[Credit Cards] Concierge

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For upcoming trip to Hong Kong, I thought I will want to watch a concert at the classic Hong Kong Coliseum AKA 红磡 and what can be more classic than a concert by god of songs 歌神 Jacky Cheung 张学友.

Jacky Cheung A Classic Tour

Jacky Cheung A Classic Tour

For this kind of concert, there is no doubt that tickets are sold out pretty quickly. So this calls for some special arrangement. You may know each credit card has a phone number behind that you can call your bank for issues with your credit cards. Some banks may even have their own concierge service but services offered may be quite basic or with limited global coverage unless you are holding a top tier credit card. (Like American Express Centurion.) So to get things done globally for average joe like me, who can help? Visa Signature Concierge.

How to reach them?

  • Phone: 800 448 1450
  • Online (Alternative contact numbers listed online for language and region.)

Services:

  • Flight reservations
  • Hotel reservations
  • Restaurant reservations
  • Car rental reservations
  • Event ticket purchases
  • Trip planning
  • Emergency services
    • Reporting lost or stolen cards
    • Emergency card replacement
    • Emergency cash disbursement
  • Other general requests

So how did it went? From enquiry to receive tickets via FedEx, the whole process took 2 weeks. Not too bad. Though I have to pay a premium for the ticket, (A little more than double the cost. What to do? Sold out!) I feel is worth it and I need not worry about the ticket’s authenticity. The seat looks good based on seating plan. So looking forward to an enjoyable concert on boxing day in Hong Kong!

Jacky Cheung Ticket

Jacky Cheung Ticket

Disclaimer: Use credit card responsibly.

[Mobile Application] Agoda

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On my recent trip to Hong Kong, I also made use of Agoda mobile application to manage my hotel booking.

Agoda Mobile Application

Agoda Mobile Application

Once launched, you will see this landing page where you can search for hotels and make booking. (Book from website to get discount and additional points.)

Agoda Landing Page

Agoda Landing Page

By selecting menu on top left hand corner, you can access other functions.

Agoda Menu

Agoda Menu

My Bookings

My Bookings

Booking Details

Booking Details

Booking Details 2

Booking Details (More)

This application is available for FREE without ADs on Android Google Play and iOS App Store.

Google Play APP Store

[Mobile Application] Singapore Airlines

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On my recent trip to Hong Kong with Singapore Airlines, I used Singapore Airlines mobile application to test its function. Singapore Airlines mobile application has been improving over time and it is very polished and functional.

Singapore Airlines Mobile Application

Singapore Airlines Mobile Application

Once application is executed, you will see this. You will be able to see your KrisFlyer status and miles.

Landing Screen Without Trip

Landing Screen Without Trip

Landing Screen With Trip

Landing Screen With Trip

When you scroll down on landing screen with trip information, you will see this. From this screen you can manage Check-in.

Trip Details

Trip Summary

On left hand corner, you can select menu for more functions.

Menu

Menu

My Trips

My Trips

Trip Details

Trip Details

SQ Boarding Pass

Boarding Pass

This application is a good complement to their website and it is powered by Amadeus which is a widely used system in airlines for ticketing.

This application is available for FREE without ADs on Android Google Play and iOS App Store.

Google Play APP Store

[Gear] XiaoMi Multi Purpose Computer Bag

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There are many goodies on Taobao/Tmall and recently I bought a good stuff that will be good for my travel: Backpack! Introducing XiaoMi Multi Purpose Computer Bag.

Bag Front

Bag Front

Bag Top

Bag Top with some leather on underside of handle.

Bag Zip

Bag Zip

Bag Right Side

Bag Right Side

Bag Left Side

Bag Left Side

Bag Back

Bag Back

Bag Front Compartment

Bag Front Compartment

Bag Front Compartment Filled

Bag Front Compartment Filled

Bag Middle Compartment

Bag Middle Compartment

Bag Middle Compartment Filled

Bag Middle Compartment Filled

Bag Laptop Compartment

Bag Laptop Compartment

Bag Left Side Closeup

Bag Left Side Closeup

Bag Left Side Filled

Bag Left Side Filled

Right empty

Bag Right Side Empty

Right Filled

Bag Right Side Filled

Bag Secret Compartment

Bag Secret Compartment

Bag Strap Organizer

Bag Strap Organizer

Bag Slotted

Bag Slotted Front

Bag Slotted Back

Bag Slotted Back

Bag Weight

Bag Weight (1.1KG unloaded.)

This is a very functional bag and it maintains a good shape even when empty. I have been using this bag whenever I am out and I will be bringing it on my trip. Material is solid. Price? RMB$199. (SG$44.97.) You can buy it from here.