Large-denomination ones will only draw unnecessary attention to yourself, and make you a target for thieves and pickpockets.
1 / 7 Use only small-denomination banknotesLoad more
2 / 7 Have copies of your IC and travel documents handyLoad more
Instead of photocopying these and carrying them around, scan them and e-mail the images to yourself. That way, if you lose your ID, credit cards and travel documents, you’ll still be able to prove your identity.
It’ll also make it easier for you to replace your passport, cancel your cards and make a police report.
4 / 7 Have an emergency cash stashLoad more
Hide the money in your bra, an old lipstick tube, or secret pockets sewn into your jeans or top. If you get robbed, you’ll at least still have some cash on you.
5 / 7 Bring as little cash as possibleLoad more
Prepay your accommodation and any tickets you need – for day tours, train rides, places of interest and the like – and use your credit card for meals and shopping.
6 / 7 Consider your dining optionsLoad more
Pick hotels with room service or those that are within short walking distance of places where you can buy food.
In the event that you and your child get hungry at night, you don’t have to wander around dark streets looking for food.
7 / 7 Avoid crowded venues and eventsLoad more
Don’t put yourself in a position where you’re vulnerable to pickpockets.
A version of this article first appeared in Simply Her.