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Frequent Business Travellers
« on: October 24, 2015, 01:24:28 pm »
If you are a frequent business traveller, do share your experience and tips such as food and stuff.  ;)

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Re: Frequent Business Travellers
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2015, 11:59:57 pm »
If you are a frequent business traveller, do share your experience and tips such as food and stuff.  ;)

i'm sure everyone already knows this... but sign up for frequent flyer programmes!

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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2015, 09:01:48 pm »
i travel often due to incentive trips....
1st tip
takes lots of photos for memories!  ;D

sleep as much as u can at the plane to combat jet lag.
i am jetlagged easily, but i find sleeping a lot on the plane helps.

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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2015, 06:32:29 pm »
i travel often due to incentive trips....
1st tip
takes lots of photos for memories!  ;D

sleep as much as u can at the plane to combat jet lag.
i am jetlagged easily, but i find sleeping a lot on the plane helps.

Hmm.. For incentive trips of insurance agent, you guys just sight-see and have some meeting? Or serious business as in reporting to office/ attending meetings/ meeting with client.. etc?


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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2015, 10:44:38 pm »
Hmm.. For incentive trips of insurance agent, you guys just sight-see and have some meeting? Or serious business as in reporting to office/ attending meetings/ meeting with client.. etc?
no clients. just sightseeing.
usually will have a grand dinner at one or two nights where company CEO or CAO will speak to us, give us more information and updates on the next few months plans.
its meant to reward and to incentivise us to jiayou!  :-*

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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2015, 05:18:31 pm »
no clients. just sightseeing.
usually will have a grand dinner at one or two nights where company CEO or CAO will speak to us, give us more information and updates on the next few months plans.
its meant to reward and to incentivise us to jiayou!  :-*

Hmm.. That's not considered as business travel..

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Re: Frequent Business Travellers
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2015, 06:03:46 pm »
I think most of the time business travellers dont have much time to go around.
I know a guy who travels almost 15 times every month, and he's not even an FA..
Most of his time is spent stuck in traffic jam and office meetings ;D

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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2015, 08:24:41 pm »
I think most of the time business travellers dont have much time to go around.
I know a guy who travels almost 15 times every month, and he's not even an FA..
Most of his time is spent stuck in traffic jam and office meetings ;D

Not really about having time to go around.

For female business travellers, it would be good to share which are the places which is safe to have a meal, especially after a long day attending meeting or at work. Or even hotel choices, though most of the time company would have already booked under the corporate rate. But it is always good share about facility and safety of the hotels.

For guys, some would share about happening places.

Other than myself, quite a number of people that I know are frequent business travellers. And it is always good to share tips here and there.

I will write up when I am free.

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Re: Frequent Business Travellers
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2015, 02:18:24 pm »
I wouldn't recommend female business travelers to be moving around on their own in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan of course.  I think Sri Lanka still a bit okay back then, but not recently.  So travel in groups or with colleagues (preferably some males included).

Indonesia - situational awareness needed.  always take Bluebird group teksi.  eg. Pusaka, Bluebird, Silverbird, Goldenbird.   Minimize travel by staying in hotels located next-to or within malls eg. Central Park Podomoro City (next to Taman Angerik),  Senayan Plaza,  Plaza Indonesia.   That is if you are travelling to Jakarta.    Surabaya seems okay for me but again practice caution if you're solitary female traveler.

Bangkok - generally okay for females,  only irritating thing is the teksi drivers always seems to take the longer route for my female colleagues.  I always tell them to bring along their GPS, good night-life needless to say.  helps if you know a smattering of pasar thai of course.  pasar thai ork-siang yak ma :(

Vietnam - generally okay for females too.  helps if you understand a bit of Vietnamese.  I find HCMC quite okay.  but that's because I can speak the language.

Philippines - Manila.  Avoid solitary travel as far as possible.  Hence my recommendation is the Greenbelt area - self-contained.  Lots of restaurants and security is good.  Some bars there too if you are a late birdy.

Malaysia - KL.  again luck of the draw like Jakarta.  I always tell my female colleagues to stay in Sunway Pyramid.  self-contained.  no need to venture far.  or stay near KLCC / Bukit Bintang if you are after a bit of nightlife and dinner.

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Re: Frequent Business Travellers
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2015, 08:19:43 pm »
New York - Not recommended to get out of the hotel to purchase items even if its just across the street. Anytime from 10pm to 8am next day is considered a No no. Lotsa blacks looming the street when its dark and mugged is consider small crime. If you are a lady, good luck if you are merely mugged. Guys not spared if you went out of the hotel just across the street to get something. Always recky before you step out of the hotel and walk fast. Do not carry jewellery on your even if its just a watch.

Shanghai - Life is pretty busy even past midnight. Generally safe if you stick to the CBD office area because people worked very late in Shanghai hence there are always people walking around. Foodcourt close around 12am, its convenient to find food at late hours. Night life not as messy but always be careful if you are alone. Even the safest city doesnt mean no crime.
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Re: Frequent Business Travellers
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2015, 09:49:56 pm »
is babyface still popular in Shanghai?

or is the crowd more into Phebe aka fever etc?

i miss that 88 Bar place ....
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Re: Frequent Business Travellers
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2015, 10:18:55 pm »
Wow! Thanks for the tips!  :)

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Re: Frequent Business Travellers
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2015, 10:32:07 pm »
@beaverjuice uncle bj you know vietnamese language ah~ Come join my backpacking trip when I manage to find a few more person..see my other thread for Hanoi de~

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« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2015, 06:01:57 pm »
@beaverjuice uncle bj you know vietnamese language ah~ Come join my backpacking trip when I manage to find a few more person..see my other thread for Hanoi de~

Toi kg biet noi tieng viet. Con anh thi sao?  :-X
Anh di vietnam bao lau? 
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« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2015, 03:51:34 pm »
Toi kg biet noi tieng viet. Con anh thi sao?  :-X
Anh di vietnam bao lau?

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