Everyone tells me that this is the best time to be going on vacation to Japan and the US.
Why? Because of the strong Singapore dollar!
Comparatively, everything will be much cheaper. I drool when I think of taking a holiday in Japan - the food, the supermarts, the fresh air, the cherry blossoms in early April, the graciousness of the people. I love holidays in Japan, but it is a country that I have all along considered expensive. Hotels are expensive, and now with 5 in the family, we are no longer able to fit into one hotel room. The food is expensive, but so fresh and delicious. It's a joy to shop in Japan - the quality of the goods and the service is second to none. I guess, it's the price you have to pay for it.
I have not been back to the US for a long time. I could spend days just shopping at the discount outlets, or maybe, with the strong dollar, I can actually shop on 5th Avenue. There's friends to visit and also places that I would like to bring the children to - like Disney World and Epcot Center(Orlando), Kennedy Space Centre (Florida), Washington DC for its numerous museums, Broadway Shows in NY City, Vermont for its foliage ....... the list is endless.
However, my daughter is in P6 this year, so I guess all travel plans have to be shelved until after her crucial exams in October. By then, I just hope that the Singdollar is still as strong! Meanwhile, I will just dream of holidaying in these places ...... zzZzzZZZzz.