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Singapore law: Rules and Regulations for foreigners/tourists

Postby whitehair » Mon, 10 Jan 2005 4:19 pm

Some important points to bear in mind for foreigners/ tourists:

The following items are disallowed to be brought into Singapore:

1) Liquor and cigarettes marked with the words "SINGAPORE DUTY NOT PAID" on the labels, cartons or packets
2) Cigarettes with the prefix "E" printed on the packets
3) Chewing gum
4) Chewing tobacco and imitation tobacco products
5) Cigarette lighters of pistol or revolver shape
6) Controlled drugs and psychotropic substances
7) Endangered species of wildlife and their by-products
8 ) Firecrackers
9) Obscene articles, publications, video tapes/discs and software
Reproduction of copyright publications, video tapes, video compact discs, laser discs, records or cassettes
10) Seditious and treasonable materials

Tips for Travellers

DO NOT BE TEMPTED TO CARRY GOODS FOR OTHERS

You will be held liable if the goods are, or contain prohibited, controlled, restricted or taxable items.

THE RED AND GREEN CHANNEL SYSTEM

The Red and Green Channel System is a self-elective system. The decision as to which channel to use is, therefore, entirely up to the traveller. By electing the Green Channel, you are deemed to declare that you do not have anything to declare to the authorities. It is an offence under the law to proceed to the Green Channel with taxable goods which exceed the GST/duty-free allowance or any goods which no GST/duty-free allowance is granted.

A TRUE AND COMPLETE DECLARATION

Making an incorrect declaration is an offence under the law. The offender may be fined up to $5,000. Please therefore declare any goods which you think may fall under the category prohibited or controlled and any item in excess of your GST/duty-free concessions or any item that is not granted GST/duty-free concession. If in doubt, always refer to the Red Channel.

BAGGAGE EXAMINATION

Under the law, you are required to produce, open, unpack your baggage for Customs examination and to repack it thereafter. You may be directed to the X-ray machine for scanning of your baggage. Please declare any duitable/taxable goods or goods in excess of your GST/duty-free concession to the officer thereat before your luggage is scanned.

BRINGING IN MEDICINE FOR PERSONAL USE

If you need to bring in medicines (especially sleeping pills, depressants, stimulants, etc.) for your physical well-being while travelling, you must possess a physician’s prescription certifying so.

PETROL THREE QUARTER TANK RULE

Singapore registered cars must have at least ¾ tank of petrol when departing Singapore. Failure to do so constitutes an offence.

CONTROLLED AND RESTRICTED ITEMS

Certain goods are allowed entry into Singapore only when you produce the import permit or authorisation from the relevant authorities. If you do not have the import permit or authorisation, the item will be detained and referred it to the relevant authority for approval.

Enjoy your travel.

If you need further clarification, please visit : http://www.gov.sg/customs/

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Re: Singapore law: Rules and Regulations for foreigners/tourists

Postby daniel123 » Mon, 10 Jul 2017 1:31 pm

Hello,

I Want to know about the rules and regulations for foreigners or tourists.
So can you please give me some information about Singapore laws??
Thanks in Advance.

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Re: Singapore law: Rules and Regulations for foreigners/tourists

Postby PNGMK » Mon, 10 Jul 2017 1:50 pm

daniel123 wrote:Hello,

I Want to know about the rules and regulations for foreigners or tourists.
So can you please give me some information about Singapore laws??
Thanks in Advance.

Yes, no morons allowed in Singapore. Don't bother coming if you can't read the top post.
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Re: Singapore law: Rules and Regulations for foreigners/tourists

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 10 Jul 2017 3:22 pm

:???: :???: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Singapore law: Rules and Regulations for foreigners/tourists

Postby x9200 » Mon, 10 Jul 2017 3:40 pm

Daniel is one of those wanna be spammers trying to build some critical mass of his posts. Nothing confusing, except perhaps, that he gets paid for it.
But I wonder, why 95% of the Daniels come from India. Is it the infrastructure?

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Re: Singapore law: Rules and Regulations for foreigners/tourists

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 10 Jul 2017 11:32 pm

Nah. Genetics.


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