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Re: Singapore laws I should be aware of

Postby offshoreoildude » Thu, 18 Apr 2013 12:08 am

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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:


Gatherings in "private" do not include people meeting in pubs/restaraunts etc... it is a remnant from the fight against the triads/secret societies.
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Re: Singapore laws I should be aware of

Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 18 Apr 2013 12:58 am

offshoreoildude wrote:
JR8 wrote:
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:


Gatherings in "private" do not include people meeting in pubs/restaraunts etc... it is a remnant from the fight against the triads/secret societies.


Things have loosened a little bit. I made enquiry to the ROSES, the Registry of Societies, as to whether a fraternal group of men around 10 to 12 would need to be registered. They reply was that unless we were engaged in political activities, had positions on things like women's rights or animal rights (a fairly long list), then we did not have to register.

So, it follows that if we don't have to register, a meeting of 10 men in a private home is OK.

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Re: Singapore laws I should be aware of

Postby JR8 » Thu, 18 Apr 2013 3:05 am

Strong Eagle wrote:So, it follows that if we don't have to register, a meeting of 10 men in a private home is OK.



Wah.... I'm so pathetically grateful to not be arrested for flagrantly and gratuitously simply having a bunch of mates over for beers and dinner.

Why are they so insecure? It's kinda like a trannie going out for evening, issuing demands ... 'Don't make any observations or insinuations about how I look, or you're done for. My demands are the only route, and entirely normal, you have been warned'.

So 1sts-worlds ah?

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 18 Apr 2013 3:14 am

JR8, from everything I have learned, from taxi drivers and everyone else, OSOD is spot on... it was to break up the triads and gangs when it all got started... and excuse to put the racketeers and extortionists in jail without actually having to charge them with being thugs.

Now, of course, it's all about maintaining "racial harmony"... can't have radical views pissing off some other minority... and thus, it all seethes below the surface.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 18 Apr 2013 3:52 am

Yes, thanks, makes sense. In that through the looking-glass way.


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Re: Singapore laws I should be aware of

Postby nakatago » Thu, 18 Apr 2013 7:59 am

JR8 wrote:
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:


It's for teenagers to practice their dance routine...with music piped from their iphones to speakers.

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Postby Hannieroo » Thu, 18 Apr 2013 8:07 am

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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.


I wouldn't dare smoke duty free. A guy in my husband's company picked up two packs for his wife in JB, 40 cigarettes not two cartons and left them on the dashboard completely forgetting about them. Went through customs and because he'd gone green they fined him and said if he did it again he was out of the country.

Maybe I'll figure out what I need and get somebody to bring them back for me. Dammit.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 18 Apr 2013 1:55 pm

Hannieroo wrote:I wouldn't dare smoke duty free. A guy in my husband's company picked up two packs for his wife in JB, 40 cigarettes not two cartons and left them on the dashboard completely forgetting about them. Went through customs and because he'd gone green they fined him and said if he did it again he was out of the country.

Maybe I'll figure out what I need and get somebody to bring them back for me. Dammit.


You cannot bring in any tobacco or alcohol when day-tripping to JB. There's even a limit on how much fuel you can have in your tank when you reenter SG...

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 18 Apr 2013 1:56 pm

JR8 wrote:
Hannieroo wrote:I wouldn't dare smoke duty free. A guy in my husband's company picked up two packs for his wife in JB, 40 cigarettes not two cartons and left them on the dashboard completely forgetting about them. Went through customs and because he'd gone green they fined him and said if he did it again he was out of the country.

Maybe I'll figure out what I need and get somebody to bring them back for me. Dammit.


You cannot bring in any tobacco or alcohol when day-tripping to JB. There's even a limit on how much fuel you can have in your tank when you reenter SG...


I thought the limit applies when you're on your way out of Singapore?

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 18 Apr 2013 2:11 pm

the lynx wrote:
JR8 wrote:
Hannieroo wrote:I wouldn't dare smoke duty free. A guy in my husband's company picked up two packs for his wife in JB, 40 cigarettes not two cartons and left them on the dashboard completely forgetting about them. Went through customs and because he'd gone green they fined him and said if he did it again he was out of the country.

Maybe I'll figure out what I need and get somebody to bring them back for me. Dammit.


You cannot bring in any tobacco or alcohol when day-tripping to JB. There's even a limit on how much fuel you can have in your tank when you reenter SG...


I thought the limit applies when you're on your way out of Singapore?


Yeah, 3/4ths of a tank or more. That's why people install hidden switches to trigger a full tank at inspection.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 18 Apr 2013 2:12 pm

the lynx wrote:I thought the limit applies when you're on your way out of Singapore?


Oops yes, you're right.

[The effect is the same. No maxing out on cheap MYn fuel].

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Postby QRM » Thu, 18 Apr 2013 2:33 pm

JR8 wrote:
the lynx wrote:I thought the limit applies when you're on your way out of Singapore?


Oops yes, you're right.

[The effect is the same. No maxing out on cheap MYn fuel].


Is it that cheap? I thought only Malaysian registered cars can buy the cheap cheap fuel.

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 18 Apr 2013 2:41 pm

QRM wrote:Is it that cheap? I thought only Malaysian registered cars can buy the cheap cheap fuel.


Only RON95 is allowed to Malaysian-registered cars.

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 18 Apr 2013 4:12 pm

QRM wrote:Is it that cheap? I thought only Malaysian registered cars can buy the cheap cheap fuel.


It's generally about the same in MYR per liter as it is in SGD per liter. And it's ~2.5 MYR to 1 SGD, so yeah. 40% the cost.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 18 Apr 2013 5:43 pm

the lynx wrote:
QRM wrote:Only RON95 is allowed to Malaysian-registered cars.


Bumi-fuel issit? :wink:


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