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Carrying Desktop Computer into Singapore

Post by siddhantchd » Mon, 09 Dec 2019 4:36 am

Hi ,

I would be relocating to Singapore and would like to carry my Desktop computer as a checkin luggage. Wanted to know if this would be fine at the customs?

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Re: Carrying Desktop Computer into Singapore

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 09 Dec 2019 2:39 pm

Sure, no problem, but if you carry it in checked-in luggage, be sure you declare it as a personal computer else you could find yourself paying duty on it. (not likely, but possible, a lot depending on where you are from and how prevalent that kind of behaviour is from visitors from your country. Most European countries have no issues, but some S/S.E. Asian countries have histories of that kind of behaviours. Just be sure to declare it when you enter and you should be good. I'm not aware if they require a startup here or not, like the US often does.

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Re: Carrying Desktop Computer into Singapore

Post by nextlife01 » Tue, 10 Dec 2019 5:20 pm

In general, you can bring a desktop computer as checkin baggage, even on international flights, but there is a risk of damage you should consider.

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Re: Carrying Desktop Computer into Singapore

Post by x9200 » Tue, 10 Dec 2019 6:59 pm

siddhantchd wrote:
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 4:36 am
Hi ,

I would be relocating to Singapore and would like to carry my Desktop computer as a checkin luggage. Wanted to know if this would be fine at the customs?
Fined? For what? Illegal software, movies, porn?

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Re: Carrying Desktop Computer into Singapore

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 10 Dec 2019 8:58 pm

x9200, he probably means fine as in okay. Maybe? :-k Or all of what you mentioned! :mrgreen:

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Re: Carrying Desktop Computer into Singapore

Post by siddhantchd » Tue, 10 Dec 2019 9:11 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 8:58 pm
x9200, he probably means fine as in okay. Maybe? :-k Or all of what you mentioned! :mrgreen:
Hhaha sorry for the confusion meant will it be okay 😛😛

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Re: Carrying Desktop Computer into Singapore

Post by siddhantchd » Tue, 10 Dec 2019 11:27 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 2:39 pm
Sure, no problem, but if you carry it in checked-in luggage, be sure you declare it as a personal computer else you could find yourself paying duty on it. (not likely, but possible, a lot depending on where you are from and how prevalent that kind of behaviour is from visitors from your country. Most European countries have no issues, but some S/S.E. Asian countries have histories of that kind of behaviours. Just be sure to declare it when you enter and you should be good. I'm not aware if they require a startup here or not, like the US often does.
Thanks a lot @sundaymorningstaple

My first time travelling so if i may ask a noob question where do i need to declare the same? (Red channel maybe?)

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Re: Carrying Desktop Computer into Singapore

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 11 Dec 2019 11:40 am

I checked the Customs site and it doesn't mention the necessity of making a declaration unless it it for resale in Singapore. e.g., if personal (meaning is being currently used by you), then shouldn't need to declare it. Sorry. it's been a long time since I entered Singapore as a tourist and some things have changed thanks to technology.

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Re: Carrying Desktop Computer into Singapore

Post by siddhantchd » Wed, 11 Dec 2019 4:08 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Wed, 11 Dec 2019 11:40 am
I checked the Customs site and it doesn't mention the necessity of making a declaration unless it it for resale in Singapore. e.g., if personal (meaning is being currently used by you), then shouldn't need to declare it. Sorry. it's been a long time since I entered Singapore as a tourist and some things have changed thanks to technology.
Thanks a lot thats of great help. If possible could you please share the link as i cannot find this in the customs website

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Re: Carrying Desktop Computer into Singapore

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 11 Dec 2019 6:38 pm

https://www.customs.gov.sg/individuals/ ... t-of-taxes

You can read the red & green channels and I think you'll be okay.

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