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Postby OnTheMove » Sat, 27 Aug 2005 4:41 am

We are moving from Sydney to Singapore.

Are there any issues with bringing personal (ie kids friendly) collection of TV's/Video's/DVD's from Australia to Singapore? :D

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Postby Yutenji » Tue, 30 Aug 2005 5:45 pm

Are there any issues with bringing personal (ie kids friendly) collection of TV's/Video's/DVD's

Hi,
Officially, I believe the answer is still 'Yes'. (Officially) You need to get any video medium (e.g. tape, VCD or DVD) reviewed, and the charge is (or was, anyway) about S$10 each. Ouch!
Unofficially (and I never told you this, ok? :wink: ) it's unusual for them to check, unless something else has triggered their interest in you.
There is perhaps nowadays a 'middle ground'. When I first moved here, I just took the chance, bought in a large number of videos without having them checked and had no problems at all. When we left and came back last year, the Moving Company had us make a list of all the individual titles, and once again there were no problems and we didn't pay anything.
So, bottom line, check with your Moving Company. Perhaps the rules changed.

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Postby antpink » Wed, 31 Aug 2005 12:04 am

We bought over a bunch of DVD's and video tapes from US when we moved here 5-ish years ago, and highlighted the fact on the packing notices. Made a list of all the movie titles as well, on a paper inside the box, so that I could see if any went MIA along the way. Box was never even opened. As Yutenji has said, I think they look at the whole lot and decide if things look dodgy before they start tearing things apart.

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Postby Yutenji » Wed, 31 Aug 2005 9:47 am

antpink wrote:... and highlighted the fact on the packing notices. Made a list of all the movie titles as well, on a paper inside the box...

Ah yes, good reminder, we did that too.
Good luck


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