Musings of Every Kiasu Singaporean When Packing for a Trip

Musings of Every Kiasu Singaporean When Packing for a Trip

The struggle of a 'kiasu' Singaporean is real... or is it?

We all have our own quirks and idiosyncrasies when we prepare for an overseas trip. For example, a friend of mine packs weeks, months even, in advance. Another packs his bags just 5 hours prior to his flight. And of course, we have different concerns and thoughts when doing our packing. See if you can identify with some of these kiasu thoughts below!

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1. “Are 5 sets of clothes plus 1 set of sleeping clothes enough for a 4D/3N trip ah?”

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2. “Must remember to pack all the medicines – charcoal pills, po chai pills, lozenges, water purification tablets, tiger balm, axe oil, normal panadol, flu panadol, extra-strength panadol… JUST IN CASE. ”

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3. “Oh yah, plastic bag and waterproof everything, JUST IN CASE it drops into the sea or it rains!”

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Although, granted it is a legit consideration, especially when you’re going on a cruise.

4. “Ah boy ah, go get me more NTUC plastic bags! JUST IN CASE we need to use them over there!”

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5. “Have I packed ALL my (portable) chargers?”

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6. “Oh and extra SD cards too! JUST IN CASE.”

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Because if your 32GB SD card runs out of space?

7. “Swimming costume! Not that we ever go to the hotel’s swimming pool, but y’know, JUST IN CASE.”

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8. “Eh, eh, must also pack in one extra duffel bag! JUST IN CASE we buy too much and have nowhere to put them!”

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9. “Jialat! Cannot close! EVERYONE come sit on it!”

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10. “Okay, so maybe I might have over-packed by a teeeeeeeeny little bit… Time to repack.”

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11. And finally, when all the dust has settled and the packing is done:

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Well, that’s that! How are your packing adventures and musings like? Let me know in the comments below! Meanwhile, I’m off to do some packing for my upcoming trip… next year!

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Rosxalynd Liu
Rosxalynd Liu

A book-lover who loves losing herself in fantasy and historical fiction, Rosxalynd is working towards her goal of viewing and unravelling the mysteries the world has to offer. On her month-long travels, she eats, sleeps, and lives like a local, whilst taking in the touristic sights her destinations have to offer. Having a terrible sense of direction allows her to experience many things off the beaten track.