Original source: onebag.comtravellerspoint.com

  • Address list and list of important contacts at Malaysia & the arrival destination
  • Backpack, suitcase, sports bag
  • Paper or Notebook
  • Passport (check validity!)
  • Pencils, Pens, etc.
  • Tickets and itinerary (airline, train, bus etc.)
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Business Cards

Finances

  • ATM card (Maestro or Cirrus logos on the back are most widely accepted)
  • Calculator or currency converter
  • Cash in the local currency of your arrival destination
  • Credit card (Visa or Mastercard are most widely accepted)
  • Money belt (You can’t be too safe in some places)
  • Sufficient Travellers’ cheques (and receipts for travellers’ cheques)

Clothes

  • 2 pair of Shoes
  • T-shirts
  • Jacket ( light )
  • Jeans
  • Jumper, sweater or fleece
  • Long or thermal underwear
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Pants or trousers
  • Sandals or selipar jepun, flip flops
  • Sarong
  • Sneakers
  • Socks – cotton is the worst sock fabric available
  • Singlets or Baju Pagoda
  • Underwear

 

Clothes Accessories

  • Cap
  • Cotton handkerchief or tissues
  • my computer glasess
  • Raincoat or poncho
  • Safety pins 
  • Sewing kit
  • Sunglasses
  • Ties
  • Toiletries
  • Anti-bacterial cream
  • Comb or brush
  • Cotton buds
  • Dental floss (also great for fixing things!)
  • Deodorant
  • Fingernail clippers
  • Hair products (gel, spray etc.)
  • Mirror
  • Moisturiser (face and body)
  • Razors
  • Talcum/baby powder – Useful against prickley heat, in shoes, on sticky zippers and more (Member’s tip)
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste

First Aid Kit

  • Band aids
  • Compression bandages
  • Diarrhoea tablets
  • Gazes
  • Insect and/or mosquito repellent
  • Iodine/hydrogen peroxide
  • Medicines/prescription Drugs (Member’s tip)
  • Motion sickness tablets
  • Paracetemol, Tylenol etc.
  • Replacement/rehydration salts sachets
  • Small scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Vitamin pills
  • Water purifying tablets
  • Yellow Fever certificate or International Certificate of Vaccination (Member’s tip)

Other Items

  • Toilet papers
  • whistle.. if you’re going to a country 
  • multipurpose tool, scissors
  • Backpack rain cover
  • Batteries
  • Books
  • Bottled water
  • Camera, film and batteries – Spare flash cards or memory for digital
  • Carbohydrate snacks
  • Chewing gum or mints – Especially if you are flying chewing something will help your ears
  • Combo or key locks
  • Compass & Islamic Qiblat Compass
  • Diary or organiser
  • Duct tape – Fixes everything! (Member’s tip)
  • Eating utensils
  • Electrical adapter and plug converter
  • Flashlight or torch – Don’t forget the batteries
  • Gifts are always appreciated while travelling (Member’s tip)
  • Guidebooks
  • Inflatable travel pillow
  • International driving license – If driving overseas, have your driving license translated
  • iPod, MP3 player, Discman etc. – Including music and batteries
  • Laptop
  • Laundry detergent
  • Maps (incl. small map of the world to show where you are from) (Member’s tip)
  • Mobile phone or SIM card
  • Passport photos
  • Phone card – Both for local and international calls
  • Photocopies of important documents in case they are stolen (Member’s tip)
  • Phrase books or dictionaries
  • Pillow or pillowcase to stuff with clothes
  • Plastic bags
  • Recharger for electrical items – Save some money on batteries
  • Resume and work references – Don’t forget these if you are planning to work while travelling
  • Swiss Army knife or Leatherman tool – Don’t keep in your carry on as it will be removed
  • Toilet paper (Member’s tip)
  • Towels, beach and otherwise – the quick drying versions are very handy!
  • Travel alarm clock
  • Universal sink plug – Squash ball can double as one (Member’s tip)
  • Watch
  • Wet wipes/Baby wipes – Handy for cleaning hands or washing yourself in absense of a shower (Member’s tip)
  • Ziplock bags – The freezer ones are usually the bes
  • Rubber door stop [for security]
  • inflatable travel pillow
  • rubber bands
  • comb
  • deodorant

15 USES FOR SAFETY PINS
Travel Tips and Hints

Safety Pin Travel Tip
http://www.hobotraveler.com/191_55_tip-safety-pins-01.shtml

1. SHEETS AND PILLOW CASE HELPER
– Hold the fitted sheets on the bed or not fitted sheets on the bed so
you do not wake up in the morning sleeping on something you do not like.
Note: If you wish to test the quality of a bed and room, look under the sheet
or take the pillowcase off to view what you will really be sleeping with or
on in your room.
– Hold the pillowcase on the pillow

2. DO NOT DISTURB SIGN ON DOOR
or MESSAGE BOARD
Use the safety pin as as tacks to hold messages on door or walls.
– Tell the maid to not enter or to enter and clean the room.
– Tell your new friends you are leaving, left, give them your email, say
you went to the beach.
– Post notes for your friends that coming on bulletin boards.
– Post wanted rooms to rent, wanted to crew on boats.
Safety pins are easier to buy than thumbtacks.

