Hol­i­day safety ti ps

If you’re hol­i­day­ing solo with your child, you may want to take these pre­cau­tions:

Young Parents (Singapore) - - RECIPE FOR BABY -

1 Use only small-de­nom­i­na­tion ban­knotes.

Large-de­nom­i­na­tion ones will only draw un­nec­es­sary at­ten­tion to your­self, and make you a tar­get for thieves and pick­pock­ets.

2 Have copies of your IC and travel doc­u­ments handy.

In­stead of pho­to­copy­ing these and car­ry­ing them around, scan them and e-mail the im­ages to your­self. That way, if you lose your ID, credit cards and travel doc­u­ments, you’ll still be able to prove your iden­tity. It’ll also make it eas­ier for you to re­place your pass­port, can­cel your cards and make a po­lice re­port.

3 Buy travel in­sur­ance, no mat­ter how tight your bud­get.

“My in­sur­ance com­pany re­ally came through for me when I was stuck in France,” Vic­to­ria says.

4 Have an emer­gency cash stash.

Hide the money in your bra, an old lip­stick tube, or se­cret pock­ets sewn into your jeans or top. If you get robbed, you’ll at least still have some cash on you.

5 Bring as lit­tle cash as pos­si­ble.

Pre­pay your ac­com­mo­da­tion and any tick­ets you need – for day tours, train rides, places of in­ter­est and the like – and use your credit card for meals and shop­ping.

6 Con­sider your din­ing op­tions.

Pick ho­tels with room ser­vice or those that are within short walk­ing dis­tance of places where you can buy food. In the event that you and your child get hun­gry at night, you don’t have to wan­der around dark streets look­ing for food.

7 Avoid crowded venues and events.

Don’t put your­self in a po­si­tion where you’re vul­ner­a­ble to pick­pock­ets.

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