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question about entering singapore

Postby soohoe » Fri, 19 Sep 2008 2:15 pm

hi there

a question here, I will be moving in singapore next month, is there will be any problem if i bring along my ps2?

i have some games which is not original....so worry about this,
any expert out there can give me some advice?

thanks ;-)

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Postby random » Sat, 20 Sep 2008 6:32 pm

No problems with your PS2, but for "non-original" games, piracy is illegal in Singapore. And the rest of the world. Personally, I hope you do bring your pirated games, and get caught, and get punished to the greatest extent of the law, and then you tell your friends about it, and they will stop pirating other people's hard work.

You're welcome ":wink:"

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Postby bigfilsing » Sun, 21 Sep 2008 9:17 am

Friendly bunch here eh :shock:

Like most places pirated software, DVD's etc are frowned upon here but it's very unlikely you'll get pulled . Unless of course you advertise them in your baggage.

Just be a bit discreet and you'll be fine.

PS and before all the goody two shoes mob jump on me. Yes i have had a couple of pirated games but only to try out and then i have bought the original disks. Yes really !!!!

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Postby random » Sun, 21 Sep 2008 11:49 am

Well, sorry to sound unfriendly, but I actually earn my living in the game industry so you can understand my brutally honest opinion. I know in neighboring Malaysia, piracy is rampant but let's not make Singapore as IP insensitive as them, eh? Without going into a piracy discussion that will last forever, piracy does actually hurt the international opinion about doing business in a particular country.

But, I am quite friendly otherwise. Really!

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Postby bigfilsing » Sun, 21 Sep 2008 8:09 pm

random wrote:Well, sorry to sound unfriendly, but I actually earn my living in the game industry so you can understand my brutally honest opinion. I know in neighboring Malaysia, piracy is rampant but let's not make Singapore as IP insensitive as them, eh? Without going into a piracy discussion that will last forever, piracy does actually hurt the international opinion about doing business in a particular country.

But, I am quite friendly otherwise. Really!


Thats fair enough...i only ever "try out" games that dont already have a demo version for download. I have spent a lot of cash on games over the years and understand your point completely. It kinda bugs me that i get my wallet out while many don't but heh thats Asia i guess

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 22 Sep 2008 11:16 am

I can honestly say all software and or games I have are all legal. (Course my son might be a different story - I don't venture into his cave). :o

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Postby soohoe » Mon, 22 Sep 2008 12:34 pm

random wrote:Well, sorry to sound unfriendly, but I actually earn my living in the game industry so you can understand my brutally honest opinion. I know in neighboring Malaysia, piracy is rampant but let's not make Singapore as IP insensitive as them, eh? Without going into a piracy discussion that will last forever, piracy does actually hurt the international opinion about doing business in a particular country.

But, I am quite friendly otherwise. Really!




Thanks guys for the opinion.

well Random, I can understand your feeling, it's not good to own the pirated copy I have to admit. I have only 5 games in total and 2 of them are non original.
I always try to get the oiginal one, but sometime it is too expensive to get, expecially in malaysia.

Guys, guess I will only bring the original one to singapore then, thanks for the opinions, appreciate that.


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