Editorial

18
Jun

15 Must-Have Travel Apps In Malaysia For A Truly Local Experience

For many of us, traveling can be fun, relaxing and even life-changing, all at once. But it can also be downright scary when your dream vacation ends up a disorganized mess just because you weren’t prepared enough. Ever wonder why apps like Airbnb and TripAdvisor are so relied upon and popular among the globetrotting community? Travelling to a foreign land

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16
Jun

Hidden Kuala Lumpur: 16 Of The City’s Lesser Known Delights

As locals (or non-locals) in Kuala Lumpur, the bustling heartbeat of Malaysia, most of us have done our Google searches when approaching long weekends or holiday seasons: “What are the best things to do in KL?” Type, hit enter, give it a sec’… Surely, there’s no end to wondrous sights and exciting activities to be discovered! Okay, so reality bites:

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12
Jun

12 Hidden Gems For Relaxing Getaways Near Kuala Lumpur

After a long and tiring work week, it’s normal to crave for a relaxing weekend getaway or short trip away from KL city, but the cost of flight tickets and accommodations can break the bank easily. The solution? A relaxing budget staycation less than 2 hours away from Kuala Lumpur, so not only do you get to save money, you

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6
Jun

11 Perfect Getaways For the Hari Raya Holiday – 2018 Edition

With Hari Raya Aidilfitri around the corner on 15 to 16 June, many Malaysians, both Muslims and non-Muslims, will be celebrating the festivities by planning week-long getaways to exciting destinations nearby. In view of the upcoming holidays, we’ve put together a list of some of the most spectacular, breathtaking and yet surprisingly under-the-radar Southeast Asian destinations to consider for your

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5
Jun

Smart Currency Exchange Tips for the Crazy Bargain Hunter

Are you a hardcore deal hunter? No matter where your favourite money changer is, you’re prepared to travel there, even if it’s located on the other side of the town? The hassles of driving, traffic jams, finding parking, and queuing up at popular money changer facilities can easily consume hours of your precious time, but it’s all worth it in

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5
Feb

Travel Bloggers You Should Be Following in 2018: Singapore Edition!

Travelling is the one thing that will never go out of fashion – you’ll run out of money long before you run out of places to visit, sights to see. At CurrenSeek, we believe in helping travellers to pursue their passion for travelling – by helping them save as much as they can on their travels! Previously, we’ve compiled a

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10
Nov

Malaysia’s Emerging Personal Finance Bloggers on Ringgit, Savings & More!

Everyone loves talking about money, but how many people love talking about money in truly meaningful ways? I’m talking about the majority of us who should be schooled more on how to be responsible bearers of ‘currency’ (or ‘Ringgit’, in my local language). Those of us who don’t need more tips on how to spend it on our tenth pair

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22
Apr

New Travellers, Here’s How To Read Currency Exchange Display Board

Most travellers often find converting their local currency into foreign currency to be a daunting process. That’s because not only do you need a good pair of walking shoes to walk from one currency exchange outlet to another, you also need to keep track of the different rates for comparison so that you don’t end up paying more AND know

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29
Mar

Infographic – 5 steps for making currency exchange a breeze in Kuala Lumpur

For all you savvy travellers out there wishing to get the best exchange rates, here are detailed guidelines on how to use the CurrenSeek app to find the cheapest money changers in just a matter of few seconds. We’ve developed step-by-step pointers for you to find the best money changers around you. Plus do let us know if you’d like to see any

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6
Mar

Get Rewarded For Exchanging Currency With Malaysian Money Changers!

Have you been keeping up with CurrenSeek’s latest updates? It’s time to do so because we have great news for you! We’ve teamed up with several INCREDIBLE partners to get the best for all our loyal users. For a limited time, CurrenSeek will be giving out rewards to those who book their currencies with our app. What are the rewards

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27
Feb

Travel Smart With GetDoc!

In the previous part of this article, you read how newbie traveller Jeremy made use of CurrenSeek app to easily plan the foreign currency bit for his overseas trip. In this second part, you will find out how he planned other important travel planning stuff such as health. Yes, apart from your hotel and tickets and itinerary, you need to

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27
Feb

Japan’s Cherry Blossom Festival 2017 – An Insider’s Guide

It’s that time of the year again for Japan to celebrate its yearly cherry blossom festivals. Better known as Hanami in Japanese, which literally translates to “viewing flowers”, people gather under blooming cherry blossoms for food, drinks, entertainment, and of course to experience the dazzling beauty of the cherry blossoms. Here’s your guide to the perfect cherry blossom festival experience:

