Sometimes, it’s cheaper to get your telco to extend your data roaming services than to pay for a SIM card abroad. Most local telcos such as M1, Singtel and Starhub have prepaid data roaming packages that range between $15 and $30. For example, M1’s Data Passport services can extend your existing data package in countries such as India, Greece, UK and more for as long as the subscription is active. Visit the providers’ websites to find out specific rates and terms.
NEXT: Watch Out for the Kids →
According to the Clements Worldwide expat insurance website, international kidnapping statistics are at “an estimated 100,000- plus kidnappings” as of 2014, and many of which happened to international travellers. Follow these tips from KidGuard.com to help keep your child safe while on holiday:
• Take a photograph of your child on each day of your travels. A picture of your child in the clothes he or she wore before being kidnapped can be easily shared or distributed in case of an emergency. Likewise, dress your kid in bright clothing so he or she is easier to spot in a crowd.
• Always point out a popular landmark or meeting place that is simple even for a young child to find. Explain to him or her to wait at this meeting point in case you get separated.
• Consider getting a holiday ID bracelet with your phone number and hotel name for your child. Buy these online at Stickerkid.sg for $10.
• Assure your child that it’s alright to scream and make noise if he or she feels threatened by a stranger as this may help scare off a possible kidnapper.
NEXT: How To Avoid Excess Baggage Fees →
No time to buy a luggage scale? Once you’re done packing, set the bag on your regular weighing scale at home to see if you’ve gone over the airline’s weight limit. Alternatively, ask airport staff to point you in the direction of the complimentary luggage-weighing stations, which are typically located close to the flight check-in counters.
NEXT: Protect Your Health →
Depending on where you’re travelling, vaccines can help protect you from serious diseases and illnesses. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a list of recommended vaccines based on the country and purpose of your travel. Alternatively, call 6643 6969 to make an appointment at any government polyclinic within SG’s SingHealth network to discuss or schedule your travel vaccines at an affordable rate.
NEXT: Book Flights for Less →
According to TheBrokeBackpacker.com, one of the easiest ways to travel for less is to keep an eye out for glitches in your price flights – commonly known as an “error fare”. But instead of stalking airline and travel websites, let Secret Flying or HolidayPirates do the hard work for you. Sign up for their e-newsletters or follow these brands on their social media platforms for up-to-date, dirtcheap fares.
NEXT: Get The Best Deals While Roaming →
Some text adapted from www.straitstimes.com and www.youngparents.com.sg
Additional Reporting: Sara Lyle Bow + Christopher Ong Ujine
More on The Finder:
Don’t miss out! Like our Facebook page for event updates and more.