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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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!

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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.

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Road Trip Guide - Arm yourself with these road trip essentials

Road Trip Guide - Arm yourself with these road trip essentials

Image credit: Chovee (slight resizing has been made)

Driving around on a road trip can be a fun holiday experience in itself. It is a good bonding opportunity for families

So hop into a rental car and enjoy a nice weekend away! Here are some road trip essentials if you are planning on making the drive up to Malaysia.

Whether you're driving under the hot afternoon sun or making it a cool evening drive, these are some of the things you should have with you to make the trip a pleasant one.

Sunglasses

The glare from the sun can be potentially dangerous for drivers during a long drive. So remember to put on those shades especially when you're driving in the middle of the afternoon.

As for passengers, sunglasses do not only protect you from the glaring rays. Have you ever felt annoyed by nosy parkers peering in through your window while on the road? If you want to have a shut-eye during the long journey, putting on your sunglasses can prevent those curious Georges from catching you in the middle of a snooze.

Maps

There is nothing more important than navigation when you're driving overseas. Having a map is an absolute MUST! With travel apps getting more advanced each passing day, even your phone can be a good make-shift GPS while driving.

Personal Hygiene

Staying holed up in a car for hours on end could get unpleasant very quickly. On a road trip, you want to stay as refreshed as possible to keep your mood uplifted.

Pack a hand sanitizer, wet wipes and plenty of tissues to keep you clean throughout the journey. Clean up any messes you have made in the car with wet wipes or tissues, and remember to sanitize your hands after.

Staying Fresh

Keep yourself feeling fresh and awake with these few items:

Sometimes driving on a straight road for long periods of time can get pretty boring. The wet wipes we mentioned above can freshen you up when you’re just starting to feel a little bit sleepy while driving.

Have some breath mints or sweets with you to stay minty fresh on your long drive.

Pillows & Blankets

Passengers, stay comfortable and warm with an army of neck pillows and blankets - the better for your nap during this long car ride. If you find packing extra blankets a hassle, why not pack a comfy jacket to keep you warm?

Electronics

See something interesting by the side of the road? You'll wish you had packed a good camera to capture these precious moments. If you are packing many electronics with you, make sure you have a compatible car charger to keep them going.

Emergency Kits

Tend to your scrapes and bruises with a first aid kit, but don't forget about the car! An emergency kit for your car is important so you won't get stranded in the middle of a highway.

Another important thing to have in your car emergency kit? Have a list of emergency numbers like the tow truck company or the car rental company’s emergency hotline.

Portable Cooler

Who likes food that's turned bad? Bring along a portable cooler (which you can store in the boot) to keep your edibles from going rotten by the heat in the car.

Tunes

The long ride can get boring real fast if you travel in silence (especially when everyone else has fallen asleep). Keep a playlist of your favourite songs on a disc and load it up in the car. Nothing beats a good road trip karaoke.

With these road trip travel essentials, you can now spend a wonderful weekend driving to Malaysia with the family! Save yourself the worry and get a rental car. Rent a car now @ Drive.SG!

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Singapore's favourite past time - Getting cheap bargains in Malaysia

Singapore's favourite past time - Getting cheap bargains in Malaysia

With such high costs of living, Singaporeans DO NOT take one thing for granted - leveraging on cheap bargains! And what better place is there to get considerably cheaper bargains than in Malaysia?

With an exchange rate of 1 : 2.94 (as at 23 Jan 2016), most things are a lot cheaper in Malaysia. It's no wonder Singaporeans like to spend their weekends shopping in Malaysia!

Be it shopping for the occasion eg. Chinese New Year or just doing a weekend trip, there's plenty of reasons to head over to take a short drive across the Causeway to the cheap bargains haven that's Malaysia!

Currencies aside, here are 3 major categories of cheap bargains that appeal to Singaporeans:

1. Shopping

Tourism Malaysia organises yearly sales, the last was 1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival (July - August 2015)! This nationwide festival is a great opportunity for tourists visiting Malaysia to splurge on shopping with discounts on just about anything from shopping, dining & fun entertainment. 

Besides the festivities, where in Malaysia can you go?! 

Here are some of our recommendations:

Mid Valley Megamall

Source: Thousand Wonders

Malaysia’s shopping complex (awarded by Tourism Malaysia) - Find anything you need in this huge 4.5 million square feet emporium.

Opening Hours: Daily, 10:00 – 22:00
Address: Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur

Low Yat plaza

Source: gowhere.my

This shopping mall specialises in electronics and all kinds of tech. If you find these more expensive in Singapore, head over to low yat plaza in Kuala Lumpur.

Opening Hours: Daily, 10:00 – 22:00
Location: Behind Amoda Building, which is across the street from Berjaya Times Square, and right beside Bukit Bintang Plaza/Sungei Wang Plaza.
Address: No. 7 Jalan Bintang, Off Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang Central, 55100 Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia.

Johor Premium Outlets

Source: Simon Property Group

If you’re looking for branded products but at cheaper rates than in Singapore, Johor Premium Outlet is the place to be. JPO hosts many brand outlets in one fine shopping mall. Look no further than Johor Bahru to get the best deals on well-known brands.

Opening Hours: Daily, 10:00 - 22:00
Address: Jalan Premium Outlets, Indahpura, 81000 Kulaijaya, Johor Darul Takzim

2. Fuel

Let’s not deny this well-known fact- fuel is cheaper in Malaysia than in Singapore.

Source: Hike Crisis @ Flickr

Even with restrictions (Three-Quarter Tank Rule), kiasu Singaporeans are still bound to top-up their fuel tanks before entering the gantry back to Singapore.

3. FOOOOOOOD!

Out of all our favourite past times, this is the one that unites Singaporeans. It’s gluttony on a budget.

Singaporeans LOOOOVE their food. It’s no surprise that one of the ways trips to Malaysia has captured Singaporeans’ attention is through the hook of scrumptious and cheap food.

Here are some must-try delicacies in Malaysia:

Chicken Rice Ball 

Source: sg.news.yahoo.com

Where to go: Hoe Kee Chicken Rice Ball (Melaka)
Address:
468, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia 

Cendol

Source: www.foodspotting.com

Where to go: Haji Shariff's cendol (Seremban City)
Address: 44 Jalan Yam Tuan, Seremban, Malaysia 

Asam Laksa

Source: www.hungrygowhere.my

Where to go: The Straits Cafe (Petaling Jaya)
Address: G5 Level G Centrepoint, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 
Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor 47800 

Unleash your inner Singaporean and seize these bargains! Simply drive to Malaysia and pamper yourselves without burning your pocket.

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