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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

How to save more...

Another way to keep your business travelling cost low..

12th September - Business Meeting at Singapore

During the bad market condition, there are many ways to save if you are looking into minimizing travelling cost (one of the high variable costs in operating your small business).  I experienced the first time stay at a hostel in Singapore and  it's a pretty cool one.  I fell in love straight away...

I browsed into and found many hostel around in Singapore and the only one that caught my eyes was Tree Lodge Hostel; located at Bugis - Tan Quee Lan Street --yeah!! just next to Toni and Guy cool is that!

I checked in very late; 12.30 am, late flight after work in the salon.    And met the front desk guy with the spec( whom you can see on the first photo and gosh I forgotten his name..sorry..) as I was too tired and my head was spinning and needed a sleep for the next morning meeting. I paid S$29 for the one night so affordable thanks to Tree Lodge..I checked normal 2 stars hotel's rate room for 2 was about S$150 per night (which is around RM 370) ...Wow!...for myself and Lewis; we paid total of only S$58 per night and saved S$92 for the next day expenses.

I was given all the information and rules and regulation staying in Tree Lodge  as I was a first-timer there. Honestly I was very nervous if I could not sleep etc; and reminded myself I am only going to stay for a night so it is just a place for me to rest and fly back the next day after the meeting.  

My room was Angsana; named after a tree. In Tree Lodge; everything went green...very environmental...The place was really clean and and really gave accurate review on it...phewww....  I booked for 12-sharing double decker bed hostel and lucky my bed  was on lower level. 

The entrance to my room..

                                 My room

I put all my stuffs in the locker and I was really careful because I did not want to wake others up.  After checking in; I went down to get some food..The street nearby was still busy; and..people were gathering up for nearby steamboat and other delicacies. 

              Bathroom - 5 min bath to save water..

I went back to the hostel at around 1.30am and realised I have forgotten my towel..but lucky enough we can rent the towel for S$ 2 each..The bathroom was huge and for sharing and they have bathroom that is just only for the girls..and each of us have a key..It is very safe as no guys can come in without a key.

                                Hair dryer for sharing....

The bath was really shower.  I did not managed to take the photos of the bed as it was dark and the next morning I woke very early to prepare myself for the meeting..The bed was very comfortable and clean..the best thing was that all the bed was equipped with personal curtain where you can have your own privacy and space; and a on/off small wall light so you can read if you just want to lay lazy and read before sleep.  With the curtain, the look of your face while sleeping was not revealed hahaha....


I was so surprised that the next morning, I could have a breakfast for free..Eventhough it was a simple one (milk, tea, coffee, bread, butter, jam, toaster, cereals), I felt very grateful that I can have a cup of hot tea with toast; sat down enjoyed the nice and comfy common room...I really felt happy to have found this place and will definitely come back and stay again in near future..I told Lewis, this hostel will be my good companion whenever I have meeting and training in Singapore...Too good to be true!



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