Curious? From the countless conversations we’ve had with travellers who sought our advice, we’ve compiled some of the top questions asked by travel enthusiasts like you. One common theme stands out: safety. Time to be enlightened!
“Where are the most surreal yet safe places to visit in the world?”
The world is such a vast and enormous place that it is impossible to pinpoint all of these places in one article. But for starters, Asia is a safe haven and wonderful place to begin with. Just take a look at the annual Safe Cities Index in 2017, where four of the top 10 cities are from Asia.* Looking for intriguing places? Check out Singapore, a city where alien-looking supertrees thrive. Or you can also visit the land of Korea, where real-life ‘mermaids’ dive into oceans deep. How about Bhutan, a peaceful country where a monastery can be found hanging on the cliffside? With an array of diverse cultures steeped in history and a plethora of UNESCO world heritage sites, Asia is full of spectacular places that will surely appeal to your sense of adventure.
“Will not switching my phone off result in a plane accident?”
This is one question that has mystified plane passengers for decades, especially those who had to begrudgingly quit a game halfway on their phone. The short answer is, yes. In fact, there have been at least 2 cases of plane crashes due to suspected mobile interference in history: the Crosshair Flight 498 incident in 2000, and a fatal crash in Christchurch, New Zealand, in 2003. The potential of mobile phone interfering with flights not only exist while it is being used, but also when it lies dormant. That is why passengers are requested to switch their phone to flight mode or turn it completely off.
“Is travel insurance really essential?”
A hundred-percent yes. While you may associate the absence of travel insurance with cost savings, the risks you are taking are often not worth it. Travel insurance covers a range of the most frequently occurred incidents, from flight delays, to injuries sustained overseas to lost belongings. If you are a frequent traveller and cost savings is top of your mind, consider investing in an annual plan or even a group plan. At the end of the day, when it comes to travelling, there really is no substitution for a peace of mind.
--- With the right insurer, the ins and outs of travel insurance can be easy to understand. If you have any queries regarding travel insurance, find out travel insurance or feel free to reach out to us.