Bits and Pieces

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Pre Natas Fair Promotion in Singapore

As you may know, my girlfriend and I are heading back to Thailand in a few weeks to escape the harsh winter cold of Mongolia.  It's just too damned chilly up here, and we desperately need to see the sun again.  I want air conditioning.  I want to sleep naked.  I want to be able to wake up in the morning, throw on a t-shirt and shorts and head to the shop, rather than a pair of down trousers, a t-shirt, a shirt, a scarf, gloves, hat and a parka.

Our plan is to stay in Bangkok for about four months until the last of the snow has melted in Mongolia, but that means that we'll have to go on a visa run after our first month.  Earlier this year we went to Laos and Cambodia on visa runs, and Ogi really wants to try a new country the next time.

We've heard great things about Malaysia and Singapore.  We have a couple of friends in Krabi, and a couple more in Singapore, so our plan is to get the train down mainland Malaysia over the course of about a week before heading into Singapore in time for the Pre Natas fair promotion.

The Natas fair, if you haven't heard of it, is an industry event hosted by the National Association of Travel Agents Singapore.  Each year in February and August they offer amazing deals on air fares to entice locals to go on holiday.  The deals are often linked with banks, so you can often get some great goodies when you pay for a travel deal with your credit card.

With a little luck Ogi and I will be able to find a great deal on a flight back to Bangkok - or elsewhere, if the mood strikes and the price is right.
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