Singapore Expats Forum

Seeking Advice on Mail Forwarding & Electronics

Moving to Singapore? Ask our regular expats in Singapore questions on relocation and their experience here. Ask about banking, employment pass, insurance, visa, work permit, citizenship or immigration issues.

Sponsored by:
Image
The Club Residences

BBCWatcher
Editor
Editor
Posts: 1035
Joined: Sun, 13 Sep 2015

Re: Seeking Advice on Mail Forwarding & Electronics

Postby BBCWatcher » Tue, 15 Dec 2015 8:36 am

No, you asserted that they are "universal the world over." You were mistaken; they are not. ERIP limits vary, just not between those two specific countries (it would appear, at least for 2.4 GHz, but check IDA's information).

This isn't complicated: check the information available from IDA (and Customs), that's all. I'm sure there are many people entering Singapore who don't follow import requirements (as/if applicable), but I hope nobody is recommending that. We don't know what the original poster is importing, so...just check the official information, that's all. The two most relevant links are provided upthread.

User avatar
Strong Eagle
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 11109
Joined: Sat, 10 Jul 2004
Location: Off The Red Dot
Contact:

Re: Seeking Advice on Mail Forwarding & Electronics

Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 15 Dec 2015 9:30 am

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. You win.

OP... you figure it out. Stick yer ferkin Linksys router in your luggage and come on over... or begin an endless process of red tape over a $69 router than anybody and everybody has. Good luck.

User avatar
ecureilx
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 9812
Joined: Fri, 20 Aug 2010

Re: RE: Re: Seeking Advice on Mail Forwarding & Electronics

Postby ecureilx » Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:40 am

Strong Eagle wrote:^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. You win.

OP... you figure it out. Stick yer ferkin Linksys router in your luggage and come on over... or begin an endless process of red tape over a $69 router than anybody and everybody has. Good luck.

Had to agree with you, since you worked with telcos.

There were days when a sample analog modem / ISDN router / phone and what not had to be sent to TAS, then located at Robinson Road. And each device had to display the Approval sticker. And every firmware update required recertification.

Then TAS said a sample per batch is enough and no sticker required. And firmware updates don't need recertification.

Then TAS became IDA and along with that went the stringent approval methods.

Unless you are bringing in broadcast / Sat com / telecom infrastructure items, iDA don't want to disturbed, especially for consumer products.

User avatar
ecureilx
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 9812
Joined: Fri, 20 Aug 2010

Re: RE: Re: Seeking Advice on Mail Forwarding & Electronics

Postby ecureilx » Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:43 am

BBCWatcher wrote:. We don't know what the original poster is importing, so..


Now I have a suspicion that OP is importing a 10 watt signal jammer.

Or a spectrum analyser to listen in to all radio communication.

User avatar
x9200
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 9318
Joined: Mon, 07 Sep 2009
Location: Singapore

Re: RE: Re: Seeking Advice on Mail Forwarding & Electronics

Postby x9200 » Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:52 am

ecureilx wrote:
BBCWatcher wrote:. We don't know what the original poster is importing, so..


Now I have a suspicion that OP is importing a 10 watt signal jammer.

Or a spectrum analyser to listen in to all radio communication.

I started to suspect BBCWatcher is a research project derived entity designed to evaluate peoples' responses for the advices concerning some least likely scenarios. This was the case some time ago for the Indian family member to be accommodated in JB; this is also the case in this thread, as well as in a concurrent one where s/he advises based on the assumption that the tenant has in the TA a clause allowing deduction of money from rent if the LL fails to fix some broken stuff.

Interesting to see how all this is it going to progress.

User avatar
nakatago
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 8333
Joined: Tue, 01 Sep 2009
Location: Sister Margaret’s School for Wayward Children
Contact:

Re: RE: Re: Seeking Advice on Mail Forwarding & Electronics

Postby nakatago » Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:01 pm

ecureilx wrote:
BBCWatcher wrote:. We don't know what the original poster is importing, so..


Now I have a suspicion that OP is importing a 10 watt signal jammer.


Illegal down here where OP would be from.

User avatar
x9200
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 9318
Joined: Mon, 07 Sep 2009
Location: Singapore

Re: RE: Re: Seeking Advice on Mail Forwarding & Electronics

Postby x9200 » Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:05 pm

nakatago wrote:
ecureilx wrote:
BBCWatcher wrote:. We don't know what the original poster is importing, so..


Now I have a suspicion that OP is importing a 10 watt signal jammer.


Illegal down here where OP would be from.

OP could assemble it from modular boards on the way to Singapore.

User avatar
Strong Eagle
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 11109
Joined: Sat, 10 Jul 2004
Location: Off The Red Dot
Contact:

Re: RE: Re: Seeking Advice on Mail Forwarding & Electronics

Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:15 pm

ecureilx wrote:
BBCWatcher wrote:. We don't know what the original poster is importing, so..


Now I have a suspicion that OP is importing a 10 watt signal jammer.

Or a spectrum analyser to listen in to all radio communication.


