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