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Post by Saint » Sun, 01 Jun 2008 6:28 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Matter of fact, taxico is in Australia and not even in Singapore at all.
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Post by Bigeasy » Sun, 01 Jun 2008 11:27 pm

taxico wrote:
i don't think bringing $1,500 over is a problem if you can carry that amount safely and they don't come in giant bundles or anything (eg, chinese money)...

8-)

Does anyone know how much cash I can bring without any special declaration, tax or tariff? I know we each can carry $10,000 US when coming into the US.

We each planned on carrying about $8000 US if that isn't a problem?

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Post by Saint » Mon, 02 Jun 2008 12:25 am

Bigeasy wrote:
taxico wrote:
i don't think bringing $1,500 over is a problem if you can carry that amount safely and they don't come in giant bundles or anything (eg, chinese money)...

8-)

Does anyone know how much cash I can bring without any special declaration, tax or tariff? I know we each can carry $10,000 US when coming into the US.

We each planned on carrying about $8000 US if that isn't a problem?

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S$30k per person has to be declared since 1st Nov 2007

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Post by Bigeasy » Mon, 02 Jun 2008 3:13 am

Saint wrote:
S$30k per person has to be declared since 1st Nov 2007

Great... thanks just what I needed to know.


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Post by max's mom » Mon, 02 Jun 2008 2:12 pm

I have not seen any shop here that would accept USD! there are lots of money changers here who can happily charge you to convert to sing dollars!

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Post by taxico » Sat, 14 Jun 2008 12:31 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Matter of fact, taxico is in Australia and not even in Singapore at all.
i'm not in australia!!! but close enough... :)

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Post by taxico » Sat, 14 Jun 2008 12:44 pm

one843 wrote: This is all wrong. SQ flights from India gate a T2.

Wrong again. MRT station is at T1.

US$ are not excpet at most malls.

Why are you giving this guy the advsie you are giving? I sound like you landed in Singapore 2 hours ago. :mad:

I can see why you wish to remain secret. I can not figure out why you wnat to know all the details of this guy. Like, flight #, luggaeg description, phisycal description, ect...

Almost everything you have told this guy will gaurantee his arrival and experince here to be horrid.
i had been busy and away for a while. but i shall now reply to this post.

i apologize for mixing up where the MRT station is located at. my intention was not to confuse anyone. i've only taken it once before, and i've not used it in a long time so i made a boo-boo.

however, i did not know SQ flights land anywhere else except T3. i was told by the krislounge staff that all SQ flights would taxi into T3 by middle of this year. i suppose she was wrong, and i am wrong too then. i apologize.

i am not remaining in secret - when i asked what he looks like and what luggage he carries, etc, i was JOKING. and i actually said i was joking in a previous post too! and i think most people can tell i was kidding...!

i cannot possibly meet this guy, even if i wanted to help him, because like what this other guy said, i am NOT IN SINGAPORE. okay, i'm not in australia either, but that still puts me outside of singapore.

i don't think the original poster will be cheated and robbed in singapore. i'm not out to cheat and rob anyone either... but it's pretty hard to be taken for a ride from the airport because that's not where most conman hang out. wait, i take that back. i don't know where conmen hang out.

essentially, my advice was given in hopes that he will NOT feel horrid and lost when he lands.

lastly, i have used US$ in many places in singapore. i have used them in many shopping centers in the city shopping strip (from tanglin to suntec).

i have used them in airport terminals including the budget terminal. i bought 2 cell phone covers at this Toons shop with a $10 US bill. i didn't ask for change back.

i have paid cab drivers with them and i have used them at restaurants a few times, and once at the "heng heng" CHAO TOW KWAY (carrot cake) store at newton circus.

as long as you're not paying everything with US$100 bills i think it's safe to say that yes, some places accept us dollars. NOT ALL, but some do. always be prepared to take a hit on the exchange rate too.

that's all i have to say about that. : ) and no, there's no reason why i "wish to remain a secret" - i've just been busy for about 2 weeks but now i'm back and the message board torture resumes...

at least that's what i think you mean.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 14 Jun 2008 10:40 pm

I was told that NZ was Australia's 8th state. Sorry. :wink:
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Post by taxico » Sun, 15 Jun 2008 10:19 am

my... my presence and whereabouts shall remain undisclosed!!!

p/s: i'm not kiwi. i don't take offence to that. :D shhhhh...

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Post by rasserie » Mon, 16 Jun 2008 1:50 am

well actualli, SQ flights arrive in T2 and T3.

i just fetched my brother from japan in T2 last week

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