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General advice when overseas.

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  1. bullseye

    bullseye Alfrescian Old Timer

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    When you check into a hotel , make sure you make a note of where the emergency exits are on your floor. During a fire when there is lots of smoke, it could be very difficult to locate these exits if you didnt already have a prior mental picture of their locations. You could suffocate from smoke inhalation or even be burnt to death if you couldnt make it to these exits in time.
     
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    住酒店的守则, 世界通用.

    a. 住酒店一定不住走廊尾的房. 酒店不是永远都客满, 当没客满的时候,酒店会由电梯大堂开始一路将房间分配出去, 这样做的原因是将住客集中, 方便清洁和收拾房间房等等. 所以相对来说,走廊尾的房间人气会较少,容易招惹些肮脏东西.

    b. 入到房不要将些柜筒打开. 好多人好喜欢一入到房就将柜筒打开,看下有些什么东西这样其实好容易「迫」些肮脏东西出来....鬼都怕人, 如果间房真是有鬼,要留一些地方给他们藏匿...

    c.睡觉最好开着一盏灯. 好简单, 给回少少「阳气」间房...

    d.见到间房有圣经, 不用害怕. 但是如果看到本圣经打开了, 就要换房,房间有圣经有可能是因为宗教信仰问题, 未必是同鬼魂有关. 但是如果本圣经已经打开了, 就表示间房不干净.因为打开的并不是随便的一篇经文,会是一篇驱鬼的经文, 所以最好换房. 如果真是迫不得已要住,记住不要以为很有手尾地把本圣经合起来!

    e.假如一入到去就发觉好不舒服, 最好换房.

    f.假如有些好夸张的事情发生, 例如张床震, 电视/电灯自己开关,抽屉自己打开等等,不要想宁愿转酒店都不要住因为可能你已经不经意得罪了「他」....

    g.就是当你要进入你的房间时,在你开门之前,必先敲门。就算你的房间没什么,这个动作也不难,更加不会为你带来麻烦。如果你房间有东西的,先敲门,告示你现在回来了,请‘它们’回避一下。当你第一次进去的时候,还要在房里对着空气说,你在这里会住多久,请它们在这段期间回避一下,有怪莫怪。

    希望以上的资料可以帮助大家住酒店住得安心, 住得安全.
     
  3. Raiders

    Raiders Alfrescian (InfP) + Mod Old Timer

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    I have always carry this when I travel :D
    Easy to bring, compact. I bring along a small and powerful torchlight as well.
     

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    Raiders Alfrescian (InfP) + Mod Old Timer

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    My travelling partners normally have the habits of taking photographs of the locals without asking for permission. Singaporeans in particular loves doing that. Personally, i find it very offending when strangers starts taking pictures of me without my permission.


    What to Learn About Before You Go

    Local Laws and Customs


    When you leave the your own country, you are subject to the laws of the country you are visiting. Therefore, before you go, learn as much as you can about the local laws and customs of the places you plan to visit. Good resources are your library, your travel agent, and the embassies, consulates or tourist bureaus of the countries you will visit. In addition, keep track of what is being reported in the media about recent developments in those countries.

    Things to Arrange Before You Go

    Your Itinerary


    As much as possible, plan to stay in larger hotels that have more elaborate security. Safety experts recommend booking a room from the second to seventh floors above ground level – high enough to deter easy entry from outside, but low enough for fire equipment to reach.

    When there is a choice of airport or airline, ask your travel agent about comparative safety records.

    Legal Documents

    Have your affairs in order at home. If you leave a current will, insurance documents, and power of attorney with your family or a friend, you can feel secure about traveling and will be prepared for any emergency that may arise while you are away. If you have minor children, consider making guardianship arrangements for them.

    Register your travel

    Its simple. Just visit the MFA website. https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg/eregisterportal/common/preLoginEregisterView.action

    Credit

    Make a note of the credit limit on each credit card that you bring, and avoid charging over that limit while traveling. Ask your credit card company how to report the loss of your card from abroad. 1-800 numbers do not work from abroad, but your company should have a number that you can call while you are overseas.

    Insurance

    Find out if your personal property insurance covers you for loss or theft abroad. Also, check on whether your health insurance covers you abroad. Consider purchasing a policy designed for travelers, and covering short-term health and emergency assistance, as well as medical evacuation in the event of an accident or serious illness.

    Precautions to Take While Traveling

    Safety on the Street

    Use the same common sense traveling overseas that you would at home. Be especially cautious in (or avoid) areas where you may be more easily victimized. These include crowded subways, train stations, elevators, tourist sites, market places, festivals and crime-ridden neighborhoods.

    Don't use short cuts, narrow alleys or poorly lit streets.

    Try not to travel alone at night.

    Avoid public demonstrations and other civil disturbances.

    Keep a low profile and avoid loud conversations or arguments.

