Since my last post about our planned trip, the only thing firm was our flight from KL to Manila. Now, some developments have come up which makes this trip seem to be more exciting.
First, I was able to get a promo fare to Singapore from Cebu Pacific which costs P2,720 for the three of us. The only downsides were 1) we have to catch our flight from DMIA - Clark, and 2) we had to take another day off from work as the departure date is 29 November, one day earlier than our original plan. With this, our return flights are confirmed.
Secondly, a couple of bloggers (Lakwatserang Bayong) had earlier visited Melaka and we're considering the accommodation that they stayed in: Oriental Residence Riverside Guesthouse. They had given me the email address of Asri, the owner/manager of the guesthouse. Will contact him soon.
Thirdly, I found websites, such as this and this, which gives the bus and fare schedules for trips plying the Singapore-Melaka and Melaka-KL routes.
Lastly, Millenium and Copthorne had finally emailed and informed me that my request for extension of our two-day complimentary stay at Orchard Hotel - Singapore from June 2012 to December 2012 had finally been approved and will be receiving the new voucher within 2 weeks.
To make the planning more fun, my wife, daughter and I regularly discuss the itinerary for our trip and make sure that things we will see will be within our budget.
Suggestions on what to include in our itinerary for Singapore, Melaka and KL are most welcome. Remember, though, that we are on a shoestring budget.