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Posted by on Oct 31, 2010 in Travel | 0 comments

Travel Checklists

We’re counting down to our Thailand, Cha-Am trip, and it is only twelve more days to go!

Am really looking forward to this trip as it has been a rather hectic couple of months at work (as always), and especially so for the last couple of days. It would do me plenty of good to take the opportunity to recharge for the busy year ahead of us – house renovation, wedding, etc.

For every overseas trip, there is much to be prepared in order to truly enjoy the experience.
Below are my essential travel checklists before we head for our beach vacations!

Checklist #1 : Actions Required

  • Apply for annual leave from work
  • Book a cab to the airport
  • Buy travel insurance
  • Check that passport is not expired
  • Check if travel visa is required for destination country
  • Confirm reservations with the hotel/resort we’re staying in
  • Exchange currency for destination country
  • Give family members overseas contact no. of the hotel/resort we’re staying in
  • Go to Guan Yin Temple to ask for a safe and fruitful trip, and a safety amulet
  • Notify Singapore Armed Forces that I’ll be out of country for the duration of the trip

Checklist #2 : Gadgets and Essential Items

  • Passport
  • Keys
  • Wallet (with cash and credit cards)
  • Mobile phone (with cable/charger)
  • E-tickets for flights
  • E-vouchers for hotel/resort
  • Safety amulet
  • Basic medication, especially when I have Allergic Rhinitis
  • Lock for my luggage bag
  • iPod Touch (with cable/charger)
  • Canon G10 camera (with cable/charger)
  • Fujifilm Instax Mini 7 polaroid camera (with film)
  • Spectacles / Contact Lens

Checklist #3 : Toiletries

  • Comb
  • Face cleanser
  • Hair gel
  • Moisturizer
  • Contact lens case
  • Contact lens solution
  • Toothbrush (with toothpaste)
  • Shaver
  • Shampoo
  • Oil blotting sheets
  • Conditioner
  • Wet tissue
  • Sun block

Checklist #4 : Wearable Items

  • Clothes (with undies)
  • Sandals or slippers
  • Swim wear
  • Towel
  • Socks
  • Shades

Checklist #5 : Miscellaneous Good-To-Have Items

  • Nail clipper
  • Scissor or jack knife
  • Mosquito coil (with lighter)
  • Ziplock bags
  • Thermometer
  • Reading materials (novels/magazines)

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