Singapore Expats

Going back to home country?

Moving to Singapore? Ask our regular expats in Singapore questions on relocation and their experience here. Ask about banking, employment pass, insurance, visa, work permit, citizenship or immigration issues.
Post Reply
mascwave
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon, 04 Feb 2008 1:01 am

Going back to home country?

Post by mascwave » Mon, 04 Feb 2008 5:23 pm

Hi, this topic might be a little irrelevant but please bear with me.

I'm hoping to see if there are any expats here who are going back to their own country for vacation any time soon. I'm requesting a small favour from you. Is it possible for you to buy back some items which are not available here in Singapore for me? I'm willing to pay you the full amount of the item plus a little commission.

Cheers! :D

User avatar
durain
Director
Director
Posts: 3666
Joined: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 8:15 pm
Location: Location: Location: Location:

Post by durain » Mon, 04 Feb 2008 6:57 pm

what you after? is it legit stuff?

mascwave
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon, 04 Feb 2008 1:01 am

Post by mascwave » Mon, 04 Feb 2008 7:00 pm

yes of course :)

maybe some bags or clothes.. those unique items not available here.

User avatar
durain
Director
Director
Posts: 3666
Joined: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 8:15 pm
Location: Location: Location: Location:

Post by durain » Mon, 04 Feb 2008 7:58 pm

which is your home country?

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 40450
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 1:26 pm
Answers: 21
Location: Retired on the Little Red Dot

Re: Going back to home country?

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 04 Feb 2008 10:23 pm

mascwave wrote:Is it possible for you to buy back some items
Durian,

This statement is a dead giveaway. Surely you recognize it by now. "Buy Back" definitely local who wants something not normally imported into Singapore. Who knows, might want you to go shopping in Victoria's Secrets? Not a bad deal.

:P
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

TAJ
Regular
Regular
Posts: 55
Joined: Fri, 25 May 2007 10:26 am

Post by TAJ » Mon, 04 Feb 2008 10:35 pm

I was intrigued enough to check out Victorias secrets - so how did you know about this, SMS? Maybe the poster wants some good old fashioned imports like Marmite or Tetley tea bags?!!!

User avatar
Superglide
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 450
Joined: Fri, 17 Aug 2007 2:56 pm
Location: In a spacious appartment

Re: Going back to home country?

Post by Superglide » Mon, 04 Feb 2008 10:59 pm

mascwave wrote:Hi, this topic might be a little irrelevant but please bear with me.

I'm hoping to see if there are any expats here who are going back to their own country for vacation any time soon. I'm requesting a small favour from you. Is it possible for you to buy back some items which are not available here in Singapore for me? I'm willing to pay you the full amount of the item plus a little commission.

Cheers! :D
Sure,

I could send you some of our local Dutch grass...
If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes.
Pablo Picasso

User avatar
durain
Director
Director
Posts: 3666
Joined: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 8:15 pm
Location: Location: Location: Location:

Re: Going back to home country?

Post by durain » Mon, 04 Feb 2008 11:10 pm

Superglide wrote: Sure,

I could send you some of our local Dutch grass...
magic "fungus" too? :P

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 40450
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 1:26 pm
Answers: 21
Location: Retired on the Little Red Dot

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 05 Feb 2008 12:40 am

TAJ wrote:I was intrigued enough to check out Victorias secrets - so how did you know about this, SMS? Maybe the poster wants some good old fashioned imports like Marmite or Tetley tea bags?!!!
TAJ,

What on earth would a Singaporean want with Marmite! They got durians! And now they got durain as well! :P I prefer Twinnings over Tetley!
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

TAJ
Regular
Regular
Posts: 55
Joined: Fri, 25 May 2007 10:26 am

Post by TAJ » Tue, 05 Feb 2008 12:49 am

So, durian is why my boys call this place Stinkypore, and as for Durain, he is the entertainment - concerning tea I would have expected you to be supping Green tea by now!

User avatar
durain
Director
Director
Posts: 3666
Joined: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 8:15 pm
Location: Location: Location: Location:

Post by durain » Tue, 05 Feb 2008 2:33 am

my kid once asked me why cant we have durain juice?

ksl, another possible investment??? :D

User avatar
ksl
Governor
Governor
Posts: 5989
Joined: Mon, 19 Jul 2004 8:52 pm
Location: Singapore
Contact:

Post by ksl » Tue, 05 Feb 2008 2:52 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
TAJ wrote:I was intrigued enough to check out Victorias secrets - so how did you know about this, SMS? Maybe the poster wants some good old fashioned imports like Marmite or Tetley tea bags?!!!
TAJ,

What on earth would a Singaporean want with Marmite! They got durians! And now they got durain as well! :P I prefer Twinnings over Tetley!
Gimme a strong Tetley cuppa any day of the week, I'm not posh, and a Tetley pint chaser after the brew too, good ale Tetley! A working mans breakfast drink! Tea I mean :lol: .

Yes and we all know about Victoria's Secret too, don't we! Although an American brand, I have seen quite a few, designs for real! HAVEN'T I VICTORIA!

User avatar
Rich D
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 162
Joined: Thu, 03 Aug 2006 9:53 pm
Location: Istanbul

Post by Rich D » Wed, 06 Feb 2008 12:22 am

Marmite is available in Singapore however it is kept, at my local NTUC, next to the plasters and bandages. I never did work that one out.

As for Twinings over Tetley's, give me the tea folk's brew anyday, so strong that the tea-spoon will stand up in it. We used to make our own Earl Grey at home but since we bought a dishwasher we find it is available less often.

KSL - Victoria told me your secret. Since taking up drinking vinegar I understand we are talking cournichons rather than gherkins? She was not amused. (Sorry, couldn't resist!)

Carrying things on airlines for others - not a good idea but since they are so stingy with their allowances these days I am all for getting every bloody kilogramme on board as I bloody well can! Our personal record is 130kg for 2 adults and 2 kids in cattle class without any excess. It took a lot of blagging and I am sure others have done better but I was quite proud of that one.
Everyone is entitled to my opinion

User avatar
ksl
Governor
Governor
Posts: 5989
Joined: Mon, 19 Jul 2004 8:52 pm
Location: Singapore
Contact:

Post by ksl » Wed, 06 Feb 2008 10:59 pm

durain wrote:my kid once asked me why cant we have durain juice?

ksl, another possible investment??? :D


Yes! I would love some Durian Vinegar, however durain juice not possible until your kiddy gets the spelling right! :lol: I almost fell for it! :wink:

User avatar
durain
Director
Director
Posts: 3666
Joined: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 8:15 pm
Location: Location: Location: Location:

Post by durain » Wed, 06 Feb 2008 11:47 pm

LOL!!! i just notice that myself! even i cant type the diff between durain and durian!

pass me the vinegar, will ya... :P

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Relocating, Moving to Singapore”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests