Personal experience using airport transfers

Why I Love Airport Transport Services

Before the popularisation of airport transport services in the early 2000s, I have been a frequent user of this service. Not only is it reliable, it takes out the hassle of transportation from the airport no matter the time of day. While it is considerably more expensive, the benefit it brings me far outweighs the costs involved. In addition, I do not have to pay fees such as waiting time spent on Jams in the country, toll gates or other inconveniences.

About me

I’m a frequent traveler based in Canada and have been traveling abroad for leisure and business for the last 20 years of my career. I travel about 80 times a year and travel on both long and short haul flights. Through this post, I will explain why I use and swear by airport transfers or limousine transport and the best experience I had using this medium.

Because all my expense is usually paid by the company, I usually opt for the most comfortable option. Which is usually through a professional airport transfer. Airport transfers are usually my go-to mode of transport because I don’t have to wait upon arrival and my transfer to my next destination is usually seamless without a worry about paying the fare. All fares are done prior to the trip and there are usually no surcharges no matter which route or the number of toll gates there are. However, that said, it is important to note that not all airport transfers are equal. I’ll list bad experiences I had and also the great experience I had.

Singapore

Singapore city view

Singapore is a buzzing metropolitan city with a population of over 6 million people crammed into an area smaller than Kuala Lumpur. Their transport system is surprisingly extremely efficient and affordable. However, due to the population size, peak periods can be quite torturous to transport in. Their cars have a Certificate of Entitlement system where only a certain amount of cars are allowed to be registered to prevent overcrowding on the roads. The COE last for only 10 years and just the certificate can cost tens of thousands of dollars. As such, the majority of cars are less than 10 years old. The airport transfer vehicles I take most of the time are modern vehicles that are less than 5 years old. The service is also great because most drivers are multi-lingual. Because of the size of the country, the transfer fees are usually flat rate and includes costs such as their ERP and parking no matter where you wish to alight.

Bangkok

bangkok jam

Bangkok is another metropolitan city with a population of over 8 million people. However, the construct of Bangkok is very different from Singapore where there is a city area and a rural area. Because most of the concentration of population is in the city, the traffic condition in Bangkok is horrendous. If you are taking an airport transport in Bangkok, It is important to note that there are usually surcharges depending on where your alighting point is, In addition, you may have to pay extra if you use their highway. If you are going by such a medium, it is also important to note that you should cater for at least 1-2 hours for your journey because of the frequent jams that you will experience. The cars are usually more basic and they hardly have the option of luxury options such as Mercedes or BMW vehicles. Instead, you can only choose basic cars such as Toyota corollas or Toyota minibusses.

Conclusion

Every country has a different type of airport transfer service and it is important to not assume that all are equal. In addition, it is useful to always read the fine print included in most websites for the various terms and conditions applicable for the transfer.

What To Do If You Switch Over But You’re Living Outside Jurong

Open Electricity Market, which was previously known as Full Retail Competition, had a soft launch last April 1. This gave the opportunity for people in Jurong—around 108,000 households and 9,500 corporate entities—to choose to purchase electricity from their preferred retailer with the suitable price plan that they’ve always needed or just to continue buying electricity from the SP Group at their regulated tariff. However, those who are living outside Jurong are wondering if they can do the switch over as well; if you are one of them, look no further. Here is your to-do list.

1.     Preregister Your Interest

You can sign up with Geneco, an electric company based in Singapore. Then, a unique one-time promo code will be offered to you. This code will provide you the best price deal. This is easily used since the OEM launches nationwide. You fill up your complete details, such as full name, your active email address, postal code of your current location, and your mobile number to whom you can be contacted in cases of emergency. If you have already submitted the pertinent details, then it is considered that you have read thoroughly and agreed to their privacy policy specify the dos and don’ts of the company.

