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Can I bring a car with me

Post by jnlciti » Thu, 24 Apr 2008 11:11 pm

I'm about to accept a post in Singapore- work will pay for relocation cost. Has anyone brought a car over from UK with them and if so how much does it cost and was it worth it. I also need help with finding accommodation on the east side and was wondering if anyone has any suggestions. Need 2 bedrooms. min. prefer own flat as family will join afterwards
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 24 Apr 2008 11:41 pm

Forget importing a car, too expensive even if it can be done, which I doubt. Bout the only thing you can do is export vehicles. Or import "New" vehicles that are environmentally acceptable here.

You can check the various links in my signature page for the heading "Car License / Ownership / Public Transport" at the various links for more information from the government websites listed there.
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Post by jnlciti » Thu, 24 Apr 2008 11:56 pm

the car is brand new 100mls on the clock just bougt it fo rthe wife and now got new job
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Post by durain » Fri, 25 Apr 2008 12:15 am

jnlciti wrote:the car is brand new 100mls on the clock just bougt it fo rthe wife and now got new job
i know what you mean, but still not worth shipping the car there. but what you can do is to ship a few cans of heinz baked beans. :)

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Post by jnlciti » Fri, 25 Apr 2008 12:42 am

thanks - take it it's a no no on bringing a car. Thanks
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Post by Strong Eagle » Fri, 25 Apr 2008 7:06 am

Sure, you can bring the car. It is right hand drive and less than 3 years old. Probably runs on unleaded and meets strict emission standards. The catch?

a) Around S$10,000 to ship the car.
b) Must be inspected outside Singapore
c) 110 percent registration fee based on car value, shipping, insurance, inspection fees.
d) 20 percent customs charge as above (on everything).
e) 7 percent GST on everything including the customs charge.
f) Additional $10,000 surcharge.
g) Buy a COE to drive the thing - currently about $16K to $20K depending on your engine size.

So, bring it on! You get the idea they are not encouraging you to do so, though.

http://www.onemotoring.com.sg/publish/o ... mp/Car.pdf

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Post by ScoobyDoes » Fri, 25 Apr 2008 12:48 pm

jnlciti wrote:the car is brand new 100mls on the clock just bougt it fo rthe wife and now got new job
Part of the negotiation on taking the new job would be for the company to cover the loss in the re-sale value but depends if the company REALLY wants you that badly. If so, they'll agree to anything.

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Post by jnlciti » Fri, 25 Apr 2008 2:08 pm

thanks all - what about the costs involved in buying a car out there - family saloon 2-3 years old. It cheaper to rent at the weekends for sightseeing trips? Also i really need to understand how the lettings works. my budget would be around the SGD3000 - 3500 / month
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Post by Strong Eagle » Fri, 25 Apr 2008 2:12 pm

jnlciti wrote:thanks all - what about the costs involved in buying a car out there - family saloon 2-3 years old. It cheaper to rent at the weekends for sightseeing trips? Also i really need to understand how the lettings works. my budget would be around the SGD3000 - 3500 / month
All the taxes and charges I mentioned in importing a car are also applied to vehicles sold at dealers. You can get an idea of drive out costs here:

http://www.onemotoring.com.sg/publish/o ... Update.pdf

So, used cars depreciate with much the same curve as elsewhere but in addition you have to know how many years are left on the COE.

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Post by jnlciti » Fri, 25 Apr 2008 2:15 pm

oh well - betting bring the bicycle with me then . assuming theres no tax on that.
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Post by Asdracles » Fri, 25 Apr 2008 2:41 pm

I think Singapore is one of the most expensive countries for having a car (compared with its living standard).

As single, I feel a car absolutely useless. Public transportation is good, and even if you take 3/4 taxis daily, the final numbers would be cheaper that the car taxes, parking and so (forget about free street parking in Singapore).

Things can be different with family, but really, Singapore is so small, that for weekend trips you will take plane/ship if you go abroad, or a taxi if you want to go to any of the places for weekend (East Coast, Reservoir, Sentosa, Pulau Ubin, ...)

My point is that you must really think if you need a car. If not, here is a real pain

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Post by QRM » Fri, 25 Apr 2008 4:10 pm

jnlciti wrote:oh well - betting bring the bicycle with me then . assuming theres no tax on that.
wouldnt even bother with that, I found bicycle are cheaper here

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 25 Apr 2008 4:16 pm

Oh, they have high-end bike shops here as well. e.g., Trek, et al.
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Post by QRM » Fri, 25 Apr 2008 6:26 pm

durain wrote:
jnlciti wrote:the car is brand new 100mls on the clock just bougt it fo rthe wife and now got new job
i know what you mean, but still not worth shipping the car there. but what you can do is to ship a few cans of heinz baked beans. :)
Durain, the local shops here has loads of heinz beans, what we cant find is crest toothpaste so he can ship those out and if he can get away with it crates of wine, eye watering expensive here.

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Post by durain » Fri, 25 Apr 2008 7:22 pm

hmmm... never notice no crest in singapore. how about malaysia? you not use darkie? oops... what is it call now?

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