Tuesday, November 26, 2013

looking forward to Maldives

Out of the blue, Mr Ang asked how's 2014 CNY hol planning coming along. I replied there was none as i thought he was just joking when he made the comment earlier this year. He said he was not and he wants out during CNY. 

More than happy to obliged.... hee.... Surf surf surf all the budget airlines as usual.

(1) Langkawi flight was $500 each - been there in 2009... nothing much to do there and the beach's not really that fantastic and $500 just to fly there... totally not worth it.... 

(2) Bangkok flight was $400 each - was just there last year and not really a fan of bangkok.... it's like a chiong chiong chiong war to buy anything and everything every time in bangkok and 90% of the things i bought always end up not fitting, not liking, not suitable... =( 

(3) Penang flight was even more ridiculous at $700 each

like that i might as well go 

(4)  Maldives which was at $800 each by tigerair and inclusive of all taxes and top-ups for extra leg space ... woohoo.... cannot believe that budget air also flies to maldives right??? and it's only about 4 hour and 45 minutes away.... a quick search showed that it's a cluster of 1900+ islands near sri lanka

the amazing thing is the airport is on an island by itself with only one runway...so cool siah.... 

the densely populated bigger island up left is Male', the capital of Maldives. An airport ferry transport travellers to and fro Male' and the airport in 10 minutes at only 50 cents.... =) ... 

i assume the teeny weeny island further up north of Male' is Villingilli island where the apartment i booked is at. It's another 8 minute ferry ride away and cost 25 cents.... so far Maldives seems not as expensive as what i thought it would be leh..... 

anyway, i booked my apartment via airbnb once more... really luv this website for all the cheaper alternatives.... dun wanna spend a bomb just on the accomodation when all i want is the clear blue sea and a nice white beach to nua.... heee.... 

gotten a whole apartment at $115 per night which comes with 2 big bedrooms so any one/couple who's interested to escape CNY with us are welcome to join us... heee....

the reason why this apartment attracts me is the view from its rooftop and the fact that it's only 50m away from the beach... =) 

all photos from airbnb

will take my own photos when i am there... =) 

i know that our apartment is a far cry compared to those super posh one that is associated with Maldives but those cost at least $500 a day leh.... anyway, people go to Maldives is for the beach and the clear blue water right???? so i feel no point spending so much on accommodation la hor??? 

basically, Maldives is all about the beaches, sea sport, snorkelling and diving... Mr Ang dun dive = i wun wanna go dive alone... so i guess it would be just nua-ing at the beach (my favourite), island hopping and snorkelling in the clear blue water..... so looking forward to it.... heee... =) ... it has been a long while since i saw inviting sea water..... awwwww

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