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Old 17-09-2018, 07:59 AM   #7471
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Might sound a bit crazy, my flight is 7am, can bring my family in just after midnight?

Realised that we have not really explored the transit area, though things may be limited at such early hours

Another question, any lobangs to get a Taiwan sim that allows us to extend expiry? Cause likely to make multiple trips in a year
most shops are closed after midnight in the transit area. nothing much to do.
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Old 17-09-2018, 09:46 AM   #7472
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most shops are closed after midnight in the transit area. nothing much to do.
agree, the only 24 hrs are mainly the shilla duty free and the dfs shop selling alcohol

the rest close between 11pm - 1am
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Old 17-09-2018, 11:06 AM   #7473
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fwd lei. they ask me for boarding pass and the actual schedule only. gotten the money within 24hours.
Tat's good ... but didnt buy from fwd before ...
price is cheap, quite alot of advertisement last time ...
but got ppl mentioned not very good on the insurance thread before, so didnt buy
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Old 17-09-2018, 01:34 PM   #7474
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agree, the only 24 hrs are mainly the shilla duty free and the dfs shop selling alcohol

the rest close between 11pm - 1am
McD lor.
The rest really can roam from T1-3.
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Old 17-09-2018, 02:19 PM   #7475
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Hi guys when booking hotel using website like agoda, should i get them to charge me sgd or nt$?

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Old 17-09-2018, 02:33 PM   #7476
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Hi guys when booking hotel using website like agoda, should i get them to charge me sgd or nt$?

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Thought Agoda only charge in sgd?
If you manage to see it in foreign currency, do select that.
Unless it is v obvious price is a huge margin, then select sgd.
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Old 17-09-2018, 02:36 PM   #7477
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Hi guys when booking hotel using website like agoda, should i get them to charge me sgd or nt$?

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You didn't use hotelscombined to look for cheapest pricing from all the ota?
Hotels.com, if member also give special price.

I prefer to use sgd, other currency there is a charge I think.
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Thought Agoda only charge in sgd?
If you manage to see it in foreign currency, do select that.
Unless it is v obvious price is a huge margin, then select sgd.
It did prompt me to select which currency, either NT$ or SGD
I chose NT$
You didn't use hotelscombined to look for cheapest pricing from all the ota?
Hotels.com, if member also give special price.

I prefer to use sgd, other currency there is a charge I think.
Haha i jus used agoda le

Anyway i booked all hotels months back but i realised now its cheaper duno why though
So i cancelled and re-booked
Saved about S$50 only though

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You didn't use hotelscombined to look for cheapest pricing from all the ota?
Hotels.com, if member also give special price.

I prefer to use sgd, other currency there is a charge I think.
member special price only for certain hotels ...
Same here, usually use sgd ...
For agoda, if pay in sgd, cancel the booking, the refund would still be the same amount in sgd ...

Normally use expedia ... their discount seems more attractive
both r under the same group though ...
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normally use sgd ...
if use other currencies, would be based on the bank rate ?
might not be very favorable ...
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Old 17-09-2018, 03:28 PM   #7481
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normally use sgd ...
if use other currencies, would be based on the bank rate ?
might not be very favorable ...
Ar ok
My taipei i nv rebooked cos its full liao...that one most exp and Agoda charging me in sgd for this booking
I will compare and see lol

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Old 17-09-2018, 05:00 PM   #7482
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i use booking.com, show me SGD

but go there still paid in NTD

the SGD shown is just the rough figure based on the exchange rate that they r using

agoda should be the same, cuz agoda and booking.com under the same corporation

just now the price quoted under agoda excluded tax while booking will include the tax
so in the end, still the same same

how i know, cuz i had tested and tried
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Old 17-09-2018, 05:05 PM   #7483
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I will check agoda and also the hotel's website.
At times, hotel is cheaper.
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I find booking on 3rd party website is cheaper generally ...
there are discounts provided by 3rd party website.
having said , there might also be chances where direct is cheaper ...

so far all the hotels that I have stayed, usually from 3rd party websites.
mostly used agoda, expedia.com ... rarely use booking.com and hotels.com
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if you pay during booking, in sgd
if you pay later, in nt$
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