From taking in the blooming of cherry blossoms in Japan during spring, frolicking in the Mediterranean Sea during summer, taking a stroll in Central Park in autumn to making our way down the powdery ski slopes of St. Moritz, it is an undeniable fact that Singaporeans love to travel. And while we are savvy in maximising our leave for long weekend getaways and comparing online deals to find the best one, packing for winter often comes at a bit of a challenge.
It’s not surprising, considering the fact that we are used to life at the equator. When traveling to the ends of the earth, climate conditions can vary greatly from what we have grown accustomed to. The almost-unbearable heat is replaced by piercing cold wind while severe dry air takes over humidity. Needless to say, most of the beauty products that work well in Singapore will not cut it when you’re braving the Arctic chill for the Northern Lights. Here, eight useful tips to consider when you’re packing for your upcoming winter holiday: