10 Essential Checklist Tips Before Heading Out
Going out for a party can be fun but if you’re not well prepared, outing can be interrupted or ‘kill your mood‘. Here we have some checklist and tips for you before heading out so you will have a great plan ahead.
This checklist also suitable for other nightlife activities or occasion such as going night markets, movie outing, visiting outdoor attractions, events, clubbing, private parties, countdown parties or new year’s Eve countdown.
If you’re up for outdoor nightlife activities, then you’re on the right page for the checklist. Below are some of our compiled night activities checklists. A smooth plan is all you need before you head out to enjoy a great trip or holiday.
1. Traffic Condition
You don’t want to get stuck in the traffic jam when heading to the place you’ve planned. This might cause delays or frustration while you stuck in the traffic, and of course, you don’t want to get your friends or family waiting for you. You can find out the latest traffic news and condition while listening to the radio or check using Waze. Waze is very useful and we will discuss it in the coming topic below. Sometimes the weather will affect the traffic condition.
2. Weather Condition
Weather can interrupt you outing or caused inconvenience when traveling to the desired location. Try and check the weather condition before heading out. Heavy thunderstorm or rain can cause a massive traffic jam and even flood. It is best to find out your current city weather through news telecast, online or quick access to weather on your smartphone. Nowadays all smartphone have built-in weather forecast, so remember to check the weather condition for a smooth ride.
3. Location Survey
Before heading out, you want to know the exact location you want to go. You can easily find the location using Google Maps or Waze. Google Maps is so convenience you can use the StreetView to take a look around so you roughly will know the place. By using Waze, the app will show you the route and by adjusting some settings, you might get to the location by avoiding heavy traffic area and take the shortest route.
4. Opening Hours
You don’t want to get disappointed after you have reached the destination and find out the venue or place is closed. You can check the opening hours on Google and also their official social media page. You will also know the peak hours so that the place doesn’t get crowded when you have reached the destination. Get updated on their business social media with the latest time and date. Starting January 2019, new closing hour regulation has been set for entertainment outlets in Kuala Lumpur to close at 1am, but for those catering to foreign tourists, they would be allowed to operate until 5am with special permission.
5. Parking Space
Parking space is also another checklist you want to consider. You want to get a parking conveniently without hassle so you don’t waste a long time looking for parking. Yeah, sometimes it’s really frustrating when finding a parking in the shopping mall, it might take hours to find one.
6. Age Restriction
Sometime there are age restriction to enter certain places especially the dance clubs. Age restriction for clubs are set to 18+ but some only allow for age 21 and above. Make sure to bring along your ID card just in case because the bouncer might need to check on your identity and age.
7. Dress Code To Follow
Some dance club or luxury restaurants required you to follow there dress code rules. You can’t wear slippers, sandals, shorts to these venues and might get kicked out or rejected. To avoid disappointment, you can contact the venue and find out the exact dress code but usually just dress smartly will do. This is very important when planning for bar hopping, make sure to dress smart and casual all the time.
8. Rules & Regulations
You might want to check the rules and regulations set by the venues, places or attractions. You can’t expose your skin or wear a sexy dress when you visit a place such as the temples & mosques. All these places have certain signage board mentioning you to cover up your appearance. Some places are also restricted to smoking at the restaurant, cafes or any air-conditioned venues. Just be considerate and follow the rules & regulations so you don’t get into trouble with the authorities.
9. Things You Can Bring
Never bring illegal things to the venues. Make sure to check the things you can bring to a club if you are going for clubbing. You can get into trouble if found guilty bringing illegal stuff such as drugs or weapons. Bring important things like napkins, first aid kits and those might help others around when something happen. Well you know, sh*t happens. If you are heading to a music festival, make sure to get yourself prepared with the survival kit for music festivals. Don’t EVER forget your sunglasses and smartphone. Remember to charge to the full battery just in case you want to take the best shots and share it with your friends! Not enough battery? Take the power bank along and worries free! Wink ;)
10. The Performers
Check out the artists or performers of the night. You don’t want to go somewhere blindly without knowing, well it happened to me before. By getting to know who is the performer, you can enjoy your night out at a whole new level and get your night ‘Rocked n Rolled‘!
Well, some of these are general checklists but can be a useful information when you go traveling anywhere around the world. Let’s make things easier before you head out to have fun! Be it going to cinemas, clubbing, parties, dining, visiting attractions and many more.