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Post by Tammy138 » Fri, 15 May 2009 1:08 am

I am so happy to come across this thread. I am moving from the UK and have company paying for my shipment too so is thinking of stocking up on all my favourite UK stuff...big fluffly towels, pillows... my friends thinks i am mad as i am spending the day doing a shopping list rather than thinking of "relocation".

does anyone know whether its okay to ship teabags? I love my Yorkshire tea, but I wont be able to bring much with me.

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Post by LoriW » Fri, 15 May 2009 1:57 am

does anyone know whether its okay to ship teabags?
Eeeek OMG tea!! Yes I'd like to know the answer to this one too! I NEED my Twinings English Breakfast leaf tea in the morning!

I think you can buy most of the general food stuff at Cold Storage - it's Waitrose. Very weird to see Waitrose own brand stuff on the shelf in the tropics! Tea is a problem though I think ........ it's Liptons generally and not quite as strong!

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Post by Tammy138 » Fri, 15 May 2009 5:18 am

Cold storage is Waitrose? Thats brilliant...they make these really nice wholemeal scones!

I hate Lipton tea...its so weak...hmm..better stock on teabags then!

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Post by LoriW » Fri, 15 May 2009 5:38 am

Thats brilliant...they make these really nice wholemeal scones!
Umm.......... no, you probably won't get those unfortunately! Bread isn't the same either - I think I'm going to ship my breadmaker out there!

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Post by cbavasi » Fri, 15 May 2009 8:54 am

LoriW wrote:
I would, however, stock up on towels and sheets if you need to buy new
Tampax? I'd never thought of shipping that over - it's been available in Singapore for as long as I've been aware - many many years!

My can't live without must be Original Source Mint and Tea Tree shower gel - I'm sure I saw that in Cold Storage but I'll probably take a few bottles with me! Also the hand soap - living in the UK I'd travel to France to buy soap!!
Of course they have Tampax - if you don't mind paying $10++ dollars for a small box. It's definitely something I'll need every month so when I go home I stock up since they are so inexpensive.

In re: to Original Sourch Mint & Tea Tree they sell it in Marketplace. Would be very careful about stocking up on lots of liquid items - they tend to go off in the shipping/storing here. Do a search - it's been covered in other posts.

Cold Storage is definitely no Waitrose. More like Tesco.

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Post by LoriW » Fri, 15 May 2009 1:59 pm

Cold Storage is definitely no Waitrose. More like Tesco.
OK, it doesn't "look" like Waitrose but it DOES sell Waitrose own brand - muesli, tinned stuff etc!

It's also expensive! NTUC is probably the "Co-Op" equivalent.

Tampax is THAT expensive!! OK, one packing container of tampax on it's way!!

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Post by Zeenit » Fri, 15 May 2009 2:02 pm

LoriW wrote:
does anyone know whether its okay to ship teabags?
Eeeek OMG tea!! Yes I'd like to know the answer to this one too! I NEED my Twinings English Breakfast leaf tea in the morning!

I think you can buy most of the general food stuff at Cold Storage - it's Waitrose. Very weird to see Waitrose own brand stuff on the shelf in the tropics! Tea is a problem though I think ........ it's Liptons generally and not quite as strong!
I shipped a YEAR Supply of tea bags...its still going......so YES you can.
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Post by Tammy138 » Sat, 16 May 2009 4:26 am

Zeenit...you just made my day on the teabags. I am stocking up on my Yorkshire Gold teabags :)

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Post by ching » Mon, 25 May 2009 5:58 pm

Glad to know I'm not the only one :)

We shipped a whole bunch of personal items and groceries when we came over. But, as previous posters pointed out -- gotta be careful about storage and potential spoilage. So now I stock up whenever I go home, or ask friends to bring things over for me, if they're not available in Singapore.

Or bite the bullet and pay the extra 50-100% more to buy imported items that are sooo cheap back home.

Never thought we'd be so particular about soaps, shampoos, etc! Sometimes you never know what you'll miss until you've left home.
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