Yessssss!!!! How could I have been so oblivious??? :lol: :D :P :mrgreen:

User avatar
Strong Eagle
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 11109
Joined: Sat, 10 Jul 2004
Location: Off The Red Dot
Contact:

Re: RE: Re: Seeking Advice on Mail Forwarding & Electronics

Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:18 pm

x9200 wrote:I started to suspect BBCWatcher is a research project derived entity designed to evaluate peoples' responses for the advices concerning some least likely scenarios.


You mean BBCWatcher is a AI? Amazing! A little light on the I... but if it's a research project, I fully understand. :cool:

User avatar
nakatago
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 8333
Joined: Tue, 01 Sep 2009
Location: Sister Margaret’s School for Wayward Children
Contact:

Re: RE: Re: Seeking Advice on Mail Forwarding & Electronics

Postby nakatago » Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:27 pm

x9200 wrote:
nakatago wrote:
ecureilx wrote:
Now I have a suspicion that OP is importing a 10 watt signal jammer.


Illegal down here where OP would be from.

OP could assemble it from modular boards on the way to Singapore.



¯\_(ツ)_/¯

User avatar
ecureilx
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 9812
Joined: Fri, 20 Aug 2010

Re: RE: Re: Seeking Advice on Mail Forwarding & Electronics

Postby ecureilx » Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:45 pm

x9200 wrote:
nakatago wrote:
ecureilx wrote:
Now I have a suspicion that OP is importing a 10 watt signal jammer.


Illegal down here where OP would be from.

OP could assemble it from modular boards on the way to Singapore.


Actually you can most of the parts in Sim Lim, but the express condition that you don't use them in Singapore ;) Buyer Beware and all that :D

But, I am sure once assembled, IDA approval will be sought :P :P =D> =D>

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 35160
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004
Location: Still Fishing!
Contact:

Re: Seeking Advice on Mail Forwarding & Electronics

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 15 Dec 2015 1:25 pm

sic 'em! ;-)

BBCWatcher
Editor
Editor
Posts: 1035
Joined: Sun, 13 Sep 2015

Re: Seeking Advice on Mail Forwarding & Electronics

Postby BBCWatcher » Tue, 15 Dec 2015 2:52 pm

I try not to make assumptions without evidence, and I try to respect other adults as competent individuals capable of making their own decisions. It's all quite simple. In my experience most people appreciate that approach and do not want to lectured to, talked down to, prejudged, or have their decisions made for them.

Yes, IDA (and Customs) have fewer rules and regulations than in the past. But there are still some rules and regulations. Those rules and regulations may or may not apply. I don't know if they do or not because I don't know exactly what the original poster wants to import, and nobody else here knows either except the original poster.

But I do know that, if I were in the same position, I damn well don't want some pseudonymous forum poster assuming that I want to ignore and violate applicable rules and regulations as I'm about to hop on a plane to my new country of residence. Give me the facts (and without any political b.s. or other agenda), point me to the truth, and let me decide, thank you very much.

No, this concept isn't complicated. It's called treating others with respect, something that seems to be very much lacking in this forum, sadly.

User avatar
ecureilx
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 9812
Joined: Fri, 20 Aug 2010

Re: RE: Re: Seeking Advice on Mail Forwarding & Electronics

Postby ecureilx » Tue, 15 Dec 2015 4:00 pm

BBCWatcher wrote:I try not to make assumptions without evidence, and I try to respect other adults as competent individuals capable of making their own decisions. It's all quite simple. In my experience most people appreciate that approach and do not want to lectured to, talked down to, prejudged, or have their decisions made for them.

Yes, IDA (and Customs) have fewer rules and regulations than in the past. But there are still some rules and regulations. Those rules and regulations may or may not apply. I don't know if they do or not because I don't know exactly what the original poster wants to import, and nobody else here knows either except the original poster.

But I do know that, if I were in the same position, I damn well don't want some pseudonymous forum poster assuming that I want to ignore and violate applicable rules and regulations as I'm about to hop on a plane to my new country of residence. Give me the facts (and without any political b.s. or other agenda), point me to the truth, and let me decide, thank you very much.

No, this concept isn't complicated. It's called treating others with respect, something that seems to be very much lacking in this forum, sadly.

Uh ho.

Especially the last paragraph :(

What we try not to do here is to complicate people's life needlessly.

And regular posters do get pulled up by the Mods when we go off tangent.

But let me tell you, I spent 5+ years of my life do modem and router certification with TAS. Before TAS/iDA said certification is not required anymore.

And one more member here has even more closer working relationship with iDA.

But I am not standing in your way if you insist on getting your flux capacitator certified by iDA.

User avatar
x9200
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 9318
Joined: Mon, 07 Sep 2009
Location: Singapore

Re: Seeking Advice on Mail Forwarding & Electronics

Postby x9200 » Tue, 15 Dec 2015 5:01 pm

BBCWatcher, you mean like it is disrespectful to disagree with you and dare to tease you a bit? Forgive me your Majesty but this is an Internet, public forum and people will voice their opinions if they disagree. Her Majesty should grow a bit thicker skin. This especially that I don't see anybody being any mean to her Majesty (as much as I could notice).

Really, you should not take it personal. It is not and I am pretty sure I can speak here for everybody.


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Relocating, Moving to Singapore”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests