Is it possible to stay in Singapore for a week on a business meeting without getting bitten? I.e. are there a lot of mosquitoes in the central area?
Most repelents doesn`t work for me, and my doctor advised me that with my not so well health condition I shouldn`t get anything tropical, thats why I`m concerned. :)
http://www.southeastasiatraveladvice.com/2011/01/southeast-asia-packing-list.html This Southeast Asia Packing list has some suggestions on how to pack to avoid mosquitoes. They are there in Singapore, but are not a huge issue. You should be okay if you take a few precautions like dressing appropriately. almost 8 years ago
I lived in Singapore for two years and did not really notice Mosquito's as being a major issue. I would however as Jarred has pointed out above to take every precaution against them, be it using a repellent such as DEET and dressing to cover up as much as possible. Here's a few excellent articles in relation to staying safe and healthy in Asia
Preparing the perfect travel medi-kit - http://journals.worldnomads.com/safetyhub/story/65884/Worldwide/Preparing-the-perfect-travel-medi-kit
Dengue Fever Rise: Travel Alert - http://journals.worldnomads.com/safetyhub/story/62568/Worldwide/Dengue-Fever-Rise-Travel-Alert
Travel Immunizations - What you Really Need in Asia - http://journals.worldnomads.com/safetyhub/story/33418/Worldwide/Travel-Immunizations-What-you-Really-Need-in-Asia
Cheers almost 8 years ago
Well I used to give blood & the Irish Blood Transfusion Board didn't mind that I had been in Singapore & Malaysia. However when they heard I'd stepped foot in Indonesia they nearly went ballistic because of the malaria threat there & I was barred from giving blood for a certain period. Believe you me this crowd are super strict & quite rightly so, that must say something. almost 8 years ago
A business trip, so it's not like you'll be spending much time outside of air-conditioned hotels rooms and office buildings. You really only have to worry about mosquitoes if you're in building with open windows and no insect screens.
On the occasions you do go outside (to eat at a food market maybe) wear long sleeved, long-legged clothing that's light in colour and loose fitting (the mosquito can bite through very tight-fitting clothes), and maybe take a mosquito coil to burn at your feet to keep the pesky biters away. almost 8 years ago