DH called to inform them but forgot to leave his name with them. Our nice men-in-blue called back to reconfirm. Kudos to them.
2. Signup for mail retention service at the post office.
Paid $21.40 before departure, indicated on the form that I’ll collect mail from the MP PO upon return. This was also confirmed with the staff there. Well, this morning, dh went down to MP PO to collect our mail, and….the nincompoops there said our mail will be redelivered from Katong PO tomorrow. Looks like our PO aren’t sure of their own processes/forms.
3. Inform your newspaper delivery agent.
The agent stopped delivery on day1 but subsequently left the newspapers piled up at our front door. If there had been a break-in while we’re away, I wonder if they can be responsible. So pissed off with them. Wouldn’t he know after a few days that the owner has gone away? What the *@&^#! Now dh has to catch up more than 10 days of newspapers. He called them his TYS (ten year series).
4. Check the adaptors required for your overseas trip.
We bought adaptors which worked in some hotels but not all. Rent from hotel if you’re stuck.
5. Check your mobile phone is tri-band/quad-band or what ever band.
Didn’t expect all 3 phones we had weren’t able to connect. But ok la. No calls from office. heehee, blessing in disguise.
6. Call your telco to check which call home no. is cheaper *121 or 00165.
Did this too, but unfortunately, without a mobile connection, this proved pointless
This list looks strangely short, do contribute to help reduce the hassle/surprises of fellow kiasu travellers.