Singapore to Helsinki i bid 203 Euro for business class upgrade, and my bid was declined. Though later i got option to buy upgrade for 3 business seats each at 398 Euro
I have previously succesfullly used OptionTown.com for SAS upgrades
Good article about upgrading is here
Even though the countries in comparison to western European countries are poor, it is really difficult finding a good nanny/babysitter.
The best way so far to find one was going to massage salons and asking if anybody wants extra job or their friends do. If it doesn’t work out, the trick is to ask for 4 hours per day – I usually started from 8AM till 12PM.
The Rates i have paid:
Chiang Mai 4 hours – 500 THB. (13 euros) (English speaking with University degree.
Live in Babysitter from Chiang Mai – 6 days a week, 10 hours a day with a lunch break when children sleep – 20.000 THB (513 Euros)
Hua Hin – 300 THB for 4 hours (No english at all. Good at cleaning)
Penang (Batu Feringhi) babysitter from Filipines – 4 hours – 40 MYR (9 Euros)
Bali there are few local babysitter conpanies, run by australian people, and they are good if you come for week or two and you need incall for few hours a day, but if you want to hire for a month or live in the cost goes to 800-1200 usd.
We have personally used kiidu service, and paid 100 for service and 400 usd for nanny
Indonesian (bali) people compared to malaysian and thai are eager to work and harworking. Even though i had babysitter hired, i have been offered 3 times in period of a week for babysitter services, so i could say that finding babysitter in Bali is really easy
My Little Nomads – shortly about main South East Asia destinations with Kids
Australian (Sharon) family with 2 kids
8 Miles from Home – couple from UK with a dog. Watching their videos is a must 🙂 before travelling to any destination