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Looking For Good Mail Forwarding Service In Singapore...

Postby SageSeeker » Sun, 02 Oct 2011 9:58 pm

I'm a traveler, and need a service that can accept mail and/or the occasional package to a Singapore address.

Because some packages can't be sent to a P.O. box I need a service to be a street address NOT a P.O. box.

Anyone know of a good service? Has anyone else found a good solution to this problem?

Thanks

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 02 Oct 2011 10:26 pm

I doubt you will find something of that type here as there is the problem of not knowing what is in said packages. Just not a safe thing to do. Especially considering some of our neighbours in the region have penchant for growing things that contravene local laws.

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Postby SageSeeker » Mon, 03 Oct 2011 9:41 am

They have no equivalent of earthclassmail.com or similar mail forwarding service in Singapore?

That seems hard to believe considering Singapore is such a significant business center of the world. I'm sure I'm not the only one who needs this service.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 03 Oct 2011 11:11 am

You are not but they really don't like drug runners mailing packages here. :-k

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Postby SageSeeker » Mon, 03 Oct 2011 11:15 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:You are not but they really don't like drug runners mailing packages here. :-k


Only an idiot would send drugs through the mail. If you'd thought for half a second before making such assumptions you'd understand why.

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 03 Oct 2011 11:17 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:You are not but they really don't like drug runners mailing packages here. :-k


Just a thought. Won't drugs be intercepted upon arrival in the country? I figured they inspect incoming packages (just got off the phone with Singpost about how I will pay GST).

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 03 Oct 2011 11:43 am

SageSeeker wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:You are not but they really don't like drug runners mailing packages here. :-k


Only an idiot would send drugs through the mail. If you'd thought for half a second before making such assumptions you'd understand why.


There are lots of idiots around. Like a bunch of Aussies with surfboards full of the stuff sitting in Indonesian jails. Like deaths on board airplanes due to pressure differentials causing condoms filled with cocaine bursting after being swallowed for transport. Like people wanting mail drops in countries where they have no residency status, only to give others the impression that they are based somewhere they aren't. Wake up dude. :-|

My brother-in-law was formerly a DEA agent covering Thailand, Malaysia & Singapore for around 15 years. You would be surprised if you knew what people will try.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 03 Oct 2011 12:28 pm

Nak, I reckon they could inspect the packages, but I've never had a package opened in all the years I've been here. I'm sure they scan a lot of the packages so a lot are caught that way. But, dog help the recipient on the to: portion of the label as they would surely be watching. In fact, I'm pretty sure they would deliver the package so that they could grab the recipient with the goods in hand.

We all know about the classic examples of statues, etc. filled with the stuff.

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 03 Oct 2011 1:10 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Nak, I reckon they could inspect the packages, but I've never had a package opened in all the years I've been here. I'm sure they scan a lot of the packages so a lot are caught that way. But, dog help the recipient on the to: portion of the label as they would surely be watching. In fact, I'm pretty sure they would deliver the package so that they could grab the recipient with the goods in hand.

We all know about the classic examples of statues, etc. filled with the stuff.


When I said inspect, I meant, at least scan the box. Oh well; no biggie.

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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 11 Oct 2011 9:29 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:There are lots of idiots around. Like a bunch of Aussies with surfboards full of the stuff sitting in Indonesian jails.


And a lot and more caught will insist that 'it was such a small quantity .. why such a big fuss .. '

if I remember, even 0.02 gram is enough to earn jail sentence ..

I had a friend from San Francisco visiting, and he was shocked, when I said drugs are illegal, and he was like "not even marijuana ???, ah come on .. " :D And I left him to his thoughts when I started to wonder what else he had packed in his bags .. :)

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 11 Oct 2011 11:10 pm

ecureilx wrote:from San Francisco


This. 'Nuff said.


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