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How to fill a shipping container ??

Post by louy » Thu, 18 Sep 2008 7:30 pm

OK, Less than 3 weeks till come to Singapore.

I have the relocation company company around in a little over 2 weeks to come and collect all my stuff.

I have a 20ft contain, and cos I am only renting here in UK, I dont have much. The relocation consultant told me its less than half full.

So far I am bringing a bed, one seater sofa chair, a office table, a book shelf and TV, and a kick boxing bag and a gorge foreman grill and cutlery

Any recommendations on what I should be. Is there anything that I can not get in SG but is cheap in UK ??

What should I buy and bring to fill this container space

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Post by Strong Eagle » Thu, 18 Sep 2008 7:53 pm

You ought to take out an ad to find someone willing to pay you to fill the rest of the container. Just make sure you know what is going in.

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Post by boffenl » Fri, 19 Sep 2008 10:50 am

Don't forget your clothes! and shoes! Most everything else you can get here. Aslo send an e-mail to Universities in your area, most have Asian or Singaporean students who might have some books to send "home" and would rather pay you than SingPost. We had 2 students in Indiana ship home books and clothes in our container. Their parents picked it up from our place when it was delivered.

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Post by Zeenit » Mon, 22 Sep 2008 7:51 pm

Only thing I have not yet found in Singapore is real honey.......... not the running stuff. Singapore has everything you need but dont go and buy replacement items. Ship what you have and buy when you need.

Lucky for us we did not ship our dining table and chairs, or sofa. We found a condo with brand new items as well as a plasma tv.
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Re: How to fill a shipping container ??

Post by sierra2469alpha » Mon, 22 Sep 2008 9:20 pm

louy wrote: What should I buy and bring to fill this container space
OK might be a bit late replying - sorry have been O/S - but your shipping company should be offering to "back-load" your container therefore lowering the cost for you - assuming they can get it loaded and logisitically sorted. It then lowers their costs also, as they don't need to load another container and trans-ship it.

It's a pretty common practice these days.

HTH, P (Ms. C on assignment again!)

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Post by louy » Wed, 01 Oct 2008 11:59 pm

am i allowed to ship food ??

Say, can i have a box in my container say for tinned beans and spam etc ?

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Post by louy » Thu, 02 Oct 2008 12:21 am

hobnob biscuits, crisps, real chocolate, mints

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Post by apservice » Thu, 02 Oct 2008 5:44 am

sometimes it is cheaper not to bring any stuff and just buy those in Singapore. Almost everything you can get from Singapore.

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Post by louy » Thu, 02 Oct 2008 6:25 pm

I was gonna say cereals, cereal bars, snacks, junk food, biscuits, chocolate, chewing gum (if you dare), beverages like tea, hot chocolate – cos I missed these things when I was abroad..sad, but true. Overseas equivalents aren’t equivalent…

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Post by durain » Thu, 02 Oct 2008 6:34 pm

if you got the space, pack them in. you can bring in chewing gum too as long as it is for your own use (chew?) and not for selling it in pasar malam (night market)!

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Post by expatriate » Mon, 13 Oct 2008 11:19 am

If you need some basic stuff, I am out of here by Dec1st and have to rid myself of a flat full of furniture, kitchen stuff etc.
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Anyway, good luck in your new life. You will enjoy it, I am sure

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stuff goes off

Post by kiwigal » Mon, 13 Oct 2008 1:43 pm

Hi,

DON"T pack too much food (i.e more than u will eat in 3-4 weeks) as stuff goes off very quickly here due to the humidity. CANS will be fine, but really limit yourself to dry and packet foods. TRUST ME. I buy stuff in the supermarket here and its off or stale with 3 weeks. Its just not worth stocking up over here.

IF you're a real bread fan you might want to but a bread maker and pack that. They're cheaper in the UK and the bread you will make will be better thaT WHAT you can buy here.

PAck some winter clothes if you think you might go skiiing somewhere., and if you have a decent bike and you like bike riding, you could pack that too.

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Re: Moving to Singapore

Post by louy » Tue, 28 Oct 2008 1:00 pm

expatriate wrote:If you need some basic stuff, I am out of here by Dec1st and have to rid myself of a flat full of furniture, kitchen stuff etc.
sms +6591954026

Anyway, good luck in your new life. You will enjoy it, I am sure
Do you have a massive fan ???

Singapore is HOT !!!!

Anyway, my shipping container arrives next week. And I have found a nice little place to live on Marine Parade road. Its a little far from the office, but should be a nice relaxing place to leave.

I sure cant wait for the shipping company to come and deliver my box of chocolate. I am sure everything is melted inside.

Probably even my TV has melted away in this heat. :P

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Post by Saint » Tue, 28 Oct 2008 1:22 pm

louy wrote:
expatriate wrote:If you need some basic stuff, I am out of here by Dec1st and have to rid myself of a flat full of furniture, kitchen stuff etc.
sms +6591954026

Anyway, good luck in your new life. You will enjoy it, I am sure
Do you have a massive fan ???

Singapore is HOT !!!!

Anyway, my shipping container arrives next week. And I have found a nice little place to live on Marine Parade road. Its a little far from the office, but should be a nice relaxing place to leave.

I sure cant wait for the shipping company to come and deliver my box of chocolate. I am sure everything is melted inside.

Probably even my TV has melted away in this heat. :P
Where abouts on Marine Parade Road just out of interest?

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Post by louy » Tue, 28 Oct 2008 3:33 pm

Neptune Court.

Hope that place is ok.

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