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bringing a cigar through customs

Postby The Ref » Thu, 17 Aug 2017 8:25 pm

Now I know there is no duty free allowance for tobacco in Singapore, but I also know you can bring in an open pack of cigarettes.

So what about a cigars?

I doubt that would it hold true if you bought in 9 cigars in a 10 pack but would a single cigar be OK? :cool:

I have never done this but I was wondering if anyone knows the answer.

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Re: bringing a cigar through customs

Postby ecureilx » Thu, 17 Aug 2017 9:28 pm

The Ref wrote:Now I know there is no duty free allowance for tobacco in Singapore, but I also know you can bring in an open pack of cigarettes.

So what about a cigars?

I doubt that would it hold true if you bought in 9 cigars in a 10 pack but would a single cigar be OK? :cool:

I have never done this but I was wondering if anyone knows the answer.
You have official website stating this one open packet rule?

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Re: bringing a cigar through customs

Postby The Ref » Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:06 pm

No official website, but I got caught bringing in a closed packet a few years ago and they told me I would have saved the $200 fine if it was open and 1 missing.

P.S. I dont smoke and it was for the ex-wife

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Re: bringing a cigar through customs

Postby ecureilx » Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:48 pm

The Ref wrote:No official website, but I got caught bringing in a closed packet a few years ago and they told me I would have saved the $200 fine if it was open and 1 missing.

P.S. I dont smoke and it was for the ex-wife
No more.

An open packet Is not allowed now, from what I know. Since the individual cigarette stamps started being compulsory checks on single cigarettes too is stepped up.

Some airlines started announcing the no undeclared tobacco rule now !!!

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Re: bringing a cigar through customs

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 18 Aug 2017 9:01 am

Hey Ref, I hope it's not a Montecristo. If it is, I think I'd find me an nice airport lounge and good glass of cognac and some caviar a leather armchair and enjoy it rather than take the chance. :cool:

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Re: bringing a cigar through customs

Postby The Ref » Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:07 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Hey Ref, I hope it's not a Montecristo. If it is, I think I'd find me an nice airport lounge and good glass of cognac and some caviar a leather armchair and enjoy it rather than take the chance. :cool:

It is more that I was hoping to bring 1 in per flight/trip for special occasions. Oh Well, I will just pay the huge cost here.

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Re: bringing a cigar through customs

Postby x9200 » Sat, 19 Aug 2017 12:22 pm

Paying the duty makes any sense? In principle, it should not, but in Singapore so many things are so viciously overprized that maybe it's worth to check?

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Re: bringing a cigar through customs

Postby ecureilx » Sat, 19 Aug 2017 1:33 pm

x9200 wrote:Paying the duty makes any sense? In principle, it should not, but in Singapore so many things are so viciously overprized that maybe it's worth to check?
Just For info, Duty free Liquor is nearly 50+% more than the actual price. Not 5% or 10% more ..

Duty free somebody said?

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Re: bringing a cigar through customs

Postby x9200 » Sat, 19 Aug 2017 4:52 pm

ecureilx wrote:
x9200 wrote:Paying the duty makes any sense? In principle, it should not, but in Singapore so many things are so viciously overprized that maybe it's worth to check?
Just For info, Duty free Liquor is nearly 50+% more than the actual price. Not 5% or 10% more ..

Duty free somebody said?

1l of plain Absolut is ca S$19 at Singapore duty free shops. Wines and beer it makes no sense to buy them there (sometimes it still does in EU DF-shops) but vodka, gin, things like Malibu,Baileys, are much cheaper or cheaper.

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Re: bringing a cigar through customs

Postby taxico » Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:49 am

~$140/400g (35.2c/gram - 400g max). they will weigh your cigars and charge you accordingly.

and then they will charge you GST on your cigars so bring your receipt along.

and they might want to search your bags if they don't quite like the look of you.

and some times there's a wait. for everything. do your sums and see if it's worth the trouble.

i did the above once. i smoke infrequently, so i find it easier to just get singles at the shops...

nothing beats a cigar on a cool singapore night with good coffee or whiskey. mmm...
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