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Things NOT to pack for relocation

Post by Pepijn » Fri, 27 Nov 2009 8:48 pm

Hi all,

At the moment I am in the process to packing up my life to have it shipped over to Singapore. A few items have me a bit worried, and maybe I should leave them behind, but wondering if you could advise me on them.

Ornamental (but still functional) zulu hunting/fishing spear.
Tibetan ceremonial knife
drinking horn (real cows horn, I know there are import restrictions on beef, how would other body parts be?)
Bokken (japanese wooden practice swords for martial arts)

I read somewhere that sometimes duties are applied to items, for instance DVD's. Does that apply to PS3/Xbox games aswell?

I am not bringing DVD's since 50% of my movies would be on a banned list somewehre or atl east in uncut versions. Is there a list with books I might want to check before I bring in my stash?

Any things I might have overlooked which might turn around to bite me? And do I have to report anything for customs?

Maybe my relocator will tell me all about it, but since I only have 2-3 weekends left, I really want to have this sorted BEFORE they come along ;)

Thanks and regards,

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Post by beppi » Sat, 28 Nov 2009 4:14 pm

You should leave behind all preconceptions, fixed ideas and expectations and come with an open mind.
You can also leave behind everything that is easily available in Singapore, which is basically everything you own other than things with memories attached to them.

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Post by Pepijn » Sat, 28 Nov 2009 6:42 pm

Beppi,

I know, I have lived i Singapore before, but now I am relocating indefinitely. Said items (except the PS3 games maybe) all have emotional values, but I don't want them confiscated or what have we not. It has nothing to do with miss conceptions ;)

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Post by dazzlebabe » Tue, 01 Dec 2009 4:08 pm

We had no problems shipping our PS games and CDs. We just declared them to the movers as part of their Customs Declaration List.

DVDs on the other hand can be a bit difficult. I personally think that as long as they are not classified as porn/soft porn/any type of porn, then you should be OK. We just declared our stash as "classics and chick flicks" to the movers and it all came through with no issue.

I would leave behind any kind of weapons (refer to the Singapore Customs Website. They have great examples of items you cannot bring in - with pictures too!)
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Post by Pepijn » Tue, 01 Dec 2009 4:24 pm

Dazzlebabe,

Thanks for your reply. Concerning the movies, it's not porn or softcore what I am affraid of, although some nudity might be there. It's just that I know a lot of the movies I have are political, ultra violence and gore flicks which, according to the MDA database are either banned (like clockwork orange and bad taste) or have had extensive cutting (and I own the uncut versions). Also a lot of my cd's and vynils qualify under the explicit lyrics and politically violent range, so they are nicely stored with the dvd's and vinyl collection.

With books I know Desade has banned books, so I leave those behind, but I was wondering if there are more to consider.

The weapons are out, okay, will stash them with my parents. Don't want to run into the problem of having antiques and up in an incinerator.

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Post by dazzlebabe » Tue, 01 Dec 2009 4:32 pm

I know people who have clockwork orange and full metal jacket as part of their collection so I think they will close an eye if it's only a percentage of the DVDs you own. But ask yourself how often you will want to watch them. I have not once watched any of the dvds we brought through.

CDs are ok as I think they do sell them here (explicit lyrics and all) so those should be ok.

p.s, your DVD and CD collection tells me a lot about your character... :lol: all rude and gory...
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Post by Pepijn » Tue, 01 Dec 2009 4:40 pm

hahahaha on the cds and dvds ;)

Nah, I'm an old school punk rocker/psychobilly (law abiding and all) with a taste for exploitation horror movies (my collection ranges from 1900 to 2009).

My music and movie taste is pretty much conflicting with my current appearance ;)

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