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Airport to Damai Beach, stopping at supermarket on the way..

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Airport to Damai Beach, stopping at supermarket on the way..

Our group of 2 adults and 4 teenagers will arrive at Kuching Airport in the mid aftertoon. We need to transfer to Damai Beach but want to stop at a supermarket for supplies on the way. What is the best way to do this?

If we get 2 taxis or a minivan can we just ask the driver to stop at a supermarket for 15 mins and leave someone in the taxi with the bags while we shop? How much extra do we pay for this? What do we do if they say no or want more money than we are willing to pay? Or should we arrange the hotel transfer as I am guessing they might be less willing to stop as we'd be spending less at the resort as a result of our shopping. We are going back to stay in Kuching for a few days later in the week and would rather avoid having to go into the city when we arrive as we will have been travelling all night and just want to get to Damai Beach to relax!

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1. Re: Airport to Damai Beach, stopping at supermarket on the way..

Get a mini van - much cheaper.

Buy a mini van coupon at the airport taxi counter.

Ask the driver to stop for a few minutes at a super market (after you leave the airport).

leave a couple of people in the van with your bags.

Give the driver a nice tip.

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2. Re: Airport to Damai Beach, stopping at supermarket on the way..

Thanks so much, this is exactly the information I was looking for. I wasn't sure if I needed to negotiate the stop at the supermarket before we got in. Cheers.

Elizabeth Town
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3. Re: Airport to Damai Beach, stopping at supermarket on the way..

The 1st tip is excellent advice. The only thing to be wary of is the time you are travelling to Damai, At the ned of the work day the traffic to damai is horendous, You can stuck in a very slow moving traffic jam, There are though plenty of shops not far from the airport on your way to your hotel, There is not much choice near Damai re shopping so it is a good idea to stock up, There is a small local restaurant just a short walk from the Damai Beach that sells snacks and drinks. there is also a little shop in the Damai that sells basic items - at a big mark up,

Bandar Seri...
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4. Re: Airport to Damai Beach, stopping at supermarket on the way..

Stop by the supermarket (known as Choice Ria) opposite the CAT MUSEUM. Even got KFC there. Well stock. Credit Cards accepted as well. Mid way between Airport and Damai.

Enjoy ur trip!

5. Re: Airport to Damai Beach, stopping at supermarket on the way..

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