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Bringing Computers to Singapore

Postby ComingSoon » Sat, 12 Jan 2013 7:01 pm

I can't believe that this might be true, but I recently heard that families can't ship computers to Singapore when relocating. Is that nonsense?? I have several computers I need to bring with me when we make the move.

Can anyone shed light on this?

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Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 12 Jan 2013 7:15 pm

Never heard of this.

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Postby ComingSoon » Sat, 12 Jan 2013 9:15 pm

zzm9980 wrote:Never heard of this.


Thanks! It must just be a rule of the shipping company who is afraid the computers will break. Anyone experience anything like this?

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 13 Jan 2013 12:11 am

It's rubbish. When ever we visit or relo into SG we are seemingly dripping in PCs, tablets, laptops.

This smacks of the Movers not wanting to take the liability if your PC goes tits-up in transit.

If I were you I'd tell them you're taking it/them, and ask them how they can facilitate that.

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Postby ComingSoon » Sun, 13 Jan 2013 2:03 pm

JR8 wrote:It's rubbish. When ever we visit or relo into SG we are seemingly dripping in PCs, tablets, laptops.

This smacks of the Movers not wanting to take the liability if your PC goes tits-up in transit.

If I were you I'd tell them you're taking it/them, and ask them how they can facilitate that.


I appreciate the feedback. It didn't seem plausible, but obviously pretty important to check out.

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Postby ComingSoon » Mon, 11 Feb 2013 2:47 pm

JR8 wrote:It's rubbish. When ever we visit or relo into SG we are seemingly dripping in PCs, tablets, laptops. t.


Just a follow up on my own thread. It turns out the issue isn't specifically computers, rather devices with lithium batteries. I'm still not sure whether it is a Singapore rule or a shipping company rule, but there seems to be some restriction.

Fortunately in my case we only have one laptop and we'll just bring it as carry on luggage.

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 11 Feb 2013 4:27 pm

ComingSoon wrote:
JR8 wrote:It's rubbish. When ever we visit or relo into SG we are seemingly dripping in PCs, tablets, laptops. t.


Just a follow up on my own thread. It turns out the issue isn't specifically computers, rather devices with lithium batteries. I'm still not sure whether it is a Singapore rule or a shipping company rule, but there seems to be some restriction.

Fortunately in my case we only have one laptop and we'll just bring it as carry on luggage.


You open the news at all lately? The whole 787 debacle is because of lithium batteries. Expect quite a bit of uninformed hysteria along the lines of liquids in small containers in plastic bags with them and air travel for quite a while now.


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