We love to travel but there’s one thing that we hate – packing! Don’t worry, as seasoned travellers, we have put together a list of essentials and we do hope that this list will help make your trip a little more convenient.
#1 Travel Adapter
Without a travel adapter, you would probably be disconnected from the world because you will have nothing to charge your smartphones and powerbanks. Smartphone batteries these days won’t be able to last for 24 hours. You definitely need your smartphone to be at full charge before you leave your hotel. Don’t leave your house without this!
#2 Pen to fill in immigration documents
Whenever you travel to a new country, you have to fill in immigration documents. Bring a pen with you so that you won’t have to borrow one from your neighbour on the plane. P.S: There are 3 pages in the form which you need to fill.
#3 Slippers for wet weather
Don’t think about wearing your white shoes because you will regret your choice if you are caught in the rain! Bring slippers especially during the rainy seasons so that you won’t dirty your shoes.
Can you survive without your smartphone? I believe many of you can’t, including myself. Smartphones allow you to be connected to social media platforms as well as navigation apps such as Google Maps. All these will really aid in making your trip a more pleasant one!
#5 dtac Tourist SIM
I know roaming charges can be quite costly. Fret not when going to Thailand because you can easily get the dtac Tourist SIM with 7 days of unlimited internet for just 299 baht. If you are staying more than 7 days, they also have the option of 15 days for just 599 baht!
At Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), there’s even a Prepaid SIM Card Vending Machine where you can skip the long queues and get it with 3 easy steps “select ”“ register ”“ pay” in as little time as 1 minute.
- Select ”“ Select one of the 2 prepaid SIM cards by dtac ”“ Happy Tourist 299 baht and Happy Tourist 599 baht.
- Register ”“ Register SIM card simply by scanning passport right at the machine
- Pay ”“ Conveniently choose the preferred payment method — either credit card (Visa and MasterCard accepted) or cash in Thai baht. Change will be given.
dtac is open 24 hours at Survarbhumi Airport, Arrival Hall, Gate 7! At Don Mueang, dtac is open from 6am – 10pm.
#6 Rabbit Card
If you find that you will be using the BTS most of the time, it is recommended you get the rabbit card which is a stored value card. The queues at many popular stations are very long. Get a stored value card and just walk through the gate, skipping the queues at the top up machine.
It’s very hot in Thailand and especially in Bangkok, all year round. And the sun is strong too! Don’t forget to bring your sunglasses out. It will also work as a good accessory when taking photos too!
#8 Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellent
Get a mosquito repellent so that you can use it when dining outdoors. Also, sunscreen should be one of your best friends. Be sure to put it on if you are going to be outdoors for a long duration.
Take precaution! Bring along your medication in case you fall sick during the trip. At least, you won’t have to worry about traveling to the pharmacy to get your medicine when you are feeling so weak.
#10 Mobile Apps
Here are some of the mobile apps which I use during my trips to Bangkok / Thailand.
Translation: Thai Pro (Android Playstore) / Learn Thai (Apple iOS)
Transportation and Navigation: Google Maps, Uber and Grab
I hope that this list makes your trip to Bangkok / Thailand a more convenient one.
This post is brought to you in partnership with dtac.