Stay savvy in travel emergencies

Buy the right insurance, learn the local lingo for " help" and figure out what steps to take should things go wrong in a foreign land

It has been a fortnight of travel troubles for Singaporeans.

A young Singaporean couple was robbed, injured and harassed in Indonesian holiday hot spot Bali on May 6. Their rented scooter and cash were stolen. Then, 20 Singapore Management University students survived a bus accident in the central Vietnamese city of Hue on May 11.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 19, 2019, with the headline 'Stay savvy in travel emergencies'. Print Edition | Subscribe