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Jckc
post Sep 10 2018, 12:02 AM

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QUOTE(ConfusedWriter @ Sep 4 2018, 04:52 PM)
Thanks for the suggestion @touristking. smile.gif I probably won’t get it tho

Also, regarding vaccination, I’ve had the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccination once when I was little (when I was a year old I think). Do I still need to get another dose?
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The MMR is part of your childhood immunisation.
If you have completed 2 doses of MMR and has proven records, it shouldn't be a problem. Otherwise, I recommend getting tested for antibodies/have the booster dose anyways.
(You can do this at your GP)
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post Sep 10 2018, 12:03 AM

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QUOTE(ConfusedWriter @ Sep 4 2018, 02:37 PM)
Ah okay, thanks! smile.gif I’ll probably get it when I arrive in the UK but if I wanted to do it now, are there any places in Malaysia (Penang specifically) that offers the meningitis vaccine?
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Most private hospitals +/- clinics should be able to offer the vaccine. But I'm not sure myself.
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post Sep 10 2018, 02:08 PM

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QUOTE(Eurobeater @ Sep 9 2018, 10:08 PM)
Don't think there is much else. The passport and the results should do
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Ah okay, thanks! Also, how early in advance should I book my train tickets for this December? Will it be cheaper to buy two single tickets as opposed to one two-way ticket? The Virgin trains website seems down atm.

QUOTE(Jckc @ Sep 10 2018, 12:02 AM)
The MMR is part of your childhood immunisation.
If you have completed 2 doses of MMR and has proven records, it shouldn't be a problem. Otherwise, I recommend getting tested for antibodies/have the booster dose anyways.
(You can do this at your GP)
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QUOTE(Jckc @ Sep 10 2018, 12:03 AM)
Most private hospitals +/- clinics should be able to offer the vaccine. But I'm not sure myself.
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I’ve already gotten my meningitis vaccine last week. I currently have one dose of MMR but I’ll try asking my GP when I get to the UK about a second dose.

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post Sep 10 2018, 04:21 PM

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QUOTE(ConfusedWriter @ Sep 10 2018, 02:08 PM)
Ah okay, thanks! Also, how early in advance should I book my train tickets for this December? Will it be cheaper to buy two single tickets as opposed to one two-way ticket? The Virgin trains website seems down atm.
I’ve already gotten my meningitis vaccine last week. I currently have one dose of MMR but I’ll try asking my GP when I get to the UK about a second dose.
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For the train tickets, there shouldn't be any difference in buying the tickets as they are all sold on a per journey basis. The cheapest ones are the Advance Single tickets which should be available about a month or two before the journey starts.

For the website, you can also check out National Rail's website to book the tickets. http://www.nationalrail.co.uk

If this also cannot, can try the other train service operators website. The prices should all be the same. Here are a few
https://www.chilternrailways.co.uk
https://www.greateranglia.co.uk
https://www.tpexpress.co.uk
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post Sep 13 2018, 08:00 PM

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QUOTE(Eurobeater @ Sep 10 2018, 04:21 PM)
For the train tickets, there shouldn't be any difference in buying the tickets as they are all sold on a per journey basis. The cheapest ones are the Advance Single tickets which should be available about a month or two before the journey starts.

For the website, you can also check out National Rail's website to book the tickets. http://www.nationalrail.co.uk

If this also cannot, can try the other train service operators website. The prices should all be the same. Here are a few
https://www.chilternrailways.co.uk
https://www.greateranglia.co.uk
https://www.tpexpress.co.uk
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Ah okay, thanks for the links! smile.gif When I travel from York to Heathrow in Dec, I would have to change trains at least twice in London. Is it hard to navigate through the London Underground? I’m worried I won’t be able to find the train I’m supposed to board in time.

Thanks again in advance!
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post Sep 13 2018, 10:12 PM

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QUOTE(ConfusedWriter @ Sep 13 2018, 08:00 PM)
Ah okay, thanks for the links! smile.gif When I travel from York to Heathrow in Dec, I would have to change trains at least twice in London. Is it hard to navigate through the London Underground? I’m worried I won’t be able to find the train I’m supposed to board in time.

Thanks again in advance!
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London underground's tube is very frequent so you don't have to bother checking the time. Direction wise, download city mapper, or use Google maps, they are very accurate, including arrival time etc etc.