2.     Read Thoroughly Privacy Policy

It is highly recommended to read thoroughly the privacy policy to observe confidentiality. If you do not agree to any terms and conditions mentioned in the said policy, you can discontinue your access and/or contact the senior manager of Seraya Energy Pte Ltd. The main purpose of the company to collect your personal information is to provide you with the better-required services or information you are fit for. If ever revisions are done to this policy, you will be updated but are bound to agree to any such revisions. However, periodically visiting their webpage is endorsed if you want to review any changes to these terms and conditions.

3.     Contact Potential Retailer

The Energy Market Authority (EMA) has already announced earlier this week that the rest of Singapore will be given the same option in the second half of this year. Geneco will be glad to do several awareness campaigns in Jurong and other neighboring towns to further explain its different electricity plans directly to consumers. If you are too busy and cannot attend to one, the company is available 9 o’clock in the morning until 5 o’clock in the afternoon from Mondays to Fridays. You can go to their main office to seek help, but if you are really very hectic, you can just call them or do it online by emailing them—info@geneco.sg. Their customer service is always available to lend a hand.

What Are The Troubling Truths About Teen Driving?

One of the culprits behind countless deaths each year in the United States is driving while under the influence (DUI). Drivers under the age of 21 are responsible for a disproportionate number of fatal alcohol-related crashes and other crashes caused by texting while driving.  So, these will help parents know what the troubling truths about teen driving are.

1.     Underage Drinking and Driving

Many laws in the United States have strict regulations and rules for intoxicated underage drivers. But this does little to curb the growing problem. Most states control a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.02 percent or higher as a DUI for those under the age of 21. Arizona and North Carolina implemented a zero-tolerance policy in DUI that is any BAC above 0 percent.

Proximacy offers affordable online marketing services in Singapore and allows young applicants to join their marketing team on a contractual basis. But they don’t allow their teenage employees put in dangerous situations. They know that alcohol consumption can impair judgment. They’re aware that teens take risks to avoid the consequences of their parents finding out about their behaviors. So, they have a special program for employees under 21 wherein they do a collaboration with parents.

2.     Texting While Driving

Texting while driving has greatly surpassed DUI as the number one cause of teenage deaths in the United States. A large number of car accidents is related to the distracted driving and has increased concerns regarding cell phone usage while driving. If a young driver is talking on a cell phone, his reaction time slows down to that of a 70-year-old person.

To reduce this problem, Proximacy installs a tracker app on each employee’s mobile devices. They implement rules to combat texting while driving banning the activities involving a mobile device in the car. They don’t allow dialing a phone, talking or listening on a device, or reaching for a device. They know that a person’s eyes are off the road for a minimum of five seconds increasing the risk for further accidents.

3.     Addressing Concerns With Teen Driving

One of the most effective ways to reduce teen fatalities is educating teens about the dangers of drunk driving and distracted driving. Texting while driving is never acceptable. So, if in an emergency situation, any call must be done from a parked position. If someone has been drinking and will operate the vehicle, teenagers as passengers must be taught to never get in that vehicle. They must reach out for help if they’re unable to transport themselves or under the influence.

Proximacy is constantly reminding each employee about the established rules and expectations to reduce the likelihood of any dangerous situation. They have an open relationship to them to outline the clear consequences, develop skills to stand up to peer pressure, provide support, discuss the facts, and address the myths.

Conclusion

Many teens believe that nothing bad can happen to them and are no susceptible to risky behaviors, which are not entirely true. There are still discussions surrounding underage drinking and driving, as well as distracted driving related to cell phone usage while operating a vehicle.

How Can I Ensure My Kids Safety On The Internet?

Children safety is important. When your child has a smart phone, tablet PC or laptop or even a desk top computer, you absolutely have to do your best to keep them safe at all times. That isn’t actually as simple as you think because children want their freedom and can be sneaky. What is more, there are lots of dangers online and in a stance; your child can be put at risk. It’s becoming more important than ever before to ensure your child’s safety and there are a few simple things that can help. The following may help to reduce the risk of your children online.

