We Like It DIY

I have friends asking me on the total expenses incurred for our holiday. So this is merely a very brief post on how much we spent for our 4 days/3 night holiday to Hong Kong.  These are the expenses for 2 adult and 3 children that was charged to our credit card:

  1. Air Tickets – Flying with MAS Airline – RM3,441.00
  2. Accommodation – BP International House (3 nights) – RM729.14 (HKD1574.10)
  3. Disneyland Entrance Fees – RM669.04 (HKD1450)
  4. Ocean Park Entrance Fees – RM335.33 (HKD725)

We have other miscellaneous expenses like transportation (public buses), food and shopping.  All in, we used up all the RM1,000 that was allocated for this trip.  I do not know which is more expensive, DIY or tour.  But I think spending around RM1,200 on each person is cheaper than tour packages that could cost around RM2k per person?

Seriously, I have no time to compare prices but I like the thought of ‘sendiri jalan’ (leisurely walk) and what’s more, with 3 kids in tow.  We woke up anytime we like and we don’t have to rush for time or the awaiting bus.  Life is less stressful that way. Even though we might miss out the best duck in town or the best egg tart in town, what’s important is your priority.  Ask yourself what you want during a trip.  Walk till you drop or just a leisurely lazy holiday.  We are definitely the lazy type. LOL!  And I know my kids can’t tolerate long walking or shopping and it’s Summer!  Freaking hot out there!

Talking about which, living expenses in HK is very high!  3 plate of chicken rice cost us about HKD95 (RM45)! Even their Vitagen is so much more expensive than ours!  Transportation wise is very convenient but lots of walking involved.    I guarantee you will go slim even without taking any weight loss supplements. We are a bit spoilt as we are so used to  driving back home.  All in, it was a wonderful and most important, no stress holiday.  How do you definite no stress?  Mine would be – “Mummy-&-Daddy-is-not -yelling- at- each- other- because- of- the- kids.  (well, it happen most of the time) *rolling eye*

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  1. chinnee said,

    September 17, 2009 @ 2:29 pm

    i also think very mahal live and eat there. almost like spending in japan, which i find more worth it.

  2. rachel said,

    September 17, 2009 @ 9:22 pm

    ehheeheh how much u allocate for disneyland merchandise? since it is a stress-free holiday **meaning no nagging from hubby n kids** so enjoy to the max lo…;p

  3. the Razzler said,

    September 17, 2009 @ 10:45 pm


    Great & invaluable advice .. spending quality times with love ones are the best!! 🙂

  4. jazzmint said,

    September 17, 2009 @ 11:11 pm

    ya i agree, diy better. but some places, it’s better ikut tour a bit..so really depends where u going. DIY gotta do more homework lor hehe..but you can take ur own sweet time follow on schedule, like u say stress free

  5. chooi peng said,

    September 17, 2009 @ 11:48 pm

    we spent abt RM5k, exclude air ticket and shopping. almost the same amount like what we spent in Japan last year.

    HK is very expensive …. :S

  6. Annie Q said,

    September 18, 2009 @ 2:37 pm

    I like DIY too, no need to rush and can take our own sweet time. Like jazz said lo, we need to do more “homework” if DIY.

    Exclude the hotel and air fare we spent about RM4k+. *faint*

  7. selena said,

    September 19, 2009 @ 4:06 am

    Disney is best on DIY, not with a tour
    eh, what do i know? i’ve only been to Eurodisney (3 times!)
    though in comparison the European costs are a great deal higher than the Far East ones…..

  8. allan aka Mido san said,

    September 19, 2009 @ 9:08 pm

    i also prefer those lazy type vacation, dont like wake up early walk until sun goes down, when i vacation i wan relax…. Anyway nice trip there…Find out that your bloggin speed slowin down, busy?

    Hari raya to you & your family~

    Take Care!

  9. a-moms-diary said,

    September 20, 2009 @ 11:38 pm

    Agree, I’m a DIY person too. No such thing as being dumped at a tourist spot only to be told, “You have 15 minutes to take pictures and walk around” before being herded back onto the bus and driven to some shopping place after shopping place!

  10. 2ma said,

    September 24, 2009 @ 8:15 am

    i am a DIY holiday traveller too! in fact, the last 2 times when i went bangkok & macau/hk with shan leo, its all DIY. we just go with the flow, and need not worry that someone will be waiting for us, or we hv to wake up early every day!!!

    in fact, shopping for branded goods in hk is heavenly coz you get the latest designs, and its cheaper. plus, if they have sales, its really a good bargain!!! i love shopping @ hk!

  11. Jan said,

    September 27, 2009 @ 7:11 pm

    we went Hongkong last Nov too….I think we spent like S$5-6k for everything…..

    we loved the food, we ate all day long…

    how i wish i could go on budget airline one weekend and eat all the goodies……:)

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