Travelling is not an exact science. There are no systems or standards behind a successful one but the good thing is that you learn. You have to know though that there are certain mistakes that you are making when travelling and if you avoid these mistakes, your travel will be smoother and a lot easier.

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You make mistakes when traveling and it is perfectly normal. The important thing here is you thought of something and correct it before it can totally destroy your vacation. If you are planning to travel outside of Singapore, you have to be conscious of some mistakes and try to correct it. Here are common mistakes you make when travelling:

1. Packing many shoes. There is nothing wrong if you want to look good outside but it is just wrong if you pack too many shoes. You only need two shoes when travelling – one casual and one fancy. You do not need to bring your rubber shoes, sneakers, stilettos and the like. Settle for at least two shoes.

2. Flying blind. Just like in school, when you anticipate an exam or quiz, you prepare beforehand so you will not get zero. Travelling is like that. You need to study before or you may fly blind. You are wasting your time if you are wandering around a neighbourhood because you do not know where to go. You have to make an itinerary and research on routes.

3. Changing money. Here in Singapore, ATM is everywhere so you can withdraw anywhere. If you are travelling outside, you have to know that most foreign countries do not have ATMs in every corner with your currency. You have to change money before embarking.


4. Not dressing properly. You do not climb Mt. Kilimanjaro or go on a safari wearing high heels. You wear proper clothing so you can travel comfortably. You have to research the proper attire if you must. Factor in the weather so you will not get too cold or too warm.

5. Forgetting your chargers and converters. If you want to stay connected while travelling, do not forget about your chargers and your converters. If you are confident that you can just buy a chargers in a market, you have to think twice. To be safe, do not forget to pack your chargers and your converters.

6. Forgetting the sunscreen. You can enjoy the rays by simply applying your sunscreen. Sometimes, umbrellas are too inconvenient while walking. If you want to enjoy the place as it is, you only need to apply sunscreen and just walk.


Robots are here in Singapore for a reason and it is for the best. The advancement of robotics has made the life of people easier and more comfortable. Its use ranges from manufacturing to health care. Robotics is mainly evident in safety and productivity. It does not end there because robotics saves time and money.


There are Singaporeans who despise the advent of robotics but there are others who embrace it wholeheartedly. It was mentioned earlier that robotics can be used in health care. In this line, there are some robots manufactured than can make the life of people easier and more comfortable here in Singapore. These robots will specifically benefit the elders.

Here are some robots worth mentioning:

1. Xuan

Xuan is the name of the robot created by Ngee Ann Polytechnic. You should know that Xuan can serve as your exercise coach. As of today, Xuan services almost forty senior citizens in Lions Befrienders Senior Activity Centre located at Mei Ling Street. Xuan is not the last because there are other digital companions set to help out the elderly.

2. Eric

Eric the robo-dog is actually short for Elderly Rehabilitative Interactive Companion. Actually, Eric is the first robotic dog here in Singapore that is designed to service the elderly. The dog helps the elderly with their exercise routines at Ling Kwang Home for Senior Citizens. The robo-dog is fortified with visual sensors that permit it to react to the elder’s movements. Eric will surely make the exercise more fun for elders.

3. Pepper

Elders will be excited to hear that there is a robot that can read human emotions. The robot is called Pepper. Pepper is manufactured by SoftBank, a Japanese telecommunications company. Pepper will be released in February of this year.


4. Asimo

Asimo is probably the most popular of all robots. Asimo is created by Honda. It is only 1.3 metres tall and looks like a petite astronaut. The robot can walk, run and climb the stairs. It can also serve a drink and shake one’s hand. Asimo is created to assist people with reduced mobility.

5. Huggler

Elders will be deceived of a stuffed monkey. The stuffed monkey is not your ordinary toy. It can laugh and grunt wherever you touch it. Huggler can help in terms of improving the quality of life of the elders.

Now the old can spend their silver years with robots that do not get tired of serving them. The infinite stamina and the permanent beam of the robots can make a difference. You should support your elderly if they choose to avail of the services of the robots.