Today I’m gonna start my holiday with my ex-colleague friends. I’ve been waiting for this trip since earlier this year when we booked our tickets at a very cheap price (around 300k rupiah) :D This is my first trip without my parents. All by me. I paid by myself, saving from my salary and projects. Hopefully this trip gonna inspire me to save more money so I can go to another country every year :D xixixixi.
The holiday starts from 29 October til’ 2 November. I spent the rest of my leaves this year for this trip. I took 5 days leave so I can rest at home on 3rd Nov.
If you want to read how did I prepare for this trip you can read my archives :D This is my first day in Singapore. The Singapore trip will not only about me but also contains how do you survive in Singapore for 5 days and everything you’ll need to prepare for your trip in Singapore :p
29 October 2009
I haven’t finished my packing yet!! *panic attacked mode on*I went to the mall to buy some stuff and because I was craving for lasagna I had lunch at Pizza Hut. When the clock hit 2 o’clock I said goodbyes to my family & doggies and BBM my dad (who was still in Surabaya, pesawat bokap gw tiba di Jakarta pas gw take off, so we pamitan via bbm) When we reached the airport, the counter wasn’t opened yet. Udah buka sih Cuma masih melayani pesawat yg jam sebelumnya. Kepagian, because my friend was afraid there’s gonna be a long queue at the counter (^^; ) Tapi ada untungnya juga dateng kepagian. Ngga ngantri panjang2 dan bisa urus NPWP dulu.
Pengurusan NPWP untuk bebas fiscal di airport
Oh iya, buat yg udah punya NPWP sendiri / gabung dengan keluarga, yg perlu dipersiapkan fotokopi KTP/NPWP (siap2 aja, gue lupa yg dipake yg mana) & NPWP asli (wajib). Kalau gabung dengan keluarga, lampirkan juga fotokopi Kartu Keluarga (KK).
Urus dulu boarding pass, lalu langsung menuju counter NPWP. Tunjukan your passport, boarding pass, and everything I listed above. Waktu gw urus NPWP sih sepi ya. Ngga perlu antri.
Kalau yg ngga pilih option “pick a seat” di website, don’t worry be happy. Kalo dateng pagian dapet kursi yg sebaris ma temen lu kok (kalo tiketnya jadi 1). Kalo mau pilih2 duduk di depan/sayap/belakang, ya pick a seat. Kalo di counter nya ngga perlu bayar lagi.
Our plane departed at 17.30 WIB and arrived at Changi at 20.00. No delay, bravo! It’s time to adjust your clock to the local time (GMT+8) :p
Indonesia phone cards that works in Singapore
Dari semua handphone yg gw bawa, cuma XL yg bisa roaming. Kartu Halo gw ternyata ngga diurus roamingnya so the blackberry was useless and phone-less too. Untung isi pulsa XL waktu sebelom mau pergi. Btw, if you live near Orchard/Marina Bay, you might want to bring your CDMA phone. Gw pake esia dan dapet 2 sinyal di Orchard. Just make sure you GOGO your ESIA to Batam (GOGO BATAM send to 6060) then turn it off sampe lu sampai di daerah yg ada sinyal nya (orchard/deket2 Batam). Kalau mau gampang, beli aja kartu perdana di 7-eleven, waktu mau beli passport lu bakal diminta sama kasir nya. Harga starter pack nya $8 isi pulsanya $10. Cukuplah buat 5 hari kalau buat SMS-an (ke Jakarta cuma 15cent) kalau buat nelpon ke Indo/terima telpon dari Indo sih sangat tidak disarankan kecuali urgent :p
Above picture was taken when we were just about passed the immigration office at Changi airport. They asked where do you live while you’re Singapore. I wrote “hotel” in my card and the officer asked “What hotel?”, I replied “near orchard” and I passed :D *big grin*-for those who knows where I was staying, please be quite hihihi- My friend almost “failed” because he couldn’t answer the officer and my other friends had to save him :| Ngarang donk.. ngarang!!
Waiting for the Skytrain that will take us to the MRT station.
Because we arrived really late, the resto/malls/hawker food were already closed :( Lucky there’s a 24-hour McD under our apartment (LP). So this was my first dinner when I arrived at Singapore. I ordered McChicken Meal. Not the best but lettuce nya dikasih buanyakkkkk banget. Seneng deh gw *aku suka lettuce*But saos sambel nya ngga enak :| Campuran bawang + sambel. Aneh. So, bring your own sambel from Indo. Sambel yg sasetan itu loh.
Monopoly cards that comes with our McD meals. To win the prize, we must collect the complete serie (or block?). But none of those cards were on the same block :| We only won free coffee and diskon 5% di pom bensin which is useless.
Orchad Road at night (12am). Spot the lamps that were hanging on the trees? It will become more crowded on the next day. They’re really fast when decorating the Christmas ornaments!
That’s all for today. Write again soon :P High-Res pictures will be uploaded on Facebook/Flickr later. Haven’t got time to do that.