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Is it illegal to ship chewing gum into Singapore?

Post by dare_dreamer » Thu, 24 Jul 2008 12:00 am

I understand that there are no gums on sale in SG, wonder if I am breaking the law to ship in a few boxes of gums???

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Post by durain » Thu, 24 Jul 2008 12:32 am

well, you will have to tell the custom officer they are for personal use. :wink:

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Post by sillingw » Thu, 24 Jul 2008 3:48 pm

I'm pretty sure a few boxes will be questioned, a couple of packs is OK, as Durain said, you can bring in for personal use - you cannot really buy here (a couple of exceptions like prescription anti-smoking etc) and you cannot resell - so a few boxes may raise some questions.

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Post by indexsg » Fri, 25 Jul 2008 11:23 am

It is illegal to SELL or DISTRIBUTE.

Should be alright for personal use.

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Post by ksl » Tue, 29 Jul 2008 3:11 am

we bring in 20 or so bags of airwaves, without any problems, you can also purchase chewing gum from dentist outlets, I think its the teeth friendly type with Xylitol in it, not sugar. Probably will cost an arm and a leg

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Post by irvine » Fri, 30 Jan 2009 8:59 am

You can buy it in Johor.. or at Watson's at Bugis Junction.

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Post by eechim » Fri, 24 Apr 2009 8:37 am

irvine wrote:You can buy it in Johor.. or at Watson's at Bugis Junction.
so you can buy it in singapore then? or is that just a rumour? :wink:

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 24 Apr 2009 9:34 am

You can buy dental chewing gum from Pharmacies but not in supermarkets. You have to sign for it I believe but I can't say for sure as I don't chew gum.
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

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Post by Quasimodo » Fri, 24 Apr 2009 8:01 pm

Why would you want to look like a regurgitative cow and mess up the place. One of the very nice things about Singapore is that you DON'T have to worry about stepping on the stuff or shoving your finger into a gooey mess under the table or chair
One in the hand is worth two of something

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 24 Apr 2009 10:04 pm

I wondered how long before Quasi would be resurrected. :cool:
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

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Post by Plavt » Sat, 25 Apr 2009 1:49 am

Quasimodo wrote:Why would you want to look like a regurgitative cow and mess up the place.
Couldn't agree more, one of the things I can't stand about people in the UK and as you and others have said it reminds me of a cow chewing the cud every time I look at somebody chewing the damned stuff and trying to look macho when in reality they look as thick as two bricks! :x

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Post by road.not.taken » Sat, 25 Apr 2009 7:46 am

Some of us can manage to chew gum and keep our gobs discreetly shut (and have minty fresh breath :D). We have also been known to throw it away in a responsible manner...

I always go to Costco and load up on gum on home leave. I've brought back 20 - 30 packs at a time with no issue. Has to be refrigerated though, otherwise it gets soft almost instantly in this climate.

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Post by Quasimodo » Sat, 25 Apr 2009 12:20 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I wondered how long before Quasi would be resurrected. :cool:
This is my second coming . . . the previous was about 07.30 . . . anyway that's another story.

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Some of us can manage to chew gum and keep our gobs discreetly shut (and have minty fresh breath Very Happy). We have also been known to throw it away in a responsible manner...
Yes, but you would be the only person who would actually look good chewing away . . . plus you are in your late 60's so social responsibility is not an unknown quantity to you.
One in the hand is worth two of something

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Post by eechim » Sun, 26 Apr 2009 10:37 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:You can buy dental chewing gum from Pharmacies but not in supermarkets. You have to sign for it I believe but I can't say for sure as I don't chew gum.
thanks, i thought it was too good to be true then! no worries i am not a gum addict either but sometime gum helps to keep the nicotine pains away that's all!

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Post by sabs » Sun, 26 Apr 2009 8:48 pm

i saw gums at my last dentist visit. They sell them.
I brought a lot of gums (over 20 pieces) from my homecountry for my friend hehehehe...
no problems at the airplane and then in sg.


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