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Bring desktop to SG

Postby cless^alvein » Fri, 18 May 2012 10:35 pm

Hi, is it possible if i bring my own personal desktop from Msia to SG? Will the custom allow me to do so?

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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 18 May 2012 11:47 pm

Shouldn't be a problem.

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Postby Mi Amigo » Sat, 19 May 2012 12:22 am

Why don't you bring the legs and drawers as well? Seems a shame just to bring the top part.
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Re: Bring desktop to SG

Postby keltong » Tue, 22 May 2012 10:31 pm

cless^alvein wrote:Hi, is it possible if i bring my own personal desktop from Msia to SG? Will the custom allow me to do so?


If it is just 1 PC don't see any problem, especially if it is already used.
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Postby the lynx » Tue, 22 May 2012 11:20 pm

No problem.

Except for one thing. You have to make sure you do not have pirated software or media contents in your desktop when you bring over. It may be very rare but ICA may check the contents. Same things goes to the CDs you will bring along with your desktop.

I have heard of a case of a friend of a friend (by word of mouth) that his laptop was checked by ICA and got fined for containing pirated softwares/movies inside. Of course whether it is a true case or not, I can't vouch for that but doesn't harm to be careful.

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 23 May 2012 9:56 am

the lynx wrote:No problem.

Except for one thing. You have to make sure you do not have pirated software or media contents in your desktop when you bring over. It may be very rare but ICA may check the contents. Same things goes to the CDs you will bring along with your desktop.

I have heard of a case of a friend of a friend (by word of mouth) that his laptop was checked by ICA and got fined for containing pirated softwares/movies inside. Of course whether it is a true case or not, I can't vouch for that but doesn't harm to be careful.


I'd be highly suspicious of this. How do you prove an application is legitimate or installed? Unless he blatantly left media in a BitTorrent 'Downloads' folder with the pirate groups' naming scheme, it's really hard. Software even more so.

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Postby the lynx » Wed, 23 May 2012 11:34 am

zzm9980 wrote:
the lynx wrote:No problem.

Except for one thing. You have to make sure you do not have pirated software or media contents in your desktop when you bring over. It may be very rare but ICA may check the contents. Same things goes to the CDs you will bring along with your desktop.

I have heard of a case of a friend of a friend (by word of mouth) that his laptop was checked by ICA and got fined for containing pirated softwares/movies inside. Of course whether it is a true case or not, I can't vouch for that but doesn't harm to be careful.


I'd be highly suspicious of this. How do you prove an application is legitimate or installed? Unless he blatantly left media in a BitTorrent 'Downloads' folder with the pirate groups' naming scheme, it's really hard. Software even more so.


I wondered the same way. But one can pretty certain about the pirated CDs...

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 23 May 2012 11:45 am

Hoo-ray for linux and the free stuff that come with it.

Also,

*cough*encryption*cough

NB: We do not condone illegal activities here. We do, however, encourage common sense. And some sense of humor too.

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 23 May 2012 5:16 pm

nakatago wrote:Hoo-ray for linux and the free stuff that come with it.

Also,

*cough*encryption*cough

NB: We do not condone illegal activities here. We do, however, encourage common sense. And some sense of humor too.


On this note:
Normal Encryption is NOT recommended for travelling to the US. If you do not provide the key, TSA will simply seize the equipment until they can examine it and break the encryption. Since good encryption can take until after the Sun cools down to crack with modern equipment, this might be a while.


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