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Re: Everyday items to bring from the US to Singapore

Post by Lisafuller » Fri, 16 Jul 2021 12:56 pm

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Sun, 11 Jul 2021 11:39 pm
Make sure to get plenty of aspirin, its much cheaper there. Also, most specialty snacks aren’t available here, only the more popular items like cheetos can be found in mainstream grocery stores. If you’re looking for trail mix, your best bet would be to visit a whole foods retailer (scoop wholefoods comes to mind) and make your own.
Just to add on to my previous response, most skincare products, in particular creams and makeup are much cheaper in the US. I like to get the CeraVe moisturizing cream from walmart- its $5 for a 16oz tub. The same tub goes for well over $30 on iHerb, and thats the best price you can get here.

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Re: Everyday items to bring from the US to Singapore

Post by HogHollow » Thu, 22 Jul 2021 3:52 pm

Thanks again for the great suggestions on what to bring over from the US, and my wife and I have loaded up on many of the items you all described.

Well, I've arrived in Singapore and went straight into quarantine at the Fairmont.

I've been informed that I can get groceries delivered on Redmart, but I'm completely lost on all the local brands being offered.

The two most important things we'd like to get are 2% organic milk and organic boxed salad, like mixed greens or spinach. I can't seem to find either type of item on Redmart.

Does anyone have suggestions on what brand of 2% organic milk is most similar to what you'd find Stateside? Like something similar in texture and flavor to a Horizon milk?

Any recommendations on where I can purchase organic boxes salad online?

Thanks again in advance.

Gerry

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Re: Everyday items to bring from the US to Singapore

Post by MOCHS » Thu, 22 Jul 2021 4:50 pm

https://www.lazada.sg/shop-groceries-fr ... ixedsalad/

I just typed in “mixed salad” into Lazada (some shops are linked to RedMart) and these are the results I got. It’s the same stuff that’s sold in the supermarkets.

You can ignore the durian results lol, they considered it as “fresh fruit” and it’s durian season.

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Re: Everyday items to bring from the US to Singapore

Post by unclechai » Thu, 22 Jul 2021 7:59 pm

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Thu, 15 Jul 2021 11:54 am
unclechai wrote:
Thu, 15 Jul 2021 8:25 am
We haven’t found generics so far
Generic loratadine (non-drowsy) and chlorphenamine (drowsy) for allergies is pretty cheap in the pharmacy compared to brand names Zyrtec/Claritin. It always less than $5 for me for about 40 tablets.

Don’t look for them on the shelves which always stocks brand names, you’ll have to go to the pharmacist counter themselves to get them.
Welp, thanks for highlighting this, that’s a pretty decent quantity. We were never aware of that. So at any of the Guardian for example, the pharmacy would usually stock those generics?

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Re: Everyday items to bring from the US to Singapore

Post by MOCHS » Thu, 22 Jul 2021 10:52 pm

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Thu, 22 Jul 2021 7:59 pm
So at any of the Guardian for example, the pharmacy would usually stock those generics?
Like what malcontent mentioned in the previous page, you’ll have to go to the bigger Guardian or Watsons in town/Orchard to try your luck. The pharmacies in the neighbourhood malls may or may not have them since their shop size limits how much they can stock.

I usually got mine from government hospitals pre-COVID. Have not tried to get any generic ones from the hospital since the pandemic started ‘cos I still have a decent stash and mask wearing have also reduced the occurrence of stuffy nose for me.

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Re: Everyday items to bring from the US to Singapore

Post by HogHollow » Fri, 23 Jul 2021 9:12 am

MOCHS wrote:
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 4:50 pm
https://www.lazada.sg/shop-groceries-fr ... ixedsalad/

I just typed in “mixed salad” into Lazada (some shops are linked to RedMart) and these are the results I got. It’s the same stuff that’s sold in the supermarkets.

You can ignore the durian results lol, they considered it as “fresh fruit” and it’s durian season.
Oh great, thanks for the recommendation for Lazada. I did see one option for organic baby greens.

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Re: Everyday items to bring from the US to Singapore

Post by Lisafuller » Sat, 24 Jul 2021 11:58 pm

HogHollow wrote:
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 3:52 pm
Thanks again for the great suggestions on what to bring over from the US, and my wife and I have loaded up on many of the items you all described.

Well, I've arrived in Singapore and went straight into quarantine at the Fairmont.

I've been informed that I can get groceries delivered on Redmart, but I'm completely lost on all the local brands being offered.

The two most important things we'd like to get are 2% organic milk and organic boxed salad, like mixed greens or spinach. I can't seem to find either type of item on Redmart.

Does anyone have suggestions on what brand of 2% organic milk is most similar to what you'd find Stateside? Like something similar in texture and flavor to a Horizon milk?

Any recommendations on where I can purchase organic boxes salad online?

Thanks again in advance.

Gerry
2% milk is not a thing here like it is in the US. Unlike full fat, 1%, 2%, and skim, here we only have skim, low fat, and full cream. I’ve always been partial to skim; I tend to go for the Australian brands like Harvey Fresh or Devondale. So Natural is also a great option, the cap on Devondale can be rather finnicky.

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Re: Everyday items to bring from the US to Singapore

Post by Lisafuller » Sun, 25 Jul 2021 12:02 am

unclechai wrote:
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 7:59 pm
MOCHS wrote:
Thu, 15 Jul 2021 11:54 am
unclechai wrote:
Thu, 15 Jul 2021 8:25 am
We haven’t found generics so far
Generic loratadine (non-drowsy) and chlorphenamine (drowsy) for allergies is pretty cheap in the pharmacy compared to brand names Zyrtec/Claritin. It always less than $5 for me for about 40 tablets.

Don’t look for them on the shelves which always stocks brand names, you’ll have to go to the pharmacist counter themselves to get them.
Welp, thanks for highlighting this, that’s a pretty decent quantity. We were never aware of that. So at any of the Guardian for example, the pharmacy would usually stock those generics?
You’ll have better luck at the bigger drugstores, but for the most part just ask the pharmacist at the counter, chances are they’ll have it.

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