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what to bring from abroad?

Post by goders » Fri, 26 Apr 2013 4:29 pm

A friend of mine is moving to Singapore from the US and was asking for stuff that is hard to find or much more expensive in Singapore than in the US and should be brought with her.
Any ideas?

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Re: what to bring from abroad?

Post by scarbowl » Fri, 26 Apr 2013 5:10 pm

goders wrote:A friend of mine is moving to Singapore from the US and was asking for stuff that is hard to find or much more expensive in Singapore than in the US and should be brought with her.
Any ideas?
Almost everything is more expensive in Singapore. If you check the archives I believe this has been threaded before.

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Re: what to bring from abroad?

Post by the lynx » Fri, 26 Apr 2013 5:16 pm

goders wrote:A friend of mine is moving to Singapore from the US and was asking for stuff that is hard to find or much more expensive in Singapore than in the US and should be brought with her.
Any ideas?
If she has a baby, baby products are more expensive in Singapore.

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Post by durain » Fri, 26 Apr 2013 6:29 pm

maybe clothes, beddings, etc. please note singapore use different voltage to USA.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 26 Apr 2013 6:50 pm

durain wrote:maybe clothes, beddings, etc. please note singapore use different voltage to USA.
And different sized mattresses.

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Post by vanyali » Fri, 26 Apr 2013 7:36 pm

I don't buy anything here. The shopping is horrible. I buy books, clothes, select electronics and even toys from the US, online. Usually from Amazon.com. Anything you need to plug directly into the wall, buy from Amazon's UK website. In Singapore, even if you can find what you're looking for, the quality is always very poor. It's just not worth it.

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Post by durain » Fri, 26 Apr 2013 9:37 pm

vanyali wrote:I don't buy anything here. The shopping is horrible. I buy books, clothes, select electronics and even toys from the US, online. Usually from Amazon.com. Anything you need to plug directly into the wall, buy from Amazon's UK website. In Singapore, even if you can find what you're looking for, the quality is always very poor. It's just not worth it.
an apple is still an apple, right? :)

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Re: what to bring from abroad?

Post by JR8 » Fri, 26 Apr 2013 11:30 pm

goders wrote:A friend of mine is moving to Singapore from the US and was asking for stuff that is hard to find or much more expensive in Singapore than in the US and should be brought with her.
Any ideas?
You're posting on the 'IT/Electrical etc' board, is this the subject which you are querying, or is it more general?

p.s. I thought I'd replied to the question (in a general/food/clothing sense) yesterday, but it seems that reply was 'lost in the ether'. If you can clarify what your friend has in mind, I'll repeat my advice, if appropriate.

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