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    Friday, September 5, 2008

    Weekend in SG...



    Friday!!!

    This weekend I will be staying in Singapore, but I know my soul will be in KL.

    Plan to Pulau Bintan has been canceled because most of the hotels are fully booked. The staff of the travel agency asked us to pay deposit, and give them one working day to confirm our hotel reservation. If the hotel rooms are fully booked, they will give us our money back in 10 working days by cheque or change to another tour. I decided not to take the risk. Two days ago, there was a report about fake flight tickets are being issued from one of the travel agency in People's Park Centre (where our travel agency located).

    My colleague was being cheated 2 years ago by one of the travel agencies in People's Park Complex. She paid SG$2000++ for a Hong Kong trip (with 3 other family members). One day before departure she still did not get her flight tickets. She went to the travel agency to collect her tickets, then the owner of the travel agency lied to her that the tickets can only be collected in the airport on the next day. OK, she collected tickets reached HK with her family members, but there was no tour guide, no hotel rooms were booked for them. The worst thing was, they do not have credit cards! My colleague called the owner of the Travel Agency for HK airport, and asked what happen, the owner said:" Wait, your tour guide is on his way". After 6 hours of waiting, my colleague called again, and the owner apologize and told her the truth on what actually had happened. (The owner did not make any bookings for her. No flight tickets, no tour guide, and no hotel rooms). My colleague and her family members had to spend all the cash they have on Hotel. The 5days 4 nights they did not do anything but to stay in the Hotel only. After they came back from HK, my colleague sued that Travel Agency, unfortunately she got back 50% of refund only (but better than nothing). So, be careful if you are planning to sign up for any tours.

    I am busy finding informations about Pulau Ubin and Kusu Island now. Chloe and I will be spending our weekend there. I hope it will not rain this weekend, so that we can enjoy our day trips.

    7 comments:

    Pete said...

    Some travel agencies are real 'teruk'. Good to expose them!

    JASON said...

    dun tink u need guide in HK. but then i dun really trust guide. some of their info r in correct. we did our homework b4 we go anywhere!

    MisSmall said...

    That's outrageous!

    cc said...

    Wow, that's really terrible! holiday trips should be a time to relax and enjoy, some people just take advantage of that!

    BabyJeff a.k.a tigger said...

    happy weekday again! monday bluess!!

    work work work!

    enjoy ! jose

    BabyJeff a.k.a tigger said...

    singapore for a ur weekend..damn nice rite..

    as for me i was in labuan! sucks!

    Johnny Ong said...

    to go to hkg at that amt is definitely dirt cheap. so at times, cheap things dont really fulfill what u wanted