10 Simple Steps to Stay Healthy While Traveling February 05 2020, 53 Comments

This post is credited to Airasia as it is taken from their site. 


Credits: Air Asia. Image taken from this page .

Sorry, We Don't Repair Luggage Bags November 08 2019, 25 Comments

Dear customers, 

We've been getting a whole lot of calls lately about whether we do repair luggages, its wheels, handles, or even treatment for leather bags. Unfortunately, we don't have those sort of services. Google might have extracted certain keywords from our Warranty & Return Policy pages, as we do repair our own bags due to factory defect issues. Apart from that, we do not have other forms of services. Please do take note. Thank you very much and happy shopping! 

Please Stop Open Burning! October 03 2019, 37 Comments

Our heart breaks every time we read of nature being decimated. Please protect our environment. Let's create an awareness in us, our family & friends... Save the earth NOW, before it's too late. Before we arrive to a point of no return. It has got to start with us all. Let's work together.

Change in Opening Hours August 01 2019, 18 Comments

YES! Please take note that we have a change in our opening hours for our Bandar Puteri Puchong shop. But you can always call us to arrange for a time with us. We will surely be happy to arrange a time with you. THANK YOU SO MUCH!


Zero GST/SST June 04 2018, 19 Comments

Yes, we have always been caring about your wallet. And for that to happen, we at Bagstra have never included GST charges into any of our bag prices, even though GST was implemented beginning 1st April 2015. So with that, enjoy your shopping here guys (& girls of course!)!!!


Pelari Denai featuring Bagstra! Episode 2 June 04 2018, 14 Comments

This is Episode 2 and yeap!, we are featured by Pelari Denai!!! Thanks again for making such a cool video production and for the efforts in spreading the word out ... We do appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts! To find out on more outdoor tips, news, latest happenings and activities, click here https://www.facebook.com/pelaridenai/ . Don't forget to LIKE and FOLLOW them!!


Pelari Denai featuring Bagstra! Episode 1 June 03 2018, 7 Comments

We are featured in Pelari Denai!!! Thanks for your cool video production and for the efforts in spreading the word out ... We do appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts! To find out on more outdoor tips, news, latest happenings and activities, click here https://www.facebook.com/pelaridenai/ . Don't forget to LIKE and FOLLOW them!



Please take good care of your belongings. May 31 2018, 14 Comments

Being in the bag business, it always break our hearts when we hear cases of our customers getting their bags stolen. Therefore, we STRONGLY advise everyone to NOT put their valuables/ laptop bags in their cars. It might be inconvenient to carry them all the time, but it's always better than losing your laptop/valuables. Stay safe!


Closed for The National Elections 2018 May 09 2018, 6 Comments

closed for Election 2018

Closed but We'll Be Back! May 21 2015, 21 Comments

Tips for Packing/Travelling Lightly November 04 2014, 22 Comments

Knowing how to travel light will make your adventure easier and less stressful, so all you have to think about is making the most of your trip.

Here are a few tips to help you get started.
1. Save on space by taking compactable accessories (like a mini-umbrella or packable rain ponchos).
2. Use packing cells to save space and organise your packing.
3. Travel with confidence: research your airline for hand-luggage limitations and security restrictions before you go, and pack well within bounds so you can travel without stress and worry.
4. Take one pair of shoes that you can use for a range of activities and fill them with your smaller clothes/socks.
5. Use reusable travel bottles (like our Boarding Bag) or eliminate items which can be bought during your travels (shampoo, moisturiser, etc.).
6. Only take one bag: backpacks, wheeled trolley bags, or our Hybrid Trolley (a wheeled trolley bag that easily converts into a backpack) are easy to manage and come in a range of weights and volumes suitable for any adventure.
7. Or, take only a carry-on bag - choose between a back pack, trolley bag with wheels, or a hybrid between the two for the best of both worlds.

Monash Charity Bazaar 2014 April 16 2014, 18 Comments

Hey guys! We will be at Monash University Campus this coming 29th & 30th April 2014! Feel free to drop by if you are in the area. Share with your buddies if you are a monash student there! Catch you guys there!



We Are Taking A Break April 11 2014, 66 Comments

Hi people, please take note.

Happy Lunar New Year 2014! February 06 2014, 31 Comments

Hi guys! It's the season to wish you all a very happy and prosperous 2014 as we celebrate a major event in the lunar calendar. This month, we will be giving you guys a very special treat! Please take note of the promo as seen below! Happy shopping and BAG IT UP!


November Instagram Contest November 21 2013, 3 Comments

Hey y'all! Bagstra will be at Urbanscapes giving away free Crumpler gifts! Come check this post out, share it with your buddies and see you there!
We want to give away some sweet but limited Crumpler merchandise for FREE!

