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Airport Security DVD's Normal Non Porn

Post by Patrick777 » Tue, 15 Aug 2006 12:59 am

I hear Forest Gump is banned from Singapore as it may offend locals according to my moving agent?

I'm told they charge $4 dollars to go through your collection kicking out any they don't like? Is this true I'm presuming it is?

What are people experinces in taking it through as hand luggage and not declaring it? How keen are the airport security and how would you be punished if caught?

I'm presuming you could play the I didn't know card and just have them taken or am I also likely/running the risk of a big fine?

I don't mind taking the 50/50 chance of not declaring them I just don't want to walk into the country for the first time and get a huge fine etc!

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Post by Tartan » Tue, 15 Aug 2006 2:53 pm

Hi,

I'm in the same boat really. Moving out at the end of September with lots of DVDs and not sure what to do about some that may be seen as iffy (Life of Brian for one).

Also, does anybody know if there are any issues with bringing recorded videos? just movies/tv shows stuff off TV not copies of legit videos or anything.

As with you I have no issues sticking some in hand or hold luggage rather than the main shipment of our stuff but don't fancy a big fine to boot.

All help and advice appreciated.

Tartan

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Dummy run

Post by Patrick777 » Tue, 15 Aug 2006 4:16 pm

Tartan,

I'm calling you my dummy run let me know how you fair I've got a week to change my plans then ! 8)

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Pat

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Post by Tartan » Tue, 15 Aug 2006 6:33 pm

bahahahahahahaha.....

Cheers! ;)

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Post by jpatokal » Tue, 15 Aug 2006 9:09 pm

In theory, Customs is allowed to screen every single DVD, VHS cassette and eight-reel tape you bring in and charge you $4/hour for the privilege.

In practice (do a search), I don't think anybody on this forum has ever gotten charged for inspection, much less busted -- even in Singapore Customs appears to have better things to do. You'll probably want to leave your autographed collector's edition of Butt-F*ck Sluts Go Nuts back home though...
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Post by Rich D » Tue, 15 Aug 2006 10:38 pm

I've never been stopped and searched at Changi and although cars are routinely checked at the causeway this is pretty cursory.

I've had 2 items intercepted in the post though which the senders helpfully marked "DVD" and "video" on the cutoms labels - duh!!! I forget the exact charges but its a few dollars flat fee plus a fee for each edit if you choose or you can elect to return to sender or dispose.

I'm told they scan through on fast forward which rings true as both items (a video of Skinner and Baddiel's Fantasy Football League and a DVD of the Little Britain Red Nose Day special) came through unscathed despite some 4 letter language and numerous 'alternative lifestyle' references on the latter.

To be honest the few dollars it cost were worth the thought of some uncle staring at the screen wondering what all this British humour is actually about!
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