Kev (abr. Kevin)
Irish, Gaelic orgin. Caoimhin.
1. adorable. 2. gentle one

Walkabout (walk-a-bout)
1 (in Oz) - a walk in the Outback by Aborigines that lasts for an indefinite amount of time. 2 (chiefly British) - an informal stroll among a crowd conducted by an important visitor e.g. a monarch. 3 a walking trip.

Friday, 2 November 2007

Rise Ozzie dollar, rise!

To buy or not to buy... hmm.. should I wait longer?? The rising boom in Australian dollar has been a headache for some, but for me, it's kinda good news! I've been wanting to buy the flight tickets from SIA for my Sg to Syd round trip for late Feb next year, and will be paying the tix in AUD$ when I'm ready to purchase it. And with the strengthening of the Ozzie dollar against Singapore dollar, this only means one thing - I'll be paying less in terms of Ozzie dollar for a round-trip tix, that is of course, provided that the ozzie dollar keeps on going up! That is what begs the question - to buy or not to buy. Should I buy the air tix now for AUD$1156.85, or wait, hoping that it will drop below the AUD$1100 level? Rise ozzie dollar, rise!

Hmm... I had been doing a little bit of trival on my own about the exchange rates of ozzie dollar to Singapore dollar, 'cos I will TT money back to Singapore once a while. The exchange rate used to be AUD$1 to SGD$1.2424 back in 29th May 07, as based on DBS rate. And as of now, the rate has rose to AUD$ to SGD$1.3331!A whooping 10 cents increase in 5 months' period! Therefore, for every AUD$1000 being exchanged, I would earn SGD$100 more as compared to exchanging the same amount in May! Wow! Come on Ozzie dollar! Rise! Go ozzie dollar!

Speaking about SIA, SIA has rather cunningly silent about their increase in the air tix cost of the Singapore to Sydney route, ever since they got their world first A380 to fly the Singapore to Sydney route! It used to cost me approximately SGD$1320 for a round trip to Sydney from Singapore about 9 months back, but now it's going to an additional SGD$227! Well, I guess it would be somewhat justifiable if one is taking the world first A380. However, it seems that all the flight rate from Singapore to Sydney has increased, regardless of wheather you are taking Airbus A380 or the Boeing 747! Argh... Why do I have to pay additional when I'm not even taking a A380!?? This is absurb! Oh well, nothing much I can do... just gotta make my money worthwhile and book the A380 flight!


Nicole Tan said...

I say just go back!!!!

keeyit said...

Seems good news for you lol

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