Here's what you need to do:
- Follow us on Instagram! { @bagstra }
- Take a photo with our staff on the 24th Nov at Urbanscapes!
- Post it up on Instagram, tag @marsvenusco and @bagstra, and include hashtag #marsvenusco #bagstra #urbanscapes

** Hint: If you share your post on our Facebook page, your chances of winning may be higher! **

10 winners will be randomly selected and we will post up the winners in our facebook page on the 26th November onwards! So please do check on our page if your instagram picture is spotted by us and you can contact us directly to verify your win and collect your prize!

Coming Soon! Urbanscape 2013 November 06 2013, 2 Comments

We would like to announce that we will be participating in Urbanscapes 2013 this coming 24th November 2013 (for just one day only) from 2pm till 12midnight! Do check out their updates/lineups/tickets/locations, etc... via their website at urbanscapes.com.my.

Event Description

Urbanscapes is Malaysia’s longest running all-day creative arts festival. Spread over two days in November (lovingly dubbed the Big Weekend) the fest offers tons of experiences with something for everyone. So come early and soak it all in!

Urbanscapes 2013 takes place on 23 November and 24 November 2013 at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park (MAEPS) in Serdang.

Festival doors open from 2pm each day.

The festival is open to all ages. However, for those wanting to enter the above-18 zones, we will be asking for your IC/passport at the door to tag you with the appropriate wristband (Under 18 or Above 18). So make sure you bring some documentation!

Yes, you can bring in your small digital cameras, DSLRs, Lomo cameras, etc. However, no sound/video recorders and professional cameras of any kind will be allowed into the festival without prior written approval from the organiser.

There are no ATMs on festival grounds and only limited vendors take credit cards, so make sure you bring enough cash to eat, shop and enjoy your day (and night!).

We are a rain-or-shine event, so the show must go on even when if it rains! So think carefully about what to bring. Ponchos are waterproof, light and packable. Hats and sunblock protect from the sun. You get what we mean.

No outside food and beverage will be allowed. Do support your vendors. There’ll be plenty of affordably-priced food and drink to go round inside.

Sorry, we won’t be able to accommodate pets.

No drugs, no weapons, no fireworks & no sharp objects allowed. Let’s keep the festival safe for everyone, okay?

For more information, please go to http://urbanscapes.com.my/

Trick or Treat? The history October 31 2013, 22 Comments

It's the time of the year again when underaged kids get into costume and traipse around the neighborhood ringing doorbells and begging for treats. When you think about it, trick or treating is kind of a weird thing. Where did it come from anyway?
Today I discovered that the practice began with the Celtic tradition of celebrating the end of the year by dressing up as evil spirits. The Celts believed that, as we moved from one year to the next, the dead and the living would overlap, and demons would roam the earth again. So dressing up as demons was a defense mechanism. If you encountered a real demon roaming the Earth, they would think you were one of them.
Fast forward to when the Catholic Church was stealing everybody’s holidays and trying to convert them. They turned the demon dress-up party into “All Hallows Eve,” “All Soul’s Day,” and “All Saints Day” and had people dress up as saints, angels and still a few demons.

As for the trick or treating, or “guising” (from “disguising”), traditions, beginning in the Middle-Ages, children and sometimes poor adults would dress up in the aforementioned costumes and go around door to door during Hallowmas begging for food or money in exchange for songs and prayers, often said on behalf of the dead.  This was called “souling” and the children were called “soulers”.
You might think that this practice then simply migrated along with Europeans to the United States. But trick or treating didn’t re-emerge until the 1920s and 1930s. It paused for a bit during World War II because of sugar rations, and it’s now back in full force.
The term “trick or treat” dates back to 1927. The earliest known reference to “trick or treat”, printed in the November 4, 1927 edition of the Blackie, Alberta Canada Herald, talks of this,

Hallowe’en provided an opportunity for real strenuous fun. No real damage was done except to the temper of some who had to hunt for wagon wheels, gates, wagons, barrels, etc., much of which decorated the front street. The youthful tormentors were at back door and front demanding edible plunder by the word “trick or treat” to which the inmates gladly responded and sent the robbers away rejoicing.

Read more: http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2012/10/the-history-of-trick-or-treating-is-weirder-than-you-thought/#ixzz2jH7fcPjK

Crumpler - The History October 28 2013, 65 Comments

Hi guys, 

For many of you who are just unsure of the origins of Crumpler, we've "cut & paste" from the Wikipedia in regards to the facts about Crumpler -  the bag. Check it out or you can always google it.

Crumpler is a bag company with two separately held companies who design and supply different products to their respective markets - the Australian headquarters is in Melbourne, Australia and the European office is in Berlin. It began as a messenger bag company, but has since expanded its range, notably into laptop bags, camera bags and luggage / travel goods.

