World Expo 2010 Shanghai

Hello readers,

I am planning to go to the World Expo 2010 at Shanghai (official website: http://en.expo2010.cn/hqindex.htm and wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expo_2010).

Right now a few friends have agreed to join me. Tentatively I plan to go from 21 to 25 June, the week after the midterm school holiday in Malaysia. It is easier to apply for leave at this time since most parents apply for leave during the school break. Flight ticket is cheaper if traveling on weekdays, and I imagine that the Expo site is less crowded on weekdays as well.

I did some rough calculations, and this is how much you need for the trip:

Flight KL-Hangzhou-KL: RM 1000 (I checked AirAsia today and it’s RM754 including tax, but it will go up very soon).

Bus/train Hangzhou-Shanghai-Hangzhou: RM 200 (http://www.wikihow.com/Travel-to-Hangzhou-from-Shanghai)

Hotel: RM 100 per night x 4 (two per room, I’m assuming RM 200/night per twin room but I think you can get cheaper)

Pass: RM 250 (400 yuan) for a 3-day pass. There is a 7-day pass for 900 yuan, but i think 3 days are enough. You can buy 1-day pass for 160 yuan if you don’t plan to come to the expo everyday. http://en.expo2010.cn/expotickets/indexn.htm

Misc. (food, local transportation, etc.): depends, but for those not planning to do much shopping, RM 500 should be enough.

Visa: RM 100

So the total cost should be about RM 2500 per head.

Things to do: http://en.expo2010.cn/envents/hqhd.htm

The pavilions: http://en.expo2010.cn/pavilions/hqzg.htm. Malaysia pavilion: http://en.expo2010.cn/c/en_gj_tpl_8.htm

If you are interested to join our trip please let me know (anyone can come, really! as long as you’re paying) so that I can arrange something. I think it’s cheaper overall if we travel in a larger group.

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UPDATE: If you want to buy passes for the World Expo, you can contact the following authorized agents in KL:

Apple Vacations & Conventions Sdn Bhd- 1st & 2nd Floor Wisma Mode Circle, No57-59 Jln Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 603-21418250

Skyworld Travel Sdn Bhd- Lot 06.66, 6th Floor, Berjaya Times Square, 1,Jalan Imbi, 55100, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 603-21455555

First Travel & Tours (M) Sdn Bhd- Lot G-21, Ground Floor Kompleks Antarabangsa, Jalan Sultan Ismail 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 603 91795599

Harmony Tour & Travel Sdn Bhd – No. 21A & C, Jalan Tong Sing, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel : 03-2145 4226

Holiday Tours- A-0-1, Block A, No.1, Jalan Seri Utara 1, Sri Utara, Off Jalan Ipoh, 68100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

7 Responses to World Expo 2010 Shanghai

  1. NINI YO says:

    Thanks for ur information

  2. mansur says:

    Is it still on?

    Any chance joining the group? Take advantage of Twing sharing of room.

    It is better to stay in Shanghai and go to EXPO x 3 days individually.

    There is hotel run by Muslim Chinese.

  3. youamy says:

    how about the transport from hotel to expo?
    you rent a car there?

  4. aabirissabeel says:

    Assalamu’alaikum Dr. MAZA ada komen tentang expo ni. Saudara dah pergi ke sana? T. kasih. Wsslm

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