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If you have a trip home what would you buy back to Singapore

Post by varina_s » Thu, 25 Sep 2008 8:05 am

We're planning to move to Singapore next year and would love to get some insight info from the current expats. If you have a trip home..what would you buy back to Singapore?

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Post by durain » Thu, 25 Sep 2008 8:41 am

chewing gum?

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Post by Zeenit » Thu, 25 Sep 2008 8:54 am

Proper honey, not the running stuff. But everything else you can get here.
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Post by aussiemeg » Thu, 25 Sep 2008 9:30 am

clothes that fit the average caucasian woman...ok well a little bigger than average but not huge!

bras

kids clothes

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Post by ScoobyDoes » Thu, 25 Sep 2008 10:05 am

Depends where "home" is.

I don't buy anything from the UK but given a chance, my wife would bring the whole of Hong Kong back in her case.

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Post by varina_s » Thu, 25 Sep 2008 10:20 am

I'd love to pack my city in the suitcase too :)

chewing gum? :P ha ha

Honey is a good idea. Thanks Zeenit.

I should be able to pack enough kid cloth and some bras. Thanks aussiemeg.

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Post by Zeenit » Thu, 25 Sep 2008 10:32 am

varina_s wrote:I'd love to pack my city in the suitcase too :)

chewing gum? :P ha ha

Honey is a good idea. Thanks Zeenit.

I should be able to pack enough kid cloth and some bras. Thanks aussiemeg.
All depends on what size bra you are. I bought some yesterday from Wacoal and it was cheaper than I could get in the UK by miles. My advise is bring what you have if you get free shipping, not the rubbish though. But dont go and buy especially unless you cant live without a certain brand etc. And dont do the " I will start all over once I get to SG"
I cant wait to see all my clutter again, it will make it feel like home.
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Post by sierra2469alpha » Thu, 25 Sep 2008 11:59 am

Our care packages usually consist of the following (From Australia):

Stockings
Tampons
Codeine (ssshhhhh!)
Coffee beans
Wine (yes we declare it and pay the duty)
Hair colouring
Twin blade razor blades
Bras

HTH, Mr. P (please note female items are not for my personal use!)

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 25 Sep 2008 1:18 pm

If you are a western woman over 5'7" tall and you like to wear Jeans, you might want to pick up a couple of pair there before coming here. Not only are they double the price if you like Levi's but they are made in the Philippines or PRC and for the women they are not that flattering as they will make you look flatter! and for the guys they are cut like cheap hotels. They are cut for the average asian build an not western build.

Also, if you wear a d-cup or fuller you're selections here are limited to about a handful of stores and limited styles and numbers. The leg lengths are hard here for women over 5'8" as well. I understand it is extremely hard to find unpadded bras here as well. The locals have a hangup about an excited nipple or two for some reason. :P
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 cbavasi » Thu, 25 Sep 2008 1:30 pm

hair care products!!! i always stock up at the beauty supply when i'm home. i also hit up aveda. same with swimwear, shoes & jeans. i'm 5'11 and wear a US 6/8 and the cut is definitely different here (quite short). you can really find everything here in singapore and these are simply luxury items that i bring back - certainly not necessities. i also bring back thousands of sheets of downy fabric softener (the smell reminds me of my youth) and usually throw in some advil, secret, and various assorted snacks (red vines, milk duds, goldfish pretzels...etc).
if i was packing my container again i'd load it with bedding and towels...
damn those airline weight restrictions!! :D

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Post by Callalily » Thu, 25 Sep 2008 2:07 pm

picture hooks!!! the B&Q ones with 3 pins and loads of Earl Grey tea. It is true you can find most things here but you have to shop around.

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Post by aussiemeg » Thu, 25 Sep 2008 3:02 pm

Is that why all the bras are padded!

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Post by sierra2469alpha » Thu, 25 Sep 2008 3:02 pm

@Callalilly - we've got onto the new 3M removable adhesive thingies (! technical term!). You can get them at your local Home-Fix, Cold Storage, NTUC etc. We've used them extensively and they hold various types of pictures/frames. The other good thing is you can remove them without damaging the walls! And yes, we've tested them.

Hope this helps, Mr. P

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Post by ScoobyDoes » Thu, 25 Sep 2008 4:06 pm

If you remember the crazy TV ads from years back then..... i am the one that bought a "Duzzit Handy Hanger". I couldn't get anything to stick to the wallpaper in my HK apartment and the walls were rock solid so as a last resort i bought one, and strangely, it works.

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Stuff to Bring

Post by Taoism32 » Thu, 25 Sep 2008 4:13 pm

Tylenol for Fever
Advil for Headache
Contact for Cold/Flu

If you can get your doctor to presribe it in the US. Vicadin

I had my wisdom tooth pulled in Singapore and the dentist gave me something that we equavelent to Panadol. Ouch!

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