional considerations when it comes to Hari Raya Puasa. Here’s what you should specifically look out for especially when renting during Hari Raya Puasa.

  • Car Specifics

    • Does it cater to Probation Drivers? Does it allow Malaysia Entry?

    • Due to insurance reasons, some rental companies do not rent out to probation drivers or allow Malaysia Entry. Eg. Probation drivers are considered at a higher risk of accident, hence increasing the cost of insurance.
  • Package Dates

    • While majority of Companies only do week long packages, there are slight variations in their dates, usually a difference of one or two dates.

    • Be clear on what type of package dates are available. Eg. 23rd Jun to 30th Jun 2017 or 23rd Jun to 30th June 2017

  • Package Prices

    • The prices quoted would be based on a list that these companies should publish publicly. Always ask for the list, it’s usually priced based on car categories of that car rental partner.

    • Prices vary from partner to partner but usually are upwards of $650 for a 5-Days Package.

Tip #3 Be Clear on Additional Surcharges

  • Heading to Malaysia? Need a child seat? Having a second driver?

  • Be aware that these add ons are typically not included for most rentals and are payable on collection of the car (that way you can still change your mind if you decided not to go to Malaysia)

  • Premium partners may include some add-ons. eg. Second Driver but it's still a good practice to factor them when evaluating the different cars.

 

There are over 100 Car Rental Companies in Singapore, to call every car rental company on the models and rates available to make a full comparison is hard.

Of course, you can find most of these information consolidated on one website at Drive.SG's Hari Raya Puasa's Page, that would make it easier for you to decide which cars you’re looking to book.

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Guide to Car Rental (Singapore to Malaysia) 2017

Guide to Car Rental (Singapore to Malaysia) 2017

Want to go for a short getaway during this March school holiday? Driving to Malaysia is the best option to get a quick getaway from Singapore. Cheap food, massage, shopping, you name it! 

Driving to Malaysia might be confusing at first. Here, Drive.SG presents the Ultimate Guide to Car Rental to Malaysia!

1. Border-Crossing Procedure

There are 2 main crossings between Singapore and Malaysia: Woodlands Causeway and Tuas Link.

Woodlands Causeway is usually very crowded, partly due to its slightly cheaper toll fares as compared to that in Tuas Link, although crossing via Tuas Link is usually smoother and less congested.

Leaving Singapore

  • First stop: Immigration booth, where you will be required to present your passport and identification card (Ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months before departure).

  • Pay for the toll charges by inserting a NETS CashCard or a CEPAS compliant stored value card (issued by EZ-Link, NETS and Transitlink) into the card reader installed at the immigration booths. An additional $10 fee would be imposed if the toll charges are not deducted at the immigration booth.

Singapore Customs

  • Proceed to the customs and go through the green channel if you have no items to declare. Otherwise, proceed to the red channel.

Fuel check

  • Ensure that your vehicle has a minimum three-quarter tank of petrol when leaving Singapore (required by law). Otherwise, you would risk getting fined.

Entering Malaysia

  • At the Malaysian Immigration Booth, present your passports and currency declaration form.

  • You can use a Touch n Go card to pay for the toll charges. This can be purchased at the side gantry after immigration.

  • As of 1st Nov 2016, Malaysia has implemented an additional road charge of RM20 for non-Malaysia registered cars entering Johor.

Malaysia Customs

  • All cars will need to stop and open their boot to be checked by the customs officers.

Coming back to Singapore

  • Ensure that you do not bring prohibited items back to Singapore, such as chewing gums, firecrackers, pirated DVDs, etc.

2. Safety Tips
 

Driving to Malaysia would be made safer with these tips:

  • Always lock your car and keep your valuables out of sight when parking, or even when you need to leave your car for a short while.

  • Get a steering wheel lock to secure your car when parking. At least it helps to deter potential thieves from breaking into a ‘difficult’ car.

  • Install a GPS in your car to aid your navigation. Best if you could plan your routes and resting points beforehand.

  • Malaysian drivers often use right signal indicator or high beam at night to indicate that they are overtaking the vehicle in front. Always check your rear view mirror for flashes of light to look out for this signal from the vehicle behind you.

  • Malaysia expressways has a speed limit of 100km/h. Be careful not to exceed the speeding limit.

  • Be sure to check that your rental car insurance covers your use of the vehicle in Malaysia.

 

Drive.sg is now having a promotion, by booking your vehicle with our selected partners, not only will you be able to get a vehicle with insurance covers your use of the vehicle in Malaysia, you can enjoy free entry into Malaysia!

Click here to browse Cars for free entry into Malaysia 

 

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Family Friendly Theme Parks in Malaysia 

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Family Friendly Theme Parks in Malaysia

Family Friendly Theme Parks in Malaysia

1. LEGOLAND

Imagine being a knight battling dragons flying through the skies or pirate riding the seas in search of lost treasure. These imagination comes to life at LEGOLAND Malaysia located just across the causeway at Iskandar Puteri, Johor, Malaysia. With over 40 interactive rides, shows and attractions, there is something to do for the whole family. With just a short 30 minute drive away from the Tuas Second Link, you can start planning your trip today!

2. Sanrio Hello Kitty Town & The Little Big Club

Are you a Hello Kitty fan? Why not pay a visit to the Sanrio Hello Kitty Town, the first Sanrio Hello Kitty Town theme park outside of Japan. Not only can you enjoy the various walk-through attractions, interactive activities and rides, you can also create your very own Sanrio souvenirs.

While you are there, why not visit The Little Big Club as well. Enjoy the day with the popular characters from Barney, Angelina Ballerina, Bob the Builder, and Thomas The Tank Engine. It would be a fun day for you and your kids! Drive down to Puteri Harbour today and enjoyed a fun filled day with the whole family.

3. "Dinosaurs Alive" Water Theme Park

Breaking news! Dinosaur have come back to life in Malaysia! Located at KSL Resort is the water theme park that took a page right out of the history. Once you entered the water park, you will be greeted realistic animatronics dinosaurs, including a 85-foot long Brachiosaurus. Equipped with kids friendly water slides, this is a must go for all family! Get your car ready and make your way down to enjoy a day out with the Dinosaurs!

4. Austin Heights Water & Adventure Park

Time to throw those memories of traditional theme parks out the window and make a trip to visit Austin Heights Water & Adventure Park. A combination of a water park for the family, an adventure park for the thrill seekers and a sports park for the adrenaline junkie, there is something to do for everyone!

5. Angry Birds Activity Park

Since it was first release in 2009, the Angry Bird series has been downloaded for more than three billion times. Now, not only can you enjoy the games, you can also enjoy all kind of Angry Bird activities at the Angry Birds Activity Park Johor Bahru! Located at Johor Bahru City Centre, the indoor park covers 26,000 sq.ft. with 4 different areas filled with activities for the whole family!

 

With all these activities just right across the causeway, why not make your way down today? Drive.sg is now having a promotion, by booking your vehicle with our selected partners, not only will you be able to drive your way down to these attraction, you will get to enjoy free entry into Malaysia as well.

Check out our vehicle selection today!

 
With love,
Team @ Drive.SG

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