I received a cheque from the insurance company today, for the spoilt luggage handles which I was claiming for. A total of $67.20 cheque compared to the original amount claimed $168. They less 20% for depreciation over 2 years, another 20% off for no receipt, and another 20% for no report made to the Airline (TIGER AIRWAYS).
So, one third of the sum I am compensated for. Not bad, considering each handle is going to cost me only $5 each from repairs. I believe in buying travel insurance.