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HAHA, This is not the first time I hear that it should be banned / outlawed. 

 

And trust me if I have access to a legit iron I will quick iron all my stuff over. 

Not sure if our company use some more economic hotel that it neve carries iron...

one time I was in SD in USA, the iron is so weak I dont know what it is for ...(maybe just old or bad or for safety reason) 

 

For jacket since I carry with me on board, it is usually quiet "lang chai" 

For pants if I give them some time they look okay after hanging overnight

but for shirt...thats the problem...maybe a trick to fold / pack them ?

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Suit bags are hugely important. I have bought too few suits so I'm not in a position to judge. But the one I got from Givenchy is my favourite. 

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I have taken to bringing along my own mug when overnighting in hotels. Been using a stainless steel one from Daiso but thought to upgrade. The upgrade arrived today.

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Snow Peak titanium mug. Made in Japan. Collapsible handles for more compactness. Featherweight. Indestructible. At 600ml, it is double the capacity of most mugs -- a feature I find useful when using it as a bowl to eat corn flakes in soya milk. Though double the capacity, it looks only 30% larger than most household mugs because it is a very efficient shape and very thin-walled. When WW3 comes, at least I have a proper canteen to eat out of while the rest of you use paper cups and styrofoam bowls.

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You're missing the spork for instant noodles.

 

Why not the double walled one? That's much better for hot liquids and most hotels don't provide a stove to cook in the single wall mug

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I almost never use a fork at home -- I prefer chopsticks. Whatever a Western table spoon would do for a hotel overnighter, I think a metal Chinese soup spoon would do it more efficiently. in recent years I have found much better alternatives to instant noodles (like corn flakes with soya milk).

 

I am using this mug as a drinking vessel, not a cooking utensil. When I've made a hot beverage, I like to fill the hand basin with cool water and partially immerse the mug in it to rapidly cool down the beverage to a drinkable temperature. The double walled mug would retard this.

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Even a can of baked beans is better than instant noodles. The reason instant noodles are so popular is because they are heavily flavored with substances that mimic nutritious stuff without actually being nutritious. It's a trick. Like the paper Mercedes people burn as offering to the departed. Or like porn, as opposed to the real thing. Once you ask yourself what is better than instant noodles, a vast array of more nutrient-dense alternatives appear.

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Now that I think of it, there is almost nothing you can buy in a supermarket with less nutrients than instant noodles except perhaps salt crackers.

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Have you met indomie? It's still bad in the nutrients department, but whoa! 

 

But nice mug - it reminds me of a standard issue in the army for some reason.

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Seems like the usual ceramic cup in most hotel rooms will be sufficient for corn flakes and soya milk.

I would have saved the luggage space and risk denting the mug anyway.

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Whats bkk?

 

I'll be in KL for a very brief time before heading back to my kampung. Essentially just the 5th and 6th (first half of day) of Feb in KL.

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