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More ringgit for your S$: Here are 6 things that're cheaper across the Causeway now

Oh happy days!

On Monday, the Malaysian ringgit (RM) sunk to a 10-month low against the Singapore dollar.

As of 12pm on Dec 2, the exchange rate is RM2.62 for every S$1.

In August, the exchange rate was RM2.52 for every S$1.

What this means is that Singaporeans like you and me will get more bang for our buck when venturing north during the year-end holiday.

Photo: Screengrab/XE.com

And in the spirit of merry-making, The New Paper suggests (tongue-in-cheek) six cheaper things that you can do across the Causeway.

While the savings will not make a huge dent in your pocket - you shave a few dollars off now compared to August - remember, every little bit adds up.

1) Legoland

A combo adult ticket, which allows you entry to the theme park and the water park, costs RM175 while the child and senior option costs RM140.

What it would have cost you in August Adult: S$ 69.44 Child: S$ 55.55
What it costs you now: Adult: S$ 66.79  Child: S$ 53.44

 

2) Hello Kitty Town


The first Sanrio Hello Kitty Town outside Japan in Nusajaya. Photo: The Star Publication

An entry ticket to the park featuring the world famous cat (which caused confusion earlier this year before creator Sanrio confirmed it really is a cat) costs RM75 for both adults and children. 

What it would have cost you in August Adult: S$ 29.76
What it costs you now: Adult: S$ 28.63 

 

3) Tony Roma's 

The rib-smacking restaurant opened an outlet at the Komtar JBCC, a stone's throw from the Woodlands Checkpoint.

 

They currently have a promotion called the Tony's Fiesta Platter, which costs RM148. 

What it would have cost you in August Adult: S$ 58.70
What it costs you now: Adult: S$ 56.49 

 

4) Laser tag

If you have a couple of hours to while away, laser tag is a fun option for the young and young-at-heart.

Galactic Laser is located at Sunway Pyramid Mall and it costs RM23 for one mission.

What it would have cost you in August Adult: S$ 9.12
What it costs you now: Adult: S$ 8.78

 

5) Hairdryer


Salon-style hair for you? Photo: Screengrab Tesco

If you've been thinking of getting a hair dryer from a Tesco outlet in Malaysia, well, now's the time to do so.

What it would have cost you in August  Adult: S$ 27.34
What it costs you now: Adult: S$ 26.30

 

6) Malaysia national team jersey

In light of the recent painful developments - it still hurts thinking of the Lions' exit from #AFFSuzukiCup - here's how much you will fork out for the Malaysian national team jersey.

 

Photo: Twitter screengrab/'@alikhsantweet
 

What it would have cost you in August Adult: S$ 96.80
What it costs you now: Adult: S$ 95.04
 

While our national team may not be on par with our neighbour's, at least we can take heart that our exchange rate is doing us proud.

Have fun travelling up north.

Sources: Twitter, Tesco, Hello Kitty Town, Legoland, XE.com

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