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SYD to SING 20ft container --- Mold & Mildew, Weber BBQ

Post by girlPower » Thu, 18 Sep 2008 1:23 pm

We are moving from Sydney to Singapore in a few months. We have a modest budget from the company for the total move, so we want to make sure that the suppliers we choose will provide value for money.

I have read some where in the forum that it's approximately AUD$5500 (incl or excl insurance?) for a 20ft container door to door. Just wondering if anyone can comment on that budget. We will most likely go with either Kent or Allied Pickfords from Sydney and would like to hear your experience on either of these companies.

I am a little concern with mold and mildew and would be keen to hear if anyone had any problems especially if we are unable to find a place straight away.

At this point we are thinking of bringing our weber gas bbq. Has anyone else done that and is there any problems with the gas connectors & hose etc?

Hope you can share your experience with us. Thanks.

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Post by sierra2469alpha » Thu, 18 Sep 2008 4:43 pm

GP - same with us. 20ft container SYD-SIN.

We had no problems whatsoever - just make sure your removalist company has 1) good packaging (ours had cardboord backed blister wrapping for everything) and 2) good insurance just in case.

HTH, P

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Post by Matney » Thu, 18 Sep 2008 5:18 pm

Our shipment from Brisbane to Singapore, using Kent, was in a container for about 6 weeks until we did find a place and it was fine.

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Post by Strong Eagle » Thu, 18 Sep 2008 7:55 pm

BBQ - you'll just need to get a different tank connector here.

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Post by sierra2469alpha » Thu, 18 Sep 2008 8:29 pm

Good point - I missed the BBQ in the OP...tks

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Post by charming » Thu, 18 Sep 2008 8:57 pm

We bought our gas BBq out from Dubai and I just phoned the gas guy who came round supplied the gas and changed the regulator (about $80) he tested it too.

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Post by girlPower » Thu, 18 Sep 2008 9:07 pm

I was told that the storage cost in Singapore is expensive because you should choose to storge it in a "air conditioned" location.

Do you have any idea if your container was in a "humidity controlled" environment and the cost.

Thanks

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Post by sierra2469alpha » Thu, 18 Sep 2008 9:31 pm

Demurrage will cost you anywhere in the world - especially in one of the busiest ports/FTZ (esp. Keppel FTZ)!!!

No normal "relocation containers" are stored in aircon. Air-con is meant for produce which can spoil - i.e. food.

HTH, P & C

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