Monday, December 27, 2010

The 5th Day in Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Ocean Park - How to Get There From Admiralty Station

How to get there from Admiralty Station? Use bus No. 629 which located just at the entrance of Admiralty Station. The bus will drop you at the entrance of the Ocean Park (no FOC in HK, you can use your Octopus card as you use for other public transport).

On the way to the Ocean Park

The Admission Price is:
HKD 250 (Adult)
HKD 125 (Child 3-11)
Free for child below 3

The Park will open at 9.30am daily. We arrived earlier on that day and waiting for the gate to open as follow:

The Panda
Ann Ann & Jia Jia
Ann Ann born in 1986, male, 100kg...
Jia Jia born in 1978, female, 85kg...

How to train your dragon...

The Dolphin Show

Friday, December 10, 2010

Apple iPad Wifi or iPad 3G Review (Showing the way to save your money)

As listed in my previous post, the price of iPad in Malaysia is as follow: 
Wi-Fi only: RM1,549 (16GB); RM1,849 (32GB); RM2,149 (64GB)
Wi-Fi + 3G: RM1,999 (16GB); RM2,299 (32GB) and RM2,599 (64GB)

Just take an example of iPad 32GB. Wifi only model is RM1849 and the 3G model is RM2299, the difference is RM450. 

In terms of convenience, the 3G model does it all for you. However, you can convert your Wifi only model into 3G model as well by using Wifi Modem which offering by Malaysia Telco namely Maxis, Digi and Umobile

The Digi package allows you to buy the Wifi Modem for RM360. The monthly commitment is RM128 for 16GB. In other words, you save RM90 from not buying the iPad 3G model.   

The Maxis Package allows you to buy the Wifi Modem (E5832) for RM280 with anyone of the broadband plan (6 months contract). Other than that, you have to pay RM100 activation fee as well. So, the final price is RM380 and you still save RM70 from not buying the iPad 3G model. 

In conclusion, U Mobile has the cheapest plan for the Wifi Modem (or so called Mifi). However, the broadband coverage of U Mobile is very limited in Malaysia and no coverage at all in Sarawak. Maxis has the biggest coverage i suppose. 

So, if you wanna be convenience without taking a small wifi modem around, iPad 3G model is your choice. If you wanna save RM70 to RM90 and don't mind to bring a small wifi modem around, you should go for iPad without 3G. For myself, i bought iPad 32GB Wifi and subscribed to Maxis Wifi Modem (E5832). So far i'm happy with the modem as i can connect up to 5 devices at the same time. I can use it for my iPad, iPhone, PSP and whatever devices which have wifi connection.    

Cheap iPad Cases and other accessories...

Now you can buy Apple iPad from Malaysia Apple Online Store. There are two benefits of buying it from the online store. The first one is free shipping and the second one is you will get a Free personal engraving which allows you to add a personal laser-engraved message on the back of your iPad. Cool right?

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Apple iPad is officially available in Malaysia (December 2010)!!!

The official price list for the iPad is as follow:
Wi-Fi only is RM1,549 (16GB); RM1,849 (32GB); RM2,149 (64GB) 
Wi-Fi + 3G RM1,999 (16GB); RM2,299 (32GB) and RM2,599 (64GB)

The iPad is currently available in the physical store but not yet available in the Apple Malaysia Online Store, so there is no educational price for students and university staffs yet... would they???

There are few telco companies in Malaysia namely DiGi, Maxis and Celcom have introduced the micro SIM card, made 52% smaller for both the iPhone 4 and the iPad. So, u can simply choose their data plan for the use of your iPad. 
Maxis currently has 2 plans for your iPad which is Postpaid and Prepaid.This website has made a comparison among Digi, Maxis and Celcom data package for iPad and the summary is as follow:
1. Maxis data plans starting from RM70 a month for 3.5GB of usage on their 3.5G network. 

2. Digi Broadband Discover Day Plan is available for only RM38 a month for 3GB of usage. The full speed will throttle down to 128kbps from 7pm to 7am.

3. Celcom, the cheapest data plan is RM48 a month for 1GB of usage, capped to speed of 384kbps all day and all night.

Some websites saying that the iPad 2nd Generation will be coming out in the early of January 2011. If it is true, when will it be available in Malaysia? Another year to wait for it to arrive???