View Full Version : What to do if you are coming from India to attend SMUFOM

09-03-2011, 01:16 AM
This is individual opinion and may very from person to person. So do not take anything for granted.
Clothes are not so expensive in Curacao. If you prefer tailor made clothes, then you must bring it from India. If you buy ready-made pants but require some alteration before using it, and then also you must bring it from India, otherwise you might have to pay big bucks.

All Indian ladies items are very expensive here. You can get fair quality Punjabi suit staring from 100 dollars and it goes up to 300 dollars. Though everything is available including saris, choli, gharara, sharara etc. all are expensive. If you are fond of Navratri then you must bring good stuff as Navratri .
Most of the religious functions are celebrated in temples, so you will have many chances to wear traditional clothes. Children’s clothes are not available in good quality, so you may need to bring those. You need light clothes. Sports shoes are available here in great variety and with good price. You should not bring them. Leather shoes are very expensive here, so please bring couple of good pair. You may bring Hawaii Chappal from India. Leather belts are also little expensive here, so you might need to bring more belts per person from India.
You can get most masalas.
All the utensils we use in India can be used here, so you might not need to buy special ones. Only thing make sure that the bottom of any pan that will be used for cooking is thicker and flat, as we have electric stove here. You can bring dishes enough for your family plus couple of more. When you arrange a big party, all people use disposable dishes. Again everything is available, in case you miss anything.
You should bring books from India as far as possible, as books are very expensive here. But as books are very heavy please make sure to bring only required books. Chandni chowk has books and you can probably save $3000 on books over the period of your studies.
Other Stuff:
I have not been able to find a place for Bollywood movies. Some web sites will allow you to get to movies. Sattelite dish will allow you to have Indian channels. New Hindi movies are not available in the island , so bring hindi movies. If you can bring some good night mosquito repellant, you can enjoy the cool breeze. Yo do get something similar to kachua chap agarbutti. It is not as potent.
Posters please post if I have missed something.

09-03-2011, 01:22 AM
thank you very much for the best possible information

09-03-2011, 01:36 AM
this is really useful to us 'efiesta' thank you

09-05-2011, 07:52 PM
there are also 3 possibilities to have decent Indian food delivered to the school, veg and non veg. It's not like home cooked food but close by. you need to order it before 10 AM though.
Ask for "non spicy" because otherwise you get liquid fire.....

09-05-2011, 10:27 PM

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