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1. Posted by sooka (Budding Member 13 posts) 11y

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Hi , im traveling to uk in jan 06 with a 3 week stop over in SE asia to backpack around so i don't want to take my laptop over there as it might get stolen ,lost or what ever.

Wanted some tips on how to send it over there?

oh and have a cousin in london to send it to before i get there.


2. Posted by sooka (Budding Member 13 posts) 11y

forgot i live in canberra.

3. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

There's two things you can do. One is obviously to send it (by some kind of insured registered mail), the other is to store it in a security locker at Bangkok airport (provided you're flying in and out of the same airport). When I travelled around Thailand in 2000, I had a bag in the locker (or was it storage room??? - sorry, can't remember for sure) for nearly 3 weeks. Can't remember what it cost but it didn't break the budget obviously or else I would have!

Not sure what it would cost to send it. Oh, and send it airmail, not sea!

4. Posted by sooka (Budding Member 13 posts) 11y

Thanks sam i've checked out the registered mail option so i know how much its going to be now and also went to changi (singapore) airport website to look for storage info but couldn't find any. Also put a thread up on the asia forum so maybe some one might know something there. Was thinking to that maybe they wouldn't have lockers in airports anymore cause it would be a nice place for people to put bombs in.

5. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

That's a fair point, I have heard about airports (and schools for example) removing lockers for such reasons. Then again, Singapore airport has everything, so if any airport has it, they will!

Had a bit of a browse on their site and found this:

Quoting "Changi airport website"

Left Baggage

You can have your luggage looked after, if you need to leave the Airport. This service is available 24 hours.
For enquires, please email :

You can contact the personnel at the 24-hour service counter at Tel : 6214 0628 (Terminal 1, Basement West #B21-62) and Tel : 6214 1683 (Terminal 2, Arrival Meeting Hall North #016-024).

This service is also available 24 hours daily inside both the Departure/Transit Lounge in Terminal 1 (Departure/Transit Lounge East #021-19Tel : 6214 0318) and in Terminal 2 (Departure/Transit Lounge South #026-068Tel : 6214 0448).

[ Edit: Link updated as buggering up layout... ]

6. Posted by sooka (Budding Member 13 posts) 11y

Thanks just sent a email to the baggage people will let you know the outcome.

Are you from norway ? cause a one of the dj's on my fav radio station just went over there for the Oya Festival it sounded like a wicked festival the way she was talking it up , do you know about it?

7. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Wow, my quote is seriously bugging up the layout. Will fix that up...

Not from Norway but living in Oslo. Got hitched last year to a woman from Norway so that's my excuse for living in such a cold country :)

Oya festival is very big, one of the biggest ones. Very good indeed! Norwegians love festivals (Scandinavians in general I think), but naturally only in the summer!

8. Posted by sooka (Budding Member 13 posts) 11y

Cool will have to check out some scandinavian festivals when i get over that way next year.

9. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Drop me a line when you're nearby and we'll see if beers can be had somewhere :)



10. Posted by majito (Respected Member 442 posts) 11y

Hi Sooka,

DHL freight can do it for about $250 fully insured for about $2,500. This is a door to door service. Customs duty (if applicable) is the repsonsibilty of the receiver. I'm not sure if your postcode so it could be more, it could be less.

Otherwise storage at Changi could be the cheaper option.

Happy Travels