From small mountain villages in Nepal to the high-tech metropolises of Japan and South Korea, Asia will mesmerise you with rich cultural history, superb street food and jaw-dropping landscapes. Wherever you’re headed, shipping luggage to Asia couldn’t be easier with Luggage Mule. Trekking along the Great Wall of China? Hitting the hectic streets of Hong Kong? Sampling street food in central Singapore? Leave the baggage headaches to Luggage Mule and enjoy this vast and varied continent by shipping your luggage ahead to your Asia destination of choice.
Packing for Asia
Weather: Always research weather prior to your holiday to inform your packing list. Depending on the region and time of year, Asia can be hot and dry or humid and very, very wet – and you can expect cold temperatures in mountainous regions such as the Himalayas. Travellers to the sub-continent should note that monsoon season hits on the south coast in May and lasts for a month and a half.
Technology: Luggage Mule’s generous 30kg allowance allows you to ship all your tech and gadgets to your holiday destination with ease. Reduce the risk of damage in transit by packing securely. Be aware that power sockets vary within Asia, so check the country page before packing your gadgets. Voltage is 220-240V / 50Hz in almost all Asian countries, except Taiwan, South Korea and Japan, which use 100-110V / 60Hz.
Shopping: Everyone enjoys a good shop while they’re on holiday, and whether you prefer local crafts or electronics you’re bound to find plenty to tempt you in Asia. Many airlines charge £10 per kilo of extra luggage, which can amount to a large overall fee if you’re not careful. Why stress? Let Luggage Mule ship your purchases home from Asia – Luggage Mule’s generous allowances mean you can go souvenir shopping to your heart’s content.
Customs: It’s all too easy to fall foul of customs restrictions when travelling outside Europe. Take extra care when in Asia, where rules vary considerably from one country to another. See our Luggage Mule prohibited list for information on what you can and can’t ship.
What can I ship?
Bicycle Shipping: Whether you’re planning a cycling tour of Vietnam or want to go mountain biking in Nepal, Luggage Mule has you covered with our bike and cycle gear shipping service. We’ll ship your bike to Asia quickly and securely, so it’ll be waiting for you when you arrive.
Golf Shipping: Asia is the world’s number one growth market for golf, and if you’ve only played in Europe and America you’re in for a pleasant surprise. Our golf shipping service makes it easy to play the continent’s best courses with your own clubs. Let Luggage Mule ship your clubs and golfing gear to the Asian resort of your choice.