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Bringing reading material to Singapore

Postby Rubik Azariah » Fri, 29 Aug 2014 9:10 pm

Hi all. Am new here and am wondering if we are allowed to bring a few books - fiction, non-fiction reference with us when we arrive in Singapore. Will that be a problem?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:33 pm

Shouldn't be a problem unless it porn or The Satanic Verses.

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Postby Brah » Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:43 pm

Is Penthouse fiction, non-fiction or reference?

Or does it depend on one's stage in life?

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Postby Rubik Azariah » Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:37 pm

I am asking because of what it says here about controlled items

http://www.changiairport.com/passenger- ... lled-items

I work in advertising and have quite a few must have reference books that are costly and hard to come by. Wouldn't want to risk trashing any one of them, but a shame if I can't have access to them either.

Also what about ebooks on your Kindle / ipad? Are you supposed to erase them?

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Postby Rubik Azariah » Sat, 30 Aug 2014 1:35 am

Thanks! That helped. Guess I shouldn't have any problems then. I thought there was a restriction on all books and that each had to be screened to be approved.

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Postby ecureilx » Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:16 am

Rubik Azariah wrote:Thanks! That helped. Guess I shouldn't have any problems then. I thought there was a restriction on all books and that each had to be screened to be approved.


years ago it was tightly controlled, there was a time you weren't even allowed to bring the forein newspaper from the plane.

it has been relaxed a lot now

only if you bring in VCDs/DVDs they 'may' ask you to pay for screening charges

take it easy!!!

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Postby nutnut » Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:31 am

We brought boxes of books, as SMS said, make sure it's not anything derogatory about Singapore or pornagraphic and you should be fine.

Oh, and books about male penguins adopting a baby penguin don't go down too well either.... ;)

Avoid - "Once a Jolly Hangman"
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:39 am

Avoid - "Once a Jolly Hangman"


^^This!

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:31 pm

We brought in about 300+(?) books without any issue or problem.

There used to be a time you had to write a list of every video/DVD you were bringing in on your relo. A real pain if you had hundreds! Fortunately those days are long done.


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