York to Heathrow? of course you change trains, one is train one is tube its different.

get ur rail card trust me, you save on tube as well.

for longer distance travelling (eg from London to york) , try Trainline, they have a surcharge for every booking you make but so much more convenient. or you could search for the best price on Trainline and then book through the individual train operators (eg. West midland, virgin East Coast to name a few).

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post Sep 18 2018, 11:55 AM

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QUOTE(eddydo @ Sep 13 2018, 10:12 PM)
London underground's tube is very frequent so you don't have to bother checking the time. Direction wise, download city mapper, or use Google maps, they are very accurate, including arrival time etc etc.

York to Heathrow? of course you change trains, one is train one is tube its different.

get ur rail card trust me, you save on tube as well.

for longer distance travelling (eg from London to york) , try Trainline, they have a surcharge for every booking you make but so much more convenient. or you could search for the best price on Trainline and then book through the individual train operators (eg. West midland, virgin East Coast to name a few).
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Ah noted, thanks so much for the reply! smile.gif
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post Sep 18 2018, 06:44 PM

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QUOTE(ConfusedWriter @ Sep 18 2018, 11:55 AM)
Ah noted, thanks so much for the reply! smile.gif
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Already in UK? My daughte flew in on Saturday and it was such a loooong queue at the border control, almost 3 hours to get through at Heathrow.
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post Sep 18 2018, 09:50 PM

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QUOTE(wiraone @ Sep 18 2018, 06:44 PM)
Already in UK? My daughte flew in on Saturday and it was such a loooong queue at the border control, almost 3 hours to get through at Heathrow.
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What airline? If she is at Terminal 4, expected a long queue biggrin.gif
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post Sep 20 2018, 03:06 AM

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QUOTE(wiraone @ Sep 18 2018, 06:44 PM)
Already in UK? My daughte flew in on Saturday and it was such a loooong queue at the border control, almost 3 hours to get through at Heathrow.
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QUOTE(Eurobeater @ Sep 18 2018, 09:50 PM)
What airline? If she is at Terminal 4, expected a long queue biggrin.gif
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Yea, I just arrived today. The queue wasn’t that long tbh, took about 15 minutes for me to pass through border control. I guess it’s because I flew on a weekday?
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post Sep 20 2018, 05:05 PM

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QUOTE(ConfusedWriter @ Sep 20 2018, 03:06 AM)
Yea, I just arrived today. The queue wasn’t that long tbh, took about 15 minutes for me to pass through border control. I guess it’s because I flew on a weekday?
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Are you sure that's Terminal 4 ?
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post Sep 20 2018, 08:18 PM

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QUOTE(zeng @ Sep 20 2018, 05:05 PM)
Are you sure that's Terminal 4 ?
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Maybe was a late night arrival? Even so also hard for me to believe it took just 15 mins to clear immigration lol biggrin.gif
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post Sep 21 2018, 02:38 AM

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QUOTE(zeng @ Sep 20 2018, 05:05 PM)
Are you sure that's Terminal 4 ?
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QUOTE(Eurobeater @ Sep 20 2018, 08:18 PM)
Maybe was a late night arrival? Even so also hard for me to believe it took just 15 mins to clear immigration lol biggrin.gif
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Yea it was Terminal 4, also wasn’t expecting to get through border control that quick lol Was expecting a much longer queue tbh

I took a late night flight from Penang and arrived in Heathrow at 9am.
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Yes, I came back to UK end of Aug at T4, I was the first one on the line. Two months ago, relative came to visit and took them more than two hours to clear the immigration. It is unpredictable.
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post Sep 22 2018, 01:09 AM

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Can get this for faster entry to the UK

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post Sep 22 2018, 02:14 AM

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QUOTE(mystalyzer @ Sep 21 2018, 06:09 PM)
Can get this for faster entry to the UK

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But this is expensive no? £70 for a year. I suppose if you want to skip the queue a bit, it may be worth it. But I think most students will not mind waiting an extra 30 mins to an hour if it means can save on that £70. biggrin.gif
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post Sep 22 2018, 04:34 PM

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QUOTE(Eurobeater @ Sep 22 2018, 02:14 AM)
But this is expensive no? £70 for a year. I suppose if you want to skip the queue a bit, it may be worth it. But I think most students will not mind waiting an extra 30 mins to an hour if it means can save on that £70. biggrin.gif
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only worthwhile for frequent travallers i suppose

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