Always Monitor Their Online Chat Rooms and Searches

Do you want to spy on your child? Of course you don’t but sometimes it’s necessary to monitor how they are using the internet. Why? Well, there are predators online as well as bullies and many other dangers and sometimes monitoring their instant messages, chat rooms and searches are a must. Yes it might seem right now it’s over the top and yet it’s vastly important. Kid’s lifestyle can be very busy and very modern! Children can go online innocently but get mixed up in something which can put them at risk. Monitoring their activities online with chat rooms and even Facebook and Twitter can be wise.

Limit Their Internet Usage on Computers and Smart Phones

Children are not going to like the idea of having some limitations put upon their internet time and yet it’s wise. Remember, you don’t have to just watch your child’s computer time but also your child’s smart phones. Now, smart phones can connect to the internet too and it’s very important to ensure you think about limiting their usage online there too. While you might think you don’t need to limit usage online it can be a very wise idea especially if your children safety is at risk. Your children might be smart and not likely to do anything wrong but things can spiral out of control. Learn more.

Check Their History and Block Certain Sites

Are kid’s lifestyle supposed to be hectic? No but it happens and in all honesty, the older the children get the more likely they are to get into trouble online. Do they mean to accidentally give away information about themselves? Of course they don’t but people can lure them into doing things they would never have imagined or dreamed of. That is why you have to think about going back and looking at the history of the child’s internet usage. Checking the history of a child’s computer can be very important and it wouldn’t hurt to block some sites too. You can use parental controls to help block sites with adult only content. It’s wise to say the least.

Keep Children Safe Online

There are some things which can be done to help a child to stay safe online such as use parental controls block unruly sites and even monitor and limit usage. Are those things going to solve the problems alone? Of course not but they can certainly help. There are so many things which can be done to help a child stay safe online. Children safety is important so do what you can to keep them safe today.

How To Be A Good Role Model For Teen Drivers

Being a parent, you must be the ultimate role model for your kids. It doesn’t matter how old your kids are. They will watch what you’ll do and how you’ll respond to others, especially around us, which includes your spouse and close friends, as well as your kids. So, here is how to be a good role model for your teen drivers.

1.     Open A Conversation

You as a parent must initiate to open up a conversation with your teens. You can start discussing the risks and benefits of driving. You think of the behavioral contract as a conversation opener between you and your teens. You talk to them about distracted driving using applications from overspeeding.  You teach them how to monitor themselves when they are already too drowsy to drive or in a volatile emotional state.

A Singaporean based curtain supplier and maker, Estil Furnishing, is taking care of their clients and employees like a family. They ensure their clients that their employees are sticking to their job orders such as soft fabric Roman blinds. Their drivers always don’t text while driving or use substances when driving to guarantee the orders are supplied to their customers.

2.     Be Transparent And Real With Teens

We are not all perfect. We often make mistakes. You’ll be highly appreciated if you admit your mistakes when you’ll screw up. So, be transparent and real with your teens. Just like Estil Furnishing, all employees are allowed to talk about what was behind their own misbehavior. Transparent conversations are very helpful to the management and the employee who committed the mistake because that employee becomes more mindful of their intentions and actions.

3.     Set Clear Consequences

The role as parents is to set clear consequences that are firm and fair. Teens all want and need clear guidelines for their behavior. So, Estil Furnishing does this too by defining what is okay and what is not. For example, if there is an emergency when they’re behind the wheel, the company talks about how to respond correctly such as pulling over and stopping the car. They also help them curb their impulse to contact them if it’s not urgently necessary. They also always disseminate information including what the price is for violating agreements.

4.     Set A Good Example

As parents, we must admit and correct ourselves too since your kids are watching. You are no exception to the rules required of your kids. We must set a good example for them. We all need to accept the rules together and take more responsibilities for our actions. Certainly, we will all do better by taking a look at ourselves and not adding distraction to your teen drivers.

Conclusion

It is best to begin conversations about driving when your kids are still young, especially before they’re getting ready to learn driving lessons. The earlier you engage in discussing dangerous driving and what may or may not be distracting, the easier it will be to introduce sensitive topics in the near future. Any type of conversation will do, but it is better to use the two-way discussions rather than a boring lecture.