Crumpler was founded in Melbourne in 1995 by Dave Roper and Will Miller (ex bike couriers & founders of Minuteman Messengers), and sculptor / furniture maker / bike courier Stuart Crumpler. Stuart designed the logo in 1991 which he branded onto his furniture designs. http://www.phm.gov.au/collection/database/?irn=9789&search=bicycle&images=&c=

From the beginning the bags were designed for bike messengers, in particular those working for Roper and Miller's bike courier company, Minuteman. As the bags were seen around the city, were durable and colourful, there was soon commercial demand and the range grew to include more options in colours and sizes. Due to this commercial and more professional demand the Australians were looking for business partners. With Siegfried Elgert and Jörg Bodenschatz they found them. Today Crumpler is equally shared by all of them but practically divided into two independent working parts. One providing the European, African, south- and central American and Mexican market, the other one delivering bags to the USA, Canada, Asia and Australia.

Crucially, the company took this philosophy and applied it to bags suitable for an ever-growing market for portable technology, namely laptop computer and camera bags. At this time, the colourful and very protective bags were both unique and highly influential in times when dull black tech-style bags prevailed. The strong and highly visible bags also struck a chord with consumers smitten with the trend for individualism, the need to stand out from the crowd, to define oneself through creative consumer choices, and as such the company offered, and recently reintroduced, an artisan based customization service.

Source taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crumpler


Hydration Pack Maintenance October 24 2013, 22 Comments


We recommend wiping your pack with a damp cloth to remove dirt. If the pack is extremely dirty and needs a deeper cleaning, soak it in cool or warm water with a very mild soap. Rinse the pack thoroughly with cool water. If soap residue remains in the fabric, it may create suds if exposed to water or sweat.

DO NOT wash your pack in a washing machine. Machine washing may damage the pack or affect the integrity of the fabric and fasteners, and will void your bag's warranty.


The best way to care for your reservoir is to clean and dry it after every use, especially if you fill the reservoir with anything other than water. However, if a reservoir has not been cleaned after every use, and mold or discoloration develops:

1. Use hot water and a CamelBak Cleaning Tablet. (Or use 2 tablespoons of baking soda or bleach instead of CamelBak Cleaning Tab.) Mix the solution inside your reservoir and elevate the reservoir above the tube and Big Bite Valve. Pinch the bite valve, allowing the solution to flow into the drink tube and fill the bite valve.

2. Let the reservoir and cleaning solution sit in the reservoir and drink tube for about 30 minutes.

3. Wash the reservoir with hot water and mild soap. Be sure to completely rinse away the cleaning solution in the reservoir and drink tube before using again. You can also use CamelBak brushes from our Cleaning Kit to scrub your reservoir and drink tube. Brushes are the best way to ensure you are scrubbing all of the areas of the reservoir clean.

4. Once the reservoir is clean, be sure to air dry overnight so no moisture is trapped inside, which can cause mold to grow.

These steps will make your reservoir safe for use. If there are still spots left behind, these are permanent mold stains that may not be removable. However, your reservoir is still safe and usable after you’ve cleaned it.

Happy Oktoberfest 2013!!! October 16 2013, 7 Comments

Bagstra wishes all you non-muslims a very HAPPY OKTOBERFEST 2013!!! If you wanna drink, don't drive. And if you wanna drive, don't drink!



Happy Mid Autumn Festival 2013! September 19 2013, 22 Comments


Dear Customers,

Bagstra wishes you a very Happy Mid Autumn Festival 2013! Here is a little write-up on the story of how it all started.

A time of celebration, mooncakes, and family reunions, Mid-Autumn Festival falls on September 19th this year. Coinciding with the autumn equinox, this major holiday is celebrated not only in China but all across Asia, including our country, Malaysia.

There are many stories about the origins of Mid-Autumn Festival, and the one most associated with the festival is the story of Hou Yi and Chang’e, which itself has multiple versions.

One version goes like this: Once upon a time in ancient China, ten suns hung in the sky. The heat of the suns caused a drought and the harvest began to shrivel up. The emperor of China asked his master archer, Hou Yi, to shoot down all but one of the ten suns.

Hou Yi climbed to the top of Kunlun Mountain, shooting down nine suns. The grateful emperor presented him with a pill that would grant him immortality. However, Hou Yi had a beautiful wife, Chang’e, and he did not wish to become immortal without her.

After Hou Yi was acclaimed as a hero, he stashed away the pill in a secret place. Feng Meng, a student of Hou Yi’s, discovered the existence of the pill. One day, when Hou Yi was away, Feng Meng tried to force Chang’e to give him the pill. Instead, Chang’e swallowed the pill herself, and she flew up into the moon and became immortal.

Missing his beloved wife, Hou Yi burned incense and food offerings, and the practice spread throughout China. It is said that during the Mid-Autumn Festival, Chang’e and Hou Yi are reunited—which is why Mid-Autumn Festival is also an important day for families to come together.

During Mid-Autumn Festival, people traditionally eat mooncakes and look at the full moon. Mooncakes themselves have an interesting history behind them. Stay tuned for more—we’ll have a post dedicated just to mooncakes, the Chinese pastry that everyone loves to hate!