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13
Feb

Best Places To Visit In Malaysia According To Malaysian Travel Bloggers

Malaysia is the ultimate travel destination, overflowing with cultural diversity matched only by its phenomenal natural landscapes. Yes, that’s a pretty big claim, but we’ve got credible sources to back this up. By that, we mean we’ve gathered the scoop from people who’ve gotten their feet wet and their hands dirty. We’re talking about serious globe-trekkers and travel aficionados who

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9
Feb

FinTech Startups in Malaysia to Watch in 2017

The 21st century has brought about many digital enhancements, and the financial and banking industries have reaped the benefits accordingly, with technology serving as a crucial element in how transactions occur today. Malaysia is no exception, with many fintech start-ups slowly but surely gaining momentum nationwide. Here are several you should definitely keep an eye out for in 2017, and

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23
Jan

CurrenSeek Unites Money Changers & Major Travel Players In a Single Currency Exchange Booking Platform

KUALA LUMPUR, January 23, 2016 – Known to empower travellers with the ability to locate, compare, rate and review competitive currency exchange rates around them, CurrenSeek’s latest major platform update also benefits licensed money changers by making their brand visible online beyond their physical shop front to over thousands of iOS and Android mobile app users and enabling direct currency exchange

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17
Sep

Top 7 Travel Destinations with Favourable Exchange Rates

The Malaysian ringgit has been falling since the end of 2014 and took a sharp dip in 2015. However, thankfully, the ringgit has been somewhat stabilising in 2016. Though the ringgit is still weak, it shouldn’t stop Malaysians from taking a well-deserved vacation to other countries. To stretch your travel dollar (or rather ringgit), here are 7 travel destinations that

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30
Jun

Our CurrenSeek iOS App Is Now Out To Make Currency Exchange Work For Everybody!

KUALA LUMPUR, June 30, 2016 – Since we launched our app, which connects travellers trying to locate and compare currency exchange rates around them with money changers offering them competitive rates, there’s been a surge of demand for the iOS follow up. We’ve heard you and we’re glad to announce: CurrenSeek is now available on the App Store for all

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19
Jun

Malaysia Top Travel Agencies To Check Out For The Holiday Of Your Life

In an age where pretty much everything can be done online, many of us tend to take matters into our own hands, even when it comes to making travel arrangements. But let’s face it, no matter how resourceful you may be at trip planning (DIY-style), good travel agencies will always be more reliable than your search engine. Planning a trip

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6
Jun

Top Malaysian Airbnb Super Hosts You Want To Stay With

These days, when travellers plan their trips, they almost always choose Airbnb as a resource, and for good reason too. Designed to be easy-to-use with a solid community-based approach, there’s much to like about this welcoming alternative to traditional accommodation. Staying at a person’s home allows travellers to trade in the cookie-cutter hotel experience for something more unique and catered

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15
Mar

CurrenSeek in Singapore: What Startups Should Expect At Startupbootcamp Fintech Selection Days

I was sharing with a fellow peer at Startupbootcamp Fintech Singapore’s Selection Days my thoughts on our journey. Let me use a metaphor to describe it clearly. If you’ve ever travelled to a new country, you’d know what it’s like to become navigationally challenged. From finding your way around MRT stations to making sure you get off the right bus

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15
Jan

Got Wanderlust? You Need To Know These 9 Travel Bloggers In Malaysia!

Our passion at CurrenSeek is to make travelling the world over more cost-efficient and therefore way more enjoyable. To steal the famous quote from Malaysia’s biggest travel enabler, AirAsia, we would like to rephrase our mission as: “Now everyone can travel savvy!” Where would we be without the means to explore the world, not to mention the access to all

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20
Dec

Stretch Your Holiday Budget Despite The Weakening Ringgit

Bitten by the wanderlust bug? With the value of the ringgit plummeting fast and the cost of living steadily rising, many of us may be rethinking our travelling plans. Keyboard warriors have all but taken to social media channels to express their disappointment with the depreciating value of our currency, but there is a faster way to get more bang

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20
Dec

The insider’s secret about currency exchange that you must know!

In our previous blog, we shared about our trip to Krabi and how it opened our eyes to the staggering disparity that exists in the foreign exchange market. In this post, we want to share about another actual experience­ during a trip to Mexico City in September 2014 while searching for the best currency exchange houses at the Benito Juárez International Airport.

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19
Dec

How CurrenSeek can save you up to 200% on currency exchange

We claim that CurrenSeek is the only app that can save up to 200% of your holiday cash. Sounds unbelievable, right? Well, this is based on an actual experience – a trip we took to Krabi in April 2014. Maybe it’s changed now, but Krabi airport was small with only one currency exchange store at the time, and a long queue.

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