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bringin' music ?

Post by R'n'R » Tue, 09 Nov 2004 5:00 pm


I will move to Singapore, and I would like to bring my records with me.
The trouble is that apparently any form of sound/speech is considered potentially seditious,
and that the collection is quite ecclectic. Some songs probably contain 'f' words, or
are the written by colorful characters (I am not certain of the effect a picture of Prodigy's
singer would have on a custom offical for example).

What would people advice ?

no problem

Post by no problem » Tue, 09 Nov 2004 7:54 pm

The customs form we had to fill out when our container arrived only asked about DVDs & videos. No questions whatsoever on CDs, records or tapes. We brought 200-300 CDs with no issues at all. As far as I know, you only have to pay for 'screening' on movies you bring in (if you declare them) and not music.


Post by R'n'R » Wed, 10 Nov 2004 12:06 am


Did this happen recently ? I have seen a scary webpage were everything appear to be
potentially forbidden...

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Prevention is the best

Post by Guest » Wed, 10 Nov 2004 12:08 am

The best thing is prevention, don't bring any VCDS, DVDS, CDS, you can get them at relatively reasonable prices in the shops in Singapore.

This will save you from declaring... :wink:

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Post by jpatokal » Wed, 10 Nov 2004 12:11 am

In practice Singapore doesn't care about CDs (as long as they're not crudely pirated, but they probably won't even check that). You can find all your favorite rap artists complete with Explicit Lyrics stickers on sale in Singapore.

no problem

Post by no problem » Wed, 10 Nov 2004 5:13 pm

Yes, recently moved here - arrived in April '04 and nothing on the customs declaration asked about CDs or any other music - LPs, cassettes, etc. The form definitely DID ask about movies - DVD or videocassette.

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