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What to pack for a trip to Singapore

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My Packing list for Singapore

With my trip to Singapore less than a week away, it’s time to start thinking about what to pack. When I start thinking about what to pack for a trip I first look at the weather. This gives me an idea of what kind of weather I’ll be contending with during my trip. Singapore is only about 1-degree north of the equator (80ish miles), so its going to be warm. It looks like temperatures hover near 90 and there is a chance of rain most days this time of year, quite like Tampa, so I will feel right at home. Food is a top priority for this trip and I will be checking out a couple of Singapore’s fine dining options, so I’ll have to keep that in mind when deciding what to pack.

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What to pack?

I wrote a post not too long ago about 5 travel essentials. The five items I don’t travel without the list included my camera, MacBook, and my mophie external battery. I recently got a new mophie with a bigger capacity because my other one was stolen out of my truck. Below is the rest of my packing list for Singapore.

  1. Swim Trunks – Hopefully I’ll have a chance to enjoy the Conrad’s pool during my stay. I’ll take a couple pairs of trunks.
    Conrad Centennial Singapore Pool

    Conrad Centennial Singapore Pool

  2. Shorts – Since the weather is hot I’ll need a few pairs of shorts so I can stay cool while I’m sightseeing. I may also try and get a couple workouts in while I’m there.
  3. T-shirts – I have a few Lululemon shirts that are great for working out in, but also great for keeping cool in the heat.
  4. Long pants and some button downs for nice dinners
  5. Travel clothes – I typically wear jeans or other long pants and a polo when flying. For the transpacific flights I’ll bring some of the Pajamas I’ve gotten on the other long haul flights from this year to stay comfortable.
    Etihad Pajamas

    Etihad Pajamas

  6. Comfortable shoes – when exploring a new city comfortable shoes are essential. When Mal and I were in Paris we walked 20 miles in one day exploring the city. This year I have been rocking tan Reebok crossfit high tops they are really comfortable!
  7. Underwear and socks – We recently tried out MeUndies, and we are hooked! They come out with a new design each month in a number of different styles. Try them out and get 20% off!
  8. GoPro – Having a GoPro with you is always a good idea when traveling. You never know when you might have the chance to do something extreme or underwater!
    My GoPro

    My GoPro

  9. Rain Jacket – Looking at Hong Kong’s weather there is an 80% chance of rain every day for the next 10 days, so I should probably bring a rain jacket
  10. A couple books – The flight from LAX to HKG is more than 15 hours long and while I’ll sleep for a good part of that I’ll still have a lot of time to kill during the flights. I’ve been reading the 4 hour work week, but also have the new Harry Potter and The Girl on the Train on my to read list.
    4-Hour Workweek By Timothy Ferriss

    4-Hour Workweek By Timothy Ferriss

  11. Contact solution/case, toothbrush, and toothpaste

I should be able to fit all of this in my small carry on so I won’t have to worry about checking any bags. I may make a packing tips video to go with this post and show you how I’m able to fit 10 days’ worth of clothes in a small carry-on bag. Something to note is chewing gum is illegal in Singapore, so be sure you don’t have any in your luggage! Here is a list of some other weird things that are illegal in Singapore.


I’m considering trying some vlogging during this trip. If you have any vlog pointers or tips let me know in the comments! Have I forgot anything on my what to pack list? Let me know in the Comments!


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