Road trips are a great bonding activity for friends and family. It doesn’t cost as much as airplane rides, and you get to visit different locations as you travel. Besides, the journey matters more than the destination!

No matter how far the distance you are going, whether it’s to Penang or Genting, it’s crucial to prepare the essentials. You could potentially ruin a trip if you don’t bring the right items with you.

Before going on a road trip, make space in your car 一a seven-seater SUV Mitsubishi Outlander is perfect for situations like these一  for some of the most important items:

Touch ‘n Go card

Every Malaysian that has a car has to own a Touch ‘n Go card. It is a prepaid card that allows users to pay for various things: public transportation, parking, and most importantly, tolls in Malaysia.

If you still don’t own one, you can get one at a petrol station or a convenient store. The card itself costs RM10, but you’ll need to top up some money into it. We recommend around RM50 to RM100, so there’s no need to stop and reload your card during your road trip.

Here’s another tip: you can also top up your card at the toll booth on the furthest to the left.

Phone charger

Living in an era where we depend heavily on our smartphones, it’s a must to carry a phone charger with you. If your phone runs out of battery, you won’t be able to make calls, use the GPS, or listen to music.

A power bank is also useful in situations like this. Remember to bring the right cable to charge your phone too!

Mitsubishi Outlander, 7 seater SUV

Car cooler

When you’re traveling in a car for hours and hours, it can get boring and tiring. Get back some of your energy by bringing along your favorite snacks in the car!

Pack food and drinks like sandwiches and soft drinks in a car cooler as they don’t last very long in hot weather.

Plastic bags

There are many benefits to bringing plastic or garbage bags with you on your road trip.

Besides the obvious use of collecting trash, you can use them to carry just about anything like wet clothes or food.

We hope this doesn’t happen to you, but if you feel sick, you may a plastic bag to get rid of anything bad in your system.


If you want your road trip journey to be smooth-sailing, make sure to pack the items stated above!

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