I have travelled to Singapore for business purposes 11 times in the past 18 months and I’ll be going on my 12th trip next week. So far, I have never extended my stay for leisure cause, well, it’s Singapore. It’s just a cleaner version of KL.
This trip though, I’ve decided to stay over an extra night, catch up with some friends and visit that bloody casino that everyone talks about.
So I was quite happy to hear my ex-PR boss mentioned to me today about this sales site for hotels in Asia.
Oh, you mean Groupon for hotels?
He shot me an incredulous look that he always does when I say… almost any thing at all actually. I think he secretly thinks I’m psychotic. He said I constantly sound surprised. -.-”
It’s not Groupon!!
So what is it?
He gave me that look again.
It’s like for hotels and stuff.
Turns out he was right to be dramatic. It wasn’t a group buying site. It was a flash sale site called HotelClub. They have this scoring system where they’ll take into account the demand for a particular location, vacancy and hotel reviews to determine a Sale offer and the deal for the hand-picked international hotel will only be available for 24 hours. I suppose it works for our kiasu mentality la. “If don’t buy now we’ll miss it!”
This site was originally from Australia but they saw a high demand in Asia and decided to launch here too. Woo-hoo for us!
Unfortunately, today’s deal is for Vietnam and not Singapore But they’ve still got cheaper prices for hotel rooms with a really easy to navigate site! I love how I can expand to view photos, description and reviews without having to load another page! Kudos to that!
I think I’ve found the hotel I’ll book but I won’t be publicising it here in case anyone decides to stalk me.