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We are terminating theis project as we have lost the source of data for a few months. Thanks to everyone that visited and supported the site! This is a last snapshot of statistics collected just before we shut the site down.

Vehicle registrations statistics for Malaysia - myPlateStats.com as at 2014-01-26

Vehicle registrations statistics for Malaysia – myPlateStats.com as at 2014-01-26

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Skip LDP Puchong Selatan Sunway Toll

Every time when it comes to the end of the year, toll hike is always one of the major concerns especially for folks staying in Puchong. Puchong is surrounded by so many tolls (LDP Puchong Barat, LDP Puchong Selatan, LDP Petaling Jaya Selatan, Kesas Sunway Toll, Kesas Awan Besar)

This is a new connection that has been opened up in the recent years and normal working class folks like us ought to find ways not just to find ways to save money but to try to find way to avoid the increasingly choking traffic jam at the Sunway toll plaza.

This is a way for you to skip the jam at the toll plaza. It does not really makes much economy sense if you are just looking to save yourself from paying the RM1.60 toll rate due to the extra distance needed on this alternative route.

From Puchong to Subang (Google Map Link)

Skip LDP Sunway Toll - Puchong to Subang

Skip LDP Sunway Toll – Puchong to Subang

Skip LDP Sunway Toll - Puchong to Subang

Skip LDP Sunway Toll – Puchong to Subang

From Subang to Puchong (Google Map Link)

Skip LDP Sunway Toll - Subang to Puchong

Skip LDP Sunway Toll – Subang to Puchong

Just hit on the Google Map link for both directions to study the turn-by-turn information. Have fun commuting!

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Skip LDP Puchong Barat Toll

This is a new addition to the popular post to skip Puchong Selatan Toll posted way back in 2009.

There’s also a way for poor folks like us to skip the LDP Puchong Barat toll heading to or returning from Subang, USJ, Shah Alam, Hicom.

Skip Puchong LDP Barat Tol

Skip Puchong LDP Barat Tol

Skip Puchong LDP Barat Tol

Skip Puchong LDP Barat Tol

Google Map Link

Step-by-step from Puchong to Subang

  1. From LDP, exit to Puchong Perdana, go straight all the way until you hit a round-about.
  2. Turn right at the round-about, follow the road as it curves to the left. Just go all the way and you will find yourself joining back into the highway right after the toll.

Step-by-step from Subang to Puchong

  1.  Heads toward the toll and make a U-turn right before it.
  2. Turn left at the first junction.
  3. Follow the road until you hit the round-about.
  4. Turn left at the round-about.
  5. Go all the way and you will reach the LDP intersection.
  6. Turn left to go to IOI, turn right to go to Cyberjaya.

 

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Citibank Premier Miles Redemption Guide

This is a calculation on how much you can earn back on spending with your Citibank Premier Miles card.

Calculation and information gathered are to my best knowledge so far, please comment if you would like me to add in or to correct any wrong information.

Enrich Voucher redemption

Enrich Point Voucher Value (MYR)
3500 50
1 0.014286

Citibank Premier Miles to Enrich Voucher

Spending (MYR) Premier Miles Enrich Point Value of Enrich earned (MYR) Value earned per Ringgit spent (MYR)
3 1 0.73 0.010429 0.003476
14383.56 4794.5 3500 50 0.003476

Citibank Premier Miles to AirAsia e-Gift Vouchers

Spending (MYR) Premier Miles AirAsia e-Gift Voucher Value earned per Ringgit spent (MYR)
3 1
2160 720 20 0.009259
5460 1820 50 0.009158
10860 3620 100 0.009208

Travel-related purchases (e.g. hotel stays, airline tickets, cruises, bus and train tickets)

Spending (MYR) Premier Miles Cash Rebate Value earned per Ringgit spent (MYR)
3 1
15000 5000 90 0.006

Conclusion: Spending and redeeming AirAsia e-Gift Voucher seems to be the best yet according to the calculations above. For every Ringgit spent, we will get back 0.009259MYR (0.9 cents).

A typical credit card would give you 1 point per Ringgit spent. 1 point is equivalents to 0.5 cents.

Spending and redeeming Enrich Voucher on this card gives you even lesser than what a typical credit card would give you.

Reference: http://www.citibank.com.my/premiermiles/faq.html

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Guide to 3G/Data on True Move H in Thailand

Why True Move H?

It’s very easily available in 7-11.

What’s the packages available?

There are 2 types. Recurring and ala-carte.

For foreign visitor like us, it’s always wise to subscribe to the ala-carte / one-time-off subscription. And in case you finishes the quota allocated before the time expires, you can subscribe to monthly packages (it’s ok to overlap monthly with ala-carte but you can’t overlap ala-carte with another ala-carte).

Just remember to call to cancel off the monthly subscription when you are leaving the country!

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