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SG50 is just around the corner! As Singapore marks 50 years of independence this year, it is declared that 7 August 2015 (Friday) will be an additional Public Holiday for all of us.
Making use of the long weekend, there will be some people who will take this opportunity to enjoy a short getaway. Well if you do so, don’t forget to try and catch the NDP 2015 live on the internet, so make sure you have access to the internet.
Here, I would like to share some travelling tips when you’re overseas:
1. Do not leave your wallet at the back pocket of your jeans. It is very important to keep your wallet in your front pocket, especially a pocket that is secured with zip.
2. Scan all your travel documents and email them to yourself.
3. Photocopy your passport identification page, and airline tickets just in case you lost it.
4. Do not leave your stuffs unattended. Most of us have the habit of leaving their bags at their feet while using our phones or leave it on the chairs when we are at cafés or restaurants.
5. Keep your money rolled in a lip balm, just in case you’re being robbed and you still have some money to use.
6. Get a travel insurance! For a reasonable fee they will not only cover medical and dental emergencies, but also reimburse you for lost baggage, trip cancellations, or delays, rental car damage, and more.
7. Always bring some medications just in case you fall sick during your travel.
- Don’t use short cuts, narrow alleys or poorly lit streets.
- Avoid travelling alone at night.
- Do not discuss travel plans or other personal matters with strangers. Just remember that strangers in a foreign country has absolutely nothing to do with you.
- Avoid scam artists by being wary of strangers who approach you and offer to be your guide or sell you something at bargain prices. If you watch Scam City on tv, you will know what kind of tricks these people can play.
- If your possessions are lost or stolen, report the loss immediately to the local police. Keep a copy of the police report for insurance claims and as an explanation of what happened.