What to Wear in Asia / Far East

Local women in January

Bali - Local women in January

Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, in April

Burma / Myanmar - Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, in April

Exploring Angkor Thom

Cambodia - Exploring Angkor Thom

The Forbidden City in October

China - The Forbidden City in October

Downtown in September

Hong Kong - Downtown in September

Visiting the Taj Mahal, February

India - Visiting the Taj Mahal, February

Borobudur Buddhist Temple, Java, in September

Indonesia - Borobudur Buddhist Temple, Java, in September

Beautiful Spring cherry blossoms

Japan - Beautiful Spring cherry blossoms

China Town, Kuala Lumpur in May

Malaysia - China Town, Kuala Lumpur in May

Kathmandu in November

Nepal - Kathmandu in November

Boat trip, in June

Singapore - Boat trip, in June

Seoul in August

South Korea - Seoul in August

For advice on what to pack for your holiday in Asia / Far East, choose your destination country from the list below:

Bali

In this tropical country, dress is generally informal.

Bangladesh

Bangladesh is a Muslim country so the key is modesty and to keep covered.

Bhutan

Our advice for men and women alike would be to concentrate on trekking/outdoor clothing and fairly lightweight but sturdy walking shoes.

Borneo

Dress modestly; this means avoid wearing shorts and sleeveless t-shirts.

Burma / Myanmar

Our advice for men and women alike would be to concentrate on trekking/outdoor clothing and fairly lightweight but sturdy walking shoes.

Cambodia

Cambodia is a hot and tropical country, so natural fabrics e.g. linen, cotton and silk will keep you cooler than synthetic fabrics.

China

Opt for neat, tidy and clean conservative clothing.

Hong Kong

Generally older Hong Kong people dress modestly - no short skirts, no strappy tops nor generally tight or revealing clothes. However the same cannot be said about the young! In the full heat and humidity of summer you will see plenty of camisoles, t-shirts and shorts.

India

If you are travelling to India, carry minimal clothing - both clothing and laundry are cheap.

Indonesia

Dress is informal in Indonesia.

Japan

The Japanese dress as Westerners do and are quite conservative on the whole, but the youngsters are very daring and you'll see some mad outfits in Tokyo.

Laos

Laos is very traditional and body-revealing clothes should be avoided.

Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur is a cosmopolitan city where there is no particular dress code and you will find all fashions.

Maldives

The islands do all vary, but a basic rule of thumb is relaxed dress.

Mauritius

A basic rule of thumb is relaxed dress.

Mongolia

Our advice for men and women alike would be to concentrate on trekking/outdoor clothing.

Nepal

When trekking in Nepal you will experience a wide range of climates, so take both light and warm clothing in casual and comfortable styles.

Pakistan

Pakistan is very traditional, so short tops, short skirts/shorts, tight or body-revealing clothes etc should be avoided.

Philippines

In Manila people dress very well; appearances really do matter.

Seychelles

The islands do all vary, but a basic rule of thumb is relaxed dress.

Singapore

Singapore has a hot and humid climate all year round.

South Korea

It's hot in summer, so our advice is to pack lightweight, loose-fitting clothes in natural fabrics such as linen, silk and cotton that will keep you cool and are easy to wash and dry.

Sri Lanka

Pack light as it's very easy to get clothes laundered.

Taiwan

Pack light as it's very easy to get clothes laundered.

Thailand

As there is an amazing choice of very smart hotels, bars and restaurants - often with a very Western feel - it is easy to forget that the Thais are conservative people.

Vietnam

The Vietnamese are used to European styles and Western dress has been adopted. This means that tourists can dress as they would in the West when visiting restaurants or bars in the main cities.

Pack Light

  • Less luggage to carry
  • Save time packing and unpacking
  • Save money on baggage fees

Pack Right

  • Respect local cultures
  • Feel comfortable and confident
  • Suitable outfits for all occasions

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