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Hesitating if we should take stroller/buggy

Hi there, in a few weeks we start our trip in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia with 3 kids. The youngest is 2 years since 2 months now and we haven't decided yet if we should bring along the stroller/buggy for the little boy... We're bringing a bag to carry him on the stomach but I also see the advantages of having a stroller in which he could fall a sleep while walking or just being somewhere. I also see the disadvantages of having to carry the stroller along everywhere. What's your opinions? bring it or leave it?

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You will find sidewalks in Singapore pretty good for walking, but in the other countries sides walks will be pretty awful with a stroller, uneven surfaces, holes or non existent.

Answered 8 years ago Report Abuse Recommend (587)

Hello Stephanie, We were in SE Asia for 3 month with 5 children with the youngest 2 1/2 years old. We were in Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand with the lions share in Malaysia. Without a doubt, bring a stroller. Our little guy can walk well, but when he gets tired.... Like everyone says, an umbrella type is all you need. It's true that the streets aren't perfect everywhere, and sometimes a stroller is difficult, but it's definitely worth bringing one. Go to a second hand store or a garage sale and pick one up second hand. That way, if you find you don't use it, you can leave it and you will still have one when you get home. We are now in Turkey (wonderful country by the way!!) and we still use it now and again. You won't regret bringing it along!! If you have any other questions, fire away. Greg

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I would take it - especially if he is still taking a daytime nap and will sleep in the stroller. Agree with other posters that a folding, umbrella stroller makes more sense than a big SUV buggy. Just make sure it has a sun shade.

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Hello Everyone, Thanks for all of your replies, I think will take it and if at a certain point we see we don't really need it, we'll just leave it behind!

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I agree with taking the stroller. It is a pain sometimes to carry but I find it invaluable during the times when our little guy has just had enough. It also doubles as a great bag carrier during travel times. But def. just go with the small lightweight one.

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We started traveling with our kids when our youngest was 3 and we never had a stroller, but she could walk pretty well on her own by then and did okay. (That's when we started saying that she was old enough not to be carried.) But now we have a 9 month old baby and it may be a different story during the toddler years. We recently visited Malaysia and Singapore, and are now in Bali, Indonesia. In Singapore, sidewalks are everywhere and I could see that a stroller might come in handy. Depending on where you go in Malaysia, you may or may not have a chance to use it. Of course you could use it in Malaysian shopping malls, but many streets have no sidewalks. However, here in Ubud, there is almost nothing resembling a sidewalk and a stroller would do no good at all, unless it had 10" wheels and was functional on grass and mud. If you don't want the hassle of traveling with a stroller (we only travel with carry-ons), you might also consider purchasing a stroller when you arrive. There are plenty of places to buy them in Malaysia and Singapore, and I don't think you'll need one in Indonesia, at least not in Bali. I don't know about the rest of Indonesia.

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We have one and I can't live without it. We love to walk around new places and our toddler is great but only for about a kilometer, then either it's the buggy or my back. Also, you can hang groceries, other bags while moving around. For us, it was very important to have it around even when not needed.

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Hello Everyone, Thanks for all of your replies, I think will take it and if at a certain point we see we don't really need it, we'll just leave it behind!

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I think it's a good idea to bring an umbrella stroller. We brought one with us, and although we barely use it, it comes in handy on the really hot days. Also, it's a must in the airport! Don't bring a big bulky stroller, just one of those 20 dollar cheapies.

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