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Post by QRM » Sun, 26 Apr 2009 9:27 pm

I had a stuffed up ear so I bought some for flying. You cant buy bubble gum, but any chewing gum that has "healthy" properties, Like teeth whitening (wrigleys) breath fresher etc can be bought in Singapore at the pharmacy.

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Post by louy » Mon, 27 Apr 2009 1:45 pm

I brought a lot from my home country too.
About 60 packets. No problem so far.

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Post by OogieBoogie » Mon, 27 Apr 2009 2:52 pm

bought a desk box of gum in Bintan, but didn'tdare to bring it at the office...
Anyway custom didn't ask me any question, so i didn't say anything about it.

But i guess no been caught with gum doesn't mean it's ok to bring some in the country. I'm more curious of the feedback of people caught with gum at the airport rather than the lucky few.

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Post by jpatokal » Tue, 28 Apr 2009 4:25 pm

Didn't we just have this discussion? :shock:

http://www.singaporeexpats.com/forum/ftopic39820.html

Summary: In legal theory, it's illegal to import or possess any quantity of chewing gum in Singapore. Period. In practice, of course, nobody really cares, unless you start approaching retail quantities.
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Post by Quasimodo » Wed, 29 Apr 2009 12:53 pm

sabs wrote: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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I bet your dentist sees more gums in a day than you . . . but I have never heard of dentists selling gums . . .

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Post by QRM » Wed, 29 Apr 2009 1:03 pm

OogieBoogie wrote:bought a desk box of gum in Bintan, but didn'tdare to bring it at the office...
oooh you're so naughty, soon people will be sneaking off to the toilets after parties to try a bit of bubble gum chewing.

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Post by OogieBoogie » Wed, 29 Apr 2009 2:08 pm

???

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Post by road.not.taken » Wed, 29 Apr 2009 4:53 pm

Quasimodo wrote:
sabs wrote: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.


Smilefocus @ Camden Medical Centre
I bet your dentist sees more gums in a day than you . . . but I have never heard of dentists selling gums . . .

Interesting
Well, when they charge you for soft tissue reconstruction, they are essentially selling gums...

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Post by Quasimodo » Sat, 02 May 2009 6:26 pm

road.not.taken wrote:
Quasimodo wrote:
sabs wrote: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.


Smilefocus @ Camden Medical Centre
I bet your dentist sees more gums in a day than you . . . but I have never heard of dentists selling gums . . .

Interesting
Well, when they charge you for soft tissue reconstruction, they are essentially selling gums...
Essentially eh? Well yes, you have a point, of course. I do, however, wonder why sabs would buy over 20 gums 'for a friend'. Is this a new fetish I have yet to hear about?
Of course we all know about removing dentures for, ahem, certain adventures, but gums?

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Post by imrankassim » Tue, 12 May 2009 11:38 pm

ksl wrote: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
There's no gum like wrigleys, these dental knockoffs are the ones that should be banned in my opinion !
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