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Sending things from UK

Post by ajm6 » Mon, 19 Jan 2009 4:43 pm

Hi,

Does anyone know a website where I can find out exactly what can and cannot be sent to Singapore from the UK and vice versa? I'm talking food goods.

I've googled it but had no joy so far.

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Post by skye » Mon, 19 Jan 2009 5:34 pm

Here's what you can bring into Singapore for personal consumption - http://www.ava.gov.sg/InformationForTra ... BringFood/
Basically, 5kg of most things except beef from UK. I did have trouble with haggis once though :shock: You could call or email the AVA to find out if rules are the same to send it here. As for sending to UK, sorry, not sure of the details but there are some restrictions, although not as stringent as Aus and New Zealand.

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Post by Zeenit » Mon, 19 Jan 2009 10:25 pm

Is its in your container or by post.

Reason I am asking is our shippers refused to pack any food things until I told them if its for personal use its allowed. So even my goose fat came.
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Post by louy » Wed, 21 Jan 2009 5:56 pm

When I shipped my container over, I asked my shipping consultant if I was allowed to ship food. Think he was making it up, and said no meat and no dairy products.

He also said limit it to just one box.

Dairy products in my mind meant Chocolate. So no meat and chocolate !!

So I decided to pack the box with what I could find, especially of things which appeared traditionally British.

I packs tins and tins of baked beans. 4 months on, I still have all my cans of beans. Seeing as I dont really have a decent saucepan, I am not sure if or when I will eat these.

I packed in excess of a thousand tea bags. I didnt think tea in UK, but assumed I would when I moved to SIngapore. I didnt

I have jars of pickle, and bottles of brown sauce, Mayo etc. I have not even touched them.

I guess what I am trying to say is, pack loads of chocolate and lots of biscuits, or even chocolate biscuits. Chocolate here is relatively expensive. And doesnt taste as good as chocolate back home.

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Post by snowqueen » Mon, 26 Jan 2009 1:15 pm

You can buy most of these things here if you know where to go but food shopping can be frustrating as you can't seem to get everything in one place. I would love for them to open up a Tesco Extra here.

Chocolate here is revolting and I miss proper English Cadbury chocolate so much so pack as much of that as you can if that's your poison. The Cadbury chocolate here comes from Australia and it's just not the same.

Packets and jars of sauces can be hard to come by - I'm making steaks tonight and went to 3 different places looking for a peppercorn sauce mix - will just have to make do with Gravelox gravy, which is no way near as good as Bisto Gravy Granuals we get in the UK - so bring some of that as well.

The only 'english' tea I can find is either Yellow Label or Twinings English breakfast tea. I would love to have a cup of PG tips or Tetley.

Hope this helps.

Louy - what tea did you bring with you and how old is it?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 26 Jan 2009 3:37 pm

Hey Plavt, it might be good it you bothered to read the thread! :P

The link was posted in the very first reply to the OP's question. :lol:
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Post by Plavt » Mon, 26 Jan 2009 10:36 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Hey Plavt, it might be good it you bothered to read the thread! :P

The link was posted in the very first reply to the OP's question. :lol:
twas a very good bottle of wine last night. :oops: :lol: :lol:

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Post by louy » Wed, 28 Jan 2009 12:23 pm

snowqueen wrote:
Louy - what tea did you bring with you and how old is it?
It was PG, and it was only a couple of months old and in the box and everything.

But the in-laws came over from HK for Chinese New Year and they have helpped themselves to the lot !!

My new flatmate is an airhostess. Dunno where she flys yet, but I might get her to replenish my chocolate and biscuits on a regular basis.

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