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1. Posted by huishan (Full Member 96 posts) 9y

Hellohhhhh to all.

  • waves hand from sunny island*

Im going to travel soon, so what do you guys think, the important numbers I should have with me?

Just wanna cross check with you guys, I have already got myself halfway prepared.

2. Posted by ikey (Full Member 172 posts) 9y

huh?

3. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Ikey, I believe huishan means important telephone numbers.

Some of the important ones I could think of now (in random order):

  • High commission/embassy/consulate of your country in the countries you'll be visiting
  • Local offices and global headquarters of the airlines you're flying with
  • Local emergency numbers (999, 112, 000, 911, etc.)
  • Local branch (if any) and home branch of your bank
  • Credit card company
  • Insurance company

Make sure you get the numbers that can be reached internationally (begins with a country code) and not those 1-800 numbers or special short codes which usually will only work within your home country. So calling back to Singapore with +65-1800-xxx-xxxx would not work.

It's also good to find out in advance what the international direct dial (IDD) access code is of the country you are going to (e.g. 00, 011, 007, etc.). You will need this to make an international call from a local phone. If you're using a mobile phone, simply put the universal plus "+" sign (to indicate international call) before the country code. It works globally. And make sure you have a written copy of the numbers that you've saved in your mobile phone.

Check this out: http://www.countrycallingcodes.com/

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 2, 2007, at 3:23 AM by Hien ]

4. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

Emergency contact numbers of your next of kin also (usually your parents), memorise your PIN numbers for credit/cash cards, and the combination locks on your luggage too!

5. Posted by Ahila (Inactive 1529 posts) 9y

Advisable to keep a list of contact numbers of people back home, in case of emergency. I had a hard time remembering my home number, when I temporarily regained consciousness after a road accident and hospital staff were asking me whom to call and inform. I didn't have any contact numbers written on my immediate belongings and anyway, my bags were left at the accident site till the police came and took charge. Therefore, it is good to write the most important home numbers in a little diary or card carried on your person.

Anyway, this is not to alarm you just a precautionary measure worth undertaking...