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Postby Hannieroo » Mon, 15 Apr 2013 6:54 pm

Sergei82 wrote:
Hannieroo wrote:Are e cigs illegal to import privately?

They will fine you if they find it.


Good to know, thank you.

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Postby offshoreoildude » Mon, 15 Apr 2013 7:05 pm

Hannieroo wrote:
Sergei82 wrote:
Hannieroo wrote:Are e cigs illegal to import privately?

They will fine you if they find it.


Good to know, thank you.


I routinely bring in a few cigars stuffed somewhere tight, dark and warm and never have a problem.
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Postby Hannieroo » Mon, 15 Apr 2013 7:28 pm

I am not even going to ask where :o

To be fair it didn't particularly work anyway. I'll try plan B instead.

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Postby offshoreoildude » Mon, 15 Apr 2013 8:39 pm

Hannieroo wrote:I am not even going to ask where :o

To be fair it didn't particularly work anyway. I'll try plan B instead.


My inside coat pocket lah!
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 15 Apr 2013 9:25 pm

offshoreoildude wrote:
Hannieroo wrote:
Sergei82 wrote:
Hannieroo wrote:Are e cigs illegal to import privately?

They will fine you if they find it.


Good to know, thank you.


I routinely bring in a few cigars stuffed somewhere tight, dark and warm and never have a problem.


You know what they say about those old oilfield hands, right?

Most people are monogamous, but some are bisexual. But old oilfield hands are trisexual. They'll try anything! :lol: :P

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 15 Apr 2013 9:35 pm

"This cigar is mine. There are many like it, but this one is mine."

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 16 Apr 2013 12:03 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Most people are monogamous, but some are bisexual. But old oilfield hands are trisexual. They'll try anything! :lol: :P


The old overhead enclosed walkway from Raffles Place over the road to Clifford Pier boat/ferry jetties, was lined with kiosk-shops selling dildos and vibrators...

Now I understand why (maybe)...

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Postby the lynx » Tue, 16 Apr 2013 8:54 am

Hannieroo wrote:I am not even going to ask where :o

To be fair it didn't particularly work anyway. I'll try plan B instead.


I had a good ROTFL of this! :lol:

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Postby singaus » Wed, 17 Apr 2013 9:57 am

Thank you so much for the responses! This definitely makes me feel better, since at this point I'm leaning 90% toward this job offer. If I take it, you'll be able to see much more of me this August (not sure if this is a good thing or not).

Again, thank you so much for answering my questions!

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Postby nutnut » Wed, 17 Apr 2013 2:33 pm

Hannieroo wrote:
Sergei82 wrote:
Hannieroo wrote:Are e cigs illegal to import privately?

They will fine you if they find it.


Good to know, thank you.


If you have them sent via mail, then they may confiscate them at customs (your own risk) if you bring them in over the border and they find them you will be fined potentially, the risk it totally up to you if you use them.

Also, if you are seen using them in public by someone from the particular agency then you will likely be fined too!
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Postby Hannieroo » Wed, 17 Apr 2013 8:58 pm

They glow blue so you'd soon see them. Not worth it.

But OT but related. If there is no gum and no e cigs what does that leave you with? Lozenges or patches? I did consider patches again but unless I stick it over my mouth it's not going to work.

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Postby offshoreoildude » Wed, 17 Apr 2013 10:19 pm

Hannieroo wrote:They glow blue so you'd soon see them. Not worth it.

But OT but related. If there is no gum and no e cigs what does that leave you with? Lozenges or patches? I did consider patches again but unless I stick it over my mouth it's not going to work.


You could switch to the really nasty hand rolled things the local bums smoke. You buy them one at a time.
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Re: Singapore laws I should be aware of

Postby offshoreoildude » Wed, 17 Apr 2013 10:22 pm

singaus wrote:So I've recently been offered a teaching job in Singapore. The package is very nice, but the one concern that I and my family all have is the laws in Singapore. Singapore obviously has very strict laws. Most of them won't affect me; I am not talking about forgetting to flush the toilet, chewing gum, doing drugs, or littering.

I'm mostly worried about freedom of speech issues, specifically Singapore defamation laws and issues such as monitoring the internet for criticism. I'm fairly outspoken and I have very progressive leanings. How much of my behavior will I have to curb, what topics should I avoid (I am already aware that race, politics, religion should be avoided), and how difficult would it be to avoid them? Also, have any of you living in Singapore had any difficulties in watching what you say both in real life and on the internet that you normally would not worry about back in your home countries?

I thank you for any advice that you may have on this topic.


ONe possible law to keep in mind is that there is a limit on the number of non relative who can gather together in private - I think it's 5.
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Postby JR8 » Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:43 pm

Hannieroo wrote:They glow blue so you'd soon see them. Not worth it.

But OT but related. If there is no gum and no e cigs what does that leave you with? Lozenges or patches? I did consider patches again but unless I stick it over my mouth it's not going to work.


You can get nicotine gum in SG, but the pharmacist will hand you a clipboard with a personal-details form, and ask you to complete it. Nope, not kidding.

You can get lozenges and patches in SG too. But my advice if you're coming to SG and then quit is speak to a pharmacist at Boots back in the UK, consider your needs for a complete standard NRT programme, and buy the whole lot in the UK before moving to SG.

I was always amused yet puzzled that NRT was cheaper in the US than smoking. And yet NRT was more expensive in the UK than smoking. And NRT is FAR more expensive in SG than smoking, especially if you're smoking duty-free goods.

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Re: Singapore laws I should be aware of

Postby JR8 » Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:47 pm

offshoreoildude wrote:ONe possible law to keep in mind is that there is a limit on the number of non relative who can gather together in private - I think it's 5.



Hmmmm.... well.

In that case every gathering of this forums regulars would get busted.

The law exists to allow them to go and bust mum+dad protests down at Speakers Corner*.

* You think Speakers Corner is to facilitate free speech? Hahahahhahahahaahha!!! :lol:


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