When the digital writers of Travel 3Sixty ventured into Phuket recently, the living-out-of-suitcases bunch compiled their thoughts on travel must-haves, handpicked from AirAsia Megastore.
By Matthew Mok
I don’t like paying for what I don’t need or what was unnecessary if I could have easily avoided it. This lightweight digital luggage scale is a life-saver! From being charged for excess baggage, that is! It’s a nifty-looking device, and I finally understood why it topped AirAsia Megastore’s bestsellers list. I bring it around, and it helps me ensure that my checked-in baggage and hand carry do not exceed the maximum weight allowed. If I do exceed the purchased weight, I can easily supersize my baggage purchase via Manage My Booking on AirAsia.com (up to 1 hour before departure time). Ain’t that a smart way to travel? Now I can shop till I drop during my holidays with peace of mind
By Irvin Hanni
Yay to Phuket, but before I spend the days frolicking on the beach, I’m going to need my beauty sleep and rest. My comfort during flights is an important issue to me, and I chose the AirAsia Comfort Kit as my must-have item. The package comes with three items: a blanket, an eyeshade and an inflatable neck pillow. To my delight, the blanket was quite big – so big that I could share it with my seatmates Abby and Ari. But I decided to share it with just Abby since Ari didn’t share with me his pack of Coconut Rice Poppers. I had a little problem trying to inflate the neck pillow but my helpful flight attendant showed me the correct way—you have to squeeze the little air tube as you blow into the pillow. “Ahh, thank you Mr. handsome flight attendant” Adding a final touch is the eyeshade. It has a double function – to help me catch the Z’s properly without being disturbed by the overhead cabin lights, and to cover my view completely from Ari’s silly face. Within minutes, I set off to Slumberland in pure comfort!
By Ari Fajar
Phuket’s a great place for a social media socialist like me to snap photos for Instagram, check-in with Foursquare, Facebook update my friends with a picture of my feet facing the beach, or even tweet a sunset picture just in case they didn’t know I’m in Phuket. Boy, all these virtual socializing really killed off my handphone battery power. That’s why for my holiday lifestyle, I’m going to need the Sanyo Eneloop Mobile Booster. It’s easy on the eyes, and keeps my phone fully energized even during island-hopping. With a capacity of 5000 mAH, I could easily charge my phone 2-3 times in one charge. So what if I forget to charge my phone after a tiring day admiring the ‘heavenly bodies’ on Phang Nga Bay? Thank God for technology!