Hohoho… howdy. Yesterday, I just bought a new travel bag with one of my friend. We met up in Outram Park and went to Mustafa to buy things. Well… most of the things which I bought were for my travel to Indonesia (probably next week :p lucky me!!). One of those thing, as I said earlier, is the travel bag. Well… the first time I went to Singapore, I only brought one tiny little bag and one backpack for my 10 sets of clothes. I know.. I know… I just realize later that I was going to stay here for at least 6 months before I can go back to Indonesia, and 10 sets of clothes is obviously not enough (stupid me :p hehehehe…) Well… since I’ve already settled here for almost two years… the things which I have to bring back to Indonesia are not simply 10 sets of clothes anymore. Its much more than that… Sighh… :( Thats the reason why I need a new bag now… A BIG one!!! :D
As we look and search for the bag, we were discussing about the travel bag (Well… it will be strange if we talk about food instead :p) And then… we discuss about how to set the 3 number combination lock which is used to secure the bag. Hmmm… Wanna know how??
Fig.1 3 number combination lock
The lock commonly used in the travel bag is the 3 number combination lock. As you can see from Fig.1, it consists of zipper, lock, key handle, number combination, and pinhole (usually on its side). In order to set the number combination, you have to know the previous number (If you don’t know the number, its highly possible that the bag is not yours :p). If you just bought the bag, than its usually set at 000. Now.. set the number combination to the right combination, i.e. 000. You can check whether its the correct number or not by pressing the key handle. After that, press the pinhole using a pin (you can use needle, wood matches, or any other pin like objects).
Fig.2 Pinhole position and the pin used to press it
Keep pressing the pinhole using the pin (See Fig.3) and use your other hand to change the number combination that you would like to use, i.e. 333. Remember, always press the pinhole while you change the number, otherwise, it won’t work.
Fig.3 Pressing the pinhole and changing the number combination
After you set the new number, release the pinhole. There, its all set!!! :D This new number will be your travel bag new combination (Fig. 4)
Fig.4 Your new number combination :)
Well… thats all there is to it :) I’ve heard that there is still a way to to open the bag in case you forgot the number or you manage to steal one a travel bag :p How?? (Its how to open the lock.. not how to steal it :p)…… Ok… try one of these:
1. Use a plier :p Cut it open!! hehehhehe….
2. Trial and error. Try the number one by one. Its time consuming, but definitely working :D…
3. This is a smarter way to do it. Set the number to 000. Then, press the key handle. Of course, it won’t open unless its the right combination. Now…. keep pressing the key handle while you rotate the number one by one. Starting from the left, rotate the number. The number will be stuck at one position. There!! Thats your first combination. Continue with the second one. Keep doing this until you get the third number. There you go… you can open the lock now :)
notes: These 3 tips are meant to help you to open your travel bag, only yours!!! I am not responsible for any other use of these methods :)