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Post by poodlek » Fri, 09 Jul 2010 6:20 pm

djfiii wrote:
beppi wrote:Bring an open mind and a good sense of humour.
Everything else is available here.

P.S.: I wouldn't bring dogs or other animals, as the import procedures are troublesome (quarantine!) and costly. I also doubt that a temperate-climate dog would like tropical conditions.
heh, we have two dogs and they are like our kids so we will definitely be bringing them, but we are aware of the cost / inconvenience of quarantine. One of them is an english bulldog, so we are also aware of the heat concerns. Fortunately her favorite activity is sleeping on the couch in the A/C :)
We brought two dogs and two cats with us and they're doing just fine. Yes the import process was complicated, expensive and stressful (for me--the pets were fine) but of course it's completely worth it. We wouldn't have moved here if we couldn't bring our family along--no way were we going to leave them behind! Your dogs are likely going to be indoors most of the day anyway, it's not like you can tie them to a tree in your back yard all afternoon.

As for being worldly...well it may depend on what part of the USA you're from and how good your sense of humour really is. The difference in culture between London and the USA is nothing at all like the difference between USA and Asia. You'll see. :P

My advice about what to bring: stock up your electronic media collection, by transferring as much music etc. to hard drive. The dvd/cd selection here is abysmal and you can't buy music online. Anything shipped into SG is subject to censorship and/or confiscation. Even HBO here is chopped up and bleeped beyond recognition.

CDs, DVDs and video games are subject to "region codes" so if you bring some along and buy some here you won't be able to play them on the same machine.

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Post by road.not.taken » Fri, 09 Jul 2010 6:26 pm

I can think of a few more things. Here's what's usually in my suitcase in August for me and the kids, because they are much cheaper in the US or not available in Singapore:

Bedlinens, for sure,


Warm weather clothes for the year,

Shoes, shoes and more shoes,



Giant bag of Nestle's morsels,


Replacements razor blades,

Unscented solid deodorant,

Tons of stuff from Victoria's Secret (enough said :wink:)

DVDs (not so much anymore, but maybe a few)

Interesting holiday decorations,

Dog toys, veterinary supplements, etc...

Halloween candy (you'll need 1500 pcs if you go to the Woodlands)

Chewing Gum

There's more, that's all I can come up with now...

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