3. CURTAINS
Hold curtains open or closed.
The sun is blaring in your room, you have one small crack of sun light, take
the pins and use as a thumbtack on the sides and push into the wall.
– Hold the center of curtain closed.
– Hold the curtains open or up in the air to allow the curtains to be open.
– Sometimes the wind blow the curtains open all the time, you can
stop this with a safety pin.

4. THUMBTACKS
– Tack the curtains to the walls so there is no cracks.
– Cover little holes used by management or neighbors to look in your room.
– Hang up signs.

5. REPAIR
Keep a backpack closed when a zipper or snap breaks.
– Temporarily repair you backpack when the zipper breaks.

6. SEWING
Sewing, a safety pin can work as a needle and thread, however do not
depend on only one, use at least two to three.

7. TOWEL HANGER
– Hard to believe, however many rooms on the planet do not have hooks
or a way to hang your towel or wash cloth,  you need to be innovative.
Hang towel up on wall to dry or on curtains in the room.
– Wash Rag hang to dry.
– You are leaving later today, you have a wet towel. Pin your towel to the
side or top of your backpack to allow it to dry while it sits in storage or
some not so safe place. When the management moves your bag, 
the towel or wash rag will make the trip also.

8. DRYING CLOTHES 
Use as clothespin when you do not have them.
– Hang clothes in trees
– Hang clothes on curtains
– Hang clothes on wall with the large safety pin thumbtack.

9. WIRE MANAGEMENT
Keep your computer cord, telephone or other out of harms way.
I do not want to trip over my computer cord, pull it off a table.
I will use a safety pin and clip the wires to a curtain or the sheet
of the bed to keep the wire safe from me causing myself problems.

10. SECURITY AND LABELS IN AIRPORT
You can make a label and put on your bag, hide a label inside
the bag or pin a scarf on the black back you have that looks like
every other bag on the carousel. Note sometimes I tie something
on and as a way to slow the robbers down I also pin it below.

11. MOSQUITO NET HOLES
A mosquito net often has a hole, or a crack that allow the mosquitoes
to enter, if you have a safe pin you can repair the hole.
– You can use as a hook or tack the one corner of a 4 corner type
mosquito net to the walls.

12. CLOTHING ADJUSTMENTS
– Keep you pant legs closed, therefore mosquitoes cannot fly inside.
– Roll up your pants and pin permanently rolled therefore when walking
barefoot for hour the pants to not come unrolled.

13. PIN BAGS ONTO YOUR BACKPACK ORGANIZER
I have a device called a backpack organizer, I make them for myself
with the help of some of the worlds cheapest labor. I have small bags
that attach and can be moved that hold miscellaneous items.

Extra backpack security. While it isn’t fool proof, I like to use safety pins to secure the two zipper tabs for each section of my travel pack. Not only does this make it more difficult for the would be reach-in thief, but helps keep things from working their way loose when tossed in with other baggage on the bus.

 

14. REMOVAL OF THORNS
– Safer and easier to carry than needles.
– A need is hard to find, a safety pin can remove that sliver.

15. PROTECT FOOD IN GUEST KITCHEN FRIDGE
– Take your plastic bag and keep it closed so your neighbors do not
permanently borrow your food.
– Put a label on your bag when you do not have a black magic marker
or for some reason the bag is only black.
People grab what they can see, remove the temptation, slow down
them persons that think anything in the fridge is fair game.

16. TOUR GROUP LABEL
Many a tour group has their people labeled. Many a tour group is
disorganized. In China we may all look the same, you need to
be color coded and labeled correctly be assisted to get on the right bus
by a person that does not speak your language.

Note: 15 sounds better than 16… hehehe

Comfort has its place, but it seems rude to visit another country dressed as if you’ve come to mow its lawns.

David Sedaris

Original posting: onebag.com

The original blogger cited this dua from a book entitled “Amalan Kota Negara” written by Allahyarham Tuan Hj. Muhammad Salleh bin Abdul Karim , pressed 1978 Masehi/1398 Hijrah.

Original posting: alivewire.wordpress

The Prophet said, ‘Whoever recites surah al Waqiah at night would never encounter poverty’ [Ibn Sunni 620]

The Prophet said, ‘Surah al Waqiah is the Surah of Wealth, so recite it and teach it to your children’[Ibn Asakir]

Original posting: baraka.wordpress

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