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50% discount from LocalSIMKad.com: Pay half the price

Roaming abroad

To those who are afraid to roam abroad, don’t roam. You’ll only get yourself into trouble for doing that. Imagine yourself paying for your phone bill that costs more than your holiday trip. It’s a disaster! Be a smart traveller today and grab any roaming solution that you can find around.

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As for me, I would like to suggest LocalSIMKad™ of your destination. It’s a great product for those who are concerned about their telecommunication when travelling abroad. I am also a traveller, so I myself want to always stay connected with the world. To me, communication is life. Without it, I feel like I am living in a world with nobody but me, myself, and I.

LocalSIMKad™ of your destination is available on http://www.LocalSIMKad.com. This is a booking platform for travellers like you and I to book a LocalSIMKad™. The booking process is easy and user-friendly. You just need to fill out your personal and booking details. As simple as 1,2,3.

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With this product, I do not have to roam anymore. What I get is what I pay. I can make and receive calls abroad, without having to pay for any roaming charges. This SIM card is affordable; much cheaper than roaming! The rates follow the country of destination local rates (it is a local SIM card that’s why). I can make calls like a local, even though I am just a tourist! 😀

LocalSIMKad.com is currently organizing its 50% Promo Campaign at Malaysia’s Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT). This campaign aims to promote three of its popular destinations, which are Indonesia, Singapore, and Thailand.

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Spend RM30 on a single receipt at any of these stores to redeem 50% off on LocalSIMKad™ Indonesia, Thailand & Singapore:

(i) SIM Emporium (Souvenir store)
(ii) The Zon (Duty Free)
(iii) Dimensi Eksklusif (Perfume & Cosmetic)

PINK BABES

You’ll also notice these girls there. They are called the “Pink Babes”. I heard you have to grab a sticker from their T-shirts to get 50% off on a LocalSIMKad™. Sounds pretty easy, huh? If I were you, I’ll definitely head down to LCCT now. Since I’ll be flying to Thailand soon, I might as well get one for myself now 😀

Check out the video below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbxUJQE-12g

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LocalSIMKad™ Malaysia User Experience: From a satisfied customer’s point of view

I had a one day trip to KL, with LocalSIMKad™ Malaysia in hand. Now that I am back in Singapore, I could share my travel experience with all smart travellers out there. Overall, I am very impressed with LocalSIMKad™ front line staff.

Well, after I booked myself a LocalSIMKad™ and got my voucher, I changed my flight. I called LocalSIMKad.com and I must admit that it was fuss-free; there was no waiting time. They jotted down my details. Then, I was informed by one of the LocalSIMKad™ staffs about my Singapore mobile number. Everything went just fine. My LocalSIMKad™ Malaysia was ready for collection in the morning.

I had difficulties in finding the infamous “Pink Booth”. I thought that I’ll never find it until I received a call from LocalSIMKad.com! I was happy and relieved. In fact, the staff who spoke to me was very kind. He walked all the way out and passed the LocalSIMKad™ to me.

Generally, I had the feeling that the LocalSIMKad.com team was very helpful and reliable. This is very important to me. Using the service was not difficult at all. It’s really easy. Unfortunately, I could not fit it into my Iphone 4. Therefore, I did not get the chance to try Data roaming.

In short, I’ll definitely recommend this product to my friends and family! I also liked the brochure that came along with the LocalSIMKad™ package. Nice!

Anyway, keep up the friendly service. It builds customer loyalty. Thank you!

www.LocalSIMKad.com

LocalSIMKad™ Saudi Arabia User Experience: From a satisfied customer’s point of view

Assalamualaikum,

First of all, Alhamdulilah for the service offered by LocalSIMKad™ as I find it to be very convenient and hassle-free, although I personally think that it could have been a lot better if English was the language used on the home screen instead of Arabic.

Secondly, in term of top up, it was easy for me to reload my SIM card as there were plenty of STC counters around the Holy land.

Overall, I was very satisfied with the service. I recommend this useful service to those who wish to stay connected with their loved ones whenever travelling to the Holy land. Keep up the good work! Thank you LocalSIMKad™ ! 🙂

www.LocalSIMKad.com

Some of the things you should know when travelling to China

 

Travelling to China for the first time? Be sure to know some of these facts:

1.      Language barrier can be a problem. If you know the Chinese language basics, this advantage will help you while travelling to the country. Mandarin is very useful. You can always buy language learning software before visiting the country.