    Do not discuss travel plans or other personal matters with strangers.

    Avoid scam artists by being wary of strangers who approach you and offer to be your guide or sell you something at bargain prices.

    Beware of pickpockets. They often have an accomplice who will:
    jostle you, ask you for directions or the time, point to something spilled on your clothing or distract you by creating a disturbance.

    Beware of groups of vagrant children who could create a distraction to pick your pocket.

    Wear the shoulder strap of your bag across your chest and walk with the bag away from the curb to avoid drive-by purse-snatchers.

    Try to seem purposeful when you move about. Even if you are lost, act as if you know where you are going. Try to ask for directions only from individuals in authority.

    Know how to use a pay telephone and have the proper change or token on hand.

    Learn a few phrases in the local language or have them handy in written form so that you can signal your need for police or medical help.

    Make a note of emergency telephone numbers you may need: police, fire, your hotel, and the nearest Singapore embassy or consulate.

    If you are confronted, don't fight back -- give up your valuables.

    Safety in Your Hotel

    Keep your hotel door locked at all times. Meet visitors in the lobby.

    Do not leave money and other valuables in your hotel room while you are out. Use the hotel safe.

    If you are out late at night, let someone know when you expect to return.

    If you are alone, do not get on an elevator if there is a suspicious-looking person inside.

    Read the fire safety instructions in your hotel room. Know how to report a fire, and be sure you know where the nearest fire exits and alternate exits are located. (Count the doors between your room and the nearest exit; this could be a lifesaver if you have to crawl through a smoke-filled corridor.)
    Safety on Public Transportation

    If a country has a pattern of tourists being targeted by criminals on public transport, that information is mentioned in each country’s Country Specific Information in the section about crime.

    Taxis

    Only take taxis clearly identified with official markings. Beware of unmarked cabs.

    Trains

    Well-organized, systematic robbery of passengers on trains along popular tourist routes is a problem. It is more common at night and especially on overnight trains.

    If you see your way being blocked by a stranger and another person is very close to you from behind, move away. This can happen in the corridor of the train or on the platform or station.

    Do not accept food or drink from strangers. Criminals have been known to drug food or drink offered to passengers. Criminals may also spray sleeping gas in train compartments. Where possible, lock your compartment. If it cannot be locked securely, take turns sleeping in shifts with your traveling companions. If that is not possible, stay awake. If you must sleep unprotected, tie down your luggage and secure your valuables to the extent possible.

    Do not be afraid to alert authorities if you feel threatened in any way. Extra police are often assigned to ride trains on routes where crime is a serious problem.

    Buses

    The same type of criminal activity found on trains can be found on public buses on popular tourist routes. For example, tourists have been drugged and robbed while sleeping on buses or in bus stations. In some countries, whole busloads of passengers have been held up and robbed by gangs of bandits.
     
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    bullseye Alfrescian Old Timer

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    This package is not for criminal activities i hope.

     
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    Before leaving Singapore read up all and once reach there all forget liao :D
     
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    For criminal activities, you need this :D

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    To buy your way to the EXIT.
     
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    What if the hotel collapse like hotel new world?

    How do you run?
     
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    bullseye Alfrescian Old Timer

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    Hotel collapsing is possible but not very probable unless you are in an earthquake prone area. There are some precautions that you can take. I'll try and see if I can get the material to post here.
     
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    Bro if that is the case than Do your last prayer :D
     
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    bullseye Alfrescian Old Timer

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    If you are travelling to an earthquake prone area and would like to take some precautions :

    1. Again be familiar with the hotel's escape exits

    2. Have your valuables and travel documents by your bedside

    3. Have a handy kit containing useful items such as light snacks , water and a torchlight nearby too.

    4. Have appropriate clothes and footwear within easy reach too.

    5. Draw the curtains closed to prevent injury due to glass shattering.

    Feel free to add to this list because I am sure it is not exhaustive.
     
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    Bro, this one must jump building, Where got chance to run??
     
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    For those who are pang tang, always knock your room door 3 times b4 you enter. Indirectly telling the "others" you are coming in.
     
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    Nvm, can login using hotel WIFI to recap anytime.
     
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    After check in
    V impt: find the nearest massage joint and find out their prices and FR on them. :D
     
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    LOL Bro thats quite true:D
     
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    Whats that for??? Cover your face when you get caught for calling chicken? :D
     
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    In case the earthquake happens while you are there :

    1. Keep calm and take cover under a desk or table

    2. Stay away from windows, shelves, walls and any other furniture or fixtures that could fall on you and hurt you eg overhead lights.

    3. Do not use candles, matches or lighters because there could be gas leaks

    4. If outdoors stay away from overhead cables, advertisment signs, trees and anything that could fall on and hurt you.

    5. Do not touch electrical wires for any reason.
     

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