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food shopping in JB

Post by Callalily » Thu, 16 Apr 2009 8:10 pm

Is it worth doing a mega food shop in JB from time to time. are there any restrictions?

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Post by irvine » Fri, 17 Apr 2009 12:00 pm

Yes it's worth it if you're driving your own car.

Else, maybe you could bring an empty big luggage, and take the Ktm train back into Singapore. I.e. easier carrying of all the things you'd buy.

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Post by Callalily » Fri, 17 Apr 2009 12:30 pm

Hi Irvine
Thanks for your reply. Are there any restrictions as to what can be brought back? I have my own car so carrying wouldn't be a problem.

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Post by irvine » Fri, 17 Apr 2009 5:33 pm

Restricted items include things like major bad drugs, meat, certain plants, etc. Not too sure, you could probably check out www.ica.gov.sg? If alcohol or cigarette, there'd be taxes tied to it.

If you're buying just dry groceries, it'd be fine.

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Post by durain » Fri, 17 Apr 2009 6:30 pm

used to be restrictions on cooking oil, sugar, etc but i think it is OK now. you should be OK as long as you are not buying it for your restaurant in singapore!

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