Top 10 Ways to Travel Smarter and Safer in Singapore

1.While shopping in Singapore, you can ask retail stores to ship your purchased items directly to your native place. It will save you taxes and hassles of carrying loads of goods in your suitcase.

2.Roll your clothes instead of spreading them in a suitcase. It saves luggage space.

3.Get reward cards before flying and use all your air-miles earned on your credit or debit card purchases.

4.Rent an apartment or a bachelorís accommodation instead of renting a hotel, if you are on a long vacation.

5.Donít carry drugs in or out of Singapore, and keep an eye on your luggage at the public places and airports to prevent its misuse by someone. Drug offenses are penalized heavily with the government having zero tolerance for it. †

6.Donít give alms to beggars except to Buddhist monks passing by.

7.Use public transport and MRT instead of private taxis and use EZ-Link or NETS FlashPay cards to pay for public transport.

8.Take a walk rather than opting for taxis for short distances.

9.Donít stare at women, donít pass comments, and donít try to touch their body parts in any way. Singapore is very strict against ďoutrage of modestyĒ and it carries imprisonment for up to two years and penalty for such acts.

10.Check your passport. Singapore authorities require at least six months validity on your passport, even for travelers and transiting passengers.

11.Prevent against mosquito bites. Mosquito-borne illnesses such as dengue are quite common throughout the year. So, make sure you know about the preventive measures and donít delay medical treatment in case of fever etc.

12.Always go for travel insurance and read its papers carefully to know whatís covered in it and whatís not.

13.The world is as unsafe and as dangerous as your own neighborhood, so just be careful and observe common rules of safety, while traveling abroad.

14.Donít carry unnecessary stuff and keep your suitcases lighter.

15.Keep your sources of money separate. For example, travel checks and credit cards should be kept at different places and in different wallets and bags. †Most importantly, never keep them the way you keep it at home and donít keep all cards and travel checks with you; leave one at your hotel or apartment.

16.Though Singapore is a safe place, but as a general rule if you are travelling anywhere in the world, you should not keep your wallet in your back pocket. Have a light shoulder bag with you instead. You can also keep it in the inner pocket of your jacket or in your ďwrap around money beltsĒ.

17.Scan all your documents including identity proofs/visa/passport and travel related documents and keep it in your email or SkyDrive. In short go digital.

18.Donít trust strangers and donít accompany them to strange places. Check your hotel staff for local safety tips. †

19.Always get your travel insurance as the hospitalization costs may skyrocket in a foreign location.

20.Get yourself vaccinated according to the climatic conditions of your destination. You can also surf the net about the precautionary measures to be taken to protect your health.

21.Donít expose your valuables, jewelry, swollen wallet or expensive gadgets and cameras to the public. †

22.Donít try driving motorbikes, cars, beach scooters and flying machines if you havenít perfected it at your home.

23.Check for safety standards and certificates while trying a risky or adventurous sport such as scuba diving, aerial rope course or bungee jumping.

24.Donít use your credit card at the cybercafť. You are at risk of your vital details being stolen through smart software.

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