A Singaporean’s perspective
- As a Singaporean, my red passport is very strong. I can easily travel to many countries without having to apply for a visa (in fact, I’m not entirely sure how visas work). I hardly face any problems at immigration gates too.
- Being able to understand and speak English is such a privilege and useful skill that brings us far across many national borders.
- Public transport in Singapore is really efficient & reliable, something I’ve grown really appreciative of!
- Everyone has their own travelling style. None is better than any. Travel far, travel near, travel luxurious, travel budget, travel fast, travel slow, just travel the way you want!
- Cheap is a relative concept. How cheap something is, is relative to one’s purchasing power, budget, consumer habits, and how much one values a product or service.
- There is no perfect backpack. Each backpack has its own features and cost. If you plan to be a backpacker, just get a bag that suits your needs.
- What you pack depends on your comfort level, style, and personal needs. Packing light is not a “standard” everyone needs to strive for.
- If you want to wear a different outfit every day, you will bring more clothes.
- Women typically need to pack more than men, such as bras and period products. Even the smallest size take up space and weight.
- Your body size affects how compact your clothing can be.
- If you have any medical conditions, then you must bring medication, which can result in a bulky medication pouch.
- Some people have comfort items, like a soft toy they hug to sleep, and there’s nothing wrong with bringing that along.
- (Continuing from the previous point) Pack what u want, but make sure you’re able to bring or carry your luggage around wherever you’re going.
- There is always a solution to every problem. It helps to be flexible and creative! What matters next is whether one is willing and able to do it. If a solution is “too hard”, “too troublesome”, or “too costly”, try to find an alternative one.
- Being adaptable can bring you comfort in different ways, be it adapting to different cultures, accommodations, traffic rules, or food. Learning to adapt as I go has made me a less rigid-minded person!
Thank you for reading!