2.      Since China is a big country, you are advised to plan your trip properly. Decide on which region to visit first and then. Once you have made your decision, make a plan and do some preparations if any. Make sure you learn about the regions that you wish to visit. This is because some places have different cultures and practices.

3.      Learn about the country’s public transportation, from its local schedule to transportation fares. You have to know all these in order to avoid yourself from getting cheated. Your knowledge will come in handy, especially when you are going to take a taxi. There are public buses that will take you around, so consider taking one whenever you can. You will not only save money, but you’ll get to learn your way around the country better.

Fly away with Garuda Indonesia this Ramadhan!

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Get a FREE SIM card when you fly to Malaysia or Singapore with Garuda Indonesia this Ramadhan!

As for those flying to Australia, they can get 50% discount for every purchase of LocalSIMKad™ Australia.

The promotion starts from 1st of July to 15th of August 2012.

For more info, visit http://www.localsimkad.com or http://tiny.cc/qww5gw

 

Travel tips in Vietnam

Some useful tips when travelling to Vietnam:

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Travel tips in Vietnam:

  1. Dress appropriately. You don’t have to show too much skin; after all, most Vietnamese dress up conservatively. Dressing up provocatively will only lead to unwanted stares by the locals.
  2. Greetings are important. Always address someone politely, especially the ones much older than you. Politeness is a value one must always take with, whether locally or internationally.
  3. When visiting holy places such as the Pagodas, dress up properly. If you are unsure of what to wear, follow the locals and feel free to ask around too.
  4. Drink enough water. You don’t to bring a big bottle with you; there are many vendors out there selling drinks and mineral water. If you carry a backpack with you, perhaps take a small bottle with you.
  5. Always take out your shoe before entering the homes of the Vietnamese. Wearing a shoe inside the house is considered rude. Bear in mind that the Asian lifestyle is different from the Westerners.

Mah Boon Krong Sho

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Visit Mah Boon Krong (MBK), one of Thailand’s most popular shopping centres visited by both tourists and locals. There are over 2000 shops here and 130 eating establishments over eight floors that sell almost everything, from clothes to electronics. When shopping here, don’t forget to also bargain for the best deals!

Fake handbags and clothes are also available here, but be sure to seek for help from the shop owner as they are not always on display. Make sure that the prices of the fake bags that you intend to buy are reasonable and don’t forget to walk with your Tourist Discount Card from one of the information desks on the first and second floors. Discounts may vary from 5% to 30%.
When you are tired of shopping, you can always stop by at the food court called the Fifth Avenue on the 5th floor of the building.

 

Travel tips when travelling overseas

Travel tips:

1. When travelling overseas, make sure you snap as many photos as possible! Store these pictures in your external hard disk to ensure that you have enough space to store new pictures.

2. Instead of making calls from your hotel room, why not use phone cards or better, a LocalSIMKad™ of your destination!

3. Make sure you have enough cash and do keep your cash and credit cards in a secured place.

4. Before leaving your hotel room, double check the things under your bed; you’ll never what is left behind.

5. If you wish to wash your undergarments, it’s better to wash them manually using your hands and the bathroom basin available as it is much cheaper than sending it to the hotel’s laundry service.

THE AL JENADRIYAH FESTIVAL IN SAUDI ARABIA

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The Al Jenadriyah Heritage Festival in Saudi Arabia is celebrated every year and it is considered as one of the most famous cultural events in the country. It displays an insight into Saudi’s history, which is important in keeping the customs and traditions of the country. Come to Saudi Arabia to witness its Camel race and unique performances such as singing and dancing. Come and join in the fun!

 Some of the exciting activities that you’ll enjoy:

 1. Camel racing

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2. Horse Racing

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3. Folk Poetry and tradition

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Get yourself a binocular!

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Some travellers prefer to take a binocular with them in order to enjoy beautiful scenery, especially from the top of the mountain. Binoculars are a pair of mirror-symmetrical telescopes mounted side-by-side and aligned to point accurately in the same direction that enable viewers to use both eyes when viewing objects from a far distance.

If you are planning to go up the mountain or probably watch a concert at the city of travel, take it with you to get a clearer view!

 

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