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Singapore What to Pack: 67 reviews and 26 photos


Luggage and bags: Come every June/ July, there is a giant sale across the country. Many shops offer hige discount for their wares but the real bargains are actually found outside of Orchard Road. Try shopping at the Marina Bay Area instead ...

Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Forget about wearing your old sundress and socks with sandals all the time. The locals here are quite well-dressed albeit on the casual side. Lots of places over here are also notoriously over "air-conditioned " ( yes, even on public buses ) .

Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Singapore is clean to the point of being sterile. No need to worry about topical diseases save the ever present mosquito in places where there is dense vegetation ( parks, beaches, etc )

Photo Equipment: Buy all your camera equipment here. Try the shops at Far East Plaza. I learnt a major lesson - tried to purchase a Sony memory stick in Norway only to find out it was triple the price over there!

Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Beach - No nudity allowed. A Jap chef was once arrested for bathing in the buff.

Miscellaneous: Plastic - most major credit cards are accepted here. The island is also littered with lots of atms even at odd places like hdb shops. all atms have the cirrus facility so you won't have to hunt around.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 19, 2004
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