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Things to bring to Singapore from Canada - shipment paid for

Postby Flick12 » Fri, 29 Jun 2012 2:30 am

Hi, my husband and I will be moving to Singapore later in the year from Canada. The shipment will be paid for. We do not need to bring furniture or electronics (will be provided) so have room for non-perishable and other items. We will also have a newborn baby. What would people suggest to buy in Canada and ship over? What is more expensive? I am Australian so am used to Australian products but thinking some things will be cheaper to buy in Canada. Especially in Canada with the 2nd hand market for babies items. Clothes? Toys?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.

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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 29 Jun 2012 11:39 am

A stroller. A car seat if you plan to purchase a car. Those both are generally more than double the price for the same item on Amazon (in the US. Assume prices are similar for Canada). Our stroller was SGD$599 here, but sells for just over USD$200 on Amazon. Car seat was similar.

Clothes are also significantly cheaper for nicer places like Gap Baby and such. There are a lot of small shops in markets here with really inexpensive "seconds" (those clothes that may have slight imperfections from mid-high end brands) that are pretty inexpensive if you're OK with that.

Diapers are actually fairly price competitive for brands like Pampers, so don't bother with that. My wife loves those organic baby foods that come in the goo-pouches like Astronauts would eat:

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We saw these and other brands in the US for under $1. In Singapore they tend to be $4+, so she bought a few cases of those.

Baby formula is the other big one. Slightly more than double here. We have my parents ship about 10 of the big cans at a time regularly.
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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 29 Jun 2012 11:41 am

If you have any pricey cosmetics or beauty products like moisturizers, they're also 2-3x as much here. Worth stocking up if you buy things that might have cost you $20-30+ on Amazon or at Sephora or a dept. store there.


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