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Shipping DVDs/ Movie censorship?!

Post by el Greco » Mon, 20 Mar 2006 8:59 pm

Hi there expats.experts!

I got a list from my moving company where among others it is suggested not to ship over CD or DVD/video films and if I do I need to fill out a list categorising/mentioning all of them and may be obliged to pay import taxes on them!

What's the true story behind importing DVDs, VCDs and personal home made videos (whatever these may include).

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Post by bunty » Tue, 21 Mar 2006 9:38 am

Hi

I too also moved from india and was told about this. Basically pirated and pornography is strictly prohibited.

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Re: Shipping DVDs/ Movie censorship?!

Post by bright_wave » Sat, 25 Mar 2006 7:48 pm

el Greco wrote:Hi there expats.experts!

I got a list from my moving company where among others it is suggested not to ship over CD or DVD/video films and if I do I need to fill out a list categorising/mentioning all of them and may be obliged to pay import taxes on them!

What's the true story behind importing DVDs, VCDs and personal home made videos (whatever these may include).

Thanks guys
El Greco!
hi,

I shipped my dvds back from europe and was detained at the MDA (i can't remember if this abbre is the right one) anyway, they asked me to categorise all my dvds in order to be submitted for screening purposes. (I wonder if they organise a free movie session or what for this :???:) but they gave me back all my arty dvds. 2 weeks later, I had to pay S$1.80 for a sticker that says that MDA has authorised (blah blah) PER DVD. in the end, I had dvds that were detained as they are not allowed in singapore such as the south park movie!!! :roll:

and they destroyed it ..... alternatively, I could write in to the director to explain why they shouldn't destroy it... :o .... :cry:

*sigh* that's my story for dvds in Singapore. so better buy new ones here for all the work you are going to go through.

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Post by Baron Greenback » Mon, 27 Mar 2006 1:36 pm

cenosrship is a bit of a nightmare over here in Singapore.

what we did was transfer our DVDs to a cd case/folder type thing, to save space, & then brought them over in our hand luggage. It is a risk as you might have your bag searched on entry but unlikely.

Of course it depends how many you have
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Post by el Greco » Mon, 27 Mar 2006 3:27 pm

Jesus! Where am I coming to???! :shock:

Any ideas what happens with personnal videos? holidays, events, intimate (Paris Hilton 8-) ) moments... do they scroll through these as well??

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Post by dot dot dot » Tue, 28 Mar 2006 12:24 am

You know what El Greco?

Chewing gum is also prohibited here, and we cane people when jaywalking. On top of that we fine you for 5000$ if you dare to eat in the subway. :o

Relax, like Baron says, bring it in in hand luggage. Chances are slim you get busted.

Any country has rules, Singapore is just somewhat more strict.

Paris Hilton :???:

Dude, who is funny here, Singapore or you being a fan of this weirdo?

Eric

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Post by Saint » Tue, 28 Mar 2006 2:57 am

Eric from the Netherlands wrote:You know what El Greco?

Chewing gum is also prohibited here, and we cane people when jaywalking. On top of that we fine you for 5000$ if you dare to eat in the subway. :o

Relax, like Baron says, bring it in in hand luggage. Chances are slim you get busted.

Any country has rules, Singapore is just somewhat more strict.

Paris Hilton :???:

Dude, who is funny here, Singapore or you being a fan of this weirdo?

Eric
:lol: :lol:

Welcome back Sir :cool:

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Post by el Greco » Tue, 28 Mar 2006 3:28 pm

Eric from the Netherlands wrote:You know what El Greco?

Paris Hilton :???:

Dude, who is funny here, Singapore or you being a fan of this weirdo?

Eric
Eric my friend, you got me all wrong here! anything but a fan of this personna. I just used it to reference the possible content of home made videos! :wink:

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Post by dot dot dot » Tue, 28 Mar 2006 4:07 pm

el Greco wrote:
Eric from the Netherlands wrote:You know what El Greco?

Paris Hilton :???:

Dude, who is funny here, Singapore or you being a fan of this weirdo?

Eric
Eric my friend, you got me all wrong here! anything but a fan of this personna. I just used it to reference the possible content of home made videos! :wink:
:wink:

Eric

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