Our Ringgit Value is so small!!! Although its getting stronger looking at the exchange rate, still feel the pinch when you travel to countries like Australia, US, Europe, UK.
RM1 for USD 3.20
RM1 for AUD 3.01
RM1 for EU 4.30
Check daily rates with : http://www.wawasanmoneychanger.com.my/
Based on all those currency, looking for a decent place to stay in Melbourne, even a backpackers double room cost AUD110 means RM331 + – based on www.yha.com.au
Anyway, after thorough search using the ever useful Tripod Advisor, I’ve shortlisted 2 hotels for my stay, which is really near to shopping boutiques, china town within walking distance and at the city centre!
Choice (A): Ranked 98th over 208 hotels in Melbourne, listed in Tripod Advisor.
Mercure Welcome Hotel @ Little Bourke Street
Rates: AUD150 Per Room Night (Approx. RM450)
Choice (B): Ranked 12th over 208 hotels in Melbourne, listed in Tripod Advisor.
Causeway 353 Hotel @ Little Collins Street
Rates: AUD 172 Per Room Night (Approx RM516)
Due to more recommendations and good comments on Causeway 353, finally we chose this hotel, eventhough it is a lil’ bit expensive.
By the way the hotel has spa bathtub in most of its room, and the hotel is still Ne..eeeeew!